Peterborough Police Log: July 29, 2014


Monday, July 14

Accident: At 8:03 a.m., a 2000 Honda Civic, driven by Tod Stevenson, 30, of Hillsborough, ran into the back of a 1993 Dodge Dynasty, driven by William Bergmann, 64, of Greenfield, who was stopped with other traffic on Route 202 South for geese crossing the road. No one was injured. The Honda had front bumper damage and the Dodge had rear bumper damage. Both vehicles were driven away.

Tuesday, July 15

Burglary/criminal mischief: At 12:59 p.m., police received a report of juveniles coming out of a vacant building on Grove Street. The Fire Department responded for an alarm in the building and found the basement had been vandalized. Police discovered that forced entry had been made through an upstairs broken window and found extensive damage to the basement, with spray paint and cans of paint dumped onto floors.

Theft report: At 2:47 p.m., a resident reported his bicycle was stolen from downtown.

Accident: At 4:17 p.m., Gary Craycraft, 26, of Pittsfield, driving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup, was leaving the TD Bank parking lot on Grove Street when Max Gershield, 23, of Peterborough crossed in front of him on a bicycle. Gershield was biking southbound in the northbound travel lane, and Craycraft didn’t see him until they collided. Gershield was not injured. The truck had minor damage to the hood.

Assist: At 10:29 p.m., police assisted firefighters at Prescott Hill Apartments who were responding to a leaking propane tank.

Suspicious vehicle: At 11:28 p.m., a Prescott Hill Apartments tenant reported someone driving a vehicle around the building, parking, and then leaving again. Officers found it was a tenant teaching someone to drive.

Wednesday, July 16

Accident: At 9:13 a.m., Richard Scheinblum, 44, of Dublin was turning onto Parmelee Drive when his 2002 Volvo was rear-ended by a 2001 Honda Accord, driven by John Zimardo, 19, of Peterborough, police said. There was minor damage to the Volvo’s rear bumper, and the Honda had moderate damage to front bumper, grill and hood. No one was injured and both vehicles were driven away.

Arrest: At 5:30 p.m., police went to Prescott Hill Apartments after a tenant reported a man who had been in a verbal argument had refused to leave. Police spoke to the people involved and determined that no physical altercation had occurred. The man involved, Nicholas Grueter, 39, of Amherst was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with an Aug. 25 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Thursday, July 17

Accident: At 1:20 p.m., Mark Carter, 56, of Peterborough reported he hit a curb while backing out of a parking space on Jaffrey Road and tore the front bumper off his 2008 Mercedes. The car was not drivable and was towed.

Friday, July 18

Noise complaints: At 2:53 p.m., police went to a Cabana Drive residence after getting a complaint about loud music. The occupant agreed to turn the music down. Police went back to the residence at 3:22 p.m. after getting a second call about loud music. The homeowner was advised that if he turned his music up again, he would be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He said he understood.

Saturday, July 19

Shooting report: At 10:40 a.m., police went to Carley Road after a resident reported shots fired in the area. The source of the shots was a resident target practicing in a backyard who was shooting in a safe direction.

Accident: At 12:05 p.m., Stephen Chelminski, 82, of Antrim, driving a 2000 Honda CR-V southbound on Grove Street, ran into the back of a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Noelle Antonelli, 51, of Peterborough. The force of the impact pushed Antonelli’s car into a 1999 Ford F150 driven by Robert Churchfield, 45, of Hancock. No one was injured. The Honda had moderate front-bumper damage and the Volkswagen had heavy rear-end damage. The Ford was not damaged. All three vehicles were driven away.

Check the welfare: At 6:25 p.m., county dispatch received a call reporting a possibly suicidal person in Sharon who had gone into the woods with a gun. The Sharon resident was located on a hiking trail with an Airsoft replica gun, looking at the view and texting. He told police he was just playing head games with his girlfriend. He was given a ride home and released to his father.

Arrest: At 10:50 p.m., police attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 101 for alleged speeding. According to police, the driver attempted to flee and hide down a side road. The driver, a 17-year-old Peterborough boy, was arrested and charged with speeding and disobeying an officer. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with an Oct. 6 court date.

Arrest: At 11:46 p.m., after a traffic stop on Route 202 for alleged defective equipment, police arrested Hilary Aucoin, 45, of Cheltenham, Penn., and charged her with possession of drugs and transportation of drugs. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with an Oct. 6 court date.

Sunday, July 20

Arrest: At 11:44 p.m., after a traffic stop on Route 101 for alleged defective equipment, police arrested Dawn Shields, 46, of Chester, Vt., and charged her with operating after suspension. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with an Oct. 6 court date.

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