Police: Man made drunken threatsJuly 08,2014Man denies guilt
in Chopper incident
BENNINGTON — An Arlington man is being held on $1,000 bail after police said he threatened employees of Price Chopper supermarket in Manchester on July 2.
David E. Mears, 36, of Arlington, pleaded innocent in Bennington criminal court on Thursday to one misdemeanor count each of stalking, unlawful trespass and violating the conditions of his release from custody and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct for fighting.
In an affidavit, Officer Christopher Mason of the Manchester Police Department said he was dispatched around 10:50 a.m. July 2 to Price Chopper on Depot Street to check on a report of an allegedly intoxicated and disorderly man.
The store manager and assistant manager told police Mears had been in the store earlier and appeared to be intoxicated. The managers said he was yelling obscenities and making threats.
The managers told police Mears went into an area of the store that was not open to the public and wouldn’t leave the store when asked.
Mason said Mears submitted to a preliminary breath test which indicated his blood-alcohol content was 0.245 percent. Mears is under a court order that he not drink alcohol.
Mason said Mears made violent threats against him and other police officers.
Mears is being held at the Rutland jail.MORE IN This Just In
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