July 14, 2024

Native Information

Paul Lopez, 36, of Manchester, New Hampshire, is going through a number of fees.

A New Hampshire man is going through a number of fees after police say he broke right into a church this week after which allegedly strangled a police K9 and bit an officer who responded to the scene. 

Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, mentioned officers responded to Our Girl of the Cedars Church on Mitchell Road round 9 p.m. on Sunday for a burglar alarm being activated. The primary officer to reach on the church noticed a person, later recognized as 36-year-old Paul Lopez of Manchester, banging on a window from the within. The officer then known as extra regulation enforcement to the scene. 

As the extra officers arrived, police mentioned Lopez may very well be heard screaming contained in the church and he allegedly didn’t adjust to PA bulletins from the officers on the scene, asking him to come back out. The officers known as in for K9 help, and a New Hampshire State Trooper arrived with a canine. 

“Lopez was given warnings that the canine was current, however he continued to yell and shout expletives, refusing to exit the constructing,” police mentioned. 

The canine went into the constructing, and police mentioned Lopez grabbed the animal and began strangling it. 

“Officers had been finally capable of take Lopez into custody after important issue, which led to 1 officer being critically bitten by Lopez and an officer and trooper additionally being assaulted by him,” police mentioned. 

Lopez was arrested and charged with housebreaking, second diploma assault, easy assault, animal cruelty – police canine or horses, resisting arrest/detention severe bodily harm, and resisting arrest.