Police: Burglary suspect caught after running across NH interstate to evade police
MANCHESTER — Manchester police arrested a man after he allegedly tried to rob a woman's home and fled on foot across Interstate 293 to avoid police.
Manchester police were called to 655 Coolidge Ave. at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for a burglary in progress after a woman arrived home to find a man running through her backyard.
The homeowner told police she went to check the basement door and realized it had been damaged. Nothing was taken from the home.
She was able to provide a description of the man to police, saying the suspect was a Caucasian man, about 60-years-old, wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt. The suspect jumped the fence and continued running west, police said.
A suspect matching the description was found on Eddy Road a short time later, police said.
The officer attempted to stop the suspect, later identified as Kempton Doyle, 55, of Manchester, but he allegedly continued running easterly across both lanes of Interstate 293. The officer then apprehended Doyle in the breakdown lane.
He was taken to the police station and charged with resisting arrest/detention and burglary.
Doyle was arraigned in Manchester district court Thursday. He is being held on $20,000 cash or surety bail and is next scheduled to appear on court May 23 at 8:30 a.m.