Antrim police log: June 18, 2013
Monday, June 3
Suspicious vehicle: At 1:33 p.m., while patrolling on Keene Road, police noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at Pine Haven Cabins with the windows open at the end of Clinton Road. Police checked the vehicle and made contact with the operator, who stated he was tired and taking a rest. The operator was found to be free of any warrants.
Animal complaint: At 11:15 p.m., police were called to Antrim Village senior housing after learning a reporting party heard an unidentifiable animal possibly in distress. Police responded to the area and did not find an animal or any noise generators.
Tuesday, June 4
Suspicious circumstances: At 9:40 a.m., police were called to Great Brook Middle School after receiving a report of a male juvenile who found a live bullet on the elementary school playground near the ball fields. Police met with Principal Jim Elder, who stated he and a member of the custodial staff searched the area and did not recover any more suspicious materials. Police have since recommended closing the case.
Thursday, June 6
Juvenile complaint: At 6:18 p.m., police were notified of a juvenile who was on the roof of the town gazebo and would not come down. Upon arrival, police found that the reporting party and the juvenile had left from the area.
Friday, June 7
Shoplifting: At 8:27 a.m., police responded to Antrim Marketplace on Main Street after receiving a call regarding an alleged shoplifting incident on June 6. Police reviewed security footage and observed a white man, who appeared to be concealing items in his pants, walk out without paying. The manager stated he knows the person and would call police if the subject returned. Nothing further has come of the incident.
Suspicious person: At 8:45 a.m., an officer was approached by a woman who stated she had seen a man on Stoddard Road in the area of Route 123 exit his vehicle and take a few bags past the wood line. Police checked the area and made contact with the subject, and determined he was there waiting for a bus to go on a field trip.
Motor vehicle crash: At 3:45 p.m., Officer John Giffin of the Bennington Police Department called to advise Antrim Police that a tractor-trailer unit was attempting to negotiate the run from Frameworks to Route 202 and failed to do so, impacting the guardrail and leaving the tractor trailer with two flat tires. The operator of the vehicle, Melody Fryer, 51, of Louisville, Ky., said she was able to park in a secure area to have the tires repaired. Police checked Fryer’s license and found it to be valid. The state highway department was notified of the damage to the guardrail.
Saturday, June 8
Arrest: At 9:20 p.m., police arrested Caleb Koivula at his Bennington residence on Greenfield Road and charged him with forgery, stemming from an active warrant out of the Antrim Police Department. Koivula was transported to the Antrim Police Department and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough District Court on Aug. 8.
Suspicious circumstances: At 11:17 p.m., police were notified of a male subject wearing a flannel shirt who was flagging down cars on Keene Road near Old North Branch Road. Police responded to the area and did not make contact with anyone matching the description.
Tuesday, June 11
Motor vehicle complaint: At 4:28 p.m., police were advised of a person operating a 2003 Audi A4 station wagon erratically on Main Street. Reports stated the operator was driving at varying speeds and had lane control issues. Police were dealing with issues at the station and could not respond, and an attempt to call the operator was unsuccessful.
Wednesday, June 12
Motor vehicle accident: At 11:09 a.m., police responded to assist Bennington Police with a tractor-trailer unit that had gone off the road near the Monadnock Paper Mill on Route 202. The vehicle had traveled through the guardrail and rolled over into standing water. The driver, Julien Gonthier, 53, of Canada, died following the crash. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said an autopsy was being done, the results of which will not be known for six to eight weeks. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Be on the lookout: At 3:38 p.m., police were advised by N.H. State Police Troop C of a tractor-trailer unit that had struck a guardrail in Nelson and had failed to stop. Antrim police located the vehicle on Keene Road near Elm Avenue, and stopped the motorist. Police were able to identify the driver, and all documents were passed on to Troop C.
Arrest: At 7:11 p.m., police made a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of High Street and Pleasant Street. , . Upon making contact with the driver, police noticed the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle, and police discovered an empty bottle of vodka, along with two glass smoking pipes with what appeared to be drug residue, police said. Tests are being done to determine the type of drug found. Joshua Lafreniere, 24, of Antrim, the driver, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance, and is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough District Court on Aug. 8.
Friday, June 14
Dog complaint: At 6:45 p.m., four juvenile females brought a black lab they found wandering on West Street into the police station. The dog had a blue nylon collar with no tags. Police took information and checked the West Street area for the owner, with no positive contact. Police transported the dog to Spring Meadow Animal Shelter in Hillsborough with instructions for anyone calling about the dog to get in touch with Antrim police.