Friday March 29 is Safe Commute Day – Drive Safe! A Message from the MPD

Community: Friday, March 29, 2013 is Safe Commute Day – Please Drive Safely

The Manchester Police Department Traffic Unit would like to advise all residents that this Friday, March 29, 2013 is Safe Commute Day. The Traffic Enforcement Unit will be conducting enforcement activities as part of a State wide effort during the morning and afternoon commute in an effort to increase the traffic safety for all drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Although tomorrow’s enforcement action is an enhanced effort, drivers should be aware that our Enforcement Officers work diligently on a daily basis to alleviate traffic complaints through concentrated enforcement of the motor vehicle laws throughout Manchester.

Please remember, safety starts with you! Always pay attention to the road, limit your distractions, and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. The Manchester Police Department hopes that everyone has a safe commute tomorrow and everyday.

Submitted by Sergeant Vincent – Traffic Unit

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at