Formal groundbreaking will take place next week for the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care. The 12-bed Jack Byrne Center is to be built on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus in Lebanon, Construction on the advanced clinical facility for integrated patient and family centered care for those with life-limiting illness starts with the ground breaking on Wednesday, June 22. A $10 million gift from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation in 2014 covers almost half of the $22 million construction cost. The center is intended to fill a growing need for specialized care for seriously ill people who are enrolled in hospice but whose pain or other medical needs are difficult to manage elsewhere.
On June 14, 2016, at approximately 7:25pm, Lebanon Police received a report of a suspicious motor vehicle on Maple Street with two male subjects inside. Responding officers located the vehicle and determined that the male passenger had overdosed on heroin and was unconscious. This male was treated by the Lebanon Fire Department, who administered NARCAN, and transported him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for evaluation.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Shane Phillips, age 25, of Fairlee, Vermont. Phillips was found to be in possession of 13 bags of heroin and taken into custody. It was also discovered that there was an active Electronic Bench Warrant for Phillips as well.
Phillips’ bail was set at $20,000 which he was unable to post. He was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment on 6/15/16.
Bicyclists Find Deceased Man in Enfield
Two bicyclists on Rte 4-A in Enfield on Thursday evening discovered a deceased man along the roadside. According to Police Chief Richard Crate Jr., the bicyclists were on their way home from work when they found a body of the man south of the salvage yard. The man appeared to be in his 50’s and cause of death is unknown at this time, but he was known to have some medical problems. Chief Crate said no foul play is suspected and family members are being notified. An autopsy is expected to determine the cause of death.
Turning Points Reaches Goal Early
Turning Points Network announced on Thursday that they met their fundraising goal of $100,000. The funds were raised from their 10th Annual Steppin’ Up to End Violence 5K Walk and Fun Run. Upon returning from the walk/run, participants heard the announcement that they had helped raise over $96,500. Since then, additional contributions were made and on May 18, less than 3 weeks after the event.
Turning Points was amazed and humbled by the show of support. Everyone at TPN-volunteers, board and staff-thank you. Turning Points Network strives to end all forms of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking.
Springfield VT Woman Charged with Unlawful Trespass
A Springfield VT Woman was arrested for Unlawful Trespass and Unlawful Mischief on Tuesday. Springfield Police say they went to 116 Main St after receiving a report of a woman breaking the front window of the residence.
Heather Byrne, 47, was taken into custody without incident for allegedly breaking into an apartment without authorization. Ms Byrne was held in custody until she was sober.
Man Dies After Crashing Into Amusement Ride
Shortly after 7:00 am on Thursday, a 2015 Jeep Wrangler crashed into a carnival ride in Randolph VT. Vermont State Police David Miles, 56, had a medical emergency before crashing into the Carnival Ride near Our Lady of Angels Church. Several witnesses assisted with medical care on scene until White River Valley Ambulance arrived. In addition, several members of the Milton Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department were training in the area and assisted in medical care before Miles was transported to Gifford Medical Center. Miles passed away at Gifford Medical Center a short time after the crash. Operators of the carnival have removed the ride damaged in the crash
On June 6, 2016, the Lebanon Police received a report of Identity Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Gift cards were purchased in the amount of $2,400 at two businesses in West Lebanon using credit card information stolen from the victim.
The suspect was described as a black male, husky build, wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. Lebanon Police are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify the male subject in the photographs.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lebanon Police Detectives at
An Enfield man was charged with Possession of Heroin with intent to sell after Lebanon Police seized 200 bags of heroin in his truck. A search warrant for the truck was requested on Monday after Lebanon Police Detectives and New Hampshire Probation and Parole noticed suspicious activities between two men in a W. Lebanon parking lot.
On Tuesday, police arrested Keith Clausen 34, of Enfield. Clausen was lodged at the Grafton County House of Corrections after refusing a bail commissioner.
The Lebanon Police Department is inviting businesses to consider providing employees with free training in response to an active shooter event. The Lebanon Police Department is offering a free 4 hour training course titled, “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events”, otherwise known as C.R.A.S.E.
The CRASE concept is based upon the principles of “Avoid, Deny, Defend”. Developed in part from the “Active Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)”, CRASE provides strategies, guidance and a proven effective plan for surviving an active shooter event. Lebanon Police Officers received instructor training in CRASE as a result of a Federal Grant Funded initiative.
Dates: 6/24/16 and 7/7/16
Location: Kilton Library
If your employees would like to attend one of these free trainings, please RSVP to Beth Beraldi at (603) 448-8800 or Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com
Videos for Lebanon
The City of Lebanon has partnered with CGI Communications, Inc. to create a series of professionally produced online videos to highlight everything our wonderful community has to offer residents, visitors, and business owners. Lebanon’s videos are in production and will be released soon.
Bradford Looks into LCHIP
Grant for Town Hall Members of Bradford’s Town Hall committee met with members of the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) regarding a grant for the Town Hall renovation. LCHIP requested a walkthrough of the Town Hall to ensure that recent renovations don’t compromise any historic detail. LCHIP also requested a list of materials to be used in the renovation. The LCHIP grant expires in December 2016, but the Executive Director can give a 6-month extension as long as there is progress.
Weathersfield VT Man Charged With Assault
A Weathersfield VT man will appear in Windsor County Criminal Court today (Monday) to answer the charge of Aggravated Domestic Assault. The Vermont State Police say they arrested Christopher Peabody36 after an investigation into an assault on Tenney Hill Road in Weathersfield. Peabody was taken to the Rockingham State Police Barracks. The Windsor County Superior Criminal Court Clerk Anne Damone issued several conditions of release and ordered Peabody to appear in Windsor County Superior Criminal Court. No bail was issued and Peabody was released from the State Police Barracks.
On June 3, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department was conducting an investigation into prostitution activities on a website known for advertising those illicit services. At approximately 7:15PM, plainclothes officers were conducting surveillance in a parking lot of a local hotel off of Plainfield Road when a black Nissan Sentra was observed in the lot. The white male operator of the black Nissan was identified as the suspect who had arrived to meet, who he thought to be, a female offering prostitution.
The subject operating the car was later identified as Joshua Underhill, age 35, of Christian Street in White River Junction. As plainclothes officers approached the vehicle being driven by Underhill to investigate, he put the car into gear and sped off at an extremely high rate of speed placing one of the officers in danger of being struck by the car. The officers then attempted to stop the fleeing vehicle but Underhill refused to stop and was able to get away in traffic.
A short time later, officers observed Underhill turning onto Maple Street from Seminary Hill. A vehicle stop was conducted and Underhill was taken into custody. Underhill is charged with Reckless Conduct, a Class B Felony for placing the police officer in danger of serious bodily injury, as well as Solicitation of Prostitution, Resisting Detention and Disobeying a Police Officer, all Class A Misdemeanors. Underhill was also charged with Reckless Operation, a Violation, due to his reckless driving while fleeing the police.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash only, which Underhill was unable to post. He was transported to the Grafton County House of Correction pending arraignment in the 2nd District Court, Lebanon Division, on Monday June 6, 2016
Vermont State Police Royalton is looking for assistance in locating 15 year old Allison White of Randolph Vermont. Allison was last seen on May 31 2016 at 5PM in Randolph walking from Village Circle toward the Randolph Union High School.
Allison may be in the company of a 17 year old white male from Central Vermont.
Allison is known to run-away and has been located in Barre City in the past. She does not have a vehicle or a cell phone.
Allison is in DCF custody.
Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Allison White please contact VSP Royalton at 802-234-9933. Special Attention Orange and Washington County’s