Felon With Semi-Automatic Gun And Drugs Runs From Police
Armed Felon From Berlin Runs From Police And Is Apprehended Quickly
MANCHESTER, NH - A Berlin, NH man tried to flee from Manchester Police officers Tuesday afternoon on Beech St. He was quickly apprehended and placed in custody.
Officers found he was in possession of a semi-automatic handgun and multiple kinds of drugs packaged for sale according to MPD Lt. Matthew Barter.
The incident began when officers were patrolling the area of Bronstein Park and attempted to stop Michael Grover, 33 from Berlin, NH for bicycle riding violations.
Police say Grover attempted to evade officers by riding his bicycle down an alleyway and between buildings. Officer Martens gave chase on foot and Grover fell off his bike between two homes on Merrimack St. Grover got up, began running, and discarded a backpack he was wearing. Officer Martens caught up to Grover, tackled him, and took him into custody.
Officers located the backpack that Grover discarded a short distance away. Inside the backpack was a 9mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with 14 rounds, multiple individual packages of suspected crack cocaine and suspected heroin, as well as over $2200 in cash.
Grover has previously been convicted of felony drug violations and burglary between 2010 and 2018. These violations qualified Grover as an Armed Career Criminal under New Hampshire law. Manchester Police has arrested Grover over 20 times for various violations in the past.
Grover was charged with
-Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor
-Felon in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, a Class B Felony
-Armed Career Criminal, a Special Felony
-Felonious Use of a Firearm, a Class B Felony
-2 Counts of Possession of a Controlled Drug with intent to sell, both class B Felonies
-Criminal Mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor (a car window was broken when Grover was taken into custody)
Grover is due to be arraigned in Hillsborough County Superior Court today on these charges and allegations.