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Joseph Morin, age 33, of Springfield, Vermont was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts of Theft, both Class B Felony charges, and one count of Operating after Suspension, a Violation. Morin faces felony charges due to prior theft convictions.
Morin was arraigned at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on October 20, 2016 and held at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $5,000 cash or surety.
On October 14, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department and the NH Liquor Commission conducted alcohol compliance checks in the City of Lebanon. These checks are completed to ensure businesses that hold a license to sell alcohol are not selling to minors.
There are 58 license holders in the City of Lebanon authorized by the NH Liquor commission to sell and/or serve alcohol. All of these licensees were visited on October 14, 2016 and eight businesses sold to a minor in violation of the liquor laws. These were Sunrise Buffett, Yama Restaurant, Peking Tokyo, Lebanon Village Pizza aka. The Cave, Walmart, Moe’s Mexican Restaurant, Fireside Inn and The Jiffy Mart at Exit 18 who will all face administrative action from the NH Liquor Commission.
In each of these eight violations, the person who sold the alcoholic beverages was summoned for Prohibited Sales, a misdemeanor, and is scheduled to appear in the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on December 19, 2016.
The NH Liquor Commission estimates that the compliance rate across the State is 90%. Based on the above sample data, businesses in the City of Lebanon have an 87% compliance rate.
Anyone may bring these substances and other medications to the Lebanon Police Department and place them in the drug collection box in the lobby. There is also a SHARPS container in the lobby for the disposal of unwanted needles and syringes.
The drug collection box and SHARPS container are available to the public 24 hours a day, every day, in the lobby of the police department. These are available for the public for your convenience and anonymity; you are not required to speak with an officer.
Lebanon Police Patrol Officers and Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance from the businesses and identified the suspect as William Burr, age 44, of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Burr was arrested for three felony counts of Burglary and one felony count of Possession of the Controlled Drug Heroin.
Burr was held on $5,000 cash bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections pending his arraignment on October 14, 2016.
Clair is facing one felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, one felony charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug, one misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug and one violation of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
A Bail Commissioner set personal recognizance bail on Clair in the amount of $5,000. Clair will appear at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on November 7, 2016.
There will be a boys and girls division for 7th & 8th graders and high school players and co-ed divisions for 18-35 year olds, 35+ year olds and first responders. Each team will have up to four players and the cost is $50 a team.
For more information, contact Lieutenant Matthew Isham at (603)448-8800 or Matthew.Isham@lebcity.com Rules, information and registration forms can be picked up at the Lebanon Police Department or found at: https://goo.gl/Ud037N
Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello has announced that Halloween in Lebanon will be on Monday, October 31st from 6PM to 8PM. In addition to keeping everyone safe, Lebanon Police Officers will be out and about on Halloween night with special prizes for the kids!
Here are a few tips to keep everyone safe:
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We continue to hear input from within our community regarding the ongoing drug and opioid epidemic that the entire region has been struggling with. Yes, we do utilize police enforcement in an effort to stem the tide of these drugs entering our community and we will continue to do so. However, the Lebanon Police Department also realizes that enforcement alone is not going to solve this problem.
In January, we held a community forum on the ongoing opioid problem that focused on the causes behind addiction and the resources that are available within our community and surrounding area. This coming Friday, March 11th, City Manager Dennis Luttrell and Chief of Police Richard Mello will be taping a Lebanon in Depth segment that is dedicated to discussing the resources available to those who need assistance battling addiction. Susan Thistle, Executive Director of Headrest, will be among the guests who will be discussing services and treatment options. The Lebanon Police Department and the City of Lebanon is dedicated to addressing this ongoing crisis through a collaborative effort.
"The mission at Headrest is to assist those who are addicted, in crisis or without support by developing, maintaining, and delivering effective programs, regardless of their ability to pay."
Headrest provides a 24-hour crisis hotline service to individuals living in NH, VT, and Nationwide. Trained Crisis Intervention Counselors provide information and referral services to populations at risk for substance use disorders and suicide. Through active listening, Counselors assist with the following: suicide lethality assessments and intervention, domestic violence intervention, substance use assessments and other relevant issues.
We offer a 90 day Low-Intensity Residential Treatment Program where we provide services for 10 individuals. These are individuals who have recently completed some form of substance use disorder treatment and are in need a safe, sober environment to help transition them back into the community. While here, they may receive substance use disorder counseling, case management and referrals with obtaining employment, securing housing and other critical services.
In our Out-Patient Counseling programming, we provide individual, couples, family and group counseling services to adolescents and adults. Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors also provide DWI aftercare services and conduct substance use evaluations.
The Intensive Out-Patient Program is a 12-week, graduated program for individuals requiring more intensive treatment. Individuals participate in 9 hours of group and 1 hour of individual counseling per week.
We offer a Woman’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy group to integrate concepts from Cognitive Behavior Therapy with the Eastern Wisdom Philosophy of Mindfulness. Clients are educated successively in 4 areas: Mindfulness – the core of DBT, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulations and Stress Tolerance. We also offer a Women’s Group using the Seeking Safety Program designed by Dr. Lisa Najavits to treat individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and trauma disorders.
Headrest offers State and Community Education to schools, businesses, and other organizations. Please call for details.
The Lebanon in Depth segment will be available from CATV in the near future and we'll post a link when available.