1 dies, 1 injured in accident in North Country: NH State Police raid

CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire State Police are investigating a rollover accident that killed a Pike woman.

Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, a police officer encountered an accident involving a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado on the westbound lane of Route 25C in Piermont. The driver, Homer Taylor, 59, of Pike, was “seriously injured in the accident and subsequently trapped in the vehicle,” said Amber Lagace, the department’s public relations officer. A woman in the vehicle, Jane Santawa, 59, was also trapped and died as a result of the accident.

“All aspects of the accident are still under investigation,” she said, “but speed and road conditions appear to be contributing factors.”

The soldiers were assisted by members of the Upper Valley Ambulance, Bradford and Piermont Fire Services and the Orford, Haverhill and Piermont Police Departments.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact Trooper Rees Davis of New Hampshire State Police Troop F at 603-846-3333 or [email protected]

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Chief Richard Carrizzo, vice chairman of the First Responder Network Authority Board, presents the Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award to John Stevens, chief of public safety for New Hampshire. Recognition: FirstNet Authority via NHSP

A Chief of Public Safety for the State Police has received a communications award for his leadership and dedication to advancing broadband communications for staff.

John Stevens received the Chief Harlin R. McEwen Public Safety Broadband Communications Award Wednesday, according to the First Responder Network Authority. McEwen was the founding chairman of the organization and helped establish the organization.

Stevens served for nearly a decade as the statewide interoperability coordinator in the Office of the Commissioner and the Department of Emergency Services and Communications for the New Hampshire Department of Security. As a coordinator, he ensures interoperable communication for public safety between the state and the private sector.

“I am honored to receive the Harlin McEwen Award,” said Stevens. “Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working alongside the men and women who protect our communities in New Hampshire. Serving the New Hampshire Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service and Public Safety Deployment has been the highlight of my career. I firmly believe that they deserve only the very best.”

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Troop a blotter

Michael Jeffrey Thiffault, 18, of Wells, Maine, was arrested at 8:07 p.m. on October 30 in Greenland for reckless surgery.

Christopher J. Taylor, 28, of Barrington, was arrested at 3:53 p.m. on October 30 for driving after revocation or suspension, disqualification from driving and misappropriation of license plates in Rochester.

A 25-year-old Milford man was taken into protective custody in Raymond at 3:33am on October 30.

Samantha E. Famolare, 30, of Danvers, MA, was arrested at 3:04 am on October 30 for reckless operation and driving after being revoked or suspended. She was arrested after an incident in Seabrook. Read more about this case here: Massachusetts Woman Arrested After Rollover On I-95 In New Hampshire

Robert George Strachan, 25, of Farmington, was arrested at 11:11 p.m. on October 29 for driving under the influence and having a DUI adult greater than .08; slightly more than 0.02 charges at Dover.

Justin Bruce Digaetano, 32, of Portland, ME, was arrested at 7:13 am on October 27 for reckless conduct – deadly weapon, drunk driving, driving after revocation or suspension, conduct after an accident, driving without evidence, and contempt an indictment by an officer following an incident in Raymond.

Michael J. Demeritt, 42, of Farmington, was arrested at 12:41 p.m. on October 25 in Rochester on a warrant and bank warrant.

John Raymond Huckins, 35, of Alton was arrested at 9:14 am on October 25 in Gonic on a warrant.

Skyla M. Gallagher, 24, of Manchester, and Sean David Akin, 21, of Manchester, were arrested at 8:30 am on October 25 for possession of more than three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, or 5 grams of hash.

Troop B blotter

Krystal L. Cummings, 34, of Manchester, was arrested at 8:01pm on November 1 for domestic violence – minor assault – in Merrimack.

Ethan Benjamin Roy, 20, of Nashua, was arrested at 3:10 pm on November 1 for selling or possessing a false ID, possession of a required license, an unchecked vehicle and an unregistered vehicle charge. He was arrested after an incident in Manchester.

Anil Patel, 60, of Nashua, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. on October 31 in Bedford for reckless surgery.

Melissa Vorn, 35, of Merrimack, was arrested at 5:10 am on October 30 for driving under the influence and serving a second felony charge in Merrimack.

Amy H. Elizabeth Burleson, 29, of Methuen, MA, was arrested at 2:06 am on October 30 for driving under the influence after an incident in Nashua.

Aaron E. Plourde, 35, of Manchester, was arrested at 6:19 p.m. on October 28 on charges of driving under the influence, reckless conduct – deadly weapon, criminal threat – deadly weapon, possession of a controlled drug, disorderly conduct, conduct following an accident, disobedience to an official, resisting arrest or detention, driving after revocation or suspension and suspension of registration fees. He was arrested after an incident in Manchester.

Lauren M. O’Malley, 31, of Goffstown, was arrested at 2:38pm on October 27 on charges of stalking and domestic violence in Bedford.

Troop D blotter

Herman Dixon, 48, of Brockton, MA, was arrested at 10:40 pm Oct. 30 for drunk driving, DUI adult greater than .08; Minor more than 0.02, driving after revocation or suspension, and an open container charge following an incident in Canterbury.

Tina Marie Jeski, 42, of Boscawen was arrested at 5:21am on October 30 for domestic violence – minor assault – in Boscawen.

David A. Zelandi, 56, of Woburn, MA, was arrested at 2:30 am on October 29 in Bow for driving under the influence.

Margaret Kathleen Kostiew, 39, of Hampstead, was arrested at 10:43 p.m. on October 28 for driving 16 to 20 mph over the 65 limit and having suspended vehicle registration fees in Bow.

Carlos William Gaud Garcia, 45, of Manchester was arrested at 1:36am on October 28 for possession of a controlled drug and transporting drugs in a motor vehicle in Concord.

Other arrests

Nicholas David St. Jean, 29, of Nashua was arrested at 1:02 p.m. on November 5 for a reckless operation in Ashland.

Margaret Stokes McMillan, 63, of Newton, MA, was arrested at 5:33 pm on October 29 for driving under the influence and DUI adults greater than .08; slightly more than 0.02 charges at Alstead.

Matthew Louis Mora, 34, of Quincy, MA, was arrested at 8:27 am on October 29 for reckless surgery in Bath.

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