Police Log: Hinsdale, N.H., man arrested for knife attack


KEENE, N.H. >> A Hinsdale man stands accused of slashing a Keene man with a knife and causing serious injury.

According to a press release from the Keene Police Department, at 8:30 a.m. on May 24, police received a complaint of a disturbance at the intersection of Elm Street and North Street. Shortly thereafter, police received a report from the hospital that a 31-year-old man was receiving treatment for multiple knife wounds.

Following an investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Osvaldo DeJesus, 30, of Hinsdale. DeJesus was located in Chester, Vt. According to a press release from the Chester Police Department, police spotted DeJesus' vehicle at a residence on Main Street and when they attempted to take him into custody, he fled on foot into a construction area behind the residence. DeJesus attempted to flee in a contractor's vehicle, when police stopped him at the site's entrance gate. When officers attempted to take him into custody, he attempted to disarm one of the officers and resisted arrest. After Dejesus was taken into custody, he was found to be in possession of 15 grams of suspected raw heroin. Dejesus was subsequently lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility and held on $100,000 bail.

As a result DeJesus faces charges in Vermont as well as charges in New Hampshire for purposely causing serious bodily injury by means of a deadly weapon, a knife in the manner in which it was used, by repeatedly slashing and stabbing his victim's head, face, hand and abdomen, said injuries requiring surgery.

May 24

• Following a traffic stop on Birge Street, Lisa Cloutier, 25, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license.

• At 12:45 p.m., the Keene, N.H., Police Department took into custody Alysha M. Furman, 21, of Hinsdale, N.H., at the request of the Department of Corrections, Division of Probation and Parole.

• The Brattleboro Police Department made multiple responses in regards to the behavior of Linda Finnegan, 31, of Connecticut. Responses were due to erratic and harassing behavior of customers at two separate businesses on Putney Road and multiple responses to a residence on Putney Road. After repeated unsuccessful attempts to cease the behavior of Finnegan, she was eventually placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.

May 25

• At 8:35 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 in Putney for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Troopers determined Kimberly J. LaFlamme, 49, of Putney, was traveling north when her vehicle sustained a tire failure. As a result, she lost control of her vehicle, which hit a guardrail and ended up in the median. LaFlamme was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for evaluation. The Putney Volunteer Fire Department, Rescue Inc. and Rod's Mobil Towing assisted.

CORRECTION: The New Hampshire State Police cited Michael Atkins, 55, of Saxtons River, with driving with a revoked or suspended license. The Reformer's Police Log on May 24 incorrectly stated he was arrested.


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