NH Woman Arrested After Hitting Snow Bank

A 51-year-old New Hampshire woman was arrested after a car accident on Maple Street. The woman's car hit a snow bank and police, determining she was under the influence of drugs, found numerous prescription pills in her car.

These are excerpts from reports in the Danvers police log from Monday through Wednesday.

February 28

  • Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Danvers High School at 7:31 a.m. Two female students were walking across the parking lot when one teen was knocked down by a motor vehicle and the second girl was “brushed” by the car mirror, according to police. One parent came to the high school and took one of the girls to the hospital. No citations were issued.
  • Police responded to a two-car accident on Pine Street at 8:05 a.m. Police said a car was pulling out of a driveway when it was struck by a second car. There were no injuries.
  • A store employee at Ultimate Electronics reported spotting two men fleeing the store via a rear exit with an unknown amount of merchandise at 5:47 p.m. No description was given of the men.
  • A car break-in was reported at the mall at 6:50 p.m. No further details were available.

March 1

  • An employee at the Danvers News Agency on Elm Street reported at 10:06 a.m. someone stole stacks of the Boston Globe and Boston Herald that were delivered earlier that morning.
  • A car accident was reported on Route 128 North at 10:42 a.m. No further details were available.
  • A male resident on Park Street reported at 11:53 a.m. that he came home to find his apartment door open and money missing. Upon further investigation, the man discovered the money actually went missing two weeks ago.
  • A car break-in was reported at Walmart at 12:11 p.m. No further details were available.
  • Brenda James, 49, of 117 Lafayette St., Salem, was arrested at Walmart at 1:14 p.m. Store security spotted James taking several containers of baby formula with her into the dressing room. She then stuffed the items into a wheelchair she was using and left without paying. James was arrested by police for a third offense of shoplifting and receiving stolen property. Police said she had also stolen the license plates on her car.
  • A Danvers High student reported at 2:22 p.m. that he left his backpack unattended in a classroom and when he went back to retrieve it some prescription medication was missing from the pack.

March 2

  • Anastasia Robinson, 35, of 29 Howe St., Ipswich, was arrested on Route 1, following a motor vehicle stop at 8:19 a.m. She was charged with having a rejected inspection sticker and for driving with a suspended license.
  • A female resident on Purchase Street reported at 10:56 a.m. that on Feb. 28 someone threw a beer can through her window while she was out.
  • A caller at Dunkin’ Donuts on Maple Street reported at 2:38 p.m. that a motor vehicle was damaged. No further details were available.
  • Joan McDonald, 51, of 3 Aspen Way, North Hampton, N.H., was arrested on Maple Street following a car accident at 4:20 p.m. Police said the car hit a snow bank. Officers determined the driver was under the influence of drugs and found numerous bottles of prescription pills inside the car. McDonald taken into custody but was not hospitalized.
  • Police responded to a car rollover around 11:30 p.m. on Conant Street near Cherry Hill Drive. The driver called police to the scene after she lost control of her vehicle on a large patch of ice. The vehicle spun around and rolled onto the side of the road. She suffered minor injuries.


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