Woman bites fellow passenger in MPD wagon after separate arrests

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MANCHESTER, NH –  A city woman allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol bit another woman after both were arrested Oct. 14 in separate incidents.


At approximately 9:30 p.m.  Tamara Giuffrida, 44, of Manchester, was accused of concealing $352-worth of merchandise from Rite Aid, 1631 Elm Street. Loss Prevention officers contacted police while the Giuffrida was still inside the store. Upon arrival, Officer Matthew McDonald located and arrested Giuffrida, who was charged with attempted theft by unauthorized taking. She allegedly  had various items inside of her handbag in an attempt to conceal them. She was placed in the back of the transport wagon en route to police headquarters when a second woman was picked up on a separate, unrelated charge.

The second woman was arrested at approximately 10:15 p.m. in the area of Seven Days Market, 360 Union St. The woman, Pamela Singh, 44 of Manchester, was allegedly acting disorderly and swearing at people inside of the market. Detective Morgan Lovejoy arrived on scene and spoke with Singh, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs, police said.

Singh continued yelling and swearing at people walking by the store once she was brought outside. Officer Matt Mara arrived on scene and assisted officers in directing Singh to vacate the area, but she allegedly refused and was placed into custody.

She attempted to pull away from the officers as they placed her into handcuffs, fell to the ground and placed her hands under her stomach as she refused to be handcuffed.

They eventually subdued her and placed her into handcuffs and secured her in the back of the transport wagon.

Singh continued to act aggressively inside of the transport wagon and allegedly bit Giuffrida on her left shoulder. Giuffrida was treated for her injury and released on a summons. She will appear in the 9th Circuit Court in Manchester on November 18, 2015.

Singh was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest or detention and assaults by a prisoner (felony) for biting another prisoner. She was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court in Manchester on October 15, 2015.

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