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Retro police log

He had ears like a - what?

The Concord Police Department granted us access to some recently unearthed logbooks. The books date all the way back to the turn of the century, and we think they're an interesting way to gain perspective on how things used to be in Concord. This week, we've got fornicators, the rough and tumble Morrises, a couple calls from our old friends the Moores and an escaped prisoner… 0

August 28, 2012
retro police log

Vegetable larceny syndicate

The Concord Police Deparment gave us access to some recently unearthed logbooks from as far back as the early 1900s. We thought they were a fascinating look at the way things used to be in Concord, so we've pulled out some choice entries.May 20, 1903: Isriel Champagne for fast-driving on Main Street. Paid $11.88.June 17, 1903: Christopher Golden, Drunk, Merrimack Street. Age… 0

August 21, 2012
retro police log

Ice cream thieves and ugly dogs

The Concord Police Department hooked us up with another bunch of police logbooks - one dating back all the way to the turn of the century! We think it's a fascinating look into the way life used to be in Concord, so we've pulled out some interesting entries for you. Check it out!April 17, 1903: Minnie Griffin, Fornication at Washington Hotel. Sent to farm for 60 days. Age… 0

August 7, 2012
Retro police log

Don’t run afoul of Mrs. Howard Moore

This week, we've got a very special edition of the retro police log. While searching through the old log books at the police station, we discovered the same complaint over and over again. Between 1942 and 1945, Mrs. Howard Moore (she was never referred to by her full name in the logs) apparently called the police to complain about boys swimming and making noise - every day!Moore… 0

July 24, 2012
Concord Police Department

The chief's take on street art and graffiti

We asked Concord Police Chief John Duval to weigh in on graffiti from the city's perspective. Our questions are in bold.If someone is caught doing graffiti, what kind of penalties can they face? Does it depend on where and how they do it?Damage to property is called criminal mischief (New Hampshire RSA 634:2).… 0

April 10, 2012
Retro police log

A look at what the Concord Police did way back when

The Concord Police Department was kind enough to give us access to some recently unearthed police logbooks. We think it's a fascinating look into the way life used to be in Concord, so we've pulled out some interesting entries for you. Check it out!Jan. 24, 1927: Thomas Winters. Drunk on Main St. at 7:40 p.m. Officer Rodd had the car come up and take him to Concord at 2… 0

March 27, 2012
Police Log

Simple assault

On Jan. 8 about 9 p.m., Officer Joseph Pitta was dispatched to the Pitman building for a report of a fight. When he arrived, he found Ashley-Ann Mullen, 19, of Concord, outside the apartment. She told him, "You're here for me," the report said. Mullen told Pitta she'd come to the apartments to confront her ex-boyfriend, who she just found out had cheated on her with one… 2

January 25, 2011
Police Log

The car belongs to Tom Cruise

On Jan. 8 about 1:30 a.m., Officers Laura Spaulding and Charles Wroblewski were called to Burger King on Loudon Road for a report of two suspicious males. The manager told the police the men were giving employees a hard time at the drive-up window and said they were parked in the rear of the business.Spaulding pulled around back and encountered Dustin Cheney, 30, of Weare, who was… 1

January 25, 2011

Police log

Domestic assault, criminal mischief On Dec. 21 about 11:30 p.m., Officer Laura Spaulding was dispatched to 185 Airport Road for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, she saw a man coming out of an apartment with a purple substance covering his left shoulder and back, according to her report. “I asked him what was going on. The man was unsteady on his feet and had a… 0

January 3, 2011

Stealing from the Salvation Army kettle

On Dec. 14, about 1 p.m, Officer Matthew Nelson was dispatched to Market Basket on Ft. Eddy Road to assist the Concord Fire Department with a Salvation Army bell ringer who appeared intoxicated and was acting strangely. When Nelson arrived, he saw a man, later identified as John Fitzpatrick, 46, of Concord walking away from the firefighters and heard him say, "Leave me alone."Nelson… 0

December 21, 2010