New Ipswich police logs: Jan 23, 2014
Friday, Jan. 3
Assist: At 6:59 a.m., police assisted police with a structure fire on 76 Stowell Rd. The New Ipswich Fire department has not yet determined a cause of the fire.
Road Hazard: At 11:43 a.m., police contacted the Highway Department to plow, salt and sand the Tricnit Road area where water had been taken for the fire of Stowell Road and was creating hazardous conditions.
Saturday, Jan. 4
Domestic disturbance: At 3:37 p.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance on Davis Village Road, where it was reported that a man was damaging property. Upon arrival, police spoke with an intoxicated man who had broken a shelf. Police calmed the situation. No charges were filed.
Motor vehicle accident: At 6:35 p.m., Deborah Bergeron reported that her vehicle had been struck while parked at Pizza Haven Too. Police responded and investigated. Bergeron told police that the other driver took off. The only description of the vehicle was a white panel van, which had taken off on Main Street towards Ashby Road.
Sunday, Jan. 5
Suspicious activity: At 9:20 a.m., while police were observing traffic, a resident reported seeing smoke coming from Ashby Road, and that it did not look right. Police responded and met with the property owner, who advised he was burning something in his yard, and that his house was fine.
Monday, Jan. 6
Animal complaint: At 2:04 p.m., a resident dropped off a stray dog at the police station. The dog was a female shepherd mix, wearing a red collar with a Rindge license, that had been found in the roadway by Blueberry Acres on Turnpike Road. Police contacted Rindge Police Department to get information on the owner. A message was left with the new owner of the animal, who lives in New Ipswich, and the owner came to pick up the dog.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Road Hazard: At 2:50 p.m., police were advised of beer bottles in the road near the Route 124 and Nashua Road intersection. Police removed the bottles from the roadway.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Animal complaint: At 12:15 p.m., an Ashlawn Farm Road resident advised police of a stray gray and white dog with blue eyes in her yard. The dog had what appeared to be an electric fence collar but no tags.
Animal complaint: At 1:05 p.m., a Ashby Road resident called to report a gray and white Australian Shepherd with blue eyes, with what appears to be recent surgery on its right back leg. Police took possession of the dog, and were unable to locate the owner. The dog was transported to the Humane Society for safe keeping. At approximately 5:15 p.m., the owner contacted police in search of his dog. Police advised the owner of the dog’s location and advised him to license his dog.
Arrest: At 3:58 p.m., while patrolling on Temple Road, police attempted to stop Jarrett Sikkila, 21, of New Ipswich for speed. After activating both emergency lights and siren, Sikkila’s vehicle allegedly increased speed. Police found the vehicle at 106 Greenbrier Rd., and arrested Sikkila, charging him with disobeying a police officer and reckless operation. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date of Feb. 4 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.
Saturday, Jan. 11
Noise: At 11:45 p.m., police investigated a complaint of fireworks going off after 10 p.m. on Academy Road. Police spoke with the residents who ignited the fireworks to celebrate the New England Patriots playoff win and issued a warning.
Sunday, Jan. 12
Be on the lookout: At 12:08 p.m., at the request of the Rindge Police Department, police issued a be-on-the-lookout for a white pick up truck with a male driver wearing a baseball cap. The truck had allegedly been involved in a crash in Rindge and left the scene with front left fender damage. Police checked the area but did not locate the truck.