A man accused in a July hit-and-run crash that injured a local teenager has been indicted on a felony charge of conduct after an accident.
Police said at the time that the 16-year-old boy was walking along Warwick Road in Winchester at night when a truck driven by Andrew P. Schultz, 36, of Winchester struck him from behind.
The teenager, whom police did not identify, suffered a broken leg, according to court documents.
Police arrested Schultz two days later. Another driver reported seeing Schultz’s truck on Warwick Road around the time of the crash, and said the vehicle looked like a photo Winchester police had posted on Facebook, according to an affidavit written by Sgt. Dean Wright.
When interviewed by police, Schultz said he was driving that night when his truck hit the teenager, who was walking with another kid, according to Wright. In the sergeant’s account, Schultz said he slowed after the collision but then “took off” and drove around for a while before returning home.
Wright observed damage to the front of Schultz’s truck, including a “round indentation” that could have come from hitting a person, he wrote.
In addition to the felony charge, Schultz faces a misdemeanor charge of vehicular assault alleging he was negligent in operating his vehicle. He faces the charges in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but a formal means of accusing someone of a crime.
Those recently indicted for other alleged felonies include:
Robert A. John, 57, whose last known address is in Swanzey, is accused of second-degree assault-domestic violence and criminal mischief. The charges allege that on Sept. 12 in Swanzey, John choked an adult family member and drove his vehicle into the family member’s vehicle, “pushing it halfway off the driveway into vegetation/swamp land.”
Brett A. Bailey, 28, of Keene is accused of robbery and second-degree assault. Prosecutors allege that in July in Keene, Bailey punched someone identified in court documents as R.C. in the right eye, fracturing his nasal bone, and demanded R.C. hand over money and his phone. Bailey took $42 from R.C., according to the charges. In addition to the two felony charges, Bailey is charged with one misdemeanor count of theft related to the $42.
Matthew J. Miner, 34, of Keene is charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. According to the indictment, Miner heard someone say “get my gun” during an argument in Keene in September. Prosecutors allege Miner then went and got a BB gun, held it up and said, “If you wanna play gun games, I can too.”
Daniel S. Paquette, 32, who is listed as homeless, is charged with theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly stealing a handgun belonging to Edward Senecal from a vehicle’s glovebox. The alleged theft occurred in Hinsdale in September 2017, according to the indictment.
Zachary Cormier, 28, of Rindge was indicted on three charges of theft by unauthorized taking, two charges of receiving stolen property and one charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. He is also charged with one misdemeanor count of fraudulent use of a credit card.
The charges relate to alleged thefts on two successive days in August. On Aug. 15, according to the indictments, Cormier bought $55.53 of gasoline at the River Street Market in Jaffrey with stolen debit cards belonging to Rebecca Lehtonen and Lisa Borges.
On Aug. 16, prosecutors allege, Cormier used two debit cards belonging to Borges to buy two televisions, a laptop and “various sundries including cigarettes and soda” at the Walmart in Rindge.
Michael J. Kimball, 29, whose address is listed as the Cheshire County jail, is charged with sex offender registration–failure to comply. Prosecutors allege Kimball failed to report to Keene police within five days of his release from jail, as required.
Max P. Shore, 29, whose address is listed as the Cheshire County jail, is charged with two counts of sale of a controlled drug for allegedly selling fentanyl and cocaine in Keene in September. Shore also faces a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, which alleges he refused to exit a vehicle and put his hands behind his back when police ordered him to do so.
Richard C. St. Pierre 3rd, 23, of Swanzey, is charged with sale of a controlled drug for allegedly selling a substance he represented as heroin in Keene in July.
Michael Mooney, 41, of Weare faces three charges of possession of a controlled drug for allegedly possessing crack cocaine, clonazepam and buprenorphine in Fitzwilliam in February.