Norwich Police Respond To Reported Burglary

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Weekly Police Log

July 10

At 11:28 a.m. police responded to a 911 hangup on Butternut Road. All was in order when police arrived.

At noon a wallet was found on the southbound interstate ramp. The owner called and the wallet was returned.

July 11

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At 7:52 a.m. a woman reported a burglary the previous evening. While at her home on Route 5, she heard a noise from the other room. The woman saw an unknown male looking through some drawers. The man saw her and then ran away. The man had a beard, was between 5’8” and 6' tall and he was wearing dark clothes. Nothing appeared to be missing and no force was used to enter the residence.

At 9:11 a.m. a tour bus was reported traveling up Turnpike Road, which was damaged from flooding. No bus was seen when police arrived.

July 12

At 4:15  p.m. a 22-year-old male was reportedly mentally unstable.  His parents were following him down the road and traveling at a slow pace to keep him in sight. During contact, the male’s mental health declined rapidly and he was transported for emergency care at Dartmouth Hitchcock.

At 6 p.m. police responded to a report of a male walking down Route 5 acting strangely. Police couldn’t find the person.

At 6:30 p.m. police responded to a trespassing complaint. Three people jumped over the railroad bridge.

July 13

At 11:46 a.m. police responded to an accident on River Road.

At 7:16 p.m. police received a report of a small black poodle found on Beaver Meadow Road.  No calls were received from the owner. There were no tags or collar on the dog. The dog was transported to River Road Vet.

At 8:18 p.m. police received a report of a large amount of poison parsnip left in the roadway on Hopson Road. The area was checked and there was a significant amount in a couple locations. Police left a note for the highway department.          

July 14

At 9:35 a.m. police responded to Kendall Station Road for a noise complaint.

At 4 p.m. police received a 911 hangup from a residence. The caller said one of his children must have dialed the phone.

At 5:14 p.m. police responded to a two car motor vehicle crash on Main Street in front of the Norwich Inn. There were no injuries.

At 10 p.m. police received a report of either fireworks or gunshots on Turnpike Road. The area was checked.

July 15

At 1:25 a.m. police received two reports of a sound similar to a person screaming in the area of Beaver Meadow Road and Moore Lane. The only sounds police heard upon arrival were foxes. Police said foxes can make a sound that is often mistaken for a baby or person pleading for help.

At 4:38 p.m. the Norwich Police Department received a report of a person parking a motorcycle and walking into the woods with a roll of toilet paper. About an hour later the male did not return and the caller was concerned. The male was later located fishing in the nearby brook.

At 6 p.m. police advised a group of hikers that a trail was closed, as indicated by the sign. There was another parked car in the area. The other hiking group was not located and police left a note on their vehicle advising them of the closed trail.


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