Police Log: Suspicious death in Chesterfield


CHESTERFIELD, N.H. >> New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn, and Chesterfield Police Department Chief Duane M. Chickering are investigating a suspicious death of an adult male in a home on Herrick Road in Chesterfield. The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing, and in connection with that investigation the police are looking for the deceased's automobile, a 2012 red Subaru Impreza, New Hampshire license plate number 3241274. The car may be driven by Peter Giandalone, 22, of Chesterfield.

Anyone who has seen the automobile or come into contact with Mr. Giandalone is asked to contact Sergeant Justin Rowe, New Hampshire State Police, at 603-223-4381.

Giandalone is also a suspect in the robbery of a Dunkin Donuts in Brattleboro in May and was charged in Keene, N.H., that same month with passing fake $100 bills at three businesses in Cheshire County. After he was charged, Giandalone was released by the court in Keene on personal recognizance.

BRATTLEBORO >> On July 3, at approximately 1 a.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Clark Street for the report of a fire.

Investigation showed that an individual had attempted to light a residence on fire and that the resident of the home had been able to extinguish the blaze before significant damage could result. BPD was assisted on scene by the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. An investigation into the arson is still ongoing.

As part of that investigation, security camera footage from multiple locations has revealed footage of the incident. The quality of the pictures is of too low resolution to be reproduced in the newspaper, but they can be viewed at brattleboro.org.

Detective Gregory Eaton is the case officer. Please contact him if you recognize this individual, at 802-257-7950 or gregory.eaton@vermont.gov. Alternatively, information can be delivered anonymously through the Vermont Arson Tip Reward Program at 1-800-32-ARSON

July 13

• Officers with the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on South Main Street for a disorderly subject. Following an investigation, Tonia Belair, 41, of Brattleboro was identified as the suspect. During her arrest, Belair assaulted officers by throwing urine on them.

• At 2:35 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the report of an ATV crash on East Hill Road in Wardsboro. Following an investigation, Brandon G. Nichols, 33, of Townshend, was arrested and cited with operating the ATV while under the influence of alcohol. He provided a preliminary breath test and the result was .154 percent.


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