Wolfeboro man threatens wife, police

‘I just killed my wife,’said caller; police find her alive

WOLFEBORO — Though police initially were called by a resident asking for help and saying "I just killed my wife," no one was killed and the caller was arrested.

At about 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, the caller, later identified as Nason Evans, 84, of the Birch Hill Estates in Wolfeboro, made two calls about six minutes apart. He requested an ambulance and said he had "a 9mm handgun and was willing to shoot the first person that appeared on his property" or words to that effect, according to a Wolfeboro Police press release. He also made other threats.

Police responded and surrounded the home. Chief Dean Rondeau made contact with Evans, and Evans came out of the home and was taken into custody after being hit with a Taser. Police found a replica black plastic pellet gun on Evans.

While Evans was captured, police made entry into the home and found his wife upset but alive. Both were evaluated by medical personnel at the scene, then Nason Evans was taken to Huggins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment, then to the Carroll County House of Corrections.

Evans was charged with reckless conduct, domestic violence - simple assault, simple assault, creating false public alarm, false reporting to law enforcement, criminal threatening and protective custody due to intoxicants. He was released on bail and scheduled to appear at the 3rd Circuit Court in Ossipee May 17.

Chief Rondeau said "These matters are always most concerning to us. We take reports of crime very seriously."

The replica gun could have led to a different outcome.

"Mr. Evans had a replica handgun in his possession," said Rondeau. "It looked authentic. Had he brandished it in a threatening fashion, this matter may have ended differently. The Wolfeboro Police Department is dedicated to the highest principals of public safety and the preservation of life. Ending this potentially dangerous situation without loss of life is a real success."

– Ginger Kozlowski

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Nason Evans

Riggs guards the ‘stash’ from Drug Take-back Day

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The Wolfeboro Police Department conducted its largest haul ever of unwanted medical pharmaceuticals last Saturday. Collected were well over 150 pounds (six boxes) of unused prescription drugs and controlled medicines. These drugs were collected as part of the U.S DEA’s drug collection program. More than 15,000 pounds of drugs were collected across the state at the National Guard Armory in Manchester. The Wolfeboro Police Department said the collection efforts help to reduce the availability of dangerous prescription drugs and narcotic pharmaceuticals being diverted onto our streets and contributing the ongoing heroin epidemic. Wolfeboro Police thank all those who participated in this very worthwhile event, but especially their officers, the U.S. DEA’s Office and the U.S. District Attorney for New Hampshire, The New Hampshire State Police, Wolfeboro Fire Rescue Department, and Wolfeboro Central Dispatch who helped organize the collection. Very proud of this haul is Wolfeboro’s K9 Officer Riggs, guarding the “stash” just prior to its transportation to the DEA’s destruction site. (Courtesy Wolfeboro Police Department)

Ossipee man charged with drug possession in Wolfeboro (213)

WOLFEBORO — An Ossipee man faces drug charges after being arrested in Wolfeboro on Friday, April 28.

Wolfeboro Police were alerted to a man taking pictures of recent tire marks left by a truck in the parking lot behind Harvest Market. Prior to the arrest, officers were informed of a white-and-black pick-up truck which had left the marks in the lot.

An officer saw a man sitting in his vehicle along the fence to the playground area adjacent to the Harvest Market parking lot. As the officer approached the vehicle he observed a silver pipe with what appeared to be freshly burnt marijuana. The officer could also detect a strong odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The officer made his way around the vehicle and had the man step out of the vehicle.

Robert Brown, 39, was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.

Prior to arrest, Brown told the officer he had a small clear bag with a small amount of marijuana in his possession located in his right front pocket. It, along with the pipe, was taken into evidence.

Brown was transported to the station for booking, where he was bailed with a court date of June 7 in the third Circuit Court in Ossipee.

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Robert Brown