Peterborough Police Log: May 23, 2013


Monday, May 13

Accident: At 7:01 p.m, a 2003 Hyundai Elantra driven by Melissa M. Frechette, 24, of Pelham, Mass., crossed over from the southbound lane of Route 202 near New Hampshire Ball Bearings and went off the road, hitting a utility pole. Police said Frechette apparently fell asleep while driving. She was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital, where she was treated and released. The car, which appeared to be a total loss, was towed. Route 202 was shut down for several hours, then reopened for one lane of traffic.

Domestic issue: At 9:45 p.m., a resident reported that his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend had confronted him at a local business a couple of hours earlier and had been harassing him. Police found that no crime had occurred.

Complaint: At 10:04 p.m., after getting a report of a Volkwagen Golf being driven erratically on Route 101, police located the car and issued a summons for speeding to the driver, a 20-year-old New Ipswich man.

Tuesday, May 14

Complaint: At 12:15 a.m., a man spoke to police about ongoing issues with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend. The people were advised to have no further contact with each other.

Suspicious incident: At 4:15 p.m., a Stone Ridge Drive resident reported noticing a burned spot on latticework trellis along the foundation of her house and some burnt newspapers at the location.

Assist: At 4:38 p.m., police assisted library workers with a patron who was upset over a lost car key.

Theft report: At 5:58 p.m., a resident reported that a man who had been driving an older white Thunderbird attempted to break into her vehicle while it was parked at the town beach on Cunningham Pond. She said another vehicle had been broken into, but police had received no other theft reports.

Arrest: At 11:08 p.m., following a traffic stop on Concord Street near Sand Hill Road, police arrested Marc H. Levensailor, 29, of Rindge and charged him with aggravated driving while intoxicated. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a May 30 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Wednesday, May 15

Complaint: At 7:45 a.m., police spoke to a 43-year-old Troy man who was holding a sign near the intersection of routes 202 and 136. He was advised that he could not block traffic on the road or pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Arrest: At 8:10 p.m., after getting a complaint about a suspicious person who had been seen hanging around the apartment complex on Southfield Lane, police arrested Jay Frederick Parker, 49, of Peterborough, putting him into protective custody as he was allegedly highly intoxicated. Parker was taken to Valley Street Jail in Manchester.

Thursday, May 16

Truant student: At 1:39 p.m., ConVal High School officials reported a 16-year-old student from Antrim had left the school. Police checked the area but didn’t located the girl. At 2:44 p.m., the school reported that she had been found and was at the school with her mother.

Accident: At 2:33 p.m., police went to Route 202 near Hunt Road after a three-car accident. Nathan Sullivan, 16, of Peterborough, who had been driving southbound on Route 202 in a 2000 Volkswagen Passat, stopped for traffic near the intersection with Hunt Road. A 2000 Audi, driven by Emily Garland, 16, of Peterborough, stopped behind Sullivan’s car. A 2009 Nissan Versa driven by Sara Clemens, 16, of Peterborough ran into the back of Garland’s car, pushing it into Sullivan’s car. Garland suffered a minor arm injury and was taken by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital, where she was treated and released. Garland’s car had damage to both the front and rear end. Clemens’ car had moderate front-end damage, and Sullivan’s car had damage to the rear bumper. All three cars were towed.

Arson investigation: At 5:20 p.m., police went to Depot Street after getting a report that a bulletin board was on fire. Firefighters had put the fire out by the time police arrived. Police said a similar fire had been set at the bulletin board of a nearby business a few weeks earlier.

Tree down: At 5:30 p.m., police and a motorist opened one lane of Old Jaffrey Road after a large maple tree fell across the road. The Highway Department was contacted to remove the rest of the tree.

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