Sullivan County Fugitive of the Week
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating their Fugitive of the Week. Sullivan County Superior court issued an arrest warrant for Dana Hathaway on May 1st. A Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Hathaway on March 30 for one count of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. As part of a previous conviction in May 2016, Hathaway was placed on probation. In April of this year, the New Hampshire Probation Department filed a violation of condition. Dana Hathaway is a 19 year old white male, 6 foot tall, 170 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair.
Anyone knowing Hathaway’s whereabouts should contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at (603) 863-4200.
NH Human Trafficking Task Force Ends Collaboration
The New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force and “Give Way to Freedom ” ended it partnership this week, according to acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. Give Way to Freedom had served as the project director for the task force. The announcement comes after Give Way to Freedom hired Kate D’Adamo, a former national policy advocate for the Sex Workers Project, an organization that supports legalization of prostitution.
According to past reports in the Union Leader, D’Adamo publicly advocated for decriminalization of prostitution at a panel discussion in March at Durham. In addition, Manchester Police called for her removal from the job last month.
The Task Force will adopt a new management structure and will seek to install a new Project Director. Core team members of the New Hampshire Human Trafficking Task Force are the Manchester Police Department, Child and Family Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, and the United States Attorney’s Office.
VT Fish and Wildlife Offers Tick Tips
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is reminding hikers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts to be “tick smart”. Tom Rogers of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department recommends following the Vermont Department of Health guidelines.
Before going outside, apply an EPA registered insect repellent on your skin, and treat your clothes with permethrin. Wear light-colored, long sleeved shirts and long pants, and tuck your pants into your socks. Do daily tick checks on yourself, your children and pets, and remove ticks immediately. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has proven effective in washing ticks off of the skin before they attach.
If you’re bitten by a tick, contact your health care provider if you experience symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, fatigue, or joint pain.
For more tips on staying tick safe outdoors, see the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department homepage, at vtfishandwildlife.com.
Bellows Falls Teen Injured in Accident
A Bellows Falls teen and his passenger were injured in an early Sunday morning vehicle accident. Vermont State Police said 17 year old Noah Wilkinson fell asleep while driving a 2002 Ford on Route 5 in Westminster, Vermont. Wilkinson crossed the centerline, and hit a utility pole. Wilkinson and his passenger were taken to Springfield Hospital for minor injuries. Wilkinson was issued a warning for the violation of driving on a roadway laned for traffic.