Rindge police log: Aug. 22, 2013
Saturday, August 3
Arrest: Police responded to Walmart on Route 202 for two suspects who were seen stealing miscellaneous items on security cameras. William Curtis, 56, of Templeton, Mass., and Randy Kauffman, 25, of Gardner, Mass., were arrested and charged with shoplifting. They were issued hand summons.
Wednesday, August 7
Arrest: Police in Leominster, Mass., arrested Jared Kot, 25, of New Ipswich on felony drug charges and being a fugitive from justice. Kot fled to Massachusetts after being notified of an arrest warrant for receiving stolen property in connection with a burglary in Rindge that occurred on June 20. Kot is currently incarcerated in Massachusetts.
Accident: At 7 p.m., police responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 202 and Commercial Drive in front of Walmart. Stephen Baron, 62, of Winchendon, Mass., was driving a 2007 Dodge Nitro when he stopped at the light to turn left into Walmart. While he was waiting for the light to turn green, he was allegedly rear-ended by a 2002 Toyota Sienna, driven by Kristine Richard, 35, also of Winchendon. There were no reported injuries and both vehicles were driven from the scene, police said.
Friday, August 9
Accident: At 4:15 p.m., police responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 202 and Goodall Road. Isobella Martyn, 51, of New Ipswich was driving a Chevy Suburban when she stopped to wait for the vehicle in front of her to turn. A Toyota Corolla, driven by Ed Hoard, 43, of Rindge, was behind Martyn, and allegedly rear-ended her vehicle. There were no injuries and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Monday, August 12
Criminal mischief: At 10 p.m., police responded to North Street for an altercation between a resident and a motorist. Kevin Martin, 61, of Rindge allegedly threw a potted plant at a motorist whom he believed was driving in an aggressive fashion outside his home. Martin was served with a summons to appear in court on Sept. 4 for a charge of criminal mischief.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Alarm: At 2:03 a.m., police responded to an alarm at Tractor Supply in Rindge. The cause was found to be a faulty alarm.
Friday, Aug. 16
Motor vehicle accident: At 2:03 a.m., police were notified of a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquee, owned by a local limo service and driven by G. Dyer, 59, of Milford, that had gotten stuck in a ditch after backing out of a driveway. Police waited with the driver until his employer arrived with a tow service.
Motor vehicle accident: At 9:36 a.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Middle Winchendon Road and Hunt Hill Road. Drew Bennett, 19, of Rindge was driving a 1998 Chevy blazer on Middle Winchendon Road. Austin Heywood, 32, of New Ipswich stopped at the stop sign on Hunt Hill Road, did not see Bennett approaching, and continued through. His vehicle struck Bennett’s on the passenger side door, causing it to rollover. Heywood’s passenger, Crystal Hazelton of New Ipswich, was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.
Motor vehicle accident: At 9:48 a.m., on East Monomonac Road, Marissa Cohen, 20, of Newton, Mass., crashed her 199 Grand Marquee when her vehicle left the roadway and collided with a telephone pole. Cohen was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital by Jaffrey ambulance.
Shots fired: At 11:40 a.m., police received a report of gunshots heard on Abel Road. Police responded and checked the area but did no hear any shots or make contact with anyone with a gun.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Police assistance: At 12:21 a.m., police responded to Woodbound Inn for unruly subjects, who were intoxicated and belligerent. Police calmed the situation and no charges were brought forward.
Arrest: At 5:40 p.m., police arrested Matthew Miner, 30 and Mercedes Lebrie, 28, both of Troy, and charged them with shoplifting from the Rindge Walmart. Both were released on $1,000 personal recognizance, and are scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 2.
Motor vehicle complaint: At 12:42 p.m., police responded to Route 202 for a report of a blue Honda Civic travelling at a high rate of speed. Police checked the area, but the vehicle was gone on arrival.
Motor vehicle complaint: At 12:59 p.m., police responded to Route 119 for a report of a red four-door Toyota travelling erratically. Police checked the area, but the vehicle was gone on arrival.
Sunday, Aug. 18
Motor vehicle accident: Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Birch Drive, where a 2005 GMC pickup driven by Colin Ireland, 19, of Rindge, went off the road and crashed into some trees. Police served Ireland a summons for unlawful possession of alcohol and transportation of alcohol by a minor. The crash is under investigation.
Monday, Aug. 19
Untimely death: At 7:30 a.m., police responded to assist Rindge Fire Department with a report of a Main Street resident, Kenneth Charlonne, 73, who was unresponsive and not breathing. Despite attempts by the Fire Chief, and ambulance personnel to revive the man with CPR, Charlonne was declared deceased at the scene.