Lebanon NH – Above is an updated downtown Lebanon Parking Map that depicts the various timed parking zone in and around the downtown area. Those parking in the downtown area should take note of these areas and comply with the time limits on parking spaces. Those who park downtown should pay particular attention to the spaces labeled, “Vendor Parking Only.” These are located on S. Park Street and are reserved for food truck vendors daily from 7AM to 9PM. These spaces are clearly marked with “No Parking” signs. The Lebanon Police Department desires voluntary compliance with these parking ordinances so that the spaces have proper turnover and provide ample parking for all in the downtown area.
On Thursday, June 14, 2018 the New Hampshire State Police Narcotics Investigations Unit, New Hampshire State Police S.W.A.T. Unit, along with members of the Northfield Police Department, executed search and arrest warrants at 55 Ledge Road in the Town of Northfield. The warrants were executed after a multi-month narcotics investigation conducted by the State Police Narcotics Investigations Unit involving sales of fentanyl and methamphetamine. State Police arrested 41-year-old Joshua Cross of Northfield, NH for sale of a narcotic drug, possession of narcotic drug with intent to distribute and felon in possession of a firearm:
Cross was held on $25,000.00 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on June 15, 2018 at Merrimack Superior Court.
Paul Costella, 45 of Franklin NH was also located at the residence and subsequently taken into custody for violating the terms of probation:
Costella was held on a 72 hour probation hold at the Merrimack County House of Corrections.
During the search of the residence, suspected fentanyl and two handguns were located.
Lebanon NH – On 6/13/18 at approximately 3:40AM the Lebanon Police received an emergency call from a 26-year-old female, who resides on Meriden Road, that her mother’s boyfriend was armed and made threats to shoot her and her mother, along with himself. Further information was obtained that the caller’s mother, a 53-year-old female, had locked herself in the bathroom while the 26-year-old female fled from the home on foot.
While officers were in-route to the call, the female caller advised that a gunshot had been fired outside the home. Upon the officers’ arrival, the 53-year-old female was still inside the home with the 48-year-old male suspect, who was believed to still be armed. Responding officers established a perimeter around the home and made contact with the female victim still inside the residence. A short time later, Kevin R. Hicks, age 48, of Meriden Road in Lebanon, exited the house and was taken into custody without further incident.
Further investigation revealed that Hicks had been drinking and had an argument with his girlfriend. During the argument, Hicks made threats to shoot his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s daughter and himself. During the argument, Hicks’ girlfriend was able to wrestle one handgun away from Hicks but he retrieved a shotgun from inside the home. After the 26-year-old female fled the home, Hicks went outside after her and fired one shotgun round into the air. Neither female victim was injured.
Hicks is charged with Reckless Conduct and Criminal Threatening, both
Class B Felony charges due to the use of a Firearm. Hicks refused the
services of a bail commissioner and was transported to the Grafton County
Jail pending arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court later today.
In the near future, the Lebanon Police Department will begin an initiative to increase compliance with timed parking limits at various locations in the downtown area. The initiative is being launched as a result of a recent Parking Utilization Study that was conducted to evaluate parking utilization counts along with vehicle turnover and time limit compliance. The regular monitoring of parking utilization and availability in Lebanon’s downtown is one of the recommended actions of the 2012 Master Plan.
The goal of this initiative will be to ensure adequate turn-over of parking spaces in the downtown area through voluntary compliance with time limits established in City Ordinance. In an effort to achieve voluntary compliance, the Lebanon Police Department has begun a messaging campaign to bring attention to the parking areas in question along with the prescribed time limits for each area. These time limits and parking areas can be seen in the enclosed map.
After an initial awareness campaign, the police department will begin enforcement activity. The Lebanon Police Department is asking those who visit our downtown area to obey the rules and ordinances concerning timed parking, handicap parking, vendor/permit parking and no parking areas.
Lebanon NH -On June 07, 2018 at approximately 8:00AM, the Lebanon Police Department and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force were conducting an investigation into the distribution of heroin in the City of Lebanon. While conducting surveillance of a local parking lot on Main Street, officers made contact with a female subject who had driven into the lot and was believed to be involved in drug distribution. After making contact with this female, over 30 bags of heroin were recovered from her person.
Hannah Olmsted, age 25, of Hartland Vermont was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of the Narcotic Drug Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony.
Olmsted was subsequently released by a Bail Commissioner from the 2nd Circuit Court on $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bail and will be arraigned on June 25, 2018 in the Grafton County Superior Court.