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Register Now for August R.A.D. Session

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

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 Annette Dauphinais, Annette.Dauphinais@lebcity.com or 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.

Bi-Weekly Activity Highlights

posted Jun 30, 2015, 4:58 AM by Lebanon NH   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 4:59 AM ]

LPD Badge
The following are Lebanon Police Department highlights from June 12, 2015 - June 25, 2015. 


Dispatch Calls for Service

1647

Police Calls for Service

1550

Incident Based Reporting Calls

36

Traffic Crashes

29

Property Damage

12

With Injury

3

Referred to Outside Agency

0

Hit and Run

0

Parking Lot

0

Arrests

55

DWI Arrests

3

Motor Vehicle Stops

359

Warnings

329

Citations

30



NOTABLE INCIDENTS


The department has seen an increase in vehicles being gone through during the night.  Please remember to secure your vehicle and remove valuable items.


  • A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of woman for driving while intoxicated.

  • A report was taken of a mailbox being damaged.

  • A welfare check led to the arrest of a male on a warrant.

  • A motor vehicle stop led to two women being arrested for controlled drug acts; a male being arrested on a warrant, and a second male being cited for having an open container.

  • A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

  • A report of a theft from a local business led to the arrest of a woman.

  • A woman was arrested on two outstanding warrants for theft and endangering the welfare of child/incompetent after a motor vehicle stop.

  • Officers investigated a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital.

  • A man was arrested for violation of a protective order and common law indirect criminal contempt. He was held on $2,500 cash bail after being arraigned at the court.

  • An investigation is being conducted of a theft from a vehicle.

  • Officers responded to Route 12A for a reported assault. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

  • A report of theft of metal was reported and an investigation is underway.

  • A man was arrested for domestic violence simple assault and criminal mischief.

  • A woman was arrested after removing items from a local business.

  • A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of a man and woman on outstanding warrants.

  • A woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

  • An investigation is underway after a man’s cell phone was damaged while at a local eatery.

  • A collision between a vehicle and two pedestrians was reported. No serious injuries were reported.

  • A woman was arrested for theft after removing items from a local business.

  • A motor vehicle stop led to a woman being arrested for controlled drug acts prohibited and carrying a loaded handgun.

  • An investigation is being conducted into illegal dumping.

  • A report of a dog locked in a vehicle led to the arrest of a woman for cruelty to animals, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, and she also had an outstanding bench warrant. She was held at the Grafton County House of Corrections after being unable to post cash bail.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • School Resource Officer Parthum gave out Hands Free Law pamphlets at various school pick up and drop offs.

  • Dayshift officers participated in the Mt. Lebanon field days.

  • Officer Cunningham assisted the Lebanon High School boys Lacrosse team by using a speed device to measure consistent velocity.

  • Officer Alden completed a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class with nine women.

  • Corporal Brown, along with Officers Bonnier and Alden, conducted a walkthrough of a local business to discuss security and offer crime prevention tips.

  • Corporal Alden assisted a large motorcycle ride travelling through the city.

  • School Resource Officer Parthum and the dayshift participated in field days at Hanover Street School and Lebanon Middle School.

  • Flyers were handed out and posted about the upcoming “Coffee with a Cop” event at Shryl’s Diner on July 1.

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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