Judge Finds Probable Cause for Lebanon Man
A judge found grounds for a Lebanon man to face charges of stabbing two people and setting fire to a church and 2 other buildings.
Anthony K. Boisvert 27, of Lebanon, is being held on $500,000 bail. Boisvert allegedly set fire to the First Baptist Church in Lebanon and a residence at 68 Mascoma Street in December. He is also charged with arson of another Lebanon in January of 2016. Boisvert stabbed two relatives who with police about him during the police investigation.
He is facing two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of arson. His case has been referred to the public defender’s office. Boisvert’s case on Tuesday was bound over to Grafton Superior Court. During his hearing Boisvert said he set the church on fire because he was mad at God for making him a pedophile.
Boisvert’s twin sister, Andrea Gilbert is charged with falsifying physical evidence for allegedly trying to erase information from her cellphone in the investigation. Her case is being bound over to superior court and bail was set for $20,000.
NH Red Cross Assisting Newport Family After Fire
The NH Red Cross is assisting a Newport family of six that lost all their belongings in a house fire shortly after 9:30 am on Monday. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the house at 417 Bradford Road had heavy smoke and fire coming from the back and attic of the residence when Newport fire fighters arrived. The fire was upgraded to a 1-Alarm for tankers from mutual aid companies to help with the blaze. Fire fighters started an interior attack but withdrew due to heat and fought the fire from the outside.
The fire was deemed under control shortly before 11:30 am. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious. Initial investigation suggests the fire was electrical that started in an upstairs bedroom.
Robbery in Springfield VT
A Bridge Street residence in Springfield VT was robbed between 3:15 – 4:15 pm on Sunday. The thief gained access through a side door. A laptop, watch and cash were taken. If anyone saw suspicious activity in the Bridge Street, Wall Street, or Commonwealth areas or have any info on the theft, please call the Springfield Police Department at (802) 885-2113
Former Guidance Counselor’s Plea Hearing Rescheduled
A former Newport high school guidance counselor convicted of indecent exposure and lewdness has had his plea agreement rescheduled.
Thomas Mauzy, 44, of Sunapee was found guilty on seven counts of indecent exposure and lewdness last May and was given a 1 year sentence at the Sullivan County House of Correction suspended for two years. Mauzy was accused of standing naked in front of his bedroom window in full view of his upstairs neighbor, who reported him to Sunapee police.
Mauzy immediately demanded a jury immediately after district court judge Bruce Cardello found him guilty. On Friday, the court scheduled the case for a Monday plea and sentencing hearing, according to the Valley News.
On Monday, the plea agreement was rescheduled to Thursday at 3 p.m., with a tentative pretrial date of Jan. 19 at the Sullivan County Superior Court according to court papers.
After his arrest Mauzy was put immediately on administrative leave and the voluntarily resigned from the Newport School District at the end of the 2015-16 school year.