Chester Police Log for March 11 through April 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested.

Chester Police Badge copy2Wednesday, March 11, 9:30 p.m.

A Reservoir Road resident reported that his mailbox had been shot with a gun. The responding officer found no evidence of damage by a firearm, but noted that it looked like the box had been hit with a baseball bat.

Monday, March 16, 9:37 p.m.

An officer responded to a driver on Route 11 East. The driver said she had hit a beagle when it ran out in front of her car. The officer searched the area and did not find the animal. Making contact with a resident of a nearby house, the officer learned that the dog had escaped and was subsequently found dead at the house.

Wednesday, March 18, 1:49 p.m.

A Dean Brook Road resident reported a theft of 10 new 250-foot rolls of electrical wiring.

Wednesday, March 18, 8:40 p.m.

Police went to the scene of a one-car accident, on Route 11 east, where they were met by an off-duty officer. The off-duty officer said that he was at the Pizza Stone having dinner when he saw a woman who was drinking wine at the bar before getting cut off by the bartender. He said the woman then left the bar. He left shortly thereafter and came across the accident, recognizing the defendant as the woman drinking wine. The vehicle was perpendicular to the road with its rear end partially in the westbound lane and the front end in a snowbank on the shoulder of Route 11 East. The driver, a 21-year-old woman, was standing near the vehicle and said she did not need an ambulance. Police could smell intoxicants coming from her. One witness said that he saw lights up on the snowbank and thought it was a snowmobile. The witness added that the vehicle came off the bank and hit the road. When police spoke with the driver, she was unable to find her license, denied that she had been at the Pizza Stone, then admitted that she had been but said she had had one beer. Her speech was slurred and her eyes bloodshot and watery. She was transported to Rockingham Barracks and given a Breathalizer test which read .226% at 11:56 p.m. and was released to her mother.

Thursday, March 19, 12:02 p.m.

A tractor-trailer operator making a delivery at a local business complained to police that someone had damaged his front bumper. A witness told the officer that while the trucker was lining up for the loading dock he hit a snowbank that was frozen solid.  The officer found pieces of the bumper and the snowbank on the ground.

March egg attacks

On Thursday, March 19, Chester police responded to River Street for the report of a vehicle that had been vandalized when someone threw an egg on the passenger side of the vehicle. The owner advised that it happened between 7 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. the night before. After a quick inspection, it was determined that no other neighborhood vehicles had been egged.

At 10:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, police were called to First Avenue at Depot Street for a driver who reported that someone had thrown something onto his logging truck near First Avenue. Police saw broken egg  shell on the truck’s windshield as well as various egg matter. Police also saw that the windshield was cracked, but the driver said that had happened before. Police checked the area but did not see any other instances, although egg shells were spotted in the southbound lane of North Street.

Then at 8:07 a.m., Thursday, March 26, a Popple Dungeon Road resident reported an egging. And  at 10:47 that evening, a resident of Route 103 South reported that her truck had been egged.

Saturday, March 21, 9:44 p.m.

Police arrived at the Sunoco for the report of a man with an unspecified emergency.  The man had bloodshot and watery eyes and a strong odor of intoxicants. The man gave conflicting statements and had trouble remembering things. Police figured out that he normally stayed at a homeless shelter in Springfield but it was unclear how he arrived in Chester. After a Breathalizer test, he asked to go to the hospital, where he was transported by ambulance.

Sunday, April 5, 6:40 p.m.

Police answered a resident’s complaint that she had been called eight times by a specific number but only heard electronic tones when she picked up the phone. She then received a ninth call from an older male, but could not make out what he was saying. When the caller and police finally made contact, the caller said he works at a retirement village in Pompano Beach, Fla., which had mistakenly been given the Chester resident’s number as a fax machine. The caller then tried to call the Chester resident to explain, but the Chester resident could not hear the caller, so Chester police made the call.

Tuesday, April 7, 2:56 p.m.

Police were called to a home on Mineral Spring Road for a loud argument. When police arrived they found an elderly couple in the home. The couple told police that very often when they spoke with one another, it was a yelling match and that it had been going on for years. They added that there was no physical contact on this date. Both were asked if they were interested in or had ever had professional counseling or similar services. Both said they had not and could not afford it.

Friday, April 10, 6:36 p.m.

A complainant told police that while he was traveling west on Route 11, an eastbound red pickup truck that was “jacked up” came around the corner in his lane forcing him to sideswipe the guard rail to avoid a collision. Police called ahead to be on the lookout for the truck, but it was not spotted.

Wednesday, April 15, 7:01 p.m.

A male resident was issued a no trespass notice for Green Mountain Union High School because he makes people, particularly female students, uncomfortable. The order applies to the school buildings, sports fields and other properties.

Thursday, April 16, 5:05 p.m.

Chester Police were called to speak with residents who reported that two checks had been stolen from their checkbook, forged and cashed at a local bank. Complainants believed that the checks were stolen by their daughter and cashed by others. Upon investigation, the daughter was cited to appear in court to answer forgery and violation of conditions of release charges.

Thursday April 23, 11:54 a.m.

Chester Police were called by the complainant from April 16 to say that the bank had called and that someone had just tried to cash another forged check on their account and that a page of checks from their checkbook was missing. The daughter was taken into custody and held on $5,000 bail.

Friday, April 24, 8:33 p.m.

A driver reported that he had almost hit two cows around Crow Hill and Flamstead roads. Police located one cow and ushered it back into a fenced area with other cows but was unable to locate the second cow. A passerby stopped and contacted the owners to do a head count.

Sunday, April 26, 6:30 a.m.

A Chester officer responded to a “walking domestic” at Main and Pleasant streets. The officer found a couple there. The woman told police that the man had tripped over a log and she had been reaching down to help him. The officer noted that the pair seemed to be under the influence of some sort of drug and as, he was getting their information, the woman became distraught, saying that the officer could not hold her. He responded that she was not under arrest, but as the situation deteriorated, the officer decided to handcuff her for his safety. The man was about to be restrained, when he told the officer who was about to search him that he had a needle, which he took out and set down as instructed. A search of the man produced three packets labeled “Hit Man,” which field tested positive for heroin.

Sunday, April 26, 12:20 p.m.

Dispatch advised that someone called 911, belched, then hung up. No one answered at that number on call back. Police went to the door of the residence, but no one answered. A neighbor said the resident left just before the police arrived.

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