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Overall for the past two weeks from November 28, 2014 – December 11, 2014 the Lebanon Police Department performed 1,352 calls for service, 6 sex offender registrations, 393 motor vehicle stops and made 61 arrests. The dispatch center handled 1,430 total calls for service. Some highlights: December 1, 2014
December 2, 2014
- A man was arrested for violation of a protective order. He was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections to await his next court hearing.
- During a motor vehicle stop, a female passenger was found to be wanted by another police department for simple assault and arrested on that warrant.
- A man was arrested at the Lebanon Police Department for driving while intoxicated.
- After an investigation into a shoplifting complaint a woman was arrested for theft.
- While investigating a motor vehicle complaint of erratic driving, officers arrested a man for driving while intoxicated, driving after suspension, and common law indirect criminal contempt.
December 3, 2014
December 4, 2014
- A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after his vehicle was stopped.
- A woman was arrested on a warrant for issuing bad checks.
December 5, 2014
- A man was arrested on a warrant from another Department and turned over to the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department.
- A man was arrested for receiving stolen property and driving after suspension when he was discovered to be driving a stolen vehicle. He was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections to await arraignment.
December 6, 2014
- A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
- Officers investigated an accident involving three vehicles which occurred near Payne road.
December 7, 2014
December 8, 2014
- A woman was arrested for theft after attempting to leave a store with concealed, unpaid merchandise.
December 9, 2014
- During a motor vehicle stop, a man was arrested for possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.
- While checking the welfare of a man, he was found to be in possession of illegal drugs and was subsequently arrested.
- Officers investigated a vehicle off the road and found the driver to be intoxicated. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, simple assault, driving after suspension, and having an open container of alcohol.
- A man was arrested on a warrant for theft and was also charged with open container.
December 10, 2014
- During a motor vehicle stop a passenger was arrested on warrants for theft from another jurisdiction.
- While investigating a suspicious activity complaint a man was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving after suspension, conduct after an accident, falsifying evidence, simple assault and resisting arrest or detention.
- While checking a vehicle that had slid off the roadway, the driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for driving while intoxicated, open container and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.
December 11, 2014
- A woman was arrested for common law indirect criminal contempt and false report to law enforcement after officers investigated a reported domestic assault. She was transported to Grafton County House or Corrections for lack of bail.
- A man was arrested on a warrant for theft. He was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of bail.
- During a motor vehicle stop, officers arrested a man for driving after revocation. His passenger was arrested on a warrant.
December 12, 2014
- A man was summonsed for driving with suspended registrations.
- A woman was arrested for theft from a local department store.
On December 10, 2014, after a joint investigation, the Lebanon Police Department and NH Drug Task Force arrested:Adam Rivera, age 33, of Lebanon, NH
who is charged with three (3) counts of Acts Prohibited, sale of heroin. The charges are Class B Felony offenses each punishable to a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than seven (7) years in prison and a fine of not more than $100,000 or both.
Rivera was lodged at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $50,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on December 11, 2014.
Authorized by: Chief Gary Smith
On 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 23 years old of Chester, Vt. was arrested for the following
- 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
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
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.
New Hampshire's new hands free electronic device law will be in effect July 1, 2015.
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.
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.
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:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Medication from Businesses or Clinics
- Lotions or Liquids
- Aerosol Cans