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Heroin, Cash and Marijuana Seized in Hartford VT
Hartford VT Police arrested four people and seized $4,440.00 in cash, 13 grams of marijuana, and 46 bags of heroin on Sunday evening. Police say they went to McDonald’s parking lot for a report of suspicious activity and discovered passengers of a car pouring water over the head of Claire Marden 22, of St. Johnsbury.
Police learned that Marden passed out while a passenger in her car and the driver Holly Fournier 31 of Lyndonville pulled into McDonalds.
Soon after police arrested Lamar Carter 24, of Brattleboro on Felony Possession of Heroin after they saw money and drug baggies hanging out of his pocket. All the money and drugs seized were taken from Carter’s pockets. Carter was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $ 50,000 cash/surety bond. Joel Cruz 22, of Union City, New Jersey was also arrested for giving false information to a police officer and was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash/surety bond. Police noted that both Cruz and Carter had tattoos indicating they belonged to organized gangs with a presence in this area.
Claire Marden was charged with providing False Information to a Police Officer and released on a citation to appear in court at a later date and time.
Holly Fournier was arrested for Driving while License Suspended (DLS). Fournier was processed and released with a citation to appear in court on a later date.
This case is under further investigation at this time. Additional charges may be filed.

Judge Denies Lower Bail for Green
Brandon Green’s bail will remain at $100,000 cash only. Green appeared in Claremont District Court with public defender Jennifer Cohen. Green is accused of committing an armed robbery at Georges Mills Cottages on June 15. Cohen argued for the court not to find probable cause saying the state did not meet the minimum standards. Stating no evidence was found in Green’s truck and that he spent a minimal amount of money when he went to the store after the alleged robbery.
County attorney Marc Hathaway said the state did meet its burden.
Cohen asked for Green’s bail to be reduced to $1,500 cash or surety, saying Green’s wife plans on renewing her contract for another 13weeks at New London Hospital and will be responsible for Green.
Hathaway argued for bail to remain at $100,000 due to Green’s felony criminal record and an incident at New London Hospital in April of this year.
The case now goes to a grand jury.

Sunapee’s Firefighters Day – July 4
Sunapee’s Firefighters Day will be July 4th from noon- 4 pm at Veteran’s Field on Rte 11. The family event lets you see some of the equipment used by the Fire department. Kids can, climb on some of the trucks, and talk with the firefighters.
There will be games, a bouncy house, crafts fair, and food. Heck you can even put out a fire with our fire extinguisher training system, and watch the firefighters and EMTs cut apart some cars and remove patients from a mock car crash.
In addition, there is the annual July 4th parade that starts across from the field at St. Joachim’s Church and heads up Central St. to the Harbor.

Presentation on County Health Ranking
The Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network is having a special presentation of the County Health Ranking. The event is Tuesday June 30, from 9-11 am and can be attended in person or by webinar.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps community coaches Jerry Spegman and Aliana Havrilla will discuss: The Rankings model and measures, How to use the Rankings to stimulate action and tools available through the Roadmaps project to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play
To attend the Webinar you need to register at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/a1zbt0cid9c2&eom
No registration is needed to attend in person at the Colby-Sawyer College Campus in New London, NH. The event is in the Lethbridge Lodge Conference Room. This is part of the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Region Community Health Improvement Planning process.