Jaffrey police log: April 24, 2014
Thursday, April 17
Motor vehicle accident: At 8:01 a.m., police responded to Mountain Road for report of a two-car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival police found one of the operator’s, Richard Dwinell, 64, Fitzwilliam, on the ground but conscious and aware. Dwinell appeared to have a broken ankle. Dwinell told police he was traveling eastbound when he struck a patch of ice, lost control, and hit another vehicle, driven by Clarita Wallen, 51, of Jaffrey. Wallen appeared to have injuries to her feet or ankle. Wallen stated that she was traveling westbound when another vehicle entered her lane, and struck her vehicle. Both Dwinell and Wallen were transported to Monadnock Community Hospital, were treated, and then both were transported to another hospital. The vehicles involved struck nearly head on, police said. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. Wallen’s vehicle also struck a guardrail after the initial impact, causing significant damage to the guardrail.
Friday, April 18
Arrest: At 1:37 a.m., at the intersection of River Street and Gilmore Pond Road, police stopped a vehicle for a defective headlight. The operator, David Miller, 50, of Troy, allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol at the Lab’n Lager, and was arrested and charged with DWI. Miller was released on $1,000 personal recognizance, with a court date of May 1 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.
Motor vehicle accident: At 9:27 a.m., Tom Lambert of the Jaffrey Water Department went to the Police Department to report recent damage to one of the Old Sharon Road fire hydrants. He said the damage was recent and most likely occurred sometime yesterday. Police located the hydrant and it appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was likely a larger dualie-type vehicle. Police spoke with personnel at the New England Wood Pellet about the accident, but they had no leads. Police checked the area for larger trucks but found none with recent damage. Police were able to obtain suspect information. The case is currently under investigation at this time.
Phone complaint: At 2 p.m., police received a call from a Millipore employee who said that Matthew Nevers, 29, of Jaffrey violated a restraining order. The caller stated that Nevers was at Millipore at 1 p.m. that day to attend a meeting, however, Nevers is required to notify the caller at least 24 hours prior if Nevers is going to be at Millipore while she is in the building. The caller stated that she received a text message from Nevers at 11:54 p.m. the night before, indicating that Nevers would be at Millipore. When Nevers arrived at Millipore, he was escorted off the property. Nevers went to the Police Department and gave a statement. He admitted to sending the text message only 13 hours prior to the meeting. Nevers was arrested and charged with two counts of contempt of court. Nevers was released on $10,000 personal recognizance with a court date of April 22 at the Keene District Court.
Arrest: At 10:39 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on River Street by the Rindge town line for a plate light out and for yellow-line violations. Wile police spoke with the operator, Derek Estola, 36, of New Ipswich, they observed an open container of alcohol and noticed an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Subsequently, police arrested Estola and charged him with DWI, driving after revocation or suspension, possession of controlled/narcotic drugs, transportation of liquor, default or breach of bail conditions and yellow-line violations. Estola was released on $1,500 personal recognizance, with a court date of May 1 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.
Saturday, April 19
Motor vehicle accident: At 10:52 a.m., police responded to an accident on Great Road with injuries. The operator, Vivienne Baer, 90, of Jaffrey, told police she was traveling west on Great Road when her vehicle went off the north side of the roadway. The vehicle subsequently struck a group of trees, causing moderate to heavy damage to the front passenger side area. Baer said told police she was not sure why she crashed. She stated that at one moment she was driving along and the next moment she was up against a tree. It appeared to police that Baer may have passed out at one point while driving. Baer sustained a cut and bruising to her nose area. She was treated at the scene but refused transportation to the hospital via ambulance. Baer’s vehicle was towed from the scene.