Vandalism at Storrs Ski Area
Lebanon Police were called to Storrs ski area shortly before 7:30 pm last night. Police received a complaint of loud noises and voices yelling racial slurs. Witnesses say that damage was done to some of the out buildings and several people were taken into custody. It is believed that underage drinking was involved. WUVR will bring you updates when they become available.
Brush Fire in Newbury
Newbury and mutual aid firefighters were busy yesterday afternoon and evening fighting a large brush fire. The fire in the area of Gillingham Drive and Sutton Road started shortly before 4:00 pm. The rapidly moving fire was threatening homes near the Sutton Road end of the blaze, but crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to them. Although the fire was deemed under control shortly after dark, crews remained on scene throughout the night to monitor any hot spots.
NY Man Goes 120 MPH on I-89
A NY man led NH State Troopers on a chase after he was clocked driving a Kia at a 120 mph on I-89 in New London last night. Trooper Ryan St.Cyr pursued the 2015 Kia but the driver did not stop. Another Trooper on I-89 in Warner used a controlled deflation device to puncture the Kia’s tire. William Cole 25, of Kattskill Bay NY pulled over a few miles later and was taken into custody. Cole was charged with Disobeying a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, Reckless Conduct, and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.
Mr. Cole was transported to the Concord Hospital as a safety precaution due to a suspected impairment issue involving drugs.
The investigation is on going and bail has not yet been set.
The Sutton and New London Police Department’s assisted the State Police.
US Marshals Seek Gang Member Escapee
Law Enforcement Officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a fugitive gang member.
The U.S. Marshals – NH Joint fugitive Task Force is looking for Raymond Aviles Rios, 28. His last known address was a federal halfway house, the Hampshire House on Elm Street in Manchester.
Rios was serving a 55-month federal sentence for a bank robbery in December 2011. He also has a long criminal history involving crimes of violence and is considered dangerous.
Rios fled the halfway house on Monday afternoon after learning of rule violations. He was last seen wearing black pants, a grey-blue Under Armor sweatshirt with the Under Armor symbol printed in green and a dark colored baseball cap.
Rios is a white male, 5’10”, 192 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, and numerous tattoos including, Cross on the front of his throat, and many others. Any information regarding the whereabouts of Rios please contact, Deputy U.S. Marshal, Jeffrey White. Deputy White can be reached at 603-225-1632.
Keene Police Seek Info on Phony Money
Keene police are seeking the public’s help with finding a suspect that passed fraudulent $100 bills. Police say the paper bill itself is real, but appears to be a $20 bill printed over to display as a $100 bill. The strip within the bill reads USA TWENTY. Although the bill now presents the “100” at each corner and the centered president is clearly Benjamin Franklin, the watermark president on the right side is Andrew Jackson.
The bills were passed at Circle K and CVS at their West Street locations, on May 3 and May 4 respectively.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone who has further information is encouraged to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9820, ask to speak to Officer Donald Lundin