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Lebanon Police Complete Long Term Prostitution Investigation

posted by Lebanon Police   [ updated by Lebanon NH ]

From May 9 to June 23, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department conducted an investigation into prostitution activities occurring within the City of Lebanon. The impetus for these investigations has been the impact that prostitution activities have on our community. These crimes are committed in various locations to include area hotels, City parks, and in vehicles in various locations to include residential neighborhoods and business parking lots. Over the course of the last several months, the Lebanon Police Department has publicized several of these arrests. The result has been that on many occasions when undercover officers attempt to contact a person offering prostitution services or are contacted by a person looking to solicit a prostitute, they refuse to commit these crimes in Lebanon because of the recent press and the potential of getting caught. That is proof positive that our investigative initiatives are successful and we are discouraging this activity in our community.

The following individuals were arrested during several operations conducted on 5/9, 5/26, 6/3, 6/6, 6/8, 6/10 & 6/23:
  • Brian Horton, age 50, Killington, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Mark A. Nott, age 48, Bridgewater Corners, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • David V. Amidon, age 41, Randolph, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution, Possession of the Controlled Drug Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia 
  • Dawn M. Young, age 50, Manchester, NH – Prostitution 
  • Allison Laventure, age 43, Manchester, NH – Prostitution 
  • Lawrence Murray, age 55, Manchester, NH – Criminal Liability to Prostitution 
  • Joshua Underhill, age 35, Hartford, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution, Reckless Conduct, Reckless Operation, Disobeying a Police Officer, Resisting Detention 
  • Stephanie Duin, age 42, Hartland, VT – Prostitution, Possession of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, Possession of the Narcotic Drugs Ketamine and Oxycodone (No Picture Available) 
  • Kyle Zenlea, age 33, White River Junction, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Delores Manning, age 43, Providence, RI – Prostitution, Possession of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle 
  • Benjamin E. Nickles, age 27, Bradford, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Sadie A. Witham-Lapointe, age 22, Claremont, NH – Prostitution 
  • Liangfeng Fu, age 34, West Lebanon, NH Solicitation of Prostitution 
  • Bernard R. Braley, South Royalton, VT – Solicitation of Prostitution 
All defendants have been released on bail and are awaiting court dates at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.
Brian Horton
Horton

Dawn Young
Young

Joshua Underhill
Underhill

Benjamin Nickles
Nickles

Bernard Braley
Braley
Mark Nott
Nott

Allison Laventure
Laventure

Kyle Zenlea
Zenlea

Sadie Witham-Lapointe
Witham-Lapointe
David Amidon
Amidon

Lawrence Murray
Murray

Delores Manning
Manning

Liangfeng Fu
Fu

Lebanon Police Arrest Suspect After Overnight Thefts from Motor Vehicles

posted by Lebanon Police

On June 22, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department received multiple reports from residents who reported that they were victims of thefts. Numerous motor vehicles had been entered and items stolen while they were parked overnight.

An investigation ensued which led to the arrest of Brenden Harriman, age 18, of Lebanon. He was charged with receiving stolen property and possession of controlled/narcotic drugs. Harriman also had an active warrant out of Claremont, New Hampshire for Robbery. He was arraigned in the 5th Circuit Court, Sullivan County, and held on five thousand dollars cash bail.

Due to the amount of items located during the investigation, it is believed that additional thefts were not reported to the police. The thefts occurred in the east section of the city in the areas of Mascoma/Hanover/Bank/ School/Park Streets and Route 120.

The Lebanon Police are requesting any additional victims contact Senior Officer Brett Quillia at the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212.
Brenden Harriman

7th Annual Marge Hammond Memorial Bike Auction

posted Jun 24, 2016, 9:24 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jun 24, 2016, 9:24 AM ]

Please join us on Thursday, July 14 at our 7th Annual Marge Hammond Memorial Bike Auction starting at 5:00pm in Colburn Park. This will coincide with the Farmer’s Market. 

Each year we accumulate numerous bikes of all sizes and conditions which go unclaimed. These bikes are auctioned off and the money raised goes toward our child health and community programs. 

This year, we have approximately fifteen bikes. 

See you on July 14th!
7th Annual Marge Hammond Memorial Bike Auction

Lebanon Police Department to Hold "Coffee With A Cop" Event at Jake's Coffee Co.

posted Jun 23, 2016, 12:07 PM by Lebanon Police

On June 30th, officers from the Lebanon Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. on June 30th at Jake’s Coffee Co., 227 Mechanic Street, Lebanon. Please contact Captain Tim Cohen with questions: (603) 448-8800 or tim.cohen@lebcity.com

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Lebanon’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.
Coffee With A Cop

Lebanon Police Seek Help Identifying Purse-Thief

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:30 PM by Lebanon Police

Lebanon Police are seeking help in identifying a suspect of a purse theft.

On June 18th, 2016 at approximately 4:06PM, Lebanon Officers were called to the Rivermill Complex. There, officers learned a woman had been approached by a male in his teens who asked her for a cigarette. The male then ran to the woman’s passenger side door, opened the door, grabbed the woman’s purse out of the car and ran away.

The male is described as being approximately 5’8”, wearing a multi-colored striped “Rastafarian” style T-shirt and a backwards baseball cap. After running away from the woman, he was seen getting into the back seat of a dark gray Chevrolet sedan with NH plates.

Anyone with information which may assist in identifying the suspect is asked to call the Lebanon Police Department at (603) 448-1212.

Seeking Public's Help in Identifying Suspect

posted Jun 9, 2016, 12:37 PM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 1:30 PM by Lebanon NH ]

On June 6, 2016, the Lebanon Police received a report of Identity Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Gift cards were purchased in the amount of $2,400 at two businesses in West Lebanon using credit card information stolen from the victim.

The suspect was described as a black male, husky build, wearing jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. Lebanon Police are seeking the public’s help in trying to identify the male subject in the photographs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lebanon Police Detectives at 603-448-8805.


Attention: Lebanon Business Owners

posted Jun 6, 2016, 12:22 PM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 10:31 AM by Lebanon NH ]

The Lebanon Police Department would like to invite you to consider providing your employees with free training in dealing with a response to an active shooter event. The Lebanon Police Department is offering a free 4-hour training course titled, “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events”, otherwise known as C.R.A.S.E.

The CRASE concept is based upon the principles of “Avoid, Deny, Defend”. Developed in part from the “Active Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)”, CRASE provides strategies, guidance and a proven effective plan for surviving an active shooter event. Lebanon Police Officers received instructor training in CRASE as a result of a Federal Grant Funded initiative.

Dates: 6/24/16 and 7/7/16
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Kilton Library

If your employees would like to attend one of these free trainings, please RSVP to Beth Beraldi at 603-448-8800 or Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com

The Lebanon Police Department is committed to partnering with our business owners and community members to ensure a safe community for all.

For more information on CRASE, please contact Lieutenant Richard Smolenski at 603-448-8800 or Richard.Smolenski@lebcity.com


Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Please fill out the LPD Community Survey!

posted May 26, 2016, 10:04 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 26, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

The Lebanon Police Department is excited to unveil our Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Program. We have been working on this project and feel it will truly enhance our capabilities to better connect with the public, identify and creatively solve problems through citizen involvement, and better understand the issues that are of high concern to residents and businesses in the City.

For this program to work, officers will be given neighborhood areas of concentration where they will spend time getting to know people on a more personal level. They will work to improve these areas through public input, crime solving strategies, and creative response to problems. The overall goal of this program is the reduction of crime in Lebanon and to enhance Lebanon’s overall quality of life.

We will begin the program with a survey for residents and businesses. The survey can be found at:
There will also be hard copy surveys available in the near future.
Lebanon Police Community Survey

NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line Opens

posted May 12, 2016, 10:32 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 12, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

Governor Hassan and the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services announce the opening of a new 24/7 Substance Use Crisis Hotline. Those in crisis may call the hotline at 1-844-711-HELP (4357) or email hope@keystonehall.org

Child Health & Community Program Annual Golf Tournament

posted May 12, 2016, 6:22 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated May 12, 2016, 6:28 AM by Lebanon NH ]

Join Us! Donate! Be a Sponsor! These are ways you can be a part of our annual child health and community programs golf tournament on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. For over twenty years, the Lebanon Police Department has raised funds to support our youth and community programs. Last year, the monetary donations raised allowed us to make donations to local nonprofit organizations in Lebanon. As well, we provided pizza for the Lebanon Middle School Lock-Ins at the CCBA, bike helmets for kids who did not have them and made a donation to Toys for Tots. We used money raised to create a handout card on the Hands Free Law and purchase a pop-up tent and merchandise to distribute during public relation events throughout the year and at summer Farmers’ Markets in Colburn Park. 

Raffle donations and participation from the corporations, local businesses and individuals in the Upper Valley have made this tournament a success each year, as well as a fun time for those participating. This year we are proud to again partner with CHaD, The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Mascoma Savings Bank. We are excited to have their sponsorships and look forward to others joining us to support our child health and community programs. 

At this time, our teams are more than half full and our deadline is fast approaching on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  
If you would like additional information, please contact Officer Peter Begin at Peter.Begin@lebcity.com or Administrative Assistant Beth Beraldi at 448-8800 Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com
Golf Tournament

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