The Manchester Police Department arrested the wrong guy for last week’s armed robbery at Han’s Food Mart and the assault on its eighty one year old owner Young Hun Yun. Manchester Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Ford, Jr. of Hooksett and the Hooksett Police Department located and arrested him the next day.
According to a press release issued by the M P D, after Ford was arrested, new information came to light that led to another person of interest. Photojournalist Jeffrey Hastings reported that police watching surveillance video of the crimes noticed a tattoo they knew to be unique to thirty year old Jason Crawford of 2 8 7 Lake Ave. The department said a violent struggle took place as officers arrived at the address to arrest Crawford for the crimes. One detective sustained a serious, but non-life threatening, injury. Crawford, who had other outstanding warrants for his arrest, was also charged with felony resisting arrest.
The charges for First Degree Assault and armed robbery against Ford were nol prossed in Manchester District Court. He will, however, still need to answer charges related to the other outstanding warrants against him. Should you hanve any information about the crimes committed at Han’s Food Mart, please call Manchester Police Department Detective Division at 7 9 2 5 5 0 0, or Manchester Crimeline at 6 2 4 4 0 4 0 where you can provide an anonymous tip.
The town of Merrimack is reminding folks it will have three polling places beginning with tomorrow’s primary. The voter checklist at each polling place is based on the voter’s last registered address. Those who have moved within the town, or just want to call and ask where their supposed to vote, are asked to call the Town Clerk’s Office at 4 2 4 3 6 5 1 as your assigned polling place may be different than the place you voted before the town went to one location. The polling places are at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School, Merrimack Middle School and St. John Neumann Church. We’ve posted a link provided by the town where people can check their polling place on line.
The U S House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow victims of the Nine Eleven attacks to sue Saudi Arabia in United States courts. Supporters say the bill will allow victims to seek justice against nations that sponsor terrorism. The current occupant of the White House has threatened to veto the bill, saying it will damage our nation’s relations with Saudi Arabia and other allies around the world. Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Rubens issued the following statement following a rather lopsided vote in favor of the bill on Friday. Quote
It’s time for U.S. policy to stop the Saudis from funding terror ideology. Legal loopholes are now being closed so that Americans can seek justice against those who are complicit in spreading worldwide the toxic ideology that gave rise to Islamic terrorism. I’m optimistic that an Obama veto will be overridden due to overwhelming voice votes in both the Senate and House.
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First District Congressman Frank Guinta, Republican from Manchester, issued a statement commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the Nine Eleven terror attack, which took more lives than any attack on American soil. Said Guinta quote:
Brave Granite Staters, members of the New Hampshire National Guard, are right now deployed in foreign conflict zones, fighting terrorists abroad to prevent another attack like the one we experienced fifteen years ago. Today is a day to honor their service and sacrifice, as well as all those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. More recent events in Chattanooga, San Bernardino and Orlando are stark reminders of persistent Islamic terrorism that requires greater resolve, clearer purpose and stronger action. We must never forget.
Guinta revisited the Global War on Terror Monument site at the N H State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen to pay his respects, after participating in the 9/ 11 Memorial Stair Climb in Manchester, where teams re-enacted the climb of firefighters who lost their lives at the World Trade Center.
According to a press release sent by the Manchester School District late last week, teachers, parents and other members of the community (those would be taxpayers, for some reason they can’t say that word over there) are invited to an open forum to offer input and ask questions about redistricting. Ward Four school board member Leslie Want, who Chairs the board’s Special Committee on Redistricting said hearing from the public is a critical part of the process. Quote:
Questions and comments from parents and teachers will give us more insight and further our efforts to best accomplish the goals we’ve set as a committee.
What she didn’t say, of course, is that the committee has already voted to recommend nearly twenty million dollars in new buildings and additions to facilitate redistricting, so folks should keep that in mind when they go to offer their thoughts at the meeting, which is tonight at six o’clock in the Aldermanic Chambers on the third floor of City Hall.
Primary Day is tomorrow in the Granite State. All state, county and federal offices will be on the ballot. Be sure to check your city or town Web site for all the details you need to vote before you head to the polls. Primaries will decided the fates of Republican candidates in races for governor, U S. Senate, and Congress in both districts. Democrats will only decide the fate of candidates for governor, there being no other race for major office. Numerous primaries for Executive Council, State Senate, State Representative and county offices will also be decided.
That’s news from our own backyard! Girard at Large hour ___ is next!