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Wednesday, Sept. 25

Civil: At 12:30 p.m., police responded to a report of an issue between a property manager and tenant at the Mountain Side Condos. The issue was over the tenant being accused of not following condo rules. Chief Steve Campbell, who responded to the incident, advised that the issue is a civil matter. No further action from the police was necessary.

Arrest: At 4:45 p.m., police arrested a 16-year-old juvenile, charging them with criminal mischief. The juvenile was spraying painting signs on South Bennington Road when a patrol officer discovered the individual. The was released from the Bennington Police Department, pending the filing of a juvenile petition with the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

Thursday, Sept. 26

Arrest: At 8 p.m., police arrested two juveniles, one 15-year-old and one 16-year-old, and charged them with underage possession of alcohol. According to Chief Steve Campbell Monday, the two juveniles turned themselves in for being in possession of alcohol after their families were notified by police. They were released on a summons, pending a court date of Nov. 7 at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

Friday, Sept. 27

Stalking: At 3:15 p.m., police served a stalking petition to a Main Street residence.

Arrest: At 7:30 p.m., police arrested Jason Byam, 35, of Bennington, charging him with endangering the welfare of a child and prohibitive sales of alcohol after a report was made to the Bennington police that Byam was buying alcohol for someone under the age of 21. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance, pending a Nov. 7 court date at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough. At the same time, a 16-year-old male juvenile was served a summons for underage possession of alcohol. His case will also be heard Nov. 7 at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Civil issue: At 5 p.m., police were requested to supervise the hand off of children. The request was made because of past issues between custodian and parent.

Theft: At 5:30 p.m., police took a report of a theft of a bicycle. A juvenile said he left his bike at a Greenfield Road residence and, when he returned, it was missing.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Arrest: At 5 p.m., police served Joseph Balch, 18, of Jaffrey a summons for underage possession of alcohol. He was released, pending a Nov. 7 court date at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

Civil issue: At 6:50 p.m., police responded to the Mountain Side Condos for an upset resident. Investigation revealed that she was upset because of an ongoing issue with condo management. She was advised that it is a civil matter.

Monday, Sept. 30

Arrest: At 10:15 a.m., police arrested Christopher LaChance, 25, of Antrim, charging him with harassment and criminal threatening due to making unwanted phone calls. He was released on $1,500 personal recognizance, pending a Nov. 7 court date at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Motor vehicle: At 4 p.m., police received a report of a speeding motor vehicle on Starrett Road. Police have identified the operator.

Suspicious vehicle: At 7:30 p.m., police responded to Onset Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Investigation revealed it was a truck dropping off construction equipment.

Arrest: At 5:15 p.m. p.m., Chief Steve Campbell went to a residence on Route 202 for a report of an unwanted person. Campbell learned Deborah LeFrancois, 54, of Bennington was the unwanted person at the residence. As LeFrancois was preparing to leave, she allegedly started assaulting the homeowner. Campbell attempted to handcuff LeFrancois, when she allegedly punched Campbell in the face. After getting her handcuffed and while waiting for backup, LeFrancois also spit on the homeowner and in Campbell’s face. Upon arrival of the Hillsborough officer, LeFrancois was being escorted to the cruiser when she managed to also kick Campbell, according to police reports. She was transported to the Hillsborough Police Department. She was charged with five counts of simple assault and one count of resisting arrest. She was released on $10,000 personal recognizance, pending a Nov. 14 court date at the 6th Circuit Court, Hillsborough.

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