On October 26, 2016, Lebanon Officers responded to a single car accident on Route 4 in the area of Bagley’s Corner. Upon arrival, officers found a single car that had been traveling west on Route 4 had left the roadway and collided with a telephone pole.
The driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Caron, age 48, of Plymouth, New Hampshire was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with apparent minor injuries. Officers learned through further investigation that Caron had been consuming alcohol. He was arrested at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and charged with Misdemeanor Reckless Driving and Driving Under the Influence. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail with a court date of January 9, 2017 at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court. No picture of Caron is available at this time.
The passenger in the car, Kellen Fitzgibbon-Bizel, age 31, of Thornton, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with five Felony counts of Possession of a Controlled / Narcotic Drug for possessing a variety of prescription narcotics that were not prescribed to him. Fitzgibbon-Bizel was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail with a court date of January 9, 2017 at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.
Route 4 was shut down for several hours as crews worked to remove downed power lines. As of 1:00pm, one lane was reopened as crews continued to repair the downed utility pole.
A witness to the crash was able to provide video footage of the vehicle’s operation up to the point when it struck the utility pole. View video footage here:
Concord, New Hampshire – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice and Michael J. Ferguson, the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, New England Field Division, announced today that over 20 individuals recently were indicted in federal court in Concord in connection with their participation in heroin trafficking activities.
On October 5, 2016, the following individuals were charged by indictment with participating in a conspiracy that distributed over one kilogram of heroin:
- Alberto Guerrero Marte, 33, of Lowell, Mass.;
- Santos Guerrero Morillo, 36, of the Dominican Republic;
- Michell DeJesus, 36, of Lowell, Mass.;
- FNU LNU (FIRST NAME UNKNOWN LAST NAME UNKNOWN), a/k/a Luis Rodriguez Lugo, a/k/a Boss, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- FNU LNU, a/k/a Maribel Santiago-Ramos, a/k/a La Cuna, a/k/a Miguelina, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Allison DeJesus, 18, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Jonaly DeJesus, 21, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Allan Raymond Pimentel, 20, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Santo Rodolfo Garcia Mendez, 32, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Wilkin Andre Beltre Arias, 38, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Heibrahim DelValle Baez, 32, of Salem, Mass.;
- Alfredo Gonzalez, 49, of Manchester, NH;
- Querzon Baez, 34, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- Pedro Carlos Vicente Guerrero a/k/a Omar Camacho, 47, of Lawrence, Mass.;
- FNU LNU, a/k/a Tony, a/k/a Edward Garcia, a/k/a Eric Guerrero, 30, of Lawrence, Mass.; and
- FNU LNU, a/k/a Jose Pimentel, a/k/a Todolindo, a/k/a El Lindon, a/k/a Lindy, 25, of Lawrence, Mass. Continue reading
On Monday October 24, 2016 at approximately 3:00 PM Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department were notified of an injured hiker on Mount Cube in Orford. Crews from Orford, Lyme, Rumney, Wentworth, and Thetfort VT Fire Departments as well as volunteers from the Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team and the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team and Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded to the trail. Crews arrived back at the Rivendell Trailhead with the injured hiker at approximately 9:00 PM.
The injured hiker is identified as 34 year old Molly Soloway of Orford NH. She had been hiking with her canine companion and after summiting Mount Cube and starting her descent she suffered a lower leg injury which didn’t allow for her to put any weight on the injured leg necessitating a carry out.
On October 12, 2016, Matthew Clair, age 33, of Lebanon, NH was arrested for possessing over two pounds of marijuana and a significant quantity of psilocybin mushrooms. After his arrest, Clair was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail and was due in court for arraignment on November 7th.
On October 23, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department received a report that Clair was threatening a witness in his drug distribution case. An investigation conducted by the Lebanon Police Patrol and Detective Bureau’s revealed that Clair had made several threats to a case witness through text message. Further, Clair had stolen property from the witness and then demanded money for its return.
On October 24, 2016, Clair was arrested and charged with Tampering with Witnesses and Informants, a Class B Felony, Theft by Unauthorized Taking, a Class A Misdemeanor and Breach of Bail Conditions, due to being out on bail from the previous offense.
Clair was held on $10,000 cash bail and is set to be arraigned on October 27 in the Lebanon District
Ludlow VT Police are seeking the public’s help for information on recent burglaries in the area. Police say since Sept 1, several businesses have been burglarized including thefts of safes and cash although they have made one arrest police are actively pursuing other leads.
They are asking residents and businesses to be vigilant in securing their property and ensure alarms and surveillance video systems are in proper working order. Also, if anyone has information on the burglaries, or if you see suspicious activity, Ludlow police ask that you call the Duty Officer at 802-228-4411.
Ski fans take note Killington Is open today for skiing. The resort opens at 9:00 am and is the first Eastern resort to open for skiing and snowboarding. The first turns of the season will be dedicated exclusively to Season Pass and Express Card holders, and the resort will open to the public on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Early season conditions will exist, and snowmaking and other on-mountain operations may be in progress throughout the day on open terrain. Skiing and snowboarding will be on advanced terrain only, providing roughly 600 vertical feet of open trails. No easier terrain will be available now. Killington’s real time operating schedule can be viewed by going to www.killington.com/conditions.
After a year and a half of planning the Newport Select Board and Newport School District met on Monday night to review plans for combining financial resources. Newport’s Finance Director, Paul Brown presented two draft options to the boards. The first plan was to have a cooperative agreement where either the school or town would contract services from the other. The second plan was to create a new finance association similar to an SAU that serves two school districts.
One surprise in the presentation was there would be no immediate financial savings, calling for the elimination of only one or two positions. Newport resident Bert Spalding Sr,. a proponent of the idea expressed disappointment in the presentation.
School Superintendent Cindy Gallagher explained that one reason there are no immediate savings is because of the deep budget cuts to this year’s school budget. Terry Wiggins the school district’s Business Manager said that although the savings would be small, combining the resources and would be more efficient and productive. Select board member, Todd Fratzell suggested having a trial period of a finance association for one year. Finance Manager Paul Brown said it could be option three. No action was taken on the plans. Any plan decided on will go before the Newport voters.
On October 20, 2016 at approximately 7:20PM, Lebanon Police Patrol Units responded to Walmart for a report of a white male shoplifter who had fled from Loss Prevention Personnel. It was reported that the subject stole several hundred dollars worth of merchandise and fled when confronted. Loss Prevention was able to recover the majority of merchandise but were not able to apprehend the suspect.
Lebanon Police Officers attempted to locate the suspect, who was last seen running behind Wendy’s on 12A. Lebanon Police Officer Jon Tracy, with K9 Briggs, conducted a track for the suspect but he was not located.
We are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying this male subject described as white, approximately 5’8” tall, with brown hair and some facial hair. The suspect is in his twenties to early thirties and was wearing tan pants and a gray and black sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lebanon Police Department at
Police Chief Alexander Scott is recommending that Trick-or-Treating take place in Claremont on Monday, October 31st, between 5 and 8 PM. The Claremont Parks and Recreation Department will again be hosting a Hallowesta celebration from 3 to 5 PM on Pleasant Street, Opera House Square and Broad Street Park. For more information about Hallowesta please visit
The following safety tips are suggested in order to keep Halloween a safe and enjoyable event:
Small goblins should wear bright,flame-resistant costumes (consider applying reflective tape to costumes or trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility).
- Remove any mask that will limit visibility when crossing
- Carry a flashlight,and stay in a group: walk A parent or responsible adult should accompany young children on their rounds.
- Visit homes and businesses in your neighborhood
- Do not eat treats before an adult can examine them at
To keep the celebration safe at your home:
- Eliminate tripping hazards near your porch and
- Make sure the way is well-lighted
- Consider fire safety when decorating
- Use caution with lighted candles
The Claremont Police Department will have additional police patrols on duty this Halloween to help ensure a happy and safe Halloween!
On Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:15 pm, New Hampshire Conservation Officers responded to Miller State Park in Peterborough for a hiker with a possible drug overdose. The hiker, Allison Bako (20) of Boston, Massachusetts was on the Wapack trial with her friends, Timothy Difazio of Boston, Liam Numrich of Boston, and Terrance Cawley of Roxbury. They became concerned when Bako became lethargic and could not walk or talk.
Paramedics from the Peterborough Fire and Rescue, Peterborough Police, and Conservation Officers rushed to the scene to provide medical assistance. Bako’s condition was not known until she was contacted on the trail by rescue personnel. After being evaluated, Bako was able to walk up the trail to the ambulance with assistance.
Peterborough Police will continue to investigate the incident for possible future charges. In this incident the hikers did not think of the consequences of their actions not only to themselves but to first responders coming their rescue. Bako was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for further evaluation.