On July 10 about 8:30 p.m., Officer Andrew Sargent was dispatched to the area of Concord Hospital for a report of a naked male running in the road. On the way to the hospital, Sargent and another officer encountered a female standing on the yellow line in the middle of Pleasant Street.
“The female was facing west, with her arms in the air, and she was screaming that God was talking to her,” Sargent wrote. “Vehicles were having to pull to the side of the road to go around the female.”
Sargent said he asked the woman to step to the side of the road and she immediately complied. The female, identified as 23-year-old Catherine Rogoff of Concord, told the police “that God was talking to her and telling her that she needed to get to the hospital,” the report said.
“Rogoff was having drastic mood swings. She would be talking calm and quietly and then suddenly be screaming at the top of her lungs, yelling God was telling her to get to the hospital “RIGHT F---ING NOW,” Sargent wrote.
Rogoff was handcuffed and brought to the hospital. On the way, dispatch advised that hospital security staff had the naked man in custody.
At the hospital, Rogoff was secured in an exam room. She continued making comments about God speaking to her, the report said. “Rogoff also made unrealistic statements about loving me and that God said we should be together,” Sargent wrote. “At one point, Rogoff attempted to hug me. Initially it appeared as though Rogoff had severe mental health issues or that she was under the influence of some type of drug.”
It was later learned that the naked man was Rogoff’s boyfriend, who told the police that he and Rogoff had taken mushrooms earlier in the evening, the report said.
About midnight, Rogoff was medically cleared and the effects of the mushrooms were wearing off, Sargent wrote.
“I spoke with Rogoff, who was still secured in the yellow pod. Rogoff did not remember much of the things she had done or said but admitted to taking mushrooms and no other drugs,” Sargent wrote. “Rogoff stated that she did remember being in the middle of the road but stated that she did not know why she was there or how she had gotten from her apartment in Penacook to Pleasant Street.”
Rogoff was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and is due in court on Aug. 10.
About midnight on July 17, Officer Dick Scott was flagged down by a woman near Eagle Square. The woman told Scott that she’d come from Margaritas, where a white male had been staring at her and making her feel “very uncomfortable,” the report said. The woman said she told one of her male friends that man was making her uncomfortable and the friend asked him to stop staring.
The male, who was later identified as Joel Sevigny, 42, of Concord, told the man to “f--- off,” and threatened to take him outside and beat his a--,” the report said.
The pair left Margaritas and said they saw Sevigny walking down North Main Street yelling and knocking over Market Days equipment. They told the police they saw Sevigny yell at a woman on the street.
Another officer made contact with the woman, who said that Sevigny yelled a string of profanities while punching at signs, the report said. The woman said she asked Sevigny to leave her and her friends alone, and that he continued to swear as he walked away.
Scott said when he spotted Sevigny, he was “stumbling down the sidewalk on the west side of North Main Street” then “extended his middle right finger towards me,” the report said.
“Sevigny reeked of alcohol and was slurring his speech,” Scott wrote. “Sevigny was not making sense with some of his phrases and used mostly profanity.”
Sevigny was taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $1,000 personal recognizance and he is due in court on Aug. 17. Sevigny is listed as homeless, Scott wrote.