Police Department News

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Coffee With a Cop - Thank you

posted Jul 1, 2015, 1:39 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jul 2, 2015, 8:53 AM ]

We would like to thank all who came out to the Coffee With a Cop event at Shyrl’s Diner in West Lebanon. We had a great time meeting and getting to know many people from the community! A special thanks to Shyrl’s for their outstanding hospitality. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.
  We would like to thank all who came out to the Coffee With a Cop event at Shyrl’s Diner in West Lebanon.  We had a great time meeting and getting to know many people from the community!  A special thanks to Shyrl’s for their outstanding hospitality.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.
  We would like to thank all who came out to the Coffee With a Cop event at Shyrl’s Diner in West Lebanon.  We had a great time meeting and getting to know many people from the community!  A special thanks to Shyrl’s for their outstanding hospitality.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:58 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 4:59 AM ]

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The following are Lebanon Police Department highlights from June 12, 2015 - June 25, 2015. 


Dispatch Calls for Service

1647

Police Calls for Service

1550

Incident Based Reporting Calls

36

Traffic Crashes

29

Property Damage

12

With Injury

3

Referred to Outside Agency

0

Hit and Run

0

Parking Lot

0

Arrests

55

DWI Arrests

3

Motor Vehicle Stops

359

Warnings

329

Citations

30



NOTABLE INCIDENTS


The department has seen an increase in vehicles being gone through during the night.  Please remember to secure your vehicle and remove valuable items.


  • A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of woman for driving while intoxicated.

  • A report was taken of a mailbox being damaged.

  • A welfare check led to the arrest of a male on a warrant.

  • A motor vehicle stop led to two women being arrested for controlled drug acts; a male being arrested on a warrant, and a second male being cited for having an open container.

  • A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

  • A report of a theft from a local business led to the arrest of a woman.

  • A woman was arrested on two outstanding warrants for theft and endangering the welfare of child/incompetent after a motor vehicle stop.

  • Officers investigated a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital.

  • A man was arrested for violation of a protective order and common law indirect criminal contempt. He was held on $2,500 cash bail after being arraigned at the court.

  • An investigation is being conducted of a theft from a vehicle.

  • Officers responded to Route 12A for a reported assault. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

  • A report of theft of metal was reported and an investigation is underway.

  • A man was arrested for domestic violence simple assault and criminal mischief.

  • A woman was arrested after removing items from a local business.

  • A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of a man and woman on outstanding warrants.

  • A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

  • An investigation is underway after a man’s cell phone was damaged while at a local eatery.

  • A collision between a vehicle and two pedestrians was reported. No serious injuries were reported.

  • A woman was arrested for theft after removing items from a local business.

  • A motor vehicle stop led to a woman being arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited and carrying a loaded handgun.

  • An investigation is being conducted into illegal dumping.

  • A report of a dog locked in a vehicle led to the arrest of a woman for cruelty to animals, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, and she also had an outstanding bench warrant. She was held at the Grafton County House of Corrections after being unable to post cash bail.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • School Resource Officer Parthum gave out Hands Free Law pamphlets at various school pick up and drop offs.

  • Dayshift officers participated in the Mt. Lebanon field days.

  • Officer Cunningham assisted the Lebanon High School boys Lacrosse team by using a speed device to measure consistent velocity.

  • Officer Alden completed a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class with nine women.

  • Corporal Brown, along with Officers Bonnier and Alden, conducted a walkthrough of a local business to discuss security and offer crime prevention tips.

  • Corporal Alden assisted a large motorcycle ride travelling through the city.

  • School Resource Officer Parthum and the dayshift participated in field days at Hanover Street School and Lebanon Middle School.

  • Flyers were handed out and posted about the upcoming “Coffee with a Cop” event at Shryl’s Diner on July 1.

Marge Hammond Memorial Bike Auction

posted Jun 24, 2015, 12:08 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jun 24, 2015, 12:08 PM ]


Lebanon Police Participate in Bike Rodeo

posted Jun 12, 2015, 8:20 AM by Lebanon NH

Lebanon Police, along with McGruff the Crime Dog, participated in the annual Jim Wechsler Bike Rodeo Health and Safety Fair at the CCBA in Lebanon on Saturday, June 6, 2015. We registered bikes for many and enjoyed meeting kids and their parents. The event was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Lebanon.



Search for Next Police Chief Underway

posted Jun 2, 2015, 10:08 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 11:39 AM ]

Police Chief Search Underway
With the retirement of Police Chief Gary Smith, the search for our next Chief of Police is underway. The Mercer Group has been retained to assist us in our search and has created this Recruitment Brochure to best inform potential candidates.

This Profile is intended for use as a resource in the search for the City of Lebanon’s next Chief of Police, both to provide prospective candidates with key information and to provide a framework for discussions between individuals involved in the search process and prospective candidates.

Drug Arrests in Lebanon

posted May 29, 2015, 9:04 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 29, 2015, 9:04 AM ]

On May 28, 2015, the Lebanon Police Department, in conjunction with New Hampshire Probation and Parole, made two arrests:

Nitacia Pero, age 19, of Lebanon, NH was arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited, heroin and cocaine. 

She is being held without bail and was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections pending her arraignment in Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on May 29, 2015.


David Reyes, age 24, of Springfield, MA was arrested for three counts of controlled drug acts prohibited with intent to sell, heroin, cocaine and marijuana. 

He was held on $35,000 cash bail and was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections with a Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court arraignment date of May 29, 2015.

Charges for both are felony level offenses punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than 7 years, a fine of not more than $100,000, or both. 

The drugs confiscated have a street value of over $10,000.


Date: May 29, 2015
Authorized by: Deputy Chief Phillip Roberts


LPD Participates in NH Torch Run

posted May 29, 2015, 6:01 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 29, 2015, 6:01 AM ]

The Lebanon Police Department participated in the 2015 NH Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics on May 28, 2015. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is a year-round fundraiser and spreads awareness of Special Olympics in the community. Lebanon Officers and dispatchers were joined along the approximate nine mile route from Lebanon Fire Station 3 on the Dartmouth College Highway to the Canaan Police Department by members of the Enfield and Canaan Police Departments, New Hampshire State Police and Mascoma High School students and faculty. 

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Child Safety Seat Awareness

posted May 20, 2015, 8:58 AM by Lebanon NH

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, Officer Callie Barrett, a certified Child Safety Seat Technician, participated in the Child Safety Seat Awareness Day at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 

Did you know that every infant car seat and child booster seat carries an expiration date, usually marked somewhere on the seat's labeling? If only a manufacture date is shown, the guideline is that its expiration is six years from that date. 

Because car seats are made of plastic, which becomes brittle and can develop cracks over time, they lose their effectiveness year by year. Since there are very few recycling programs in effect nationwide, most seats are disposed of in the regular trash. Manufacturers recommend disassembling and destroying the seats so that no one else will pick up and reuse them, thinking they're safe.

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LPD Participates in K9 Awareness Day

posted May 20, 2015, 8:58 AM by Lebanon NH

Police K9 Teams have become very common throughout the United States. Do you know why they are so important? Do you know what K9 dogs can do? Do you know how much training goes into a K9 unit? Where a K9 dog sleeps when he's not working? 

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Lebanon Police Department was onsite at West Lebanon Feed and Supply to answer these questions during their Annual Canine Awareness Day. 

Canine Awareness Day is held yearly to allow community members to see their local police dogs at work and to learn more about the important functions they serve in our communities. K9 Teams from the Lebanon Police Department, Vermont State Police, and Burlington, Vermont Police Department spent the day performing and educating both young and old about the areas of K9 training which include obedience, handler protection, drug detection, agility and more. 

This year, the Lebanon Police Department is raising funds for the Vermont Police Canine Association – a non-profit organization where many police K9 teams train – including Lebanon’s Police K9 Unit

Also, during the event the Lebanon City Clerk’s office named "Chelsea" as Lebanon's 2015 Top Dog Winner

Lieutenant Isham Receives NAMI NH Award

posted May 4, 2015, 10:10 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated May 4, 2015, 10:36 AM ]

On April 11, 2015, Lieutenant Matthew Isham of the Lebanon Police Department was presented the 2015 Outstanding Law Enforcement award at the 2015 NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Annual Conference. The event was held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH with Governor Maggie Hassan in attendance. The award represents the Lebanon Police Department's longstanding commitment to helping improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. 

In 2009, Lieutenant Isham, who was the Lebanon Police Department Prosecutor at the time, became involved in the Citizen’s Planning Committee to develop the Halls of Hope Mental Health Court. Despite his heavy caseload, Lieutenant Isham played an instrumental role in observing operational programs, gathering information and moving from the theoretical to the actual.

Jennifer Grant, Chair of the Planning Committee, stated “Without Matt’s involvement and commitment to success, we would not have been able to establish a Lebanon Mental Health Court. I valued his professionalism and good humor as we wrestled to make Halls of Hope a reality.”

With great dedication, Lieutenant Isham continues to be a valuable member of the Lebanon Mental Health Court Team.

Retired Lebanon Police Chief Jim Alexander shared: “Matt carried the ball and demonstrated true commitment to integrating a new approach in our department for interacting with people with mental illness; a true believer who influenced other officers.”

Recently retired Lebanon Police Chief Gary Smith appreciates Lieutenant Isham's enthusiasm in organizing Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for police officers to use more effective responses to people with mental illness. This established the Lebanon Police Department as one of the first in the state to receive this training. His work has had far reaching effects for the City of Lebanon and for the Upper Valley.

Katie McDonnell, MSW who worked with Lieutenant Isham on the first CIT shared: “Matt’s thoughtfulness, respect, and interest in understanding mental health issues and improving the way law enforcement interacts with people who are experiencing a mental health crisis is remarkable.”

The Crisis Intervention Program
In February 2013, the Lebanon Police Department announced the formation of a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) after ten members of the department completed a week long training session in Crisis Intervention. This specialized team provides the department with a group of officers who are able to respond to, and actively engage with, individuals who may be in crisis due to a mental health issue. 

The three major tenets of CIT are to identify, de-escalate, and divert. It has been shown that the use of CIT leads to a decrease in the use of force and reduces recidivism. Most importantly, CIT is about doing the right thing for the right reason. Lebanon is only the fourth agency in the state to have a Crisis Intervention Team. 

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