Child Endangerment Investigation - Second Arrest Made
MANCHESTER, NH — Manchester police responded to 141 West St. on Feb. 10 for a report of a child requiring medical attention.
When police arrived, no one answered the door, but officers could hear a child inside. Officers were concerned for the safety of the child, police breached the door.
Inside, officers located a man sitting on a bed with two young children. It was determined that the man, identified as Raymond Punturier, 33, had made the call. However, he was talking incoherently and was unable to give police any information, according to police.
In the bedroom where the children were found, officers saw more than 100 needles, many of which were uncapped, according to a report. The needles were scattered on the nightstand and floor and a few were even on the bed where the children were laying, police said. Officers also reported finding other drug paraphernalia in the room, according to a report.
Punturieri was arrested on two felony counts of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, two felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child, simple assault-domestic, criminal threatening-domestic, and resisting arrest. He also had an outstanding warrant from another agency. Punturieri was without bail at the time of the arrest, his current bail status is unknown at this time.
The children were removed from the apartment and taken to a local hospital. Police later made contact with the children’s mother, Tiffany Albert. Through the investigation, police learned that Albert had left the apartment approximately 6 hours prior to police arriving.
Tiffany Albert, 25 was arrested by Manchester Police on Monday.
Albert is accused of two felony counts of reckless conduct and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Albert was held on Preventative Detention and will be arraigned on Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court.
If you have any information regarding this incident, call the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711. You may also contact the Manchester Police Crime Line at 603-624-4040 to provide an anonymous crime tip.