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The Lebanon Police Department is offering a Basic R.A.D. class.
The course, Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Basic, is the largest women’s self-defense program in the country. It offers no-nonsense, practical techniques that women of all ages and abilities can participate in. The course is designed to give the participants realistic and dynamic hands on training.
The course is taught by certified R.A.D. instructors, Lieutenant Stephen St. Louis, Corporal Gerald Brown and Senior Officer Nicholas Alden, from the Lebanon Police Department.
There is no cost for the program and class size will be limited to 20. It is encouraged that you be able to attend all four of the basic R.A.D. sessions below. Women ages 13-17 will need parental permission to participate.
We will be offering this class from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The first session will be at the Lebanon Police Department and the remaining three sessions for the class will be held at the SAU #88 office building (former Seminary Hill School, 20 Seminary Hill) on the following dates:
You can visit R.A.D.’s website at rad-systems.com for further information about the program.
Lebanon Police are once again seeing renewed activity in a bail scam. The following has reappeared recently and police want to remind potential victims to be aware of people attempting to take advantage of them.
The Bail Scam usually involves a late‐night phone call that targets an older person. The caller will usually represent themselves in one of three ways:
1. As a relative of the intended victim;
2. As an official with a court or law enforcement agency who has supposedly arrested a relative of the intended victim; or,
3. The person will use a common name such as “John” or “Dave”.
The caller will claim to be under arrest, or will say they have a person related to the victim in their custody. They will ask the intended victim for money to either be wired to the caller, or they will request a debit or credit card number to gain access to cash. The caller will say their intent is to use the money for bail. Usually the requested amount is anywhere from $500 to several thousand dollars. The caller will ask the victim to not tell other family members.
If successful, the caller may even call back a second time claiming to need more money to get their passport back from authorities and return home. These are NOT standard law enforcement procedures. Legitimate courts and law enforcement agencies do not take money wired to them, nor do they take a debit or credit card number over the phone.
Suggestions to prevent this type of scam are:
1. Resist the temptation to act immediately
2. Know with whom you are speaking
3. Check with other family members before sending any money
Authorized by: Captain Tim Cohen
The following are Lebanon Police Department highlights from June 12, 2015 - June 25, 2015.
The department has seen an increase in vehicles being gone through during the night. Please remember to secure your vehicle and remove valuable items.
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.
View complete details at: http://hr.lebnh.net/index/jobs/police-chief
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
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.