Jaffrey police logs: Aug. 27, 2013
Friday, Aug. 16
Motor vehicle accident: At 4 p.m. George Carmichael, 55, of Rindge came to report that on Aug. 14, while his vehicle was parked at his place of work, it had been struck. Carmichael showed police the marks on the top of the tailgate, where there were two small dents.
Sunday, Aug. 18
Suspicious activity: At 12:33 a.m., officers responded to the area of 495 Dublin Road for a report of people in the roadway lighting something on fire. Upon arrival the group had dispersed and officers located a smoldering shirt in the roadway. The reporting party stated she saw three females lighting the shirt. While officers were removing the shirt from the roadway, a large group of people approached from the north. Officers found one man to be in possession of an open container. Dana Melanson, 32, of East Templeton, Mass., was issued a summons for the violation of open container, to respond to the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey within 30 days. The group claimed to have no involvement in the fire. Officers also spoke with subjects at a nearby party who denied any involvement. No charges were filed.
Motor vehicle accident: At 4:05 a.m., officers responded to Gilmore Pond Road for a single car motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found the vehicle was traveling Westbound on Gilmore Pond Road, when the vehicle drifted into the opposite lane, went off the road and struck a stone wall. The operator, Sonjia Muhonen, 18, of Jaffrey, stated she was uninjured, and told police she fell asleep while driving her 2002 Ford Escort home from New Ipswich. Muhonen was not injured. The vehicle was towed to her residence.
Motor vehicle accident: At 1:42 p.m., Amy Gravel, 34, of Jaffrey, was driving her 2005 Chevy Trailblazer on Peterborough Street when Keith Martin, 65, of Rindge who was driving a 2013 Ford Fusion, drifted into her lane and the vehicles collided. Martin stated to police that he had fallen asleep while driving. Martin had a minor injury resulting from the deployment of his airbag. Neither Martin nor Gravel were transported to the hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.