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Suspicious Vehicle Yields Multiple Arrests

posted Nov 20, 2014, 5:38 AM by Lebanon NH

Brynna LawtonOn November 19, 2014 at approximately 8:20 a.m. a suspicious vehicle was reported and investigated. Lebanon Police arrested two individuals as a result of the investigation.

Brynna Lawton, 23 years old of Chester, Vt. was arrested for the following offenses:
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or liquor (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of drugs in a motor vehicle (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Driving after suspension or revocation (Violation)
  • Disobeying an officer (Class A misdemeanor)
  • False report to law enforcement (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Bench warrant for failure to appear at court .
Teanna Record
Teanna Record 23 years old of Chester, Vt. was arrested for the following
offenses:
  • Controlled drug acts prohibited (Class B Felony)
  • False report to law enforcement (Class A misdemeanor)
Both women were transported to Grafton County House of Correction for lack of cash bail. 

A Violation is punishable by up to a $1000 fine. A Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or up to a $2000 fine. A Class B Felony is punishable by up to 7 years in prison and/or up to a $100,000 fine.

Authorized by: Chief Gary J. Smith 
Date: 11/19/2014



LPD Continues Drug Arrests

posted Nov 20, 2014, 5:31 AM by Lebanon NH

On November 19, 2014, during a joint investigation, the Lebanon Police Department and NH Probation and Parole arrested two subjects in West Lebanon.

Erica Rollins, age 30, of Lebanon, NH was arrested and charged with Felony Acts Prohibited, with intent to distribute heroin. 

Billy Stinson, age 22, of Keene, NH was arrested and charged with Felony Acts Prohibited, possession of heroin. 

These charges are Class B Felonies, each punishable to a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than 7 years in prison and a fine of not more than $100,000 dollars or both. More than 100 bags of heroin were seized during the arrest. 

Rollins was lodged at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $10,000 cash bail. Stinson was held at the Grafton County House of Corrections on no bail. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on November 20, 2014. 

Authorized by: Chief Gary Smith 
Date: 11/19/2014
Erica RollinsBilly Stinson

Reminder: Winter Parking Ban Begins 12/1/14

posted Nov 19, 2014, 7:48 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 6:27 AM ]

Winter Parking Ban Postcard
The winter parking ban in Lebanon is in effect and enforced from December 1st to April 1st for all streets in Lebanon. There are also rules regarding City parking lots. 
Please review "City of Lebanon Code §168-6 Winter Parking" below for complete details:

A.     No person shall between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. from the first day of December to the first day of April:  

(1)  Park any motor vehicle on any street or sidewalk within the City of Lebanon except any emergency vehicles; or 

(2)  Park any motor vehicle in the Hough Square parking lot, so-called.  

(3)  The Chief of Police may, when deemed necessary because of weather conditions, suspend enforcement of this section upon giving notification of said suspension to the City Manager.


B.     No person shall between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the mornings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the first day of December to the first day of April: 

(1)  Park any motor vehicle in Lot "A" (the parking lot adjacent to Hanover Street and the Mall) and Lot "C" (the parking lot off Flynn Street in the rear of City Hall), so-called. 

C.     No person shall between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the mornings of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from the first day of December to the first day of April: 

(1) Park any motor vehicle in Lot "B" (the parking lot adjacent to the Mascoma River, railroad track area and Carter-Witherell Center playground), so-called.

The City also asks that you do not park on, or obstruct the sidewalks; parking on the sidewalks is always prohibited. Please do not obstruct or block the sidewalks, this forces walkers to walk out into traffic and prevents the sidewalk tractors from plowing the sidewalks; No one is grandfathered when it comes to blocking or parking on a sidewalk. Cars and trash bins blocking the sidewalks cause undue safety hazards for both the plow operators and the citizens attempting to use them. 

During a winter storm if you see a plow truck coming off a side street, please allow room for the plow to operate. Most times the plow will be backing up to re-enter the street it just left.

Questions regarding the winter parking ban can be directed to the Public Works Department at 603-448-3112.

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Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights

posted Nov 17, 2014, 7:50 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 8:19 AM by Lebanon NH ]

Overall for the past two weeks from October 31, 2014 – November 13, 2014 the Lebanon Police Department performed 1,057 calls for service, 5 sex offender registrations, 284 motor vehicle stops and made 46 arrests. The dispatch center handled 1,139 total calls for service.


Some highlights


November 3, 2014
  • A woman turned herself in on a warrant for failure to appear at a court hearing. 
  • A tour of the police station was given to a group of Cub Scouts. 
  • Officers investigated a two car motor vehicle accident in which one person was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for evaluation. 
November 4, 2014
  • While serving paperwork, a woman was arrested for littering and controlled drug acts prohibited 
  • A man was arrested for conspiracy after he attempted to sell prescription drugs. 
  • During a shoplifting investigation, two women were arrested for a number of charges including theft, controlled drug acts prohibited and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle. 
  • A man was arrested for criminal threatening after an investigation of a road rage incident. 
  • A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of a man for driving while intoxicated. Two passengers in the vehicle were also taken into protective custody for intoxication. 
November 5, 2014
  • A man was arrested for theft and a warrant for failing to appear at court after an investigation into a shoplifting complaint. The man was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections for the failure to appear in court charge. 
  • After a report of a subject taking a cash box from a store, officers responded and made contact with a man who admitted to thefts from a number of local businesses. 
November 6, 2014
  • A man was arrested and charged with possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and minor transporting alcohol after he was contacted by an officer investigating suspicious behavior. 
November 7, 2014
  • A woman was taken into protective custody for intoxication. She was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections for monitoring until sober. 
  • A man was taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief and controlled drug acts prohibited after a complaint he was punching and kicking a parked car. 
November 8, 2014
  • Officers responded to a domestic dispute and a woman was arrested for numerous charges including criminal threatening, resisting arrest, simple assault and controlled drug acts prohibited. She was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of bail. 
  • Officers were called to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for evaluation of minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation. 
  • During investigation of a domestic dispute, officers learned a man had damaged property and he was arrested for criminal mischief. 
November 9, 2014
  • A woman was arrested on a warrant for common law indirect criminal contempt and transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of bail. 
  • During a motor vehicle stop, a man was arrested for driving while intoxicated. He was later taken to the Grafton County House of Corrections for protective custody. 
November 10, 2014
  • After the investigation of a shoplifting complaint a man was arrested for theft. 
  • An officer spoke to a grade school class about Veteran’s Day. 
  • A woman was arrested for willful concealment in conjunction with a theft complaint. 
November 11, 2014
  • While investigating a trespass complaint, a woman was arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited. 
  • Officers assisted with traffic control at the Veteran’s Day Parade. 
November 12, 2014
  • A woman was arrested and charged with possession of drugs in a motor vehicle after illegal drugs were discovered during a motor vehicle stop. 
  • After being called to a shoplifting complaint, a woman was arrested for theft. 
  • Officers investigated an accident involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with a minor injury. 
  • A two vehicle accident was investigated in which a passenger was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with a minor injury. 
November 13, 2014
  • Officers investigating suspicious activity arrested a man for controlled drug acts prohibited. 
November 14, 2014
  • Officers responded to a number of accidents during the morning commute hours when bridges were slippery. 
  • A woman was arrested for criminal trespass and common law indirect criminal contempt. She was held at the Grafton County House of Corrections on cash bail. 
  • Two men and a woman were arrested on conspiracy drug charges. One of the men was also charged with resisting arrest or detention. The two men were held on cash bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections and the woman was released on personal recognizance bail. 
  • A man was arrested on a bench warrant and was also charged with controlled drug acts prohibited. 
  • While investigating a suspicious vehicle, a man was arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited. 
  • A drug investigation led to the arrest of a man for controlled drug acts prohibited. 
  • A man was arrested on controlled drug acts prohibited. He was held on cash bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections. 
  • A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated based on a motor vehicle complaint. 

Lebanon Drug Arrests

posted Nov 17, 2014, 5:10 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Nov 17, 2014, 5:26 AM ]

On November 14, 2014 during a joint investigation, the Lebanon Police Department and New Hampshire Probation and Parole arrested three subjects in West Lebanon. 
Nathan Westcot, age 32, of Wilder, VT
Nathan Westcot
Jordan Stacey, age 29 of Lebanon, NH
Jordan Stacey
Kaitlin Olsen, age 19 of Lyme, NH
Kaitlin Olsen

NH's New Hands Free Electronic Device Law

posted Sep 29, 2014, 7:33 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 8:27 AM ]

New Hampshire's new hands free electronic device law will be in effect July 1, 2015. 
NH's New Hand's Free Electronic Device Law

What does this mean?

  • No use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays 
  • This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry
  • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed
  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed
  • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed
  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.

Penalties for Violations

1st Offense................................. $100 fine
2nd Offense............................... $250 fine
3rd Offense within 2 years.......... $500 fine
Penalty assessments will be added to the fines

Why is the NH Law Important?

  • During the past 4 years, 116 fatal crashes in New Hampshire were caused by distraction
  • The increasing use of electronic devices is fast becoming the primary distraction
  • While texting, a driver is 23 times more likely to crash
  • Sending or receiving a text distracts the driver for almost 5 seconds
  • At 50 miles per hour, we travel longer than the length of a football field during that 5 seconds
  • Even dialing a phone number increases the risk of crashing by 3 times.
 
NH's New Hand's Free Electronic Device Law
 
NH's New Hand's Free Electronic Device Law
 
NH's New Hand's Free Electronic Device Law

Got Drugs?

posted Sep 17, 2014, 1:00 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 7:36 AM ]

Pharmaceutical Drop Box
Got Drugs Campaign
Saturday, September 27, 2014 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Please bring your unwanted prescription drugs to a collection site near you

You Don't Have to Wait! 

In order to give residents a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted medications, the Lebanon Police Department has a Pharmaceutical Drop Box installed in their lobby. 

It’s available 24 hours a day for you to turn in old, unused or discarded pharmaceutical prescriptions. Just stop in to the police station and place the drugs in the Pharmaceutical Drop Box. This program is designed for convenience and anonymity; you are not required to speak with an officer.

Please note that the following items are NOT ACCEPTED in the disposal box: 
  • Syringes
  • Needles 
  • Thermometers 
  • Hydrogen Peroxide 
  • Medication from Businesses or Clinics 
  • Lotions or Liquids 
  • Aerosol Cans 
  • Inhalers

Tips to Protect Yourself From Scammers

posted Aug 14, 2014, 7:18 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Aug 14, 2014, 7:31 AM ]

Scam - Too Good to be True
There are many scams regularly used to defraud the general public. These scams include: lottery scams, fake bail scams (victim is told a relative has been arrested and needs bail money), home contractor scams (usually a door-to-door salesman for paving, roofing, etc.), fraudulent tax filings, identity theft, wiring money transfer scams (Green Dot, etc.), fake checks, real estate scams (fake property rentals or sales), internet scams, and many others.

To best protect yourself:
  • Know the person you are dealing with. 
  • Remember wiring money to anyone is like sending cash. 
  • Don’t send money to someone you don’t know. 
  • Don’t agree to deposit a check and send or wire money back. 
  • If the buyer insists you wire back funds, end the transaction immediately. 
  • Resist any pressure to "act now". 
  • Throw away offers that ask you to pay for a prize or gift. 
  • Don’t enter foreign lotteries. 
  • Be skeptical for contractor’s selling services door to door. 
  • Be skeptical of prices too good to be true. 
  • On your computer, keep current with your anti-virus software. 
  • Monitor monthly bank and credit card statements for suspicious transactions 
  • Never disclose personal information to anyone you do not trust. 
If you or a loved one have become a victim of fraud, or you are worried about a loved one becoming a victim, please contact the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212.

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