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The Lebanon Police Department reminds you IT’S SCHOOL TIME AGAIN!
Watch for Cyclists, Pedestrians, and School Buses
Beginning Tuesday morning, September 2nd, 2014, Lebanon City Schools will be back in session. In addition to regular patrol and traffic duties, the Lebanon Police Department will be providing increased police visibility and conducting extra traffic enforcement in school zones throughout the city. With that in mind, we’d like to share the following tips concerning Back to School Safety.
Reduce the Risk to Children When You Drive
Reminders for Motorists:
- SLOW DOWN. Observe the speed limit in school zones at all times.
- BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL when driving on neighborhood streets and around school zones.
- OBSERVE all traffic laws.
- BE ALERT for children walking and biking as you back out of your driveway or leave your garage.
- WATCH for children on bicycles, especially at intersections.
- STOP your car when you see lights flashing on a school bus. It’s the law! Red flashing lights indicate that the bus is stopped and students are getting on or off. Don't start driving until the red lights stop flashing. Be aware that a child may dash across the street.
Safety Tips for Pedestrians:
- Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you have to walk in the road, always walk FACING traffic.
- Wear bright color clothing to increase visibility.
- Cross only at corners or marked crosswalks.
- Walk in groups, there is safety in numbers. Groups are more likely to be seen by drivers.
- Before crossing the street, stop at the curb or edge of the road and look left, then right, then left again.
Safety Tips for Bicyclists:
- Wear a helmet.
- Be sure to have reflectors on your pedals, frame, and wheels.
- Be Seen – Be Aware – Be Predictable.
- Follow the Rules of the Road - Ride on the right, with the traffic, in single file. Obey stop signs and traffic lights. Never cross a street without looking for cars. Give the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks.
The Lebanon Police Department will be conducting a testing process mid September for a Police Officer candidate list. If you are interested in participating in this upcoming process, the following criteria must be met:
All information for becoming a Lebanon Police Officer can be found on our Career Opportunities page or by contacting Captain Tim Cohen at 603-448-8800.
- You must have a current application on file with the Lebanon Police Department.
- You will be required to participate in a mandatory physical agility test (requirements available online on the Medical Clearance Report). You should have the Medical Clearance Report Form signed by a doctor in order to participate. If you are unable to have this form completed by the test date, you will be required to sign a waiver form, agreeing to waive any and all liability regarding the agility test.
- You need to present your valid driver’s license on the date of the testing process.
Update to earlier release.
The Lebanon Police, with the assistance of Hartford Vermont Police, were able to identify a suspect in the Maplefield Convenience store robbery as:
Skylar Smith, age 22,
of White River Junction, Vermont.
At approximately 3:30 pm the Lebanon Police located and arrested Mr. Smith on Plainfield Road in West Lebanon. He was arrested for an outstanding parole violation warrant and Armed Robbery.
He is being held on $50,000 cash bail at Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment at Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on August 15, 2014.
Police are still requesting anyone who may have seen anything or has any further information to call the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212.
On Thursday, August 14, 2014 at approximately 1:15am Lebanon Police responded to a robbery at Maplefields Convenience Store on Mechanic Street.
Investigation revealed that the clerk was held at knife point by a man who demanded money. After receiving cash, the suspect fled east on Mechanic Street. The clerk was not injured. The area was checked by officers and K-9 with no success in locating the perpetrator.
The description received was a white male in his late teens to early 20’s, approximately 5’-9” tall, wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
All leads are being followed at this time.
Police are requesting anyone who may have seen anything or has any further information to call the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212
There are many scams regularly used to defraud the general public. These scams include: lottery scams, fake bail scams (victim is told a relative has been arrested and needs bail money), home contractor scams (usually a door-to-door salesman for paving, roofing, etc.), fraudulent tax filings, identity theft, wiring money transfer scams (Green Dot, etc.), fake checks, real estate scams (fake property rentals or sales), internet scams, and many others.
To best protect yourself:
- Know the person you are dealing with.
- Remember wiring money to anyone is like sending cash.
- Don’t send money to someone you don’t know.
- Don’t agree to deposit a check and send or wire money back.
- If the buyer insists you wire back funds, end the transaction immediately.
- Resist any pressure to "act now".
- Throw away offers that ask you to pay for a prize or gift.
- Don’t enter foreign lotteries.
- Be skeptical for contractor’s selling services door to door.
- Be skeptical of prices too good to be true.
- On your computer, keep current with your anti-virus software.
- Monitor monthly bank and credit card statements for suspicious transactions
- Never disclose personal information to anyone you do not trust.
If you or a loved one have become a victim of fraud, or you are worried about a loved one becoming a victim, please contact the Lebanon Police Department at 603-448-1212.
Recently, there have been local reports of the so‐called “IRS Scam”.
An example usually involves a phone call from the phone number 206-204-5131. The callers will represent themselves as federal agents from the Internal Revenue Service. They will demand personal information to include credit card numbers and will make threats of having you arrested for tax fraud if you do not provide that information.
The Lebanon Police are warning people to not provide personal information to anyone calling from the above number or anyone requesting personal information over the phone.
Contact the Lebanon Police Department if you have become a victim of this scam at (603) 448-1212.
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the Lebanon Police Department partnered with the Special Olympics for “To Serve and Protect Day” at Jake’s Market & Deli Irving on Mechanic Street.
Officer Nicholas Alden, along with the Pebbles Family, collected donations and pumped gas for customers. According to the Special Olympics, “Irving Oil gives a generous fuel donation to each Special Olympics Program in New England.”
We were proud to be a part of this event.
Our 23rd Annual Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Lake Morey Resort. We would like to thank all the sponsors, donators, and volunteers who helped make this a very successful year for our Child Health and Community Programs.
We would especially like to thank Mascoma Savings Bank and CHaD, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, for being our golf ball and shirt sponsors. Our teams were full and we were able to enjoy a sunny summer day.
Save the date for next year: Thursday, July 23, 2015!!
Overall for the past two weeks from June 27, 2014 – July 11, 2014, the Lebanon Police Department performed 1,600 calls for service, 8 sex offender registrations, 401 motor vehicle stops and made 65 arrests. The dispatch center handled 1,843 total calls for service.
JUNE 27, 2014
- A woman was arrested on a bench warrant. She was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of cash bail.
- A man was arrested for burglary and possession of illegal drugs. He was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of cash bail.
- A woman was arrested on a charge for endangering the welfare of a child.
JUNE 28, 2014
- During a motor vehicle stop, a woman was arrested for DWI.
- A man was arrested on a bench warrant during a motor vehicle stop.
- A man and a woman were arrested for open container of alcohol.
JUNE 29, 2014
- A man was arrested for possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and open container of alcohol.
- A man was arrested for criminal mischief and a woman for simple assault stemming from a domestic violence incident.
- A man was arrested on 5 counts of violating a protection order and 6 counts of common law indirect criminal contempt. He was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.
JUNE 30, 2014
- A man was arrested on a bench warrant.
- A woman was arrested on a bench warrant.
- A man was arrested for second degree assault, carrying illicit weapons (brass knuckles) and simple assault.
- A man was arrested for criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and simple assault.
- A man was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child.
JULY 1, 2014
- A man was arrested on two counts of controlled drug acts prohibited. He refused bail and was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.
- A woman was arrested on a warrant from another police agency during a parking dispute at a local business.
JULY 2, 2014
- During a motor vehicle stop one man was arrested for possession of drugs in a motor vehicle and minor transporting alcohol, a second man was arrested for possession of a controlled drug and common law indirect criminal contempt and a women was arrested for controlled drug acts Prohibited.
JULY 3, 2014
- A man was arrested for DWI and driving after suspension.
- A man was arrested on a warrant for controlled drug acts prohibited.
- During a motor vehicle stop, a woman was arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited.
JULY 4, 2014
- A man was arrested for possession of drugs in a motor vehicle during a motor vehicle stop.
- A man was arrested for driving after suspension, open container, resisting arrest and possession of controlled drugs and a woman was arrested for sale of a controlled drug.
JULY 5, 2014
- During an investigation of a suspicious motor vehicle, a man was arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited, another man was arrested for open container and woman was arrested for sale of a controlled drug.
- A man was arrested for prohibited sales of an alcoholic beverage and another male was arrested for unlawful possession of alcohol.
JULY 6, 2014
- A man was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol.
- During a traffic stop a woman was arrested for minor transporting alcohol and another man was arrested on a warrant/capias. The man was released to the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department.
- A man was arrested for simple assault and false imprisonment during a domestic violence incident.
JULY 7, 2014
- A man was arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited during a motor vehicle stop.
- A woman was arrested for simple assault during a domestic-related incident.
- A man was arrested for receiving stolen property during a theft investigation at a local business.
JULY 8, 2014
- A man was arrested on a warrant for a burglary.
JULY 9, 2014
- A woman was arrested on warrant and a probation violation. She was turned over to the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department.
- A woman was arrested on a bench warrant.
JULY 10, 2014
- A man was arrested for conduct after an accident.
- A woman was arrested on a bench warrant during a motor vehicle stop.
- A woman was arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled drug during a motor vehicle stop.
JULY 11, 2014
- A man turned himself in and was arrested on an electronic bench warrant.
- A woman was arrested on a warrant for theft from a local business.
- A man was arrested on a warrant for burglary. He was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections for lack of cash bail.
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.