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Rindge Police Log: July 11, 2013

(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)

(Staff photo by Ashley Saari)


Friday, July 5

Suspicious vehicle: At 1:40 a.m., police were dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle on Blueberry Lane. The vehicle, a VW Jetta registered in Massachusetts, was reportedly being driven recklessly and loudly enough to awaken residents. When Sgt. Dan Anair arrived at the scene, the driver had fled into the nearby woods. The vehicle, found on the side of the roadway on Blueberry Lane, appeared to be doused with gasoline, and police found a gas can at the scene. Police ran the license plate numbers and found the vehicle had not been reported stolen. Police are unsure whether the incident was an arson attempt, and the case is still under investigation by police and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Saturday, July 6

Accident: At 12:45 a.m., police responded to a minor motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 202 and Route 119. Police said a 2002 Ford Escape, driven by Kathryn Potter, 18, of Jaffrey, heading north on Route 202 hit a 2008 Subaru station wagon, which had slowed to a stop at a red light and then started and stopped again as the light turned green. The Subaru, driven by Gary Carpenter, 58, of Peterborough, contained one passenger, Carpenter’s wife, Mary Carpenter, 60, who complained of a neck injury but refused treatment. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. No charges were filed.

Arrest: At 6:50 a.m., police responded to a verbal altercation at 28 West Binney Hill Rd., which escalated to physical violence. The male suspect had left before police arrived. Rindge officers investigated and obtained the victim’s written statement. At 9:40 a.m., the male suspect, Jeremy Jean, 32, of Rindge, turned himself in. Jean was charged with simple assault and domestic violence; he was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail and given a court date of Aug. 7 at the 8th Circuit Court in Jaffrey.

Assault report: At 8:06 p.m., police responded to a report of a road rage incident between two vehicles on Route 202 between Market Basket and Hannaford. When police arrived at the scene, the two alleged victims had pulled into the Walmart parking lot, where they reported being assaulted by three suspects in a 2006 Toyota Corolla who allegedly left before police arrived. Police spoke to the two alleged victims, who said they did not know the suspects. One alleged victim reported being punched in the face. The incident is under investigation.

Arrest: At 12:45 a.m., police arrested Zackary Sicard, 20, of Gardner, Mass., and charged him with internal possession of alcohol. Sicard was released to an adult and taken to his residence.

Sunday, July 7

Arrest: At 1:20 a.m., police at the intersection of Cathedral Road and Route 119 heard a vehicle approaching the intersection at a high rate of speed. The vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Corolla, went up Paisley Hill Road, turned into a driveway, and shut off its headlights. The driver, Zackary Sicard, 20, of Gardner, Mass., who had been arrested in the previous hour and released, was arrested again and charged with breach of bail, stop sign violation, disobeying an officer and reckless operation. Sicard was held in lieu of $1,000 cash bail and transported to Cheshire County House of Corrections, where he was held for 24 hours. The vehicle’s passenger, Michelle Dumais, 18, of Gardner, Mass., was arrested and charged with possession of drugs, believed to be marijuana. Dumais was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and given a court date of Aug. 7 at the 8th Circuit Court.

Monday, July 8

Accident: At 2:25 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 119 and Cathedral Road. Peter Simmonds, 30, of Richmond, who was driving a 2000 Lexus SUV, was transported by ambulance to Monadnock Hospital in Peterborough. The other driver, a 17-year-old resident of Rindge, who was driving a 2001 BMW, was evaluated at the scene and refused immediate medical attention. The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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