Injured Hiker Rescued from Mount Cube
An injured hiker was rescued off Mount Cube in Orford on Monday morning. Fish and Game officials said 68-year-old Aluah Bible of Knoxville TN was hiking with friends on the Appalachian Trail and Bible fell and hurt his leg as they were descending the summit of Mt. Cube. Bible was able to hike to the Hexacuba Shelter where he and his friends spent the night. Upon awaking, Bible’s leg was swollen and he was unable to walk, and he called 911 for assistance.
Rescuers hiked and used ATVs to get near Bible and carried Bible approximately a half a mile to an ATV. He was then transported by ambulance to DHMC in Lebanon with non-life threatening injuries.
Hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a voluntary Hike Safe Card at wildnh.com/safe. The card helps support Fish and Game Search and Rescue activities. For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit hikesafe.com.
Swanzey Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Porn
A Swanzey NH man was sentenced on Monday to 4 years in Federal Prison for possessing child pornography. According to court documents, law enforcement received information in July of 2015 that child pornography images were uploaded to a cloud service from a phone number linked to Dale Edson.
Law Enforcement executed a search warrant on Edson’s residence in September of 2015 and officers seized three computers and other devices. Pornographic images of children were found on two laptops and a tablet belonging to Edson through a forensic exam.
Edson pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in March of this year. Edson will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his sentence.
The Hinsdale Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case, with assistance from the Swanzey Police Department, the Bedford Police Department, the Nashua Police Department, the Portsmouth Police Department, the Rochester Police Department, and the Interstate Crimes Against Children Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald Feith prosecuted the case.
Storms Close Roads Throughout Area
Yesterday’s storms caused havoc in the area with roads, electric outages, accidents, and even mudslides. Heavy rains damaged road in Newbury and Goshen. In Newbury, NH DOT crews worked around Brookside Road and Coburn Farm on Route 103 and Cheney Road was closed at Chalk Pond due to road conditions.
The NH DOT also assisted Goshen with the flooding over Route 10 South – at the Mummery Road intersection. Goshen’s Highway Department was out working on various roads damaged from the heavy rains.
In Cornish, a car hit a utility pole on Route 12-A, and Hanover residents lost power in the area of Dunster Drive due to a blown fuse.
The weather also created havoc in Vermont with New Boston Rd in Norwich VT being closed for a while after a tree and wires fell on the road.
Vermont also experienced several mudslides during the storms. Route 5 in Westminster was closed for a large mudslide across the road as well as Route 9 near Brattleboro.
William Smith Extradited To Vermont to Face Charges
A VT man who was found in CT with a missing teen from Alburgh VT has been extradited to VT to face charges. Vermont State Police announced on Monday that William Smith arrived at the Northwest Correctional Facility in Swanton VT last night and arraigned is set for today in St. Albans’ Superior Court.
Smith is being held on active arrest warrants for Violation of Probation, Failure to comply with the VT Sex Offender Registry, and failing to appear at a jury draw for a Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order.
The Vermont State Police continues to investigate the missing person case involving MacKayla Lozell and her relationship with Smith and more charges may be forthcoming.
Injured Hiker Rescued from Mount Cube