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Lebanon Police Arrest Subject for Drug Possession

posted by Lebanon Police

On February 04, 2016 at approximately 9:26PM, Lebanon Police were conducting a drug investigation at a local hotel. The drug investigation led Lebanon Officers to a particular room at the hotel where they made contact with two individuals. After developing further information, the officers sought a search warrant, which was granted, and subsequently executed on the hotel room.

As a result of the investigation and search warrant, Jessica Bleeks, age 25, of Norwich, Vermont was arrested.

Bleeks was found to be in possession of marijuana, cocaine and over 40 pills of Clonazepam. She was charged with two counts of Possession of a Narcotic Drug, both Class B Felonies, and one count of Possession of a Controlled Drug, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash which she could not post and she was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.
Jessica Bleeks

Lebanon Police and Fire Sponsor American Red Cross Blood Drive

posted Feb 4, 2016, 6:03 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 12:31 PM by Lebanon NH ]

On Wednesday, February 17 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the Lebanon Police and Fire Departments will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive.  

The blood drive will take place at the Courtyard Marriott located at 10 Morgan Drive in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  

Walk-ins are welcome or for an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Red Cross Blood Drive

LPD Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights, 02/03/16

posted Feb 3, 2016, 1:35 PM by Lebanon NH

The following report was included in the 02/03/16 Manager Update.  

City Manager Updates are bi-weekly reports that contain departmental information compiled by the Manager's Office. In an effort to keep the Council apprised of recent City activities, these updates are provided to the City Council in advance of each Council meeting.This provides the Council with an opportunity to ask questions of the administration, and to possibly answer questions raised by their constituents. View all LPD Bi-weekly Activity Highlights at: http://police.lebnh.net/home/activity

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Lebanon Police Arrest Suspect for Drug Possession

posted Feb 3, 2016, 9:45 AM by Lebanon Police

On February 3, 2016 at approximately 1:15AM, Lebanon Police Officers stopped a vehicle on Interstate 89 for speeding. While speaking to the female operator, officers observed signs of possible drug use. A subsequent investigation and search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine and buprenorphine within the car. As a result, Shannon Lundy, age 31, of Franklin, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of a Narcotic Drug, both Class B Felonies.

Lundy was held on cash bail and was arraigned this morning in the 2nd Circuit Court, Lebanon District, where bail was continued in the amount of $2,500 Cash or Surety.
Shannon Lundy

WATCH: Community Substance Abuse Forum

posted Feb 1, 2016, 7:22 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 7:35 AM ]


On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department hosted a Community Forum on Substance Abuse to focus on the ongoing heroin and opiate epidemic that has been prevalent throughout our community and the Upper Valley region.

The forum’s panel consisted of members from law enforcement, fire services, EMS and treatment providers. The keynote address was given by Dr. Steven C. Atkins, a NH & VT licensed Psychologist who serves on the Board of Second Growth, an organization whose mission is to reduce substance abuse and violence for adolescents.

This forum provided an opportunity for those in the community to come together, learn about the ongoing heroin epidemic, and have substantive conversation regarding the impact to our community and what can be done to combat the issue.

A special thank you to CATV for providing this recording of the event for those who were unable attend. 




LPD Makes Arrest, Discovers Meth Lab

posted Feb 1, 2016, 7:00 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 2:06 PM ]

On January 29, 2016 the Lebanon Police Department received a call from the Garner North Carolina Police Department regarding a bank robbery suspect that may be staying at a residence in Lebanon. The Garner, NC Police advised that there was an active Felony level arrest warrant for the suspect, Jamie Smith of Raleigh, North Carolina, age 28. 

At approximately 10:15PM on this same day, Lebanon Patrol Officers located Smith in an apartment in the Boulders Condominium Complex on Wolf Road in Lebanon. Once inside of the residence, Officers also located a second person, Samantha Renehan of Sharon Vermont, age 28, who also had a warrant for her arrest. 

Officers arrested Smith and Renehan on their warrants and during a subsequent search of the residence, Officers observed elements of a one-pot methamphetamine laboratory.

Officers conducted a further search of the residence and noted that the contents of the one-pot methamphetamine “cook” appeared to have been dumped into a bathroom toilet during, or just prior, to the arrival of Lebanon Police Officers. Due to the extreme danger and instability of the chemicals involved, Officers immediately vacated the remaining occupants of the apartment and with the assistance of the Lebanon Fire Department, evacuated a number of residents from adjoining apartments.

A Search Warrant was obtained for the apartment and the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Team responded to the scene to assist with safely recovering evidence. Lebanon Police Detectives also responded to the scene to conduct the drug investigation.

Smith is charged and held as a Fugitive from Justice and Renehan on a warrant for Failing to Appear in Court. Both were transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment on February 01, 2016.

The investigation into the one-pot methamphetamine laboratory is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Lebanon Police Detective Division at 603-448-1212.

Jamie Smith

Samantha Renehan

Officers Make Heroin Arrests

posted Jan 29, 2016, 11:52 AM by Lebanon Police

On Thursday evening, January 28, 2016, at approximately 8:50pm Lebanon Police Patrol Units encountered a suspicious vehicle at a business on Airport Road. During the subsequent investigation, Senior Officer Jon Tracy and K9 Briggs responded to the scene to assist with a drug sniff. Two female subjects were subsequently arrested for possession of Heroin and are identified as:

Jessica F. Crockwell
Age: 32
Maple Street, Lebanon, NH

and

Amanda Clapp
Age: 32
Will Dean Road, Springfield, VT

Crockwell was found in possession of 5 bags of Heroin and Clapp was found to be in possession of 1 bag. Crockwell is on Probation and was held on $5,000 Cash Bail and a 72 Hour Probation Hold. Clapp was subsequently released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bail and will be arraigned on 3/14/16.
Jessica Crockwell
Jessica Crockwell
Amanda Clapp
Amanda Clapp

Officers Receive Awards

posted Jan 21, 2016, 12:10 PM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 12:12 PM ]


Senior Officer Jonathan S. Tracy with K-9 Briggs and Officer Christopher S. Allen receiving Meritorious Police Service Bars for Lifesaving at the Lebanon City Council Meeting last night.

See previous press release for more: https://goo.gl/ts6mSB

LPD Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights, 01/20/16

posted Jan 19, 2016, 2:08 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 2:12 PM ]

The following report was included in the 01/20/16 Manager Update.  

City Manager Updates are bi-weekly reports that contain departmental information compiled by the Manager's Office. In an effort to keep the Council apprised of recent City activities, these updates are provided to the City Council in advance of each Council meeting.This provides the Council with an opportunity to ask questions of the administration, and to possibly answer questions raised by their constituents. View all LPD Bi-weekly Activity Highlights at: http://police.lebnh.net/home/activity

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Officers to Receive Meritorious Awards

posted Jan 19, 2016, 1:29 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 1:30 PM ]

At the Lebanon City Council meeting tomorrow, January 20th, at 7:00pm, Officer Christopher Allen and Senior Officer Jonathan Tracy will both receive a Meritorious Police Service Bar for Lifesaving. These bars are awarded to any member of the department who is distinguished by performing physical act(s) to save another person.

Officer Allen responded to the Fireside Inn on December 7, 2015 for a medical call where a female was unconscious and not breathing. Upon his arrival, Officer Allen began CPR chest compressions and continued to provide CPR. The female was revived on scene and transported to the hospital. Officer Allen’s quick response and proper technique in performing chest compressions saved the female’s life.

Senior Officer Tracy and his K-9, Briggs, tracked the occupant of a motor vehicle accident on the interstate on January 16th. The occupant had left the scene and Officer Tracy and K-9 Briggs conducted a track into the woods. The track led to a river which could not be passed but Officer Tracy saw footprints on the other side. He was able to go to a different location, enter the woods and find the track from the other side of the river. The terrain was snow covered, steep and it was heavily wooded and dark. He and K-9 Briggs found the occupant injured and suffering from the onset of hypothermia. Without Officer Tracy’s dedication and determination, the occupant likely would have succumbed to his injuries and the freezing temperatures.

We are proud to honor Officer Allen and Senior Officer Tracy at the public City Council meeting and cordially invite the public to attend. Both Officer Allen and Senior Officer Tracy exhibited tremendous professionalism in their actions and are deserved of this recognition.

Authorized by:
Chief Richard R. Mello
Date: 1/19/2016

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