Jaffrey Police Logs: Oct. 8, 2013
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Simple Assault: At 7 p.m., officers responded to a report of a woman yelling, crying and falling down on Peterborough Street. Officers found Alyssa Collins, 24, of Jaffrey, who was allegedly highly intoxicated. When police tried to take Collins into protective custody, she resisted. Collins was then arrested and charged with resisting arrest as well as simple assault after allegedly spitting on the back of Sargent Tucker’s neck while being transported in the police cruiser. Collins was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and issued a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
Accident: At 8:45 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of North Street and Nutting Road. The first driver was Barbara Meinsma, 54, of Dublin, who was traveling northbound on North Street in a 1997 Nissan Maxima. The second driver was Paul Pattelena, 55, of Jaffrey, who was driving a 2005 Toyota Tundra on Nutting Road. Pattelena’s Toyota struck Meinsma’s Maxima when Pattelena turned onto North Street from Nutting Road and failed to yield to Meinsma, who had the right of way. Both vehicles sustained minor damage, but they were driven from the scene and no injuries were reported.
Thursday, Oct. 3
Suspended license and transporting alcohol: At 6:40 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle on Peterborough Street that they recognized as owned and registered by a driver with a license under suspension. After further investigation, police found an open, partially consumed can of beer tucked into the passenger side door. Timothy Rathburn, 51, of Harrisville, was arrested and charged with operating after suspension and transporting alcohol. Rathburn was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and issued a court date of Nov. 7 at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Criminal mischief and trespass: At 9:00 a.m., officers received a call from the sheriff’s office about an incarcerated man they knew the police had arrest warrants for. John Bishop, 19, of Jaffrey, was charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass after allegedly breaking into a house on Stratton Road on Aug. 26. Police faxed the warrants to the sheriff’s office where Bishop was served. Bishop was released on $5,000 personal recognizance and given a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Intoxication: At 5:00 p.m., officers received a report of a possibly intoxicated person in area of Stratton Road. Officers located Russell Holden, 45, of Jaffrey, who was taken into protective custody due to intoxication and eventually released.
Friday, Oct. 4
FBI Arrest: At 5:45 a.m., officers assisted FBI agents with an arrest warrant at a residence on Squantum Road. Geoffrey Commander, 65, of Hancock, was found and taken into custody. After being transported to the police department, officers released Commander to FBI agents, who ultimately transported him to the Federal District Court in Concord.
Accident: At 12:51 p.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Stratton Road at Main Street. Kelsey Johnson, 33, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was traveling through a green light from Stratton Road and onto Peterborough Street in a 2000 Ford Explorer when she hesitated, unsure she had the green light, and slowed quickly. Cheryl Caron, 61, of Rindge, was driving a 2003 Toyota Camry behind Johnson and was allegedly looking to the left for traffic when she struck the Ford Explorer as it slowed. The green light sitting at the angle in a five-way intersection was a factor, according to police. The Ford Explorer was undamaged and driven from the scene, but the Toyota Camry was heavily damaged on the passenger’s side and was towed. No injuries were reported.
Arrest: At 5:25 p.m., police investigated and observed a drug buy in the area of Nutting Road and Cross Street. Jamie Dublin, 46, of Rindge was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug believed to be marijuana. Dublin was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and was issued a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey. Zachary Comier, 23, of Rindge was also arrested and charged with loitering. Comier was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and was also given a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Saturday, Oct. 5
License suspension: At 12:05 a.m., police stopped a driver on River Street for a defective plate light. Further investigation found the driver, James Hopkins, 29, of Westminster, Mass., to be driving with a license under suspension. Hopkins was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and issued a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Transportation of alcohol: At 12:56 a.m., officers stopped a motor vehicle on River Street for a yellow line violation. After speaking with the driver, police noticed a bottle of alcohol in the back pocket of the passenger’s seat still containing half of its contents. The driver denied knowing alcohol was in car, and police found the bottle belonged to the passenger, Ashley Lamagdeleine, 22, of Westfield, Mass.. Lamagdeleine was arrested and charged with transportation of alcohol and was released on $500 personal recognizance and was issued a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Gunshots heard, Arrest: At 11:58 a.m., officers responded to a report from a River Street resident who allegedly heard 2 gunshots in woods nearby. While en route to the residence, police reported that man had a capias for $20,000 cash for non-payment of child support. Fish and Game had also responded to the gunshots, and they were allowed to investigate for that report. Police spoke with Timothy Vorce, 44, of Jaffrey, about the open warrant for his arrest, and ultimately took Vorce into custody. Vorce was transported to the Cheshire County House of Correction and was put in their custody when he was unable to pay the $20,000.
Monday, Oct. 7
Driving without a license: At 6 a.m., officers stopped a motor vehicle for speed on corner of Webster street and Knight Street. The driver, Eric Morin, 55, of Jaffrey, was issued a must-appear summons for driving without a valid license. Morin was issued a court date of Nov. 7 at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Three car accident: At 4:20 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving three cars on River Street at Tyler Hill. Police determined Susan Belida, 52, of Hillsborough was traveling northbound on River Street in a 2013 Mazda CX5 when she stopped to turn onto Charlonne Street. Audra Raitto, 22, of Fitzwilliam, was driving a 1991 Toyota Celica when she didn’t stop in time and crashed into the car of Edward O’Neill, 42, of Winchendon, Mass. O’Neill, who was driving a 2002 Mazda Protégé, had stopped behind Belida, and when Raitto crashed into the back of his car, O’Neill crashed into the back of Belida’s car. All vehicles were damaged but were driven from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
Operating after suspension: At 6 a.m., officers stopped a car on Squantum Road for speed. After further investigation, police found the driver, Derek Reini, 21, of Greer, S.C., to be operating with a driver’s license out of South Carolina that was suspended for failure to pay the reinstatment fee. Reini was arrested and charged with speed and operating after suspension. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and issued a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Accident: At 8:26 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Peterborough Street in the area of D.D. Bean. Christopher Drayton, 21, of Peterborough, was driving his 1999 Subaru Forester northbound on Peterborough Street when Drayton failed to negotiate a turn and drove straight into the guardrail on the side of the road. The Subaru then veered back onto the roadway and into the other lane into oncoming traffic, where it struck the 2006 Ford F150 pickup driven by Jeffery Bennett, 51, of Winchendon, Mass.. Drayton was then ejected from the vehicle, which spun 180 degrees and came to rest facing south on the east side of the road. Airbags deployed in both vehicles. Bennett was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital though he claimed he was uninjured. Drayton appeared to have a serious head injury and was air-lifted to UMass Worcester Memorial Medical Center and is in unknown condition. The Subaru sustained major damage, while the pickup had moderate damage. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.