Peterborough Police Log: Oct. 8, 2013


Friday, Sept. 27

Complaint: At 5:25 p.m., a resident reported that the driver of a truck had almost hit a woman and child while driving into the Toadstool parking lot. The driver of the truck allegedly shouted obscenities at the woman and they exchanged words and offensive gestures. The truck parked behind the Toadstool, but it was gone when police arrived. Police located the driver of the truck at his residence and issued a verbal warning.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Assist: At 2:30 a.m., Officer George Xenakis went to a junkyard on Turnpike Road in New Ipswich to assist state police after a report of shots being fired. Xenakis and a Jaffrey officer began to clear the junkyard and located two vehicles on fire. The fires were extinguished by New Ipswich firefighters.

Criminal mischief: At 8:35 a.m., police were notified that someone had dumped two five-gallon buckets of used motor oil on two work vehicles parked at Woodman’s Florist on Concord Street.

Domestic issue: At 2:57 p.m., police spoke to a mother and her juvenile son after getting a report of a domestic disturbance on Pine Street. The mother and son agreed to separate for the afternoon and cool off.

Mistaken identity: At 6:50 p.m., a Greenfield resident told police he had come out of Lee and Mt. Fuji restaurant and found a person with a Slim Jim attempting to get into his white pickup truck. The man had been called there to open a door on a white Ford. There were two trucks parked next to each other and he was attempting to open the wrong one.

Suspicious incident: At 7:25 p.m., an Old Greenfield Road resident returned home to find his door open and lights on in his house. Police entered the house and found it secure. The homeowner indicated nothing was missing.

Property for destruction: At 8 p.m., Monadnock Community Hospital security staff reported finding drug paraphernalia on a patient who had been brought in by ambulance from another town. Police picked up a multicolored glass smoking pipe with residue that smelled like burned marijuana. The pipe was tagged for destruction.

Monday, Sept. 30

Assault report: At 3:15 p.m., Fairfax County, Va., Child Protective Services notified police that a 12-year-old girl had allegedly been sexually assaulted when she was living in Peterborough. The case is under investigation.

Arrest: At 6 p.m., after stopping a car on Route 101 for alleged speeding, police arrested Michael R. McWha, 19, of Brookline and charged him with driving after revocation or suspension. McWha was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a Nov. 4 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Suspicious vehicle: At 7:45 a.m., employees at People’s United Bank on Grove Street reported a red car in the parking lot and a man walking around the bank before the bank opened. Police met with the man, who said he was waiting for the bank to open. He was notified that his behavior had scared the employees and advised the man of other bank locations.

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