Jaffrey Police Log: Nov. 7, 2013
Thursday, Oct. 31
Suspension: At 7 p.m., officers stopped a speeding car on Mountain Road. John Sioch, 41, of Jaffrey was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license, after Sioch allegedly failed to pay child support. Sioch was arrested and charged with operating after suspension and was released on a must-appear summons. He was issued a Dec. 5 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Friday, Nov. 1
Low wire: At 10:20 a.m., officers responded to Turnpike Road, where a car driven by Kenneth Koszewski, 38, of Dudley, Mass., had allegedly run into a low-hanging electrical wire and pulled an electrical box off of the 13 Turnpike Rd. residence. A tree had recently fallen on top of the wires, pulling them lower than usual. No injuries were reported.
Possession: At 5:50 p.m., officers stopped a car on Prescott Road for speed. Upon searching the vehicle, police arrested the passenger, Sean Somero, 18, of New Ipswich, and charged him with possession of a controlled drug, believed to be marijuana. The driver, Connor Pascal, 17, of Rindge, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, breach of bail and speed. Somero was released on $1,500 personal recognizance. Pascal was released on $5,000 personal recognizance, and both were issued a Dec. 5 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Drug raid: At 10 p.m., officers went to a residence on Amboy Circle with a search warrant as a result of information received during an investigation. Police found and seized numerous illegal items at the residence. Santos Sola, 21, of Jaffrey was arrested and charged with sale of a controlled drug, believed to be marijuana, as well as prescription medications. Sola was taken into police custody where he refused bail. Sola was then transported to the Cheshire County House of Correction, where he was arraigned on Nov. 4.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Hit and run: At 12:15 p.m., Nutting Road resident Margaret Quebec, 79, of Jaffrey reported someone had struck the fence in front of her house and did not stop to report it. She said the fence post was damaged and that vehicle parts were left at the scene. Officers located the grill of a Ford mustang as well as a piece of the car’s white bumper when they went to the scene. Police do have suspects, and the case is currently under investigation.
Deer versus car: At 12:36 p.m., Andrea McMamara, 50, of Jaffrey went to the Police Department to report that a deer had struck her 2010 Subaru on Mountain Road in the area of Fitzwilliam Road. McMamara was traveling westbound on Mountain Road, when a large buck ran into the passenger side of the vehicle, according to police reports. The deer ran off from the scene. The Subaru sustained moderate damage and was driven from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Dog hit by motorcycle: At 3:16 p.m., officers responded to North Street for an accident involving a motorcycle and a dog. Paul Belanger, 53, of Jaffrey was traveling northbound North Street on his 1992 Harley Davidson when a dog ran into his lane of travel near 351 North St. Belanger swerved toward the southbound lane in an attempt to avoid hitting the dog. The dog was injured and ran off, and was soon located behind the residence at 351 North St. The dog was in need of emergency vet care. The owners were contacted and made arrangements to have the dog transported to a vet in Keene. There was no damage to motorcycle, and Belanger sustained no injuries.
Sunday, Nov. 3
Arrest: At 10:30 a.m., Timothy Motuzas, 20, of Jaffrey turned himself into the police. Jaffrey police had issued an arrest warrant for Motuzas for the offense of riot for a fight that allegedly took place on Oct. 20 on River Street. Motuzas was released on $5,000 personal recognizance and was issued a Dec. 5 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Arrest: At 6 p.m., John Kauer, 22, of Jaffrey turned himself into the police. The Jaffrey department had issued an arrest warrant for Kauer for the offense of riot for a fight that took place on Oct. 20 on River Street. Kauer was released on $5,000 personal recognizance and was issued a Dec. 5 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.
Monday, Nov. 4
Simple assault: At 12 p.m., Adam Lehtonen, 22, turned himself into the police. The Jaffrey department had issued an arrest warrant for Lehtonen for the offense of simple assault, domestic violence-related, for an event that took place on Oct. 28. Lehtonen’s girlfriend reported that he had allegedly assaulted her. Lehtonen was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and was issued a Dec. 5 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.