Canaan Man Arrested for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse
A Canaan NH man was arraigned yesterday on 13 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images. Twenty-Seven-year-old Zachary Benoit of 33 Roberts Road in Canaan was arrested on Wednesday after a search warrant executed at his home turned up a significant amount of egregious physical and sexual abuse images. Benoit is being held at the Grafton County House of Corrections in lieu of $10,000 cash or surety bail. The investigation remains open and further charges may be pending.
The Portsmouth, Nashua, and Canaan Police Departments, as well as Homeland Security and Investigations, and the Grafton County Attorney’s Office, acting on behalf of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NH ICAC) assisted The Grafton County Sheriff’s Department with the investigation.
Governor Sununu In Hanover Today
NH Governor Chris Sununu will be in Hanover NH this afternoon. The Governor will deliver the Keynote Address at the Hanover and Lebanon Chambers of Commerce at the State of the State Luncheon at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College. The Governor will also participate in a question and answer session regarding issues important to the Upper Valley. The event runs from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
I-89 Exit 15 S Will Be Closed on Monday
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announced on Thursday that a planned closure of the I-89 Exit 15 southbound on-ramp in Enfield will take place on Monday, October 23th between 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM. The closure is to allow for the repair of a culvert that crosses the ramp.
The signed detour will be to travel north from Exit 15 to Exit 16 to reverse direction. It is approximately 1.5 miles between Exit 16 and Exit 15. This work is weather dependent and may be postponed if there is inclement weather.
The pavement preservation project on Interstate 89 in Grantham and Enfield includes the ramps at Exits 14 and 15, as well as some drainage work, rock scaling, and bike path paving. Pike Industries, Inc. of Belmont, New Hampshire is the general contractor for the $3.4 million project. The completion date is for June 29, 2017.
Search Warrant Issued in 2 Year Old Murder Case
NH Authorities executed a search warrant yesterday, at 43 Kendall Pond Road, #B in Londonderry in connection with the unsolved murder of 62-year-old Denise Robert. Robert was shot in the head on August 30th, 2015 while walking on Ray Street in Manchester’s north end. Ms. Robert was an ad executive for the Union Leader and longtime resident of Manchester.
In order to protect the integrity of the on-going investigation, what items are being sought and what, if any, items are located will not be disclosed.
Members of The New Hampshire State Police and the Londonderry Police Department are assisting with the execution of the warrant.
Anyone with information regarding the murder of Ms. Robert is urged to contact Investigator Todd Flanagan at (603) 271-1208 or the Manchester Police Department Crimeline at (603) 624- 4040 or log on to http://www.manchestercrimeline.org.
Help Bring Bode the Beagle Home
Bode the Beagle has been missing since October 13th and his owners have exhausted all leads. Bode was last seen on the corner of Rush Meadow Road and Route 44 in Brownsville VT. Bode is a neutered male Beagle wearing a black collar with blue tags and an orange bandana. He has a black color with blue tags and an orange bandana on. He was last seen on the corner of Rush Meadow road and route 44 in Brownsville VT. There was a possible sighting of him on Rice Road in Hartland VT on Sunday, Oct. 15th. If you see Bode or know, his whereabouts call 802-683-6425.
Fire Prohibited in Grantham
Grantham Fire Department is restricting outside burning. Due to the elevated fire danger level, the Grantham Fire Department is restricting outside burning to Seasonal Class 1 and Class 2 permit fires, small fires in fireplaces only. No burning of brush piles until significant rain is received, or the state lowers the fire danger. The predicted fire danger is a Class 3 (High) for the entire State of NH.