Lebanon Man Facing Multiple Charges after Crash in Cornish NH

 

Cornish NH – On Friday April 19, 2019 at approximately 0515 hours, the New Hampshire State Police – Troop C, the Cornish Police Department, and Cornish Fire & Rescue responded to NH Rte. 120 for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2016 VW Golf had been traveling south when it struck a guard rail, traveled across the opposite lane, left the roadway and came to final rest in a ditch. The operator of the vehicle was 29-year-old Jesse Huot of Lebanon NH.

Mr. HUOT was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with serious but non-life threatening injuries. There were no other vehicles involved, and no other occupants. Troopers arrested Mr. HUOT at the hospital and charged him with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Operating After Suspension, False Reporting of Accidents, and False Report to Law Enforcement. He was held on a detainer from the Probation/Parole Department and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday, April 22, 2019. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.

 

The NH State Police would like to thank the Cornish Police Department, Cornish Fire/Rescue, and Golden Cross Ambulance for their assistance with this incident. Rte. 120 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours, but has since re-opened.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Eric Fosterling via Troop C dispatch at (603) 223-8494.

Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will discontinue the acceptance of C&D waste

Lebanon NH – The Lebanon Solid Waste Division is evaluating options to extend the disposal capacity of the Lebanon Landfill located on 12A in West Lebanon. The current permitted capacity of the landfill is 10 years. Additional disposal capacity is being considered. It is agreed by many that the best way to extend the usable life of a landfill is to put less stuff in it.

Currently, approximately 20% of landfill waste is construction and demolition waste (C&D).

C&D is waste generated when remodeling or constructing a house, building, or structure. It is typically made up of items such as dimensional lumber, plywood, siding, roofing material, bricks, concrete, and flooring material.

With a focus to extend the disposal capacity of the Lebanon landfill, AS OF MAY 1, 2019, and until further notice, the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will discontinue the acceptance of C&D waste. We understand that this may be an inconvenience for some. Please know that there are three options available for C&D disposal/recycling in the Upper Valley:

A letter explaining the change in operation has been mailed to all Solid Waste commercial account holders. If you have any questions about this change, please contact Marc Morgan at 603-442-6210 or by email at marc.morgan@lebanonnh.gov.

Grantham Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

Lebanon NH -A 23-year-old Grantham woman is charged with felony possession and intent to sell cocaine and crack cocaine in Lebanon. Lebanon Police say on Wednesday afternoon two officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Hanover Street with several people inside.

Officers Emily Winslow and Tyler Hewes employed police K-9 Kymba who alerted officers to the presence of drugs.

Police arrested the driver Amy Guyette after finding 32 grams of cocaine and 6 grams of crack cocaine, $255 in cash and an electronic scale in a subsequent search.

Guyette was released on personal recognizance bail with a citation ordering her to appear on April 29th to answer the charges in Grafton County Superior Court

Lebanon to Receive Funds for Demolition of Westboro Yard

Lebanon NH – Lebanon is scheduled to receive $570,000 for the demolition of
buildings in the Westboro Yard.

Yesterday, Lebanon Mayor, Suzanne M. Prentiss participated in a press
conference held by Governor Sununu at the State House in Concord about
the $570,000 the Governor has placed in his proposed State budget for
the demolition of the buildings in the Westboro Yard.
Westboro Railroad yard at one time was a major hub for freight and
passenger trains, including a turntable, maintenance building, and a
large bunkhouse for railroad workers. The line ran between Boston,
Mass. and Montreal, Canada.
Mayor Prentiss has led the effort to obtain funding from Governor
Sununu in the State budget to demolish the buildings. The buildings
are owned by the NH Department of Transportation and are in poor
condition. Westboro Rail Yard is part of the West Lebanon Central
Business District and described in the Lebanon Master Plan as the
district’s “single greatest obstacle and its greatest opportunity.”
Westboro Rail Yard was also discussed during the March 6th Lebanon
City Council Meeting.

Colby-Sawyer’s Nursing Program Ranked #1 in New Hampshire

New London NH – Colby-Sawyer College’s undergraduate nursing program has been recognized as #1 in New Hampshire by RegisteredNursing.org after the group analyzed 15 programs in the state. Colby-Sawyer led the pack with a score of 98.85.

The annual registered nursing program rankings are based on current and past first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam pass rates. In 2018, for the third year in a row, 100 percent of Colby-Sawyer’s undergraduate nursing students passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt. Nursing programs were also assessed on several factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond.

Colby-Sawyer’s nursing program, as described by RegisteredNursing.org, “molds nursing students into high-quality nurses who are committed to improving the quality of care throughout the profession and judiciously use their leadership and communication skills to improve community health.”

“We are very proud of this recognition,” Joan G. Loftus, dean of Colby-Sawyer’s School of Nursing and Health Professions said. “The success of our nursing program is built on the foundation of a strong curriculum, highly qualified nursing faculty and exceptional clinical experiences at our Dartmouth-Hitchcock partnership sites.”

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a registered nurse in New Hampshire is $67,190 and New Hampshire Employment Security projects an average of 491 registered nursing job openings each year.

The New Hampshire RN ranking can be found here: https://www.registerednursing.org/state/new-hampshire/#rankings

by Kate Seamans, College Communications

MA Man Arrested for Attempted Sexual Assault

Lebanon NH – The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as Daniel Dudek, age 49, of Lexington, MA.
This investigation led to Dudek arriving in Lebanon to meet two people that he thought were juveniles for sexual acts on March 13, 2019.
Dudek taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, both Class B Felony charges, Attempted Manufacturing of Child Sexual Abuse Images, a Class A Felony, and Attempted Sexual Assault, a Class A Misdemeanor. Dudek was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Thursday March 14, 2019.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).

White River Man Charged with Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault

Lebanon NH -The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as David Hunt Sr., age 47, of White River Junction VT.
This investigation led to Hunt arriving in Lebanon on March 5, 2019 to meet a person, that he thought was a juvenile, for sexual acts.
Hunt taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited and Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, both Class B Felony charges. Hunt was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as David Hunt Sr., age 47, of White River Junction VT.
This investigation led to Hunt arriving in Lebanon on March 5, 2019 to meet a person, that he thought was a juvenile, for sexual acts.
Hunt taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited and Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, both Class B Felony charges. Hunt was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).

New Hampshire Leads Efforts Urging Congressional Action Against Robocalls

Concord, NH — Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald today urged the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.

 A coalition of 54 attorneys general, led by New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, sent a letter to the U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation supporting the TRACED Act. The legislation is sponsored by Sens. John Thune and Ed Markey.

 In their letter, the attorneys general state that the TRACED Act enables states, federal regulators, and telecom providers to take steps to combat these illegal calls. The legislation will require voice service providers to participate in a call authentication framework to help block unwanted calls and creates an interagency working group to take additional actions to reduce robocalls and hold telemarketers and robocallers accountable.

 More than 48 billion robocalls were made in 2018, making them the number one source of consumer complaints to the FTC and the FCC and resulting in millions in consumer losses. The state attorneys general work to enforce do-not-call laws and protect consumers in their states from being harassed and scammed by robocalls.

Six Crashes on I-89 in 100 Yards

Concord NH -On February 28, 2019 at approximately 10:08 A.M., several vehicles started crashing into the guardrail and one another on I-89 north near Exit 15.  Snowfall was just ending and the roadway was ice covered in spots with temperatures at 10 degrees.

Trooper Arteaga was at the scene placing flares on the roadway when a box truck careered out of control and nearly struck him. The truck ended up overturning onto its side nearby.

A total of six separate crashes consisting of multiple vehicles occurred within a span of 100 yards. Two people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Operators driving too fast for the existing road and weather conditions contributed to these crashes occurring. All drivers were given warnings.

Operators are reminded to reduce their speed when temperatures are below freezing and driving conditions are poor. This simple precaution may save their lives and those of others.

The Grantham Police, Lebanon and Enfield Fire & Rescue, and the NH DOT assisted the State Police at the scene. One lane of the highway was shut down for over two hours until the roadway was cleared up.

Man Arrested for Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Threatening with a Firearm

Lebanon NH – On February 27, 2019 at approximately 7:09PM, Lebanon Police officers responded to the Baymont Hotel on Airport Road for a report of a male subject pointing a gun at a female.

When Officers arrived, they spoke with the 53-year old female victim and learned that while she was outside of the hotel, a man approached her inquiring as to the location of his wife. The victim said that male walked right up to her and pointed the gun directly at her head. She also stated that the male appeared intoxicated and fell to the ground while still holding the pistol. The victim was then able to get back into the hotel and call the police.

Officers located the suspect inside the hotel and identified him as Richard A. Stewart, age 65 of Milton, NH. A loaded .40 caliber Glock pistol was recovered in Stewart’s possession.

Stewart was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Threatening with a Firearm, both Class B Felonies. Stewart was released on Personal Recognizance bail by a Bail Commissioner for the Circuit Court, Lebanon District Division and will be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on March 11, 2019.