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POLICE BLOTTER HAVERHILL POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVERHILL—On March 3, Gerald Catterall, 43, of Lisbon, was arrested under a 12 hour domestic violence law; criminal threatening (use of deadly weapon). Catterall appeared in Haverhill District Court on March 1 1. ’1‘ On March 4, Haverhill Police arrested Dustin Towle, 25, of Corinth, for driving after revocation/ suspension. Towle will appear in Haverhill District Court on April 2. * 2i: * On March 4, Haverhill Police cited in lieu of arrest Carl Jackson, 64, of Bradford, for driving after revocation/ suspension. * On March 6, Haverhill Police cited in lieu of arrestDylan Hayward, 30, of Newbury, for driving after revocation/ suspension. * * On March 11, Haverhill Police arrested Ian Gonzalez, 18, of South Ryegate, on a bench warrant. Gonzalez will appear in Haverhill District Court on May 20. * * On March 12, Haverhill Police arrested Vincent Whitaker, 33, of Haverhill on a bench warrant. Whitaker was arraigned and released by the court on personal recognizance bail. * * )I( On March 12, Haverhill Police arrested Vincent Whitaker, 33, of Haverhill for operating a motor vehicle without alcohol ignition interlock equip- ment. Whitaker was arraigned and released by the court on personal recognizance bail. * )II The Haverhill Police Department has responded to and/or investigated the following calls: March I, responded to Dartmouth College Highway and took a report of felonious sexual assault. This case is currently under investigation. Responded to Central Street and took a report of theft by unauthorized taking. This case is currently under investigation. * March 3, responded to School Lane in Haverhill and took a report ofburglary. This case is currently under investigation. Responded to Ray Hill Circle in Haverhill and took a report of burglary. This case is currently under investigation. ' * * ’I‘ r ‘ March 7, responded to Becket Drive and took a report of a missing person. This case is closed due to the person being located. * =Ir March 9, responded to Oak Ridge Park in Haverhill for an unattended death. * * * March 1 I, responded to County Road in Haverhill and took a report of issuing bad checks. This case is currently under investigation. , a * >1: > March 1 [2,1took _a report of criminal mischiefahd simple assault. This case is currently under investigation. Responded to Dartmouth College Highway in Woodsville and took a report of found syringes. The syringes were disposed of. =k it: * March 13, took a report of disorderly conduct. This case is currently under investigation. * * Haverhill Police also responded to the following: March 1, Dartmouth College Highway in Haverhill, two car motor vehicle accident; Central Street in Woodsville for an unreportable motor vehicle accident. it It March 2, Central Street in Woodsville, two car motor vehicle accident. at * March 3, Dartmouth College High- way in Woodsville, unreportable motor vehicle accident. '1‘ It March 4, French Pond Road in Haverhill, unreportable motor vehicle accident. * * )l‘ r March 7, Dartmouth College High- way in Haverhill, unreportable motor vehicle accident. 3|: March 1 1, Dartmouth College Highway in Woodsville, one car motor vehicle accident. II= Also, sex offender registration (one); citizen assist (three); animal complaint (three); disturbance-no crime (two); 91 I hang up (two); welfare check (six); suspicious vehicle/person (one); assist other agency (six); sex offender travel permit (one); property found (one); request to filea report (two); request to speak with an officer (two); alarm activation (two); domestic disturbance- no crime (two); juvenile matter-no crime (two); motor vehicle complaint—no crime (one); vin verification (one); suspicious activity-no crime (one); and (ost property (one). it: * The Haverhill Police Department issued the following warnings and citations: speeding (48); multiple beam lighting (eight); uninspected vehicles (three); defective equipment (three); operating without lights (two); stop signs; yield signs (two); improper turn (one); failure to dim lights (one); unregistered vehicle (one); tail lamp and reflectors (one); and following too closely (one). * * ill All individuals are presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE TWIN MOUNTAIN—On Feb. 26 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Ryan Fissette, 39, of Lyndonville was cited for driving after revocation or suspension on Route 135 in Monroe. The arresting officer was Trooper David Appleby. lit * it On Feb: 28 at approximately 2 :3 0 p.m., Tracy Thurston, 48, of Fairlee was arrested on a benc warrant and for driving after revocation or suspension 1. and cited for a hands—free violation on Route 10in Orford. The arresting officer was Trooper Timothy Larrabee. * * * On March 1 at approximately 4:20 p.m., Christopher Eastman, 32, of Sheffield, Vermont was cited for driving afier revocation or suspension and operating a vehicle without a valid license on Tunnel Stream Road in Benton. The arresting officer was Trooper Timothy Larrabee. * * On March 8 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Jesse Henry, 27, of North Attleborough, New Hampshire was taken into protective custody—alcohol— on Westview Road in Bath. The arresting officer was Trooper Timothy Larrabee. * On March 1 1 at approximately 1 1 :40 a.m., Traci Sackett, 37, of Warren was arrested for: vehicular assault and negligent driving on Lake Tarleton Road in Warren. The arresting officer was Trooper Alexa Tucker. * * * On March 13 at approximately 19:40 p.m., Christopher Erdman, 44, of Redlands, California was arrested for two bail violations on Tunnel Stream Road in Benton. The arresting officer was Trooper Nathan Hamilton. THETFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT THETFORDmThe following is the Thetford Police Department activity report for Feb. 24 to March 2 On Feb. 25 at 3:24 p.m., TPD responded to a motor vehicle complaint— vehicle stuck in snow—on Sawnee Bean Road. * On Feb. 26 at 9:31 a.m., TPD conducted a foot patrol at TA on Academy Road; at 12:37 p.m., TPD conducted a VIN check on Asa Burton Road; at 5:01 p.m., TPD received a report of a single vehicle crash with no injury on Tucker Hill Road; at 6:38 p.m., TPD conducted traffic control for East Thetford Water Company during repairs on Route 1 13. ~ * At Feb. 27 at 8:59 a.m., TPD conducted fingerprints at TPD on Route 113; at 10:57 a.m., TPD conducted a VIN check on Route 1 13; at 4:04 p.m., TPD received a report of a disabled vehicle hindering plowingat the Park & Ride on Route 1 13. *lIUI‘ On Feb. 28 at 8:35 a.m., TPD received a report of a pig in road on Route 1 13; at 9:28 a.m., TPD received a motor vehicle complaint—vehicle lost control, stuck on shoulder, no damage— on Route 113; at 9:46 a.m., TPD received a trespassing complaint— landlord/tenent dispute, recovered sto- len property~on Lower Bailey Road; at 1:30 p.m., TPD assisted a citizen with disposal of found drug paraphenalia on Route 1 13; at 6: I 3 p.m., TPD assisted a citizen with disposal ofexpired drugs at TPD on Route 1 13. *** On March 1 at 8:40 a.m., TPD conducted a child safety seat check on Route 113 atTVFD;at 11:38 a.m., TPD . 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Jct. of Route 10 & 25A - Orford, NH 03f" - 603-353-4555 a “A Family Business Since 1968” _‘ PTO'S REMIR, INC. ., 24W&mdam7m2¢m MMSW 802-222-4774 0 South Main Street ' Bradford, VT received a report of a residental panic alarm—false—on Macs Way; at 3:02 p.m., TPD conducted a VIN check on Lower Bailey Road; at 9:24 p.m., TPD received a report of suspicious behav- ior’elderly woman walking on road, gone on arrival—on Route 5. THETFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT THETFORD—The following is the Thetford Police Department activity report for March 3 to March 9: On March 4 at 11:24 a.m., TPD assisted EMS on Cross Street; at 12:26 p.m., TPD conducted a foot patrol at TES on Route 113. *** On March 5 at 12:41 p.m., TPD received a report of suspicious behav- ior—unwanted contact from past rela- tionship—on Route 5; at 12:44 p.m., TPD responded to Academy Road for a minor crash hours prior, parties exchanged info, no report taken; at 6: 10 p.m., TPD conducted a VIN check on Route 1 13. *** On March 6 at 2:50 p.m., TPD assisted a citizen with disposal of an unwanted firearm on Houghton Hill Road; at 11:59 p.m., TPD conducted a welfare check on Tucker Hill Road. *** t On March 7 at 11:51 a.m., TPD conducted a foot patrol at TA on Academy Road; at 3:53 p.m., TPD conducted a citizen assist—continuation of MV complaint from March 5—on Academy Road; at 2:56 p.m., TPD Executed search warrant from case on Feb. 28—identified seized trailer as being stolen from Newport, NH—on Lower Bailey Road; at 5:18 p.m., TPD condcuted a VIN check on Miller Pond Road. *** On March 8 at 10:20 a.m., TPD conducted a fingerprints for school employment on Route 1 13; at 1:52 p.m., TPD received a report of possible online threats sent/received outside of Thetford on Route 113; at 2:26 p.m., TPD conducted a VIN check at TPD; at 9:22 p.m., TPD assisted VSP with suspicious incident~possible burglary in progress- on Barberry Road in Topsham. * * * On March 9 at 6:04 p.m., TPD conducted a civil stand by while subject retrieved personal property on Route 113; at 11:05 p.m., TPD received a report of a suspicious vehicle pulled into driveway, gone on arrival on Route 5 Adults $5, Students Free. 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Further investigation revealed that a vehicle, driven by Gale Bretton, 59, of Lyndon Center, struck a vehicle operated by Baley Wood, 82, of Barton, after it merged onto [-91 from exit 16. Bretton’s vehicle was towed, while Wood’s vehicle was driven from the scene. * * On March 12 at 7:30 p.m., VSP responded to the report of an overturned tractor-trailer on 1-9 1 south in Thetford. Further investigation revealed the vehicle traveled off the west side of the roadway and rolled onto its side. The operator, Michael Allen, 55, of Columbia Falls, Maine, was transported to Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center for his injuries. The investigation of this crash is ongoing. *** On March 12 at 11:42 p.m., VSP received a report of a temporary restraining order violation. The com- plainant advised Troy White, 47, of Ryegate, called a coworker and also sent a F acebook friend request. Further investigation revealed the temporary restraining order was in effeCt and White was in violation. White was issued a citation to appear in Orange County Superior Court to answer to the above charge. *** On March 18 at approximately 5:55 p.m., VSP received a report of a tWO— vehicle crash located near the intersec- tion of Route 25 and Route 5. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Bradley Phelps, 62, of Bradford, failed to properly yield to Amber Harrington, 29, of Topsham, as he was turning lefi into the Bradford Mini-Mart. 68 Years in Business APRIL March 2 7, 2019—JOURNAL OPINION—Page 5 Harrington was traveling west on Route 25, and was unable to avoid colliding with Phelps. No injuries were reported at the scene. *** On March 22 at 3:06 p.m., VSP responded to a two-car crash on Route 25 by Chelsea Road in Bradford. Investigation found Bryce Osgood, 65 of Corinth, failed to yield while turning left on to Chelsea Road front'Route 25 with his 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Ashley Hart, 28 ofNewbury, attempted to avoid the collision as Osgood pulled in front ofher, but ultimately struck the rear of his‘ vehicle with the right side of her 2014 Hyundai Sonata. Neither operator sustained injury. *** On March 24 at approximately 8 a.m., VSP responded to a reported citizen dispute in West F airee. Upon arrival, VSP discovered that a TV had been taken from a rented room in the residence. Further investigation found that the TV was in the possession oflrene Gadapee, 57, of West Fairlee. Police were able to determine that Gadapee (the landlord) entered Katlin McCool’s, 21, of West Fairlee, room (a tenant) without providing 48-hour notice, and took possession of the TV that did not belong to Gadapee. Gadapee was cited into Orange Superior Court to answer to the charge of burglary.(no force). * * On March 24 at approximately 2 p.m., VSP initiated a traffic stop on 1-91 south nearmilemarker 103 inNewbury. During the traffic stop, two of the passengers, Megan Metcalfe, 26, of Perkinsville, VT, and Tharen Amidon, 26, of Perkinsville, VT, gave fake names. When there real names were deter- mined, it was found that Metcalfe had an in-state warrant for failure to appear and Tharen Amidon had an extraditable warrant from New Hampshire as well as an in—st'ate warrant. During the traffic stop, the operator, Tabytha Amidon, 23, of Perkinsville, VT, also lied to assist in concealing her passenger’s identities. Tharen Amidon and Metcalfe were both taken into custody on the warrants and false information to a police officer charges. Tabytha Amidon was cited and released roadside for false infonnation'to a police officer. Metcalfe was processed and taken to the Northeast Correctional Complex on the in-state warrant with $200 bail. 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Scuffle leads to school lockdown WAITS RIVERwPolice say a dispute that started outside the courthouse in Chelsea, continued to a Vershire roadside, and moved over to Waits River Valley School prompted a school lockdown earlier this month. According to a Vermont State Police news release, three people were involved in a verbal dispute on March 12 outside Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea. They eventually dispersed, but soon became embroiled in a physical altercation on Route 1 l 3 in Vershire alter a vehicle driven by Derrick Steams, 28, of Topsham was bumped from behind by a car driven by a male, not identified by police, as the two vehicles were traveling east on Route 113. There was no damage sustained by either vehicle after the collision, but Stearns allegedly exited his vehicle and proceeded to strike the male in the head and face several times before punching the male’ struck causing damage. Then. all three parties became engaged in a verbal and physical altercation over child custody at the Waits RiverValley School. This incident resulted in Steams allegedly striking and kicking the male several times. Samantha Moore, 37, of Corinth also allegedly struck the male several times. Steams was told to leave the school numerous times by staff, but refused. Staff members who witnessed the assault placed the school in lockdown until police arrived at approximately 2:40 pm. Steams was arrested for two counts of simple assault, unlawful mischief (felony), disorderly conduct, and unlaw- ful trespass. He was processed at the Bradford outpost and released on a citation. ‘ Moore was issued a citation for domestic assault and disorderly conduct. The unidentified male was issued a traffic ticket for following too closely on Route 1 13. ZZA OPEN MIC: -- FRIDAYS& AW. SATURDAYS! 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