Peterborough police log

Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:30AM


Noise complaint: At 1:20 a.m., a resident reported hearing a loud animal or person behind his residence. Police checked the wooded area and found a skunk playing with trash.

Suspicious incident: At 9:30 a.m., a resident reported someone may have a key to his residence, because he found items in places that he had not put them. Police checked the residence thoroughly for any misplaced or stolen items and everything appeared to be in order. The caller was advised to change the locks if he felt unsafe and to call the Police Department right away if a suspicious vehicle or person is seen.

Found property: At 9:35 a.m., a driver reported seeing a purse by the road on Route 101. Police picked up the purse and brought it to the Police Department, where it was picked up by its owner.

Found property: At 9:47 a.m., a resident brought a stray dog to the Police Department. Police found the owner out looking for the dog and returned the dog to him.

Dog complaint: At 10:06 a.m., police received a report of a stray dog running around the playground at Peterborough Elementary School. The caller said it was chasing or running from an animal, jumped the fence and vanished into the woods. Police checked the area with no contact.

Property for destruction: At 10:29 a.m., police retrieved two discarded syringes and disposed of them at the fire department.

Accident: At 12:26 p.m., police took a report of an accident in the ConVal parking lot. The ignition of a 1974 MG MGB owned by Eugene Moody, 64, of Peterborough, switched on while the car was parked and it rolled back, hitting a parked 2012 Toyota Camry owned by Danielle Courtemanche, 38, of Peterborough. The MG had minor damage to the rear, and the Toyota had damage to the rear driver side and bumper.

Lost property: At 2:09 p.m., a resident reported her son lost a pair of prescription glasses last night between downtown and the traffic lights.

Accident: At 4:56 p.m., Madeline Ciocci, 19, of Peterborough, was driving a 2005 Volvo south in the area of Pine Street and Concord Street when she started to pull over to the right due to an ambulance approaching and collided with a 2017 Kia Sedona driven by Mindy Ryan, 45, of Goffstown, who was also driving south and trying to make a right turn onto Main Street. Ryan’s vehicle had minor damage to the passenger front and rear door and Ciocci’s car had minor scuff marks to the passenger front tire.

Dog complaint: At 5:03 p.m., a driver reported a stray dog on Old Street Road, then called back to say she had found its owner. Police spoke to both people about the laws of dogs running at large.

Suspicious incident: At 8:02 p.m., a caller reported seeing a man take license plates off a vehicle on Grove Street. Police found a person was bothering a family from out of town and the owner of the vehicle had taken his plates off to prevent the person from taking pictures of them.

Shots fired: At 8:50 p.m., a resident reported hearing three or four loud bangs, not sure if they were gun shots or fireworks. Police remained in the area for over 10 minutes and heard no shots or fireworks.

Accident: At 9:39 p.m., Tavontay Gonzalez, 19, of New Ipswich, was eastbound on Route 124 in a 2003 Volkswagon Jetta when he went off the road into the woods, rolling the Volkswagon onto its side. There were no injuries, and the vehicle was towed with extensive damage.


Welfare check: At 11:38 a.m., police checked a residence at the request of someone who was concerned about juveniles who were not allowed to be there. He spoke to the caller’s son and found the juveniles had left.

Dog complaint: At 12:10 p.m., a passerby reported a barking dog that may be in distress tied in a vehicle at the plaza. The vehicle was gone on arrival.

Welfare check: At 1:35 p.m., police checked on a resident at the request of a transportation company with whom he had arranged a ride earlier. He was fine, and the caller was notified.

Theft: At 4:53 p.m., a New Ipswich resident reported her purse was stolen from her vehicle at the playground. She later called back to say she had found her purse at home.

Suspicious person: At 6:37 p.m., a resident reported a man had taken his shirt off and was waving it around. Police checked on the man and found he had not broken any laws but was in an agitated mood.

Road hazard: At 9:22 p.m., police removed a car battery from the road on Route 202.

Road hazard: At 9:26 p.m., police moved a dead fox from the road on Route 202.

Disturbance: At 10:39 p.m., police responded for a report of a juvenile breaking things, screaming and punching holes into walls on Pine Street. Police spoke to the people involved separately. Police opened a case for possible domestic assault and criminal mischief.


Road hazard: At 1:15 a.m., police moved a fallen tree off of Route 101.

Road hazard: At 6 a.m., police notified the Department of Public Works of a tree blocking the road on Old Greenfield Road.

Road hazard: At 7:30 a.m., police notified the Department of Public Works of a tree hanging on another branch over the road on High Street.

Accident: At 12:51 p.m., Luke Wiggin, 39, of Mason, was driving his 2015 Toyota 4Runner through a parking lot on Grove Street when a 2005 Subaru Impreza operated by Fenia Benet-Higgins, 18, of Hancock, backed out of a parking space and hit him. The Toyota had moderate damage to the passenger front fender and bumper, and the Subaru had moderate damage to the passenger rear quarter panel and rear bumper. There were no injuries and both vehicles were driven away.

Suspicious vehicle: At 2:26 p.m., a resident reported seeing a vehicle at a vacant house on Route 136. Police found workers on site.

Found property: At 5:18 p.m., a debit card was turned in at the Police Department and the owner was contacted.

Suspicious person: At 7:22 p.m., police found two people behind a closed business and moved them along.

Welfare check: At 8:07 p.m., police checked on a family at the request of the Northfield Police Department. The children were happy, healthy and safe. Police advised the parent to contact the Northfield Police Department.

Assist: At 9:17 p.m., police checked a residence for a runaway at the request of the Nashua Police Department. The 15-year-old was found and placed into protective custody. She was later released to her mother.


Animal complaint: At 5:15 a.m., a resident reported that a black bear tried to get at his chickens and ducks on his porch. Fish and Game was notified.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 8:14 a.m., a motorist reported a truck ran two stop signs and almost hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The truck was last seen eastbound on Main Street.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 8:55 a.m., a driver reported a car was traveling on the wrong side of the road on Route 202, then went up Parmelee Drive to Monadnock Community Hospital. The vehicle was located at the hospital with no driver.

Dog complaint: At 10:17 a.m., a passerby reported a stray dog in the cemetery. Police checked the cemetery and surrounding area without finding anything.

Motor vehicle accident: At 11:38 a.m., police received a report of an earlier accident. Aaron Spear, 21, of Greenfield, and Gary Wilson, 63, of New Ipswich, exchanged information and were advised to fill out operator’s reports.

Assist: At 8:32 p.m., police spoke to an officer from the West Boylston Police Department about a package that had been sent from a Peterborough address.

Drug related: At 11:50 p.m., during a motor vehicle stop, police detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to having a small amount of marijuana and agreed to turn it over. Police seized marijuana and pipe for destruction and warned the driver for possession of a controlled drug.


Suspicious vehicle: At 1:40 a.m., police stopped a vehicle seen leaving a parking lot near a closed business and found the driver was an employee leaving work.

Welfare check: At 11:09 a.m., police checked on a resident at the request of Meals on Wheels. Police found he had been sleeping and was OK.

Road hazard: At 2:53 p.m., police removed a plastic casing that was hanging from a wire on Concord Street.

Lost property: At 3:08 p.m., a resident reported losing her wallet.

Suspicious incident: At 3:11 p.m., police reported an unwanted person had shown up at a school and was not wanted on the property. Police advised the school staff to fill out a no-trespass letter to be served to him. The letter was later served to the man.

Civil issue: At 4:23 p.m., a resident reported her vehicle keeps getting hit while parked at her residence. Police advised the woman to speak to her landlord about any complaints she has regarding the parking lot where she lives.

Dog complaint: At 4:28 p.m., police received reports of two dogs running loose and causing problems at the golf course. Police spoke with the owner, who was aware they had gotten out. Both dogs have been at large in the past. Police completed a civil forfeiture for one offense and a court complaint for the other.

Criminal threatening: At 5:22 p.m., an employee of a downtown business reported that a co-worker got mad at her and swore at her. She was afraid that if she did anything she would lose her job. According to the caller, there were several witnesses to the incident.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 5:23 p.m., a resident reported a vehicle constantly speeds up and down Vine Street. Police met with a driver and advised him of the complaint. The driver indicated that he would drive extra slowly in the neighborhood in the future.

Assist: At 7:48 p.m., police checked on a disabled vehicle at the request of the Temple Police Department. It was unoccupied and well off the road.


Suspicious vehicle: At 12:50 a.m., a driver found in a running vehicle in a parking lot on Hancock Road was programming his GPS.

Noise complaint: At 2:20 a.m., a Prescott Hill Apartments tenant complained about several juveniles being loud on the third floor. Police spoke with their mother and she apologized for the disturbance.

Assist: At 3:45 a.m., police assisted the Greenfield Police Department with a domestic dispute at the state park.

Accident: At 9:10 a.m., a Greenfield resident reported his son was in an accident at a plaza in Peterborough the previous night and had hit a vehicle, causing little or no damage. The other driver then backed up into his son’s vehicle, causing front-end damage. The drivers stopped and exchanged information.

Juvenile runaway: At 12:30 p.m., a resident of Village Lane reported her 9-year-old son had left after an argument, went fishing and had not returned home yet. While police were gathering more information, the child returned home.

Assist: At 2:10 p.m., police checked an address for a vehicle at the request of the Bennington Police Department.

Accident: At 3:55 p.m., Weltha Barker, 72, of Jaffrey, was driving south on Route 202 in a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek when she went off the road and hit a tree and a Self Storage sign. Barker and her passenger, Allen Cummings, 88, of Jaffrey, were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The vehicle was towed.

Motor vehicle complaint: At 6 p.m., police checked Route 101 West after a report of a vehicle with lane control issues but didn’t find anything.

Assist: At 8 p.m., police stood by while officers from the Hancock Police Department made an arrest on one of their warrants at a business on Hancock Road.

 Motor vehicle complaint: At 9:31 p.m., police checked Route 101 after a report of a vehicle with lane control issues.

Domestic disturbance: At 2:05 p.m., a resident reported a woman was knocking loudly on her neighbor’s door, went to the back of the residence and knocked on the rear window. The caller had seen the woman before at the apartment complex. Police checked the area without finding anyone.

Missing person: At 11:30 a.m., a resident reported his girlfriend’s daughter was missing. The child was last seen around 4 p.m. on Saturday. The child returned shortly after the incident was reported.

Suspicious person: At 10:05 p.m., a man seen walking outside with a flashlight on Granite Street. He was found to be a resident checking on his garden.

Civil issue: At 11 p.m., police spoke to a resident who asked about how to deal with his marital issues. He was advised to go to the court for divorce and custodial proceedings.

Suspicious vehicle: At 11:45 p.m., a vehicle in the South Meadow School parking lot was found to belong to a parent teaching his son to drive.