New Ipswich Police Logs: July 11, 2013
Friday, June 28
Missing Person: At 12:36 p.m., a resident called to advise police that his mentally challenged 19-year-old daughter had gone missing at some point between 8 and 11 a.m. Her parents thought she might be headed either to Lunenburg, Mass., where they bring her to swim, or to the McDonald’s in Jaffrey. The girl was located unharmed by her family at 1:26 p.m. in the family car, waiting to go swimming.
Police information: At 12:41 p.m., police were advised by a resident that her 2005 Hyundai Sonata had died on Ashby Road, close to Ashburnham Road. The car was to be removed by private tow.
Animal complaint: At 2:39 p.m., police were advised of a black dog chasing cars in the area of Turnpike Road. Police checked the area but could not locate the dog.
Saturday, June 29
Shots fired: At 2:20 p.m., police were notified by a Main Street resident of someone shooting a gun, sounding as if it were behind his house. Police made contact with a resident, who is known to have a shooting range, next to the Main Street cemetery and confirmed the resident was target shooting on his range, more than 300 feet from any house and was shooting in a safe direction.
Shots fired: At 7:15 p.m., Temple police received a complaint of someone shooting a gun near their home on Kenneybeck Road. After investigation, the shooter was determined to be in New Ipswich on the end of Kenneybeck Road. Police made contact with the shooter, who was target shooting in a safe manner.
Sunday, June 30
Noise complaint: At midnight, police received two calls regarding someone in the area of Stowell Road shooting off fireworks. Police received a third noise complaint at 12:36 a.m. The information was passed on to State Police.
Animal complaint: At 12:24 p.m., police picked up a yellow Labrador from 85 Rumrill Rd., following a loose dog complaint. The dog had a collar, but no tags. The dog was claimed by its owner, who had valid rabies and registration tags for the dog. Police issued a warning for the loose dog.
Shots fired: At 5:30 p.m., police responded to a complaint of gun shots in the area of Mountain View Drive and Ashburnham Road. Police discovered the shooter was target shooting in the area of the Souhegan River. Police checked the area and found no violations or issues.
Arson: At 11:35 p.m., police were notified of a possible fire at Memorial Park near the basketball courts. Police observed flames from a possible tire fire near the fence at the entrance. New Ipswich Fire Department responded and stopped any fire hazards. Police were also notified that a portable toilet at the park had been lit on fire and was a complete loss. The case is under investigation.
Theft: At 7:35 p.m., a resident reported that when arriving home she had noted signs that someone had entered her residence. Phone messages and pictures had been erased and the electric griddle was turned on. The resident believed it might be a person known to her. Police referred her to the courts for a restraining order and issued a notice of restriction from property form, which the resident filed. The resident simply wanted the incident documented. The following day, the resident called to advise that one bottle and a partially full bottle of a prescription medication were missing and possibly stolen.
Wednesday, July 3
Animal complaint: At 11:10 a.m., police were advised that two large mastiff-type dogs, one brindle and one tan, both male with collars were in a resident’s yard between 7 and 8 p.m. the previous evening. The dogs were aggressive, barking and growling at his grandchild and cats, and damaged his garden. The resident provided pictures of the dogs.
Thursday, July 4
Animal complaint: At 7:15 a.m., police were notified of pigs running loose on Goen Road. Units responded, located the owner and assisted her with securing the pigs in their pen.