Police Department News

This is a current listing of news items for the Lebanon Police Department.
View the News Archive for a listing of past news items.

Increased Theft from Vehicles

posted by Lebanon NH

Lebanon Police Department Patch
As warmer weather is upon us, Lebanon Police have seen an increase in thefts of items from motor vehicles which were left unlocked. These crimes of opportunity occur more often in the warmer months as people are out and about. Items stolen have included phones, GPS units,  computers, and various other things of value.

We would like to remind you to completely close vehicle windows and lock vehicle doors. It is best not to leave valuables inside when unattended. Ideally, you should take items with you, but if you cannot, place them in the trunk. It is also recommended you record serial numbers.

We encourage you to get involved. Be the eyes and ears for your neighbors. Talk to neighbors regarding activity in the neighborhood. By becoming familiar with those who belong in your neighborhood, you can help reduce crime.

By taking just a few moments to remove valuable items and lock your car, you can significantly improve your chance of not becoming a victim of this type of crime. If you see suspicious activity or have any information, please call us 24 hours a day at (603) 448-1212.

K9 Awareness Day

posted Apr 23, 2014, 7:43 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Apr 23, 2014, 7:43 AM ]

K9 Awareness Day 2013
Join the Lebanon Police K9 Units and other K9 teams from the Twin State area on Saturday, May 17th for our Annual K9 Awareness Day at West Lebanon Feed & Supply in West Lebanon. 

The demonstrations run from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday and there will be food, prizes, a live radio station remote broadcast, and much more. There is no charge to see the shows but donations are gladly accepted as we raise funds for our local and regional K9 Law Enforcement Programs. 

Don't miss City of Lebanon's "TOP DOG" Winner to be announced at the event! 

Got Drugs?

posted Apr 22, 2014, 1:05 PM by Lebanon NH

Pharmaceutical Drop Box
Got Drugs Campaign
Saturday, April 26, 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.

Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights

posted Apr 14, 2014, 6:56 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 9:50 AM by Lebanon NH ]

Overall for the past two weeks from March 28, 2014 – April 10, 2014, the Lebanon Police Department performed 1,282 calls for service, 10 sex offender registrations, 260 motor vehicle stops and made 46 arrests.  The dispatch center handled 1,370 total calls for service.


Some highlights:

March 31, 2014


  • A man was arrested on two counts of theft.
  • Two men were arrested for burglary in a West Lebanon neighborhood.  One man was also charged with Common Law Criminal Contempt. 


April 1, 2014


  • A man was arrested for Common Law Criminal Contempt.
  • A man was arrested for an electronic bench warrant and for disorderly conduct.
  • During a welfare check, a man was arrested for bail jumping and two electronic bench warrants.  A second man was arrested on a warrant for drug related offenses. 
  • During an assist for Probation and Parole, a woman was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of drugs.
  • Six middle school students were given an overview of aspects of law enforcement during job shadow day at the department. Officers gave the students a tour of the building and discussed the structure and functions of the department.  Students were shown examples of the technology used such as radar and laser speed detection.  Officer Tracy and his K-9 partner Briggs also gave a demonstration.   


April 2, 2014


  • During a motor vehicle stop, a woman was arrested for violation of a protective order, common law indirect criminal contempt, and possession of drugs. 
  • A man was arrested for two counts of theft from a local business.


April 3, 2014


  • A man was arrested and charged with violation of a protective order.


April 4, 2014

  • An intoxication complaint resulted in a man being arrested for driving while intoxicated.


April 5, 2014


  • A man was arrested for shoplifting from a local business.


April 6, 2014


  • During a motor vehicle stop, a man was arrested for possession of drugs.


April 7, 2014


  • A man was arrested on an electronic bench warrant.
  • During a suspicious motor vehicle investigation, a man was arrested for possession of controlled drugs.
  • A man was arrested for common law indirect criminal contempt.


April 8, 2014


  • During a motor vehicle stop, a man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, possession of drugs and falsifying physical evidence.  During this same incident, a woman was arrested for falsifying physical evidence.
  • During a motor vehicle stop, a man was arrested for minor transporting alcohol.


April 10, 2014

  • An Officer investigated a domestic disturbance and arrested a man for simple assault.
  • A man was arrested on an electronic bench warrant.
  • During a motor vehicle stop, a man was arrested for having an open container in the vehicle.
  • During a suspicious person complaint investigation, three youths were arrested.  One was arrested for possession of tobacco products and two were arrested and charged with possession of drugs.



Annual Golf Tournament

posted Mar 18, 2014, 11:58 AM by Lebanon Police   [ updated Mar 19, 2014, 6:27 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 24, at the Lake Morey Resort.  For over twenty years, the Lebanon Police Department has raised funds to support our youth and community programs.

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 partner with CHaD, The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, who are one of our two shirt and golf ball sponsors. We are excited to have their sponsorship and look forward to others joining us to support our child health and community programs.

Please note, this year there is a June 2 cutoff date for team registration and prices have increased slightly. 

If you would like additional information, please contact Sergeant David Young (David.Young@lebcity.com) or Administrative Assistant Beth Beraldi at 448-8800 (Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com) or feel free to stop by the Police Station.

New Leaders in LPD

posted Feb 7, 2014, 10:25 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Feb 7, 2014, 10:26 AM ]

Lebanon's Police Department City Manager Greg Lewis meets with Lebanon Police Chief Gary Smith and Deputy Police Chief Phil Roberts to talk about the plans for the LPD in 2014 and beyond. 

Chief Smith had been interim chief since March 2013, and was named chief last November. Deputy Chief Roberts was promoted in January 2014. Together, the two have about 40 years' experience on the Lebanon police force.


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