Peterborough Police Log: April 8, 2014


Friday, March 28

Arrest: At 9:46 a.m., Paula Peieur, 51, of Peterborough turned herself in on a warrant for charging her with theft by unauthorized taking. She was released on $1,500 personal recognizance with a court date on May 5 in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Hit and run: At 5:53 p.m., an 18-year-old Dublin resident reported that her 2002 Volvo had been hit in the parking lot at the Big Apple store and the driver left the scene. The car had damage to the front bumper.

Accident: At 6:29 p.m., Denise Sheldon, 53, of Jaffrey hit a deer on Route 202 near Community Lane. Her 2008 Dodge Caliber had moderate damage to the front passenger’s side door and a broken side mirror. It was driven away and the deer was removed.

Accident: At 6:40 p.m., Nicholas Grueter, 39, of Amherst was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer west on Route 101 near Bass Road when he ran into the back of a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jason Dick, 33, of Troy. Grueter’s 2000 Chevrolet Blazer had moderate front-end damage, and Dick’s vehicle did not have any visible damage. Both were driven away.

Report: At 10:51 p.m., a 17-year-old girl from New Ipswich reported that she had driven over several tires that had been left in the roadway on Route 124 in Sharon. Her car had minimal damage and no one was injured. Police observed fresh footprints near the area of the accident but were unable to locate anyone.

Sunday, March 29

Arrest: At 4:50 a.m., police received a report of an assault at Riverview Apartments. A woman said a man had threatened to kill himself with a rifle and an argument took place when the woman grabbed the rifle in an attempt to get it away from the man. The woman said she had been pushed through a door and the rifle hit her shoulder, causing scratches and a bruise. The woman said she was also grabbed around the neck and choked by the man. Police arrested the alleged assailant, David LaChance, 29, of Peterborough and charged him with second degree assault and reckless conduct. Bail was set at $3,500 cash and $10,000 personal recognizance. LaChance could not post bail and was taken to Valley Street Jail in Manchester. He was scheduled to appear in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, on March 31.

Theft reports: At 9:45 a.m., police opened an investigation after getting reports that checks stolen from a Governors Square residence had been forged and passed at several area banks.

Arrest: At 10:45 p.m., after getting a report that a car had been driven onto a lawn on Summer Street, police arrested Marilyn Leahy, 81, of Peterborough and charged her with driving while intoxicated. Leahy allegedly drove a 2006 Buick Lucerne onto a lawn while leaving her driveway. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with an April 7 court date and was given a ride home.

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