Plaistow Police Arrest North Reading Man Allegedly Waving a Knife Outside of Bar

Plaistow, N.H., Police Station. (Courtesy photograph.)

Plaistow, N.H., police arrested a North Reading man late Sunday night after receiving reports of a man waving a knife in the parking lot of a local restaurant.

Derek Vadala was charged with felony reckless conduct, felony criminal threatening, misdemeanor disorderly conduct and misdemeanor simple assault.

Police went to Crow’s Nest Bar & Grill, 181 Plaistow Road, at 11:08 p.m. Witnesses told police Vadala was being disruptive. Security employees asked Vadala to leave when he allegedly brandished the weapon and threatened them. It was also alleged that Vadala “chest bumped” a security employee, police said.

Vadala was located a short distance away by Officer Edward Barrasso who conducted a motor vehicle stop and made the arrest. A knife was found in his clothing. Police said Vadala was not cooperative and was taken to Rockingham County Jail where he refused the services of a bail commissioner.

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