New Ipswich Police Logs: June 6, 2013

New Ipswich

Friday, May 17

Assist: At 7:18 a.m., police assisted New Ipswich Fire Department with a possible chimney fire on Timbertop Road.

Saturday, May 18

Assist: At 1:27 a.m., police assisted the Temple Greenville Police Department with the transport of a minor form an underage drinking party. The minor was transported and released to the custody of his mother.

Shots fired: At 6:42 p.m., a Turnpike Road resident contacted police with a complaint of a neighbor — who had been previously advised by police not to continue target shooting until improvements are made to his backstop to prevent bullets ricocheting into his neighbor’s yard — had shot off two clips of ammo.

Citizen assist: At 6:52, police observed a vehicle at the Mobil station on Turnpike Road with it’s hood open and smoke emanating. Police spoke with the owner of the vehicle, Phil Thayer, 51, who advised police his car was having an electrical issue. The vehicle was moved from the area of the gas pumps and the owner attempted to start the vehicle. At that point, the engine bay caught fire. Police used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. There were no injuries.

Case follow up: At 8:50 p.m., police responded to Timbertop Road for report of shots fired. Police made contact with a resident who had been target shooting a 12-gauge shotgun on his property while aiming at a stump. Police checked the area and deemed it to be safe and far enough away from any potential hazards.

Sunday, May 19

Assist: At 12:32 a.m., police responded to a possible tire fire at the intersection of Turnpike Road and Timber Top Road. Police found a burned portion of the road and a tire that was still warm, and removed it from the roadway. Police assisted the New Ipswich Fire Department and cleared the scene.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 10:30 a.m., police were advised of a Silver Saturn driving erratically, heading from Ashby, Mass., towards New Ipswich, on Route 31. Police checked the area and were unable to locate the vehicle.

Monday, May 20

Assist: At 2:39 p.m., police assisted the Fire Department with a car fire inside a garage at a residence on Turnpike Road. A 19-year-old man with burns was transported by Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service from the scene of the fire to the NeWest Mall where he was taken by MedFlight to Bringham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for treatment.

Missing person: At 4:35 p.m., police received a report from a resident that her 12-year-old son was supposed to be at the basketball court in the park on Temple Road at around 4 p.m., but was not there. The boy’s parents had checked the entire area and could not find him. Police put out a notice to be on the lookout for the child. As police were checking the area, the parents notified police that the boy had been located at his grandparents’ residence.

Tuesday, May 21

Animal control complaint: A Matson Road resident called police with concern for the welfare of a dog that appears to be tied to a 6 foot line constantly in all weathers. The resident said the dog does not have sufficient food or water.

Safe school report: At 11:38 a.m., police were advised that a Mascenic Regional High School student had allegedly texted several insults to another student. Disciplinary action was taken by the school.

Fraud: At 2:11, police were notified by a resident that he had been contacted by a person claiming to be his grandson who was in an accident and needed money wired to Canada. The resident called his grandson at his place of work in Swanzey, and discovered that he was fine and had not made the call. The resident wanted police to be aware of the incident.

Lost property: At 2:35, a resident notified police that he had lost his black, bifold wallet at some point between his home in Rindge and his workplace in New Ipswich sometime the evening prior.

Suspicious person: At 2:56 p.m.,, a resident advised police that for the past two days a man that lives in the apartments on Mill Street had been filming from his front steps the people coming and going from Warwick Mills.

Wednesday, May 22

Harassment: At 4:15 p.m., police received a harassment complaint from a resident that alleged a third-grade student had been calling her at her place of business. The parents of the student have been notified, but the resident wanted the alleged harassment recorded by the Police Department. Police made contact with the juvenile’s mother, who informed police that she had taken the phone away from him.

Citizen assist: At 5:15 p.m., police checked a backstop of a firing range built by a Timbertop Road resident. The backstop had previously been made of logs and metal pipes, which may have caused bullets to ricochet. The resident had added logs, removed the metal pipes and put sand down to cover the logs. Police advised that additional sand was needed to cover the logs, and the resident agreed to add sand.

Burglary: At 9:35 p.m., police received a report from a Binney Hill Road resident that a firearm had been stolen from his house at some point. The resident told police the firearm was under his bed the last time he saw it, and was there as recently as the previous weekend.

Thursday, May 23

Theft: At 9:08 a.m., a Goen Road resident reported that a Garmin GPS was stolen out of his locked vehicle from a toolbox approximately three weeks prior.

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