Judge Denies Restraining Order Against Sunapee Police Chief
Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker refused to issue a restraining against Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill for a couple involved in voting fraud during a Sunapee School Board contest.
After a three hour hearing on Thursday, Judge, Brian Tucker denied Heather and Joseph Furlong’s request for a restraining against the Chief on Friday morning.
Joseph Furlong and Adam Gaw of Manchester were charged on March 15 with Class A and Class B misdemeanors that fall under New Hampshire’s voting statutes. The men were accused of altering an email prior to the 2016 Sunapee school board elections that put school board candidate, Heather Furlong’s opponents in a bad light. The NH Attorney General’s Office and Chief Cahill investigated the incident
The Furlongs complained of the press coverage and threatening emails from people in the town as well as local talk show host WNTK’s Keith Hanson calling for Heather Furlong to resign from her position on the school board.
Judge Tucker dismissed the couple’s complaint in a written decision saying, “The evidence presented no instance of unwarranted contact – direct or indirect, real or threatened – that justifies a restraining order. The subjective views of the Furlongs are not enough to support issuing the order.”
The charges against Joseph Furlong were dismissed due to statutes of limitations. NH Assistant Attorney, General Brian W. Buonamano has filed a motion to reconsider, which is pending.
Father and Sons Arrested on Multiple Charges
A weekend of family camping ended up with a father and two sons arrested on multiple charges. Vermont State Police say they were responding to a vehicle on a fire call and found a Cadillac fully engulf on Route 5, near Running Bear Campground in Weathersfield VT. An investigation showed that Daniel Barry of Claremont allowed a juvenile to consume alcohol on his campsite along with his sons Matthew Barry and Tyler Barry. Afterwards, Matthew Barry and the unnamed juvenile then took Daniel Barry’s 2005 Cadillac CTS and left the campsite and Matthew Barry crashed the vehicle into personal property in Windsor and fled without contacting the police or property owners. They then returned to the campground and following a dispute amongst the individuals and the Daniel Barry attempted to drive the heavily damaged car to NH. While exiting the campsite, the Cadillac became inoperable and the Barry brothers stole a nearby neighbor’s gasoline can and doused the car’s interior and set it on fire.
All three subjects fled the scene and were later located in NH by the Claremont Police.
Tyler Barry was transported to the Sullivan County House of Corrections where he was lodged due to his high level of intoxication. He was charged with Third Degree Arson, Petit Larceny, and Disorderly Conduct.
Matthew Barry was charged with Third Degree Arson, DUI #1, Petit Larceny, Disorderly Conduct, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Daniel Berry was charged with False Information to Law Enforcement and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.
The men were cited to appear in Windsor Criminal later this month.
Sullivan County Fugitive of the Week
Jessica Emery of Claremont is Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive of the Week. A Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted Emery on Dec. 18th, 2013 on one count of being a habitual offender. On July 8th, 2014 Emery plead guilty to the charge and was placed on probation as part of her sentence. On August 14th, 2017 the NH Department of Probation Filed a violation of probation with the Sullivan County Superior Court Alleging that Emery violated the terms and condition of her probation. The Sullivan County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant for Emery on September 6th.
Jessica Emery is a 28-year-old female, 5’3” tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. Her last known address was 184 Sullivan Street in Claremont.
Anyone who knows Jessica Emery’s whereabouts should call the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 603-863-4200
Flags at Half Staff for 911
NH Governor Chris Sununu has directed flags on all public buildings and grounds to fly at half-staff today in observance of the anniversary of 9/11.
Update on Route 11 Temporary Bridge in Springfield VT
The following is the anticipated work schedule for this week beginning Monday, September 11, 2017, on Route 11 in Springfield VT for temporary bridge.
Preparation for paving the approaches to the temporary bridge.
Weather permitting, paving the approaches to the temporary bridge.
Wednesday & Thursday:
Clean up and opening up the bridge to motorists.
Please Note: if weather does not cooperate for paving on Tuesday, it will affect the opening date.
All pedestrians and bicyclists continue to have access thru the work zone.
We ask motorists to use extreme caution while traveling through the work zone. The safety of the workers, pedestrians and the motorists is of the utmost importance.
Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085.