Mason Police Log: March 26, 2013


Saturday, March 9

Assist: At 12:08 p.m., police assisted Lunenberg, Mass., police with a request for information on a Mason resident, who was allegedly involved in a suspicious person incident.

Sunday, March 10

Possible Fraud: At 2 p.m., a Mason resident contacted police with concerns over an email received from a friend who lives Kent, Wash., requesting that money be sent overseas. The resident had also been in contact with a friend who had received a similar email request from the same person. Police made contact with Kent police who contacted the Kent resident to confirm the request.

Shots fired: At 3:52 p.m., an anonymous caller reported gunshots on Old County Road from their home on Starch Mill Road. Police responded to the intersection of Old County Road and Gilman Hill Road and monitored the area. Police did not observe any gunshots.

Monday, March 11

Theft: At 8:20 p.m., a resident reported a theft of various items: five vehicle batteries, an engine with transmission, hand tools, air compressor and a generator. The owner believed the items were taken on the weekend of March 1 through March 3, and provided the name of a possible suspect.

Tuesday, March 12

Directed patrol: At 4:10 p.m., police monitored voting polls until closing at 7:13 p.m.

Assist: At 10:35 p.m., police responded to a request for assistance with an unruly person at a domestic assault investigation on Finn Back Road in New Ipswich. The request for assistance was canceled while police were enroute.

Wednesday, March 13

Harassment: At 2:30 p.m., a manager at Parker’s Maple Barn in Mason reported the son of an employee who calls multiple times a day. The caller allegedly hangs up if his mother doesn’t answer or isn’t there.

Thursday, March 14

Theft: At 1:30 p.m., A Mason resident reported that his 21-year-old had stolen his car around 9:30 a.m., and salvaged it at Turnpike Auto in New Ipswich for $300. Turnpike Auto contacted the man’s father to inform him of the incident. Police went to Turnpike Auto and someone there turned over the keys to the car. Turnpike reported the car did not need a title and the man had told them he no longer had the registration. According to his father, the 21-year-old had been using the car for a year up until two month ago, when his parents had taken it back.

Arrest: At 6:50 p.m., police arrested Benjamin Keenan, 21, of Mason at his residence on a bench warrant issued by the Nashua District Court. Keenan was held on cash bail at the Valley Street Jail in Manchester, pending arraignment on March 15.

Saturday, March 16

Animal complaint: At 12:15 p.m., police were advised of two bloodhound dogs on a Campbell Mill Road property, chasing the property owner’s small dog. The woman reported that the dogs have been at her residence before, and have not displayed any aggressive behavior. Police advised the woman to call immediately if the dogs return.

Citizen assist: At 4:45 p.m., police assisted a Merriam Hill Road resident who had locked herself out of her home.

Assist: At 7:20 p.m., police assisted the ambulance service with a medical call for an 18-month-old child having a seizure on Fitchburg Road.

Sunday, March 17

Road obstruction: At 3:51 p.m., police removed an 18-inch metal shield for a vehicle exhaust from the travel lane on Pratt Pond Road.

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