Peterborough Police Log: Oct. 31, 2013


Tuesday, Oct. 22

Accident: At 9:15 p.m., a 2010 Ford Escape, driven by Megan Beckman, 18, of Antrim, rolled over on Union Street after the front passenger-side tire clipped some concrete steps. The car came to rest in the center of the road. Beckman and a passenger were uninjured and refused medical treatment. The car was towed.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Road hazard: At 2:56 a.m., police removed a fallen tree that was blocking one lane of Route 136.

Suspicious person: At 3:11 p.m., a resident reported that there was a man on his hands and knees on the side of Old Dublin Road with an orange Home Depot bucket. The caller had no idea what the man was doing. Police found the man, who was using a metal detector.

Assault report: At 3:45 p.m., police were notified of an alleged assault at an Old Bennington Road address that had occurred on Oct. 21. The incident is under investigation by the N.H. Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Arrest: At 9:28 a.m., workers at the Rite Aid pharmacy reported that a man had presented an altered prescription. The man, Kevin P. Downey, 36, of Peterborough, was in the store when police arrived. He was arrested and charged with uttering a false/forged prescription. Downey was released on $2,500 personal recognizance with a Nov. 18 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Arrest: At 9:49 a.m., police were notified that Concord police had arrested Tyler D. Lundstrom, 20, of Concord on a Peterborough warrant charging him with burglary. Lundstrom was released on $50,000 personal recognizance with a Dec. 2 court date.

Accident report: At 12:25 p.m., a Peterborough woman reported that a man driving a gray Toyota had backed into her car, which was in the turn lane on Route 202 at the intersection with Route 101, and had kept on going. She said the other driver was elderly and may not have known he hit her car. She said he didn’t react to her horn and she felt he was a safety concern.

Accident: At 3:40 p.m., a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by Swift Corwin, 56, of Peterborough backed onto Pine Street into the path of a southbound 2010 Toyota Prius driven by Ralph Phipps, 78, of Peterborough, and the two vehicles collided. No one was injured and the drivers exchanged insurance information.

Report: At 4:32 p.m., police were notified of an altercation between two patients with dementia issues at Pheasant Wood Nursing Home. No one was injured.

Arrest: At 4:37 p.m., Matthew A. Cummings, 35, of Peterborough turned himself in on a Peterborough warrant charging him with 13 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of prohibited use of computer services. He was taken to Valley Street Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. No plea was entered when Cummings was arraigned the next day. Bail remained at $100,000 cash and Cummings was returned to Valley Street Jail. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Nov. 4 in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Friday, Oct. 25

Noise complaint: At 9:55 p.m., a resident of Prescott Hill Apartments told police juveniles were running around banging on doors in the building and being loud. Police found juveniles playing football in the hallway. They were told it was a better idea to play outside.

Suspicious person: at 9:59 p.m., a resident reported seeing a young man holding a baseball bat who was standing behind a vehicle in the parking lot of the Peterborough Community Theatre. Police found a group of students filming a skit. They were advised to notify police next time.

Arrest: At 10:29 p.m., Kevin Bergeron, 44, of Peterborough turned himself in on a warrant from Antrim police charging him with issuing bad checks. Bergeron was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a Nov. 21 court date in 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Noise complaint: At 2:30 a.m., police took a report of fireworks being set off in the Union Street area. Police checked Union Street from downtown to Dublin Road with no results.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Theft report: At 8:50 a.m. a resident reported that medication had been stolen out from his back pack when it was left on his bike outside Roy’s Market the previous day.

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