Police Seek Information on Missing Haverhill Man After Suspicious Fire

Haverhill NH – At approximately 12:18 am on the morning of 6/19/2018 the Haverhill Police Department and the Haverhill Corner Fire Department responded to 730 Mt. Moosilauke Hwy. in Haverhill for a report of a structure fire.   Through investigation at the scene it was determined the circumstances surrounding the fire were suspicious.  The resident of that address, 37 year old Daniel Wyman, is missing and possibly in danger.  Wyman was last seen leaving 286 Mt. Moosilauke Hwy. in Haverhill at approximately 12:16 hours on 6/19/18.  Wyman is described as being 5’10” approximately 180 pounds with brown hair and green eyes (photograph attached).

Anyone with any information relating to either the fire or the possible whereabouts of Daniel Wyman is requested to contact the Haverhill Police Department  at 603-787-2222.

This investigation is being conducted in coordination with the NH State Police, NH Fish and Game, and NH Fire Marshalls.

Missing Lebanon Man Found Deceased in Berlin MA

On 6/19/18 the Lebanon Police Department sought the public’s help with locating 41 year-old Shannon White, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, who had been missing since June 18th. Unfortunately, Mr. White was found deceased in Berlin, Massachusetts on June 19th.
The Worcester County, Massachusetts, District Attorney’s Office is now handling this case. Any further information concerning Mr. White will be released via their office. We appreciate the public’s help in attempting to locate Mr. White and send our sincere condolences to his family.On 6/19/18 the Lebanon Police Department sought the public’s help with locating 41 year-old Shannon White, of Lebanon, New Hampshire, who had been missing since June 18th. Unfortunately, Mr. White was found deceased in Berlin, Massachusetts on June 19th.
The Worcester County, Massachusetts, District Attorney’s Office is now handling this case. Any further information concerning Mr. White will be released via their office. We appreciate the public’s help in attempting to locate Mr. White and send our sincere condolences to his family.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Missing Lebanon Man

Lebanon NH – The Lebanon Police are seeking assistance in locating Shannon White, age 41, of Lebanon, NH. Mr. White was last seen in Marlboro, Massachusetts at the Hampton Inn in the early morning hours of June 18, 2018. He left the hotel driving a 2014 gray Honda Accord, with NH Veteran plate HIRUM, and was believed to be headed back to Lebanon, NH.
Mr. White is described as 5’07, 140 lbs. with salt and pepper hair, and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a light blue dress shirt. Anyone who may have seen Mr. White or his vehicle is asked to call the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212, or the local authorities.

DHMC CEO and Pres Joanne M. Conroy, MD, Named One of 50 Most Influential Leaders by Modern Healthcare

LEBANON, NH – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD, has been named one of the 50 “Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Conroy, who arrived a little less than a year ago and has ensured the $58 million turnaround in the health system’s finances, is featured in the June 18 issue of the magazine, along with leaders of the nation’s top health system, government agencies, and foundations. She was noted not only for the financial success, but also for the system’s solid bond rating reviews and efforts to improve staff engagement and retention.

“This is such an incredible honor. It goes without saying that being listed among such an impressive list of my fellow physician leaders is humbling. I’m very proud to have been selected last year as the CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, to lead an organization with great promise to transform health care for our nation. This recognition by Modern Healthcare further validates that we as an organization are doing the right thing for our patients and the communities we serve.”

The “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” list is an annual recognition program honoring physician executives working in all sectors of the healthcare industry who are steering their organizations and the healthcare delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. These physician leaders stand out for the scope of their executive responsibilities, personal achievements, innovation and commitment to their communities. Others named to the “50 Most Influential” list this year include FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, Dana Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Laurie Glimcher, Assistant HHS Secretary Elinore McCance-Katz, and United States Senator Rand Paul.

“From the opioid crisis to dramatic changes in public policy to a shifting reimbursement model, healthcare organizations are facing significant challenges. The physician executives on this year’s list are at the forefront of driving change in the healthcare industry,” said Matthew Weinstock, Modern Healthcare’s managing editor. “The list includes physician executives who are influencing healthcare both locally and nationally. We had an impressive list of nominees this year and getting it down to 50 was not easy, but we believe this list is representative of the transformation that’s taking place in the industry.”

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is informing consumers that The Kellogg Company is recalling all boxes of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal as part of an investigation into an ongoing, multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating 73 illnesses across 31 states related to a specific type of Salmonella. The illnesses occurred between March 3, 2018, and May 28, 2018. Based on interviews of ill people, investigators have determined that the Honey Smacks cereal is the likely source of the outbreak. One case of salmonellosis has been confirmed in New Hampshire as part of this outbreak.

“Cereal has a long shelf life, so we are advising people to check their shelves and pantries to make sure they do not have any boxes of the recalled product,” said Beth Daly, Chief of the DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. “Anyone who has Honey Smacks cereal should either throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.”

Salmonella causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps usually 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the patient is treated promptly with antibiotics.

DPHS continues to follow this outbreak closely, including coordinating with the CDC and FDA to investigate reported cases, and will provide updates as they become available. To report a suspected illness associated with this outbreak, people should contact the DPHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496.

For further information, please visit the CDC webpage dedicated to the outbreak at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/mbandaka-06-18/index.html.

Lebanon Man Arrested for Drug Sale and Breach of Bail

Lebanon NH – On June 14, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM Lebanon Police Officers responded to Walmart on Plainfield Road for a report of a possible drug transaction taking place in the parking lot.
Officers located a male suspect nearby, identified as Gregory Haggerty, Age 31, of Lebanon NH. Haggerty was found to be in possession of Suboxone and Marijuana. It was learned that Haggerty had just sold ten strips of Suboxone to another subject. He was arrested and charged with Sale of the Controlled Drug Suboxone, a Class B felony, Breach of Bail and Possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor. Haggerty was out on bail from a previous drug charge. Haggerty refused bail and was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court on June 15, 2018.

Updated Downtown Lebanon Parking Map

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.

Search Warrant in Northfield NH Leads to Two Arrests

Joshua Cross and Paul Costella

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 Man Arrested After Firing Gun Shot During Domestic Incident

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.

Downtown Lebanon Timed Parking Limits to be Enforced

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.