Merrimack man charged with domestic assault after stealing booze from liquor store, police say

Police arrested a man Friday, April 4, they said assaulted a family member, stole a car and then stole booze from a state liquor store.

Police were called to a condominium complex a little after 1:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a domestic assault. A victim there said they refused to give Robert Deangelis, 35, their keys because they thought he was too drunk to drive, police said.

Deangelis then reportedly grabbed the person and took the car keys from their pocket and left, police said.

Police were then called to a New Hampshire State Liquor Store were an employee reported that a man matching Deangelis’ description had walked into the store, took a bottle of liquor and left, police said.

Police found Deangelis at the original condominium where he was arrested and charged with domestic violence: simple assault, operating under the influence of liquor, theft by unauthorized taking, robbery, operating after suspension and on a warrant out of Merrimack district court, police said.

Deangelis was held on $5,000 cash bail and arraigned at Merrimack district court, police said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE