Nashua Telegraph - Thursday, July 4, 2013
Hollis man charged with building road through neighbor’s yard
A little ad hoc roadwork paved a Hollis man’s way to an arrest this week after police charged him with building an illegal road through his neighbor’s property.
Hollis Police were called on June 17 by a resident of Truell Road reporting that his neighbor had trespassed on his property and that he had cut a road through some woods between the houses, removing numerous trees in the process, police said.
Police investigated and arrested Steve Ducharme, 40, of 58 Truell Road, on Tuesday.
Hollis Police Lt. Rich Mello said police never got a solid explanation as to why Ducharme wanted to build the road, which stretches a considerable distance from 58 Truell Road, through a wooded area and connects to a shared driveway at 66 Truell Road.
“It’s a driveway-width road. Unfortunately he did it across other people’s property. It’s quite a ways,” Mello said. “He couldn’t have in his wildest dreams thought it was OK.”
Ducharme is charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and criminal trespass, a violation. Ducharme was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and will be arraigned at Nashua district court on July 24, police said.
– JOSEPH G. COTE