MANCHESTER, NH – Officer Brian Fleming and Officer Michael DeJoy of the Patrol Division responded to a call involving a firearm at 102 Conant St. around 7:50 p.m. April 18.
The officers spoke with the 31-year-old alleged victim who told police she was visiting a friend residing in the building. The victim pulled into the driveway behind another vehicle, which was occupied by Melissa Cerullo, 36, of Manchester.
Cerullo allegedly exited her car and engaged in an argument with the victim before pointing a handgun at her. Both women are familiar with one another. Cerullo claimed the woman spat on her, so she pulled out a Smith and Wesson .380 and pointed it at the victim’s chest. A resident inside the building heard the victim screaming, so she exited the first-floor apartment. Upon exiting, she observed a red laser pointed at the victim’s chest as Cerullo pointed the gun toward the victim.
All parties were separated by the time police arrived on scene.
Cerullo was arrested and charged with reckless conduct (felony) and scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on April 19, 2017. She was unable to post the $5,000 cash/surety bail. The handgun, which had a laser sight affixed to the rail, was located inside Cerullo’s vehicle. The fully loaded weapon was seized and placed into evidence.