Two Claremont Residents Arrested on Drug Charges
claremont drug arrestsTwo Claremont residents are being arraigned today, after being arrested on drug charges on Friday. Because of the arrests Claremont Police seized approximately 800 bags of heroin with an approximate street value of $8,000 almost $10,000 is cash and over $2,000 in stolen vehicle parts.
Police say they arrest of Pedro Rodriguez 33, on four counts of felony drug sales. The arrest stemmed from an investigation by Claremont Police and the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force. The NH State Police Special Weapons and Tactics Team assisted Claremont Police with the arrest and Bluff Elementary school was in soft lockdown until Rodriguez was in custody.
Because of Rodriguez’s arrest, search warrants were issued for 247 Sullivan Street, 8 Mulberry Street and 28 High Street where police arrested 25-year-old Ashly Lynn Stoodley for heroin possession. Both will be arraigned in the 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division.

Bicyclist Injured in Hartford Hit and Run
A male bicyclist sustained minor injuries after a hit and run accident in Hartford VT on Sunday evening. Police say just before 5:30 pm the bicyclist was struck by a dark truck or SUV near the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Maple Street. The man was transported to DHMC for evaluation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hartford Police Department. Investigating officer is Sgt. Michael Tkac.

Colby-Sawyer’s Takes Third NAC Championship
Congratulations to Colby-Sawyer’s Woman Soccer Team – the Chargers for taking their third North Atlantic Conference (NAC) title on Saturday. Freshman Abbie Sansoucy of Douglas, MA scored the lone goal of the game late in the second half to lift the team to their to a third straight NAC Women’s Soccer title over intrastate rival New England College.

Croydon Has Court Date
A court date is set for Department of Education vs. the Croydon Board. Croydon School Board and attorney Chuck Douglas will appear on November 30 in Stafford NH Superior Court to argue against a civil complaint by the NH Board of Education. The Attorney General’s Office is asking for preliminary and permanent injunctions to stop the school board from sending four of its students to the private Newport Montessori School.
The case is being heard Stafford due to a lack of Superior Court Judges availability in Sullivan County.

VSP Issues Scam Warning
Vermont State Police are warning residents of a financial scam claiming they are from the Publisher’s Clearing House. Police say an Andover VT man fell victim to the scheme and wired over $1200 through Western Union. Dewayne Forbes 52 was told he could not take ownership of an alleged 10.5 million dollar prize from Publisher Clearinghouse Sweepstakes until he paid a Red Stamp fee, a Gold Certificate fee and an IRS fee.
Forbes told police he sent a Ceon McKenzie of Kingston, Jamaica the fund through Western Union to a cell phone with the number 876-592-6201. Police ask if anyone has been the victim of a similar scam to contact them. The State Police would like to remind the public to be cautious about sending money to individuals who promise large sums of money in return.