Police Log

Dec. 5

- At 11 p.m., Officer Bryan Jalava of the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department was dispatched to Oxbow Road for a report of a possible motor vehicle crash. Upon his arrival Jalava observed a dark-colored truck off the side of the road that had hit a tree. Jalava observed the operator of the truck sitting in the driver's seat and the truck appeared to be running. Jalava approached the truck and made contact with the operator who was identified as Ronnie C. Chase, 45, of Keene, N.H. While Jalava was speaking with Chase, Jalava detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath in addition to what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries he sustained from the crash. Jalava learned that Chase's driver's license was suspended, so Chase was arrested. He was transported to Cheshire Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. After he was cleared by medical personnel, Jalava was cited with driving while intoxicated, driving after revocation or suspension and possession of an open container. The Chesterfield, N.H., Police Department assisted.

Dec. 6

- At just past 6 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 100 in Jamaica for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Harvey L. Taft, 71, of Jamaica, was traveling south when he failed to negotiate a turn, losing control of his vehicle. The vehicle sustained heavy damage from rolling over and Taft was transported to Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend for injuries related to the crash. After an investigation, it was determined that Taft was under the influence of alcohol and was released on a citation to appear in court.

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