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Jaffrey police log: Oct. 3, 2013


Tuesday, Sept. 24

Domestic violence: At 10:16 p.m., officers responded to a residence on North Street for report of domestic disturbance. A male resident reported that his girlfriend was attempting to force entry into the residence. As a result of an investigation by police, Katerina Dunham, 18, of Jaffrey was arrested and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief, both domestic-violence related. Dunham was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a Nov. 7 court date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Open container: At 4:14 p.m., officers were checking a vacant lot on Peterborough Street when they observed two men drinking alcohol. David Anderson, 22, of Jaffrey and Shawn Seymour, 50, of Swanzey were both issued must-appear summons for the violation of open container town ordinance. Anderson and Seymour were issued an Oct. 3 date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Lost property: At 4:23 p.m., a resident of Wheeler Street dropped off a turquoise iPod and docking station at the Police Department, which the resident found on the side of the road on Wheeler Street. If you are missing this item, contact the Jaffrey Police Department at 532-7865 or

Protective custody: At 6:13 p.m., officers received a complaint of a drunken male subject attempting to walk on Stratton Road near Squantum Road. Shawn Seymour, 50, of Swanzey allegedly could not walk straight, and was carrying a backpack-like bag. Officers located Seymour and placed him into protective custody for alleged intoxication. Seymour was later released to a friend.

Friday, Sept. 27

Operating after suspension: At 2:12 a.m., officers were on patrol and noticed a motor vehicle rolling very slowly through the Main Street and River Street intersection. After speaking with the driver, officers learned the transmission had failed and the vehicle would no longer operate. After further investigation, the driver, Bryan O’Sullivan, 26, of Jaffrey, was found to be operating with a Massachusetts license under suspension. O’Sullivan was issued a must-appear summons for operating after suspension and was given a Nov. 7 date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Possession: At 1:03 a.m., police stopped a motor vehicle on River Street and, after further investigation, arrested both the driver and passenger. The driver, Adam Roellke, 18, of Forestdale, Mass., was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug, believed to be marijuana, and transportation of alcohol by a minor. The passenger, Gary Pace, 19, of White Plains, N.Y., was also arrested for unlawful possession of alcohol. The vehicle was towed, and both Roellke and Pace were released to a friend on $1,000 personal recognizance each and issued a Nov. 7 date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

Accident: At 8:43 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on North Street. Jesseman Evans, 38, of Jaffrey, was driving a 1998 Buick and Sarah Shea, 22, of Rindge was driving a 2002 Mercury. As Evans was backing the Buick onto North Street, Shea pulled her Mercury out from Goodnow Street onto North Street, and the Mercury struck the Buick. Shea allegedly never saw another car and drove into the passenger’s side of the Buick. No injuries were reported, and both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Accident/DWI arrest: At 4:45 p.m., officers responded to Dublin Road for report of a motor vehicle rollover. After on-scene investigation, the driver of a 2001 Chevy, Robert Deschenes, 45, of Jaffrey, was arrested and charged with DWI and operating without a valid license. He was transported back to the Police Department, where he was released on $1,000 personal recognizance; he was issued an Oct. 3 date at 8th District Court, Jaffrey. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The cause of the single-vehicle crash appears to be the result of Deschenes’ impairment as he, traveling northbound, drove his vehicle into the southbound lane of travel, nearly striking other vehicles. Deschenes ultimately drove off the southbound side of the road, where police found him. No injuries were reported.

Hit and run: At 9:45 p.m., officers received report of a hit-and-run crash on Blake Street. Melanie McManamon, 23, of Fitzwilliam allegedly struck a parked vehicle and started to speak to the vehicle’s owner, when she took off without leaving the required information. While officers were taking the report, McManamon’s vehicle, a 1998 Ford Explorer, returned to the area of Blake Street. Officers ordered McManamon to stop, but she did not. McManamon ultimately stopped in the middle of Stratton Road, where she was arrested and charged with DWI and conduct after an accident. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance and was given a Oct. 3 date at 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Chasing and yelling: At 11:13 p.m., officers received a report of a man walking on Main Street toward downtown who allegedly had a woman chasing him and yelling at him. Officers located Candice Martin, 37, of Jaffrey, sitting on sidewalk in front of St. Patrick’s Church. Martin was found to be intoxicated and was taken into protective custody. Due to what appeared to be a self-inflicted wound, the ambulance was dispatched and ultimately transported Martin to Monadnock Community Hospital for a minor injury. She was treated and released into the custody of her mother.

Monday, Sept. 30

Speed: At 9:50 a.m., officers stopped a motor vehicle on North Street. The driver, Joshua Given, 20, of Jaffrey, was allegedly traveling in his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta at 68 mph in a posted 30 mph zone, according to police. Given was issued a must-appear summons for speed with a date of Nov. 7 at 8th District Court, Jaffrey.

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