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RINDGE

Wednesday, March 5

Arrest: At 8:40 a.m., Police went to the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey to serve a summons arrest to Jacquelin Geoffrey, 25, of Antrim, for breach of her bail conditions. She was already at the court for an arraignment. Police notified the prosecutor of the additional charge and it was included in the arraignment.

Arrest: At 2:30 p.m., Police were at Franklin Pierce University conducting a drug investigation and subsequently arrested John Zacharkan, 18, of Edison, N.J. for possession of a controlled drug. He was taken into police custody and released on $1,000 personal recognizance and will be due in the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey on Apr. 2.

Thursday, March 6

Suspicious person: At 3:15 p.m. police responded to a Rindge resident reported that a suspicious person was asking questions about a family member. Allegedly the man said he was a contractor for East Coast Property Services and spoke with Gray before leaving. As he left he took a picture of the home. The Rindge resident said he just wanted the situation documented.

Saturday, March 8

Complaint: At 11:00 a.m. Police responded to a parking complaint on Damon Road, where resident Amanda Wheeler said there were snowmobilers parked on her property. According to police they arrived to find a large group of fishermen and snowmobilers on the pond near the residence but not in the driveway or on the land. According to police they were told by the landlord, Kernel Reis, that he had spoken with the group and asked them to move their vehicles from the pond. Allegedly one of the snowmobilers pushed Reis and told him they would put him in the ground. Police told Reis that while the property around the pond was his the pond itself was public property. Police spoke with the snowmobile group who said they were there for a fishing derby fundraiser to create a scholarship for nursing students. Police were joined by Fish and Game and it was determined that the group did not have a permit for the derby. They were issued warnings.

Sunday, March 9

Motor vehicle accident: At 9:55 p.m., police responded to a call for a vehicle off the road near West Binney Hill Road. The 2003 Toyota Echo, driven by Neil Quast, 32, of Fitzwilliam, was traveling west on Route 119 when he fell asleep and drifted into the Eastbound lane and over the embankment. His wife Mary Quast, 30, and several children were also in the vehicle. There were no reported injuries but the vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper.

Motor vehicle accident: At 2:20 p.m., An Nissan Infiniti G35 driven by Thomas Clark, 31, of Rindge went off of the road after police say he fell asleep at the wheel. There was a request for an ambulance but he denied injury and the call was cancelled. The vehicle sustained minor damages to the front end and windshield.

Thursday, March 13

Motor vehicle accident: At 1:05 p.m., police responded to a call for a vehicle off the road on Route 119 near Converseville Road. According to police Hannah Goguen, of Fitchburg, MA, was making a left turn in a 2007 Chevy Malibu when she hit an icy patch and slid into a snowbank. There were no injuries reported and the vehicle was pulled out by a tow truck with only minor damages.

Criminal Mischief: At 6:35 p.m., police were called for a report of property damage at Letourneau Storage on Commercial Lane. The owner of the storage told police that a wooden half-whisky planter had been burned by someone or something. Police have no suspects and there was no further damage. They said it’s possible that it was caused by a cigarette.

Motor vehicle accident: Police responded to a call for a vehicle off the road on University Drive. Brandon Sullivan, 20, of Brockton, MA, was driving his 2001 Ford Taurus when the vehicle hit a patch of ice and slid into a snowbank. There were no damages reported but the vehicle had to be removed from the snowbank by a tow truck.

Arrest: At 11:45 p.m., police were dispatched to Franklin Pierce College, Mount Washington Dormitory, for a report of an underage female throwing up from intoxication. Police issued a hand summons to Lauren Schafer, 18, of Austin, Texas, for underage drinking and she was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment of complications resulting from intoxication. She will be due in the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey on Apr. 2.

Friday, March 14

Alarm: Police responded to Market Basket for an alarm activation. They checked the building and it appeared to be clear. Prior to leaving the alarm went off again so they called the building keyholder to check and rearm the security system. They were unable to determine the problem but speculate that perhaps one of the doors or security contacts were touching.

Saturday, March 15

Domestic Assault: At 12 a.m., police responded to a report of domestic assault at a residence on Scotts Lane. Upon arrival police determined that an assault did occur to an adult female. Police say the suspect is the woman’s ex-boyfriend and they have sought arrest warrants for assault and criminal threatening. Police investigation in ongoing and therefore no names can be released.

Assist: At 2:15 a.m., Rindge police received a call from Ashburnham, Mass., police for the pursuit of a vehicle heading west into Rindge, on Route 119 towards Hampshire Road. Ashburnham police lost sight of the vehicle but from the license plate number learned that the owner had a suspended license and registration. Police were also able to determine that the suspect is a Rindge resident. Ashburnham police are investigating and Rindge believes they will have an arrest warrant soon.

Suspicious: At 10:46 a.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Wellington Road, where a resident reported a stranger’s footprints around their property. Police determined there was a tax assessor had been working in the area.

Theft: At 10:55 am police responded to a call from Walmart’s loss prevention department who said that over $500 in merchandise had been taken from the store. They said someone took a computer hard drive and headphones into the bathroom, where they removed the items from the packaging before leaving the store. Police investigation is ongoing.

Hit and run: At 11:08 a.m., police responded to Walmart’s parking lot for the report of a hit and run. Shannon Methe’s 2014 Chevy Impala was struck when she entered the store to shop. The Chevy sustained damage to the left rear quarter and the fender and tail light. An anonymous person left a note on the vehicle claiming they witnessed the accident and listing a license plate number. Using the plate number police have determined a suspect and an investigation is underway.

Sunday, March 16

Theft: Police responded to Walmart to talk with loss prevention for a possible shoplifter. Loss prevention had been monitoring two females who allegedly concealing items on their person. The suspects were followed around the store but managed to leave undetected with under $500 in merchandise. According to police, the store’s surveillance equipment and employee knowledge has led to suspects. Police have sought arrest warrants for willful concealment and conspiracy to commit willful concealment.

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