One Heroin Pipeline Shut Down
One h Add Mediaeroin pipeline into NH was dismantled and taken down this past weekend. United States Attorney John P. Kacavas announced on Wednesday Federal, State and Local Law enforcement agencies seized 3 ½ kilos of heroin, ½ kilo of cocaine, 88 oxycodone pills and 14 weapons in addition to 8 arrests in connection with the drug trafficking in Cheshire County. Kacavas said the Gould Drug Trafficking Organization has been in operation for about five years.
The arrests of 5 Cheshire County residents and 3 Lawrence MA men come after a two-year investigation. Kacavas said let this successful takedown be a message to those who want to poison our communities.
All those arrested are in custody and are facing Federal drug charges.
Claremont NH in Multi-car Crash
A Claremont man and his passengers received minor injuries after being in a four-car collision just after 4:30 pm on Monday. Police said the accident occurred after Alex R. Chapin 21 lost control of his 1999 Saab on black ice on Route 9 in Marlboro VT. Chapin’s car went into the eastbound lane and hit a 2004 Acura driven David B. Mason 46, of CT on the side. Chapin continued spinning and crashed head on with a PT Cruiser driven by Lisa L. Force 33, of Saxtons River Vt. The fourth car, a Toyota Rav 4 driven Judith W. Chirico 55, also of CT crashed into the rear of Force’s Cruiser.
A male passenger in Chapin’s Saab was extricated and taken to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The Vermont State Police reminds drivers that, despite the warming temperatures, black ice can still pose a hazard in certain areas. The crash is still under investigation and any witnesses who have not yet spoken with the Vermont State Police are urged to contact Trooper Hashim at 802-254-2382.
Upper Valley Humane Society Overwhelmed
The Upper Valley Humane Society is in need of donations. On Wednesday, they took in 5 pigeons, 3 ducks and 5 chickens for a total of 44 animals rescued from a hoarding situation and there are still 150 birds that need rescuing. Medical and husbandry costs of the animals add up rapidly and they are seeking monetary donations in any amount. Contributions to The Upper Valley Humane Society are tax-deductible. If you have, any questions about making a donation call them at 603-448-6888 ext 100. Donations can be made by mail to UVHS 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, NH 03748 or you can make an online donation using an American Express card by going to http://www.razoo.com/uvhs.
Springfield VT Seek Help in Identifying Suspect
Springfield VT Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a subject in an armed robbery at the North Springfield Irving Station. Police say about 7:30 pm on Wednesday a masked, gloved man entered the store, displayed a gun and demanded cash from the clerk. The man fled on foot after the receiving cash. He is described as a white male, 5’8”, stocky built, with dark eyes and a deep voice. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey hoodie with a red printed design on the front and back. Anyone with information should call the Springfield Police at (802) 885-2113.