Sunday, March 30
Drug investigation: At 9:47 a.m., police were called to Walmart to speak with management about possible drug activity occurring within the store. Walmart management found a white powdery substance on top of a paper towel dispenser and a driver’s license. Police believed the powder to be cocaine and took the substance and the license for further investigation.
Vandalism: At 11:22 a.m., police were dispatched to Franklin Pierce University, Lakeview Dormitory, after a student called to report that the rear window of their car had been smashed out and a bumper sticker had been stolen. After police interviewed the vehicle owner they believe they have a suspect and they will be investigating. Police estimate the damage to the vehicle between two and three hundred dollars.
Arrest: At 12:35 p.m., Jessica Lemay, 29, of Gardner, Mass., and Joshua Mundell, 29, of Gardener, Mass., came to the police station to turn themselves in on a warrant for receiving stolen property. Lemay and Mundell were each processed and released on $1,000 personal recognizance and will be due in the 8th Circuit Court Jaffrey on May 7.
Theft: At 3:04 p.m., police responded to a call from Walmart’s loss prevention department who said someone had stolen a pressure washer. An associate stopped the suspect at the door and asked to see a receipt but the individual fled on foot before leaving in their vehicle. The store provided a description of the suspect and vehicle, and the vehicle’s plate number and police said they are investigating.
Domestic dispute: At 3:41 p.m., police were sent to Smith Drive for a report of a domestic dispute in progress. Upon arrival police determined that a husband and wife were having a verbal altercation over money but that no physical altercation was taking place. Police stood by to mediate the situation and urged the two parties to separate for a cooling-off period. Police left with no further incident.
Monday, March 31
Motor vehicle accident: At 6:56 a.m., police responded to Route 119 near the Mass. state line a report of a single vehicle crash. According to police Kevin Winn, 56, of Tyngsborough, Mass., was traveling west on Route 119 when hit ice and slush and lost control of his 2012 Toyota Highlander, hitting a roadway marker and sliding into a snowbank. No injuries were reported but the vehicle had to be removed from the snow by a tow truck and sustained moderate damage to the passenger side door. Winn was able to drive the vehicle away from the scene after the vehicle was removed.
Arrest: At 1:27 p.m., Chris Norton, 27, of Gardner, Mass., came to the police station to turn himself in on a warrant for second degree assault and criminal threatening. He was processed and released on $2,500 personal recognizance and will be due in the 8th Circuit Court Jaffrey on May 7.
Theft: At 5 p.m., police received a call from Alpine Motors of Rindge saying that sometime over the weekend someone had stolen a catalytic converter from beneath a car parked behind the building. Police say that the part had been clean cut from beneath the vehicle and they believe whoever did it had the proper tools. Police investigation is ongoing.