Police log

Disorderly conduct

Mandokoso Mazona, 49, of Concord was arrested Sept. 27 on charges of disorderly conduct, resisiting arrest and default of bail conditions.

According to Officer Ryan St. Cyr and Officer Laila Buffis, they was dispatched to an apartment on North Main Street to check on the welfare of a resident who was screaming inside the residence.

The police made contact with Mazona, who was “sweating profusely when he opened the apartment door” and speaking in a language that sounded like French, the report said. Mazona said he spoke very little English and told the police several times that he needed five minutes to pray, the report said.

St. Cyr wrote that he asked Mazona to stop yelling several times. “Mazona would stop yelling for a moment, say ‘Okay, sorry,’ give Officer Buffis a thumbs up and then begin to yell again. Mazona told Buffis several times that he loved her and requested she call him,” the report said.

While being escorted to the cruiser, Mazona was “pushing back” into St. Cyr, the report said. “Mazona would also walk at variable speeds, slowing down and then speeding up when I asked him to keep walking.” He later refused to sit in the cruiser, St. Cyr wrote.
While being booked, Mazona “refused to place his hands on the back of his head,” wrote St. Cyr, who, along with another officer “had to take Mazona’s button-down shirt off, as he refused to do so himself.”

Bail was set at $1,000 cash, and Mazona was released to Merrimack County House of Corrections pending arraignment.

Domestic dispute

Joseph Hammond, 26, of Pittsfield, was arrested Sept. 27 on criminal mischief and reckless conduct charges.

Officer Joshua Levasseur was dispatched to Burger King on Loudon Road about 3:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic dispute.

According to the victim, she and her husband, Hammond, got into an argument in the Walmart parking lot because she had filed for a porce. Hammond became upset and, while his wife was driving the vehicle, grabbed her purse and began to rip up the porce paperwork inside, she told the police. In the process, Hammond also tore up her children’s WIC paperwork, the report said.

Hammond’s wife said that after he was done tearing the paperwork, “he reached for the trasmission and started slamming” the car into park while she drove,” the report said. She pulled into Burger King to call the police, and Hammond left the scene, Levasseur wrote.

While she filled out a statement, Hammond texted his wife to ask for a ride home from PetSmart. The police found Hammond at Walmart, the report said. He allegedly told the police the paperwork was torn because he and his wife had tugged on it.

Hammond was released on $4,000 personal recognizance and is due in court on Oct. 27.

Criminal threatening

Christopher Potter, 44, of Main Street, Chichester, was arrested Sept. 19 and charged with criminal threatening, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

A man who lives on Appleton Street called the police about 7 p.m. and said Potter was drunk and harassing him while riding a motorcycle on the trails behind his house.

The man told the police he and his son were driving in his truck, on their way to the cornfields behind his property to look for geese. But Potter came onto the property and stopped them, the man said, then began yelling and told the man he was going to kill him. The man said he started driving away and called 911 because he was afraid.

But Potter continued to yell, saying he wanted to fight the man, according to the police. The man told the police he thought Potter was angry because his friends had been arrested for shooting deer behind the man’s property.

The police drove out to the trails but left after they couldn’t find Potter. About an hour later, the man called the police again and said Potter was back on his property, yelling at him from the tree line. Potter wanted to fight him, the man told the police.

Four officers went to the house, got out on foot and began searching for Potter. They found him in a field across from a barn on Appleton Street, smelling of alcohol and slurring his words, the report said.

Potter told the police he was angry with the man over property issues. Asked where his motorcycle was, “he just laughed,” according to the police report. As the police led Potter out of the field, the man who had called 911 showed up, not knowing that officers had found Potter.

Potter again became “verbally aggressive” toward the man, and the police arrested Potter for criminal threatening.

He was released to a sober party on $4,500 personal recognizance bail.

Peddling goods without a license

Lorenzo Lee Thorpe, 26, of Virginia Beach, Va., was arrested Sept. 18 and charged with peddling goods without a license, a violation of city ordinance.

The police got reports of a man peddling cleaning products and were told that he was hiding in a wooded area by the intersection of Donovan and Haig streets, according to the police report.

The police found Thorpe there, and he told them he had been going door to door selling cleaning products for a company he was working for, the police said.

Thorpe explained to the police that he demonstrates the product and takes orders, and his boss delivers the products, the report said said. Thorpe said his boss had the paperwork the police needed, but when he called his boss, no one answered, the police said. Thorpe said he had made several sales that night.

The police looked through his paperwork and copied checks and receipts from sales made to two residents, then visited the residents to ask about Thorpe.

“Both stated the cleaning agent worked really well so they bought bottles of it off of the man,” according to the police report. Bail was set at $750 personal recognizance.

Cassie Pappathan

Author: Cassie Pappathan

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