Hancock Police Log: Aug. 22, 2013


Friday, July 19

Assist: At 5:02 p.m., Officer Melissa Hetrick assisted Greenfield police with arrests at Greenfield State Park.

Saturday, July 20

Assist: At 8:21 a.m., Officer Frank Shea assisted rescue workers on Boutwell Road, where an elderly woman was having back pains. She was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital.

Accident: At 8:56 a.m., John Baybutt, 58, of Bennington, driving a 2000 GMC pickup truck, hit a parked, unoccupied 2006 Lincoln Town Car owned by William Ross, 73, of Wilmington, Mass., as Baybutt backed out of a parking space on Main Street. The Lincoln had minor damage. Baybutt’s truck was not damaged.

Accident: At 12:15 p.m., Shea went to Bond’s Corner Road near Eaton Road after a 1998 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Kenneth Brunini, 73, of Nashua, went off the road. According to witnesses who were riding in a charity ride with Brunini, the motorcycle got too close to the shoulder as Brunini was rounding a curve. Brunini said his back was painful and he was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital for evaluation.

Sunday, July 21

Assist: At 11:32 p.m., Shea assisted rescue workers with a 21-year-old woman on King’s Highway who was having difficulty breathing. She was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital.

Wednesday, July 24

Tree down: At 8:50 a.m., Chief Andrew Wood went to Prospect Hill Road after a falling tree took down wires. Town highway workers and a PSNH crew repaired the damage.

Search warrant: At 12:45 p.m., Wood, Hetrick, Shea and Greenfield Sgt. Glenn Roberge executed a search warrant at a Forest Road residence, as part of a criminal investigation.

Friday, July 26

Assist: At 8:17 p.m., Hetrick assisted rescue workers on Bennington Road. A 40-year-old woman having difficulty breathing was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital.

Saturday, July 27

Dumping: At 9:29 a.m., police were notified of items dumped outside the door of the Highway Department garage. Police were unable to find anything in the trash that identified the owner.

Complaint: At 11:40 a.m., a Prospect Hill Road resident reported that an older man in a blue van was driving door to door, passing out religious information. Police located a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses and notified them of the complaint.

Assist: At 8:50 p.m., Hetrick helped a Longview Road resident who is on oxygen, with lifting an oxygen tank out of the trunk of a car and installing it.

Sunday, July 28

Accident: At 4:54 p.m., Shea went to Stoddard Road after two cars collided. A 17-year-old Peterborough boy said he had missed the turn at Davenport Road and slowed his 1999 Chevrolet in order to turn around. As he waited for an oncoming car to pass, his car was hit in the rear by a 2001 Hyundai, driven by Amanda Gagne, 20, of Peterborough. Gagne said she had attempted to stop but was unable to do so before hitting the Chevrolet. No one was injured. The Hyundai was towed. The Chevrolet was driven away.

Tuesday, July 30

Driving complaint: At 7 p.m., after getting a report of a car being driven erratically on Peterborough Road, Officer John Minichiello stopped the car. It was being driven by a 41-year-old person who had never learned to drive and was getting a driving lesson.

Wednesday, July 31

Dog complaint: At 12:45 p.m., a woman reported that a loose dog ran out at her as she was riding a horse on Shady Lane. The owner of the dog was notified that he needs to keep his dog under control and on his property.

Theft report: A Link Road woman reported that items had been stolen during a wedding and reception on Link Road a few days earlier. Two guests said money had been taken from purses and a change drawer was missing.

Accident: At about 11 p.m., Bradley Coll, 42, formerly of Hancock, was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup truck on Kimball Road when he failed to negotiate a sharp turn and crashed head-on into a tree. Shea came upon the accident while patrolling. He called for assistance and, after determining that Coll was in stable condition, waited for Hancock rescue workers to arrive. Coll was removed from the truck and taken to Monadnock Community Hospital, where a helicopter had been called in to take him to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. The truck was towed. Wood said the accident is under investigation.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Arrest: At 12:24 p.m. police arrested Tawni Chamberlain, 23, of Hancock on an electronic bench warrant charging her with failure to pay court fines.

Friday, Aug. 2

Complaint: At 8:55 a.m., Hetrick went to Old Dublin Road after getting a complaint that a crew of tree trimmers were not directing traffic at the site where they were working. She spoke to the workers about complying with flagging regulations.

Accident/Arrest: At 10:38 p.m., Shea came upon a group of people next to a Hyundai Sonata that had gone over an embankment on Cavender Road. As he drove up, he noticed a man run into the woods and then come back out. Shea spoke to the man, who he identified as Daniel Forrest, 18, of Temple. Forrest said he had accidentally backed over the embankment. Shea went into the woods, where he found two plastic bags filled with marijuana, a glass pipe and an eyedropper filled with liquid. When questioned, Forrest said the items were his and that the eyedropper contained a mixture of marijuana and alcohol. Forrest was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance with a Sept. 3 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey. People at the site told Shea that a tow truck was on the way to pull out the car.

Saturday, Aug. 3

Tow needed: At 3:45 p.m., Hetrick went to Cavender Road after getting a report of a vehicle that had gone off the road. She found the Hyundai that Shea had located earlier, with many people around it. A town truck was called and the car was removed.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Juvenile issue: At 11:35 a.m., Hetrick spoke to a Bennington Road girl who was riding a motorized pocket bike on Main Street. She told the girl it was not legal to ride the small motorcycle on the road or the sidewalk. Shortly afterward, she stopped a boy who was riding the same pocket bike and gave him the same information.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Assist: At 2:09 p.m., Wood and Minichiello assisted Stoddard police and state police at a two-car accident on Route 9.

Warning: At 3:10 p.m., Wood was told that a Forest Road man was walking about naked on his own property. Wood spoke to the man, telling him he should not be nude if people could see him.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Loose dog: At 9:51 a.m., Shea located a dog loose on Shady Lane. Police had received a number of complaints about the dog, and Shea issued the owner a civil forfeiture notice for letting a dog run loose.

Accident: At 12:55 p.m., Shea responded to an accident on Forest Road at the intersection with Orchard Road. Mary Dupland, 69, of Brattleboro, driving a 2004 Pontiac Vibe, failed to yield as she was coming up Orchard Road and ran into the side of a 1993 Volvo, driven by Benjamin Kilbride, 20, of Antrim. No one was injured and both cars were driven away. Dupland was given a warning for failure to yield.

Assist: At 3:25 p.m., Shea assisted rescue workers on Old Hancock Road. An elderly woman who was ill was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital.

Friday, Aug. 9

Accident: At 7:09 a.m., Hetrick located a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that had gone over an embankment on Route 202. The driver, Raymond Dewing-Baird, 23, of Antrim said the accident had happened earlier and he had walked home. The car was towed out.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Accident: At 8:34 a.m., Wood went to Bennington Road near North Road, after a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by a 16-year-old Antrim girl rolled over and went off the side of the road, hitting a telephone pole. The driver appeared uninjured but she was taken to Monadnock Community Hospital as a precaution. The car was towed.

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