Feb., 20, 2017

Man Arrested Twice in One Night
bellows falls patchA Barre VT man was arrested twice last Thursday night. Vermont State Police first arrested Dennis Smith for violation of conditions of release for a past charge of possessing cocaine. Later that night Bellows Falls officers arrested Smith after a car he was riding in attempted to avoid police when the driver noticed the cruiser. After a traffic stop, officers learned that Smith was again violating his conditions. Smith was arrested and lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $100.00 bail. Smith will appear on March 28, in Windham Superior Criminal Court to answer the charge.

Fish Records Set in VT
Two Record setting fish were caught in Vermont last year. Vermont Fish and Wildlife announced on Friday that two fish caught in 2016 were certified as new state records making the 14 and 15 state records set for individual species of fish since 2010.
John Konya of Bradford caught a new record bluegill in August while fishing with a nightcrawler and silver spinner on Miller Pond in West Fairlee. The bluegill weighted 1.98 lbs. and was 12.25 inches long with a girth of 12.5 breaking the 2008 record of a 1.93 lb. bluegill caught in Lake Champlain.
In August New York angler Joseph Whalen Jr. landed the new Vermont record freshwater drum while fishing in Lake Champlain. The drum weighed 25.54 pounds, measured 34.5 inches in length and was 26.5 inches around at its widest point

Driver Inattention Blamed for Three Car Accident
Driver inattention was the cause of three car accident in Cornish on Saturday afternoon. Cornish Police, Fire and Rescue Squad, Golden Cross Ambulance, New Hampshire State Police and Plainfield Police responded to the accident at the intersection of Route 120 and Clark’ Camp Road. No one was seriously injured.

Incidences at Dartmouth Winter Carnival
Over 43 incidents happened at Dartmouth’s Annual Winter Carnival this past weekend. The polar bear swim and human dogsled race garnered high participation numbers. Five people were taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, six people were taken to Dick’s House and Hanover Police arrested four people. One of the students ran from Safety and Security twice while going to Dick’s House and was caught both times. He later was taken into protective custody by Hanover Police and then transferred to Grafton County jail. There were 11 incidents regarding violations of liquor laws, consistent with previous Winter Carnivals, as there were 15 in 2014, six in 2015 and 11 in 2016. Overall the incident rate was down from 52 from 2016.

NH Fish and Game Proposes to Reduce Moose Permits

moose-permitsCONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has proposed to reduce statewide moose hunt permit issuance from 71 in 2016 to 51 in 2017. The initial proposal was approved by the Fish and Game Commission at its February meeting. This begins the state’s rulemaking process, which will include development of a rule-making notice, scheduling of public hearings, and the opportunity to submit written comments. Hearing dates will be announced as soon as they become available.
Meanwhile, those applying for the 2017 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery should be aware that the estimated moose density in the South West Region, comprised of Moose Management Units H2-North, H2-South and K has declined to the “cut-off threshold,” established in the Moose Management Plan, at which permit issuance will be suspended. As a result, the proposal would suspend permit issuance in these three units (no permits would be issued) during the 2017 lottery.
The initial proposal also would reduce permit numbers in the North Region (units B, C2, and D1) from 25 to 15, and in the White Mountain Region (units C1, D2, E1, E2, E3, and F) from 20 to 15, with some permits continuing to be issued in all moose management units in these regions.
Lottery applicants should consider these possible changes when they apply. As noted in the moose lottery application information, applicants should rank all units to maximize their chances of being offered a permit. If successful in the lottery and offered a permit for a unit they prefer not to hunt, the permit can be declined without loss of accumulated points.
To enter the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery, visit www.huntnh.com/hunting/moose.html.  Entering the lottery costs $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents.
Lottery permits offered in the New Hampshire moose hunt have declined in recent years, in part because of the impact of  parasites, both winter tick and brainworm, on the population. This situation is being closely monitored and a multi-year study is underway.
Visit www.wildnh.com/wildlife/moose to learn more about how New Hampshire’s moose are being managed as a changing climate and increasing parasite burdens influence the ability of the environment to maintain moose.

Lebanon Man Arrested for Theft of Guitars

guitar-theftOn January 10, 2017, Lebanon Police took a report of a theft which occurred from a storage area located at a local apartment complex. It was reported there was forced entry into the storage unit and two guitars were stolen. During the subsequent investigation, it was discovered that the two guitars were sold to a local business. Officers were able to obtain the name of the person who had brought the guitars into the local business.
On February 8, 2017, as a result of the investigation, Daniel R. Aremburg, age 28, of Lebanon was arrested pursuant to an Arrest Warrant charging him with Receiving Stolen Property, a Class B Misdemeanor.
Aremburg was subsequently released on Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on April 17, 2017 where he is likely to face upgraded charges due to the circumstance of the incident and prior theft convictions.

Lebanon PD Seeks Help with ID

lebanon-shopliftersOn Friday, the Lebanon Police Department responded to Wal-Mart for a report of past thefts. The officers met with Loss Prevention who told them five suspects had been involved with four different thefts occurring between February 2, 2017 and February 8, 2017.

During these incidents, the suspects stole various electronic devices to include: televisions, DVD player, a dash camera and a tablet. The suspects also stole numerous other items to include clothing and dishes. The total value of the merchandise stolen is more than $4,000.

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One vehicle associated with the suspects is a dark color pickup truck. Attached to this release are photographs of the suspects and the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212.

Multi-Agency Search for Suicidal Man

lebanon-mapThe Lebanon Police Department received a call on Friday at approximately 4:00 pm of a 62-year-old Vermont man who had wandered off in the area of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The man was not a patient in the hospital. The man’s wife reported he was a serious risk of harm to himself.
As a result, Lebanon Police K9 Unit Officer Jeremy Perkins and his K9 partner Max began a search with other Lebanon officers, as well as Lebanon Fire and Rescue, Hanover Police and Hanover Fire and Rescue of the wooded trails around the hospital.
After an extended track, NH Fish and Game was contacted, along with New Hampshire State Police for their helicopter, which has thermal imaging capabilities. NH Fish and Game Officers, along with Troopers from NHSP Troop D provided further assistance as temperatures dropped and it became dark.
The man was eventually located unharmed and was brought to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s ED for treatment.
The Lebanon Police Department extends its thanks to the agencies who assisted in a difficult search in very cold temperatures.

Lebanon Heroin Arrest

heroinarrest-29On February 9, 2017, while on foot patrol at Maplefield’s convenience store on Mechanic Street in Lebanon, an officer was approached by a store employee and made aware of a male who had been acting suspiciously and had been in the bathroom for a long time.
When the male came out of the bathroom, the officer spoke with him about the store employee’s concerns. The officer identified the male as Dylan Conklin, age 20, of Lebanon, NH. The officer’s conversation with Conklin led to an investigation in which Conklin was found to be in possession of several bags of heroin and admitted to using heroin in the bathroom at Maplefield’s.
Conklin was arrested and charged with one Felony level count of Possession of a Controlled Drug. He was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail. He is due to appear in the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on April 10, 2017.
Authorized By: Chief Richard Mello, 2/10/2017

Stolen Wallet Recovered and Arrest Made in Lebanon

stolen-walletOn February 1, 2017, Lebanon Police were dispatched to a local business for a reported theft of a wallet. The victim reported her wallet was stolen from her purse and provided a description of a possible female suspect. Lebanon Police Officer Tyler Hewes located a female in the area matching the description of the theft suspect. Officer Hewes made contact with the female and after an investigation, the stolen wallet was recovered from the female’s backpack.
Kerry St. Lawrence 55, of Lebanon, NH was arrested  and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, a Class A Misdemeanor. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and will appear in the Lebanon District Court on March 27.

Upper Valley Women Arrested on Drug Charges

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L-R Donna M. Lemay and Amanda N. Pelletier

On Wednesday February 1, 2017 the Canaan Police Department in cooperation with the Lebanon Police Department and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force conducted a drug investigation regarding narcotics being transported into the Upper Valley.

As a result of the investigation, Canaan and Lebanon Police Officers arrested Amanda N. Pelletier, age 31, of Jerusalem Road in Canaan and Donna M. Lemay, age 53, of Rudsboro Road in Lebanon. Both Pelletier and Lemay were arrested forPossession of the Controlled Drug Heroin with Intent to Distribute and Possession of the Controlled Drug Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute. Pelletier’s charges are a Special Class Felonies as she was previously released on bail conditions.

Lemay’scharges are Class B Felonies. Pelletier and Lemay were arrested after a traffic stop on Dartmouth College Highway in Lebanon. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced approximately 275 bags of Heroin, Crack Cocaine and other drug items.

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Pelletier’s bail was set at $35,000 cash only and Lemay’s bail was set at $25,000 cash only. Both women were held at the Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of cash bail and will be arraigned on Thursday February 2, 2017 in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division Lebanon.

This investigation was conducted as an interagency-operation between the Canaan Police Department, Lebanon Police Department and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force. This investigation is part of the Statewide Operation Granite Hammer, which aims to reduce the dangerous opioid drugs being introduced into New Hampshire.

Fire Destroys Hanover Home

65-stevens-road-2-1The Hanover Regional Dispatch Center received a call at 03:16 hours this morning from an employee of Hypertherm, Inc., located at 21 Great Hollow Road.  The call reported a large outdoor fire that was “up on top of the mountain”; however, they could not provide a specific location.  The Hanover Fire Department was dispatched to the Stevens Road area and while enroute, the Hanover Police Department confirmed that there was a fully involved structure fire at 65 Stevens Road.

Fire units from the following departments assisted Hanover with firefighting efforts:

Lebanon, Lyme, Canaan, and Enfield, (NH) and Hartford, Norwich, and Thetford, (VT).

The first arriving fire units confirmed that a very large post and beam residential structure was consumed by fire and that a large portion of the roof structure had collapsed.  Firefighters were able to save a detached two-car garage.

The Hanover Fire Department and the State of NH Fire Marshal’s Office have completed their initial investigation.  The exact cause of the fire remains undetermined at this time.

There were no reported civilian or firefighter injuries.

 

Missing Dartmouth Student Found Dead

adam-wrightOn January 30, 2017, Hanover Police sent out a Missing Person flyer requesting assistance in locating Adam Wright, a 21 year old Dartmouth Student. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on January 31st, Hanover Police received a call that a Dartmouth College employee had located a backpack along the bank of the river, approximately 500 yards north of the Ledyard Bridge. Hanover Police, Hanover Fire, and NH Fish and Wildlife responded to the area.

At approximately 9:57 a.m., the body of Adam Wright was  discovered  in the  river  near  the  shoreline.  The Medical Examiner’s office responded to the scene. The  cause  of death  at this time  is undetermined, but the preliminary investigation has revealed that no foul play is  involved.  An  autopsy  will  be  performed  later this week  in Concord.  The investigation  into this untimely  death is on-going