Wednesday, Aug. 13
Arrest: At 10:20 p.m., police responded to a report of an alleged assault in the parking lot of a Main Street business. Brett Ketchum, 22, of Hancock accused another man of assaulting him. During further conversation with Ketchum, he admitted the assault never occurred. Ketchum was arrested and charged with false report to law enforcement, and unsworn falsification. He was released on personal recognizance with a Sept. 4 court date.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Arrest: At 2 p.m., police observed two motor-driven cycles, one driven by Daniel S. Ouellette, 19, of Jaffrey, and the other by a 16-year old. They were pulled over. Both had been lectured about driving these vehicles on the road before. Ouellete was issued a summons for an unregistered bicycle and was given a court date of Sept. 4 at the Jaffrey court. Police spoke with them at length about the requirements for riding different motorized vehicles on the road.
Arrest: At 3:10 p.m., a Jaffrey resident came to the police station to seek assistance with ongoing issues she is having with Zachary Grant, 18, of Jaffrey. When she told Grant where she was going, he grabbed the steering wheel of the car to keep her from turning into the police station parking lot. A male New Ipswich resident was a passenger; after allegedly being repeatedly asked and refusing, he got out of the car. She filled out a written statement form and Grant was arrested and charged with reckless conduct; place another in danger; and criminal mischief (vandalism). Grant was released to a friend who resides in Greenville. Charges against the male passenger for criminal trespass will likely be forthcoming, police said.
Friday, Aug. 15
Arrest/warrant: At 7:54 p.m., Joshua S. Blanchette, 31, of Jaffrey was arrested on a warrant for default or breach of bail conditions (contempt); tampering with witnesses and informants (tampering); and prostitution and related offenses. He was taken to the House of Corrections and held as he had refused bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 18 at the 8th Circuit Court Jaffrey.
Arrest/warrant: At 8:07 p.m., Jadawyn E. Dombrowski, 36, and Sheila M. Cyganiewicz, 41, both of Worcester, Mass., turned themselves in on a warrant issued from the Jaffrey Police Department, each on charges of criminal mischief (vandalism) and taking without owner’s consent. They were each released on $1,500 personal recognizance with Sept. 4 court dates at the 8th Circuit Court Jaffrey.
Arrest/warrant: At 8:07 p.m., Zachary Joseph Cormier, 24, of Jaffrey turned himself in on a warrant issued from the Jaffrey Police Department for receiving stolen property. He was released on $15,000 personal recognizance with a Sept. 4 court date at the 8th Circuit Court Jaffrey.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Arrest: At 10:31 p.m., Brian M. Clark, 44, of Jaffrey called 911 stating that someone was knocking on his child’s window. He went out to investigate and further reported there were approximately 12 people in his driveway and an altercation, perhaps only verbal, was in progress. Police responded and found Clark and another man. Police gathered information from Clark and then heard a different account from two other residents who reported that Clark confronted them while armed with a shotgun. Police told Clark that they would investigate further. When Clark emerged from the house, he was holding a shotgun with both hands, pointed in the direction of the officers and advancing on them. Ultimately, he dropped the weapon and was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon; place another in danger; and criminal threatening (use of deadly weapon). He was held on $5,000 cash bail and transported to the Cheshire County House of Corrections. He has an Aug. 18 court date.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Summons: At 6:11 a.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident. Chrisandra Ann Chaffee, 33, of Lunenburg, Mass., had left a friend’s house in Winchendon, Mass., and was trying to drive home. She got lost and was looking at her cell phone when she hit a guard rail. She showed police the text message she was trying to read. There was significant damage to her vehicle and the guard rail was completely uprooted. She refused transport and her vehicle was towed. She was issued a summons for negligent driving with a Sept. 4 court date at the Jaffrey District Court. She was given a courtesy ride to Dunkin’ Donuts as no one was available to come get her at the time.