Lebanon Police Lt. Isham Rides in Road to Hope Bicycle Memorial Ride

Lebanon NH – During the days of May 10 through May 12, 2018, Lebanon Police Lieutenant Matthew Isham took part in the Law Enforcement United Road to Hope and Ruff Ride bicycle ride. The Road to Hope ride is a memorial bicycle ride to “Honor the Fallen and Remember Our Survivors.” The Ruff Ride leg of the trip is to recognize fallen K9 partners that have died in the line of duty.
The Ruff Ride division of the Road to Hope ride spanned 184.5 miles from Cumberland, MD, to Washington, DC. This was Lieutenant Isham’s seventh year participating in the Road to Hope ride, and third year participating in the Ruff Ride.
The ride raised over $650,000 total for the Law Enforcement United organization, which supports the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) and C.O.P.S. Kids Camp, a summer camp for surviving children of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Lebanon Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Lebanon NH- In April of 2018, the Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit received a Cyber-tip regarding an upload of child pornography, believe to be originating in Lebanon.
An investigation was immediately launched and as it progressed, the Cyber Crimes Unit served a search warrant at an Elm Street residence in Lebanon, NH relating to this investigation. Several electronic devices were seized from the residence and a forensic analysis was conducted. Devices belonging to Joshua I. LaClair, age 32, of Elm Street in Lebanon NH were found to contain images and video of very graphic child pornography involving underage children, including infants.

On May 18, 2018, Lebanon Police arrested LaClair, and charged him with 39 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images and 1 count of Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse images; all are Class A Felony Offenses. The investigation into LaClair identified over one-thousand images and videos on his devices. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
The Lebanon Police Department is a member of New Hampshire’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and serves an active role in protecting New Hampshire’s children.
LaClair was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections and will be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on May 21, 2018.

Claremont Man Arrested in Possession of Heroin and Cocaine After Foot Chase

Lebanon NH – On May 16, 2018 at approximately 10:40AM Lebanon Police Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop in the Glen Road Plaza, located at 165 South Main Street. During the stop, officers discovered that the driver, Brandon Mull, age 27 of Claremont, New Hampshire, was in possession of Heroin. While attempting to take Mull into custody, he fled on foot. Officers gave chase and were able to tackle Mull a short distance away in the parking lot. While fleeing, Mull attempted to discard a larger amount of Heroin, approximately 2 ounces.

After catching Mull, he continued to resist arrest, and officers needed to utilize a Taser to finally take him into custody. Mull was charged with Possession of the Controlled Drug Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of the Controlled Drug Cocaine, both Class B Felony charges. Mull was also charged with Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor. At the time of the arrest, Mull was on probation through the Grafton County Correction’s Division. He refused the services of a Bail Commissioner, and was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections to await arraignment on 5/17/2018.

Grafton Man Arrested After Threatening Suicide By Police

Lebanon NH – On May12, 2018 at approximately 3:30AM, Lebanon Police received a report of a male subject who had jumped out of a vehicle on Interstate 89 near Exit 17 and was threatening “suicide by police.” It was also learned that the male had punched the windshield of his mother’s car, causing damage and was possibly armed with a knife. The male was identified as Ryan Darrell, age 30, of Main Street in Grafton, New Hampshire.
Darrell was later located walking on Bank Street. Darrell refused to stop for officers and was given repeated commands to comply and that he was under arrest. Darrell was non-compliant and initially refused to show officers his hands. After a brief stand-off, Darrell finally complied with officer’s commands and was arrested without injury or further incident.
Darrell was charged with Resisting Arrest or Detention and Domestic related Criminal Mischief, both Class A Misdemeanor offenses.
Bail was set at $1,500 cash and Darrell was transported to the Grafton County House of Correction pending arraignment in the 2nd Circuit, Lebanon District Court on Monday May 14, 2018.
Authorized By: Chief Richard R. Me

Lebanon Police Make Numerous Drug Arrests

L-R Row 1 , Dillion McCarthy, Darryl Strong, and John Little L-R Row 2 – Andrew Lohmann, and MindyBoisvert

Lebanon NH- Over the past week the Lebanon Police Department, in cooperation with the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and NH Probation and Parole conducted various investigations and made numerous drug arrests.

On May 3rd, Dillion McCarthy, age 25, of Lebanon, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Drug- Heroin, a Class B Felony. McCarthy will be arraigned on May 21st in the Grafton County Superior Court.

On May 4th, Darryl Strong, age 38, of White River Junction, VT was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Drug- Heroin, a Class B Felony. Strong will be arraigned on May 21st in the Grafton County Superior Court.

On May 7th, John Little, age 44 of Lebanon, NH was arrested and charged with Possession
of a Controlled Drug- Cocaine, and Falsifying Physical Evidence, both Class B Felonies.
The Falsifying Physical Evidence charge comes as Little ingested some of the drugs in his
possession during his arrest. Little was transported to the Grafton County House of
Corrections pending his arraignment.

On May 9th, Andrew Lohmann, age 25, of Lebanon, NH was arrested and charged with
Possession of a Controlled Drug- Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony. Lohmann was
transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections pending his arraignment.

On May 9th, Mindy Boisvert, age 41, of Thetford, VT was arrested and charged with
Possession of a Controlled Drug- Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony. Boisvert will be
arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on May 21st.

N. Haverhill NH Man Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charges

CONCORD  NH – Thomas S. Harris, 27, of North Haverhill, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Harris is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms.  On August 25, 2016, Harris sold a Savage Arms, model 18-F, .410 caliber shotgun to a pawn shop in Lisbon, New Hampshire.  On September 27, 2016, Harris sold a Keystone Sporting Arms, model Cricket, .22 caliber rifle at the same pawn shop. Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on September 4, 2018

“In order to keep our community safe from violence, we must keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “Through the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office works closely with our law enforcement partners to protect our citizens from violent crime and gun-related offenses.”

“Today’s guilty plea demonstrates ATF’s commitment to targeting prohibited individuals from possessing and trafficking in firearms,’” said Lawrence Panetta, ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Division.  “ATF will continue to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to eliminate these type of crimes and remove firearms from illegal commerce.”

The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vermont State Police, the Lisbon Police Department, Bath Police Department and the Haverhill Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh.

D-H System Members Sign Employer Statement of Support for Guard, Reserve

Photo, front from left: Jeanne McLaughlin, Dr. Joe Perras, Dr. Susan Mooney, Bruce King, Dr. Don Caruso and Dr. Joanne Conroy. Back from left: Lee Cheshire, Employer Outreach Director for NH ESGR; David Quinn, NH State Chair Emeritus for ESGR; General Shawn O’Brien, Assistant Adjutant General State of NH; Bruce Thompson, State Chair NH ESGR; Vincent Benincasa, Area 4 Chair NH ESGR

– Dartmouth-Hitchcock and our members (formerly known as affiliates) have committed to increasing diversity among our workforce by signing statements of support, the cornerstone for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program.

Five member CEOs gathered in March at a monthly system CEO meeting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where all signed their Statement of Support. CEOs present at the meeting included Dr. Susan Mooney, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital; Bruce King, New London Hospital; Dr. Don Caruso, Cheshire Medical Center;  Dr. Joe Perras, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center;  and Jeanne McLaughlin, Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire. Dr. Joanne Conroy, President and CEO, signed for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.

The intent of the program is to increase employer support by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.

The first statement of support was signed December 13, 1972, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense by the chairman of the board of General Motors. President Richard Nixon was the first president to sign a Statement of Support, and in 2005, every federal cabinet secretary and all federal agencies signed a Statement of Support to signify their continuing efforts to be model employers. Since its inception, thousands of employers have signed Statements of Support, pledging their support to Guard and Reserve employees.

The statement of support says:

  • We fully recognize, honor, and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. (USERRA)
  • We will provide our managers and supervisors with the tools they need to effectively manage employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • We appreciate the values, leadership, and unique skills Service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists, and Veterans.
  • We will continually recognize and support our country’s Service members and their families, in peace, in crises, and in war.

Ex-Claremont Cop Arrested on Multiple Charges

Concord NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the arrest today of Ian Kibbe (age 30) of Springfield, Vermont on one count of conspiracy to commit perjury, one count of attempted perjury, two counts of unsworn falsification, and two counts of obstructing government administration.

On March 28, 2018, Attorney General MacDonald announced that he had initiated an investigation into the conduct of Ian Kibbe and Mark Burch of the Claremont Police Department. That investigation was initiated based on information from Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase, which alleged that while acting in their capacity as police officers, Kibbe and Burch had falsified documentation related to a search that occurred in late February, 2018.

Kibbe has been released on $5,000.00 cash bail. Kibbe will be arraigned on the charges in the Sullivan County Superior Court on a date to be scheduled by the Court.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Update Missing Teen Found Safe

Royalton VT-The Vermont State Police is requesting assistance in locating 14 year old, Aspen Gravel who was last seen on Wednesday April 25th. Aspen is approximately 5’6” and 120 pound female with brown hair, light highlights and green eyes. Aspen currently resides in Randolph, Vermont. Aspen has been entered into NCIC as a missing person. Anyone coming into contact with Aspen is asked to check welfare and contact the Vermont State Police-Royalton Barracks at (802) 234-9933

THC Infused Gummy Bears Found at Drug Bust

L-R Jordan Boucher and Kristian Karumba

Lebanon NH – On April 13th, 2018, members of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force and officers from Lebanon Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Elm Street West in West Lebanon, based upon an ongoing drug investigation.

 During the search, officers located multiple gallon-sized bags and large jars full of Marijuana. A large brick of “Hash” and a large jar of “Honey Butane Oil” along with homemade THC infused gummy bears and THC infused gummy worms, that appear to be packaged for retail, were also seized. The marijuana and marijuana products seized have a street value of approximately $10,000. In addition to the drugs seized, over $5,000 in cash and a .380 semi-automatic handgun were also seized.

 Kristian Karumba, age 28, of Elm Street W in West Lebanon was arrested and charged with four counts of Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, all Class B Felony charges. Karumba could be facing additional charges or charge enhancements for being in possession of a firearm while committing the crime of Drug Sales. Jordan Boucher, age 22, of Central Street in Newport, New Hampshire was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony.

 Karumba was later released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bail and Boucher on $2,000 Personal Recognizance Bail. Both will be arraigned in t. he Grafton County Superior Court on April 30, 2018. Bail on both subjects was set by a Bail Commissioner from the 2nd Circuit Court, Lebanon District