Carfentanyl Arrest Made

On September 16, 2017 at approximately 11:45p.m., Trooper Thomas Owens of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop F was on patrol in the town of Northumberland on Route 3, when he conducted a motor vehicle stop for an apparent equipment violation.  A roadside investigation led to the discovery of a quantity of what is believed to be the powerful and dangerous drug, Carfentanyl to be present in the vehicle.  That investigation led to the arrest of Jacqueline M. Hass 27, of Northumberland NH.

Haas was held on cash bail for the evening and appeared before the 1st Circuit-District Division-Lancaster Court the following afternoon at 1:00p.m., where she was arraigned on the charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug contrary to RSA 318-B:2.  At this time the investigation is on-going and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Thomas Owens at 603-223-8841 or thomas.owens@dos.nh.gov

Governor Sununu Issues Executive Order on Wild Goose Boat Launch

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement after signing an executive order establishing the Lake Sunapee Public Boat Access Development Commission, which will research and evaluate both potential alternative opportunities for development of the Wild Goose Property and potential alternative opportunities for expansion of public boat access at Lake Sunapee:

“Trying to salvage a flawed and controversial idea that has not gone anywhere in over twenty years and that was left without funding by the legislature is not a viable plan to increase public access on Lake Sunapee. My priority remains bringing forward a real proposal that will actually allow Granite Staters greater access to our Lake Sunapee. Today’s executive order is the first step in what will be a collaborative process to get the job done.”

A copy of the Executive Order can be read here

UPDATE – Canaan Woman and Three Lebanon Passengers Killed in NC Crash

Dale Kennedy, 68, of Canaan and three Lebanon residents, June Allen, 68, Michael Allen, 27, and Jesse Winters, 36, killed in  a NC  car crash.  Police say the wreck happened about 3:00 pm on Monday on the Lancaster Highway also known as NC Highway 200 when Dale Kennedy was turning onto Highway 200 from Nesbit Rd. and failed to yield to a tractor-trailer.

Information Officer, Trooper Ray Pierce said the data recording instrument from the rented 2017 Toyota Camry showed that Kennedy did not stop at the Stop Sign. Data shows she slowed down to six miles per hour and then started to turn when the north bound tractor trailer hit the driver’s side door.

The tractor-trailer driver was treated at the scene for injuries and released/

All four were killed on impact.

Driver Cited in Tractor Trailer Crash

On September 19, 2017 at 3:09 a.m., the NH State Police was dispatched to a tractor-trailer which had overturned on I-393 eastbound near Exit 1.

Investigation revealed that a 2015 Peterbilt was hauling approximately 60,000 pounds of trash in an open-top box trailer when it overturned as the driver was merging onto I-393 east from I-93 north. Most of the garbage spilled onto the roadway and I-393 eastbound had to be shut down for over six hours until the truck and its load were able to be removed. Traffic was diverted to planned detour locations during this time.

The driver of the truck was cited for Unreasonable Speed.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Tr. Pratt at 603-271-1162.

 

Joint Board Meeting In Goshen Regarding Newport Sand and Gravel

There will be a joint meeting of Goshen’s Planning Board and Board of Selectman on Thursday, Sept. 21st at 7:00 PM at the Goshen Town Hall.

The joint meeting is to address concerns recently brought before the boards regarding the Newport Sand and Gravel operations in Goshen. This will be a public hearing for residents to voice their concerns.

Missing Massachusetts Man Located After Fatal ATV Crash

Winchester- On Sunday, September 17, 2017 at approximately 8:55 PM, New Hampshire Fish and Game Officials were notified of a Massachusetts man that had been riding his ATV in Pisgah State Park and had not returned home.  Conservation Officers, local police, and local fire departments responded to the area Sunday night.

After searching through the night, Daniel Gill, 77 years old, of Tewksbury, MA was located at approximately 10:02 AM by a team of Conservation Officers searching ATV trails just outside of Pisgah State Park in Winchester.  The State Medical Examiner’s Office was immediately notified after locating Gill.  Gill had been riding alone when his ATV rolled attempting to navigate a difficult/steep section of trail.

Gill was wearing appropriate riding gear including a helmet and eye protection at the time of the crash and neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in the crash.  The incident remains under investigation by NH Fish and Game.

Conservation Officers were assisted by members of the Winchester, Hinsdale, Chesterfield, and Swanzey Police and Fire Departments, as well as The Cheshire County Sheriff’s Department, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and members of Rescue Inc.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Officials would like to remind OHRV riders not to ride alone, know your riding abilities, and when possible always leave an itinerary with friends or family.

Townshend VT Woman Charged With DUI After Crash

A Townshend VT woman is facing several charges after crashing her car just after 12:30 AM on Monday morning. Police say they located Joamey M. Cancel after finding her 2004 Saab in a ditch on VT Route 30 near Rick’s Tavern. Officers several signs of impairment from Cancel and she was placed under arrest. An investigation revealed that prior to her car being in a ditch, Cancel crashed 100 yards away and damaged a fence and multiple road signs. Cancel was transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks and charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene of a Crash. She will appear in Windham Superior Court on Oct. 3rd to answer the charges.

NH DOT – Public Hearing in Lebanon on NH 10 Year Plan

The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) will hold a Public Hearing in Lebanon NH on Thursday, Sept. 21st at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers. The hearing is to review and receive input on the update of the State’s Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan (2019-2028). This is the only public hearing in the Lake Sunapee/Dartmouth region.

Those not able to attend the meetings can submit written testimony within 10 days of the completion of the Public Hearings, no later than Nov. 6th at 4:00 PM.

William E. Watson, P.E.
Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance
New Hampshire Department of Transportation
John O. Morton Building, 7 Hazen Drive
P.O. Box 483
Concord, NH 03302-0483

VT and NH Have Safest Drivers Around Schools

Vermont and NH came in at number 1st and 2nd respectively for states with the safest drivers near schools.  Zendrive, the world’s largest and fastest-growing mobile driver analytics platform, compiled the report.

Based on anonymized data of 3.8 million drivers taking 320 million trips, the Zendrive School Safety Study ranked the safest and most dangerous driving around schools in 2,222 counties throughout the U.S.

Among the studies key findings:

  • California was the state with the most dangerous driving near schools; Vermont was the safest;
  • The most dangerous time for driving around schools is the critical pick-up time between 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Michigan was worst state for distracted phone use and aggressive acceleration near schools.

To find out where your school, county or state-ranked according to driving behavior, Zendrive has created an easy-to-embed interactive map here.

Chester VT Man Facing Multiple Charges

A Chester Vermont man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly forged checks and made online purchases using a disabled person’s credit card. Springfield Vermont Police started an investigation after a report from a disabled resident that over $2,000 of unauthorized deductions were taken from his checking account between Oct. 2016 and Jan. 2017.

After an investigation, police say that Jeffrey Snyder allegedly uttered seven forged checks and made 20 online purchases with the victim’s accounts.  In addition, Snyder allegedly used the victim’s debit card to make purchases from area businesses.

During the investigation, a search warrant was executed at Snyder’s residence and multiple items that were allegedly been purchased with the victim’s debit card were located and seized as evidence.

Snyder was cited to appear in Windsor Criminal Court on October 24th to answer to the charges of; Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, Uttering a Forged Instrument, False Pretenses and Identity Theft.