.

Melrose Man Arrested in New Hampshire

The following information comes from the Manchester (N.H.) Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

James Brietzke. Photo credit: Manchester (N.H.) Police Department
James Brietzke. Photo credit: Manchester (N.H.) Police Department

A 34-year-old Melrose man was arrested Saturday night in Manchester, N.H., and charged with possessing burglarious tools and driving with a suspended/revoked license.

Manchester police approached James Brietzke, as someone reported a suspicious vehicle, his white Ford Ranger, near Manchester’s Fair Point Communications, which has had a couple recent thefts of copper cable.

[Editor's note: A relative of Brietzke said Brietzke has never lived at the Melrose address supplied by police.]

In both thefts, thousands of dollars of copper cable was taken after someone gained entry by cutting a chain-linked fence. A vehicle matching Brietzke’s Ranger can be seen on surveillance footage at the time of both thefts, according to police.

After Brietzki consented to a search of his vehicle, officers found numerous bolt cutters, masks, gloves and multiple changes of clothes, police said. Brietzki has a history of arrests involving burglaries, according to police.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »