Hancock Police Log: Oct. 15, 2013


Thursday, Oct. 3

Trespassing report: At 10:30 a.m., the caretaker of a Jaquith Road property reported finding remnants of a campfire and a number of beer bottles on the land.

Assist: At 6 p.m., Chief Andrew Wood and Officer Melissa Hetrick fingerprinted volunteers at Hancock Elementary School.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Arrest: At 7:08 p.m., Manchester police reported that Bradley Coll, 41, of Jaffrey had been arrested on a Hancock warrant, charging him with operating after suspension, negligent driving, driving on unsafe tires and speeding. Wood said Coll was held on $2,000 cash bail and the next day pleaded guilty to the first three charges. The speeding charge was not carried forward. Coll was fined $250 for negligent driving, and his license was suspended for 30 days. He was also fined $250 for driving after suspension. The unsafe tires charge was placed on file with a guilty finding and a suspended fine of $72.

Monday, Oct. 7

Weather issues: Starting in the late afternoon, Wood responded to reports of trees or wires down due to inclement weather on Route 202, Duncan Road, Bennington Road, Forest Road, Cavender Road and Weston Road, where a falling tree knocked down power lines that came to rest on two parked vehicles. Wood was able to remove trees or debris in some cases, and state highway crews and PSNH crews were also called in. Some of the roads were barricaded while cleanup work was being done.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Arrest: At 5:06 p.m., Wood went to the town Highway Department on Bennington Road after getting a report of a suspicious person who was seen at the property and had left on foot after DPW Director Kurt Grassett spoke to him. Wood located the man, whom he identified as Joseph Romano, 36, of Swanzey. Romano was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Hopkinton Police charging him with disobeying a police officer. He was arrested, taken to the Hancock police station, and then released on $1,000 personal recognizance, with a court date on Oct. 22 in 6th Circuit Court, Concord, on the Hopkinton charge.

Suspicious people: At 9:05 p.m., Wood was notified about suspicious people at the bridge at the end of Cavender Road. At his request, Greenfield police responded to the bridge, spoke to two people, and moved them along.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Report: At 3:35 p.m., Hetrick went to Jaquith Road after a man reported seeing dead ducks on the side of the road. She found six dead male ducks and contacted the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

Assist: At 4:37 p.m., Hetrick spoke to a woman whose car was stopped on the side of Route 202. The woman said the engine had died and she was unable to get it started. Hetrick fixed a loose battery connection and the woman was then able to start the car and drive off.

Assist: At 8:30 p.m., Hetrick went to Antrim Road near Evergreen Hill, after getting a call from a bow hunter who said he had been dragging a deer that he killed out of the woods and had lost his deer tag in the process. Hetrick took photos and reported the incident to the N.H. Fish and Game Department.

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