Police: Manchester officers assaulted by NH woman during welfare check
MANCHESTER — Two Manchester police officers were assaulted following a call for a welfare check early Saturday morning, police said.
According to the officers involved, when they arrived at the apartment on Rimmon Street in Manchester they heard a female screaming and the sound of things being thrown around inside the apartment.
They knocked on the door and Amanda Marusarz, 33, opened the door and then slammed it closed upon seeing the officers. The officers continued to knock on the door and told Marusarz that they were there to check on her well-being.
Marusarz opened the door a second time and kicked one of the officers in the chest, knocking them down a few steps onto a landing, police said. The other officer on scene then began to arrest Marusarz.
While being arrested and being taken to a transport vehicle Marusarz kicked both officers and refused to cooperate, police said.
Police investigated the apartment to find several broken items along with holes in the wall and said that Marusarz was the only one in the apartment at the time of the arrest.
Marusarz was taken to Hillsborough County jail and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She was arraigned in Manchester district court Tuesday.