MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A dropped day planner led police to a burglary suspect after a resident reported seeing the burglar in his daughter's room, police said.
Police were called to a Pine Street apartment Thursday night by a resident who reported that a strange man broke into his apartment and went into his daughter's bedroom. Police said they don't believe the burglar was targeting the girl.
Investigators said the burglar dropped an important clue that led them to identify Michael Noyer, 45, as a suspect.
"Specifically, a day planner with an unemployment check with his name on it, and we were able to quickly track him down to his residence," Capt. Gerald Lessard said.
Police said the resident woke up to noises coming from his daughter's bedroom. The resident thought it was a cat, but he found Noyer hiding behind a door, police said. The resident tried to pin Noyer behind the door while the girl's mother called 911, police said.
After finding the day planner and unemployment check, police went to Noyer's apartment. They saw him riding a bicycle, and when they yelled at him to stop, he ran inside the building.
"For a brief moment, knowing the officer was attempting to detain him, he attempted to flee, but he was quickly captured," Lessard said.
Police said that while inside his apartment, Noyer tried to hide some oxycodone inside a hole in the bathroom wall.
Noyer's bail was set at $10,000 cash or surety.