Arrest Warrant Being Sought in Reckless Shooting in Grantham
An arrest warrant is being sought for a man who recklessly fired an Anderson AM 15 near a Grantham hiking trail on Sunday. Trooper McLaughlin of the NH State Police learned about the incident after he was approached by a Grantham resident expressing concern over 15 gunshots heard shortly after 10:00 AM along the loop-hiking trail at Reney Memorial Forest on Route 10. Police say the rifle was fired in the direction of the three hikers who were on the opposite trail and within 100 yards
The resident said hikers were on the trails when the shots were fired. The resident reported he made contact with the two female hikers and dogs while they were exiting the trail and returning to their vehicles. A male hiker was also exiting the trail behind the females.
According to the resident, the shooting stopped when there was commotion and shouting in the parking area. The resident had a brief interaction with the shooter and his companion when they left the parking lot in the silver SUV with an unknown Massachusetts license plate.
Officers from Troop C and Grantham Police issued a BOL (Be on the lookout) to surrounding towns in an attempt to find the shooter and his companion.
After an investigation, the men were located and the Anderson AM 15 was confiscated. An arrest warrant for reckless conduct is being sought since the hiking trail was clearly marked. Police are interested in identifying and interviewing the hikers who were on the trail at the time of this incident. Anyone with further information related to this incident is should contact Trooper Michael McLaughlin at (603) 419-0130 or by email at michael.mclaughlin@dos.nh.gov.
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Lebanon Police to Conduct Training
The Lebanon Police Department will be conducting a Low Light Live Fire training exercise at the Grafton County Fish and Game Association at 153 Trues Brook Road on Tuesday, Oct. 24th and Wednesday, October 25th from 5:00- 8:30 PM.
If there are any questions, contact the Lebanon Police Department at (603) 448-1212.
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VSP Investigating Putney Theft
Vermont State Police are investigating a theft from a Putney automobile. Police say sometime between the hours of 6:30 PM Saturday and 7:45 AM on Sunday someone entered an unlocked silver 2003 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon at Green Mountain Orchards or while it was parked on Gray Lane in Putney and took a Stihl 461 chainsaw, and Lecia binoculars. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Valcourt of the Vermont State Police – Westminster barracks at (802) 722-4600
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NH Officials Issue Fraud Alert
NH Officials have issued a fraud alert warning of a scam email. The email appears to come from the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles. The fake email notifies the recipient that he or she was cited for a traffic violation and then demands payment of the fine within 72 hours. The scam email contains links for easy pay or to contest the fine amount. The email originates from a scam email address: “violations at citygovernment.co.gov”.
The Department of Motor Vehicles does not notify drivers of any violations through email nor does it email requests for payment of fines. Any person receiving this email should exercise caution. Do not click on any of the links contained in the scam email as this could infect your device with malicious malware and compromise your sensitive information.
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