Saturday May 25, 2013

HINSDALE, N.H. -- Police are still investigating a case involving a man who broke down a door at an Old Chesterfield Road home and stumbled into the residence covered in blood and screaming that he was about to die.

The incident reportedly occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday, May 11, and the man was injured so badly he was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Hinsdale Police Chief Todd Faulkner told the Reformer his department is trying to track down the man, who was released from the hospital, for questioning. He did not know how the man was faring. Faulkner asks that anyone with information relevant to the case to call the police department at 603-336-5723.

According to Janice Grover, who lives at the residence with her husband Gary, she was woken up by the sound of a loud crash around 1 a.m. She and her husband, who was watching television and eating in the dining room, checked the doors of their home and at the front door found a man bleeding heavily and screaming for help. Grover said the man, whom she had never seen before, kept yelling that he was dying and by that time was in the sunporch. The stranger had sustained several cuts to his upper body after going through the full glass door.

She said she and her husband tried to wrap towels around the man’s wounds, but the towels only soaked up the blood. They then called 911.

Police are still trying to determine what happened and why the man went through the glass door, according to Faulkner. As of Friday, the man had not been charged with a crime.

Janice Grover said a crime scene clean-up crew had to visit the house and tear up the living room floor because it was covered in blood. She said she and her husband are waiting to hear from their insurance carrier. The front door also had to be removed.

Domenic Poli can be reached at dpoli@reformer.com, or 802-254-2311, ext. 277. You can follow him on Twitter @dpoli_reformer.