Methamphetamine Arrests in Lebanon

Lebanon NH – On April 22, 2019 at approximately 10:13 PM, Lebanon Police Officers stopped a suspicious motor vehicle at Hannaford Supermarket which was suspected to be involved with the sale of drugs. Vehicle passenger, Vernon Key, age 27, of Concord, NH, was found to have three bags of methamphetamine and a scale on his person. Key stated that he had been given some of the drugs to sell from the vehicle driver, Kirby Griffith, age 36, of Penacook, NH.
K9 Officer Alden deployed his partner K9 Nitro for an exterior search of the vehicle, and K9 Nitro indicated positive alerts. The vehicle was seized pending a search warrant. Methamphetamine, marijuana, suboxone, needles, and items to indicate sales were found during the search of the vehicle.
Key was charged with Possession of Controlled Drug, a Class B Felony. Griffith was also charged with Possession of Controlled Drug, a Class B Felony. Both parties were released on personal recognizance bail and are to appear in the Grafton County Superior Court on May 6, 2019.

Multiple Drug Arrests at Fireside Inn

L-R Corrina Carr, Robert Tobin, and Jayme Charbono

Lebanon NH -On April 22, 2019, Lebanon Police and the NH Drug Task Force were investigating drug offenses at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon. Officers observed what appeared to be drug transactions and made contact with a female, later identified as Corrina Carr from Springfield, VT. Carr provided a false name and attempted to flee the area on foot, and was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Carr had drug paraphernalia in her possession and was found to have an electronic bench warrant.
Further investigation led to Officers making contact with Jayme Charbono and Robert Tobin, both from Lebanon, NH. Both parties were being investigated for possession and sales of heroin. K-9 Officer Jeremy Perkins and his partner K-9 Blesk conducted an exterior sniff of two hotel rooms and several vehicles associated with Carr, Charbono, and Tobin. K-9 Blesk indicated positive alerts, which led to several search warrants being granted for the vehicles and hotel rooms. Tobin was found to have approximately 200 bags of heroin on his person.
Carr was charged with Disobeying an Officer and Resisting Arrest or Detention, both Class A Misdemeanors, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Violation, and the electronic bench warrant. Carr was released on personal recognizance bail and is to appear in the Lebanon District Court on June 24, 2019.
Charbono was charged with Sales of a Controlled Drug, a Class B Felony, and Resisting Arrest or Detention, Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Obstruction of Government Administration, all Class A Misdemeanors. Charbono was released on personal recognizance bail and is to appear in the Grafton County Superior Court on May 6, 2019.
Tobin was charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute, a Class B Felony. Tobin, who is on Probation, was arraigned on April 23, 2019, and is being held at the Grafton County House of Corrections.
Additional charges are forthcoming.

Ben Kilham Receives Award of Excellence from NH Fish and Game Commission

Lyme NH – The NH Fish and Game Commission’s highest honor, the Ellis R. Hatch Junior Award of Excellence, was awarded to Ben Kilham, the founder of the Kilham Bear Center. Kilham founded the Center for orphaned bear cubs in 1993 and is now known as a worldwide expert on bear rehabilitation. The Kilham Bear Center serves as a model for wildlife rehabilitation centers throughout the United States and beyond. Kilham was recently asked to help the Chinese government with their National Panda Recovery Program.

Kilham became interested in bears when he encountered an injured and orphaned cub in 1992. Over 25 years of studying black bears has contributed greatly to Kilham’s knowledge of their behavior, and he has worked cooperatively with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on research projects related to the ecology, reproductive success, survival, social behavior, and rehabilitative success of black bears. He also works to educate the public on how to co-exist with bears while promoting bear conservation worldwide.

The Kilham Bear Center initially worked with only one or two cubs annually, but by 2012 the Center received 30 cubs, including some from Vermont and Massachusetts. Ben is the only licensed bear rehabilitator in New Hampshire. Currently, the Kilham Center is caring for 63 cubs, most of which arrived this past fall.

Ben Kilham accepted the award with his wife, Debbie, and said, “We appreciate the award. I got started when Don Normandeau [former Director at NH Fish and Game] gave me my first permit. Jim Paine [former NH Fish and Game Commissioner and a veterinarian] gave me the opportunity to study bear behavior that wouldn’t have taken place otherwise. Fish and Game at the time was interested in home ranges and populations of bears, but my approach was to find out how they behave.”

Kilham is helped in his mission by his sister Phoebe and his wife Debbie.

Lebanon Man Facing Multiple Charges after Crash in Cornish NH

 

Cornish NH – On Friday April 19, 2019 at approximately 0515 hours, the New Hampshire State Police – Troop C, the Cornish Police Department, and Cornish Fire & Rescue responded to NH Rte. 120 for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2016 VW Golf had been traveling south when it struck a guard rail, traveled across the opposite lane, left the roadway and came to final rest in a ditch. The operator of the vehicle was 29-year-old Jesse Huot of Lebanon NH.

Mr. HUOT was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with serious but non-life threatening injuries. There were no other vehicles involved, and no other occupants. Troopers arrested Mr. HUOT at the hospital and charged him with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, Operating After Suspension, False Reporting of Accidents, and False Report to Law Enforcement. He was held on a detainer from the Probation/Parole Department and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday, April 22, 2019. The case remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.

 

The NH State Police would like to thank the Cornish Police Department, Cornish Fire/Rescue, and Golden Cross Ambulance for their assistance with this incident. Rte. 120 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours, but has since re-opened.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Eric Fosterling via Troop C dispatch at (603) 223-8494.

Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will discontinue the acceptance of C&D waste

Lebanon NH – The Lebanon Solid Waste Division is evaluating options to extend the disposal capacity of the Lebanon Landfill located on 12A in West Lebanon. The current permitted capacity of the landfill is 10 years. Additional disposal capacity is being considered. It is agreed by many that the best way to extend the usable life of a landfill is to put less stuff in it.

Currently, approximately 20% of landfill waste is construction and demolition waste (C&D).

C&D is waste generated when remodeling or constructing a house, building, or structure. It is typically made up of items such as dimensional lumber, plywood, siding, roofing material, bricks, concrete, and flooring material.

With a focus to extend the disposal capacity of the Lebanon landfill, AS OF MAY 1, 2019, and until further notice, the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will discontinue the acceptance of C&D waste. We understand that this may be an inconvenience for some. Please know that there are three options available for C&D disposal/recycling in the Upper Valley:

A letter explaining the change in operation has been mailed to all Solid Waste commercial account holders. If you have any questions about this change, please contact Marc Morgan at 603-442-6210 or by email at marc.morgan@lebanonnh.gov.

Grantham Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

Lebanon NH -A 23-year-old Grantham woman is charged with felony possession and intent to sell cocaine and crack cocaine in Lebanon. Lebanon Police say on Wednesday afternoon two officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Hanover Street with several people inside.

Officers Emily Winslow and Tyler Hewes employed police K-9 Kymba who alerted officers to the presence of drugs.

Police arrested the driver Amy Guyette after finding 32 grams of cocaine and 6 grams of crack cocaine, $255 in cash and an electronic scale in a subsequent search.

Guyette was released on personal recognizance bail with a citation ordering her to appear on April 29th to answer the charges in Grafton County Superior Court

Lebanon to Receive Funds for Demolition of Westboro Yard

Lebanon NH – Lebanon is scheduled to receive $570,000 for the demolition of
buildings in the Westboro Yard.

Yesterday, Lebanon Mayor, Suzanne M. Prentiss participated in a press
conference held by Governor Sununu at the State House in Concord about
the $570,000 the Governor has placed in his proposed State budget for
the demolition of the buildings in the Westboro Yard.
Westboro Railroad yard at one time was a major hub for freight and
passenger trains, including a turntable, maintenance building, and a
large bunkhouse for railroad workers. The line ran between Boston,
Mass. and Montreal, Canada.
Mayor Prentiss has led the effort to obtain funding from Governor
Sununu in the State budget to demolish the buildings. The buildings
are owned by the NH Department of Transportation and are in poor
condition. Westboro Rail Yard is part of the West Lebanon Central
Business District and described in the Lebanon Master Plan as the
district’s “single greatest obstacle and its greatest opportunity.”
Westboro Rail Yard was also discussed during the March 6th Lebanon
City Council Meeting.

Colby-Sawyer’s Nursing Program Ranked #1 in New Hampshire

New London NH – Colby-Sawyer College’s undergraduate nursing program has been recognized as #1 in New Hampshire by RegisteredNursing.org after the group analyzed 15 programs in the state. Colby-Sawyer led the pack with a score of 98.85.

The annual registered nursing program rankings are based on current and past first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam pass rates. In 2018, for the third year in a row, 100 percent of Colby-Sawyer’s undergraduate nursing students passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt. Nursing programs were also assessed on several factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond.

Colby-Sawyer’s nursing program, as described by RegisteredNursing.org, “molds nursing students into high-quality nurses who are committed to improving the quality of care throughout the profession and judiciously use their leadership and communication skills to improve community health.”

“We are very proud of this recognition,” Joan G. Loftus, dean of Colby-Sawyer’s School of Nursing and Health Professions said. “The success of our nursing program is built on the foundation of a strong curriculum, highly qualified nursing faculty and exceptional clinical experiences at our Dartmouth-Hitchcock partnership sites.”

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a registered nurse in New Hampshire is $67,190 and New Hampshire Employment Security projects an average of 491 registered nursing job openings each year.

The New Hampshire RN ranking can be found here: https://www.registerednursing.org/state/new-hampshire/#rankings

by Kate Seamans, College Communications

MA Man Arrested for Attempted Sexual Assault

Lebanon NH – The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as Daniel Dudek, age 49, of Lexington, MA.
This investigation led to Dudek arriving in Lebanon to meet two people that he thought were juveniles for sexual acts on March 13, 2019.
Dudek taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, both Class B Felony charges, Attempted Manufacturing of Child Sexual Abuse Images, a Class A Felony, and Attempted Sexual Assault, a Class A Misdemeanor. Dudek was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Thursday March 14, 2019.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).

White River Man Charged with Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault

Lebanon NH -The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as David Hunt Sr., age 47, of White River Junction VT.
This investigation led to Hunt arriving in Lebanon on March 5, 2019 to meet a person, that he thought was a juvenile, for sexual acts.
Hunt taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited and Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, both Class B Felony charges. Hunt was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as David Hunt Sr., age 47, of White River Junction VT.
This investigation led to Hunt arriving in Lebanon on March 5, 2019 to meet a person, that he thought was a juvenile, for sexual acts.
Hunt taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited and Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, both Class B Felony charges. Hunt was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Wednesday March 6, 2019.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).