Peterborough Police Log: March 25, 2014


Thursday, March 13

Accident: At 4:07 p.m., Robert Ayotte, 33, of South Sutton was backing a 2003 Ford pickup out onto Middle Hancock Road from Hadley Road when he hit a 2002 Volvo S60 operated by a 16-year-old girl from Peterborough. No one was injured. The Volvo had heavy front-end damage and was towed. The truck was not damaged and was driven away.

Accident: At 8:11 p.m., a 1998 Toyota Camry driven by Patrick Markson, 23, of Merrimack and a 2010 Dodge Journey driven by Phyllis Porter of Peterborough collided on Route 202 as Porter was attempting to cross from Pine Street onto Powersbridge Road. No one was injured. Both vehicles had front-corner damage and both were towed.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 9:23 p.m., police received a report of a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and crossing over lines on Route 101 near the Temple town line. Police located the vehicle in the area of Old Street Road and observed several line violations. After stopping the vehicle, police found indications of drugs in the vehicle. The driver gave his consent to search and upon locating evidence, the search was ceased and the vehicle was impounded pending a search warrant. The driver, who was not arrested or charged, was given a ride to his home in Peterborough. After a search warrant for the vehicle was issued, police found a hypodermic needle, which has been sent to the N.H. State Police crime lab for testing. The case is under investigation.

Friday, March 14

Arrest: At 9:18 a.m., Tracy Crowell, 37, of Peterborough turned herself in on a warrant charging her with issuing bad checks. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a March 31 court date.

School issue: At 9:19 a.m., South Meadow School staff reported a student had been found in possession of a folding knife while on school property. The knife was seized and the student’s parent was notified. She did not want the knife back and it was turned over to police for destruction. No crime had been committed and discipline was handled by the school.

Fraud report: At 11:55 a.m., police opened an investigation after a Peterborough resident reported checks had been stolen and forged. The amount of the forged checks was more than $1,700.

Theft report: At 4 p.m., a ConVal High School student reported that her camera had been stolen at the high school the previous week.

Accident: At 7:47 p.m., Galina Schwab, 28, of Greenfield was driving on Sand Hill Road when her 2003 Ford pickup collided with a deer. There was no damage to the truck and no injury. The deer was killed and was taken by a resident.

Criminal mischief: At 9:35 p.m., a Rindge resident reported her car had been damaged while parked at Adams Playground.

Saturday, March 15

Accident: At 10 a.m., Earl Collins, 53, of Rindge was driving on Grove Street and making a right turn onto Route 101 when his 2004 Honda Element was rear-ended by a 2012 Toyota Tacoma driven by Wendy Spack, 46, of Bennington. Spack’s vehicle had moderate front-bumper damage and Collins’ vehicle had heavy rear-end damage. No one was hurt. Both vehicles were driven away.

Accident: At 10:50 a.m., Michael Piroso, 29, of Peterborough, driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer, was stopped in the westbound lane on Union Street, attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Nature’s Green Grocer. Joseph Robbins, 56, of Peterborough was backed his 2000 Jeep Cherokee out of his driveway and collided with Piroso’s vehicle. The Trailblazer had moderate damage to the driver’s-side rear quarter panel and the Jeep had damage to the rear bumper and passenger’s-side tail light. No one was injured.

School issue: At 2 p.m., staff at the Well School notified police that an electrician had found drug items in an attic at the school. The items were seized for destruction.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 5:05 p.m., after getting a complaint about a vehicle being driven erratically on Route 101, police stopped the vehicle near the intersection with Union Street. The driver, who showed no signs of impairment, said he had forgotten his sunglasses and glare from the sun was in his eyes as he drove toward Keene. Police issued a warning for a yellow-line violation.

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