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New Ipswich Police Log: July 15,2014

New Ipswich

Thursday, July 3

Warrant: at 12:29 a.m., police attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Page Hill Road, but the resident did not answer the door, police said.

Assist: At 8:55 a.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service with a 77-year-old woman on Tote Drive who was having difficulty breathing.

Criminal mischief: At 3:50 p.m., police responded for a disturbance/fight in the parking lot of TD Bank. Upon arrival, police met with two men involved in an argument that resulted in property damage to vehicles. Investigation will follow.

Lightening strike: At 9:50 p.m., police responded to 32 Will Dr. for a fire call, after it was reported that lightning had struck a house and a fire ensued. By the time police arrived, the fire had been extinguished. Police assisted as needed and then cleared the scene.

Friday, July 4

Wires down: At 7:35 a.m., police responded to a report of a fallen tree taking down an electrical wire on Greenville Road. The New Ipswich Fire Department put out several small fires and police conducted traffic until PSNH was able to repair the line.

Animal control: At 8:30 a.m., police were notified of a stray dog on Goen Road. A short time later, police were advised that the resident who had reported the dog had located the owner. Police verified that the owner had gotten the dog back and then cleared without incident.

Animal control complaint: At 12:25 p.m., police were advised of a black Lab loose on Temple Road. The dog was reported to be friendly and wearing a short leash. Police took the dog into custody for its safety and posted a photo of the dog on the department’s Facebook page.

Civil issue: At 1:03 p.m., police performed a civil standby on Davis Village Road.

Animal control complaint: At 5:28, a Temple Road resident reported a large black dog missing. Police returned an animal taken into custody earlier that day to the owner.

Saturday, July 5

Stranded motorist: At 7 a.m., police were advised of a vehicle broken down on Turnpike Road that had broken down over night and was pushed into the TD Bank parking lot. Police were informed that the vehicle would be towed that day.

Road hazard: At 9:32 a.m., while patrolling in the area of Turnpike Road, police noticed a large pot hole in the eastbound lane, and just after the pot hole a vehicle on the side of the road with the motorist changing a flat tire. In a short time, the tire was repaired and the vehicle was able to leave the area.

Arrest: Following a motor vehicle stop on Temple Road at 1:06 p.m., police found that the vehicle’s registration was suspended, as was the driver’s license to drive. Police arrested Christopher Steele, 20, of New Ipswich, and charged him with operating after suspension and suspension of vehicle registration. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date of Aug. 5 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Alarm: At 4:30 p.m., police responded to a motion alarm at the Barrett House on 79 Main St. Police checked the premises. The alarm had been activated by painters on the scene. Police were advised of a wedding a the location the following day, and that there would be people in the building making preparations.

Arrest: At 6:19 p.m., following a requested welfare check on a resident, police discovered that the resident, George Farnsworth, 29, of New Ipswich, had a warrant for his arrest, charging him with operation after suspension. Police subsequently arrested Farnsworth on the warrant. Once in custody, Farnsworth began fading in and out of consciousness, according to police, and police requested the assistance of Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service. Farnsworth denied medical attention, and was transported to the New Ipswich Police Station for processing. Farnsworth was released on $2,500 personal recognizance and issued a court date of Aug. 5 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Stranded motorist: At 10:50 p.m., police were notified by the owner of a stranded vehicle parked in the TD Bank parking lot that the vehicle would not be towed until the following day. Police advised that if the vehicle was not removed by the owner by the end of the day Sunday, it would be removed by police.

Sunday, July 6

Animal control complaint: At 6:18 a.m., police were advised by a Page Hill Road resident that their medium-sized, female dog, took off after being spooked by fireworks and hadn’t returned home. At 8:03 a.m., police were advised that the dog had been found.

Noise disturbance: At 9:10 p.m., a resident called to complain that someone in the area of Green Farm Road was shooting off fireworks. Police patrolled the area but did not hear any fireworks. Police made contact with a resident who informed police it was his fireworks, but that he was done for the night.

Monday, July 7

Suspected fraud: At 10:30 a.m., police were advised by a resident that his business phone had been called by a company who called themselves Public Electric. The caller told one of the employees that the electricity account had been red flagged due to overdue payments. When the number was called back from the business, the person who answered told him the same thing. The number was out of Texas.

Arrest: At 9:40 p.m., police arrested Trevor Nantel, 18, of New Ipswich on an arrest warrant charging him with criminal mischief. He was issued a court date of Aug. 5 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Manner of operation: At 10:29 p.m., police were advised of a green Toyota Tacoma with California plates allegedly all over the road in Greenville nearing New Ipswich on Turnpike Road. Police checked the area, but could not locate the vehicle.

Assist: At 11:46 p.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance crews with a man experiencing low blood sugar. The man was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment.

Tuesday, July 8

Motor vehicle accident: At 12:54 p.m., police responded to a reported vehicle off the road at Temple Road and Old Tenney Road. Zabariah Smith of New Ipswich was operating his 2003 Suzuki Aerio on Old Tenney Road, heading toward the intersection of Temple Road, when he struck the base of a tree adjacent to the roadway. As a result of the collision, the vehicle sustained major damage to the passenger side front tire, causing the vehicle to come to final rest sideways in the center of the roadway. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was towed from the scene at the owner’s request.

Motor vehicle accident: At 7 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Main Street, in which Deverton Beauvais of New Ipswich allegedly fell asleep while driving and crashed his vehicle into a stone wall.

Lost hikers: At 10:20 p.m., police responded to a report of lost hikers on Binney Hill near Binney Pond. New Ipswich Fire Department and N.H. Fish and Game officers located the hikers and assisted them from the woods.

Wednesday, July 9

Citizen assist: At 10:54 p.m., police responded to a 911 call for a lost motorist. Police responded to the Exodus Plaza, met the motorist and assisted her to a friend’s house.

Thursday, July 10

Assist: At 9:08 a.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance Services with a 55-year-old woman, who was dehydrated and very weak. The woman was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment.

Police information: At 12:04 p.m., a resident reported that the day prior, while picking up her son from the Main Street park, she had noted some teenagers who were drinking vodka mixed with Sprite. Police patrolled the area during the afternoon hours and spoke to several youth, none of whom showed signs of alcohol impairment.

Arrest: At 11:09 p.m., police responded to Highbridge Road for a motor vehicle accident and subsequently arrested Matthew Geiger, 25, of Greenville and charged him with DWI. Geiger was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date of Aug. 5 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

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