Police Department News

This is a current listing of news items for the Lebanon Police Department.
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Back to School Safety

posted Aug 26, 2015, 12:05 PM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 12:10 PM ]

Things get a little hectic on the roads during the school year: Buses are everywhere, kids are walking and on bikes hurrying to get to school before the bell rings and harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work.

It is never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.

Slow Down 
Remember to obey all traffic laws and speed limits, both in and around school zones and neighborhoods.

Allow More Time 
As the new school year begins, allow yourself enough time to get to your destination.

Stay Alert 
Watch for children walking and bicycling in areas near schools and bus stops.

Stop for School Buses 
It is against the law to pass a school bus when the red lights are on. No matter what direction you are traveling, you must stop for a loading or unloading school bus and wait until all the children are safely across the street and the bus lights cease flashing.

Yield to Pedestrians 
When a pedestrian is in the crosswalk, they have the right of way. Also stop for crossing guards holding a stop sign.

Talk With Teen Drivers 
Remind your teen drivers about the importance of being extra careful in and around school zones. Also remind them it is illegal to use any handheld electronic devices while driving including cell phones, iPods, etc.

Follow the Speed Limit 
Schools have reduced speed zones around them. Following the speed limits keeps our students safe.

Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights

posted Aug 4, 2015, 10:06 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 10:06 AM ]

The following are Lebanon Police Department highlights from July 17 – July 30, 2015.

Dispatch Calls for Service

1459

Police Calls for Service

1383

Incident Based Reporting Calls

49

Traffic Crashes

33

Property Damage

17

With Injury

2

Referred to Outside Agency

0

Hit and Run

4

Parking Lot

12

Arrests

37

DWI Arrests

2

Motor Vehicle Stops

192

Warnings

177

Citations

9

August R.A.D. Session

posted Jul 27, 2015, 8:31 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 8:21 AM ]


**UPDATE:** The August R.A.D. class is full but, as long as scheduling allows, we will be offering another class in September. Please watch our website or Facebook page if you are interested in future classes or contact Elizabeth Beraldi at: elizabeth.beraldi@lebcity.com


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:
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
  • Thursday, August 20, 2015
If you would like to participate or would like further information please contact  Elizabeth Beraldi a elizabeth.beraldi@lebcity.com or by phone at: 603-448-8800.

You can visit R.A.D.’s website at rad-systems.com for further information about the program.

Press Release: Bail Scams

posted Jul 10, 2015, 7:41 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jul 10, 2015, 7:42 AM ]

Beware of Scams
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

Press Release 
Authorized by: Captain Tim Cohen
Date: 07/10/15 

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.

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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