Rindge Police Logs: Oct. 17, 2013


Thursday, Oct. 10

Suspended license: At 11:05 a.m., officers stopped a car speeding on Route 202 near Hunt Hill Road. The driver, Kyle McHugh, 22, of Whitman, Mass., was found to be driving with a suspended license. McHugh was arrested and charged with speeding and driving under suspension. He was released on $750 personal recognizance and was issued a Nov. 6 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Possession: At 8:50 p.m., officers responded a complaint from Honey Farms Convenience store on Route 119 about someone smoking marijuana in a parked vehicle. Further investigation showed that Matthew Gaouette, 22, of Jaffrey, was in possession of a controlled drug believed to be marijuana in his car. The controlled drug was confiscated, and Gaouette was issued a summons for control of premise where drugs are kept. He was given a Nov. 6 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Arrest: At 1:20 a.m., police received a call about a car driving erratically on Route 119. A white Ford Expedition with New Hampshire plates was seen traveling westbound, and though officers didn’t find the vehicle, they did receive a later call from a homeowner on Route 119 with an unwanted person in their home. When police arrived, the owner of the Expedition had left, though she was eventually located. Jordan Maack, 22, of Rindge, was found to be intoxicated, and she was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, criminal trespass, and conduct after an accident, since the vehicle looked to have been damaged earlier that night. Maack was released on $2,500 personal recognizance and was issued a Nov. 6 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey. The vehicle was towed, and case is still under investigation.

Car accident: At 6:00 a.m., police responded to reports of an accident at Franklin Pierce University. A Chevy Aveo allegedly backed into a Mercury Sable that was pulling into a campus parking spot. The drivers involved, Bethany Edwards, 22, of Enfield, and Duncan MacDonald, 19, Mattapoisett, Mass., were not injured, thought their vehicles were damaged. This case is still under investigation.

Child left behind: At 3:12 p.m., police received a call about a five year old boy found without parents at the Tractor Supply store on Commercial Lane. Police located the parents, who live in Rindge, and the mother came to pick up her son. Circumstances indicated that the child was sleeping in the parents’ car and had escaped. The child was uninjured, but the Division of Children, Youth and Families was notified of the case, which is still under investigation.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Car accident: At 2:00 p.m., officers responded to a two-car accident at Cheshire Marketplace and Route 202. Andrew Dube, 62, of Rindge, was allegedly trying to change lanes for turning out of the Marketplace when Alexandra Costa, 26, of Dedham, Mass., allowed Dube to pull in front of her vehicle, a 2013 Honda Accord. A third driver, Daniel Alther, 53, of Richmond, who was behind Costa in a 2010 GMC pickup and had his head turned to look for traffic, did not see Costa stop and rear-ended the Accord. Dube’s vehicle was untouched, though the Accord and GMC had some damage. All three cars were driven from the scene, and no injuries were reported. The case is still under investigation.

Intoxication: At 3:30 p.m., police responded to Oak Drive, where an intoxicated man in a taxicab was refusing to pay for the ride. The officer calmed down Scott Tatro, 51, of Rindge, enough to pay for his taxi. Upon entering the home of his parents, however, Tatro got into an argument with his mother. The officer then felt Tatro had to be transported to the Cheshire County House of Correction for protective custody.

Theft: At 4:07 p.m., police responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart. Officers did not find anyone, though they have a license plate number for a Blue Dodge Dakota, which reports indicated that a man and woman with concealed merchandise drove away. This case is still under investigation.

Monday, Oct. 14

Hit and run: At 12:15 p.m., officers received a complaint of a hit and run accident at the Hometown Diner at the intersection of Routes 202 and 119. Robert C. Duchaine, 78, of Jaffrey, was leaving the diner when he noticed minor damage to the right front corner of his car that hadn’t been there when he arrived. Nobody in the diner saw the accident occur. The case is under investigation.

Car accident: At 3:20 p.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle accident at Route 119 and the Honey Farms Convenience Store. Zacharias Mills, 18, of Rindge, was driving a 1998 Buick Century eastbound on Route 119 when police say he turned into the store lot and failed to yield to a westbound 2011 GMC Terrain driven by Julie Minihan, 26, of Rindge. Mills hit Minihan’s driver door, and both cars suffered heavy damage and had to be towed. The airbags deployed in both vehicles, and Minihan was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for precaution, while Mills’ passenger was transported for an apparent head injury. No one seemed to be wearing seatbelts in Mills’ vehicle, police say. This case is still under investigation.

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