Peterborough Police Log: Aug. 29, 2013


Monday, Aug. 19

Dog complaint: At 7:13 p.m., a Dublin Road woman reported her daughter had been chased by a pit bull on Grove Street. An officer met with the Grove Street resident who is caring for the dog and explained the animal control law to him and potential consequences for violations.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Juvenile issue: At 3:50 a.m., a caller reported seeing a male teenager duct-taped to the stop sign on Grove Street in front of the Town Hall. Police located a 16-year-old resident who indicated his friend had taped him there as a prank. Police took the boy home and spoke to the fathers of both boys involved.

Complaint: At 4:22 p.m., police were notified that a couple of teenagers were driving a 4-wheeler up and down the bike path in the Pineridge area. A fairly new 4-wheeler was found parked on the bike path near Tarbell Road with no one around.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Assault report: At 2:12 p.m., a Grove Street resident reported that her 12-year-old granddaughter hit her in the head during an argument. The woman was not injured. Police spoke to the woman and the girl; no charges are being filed at this time due to the juvenile’s age.

Threatening: At 4:18 p.m., a Gulf Road resident reported receiving a threatening message from a Greenfield resident.

Accident report: At 4:47 p.m., a 17-year-old Antrim girl reported that her 2007 Kia Rio had been hit while it was parked in the parking lot at the Peterborough Plaza earlier in the day. The car had damage to the driver’s-side front headlight area and the rear bumper. The other driver, a 61-year-old Merrimack man, had left a note. Police contacted him and he said the van he was driving was larger than he was used to and he hit the other vehicle when turning out of a parking spot. Police documented information for insurance purposes.

Disturbance: At 5:08 p.m., several 911 callers reported seeing a man and a woman fighting in a car that was pulled over on Route 202 North. Police located a 19-year-old woman from Hancock who was crying and had lacerations to her face. According to police reports, the woman had been injured in Hancock and her male friend was trying to get her to the emergency room for treatment. An ambulance took the woman to Monadnock Community Hospital and police assisted at the hospital until the woman was under control.

Shots heard: At 7:30 p.m., a Longview Drive resident reported hearing what sounded like gunshots from woods right behind his house. Police didn’t hear any shots or find anyone.

Advice: At 7:57 p.m., an Old Jaffrey Road resident reported there was a live bat in his sink and he needed an officer’s help. He was advised to put on a glove, reach into the sink and remove the bat.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Assist: At 5:10 a.m., police assisted ambulance workers, who were called to Prescott Hill Apartments for a 35-year-old man who was not breathing. Ambulance personnel performed CPR and the man was taken to the Monadnock Community Hospital emergency room, where he later died.

Theft report: At 9:13 a.m., police opened an investigation after an Antrim man reported items had been stolen from his car the previous day while it was parked at Harborside Healthcare on Pheasant Road.

Disturbance: At 12:03 p.m., Monadnock Community Hospital security personnel reported a domestic issue at the main desk. Police met with a Sharon resident, who said she had been hit in the shoulder by her husband.

Theft report: At 2:40 p.m., a Greenfield resident reported that cash was taken from his vehicle’s glovebox while it was parked at a Jaffrey Road business.

Assault report: At 3:52 p.m., a Union Street resident reported she had been assaulted by three women, who hit her with a club and then left. The woman said she was not injured and did not want to press charges. Police opened an investigation.

Accident: At 4:07 p.m., a 2000 Chevrolet Impala driven by Marion Kangas, 88, of New Ispwich pulled out from Old Street Road onto Route 101 and was hit by a 2000 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Gary Hanson, 61, of La Crescent, Minn., who was westbound on Route 101. Kangas was taken by ambulance to Monadnock Community Hospital and was later airlifted to UMass Medical Center in Worcester Mass. Hanson was not injured. Kangas’s vehicle received extensive damage to the driver’s-side front and rear doors and quarter panel and was towed. Hanson’s truck had moderate damage to the front bumper and hood and was driven away.

Friday, Aug. 23

Assist: At 3:50 a.m., police went to N.H. Ball Bearings after getting a report of a person who appeared to be having psychological issues and was possibly violent and combative. An officer spoke with a Keene resident who appeared to be under the influence of a drug and claimed to have been awake for 2 1/2 days. The man agreed to go to Monadnock Community Hospital and was given a ride.

Complaint: At 9:45 p.m., a Rindge woman told police she had been driving on Route 124 in Sharon near Swamp Road when the driver of a pickup truck turned in front of her and sprayed rocks onto the roadway and her Toyota 4Runner, breaking her windshield and denting the hood. She said she felt it was done on purpose because she was traveling too slowly.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Suspicious incident: At 8:14 p.m., a Wilder Street woman reported that at 4:45 that morning she had heard someone possibly trying to get into her apartment. She was advised to contact police immediately when something like that happens.

Complaints: At 8:45 p.m. police went to Casalis Road after getting a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, police could smell that fireworks had been set off. Police stood by for a while and heard nothing else. At 9:18 p.m., police went to Lobacki Drive after a resident reported hearing a shot. Police checked the area, which was quiet.

Animal complaint: At 9:38 p.m., a Lounsbury Lane woman told police her son’s 8-foot-long python escaped into the ceiling of the house and they did not know how to get it out. The woman said she knew someone in Wilton she could call the next day to assist with the reptile.

Arrest: At 10:45 p.m., after responding to a reported domestic dispute on Granite Street, police arrested Alex Bourgoine, 20, of Peterborough and charged him with simple assault, domestic-violence related for physically assaulting his brother.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Juvenile issue: At 11:35 p.m., police spoke to four juveniles from Bennington who were walking downtown near the library. They were all out without permission and a parent picked them up a short time later.

Monday, Aug. 26

Theft report: At 9:06 a.m., a Richardson Road man reported that a garden hose and reel were stolen from outside his house.

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