|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2013
|Contact: Lieutenant Christopher Vetter
July 4th Holiday Weekend Summary
The New Hampshire State Police had an eventful and busy July 4th weekend. State Police added additional patrols in an effort to remove the intoxicated, impaired and distracted drivers from the roadways. From July 4th through July 7th, troopers from around the State made 91 custodial arrests of which 28 of these arrests were for Driving While Intoxicated. In addition, the following is a synopsis of some of the calls for service the State Police handled over the holiday weekend.
On July 3rd, a fatal motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 93 in Windham. In addition to the victim that sustained fatal injuries, a second victim was seriously injured and transported to the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. That victim initially identified herself as Alyssa Jarvis, age 27 of Randolph, VT, however troopers were able to determine through their investigation she was actually Angela Kasse, age 29 of Concord NH. Upon her release from the Parkland, she was taken into custody and charged with Theft of Services and False Report to a Law Enforcement Officer. She was taken to the Rockingham County Jail and held on cash bail pending arraignment Monday, July 8th in the 10th Circuit Court-Derry.
Officers with the State Police Marine Patrol were busy this weekend as well. On Friday, July 5th, Marine Patrol officers assisted in the recovery of a drowning victim from the Merrimack River in Concord in which Gary Lacroix, age 59 of Concord NH, lost his life. On Saturday, July 6th, Marine Patrol officers assisted NH Fish & Game in the search and eventual recovery of drowning victim Daron Graham, age 20 of Penacook, NH, from the Merrimack River in Boscawen. On July 6th, Marine Patrol officers investigated a third incident in which an 18-year-old Massachusetts resident Sheldon Jean-Laurent drowned after disappearing in Country Pond in Newton, NH. Jean-Laurent was eventually transported to the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he later died.
On July 6th, troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop C and the Major Crime Unit responded to the town of Unity, NH where NH Fish & Game officers and the NE K-9 Search and Rescue had located the remains of an adult female believed to be those of Kelly Robarge, age 42 of Charlestown, NH. Robarge has been missing since June 27th under suspicious circumstances.
On July 7th, troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop D responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash in the town of Epsom, NH, in which 18 year old Allen Field died after failing to negotiate a turn on New Rye Road. Epsom Police had initially observed Field's vehicle behind the Central School on Black Hall Road, however Field fled when police attempted to stop him. Police discontinued the pursuit, and a short time later the accident was located on New Rye Road. The investigation into the facts and circumstances of this crash is continuing.
On July 7th, troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop D responded to a report of an unattended death in the woods off of Fort Eddy Road in Concord, NH. Investigation identified the deceased as John Tonkin, age 52 of Concord, NH. The Medical Examiner's office deemed the death as not suspicious and the investigation is continuing.
On July 7th, troopers from New Hampshire State Police Troop A responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 101 in the town of Hampton, NH. The investigation determined a motorcycle being driven by Ronald Orr, age 66 of Saratoga Springs, NY, was eastbound on Route 101 and failed to recognize traffic slowing in front of him as he approached the Hampton Side Toll. Orr's motorcycle collided with the rear of a 2005 Honda Pilot driven by Brendan O'Brien, age 46 of Baltimore, Maryland. Orr sustained serious, but not life threatening injuries and was transported to the Exeter Hospital by the Hampton Fire Department and later flown to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston for treatment.