Crime

Hancock: Bell indicted in string of break-ins

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Hancock man has been indicted by a Hillsborough Court Superior Court grand jury on five felony burglary charges for a string of break-ins last fall and spring. Justin Bell, 20, was indicted on Aug. 20 on the Class B felony charges. Authorities allege Bell broke into four Antrim businesses with or aided by Codie Andersen, 18, of Greenfield. Bell was indicted in connection with break-ins at Tenney Farm and … 0

Jaffrey: FD investigating cause of truck fire

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Jaffrey Fire Department is searching for answers after a pickup truck’s engine compartment became engulfed in flames while sitting in a driveway over the weekend. Firefighters responded to a Bradley Court residence after receiving a call at 9:33 a.m. Saturday, for a report of a pickup truck that caught on fire. The … 0

Francestown: Douglas chosen to head police

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fred Douglas, who has become a familiar face at the Francestown Police Department in the last few months, will be taking the helm as its new chief. Since March of 2015, shortly after the resignation of former Police Chief Steve Bell, Douglas began serving as the administrative manager of the department, filling a … 0

Court Logs - Aug. 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dublin Christopher Ponce, 30, Hinsdale, speeding, $350 fine suspended for 12 months. Hancock Claudia Messina, 18, Sullivan, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, charges not carried forward; possession of controlled/narcotic drugs, charges not carried forward; speeding, charges not carried forward; open container ordinance, $100 fine; unlawful possession … 0

Francestown: Interviews planned for police chief candidates

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — The town has narrowed in on hiring a part-time police chief, which would provide stability to a department in flux since the retirement of one officer and the resignation of two others, one of whom was the chief. The N.H. Association of Chiefs of Police will … 0

Police Logs: Antrim - Aug. 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Antrim Wednesday, July 29 Possession of drugs: At 6:20 p.m., police arrested Kelly Claborn, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, and charged her with possession of drugs and possession of controlled/narcotic drugs subsequent to a motor vehicle stop on Keene Road. Claborn was released on $2,500 personal recognizance and given … 0

Francestown Police Logs - Aug. 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Francestown Monday, July 27 Erratic operation: At 5:39 p.m., police received a call for a motor vehicle complaint where a vehicle was illegally passing other vehicles and failing to stop at stop signs in Wilton. The vehicle had last been seen driving on Route 136 toward Francestown but … 0

Police Logs: Jaffrey - Aug. 6, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Jaffrey Tuesday, July 28 Motor vehicle accident: At 3:10 p.m., police responded to River Street where a 2009 Ford Ranger driven by James Burrows, 70, of Jaffrey, backed into a dump truck driven by Derrek Trempe, 22, of Jaffrey. Burrows’ vehicle was severely damaged and the dump truck … 0

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Peterborough Monday, July 27 Hit (deer) and run: At 7:56 a.m., Darcy Lafrance, 37, of Newbury, said he struck a deer on Hancock Road at 10:20 the night before. The deer ran off, said Lafrance. There was damage to Lafrance’s 2002 Toyota Camry. Police spoke to him about … 0

Peterborough: Potter gets 4-14 years

Monday, August 3, 2015

DOVER — Did convicted arsonist Gregory Potter deserve 4 to 14 years in prison? Not according to his family and friends, who said the 24-year-old made a drunken mistake. The prosecution and members of the Durham Fire Department, … 0

Jaffrey/New Ipswich: Man charged with negligent homicide in 2014 car-versus-motorcycle fatality

Monday, August 3, 2015

A New Ipswich man has been charged with negligent homicide and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon in connection with a 2014 vehicular accident that killed a Jaffrey man. Ralph J. Calistro, 70, was indicted on July 23 … 0

Police Logs: Peterborough — August 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Peterborough Monday, July 20 Suspended license: At 11:39 p.m., Sgt. Richard Nelson stopped a vehicle for speeding on Wilton Road near Powers Bridge Road. Nelson subsequently arrested the driver, Peter Mwanza, 36, of Coral Springs, Florida. Mwanza was charged with driving after suspension. He was released on $1,000 … 0

Court Logs - Aug. 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Greenfield Spenser Cook, 21, Hudson, DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Andrew Beck, 35, Bennington, operating after suspension, $560 fine with $250 suspended for 24 months. Joshua Spaulding, 24, Whitefield, DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired … 0