Police Log

Tuesday July 10, 2012


-- Yuri E. Harris, 18, of Guilford, was stopped by State Police on Saturday evening and cited with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. According to police, Yuri was pulled over for failing to keep right and "speeding past an ice cream stand" at 50 mph in a posted 35 mph zone.

Harris is scheduled to be arraigned in court at 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.


-- Responding to an accident call, State Police on Friday found 2012 VW Jetta had struck a utility pole on Rt. 121. The driver, Katherine Sikora-Nelson, 47, of New York, N.Y., was unable to explain to police how the accident had occurred, according to a report. A passenger, 47-year-old Karen Mize, also of New York, was transported to Springfield Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


-- State Police responded to the junction of Rt. 100 and Rt. 11 on Sunday afternoon for a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. After an investigation, police determined that a 2007 Subaru Legacy driven by Sidney Perkins, 87, of Peru, pulled out of Clark’s IGA, attempting to go west on Rt. 11. The Subaru crossed the path of Lyle Blaisdell, 54, of Londonderry, who was traveling south on Rt. 100 on a 2009 Kawk motorcycle. Blaisdell was transported to the emergency room at Springfield Hospital with minor injuries.

-- No injuries were reported in a single-vehicle crash on Rt. 11, Sunday afternoon. Police say that a 2011 GMC Yukon, pulling a U-Haul trailer, driven by Barbara Gregory-Lavalley, 55, of North Haverhill, N.H., was traveling along Rt. 11 when the trailer began to fishtail, causing the vehicle to leave the road. The Yukon and trailer needed to be towed from the scene. Londonderry Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

-- Members of the Vermont State Police, along with officers from Springfield, Ludlow and the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a DUI checkpoint at 8 p.m. on Friday on Rt. 11 near Flood Brook School. During the checkpoint, 348 vehicles were stopped. Police issued two DUI screenings, two tickets, seven warnings, as well as "numerous seat belt warnings; No arrests were made.

The purpose of the checkpoint, according to police, was to promote highway safety, and it was "enthusiastically received by the motoring public."


-- State Police on Monday, July 2, arrested 20-year-old Jameson Norman of Walpole, N.H., and cited him with violation of a restraining order. Police were responding to a noise complaint at the Saxtons River Recreation Area in Rockingham when they discovered Norman during an investigation. He was transported to the Rockingham barracks, processed and later released on conditions.


-- The Weathersfield Police Department is investigating a home burglary on Cady Hill Road. State Police were called to the residence on Saturday after John Bullard, 63, had returned to the residence and found it had been broken into. According to police, the suspect or suspects gained entry through a back door and taken jewelry, firearms and a television. State Police took the initial information and passed it along to Weathersfield police.

The investigation is ongoing.


-- Mark Bresland, 47, of Westminster, was cited for unlawful mischief on Sunday, July 1.

Vermont State Police responded to a disturbance on Morse Brook Road at approximately 9:19 p.m. Following an investigation, they arrested Bresland for damaging several items in and around a residence as a result of a disagreement.

Bresland is scheduled to be arraigned in court at 8 a.m. Aug. 28.

-- Two 14-year-olds are due to be arraigned in Windham County Family Court on July 31 following what was believed to be a suicide attempt in Westminster. Keene Mutual Aid and State Police were responding to a reported suicide attempt just after 2 a.m. on Friday. The teen was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. However, during the investigation it was discovered another teen was assaulted earlier in the evening.

The two juveniles were cited for underage consumption of alcohol; one of the two was also cited for simple assault.


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