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Numerous arrests made, warrant issued

Police have arrested a Peterborough man and confiscated weapons following a domestic violence call, as well as two men on drug and alcohol charges. They’ve also issued an arrest warrant charging a former Summer Street man with failure to register as a sex offender.

At 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, according to Police Chief Scott Guinard, police went to a Greenfield Road residence in response to a domestic violence call. Police arrested Robert Kiehn, 48, of Peterborough and charged him with two counts of criminal threatening, false imprisonment, obstructing the report of a crime and simple assault. Kiehn was released on $10,000 personal recognizance, with a May 5 court date. As a condition of his bail, Guinard said, Kiehn was required to surrender any firearms and police returned to the residence and seized numerous weapons — both long guns, including one assault rifle, and handguns — and a supply of ammunition.

At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, an officer conducting a routine property check located a vehicle parked in back of a building at Noone Falls off Route 202 South. After investigating, police arrested Seth Amrich, 20, of Peterborough and charged him with possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and transportation of alcohol. Police also arrested Gary Benintendi, 20, of Keene and charged him with possession of alcohol. Amrich and Benintendi were each released on $1,000 personal recognizance, with court dates in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, on March 5. Two other men — Evin Tracy, 19, of Hancock and Alex Carpenter, 18, of Peterborough — were taken into protective custody and later released to their parents.

Police have also issued as arrest warrant for William E. Townley, 55, who at one time lived on Summer Street in Peterborough. He is charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Guinard said Townley had registered years ago and later moved to another town. When a sex offender is planning to move, Guinard said, he is required to notify police in the community where he lives, who will prepare paperwork to forward to the community where the offender is moving. Once the person moves into the new community, he must register within a given time. Guinard said police had confirmed that Townley was back in Peterborough, and he had not registered, so a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 924-8050.

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