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N.H. man allegedly tried to fight police officer

By Staff | Jun 12, 2019

MANCHESTER — At 5:10 p.m. Monday, Community Policing Officer Anna Marie Martin was on a bike patrol on when she allegedly saw two men coming out of Bunny’s Market with beer.

The men sat down in an alleyway off Elm Street and Martin saw them drinking beer.

She rode over to them, prepared to give them each a citation for drinking in public.

One of the men, later identified as 56-year-old Dennis Delisle, allegedly refused to give the officer any identification and swore at her.

Delisle allegedly got up and tried to walk past the officer. When she tried to hold him back, he allegedly became increasingly hostile. Delisle allegedly began to posture as though he was about to fight.

Another officer arrived to assist. When the two tried to handcuff Delisle, he allegedly began to struggle, trying to hit Martin.

When officers brought him to the ground, he allegedly ended up pushing so hard the handcuffs went flying into the alleyway. Another officer and a K-9 arrived. At that point, Delisle calmed a bit.

However, he still allegedly made threats to punch Martin in the face. He was handcuffed and taken back to headquarters for booking.

During fingerprinting, he allegedly attempted to strike an officer, refused to listen, and began to struggle again.

Officers tried to put him in handcuffs again, but he allegedly resisted to the point that a Taser was deployed. With this and the combined effort of four police officers, the handcuffs were successfully put on Delisle.

Delisle was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, criminal threatening, and obstructing government administration. He will be arraigned in Manchester Circuit Court on July 16.


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