Local Facebook group claims needles found in Derry neighborhood
A popular Facebook page, Bringing Derry Together, has recently had a flood of posts about needles being found on the side of Berry Road. While neighbors have begun to take clean up matters into their own hands police are still unsure of the validity of these claims.
Police in Derry checked their call logs since the post went up say they’ve not received any calls to clean up the needles from that area. It seems the neighborhood is complaining on Facebook rather than calling the department best suited to handle the job.
“I mean I heard of some things going around lately. I’ve been hearing some stuff from my friends and my family and things like that,” said Jeff Beauchesne of Derry.
Beauchesne, a new dad who lives along Berry Road was heartbroken to learn that his neighbors claimed heroin needles were found along his road.
“Definitely want to keep an eye out for it now,” said Beauchesne.
NH1 News spent Monday talking to neighbors along Berry Lane and walking the roadway.
We got a mixed review.
Some neighbors, none wanting to go on camera, claimed they found as many as five needles at a time. Others were unaware of any drug paraphernalia potentially being found on their quite, family oriented street.
“I’ve seen people throw things out of cars before which could be the result but I myself have never seen any needles,” said Joel Carrijan who lives on the road in question.
The Police Department in Derry told NH1 News they would be more than happy to pick up any dirty needles residents may find but have not received any requests as of late to go and do so.
“We need to keep the kids safe,” said Carrijan highlighting he is a concerned parent with a son of his own at home.
Areas like Bristol. Manchester and Wakefield have seen needles in areas where children are present before.
But is Derry next?
One woman who lives along Berry told NH1 News that years ago she found something and told police right away.
“I found underneath my pine tree on the end of my lot a couple of needles, and the police did come out,” said the woman who did not want to be identified.
The most important take away, is that if anyone finds a needle the police are trained and ready to assist you to dispose of them.