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Jaffrey

Tuesday, July 29

Arrest: At 9 p.m., after locating a vehicle known to belong to Troy Demmons, 18, of Jaffrey, police arrested Demmons on a warrant charging him with reckless operation. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a Sept. 4 court date in the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey. The warrant was issued as a result of a single-car accident on July 17, where excessive speed and driver inattentiveness were cited as the cause.

Friday, Aug. 1

Arrest: At 1:20 a.m., police observed a 1999 Chevy Suburban being operated erratically. Police stopped the vehicle for defective equipment. The operator, Kenneth R. Shepherd, 34, of Rindge, agreed to a breath test. Shepherd was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated; default or breach of bail conditions (contempt); possession of controlled/narcotic drugs; and driving or operating under the influence of drugs or liquor. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance with an Aug. 21 court date. His vehicle was towed and a passenger was given a courtesy ride home.

Accident: At 8:02 a.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover accident on Main Street. A 1999 Subaru Legacy, driven by David Brian Onorati, 57, of Jaffrey, while traveling west appeared to have crossed into the eastbound lane and driven off the roadway, striking a parked car, a cable barrier and posts, before rolling down an embankment, striking a tree and coming to rest on its roof. Onorati stated he was traveling westbound on Route 124 to a doctor’s appointment. He stated he had no recollection from the downtown area to the point when the car started to roll. There was no indication of braking or otherwise avoiding the accident. There were no indicators of impairment and his blood sugar level was normal, police said. It appears Onorati passed out at one point due to medical issues. The vehicle sustained heavy damages. The parked vehicle sustained minor damage.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Open container violation: At 12:12 a.m., police stopped to assist a motorist with a disabled vehicle and in the process discovered an open bottle of beer in the vehicle, operated by Levi B. Koskela, 23, of Dublin. Koskela was issued a town ordinance violation for open container.

Arrest: At 3:25 a.m., while on patrol police observed a 16-year old Gilsum boy riding a bicycle without a headlamp. Police stopped him and discovered he was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of alcohol. He was released on a summons to appear with a Sept. 4 court date. He was released into the custody of his parents.

Arrest: At 10:27 a.m., police stopped a 1998 Ford Mustang for failure to display a front license plate. A follow-up investigation revealed Dalton L. Pelkey, 19, of Hinsdale to be in possession of marijuana. He was issued a summons in lieu of arrest with a Sept. 4 court date in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Theft report: At 5:40 p.m., a Jaffrey resident came to the police station to report jewelry of hers stolen from her residence. She reported several pieces of jewelry missing, which she had discovered the previous night. She provided a list of people who knew where it was located. An investigation is to follow.

Arrest/warrant: At 7:40 p.m., as the result of a search conducted with a warrant at a Main Street residence on Aug. 1 where a large quantity of stolen electronic equipment was seized, Jacob Raymond Cormier, 25, of Jaffrey turned himself in on a warrant charging him with receiving stolen property.

Arrest/warrant: At 7:57 p.m., Eavin Stonebraker, 18, of Jaffrey turned herself in on a warrant applied for by Jaffrey Police Department on July 14 for possession of controlled/narcotic drugs. She was released on $1,500 personal recognizance and a copy of the bail paperwork was sent to Hillsborough police as she is out on bail for them for possession of a controlled drug. She has an arraignment date of Sept. 4.

Arrest: At 9:15 p.m., Michael W. Mannhaupt, 41, Hyannis, Mass., was escorted by officers from his National Guard unit to the Jaffrey Police Department to turn himself in. Mannhaupt was arrested and charged with prohibited sales; alcoholic beverages. He was released on personal recognizance. The arrest was the result of a police stop on July 9 where Mannhaupt was found with two 16-year old girls, both of Jaffrey, in his vehicle. Both girls were intoxicated and neither had ID on them. Mannhaupt did not appear to be drinking but had provided the alcohol. Both girls were taken into protective custody and released to their parents.

Monday, Aug. 4

Arrest/warrant: At 9:17 a.m., Peter F. Deiana, 23, of Jaffrey turned himself in on a warrant for possession of a controlled drug. The warrant was the result of a warrant-issued search of Deiana’s residence in search of prescription medications and other illegal controlled drugs. Multiple prescription medications were seized during the search. Deiana was arrested and charged with four counts of obtaining controlled drugs from two or more doctors; and possession of controlled/narcotic drugs. He was held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail with an Aug. 13 date for a probable cause hearing.

Arrest: At 7:20 p.m., while pulling out of a Peterborough Street business, police witnessed Patricia Bellerose, 20, of Jaffrey strike her mother in the head while the latter was in her vehicle. Bellerose was standing outside her mother’s vehicle when her mother accelerated forward into the parking lot, police said. Bellerose then allegedly walked up to the driver’s side window and struck her mother. Bellerose was arrested and charged with simple assault. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a Sept. 4 court date.

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