Jaffrey Police Log: Dec. 19, 2013


Wednesday, Dec. 11

Arrest: At 7:25 p.m., a man went to the Police Department for a child custody exchange and was taken into custody on a warrant, charging him with criminal mischief and simple assault. Matthew Nevers, 29, of Jaffrey was arrested and charged as a result of an incident reported on Nov. 27. Nevers was released on $1,500 personal recognizance and was issued a Jan. 9 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Assault: At 10:10 p.m., a woman was brought to the police station by a friend to report that the woman was a victim of an assault by her husband. The woman had multiple bruises on her face and on the side of her head. As a result, officers arrested and charged Donald Joslyn, 36, of Jaffrey with second-degree assault, a class B felony, and simple assault. The victim was transported by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital. Joslyn refused the services of a bail commissioner, so he was transported to Cheshire County House of Corrections and was released to their custody. Joslyn was arraigned on Dec. 12, where his bail was set at $3,000 cash.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Car accident: At 3:32 p.m., police responded to a car accident on Squantum Road near the town beach. Jennifer Eagan, 29, of Hubbardston, Mass., was traveling eastbound on Squantum Road in a 2003 Chevy Impala, when police say she attempted to make a left-hand turn into the beach parking lot and turned instead onto the beach walkway. Christopher Nolte, 52, of Jaffrey was traveling in his 2006 Ford pickup behind Eagan, and he stated that he saw Eagan’s right-hand directional, and then saw her make a sharp left turn onto the walkway. Nolte attempted to stop his truck, but could not in the snowy roadway in time to prevent a collision. Eagan’s vehicle sustained major damage to the driver door, and the front right side of the bumper was damaged on Nolte’s vehicle. No injuries were reported, and neither car was towed.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Car fire: At 3 p.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle on fire at Red Gate Road. The car was allegedly on fire from an electrical fire in the dashboard, but the fire was out by the time police arrived, and no further action was taken.

Donuts: At 5:50 p.m., police were on patrol and observed an older model vehicle doing donuts in the Jaffrey Grade School parking lot. The officers caught up with the 1986 Pontiac as it turned onto River Street, where they issued the driver, Robert Cooper, 28, of Jaffrey, a summons for negligent driving, with a court date of Jan. 9 at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Negligent driving: At 9:30 p.m., while on another call, police observed a 1999 Ford Pickup drive by them on River Street near the intersection of Main Street. The Ford accelerated in a way that made it drift sideways from River Street onto Main Street, approximately 35 feet away from police cars with lights on. Police caught up with the driver, Zachary Chaison, 19, of Rindge, who allegedly said he accelerated his car in that way on purpose. Chaison was issued a must appear summons for negligent driving and a court date of Jan. 9 at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Car accident: At 9:30 p.m., police responded to a car accident on River Street across from the old fire station. Katrina Ung, 17, of Jaffrey was traveling north in her 2005 Chevy Colbalt when police say she started to slide. Ung allegedly hit her brakes, which spun her vehicle around and caused her vehicle’s rear-end to hit the guardrail to the river. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle was towed.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Intoxication: At 6 a.m., police responded to Stratton Road in the area of Lab ‘N Lager, for a report of a man who had fallen down and was possibly intoxicated. Police allegedly found Cody Starkey, 25, of Jaffrey to be intoxicated, and took him into protective custody. Starkey was later released to the custody of his mother.

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