Investigation Into Dog Shooting Death At Rest Area

A man shot and killed a dog at the Hooksett Rest Area on I-93 to stop it as it attacked his own dog in the parking lot near the entrance of the NH General Store, June 28, at approximately 1:10 p.m.

The incident began when a large canine managed to break free from its owners through an open window of their parked car upon seeing a much smaller dog  pass by on foot with its owners.

Witnesses said the man killed the attacking dog by firing a single shot at it at close range after multiple attempts to free his much smaller dog from its jaws were unsuccesful. His dog sustained injuries from the attack that did not appear to be life threatening and was taken to a Concord area veterinarian for treatment.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call TR. Mark Barrett at 603-271-3636.

Newport Man Assaults Police Officer During Booking

This arrest comes after the Newport Police Department received reports of a male subject going through cars in the area of the Newport Village Apartments on Whipple Road yesterday at approximately 8:30 PM June 27th.  While in the area conducing that investigation and searching for the suspect, officers were called to an occupied residence a short distance away on Sunapee Street where a male subject was interrupted attempting to gain entry into an occupied residence.  The suspect fled on foot from that residence and while officers were tracking the suspect and conducting that investigation, another active burglary was reported a short distance away to the Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center.  Officers were dispatched just down the road to Pinnacle Bait and Tackle.  Within seconds of that call, Newport Police Officers and Officers from the New Hampshire State Police were on scene and located a subject matching the caller’s description as well as the previous descriptions from earlier reports. Upon the arrival of the officers the subject started to flee from the closed business.  That subject was taken into custody after a brief struggle with the responding officers.  That suspect was identified as GOBIN.   Evidence found on GOBIN link him to the reports received earlier in the evening.


GOBIN was transported to the Newport Police Department and was in the process of being booked by Officer Dakota Titorenko, when GOBIN attacked him.  After a brief altercation, GOBIN was restrained.  During GOBIN’S attack, he assaulted and even chocked Officer Titorenko.  Officer Titorenko received minor injuries and was treated by the Newport Ambulance Service and was able to return to duty.


The investigation remains very active at this time with evidence and information indicating that there are additional Burglary locations that may be linked to Gobin.


GOBIN who was already out on bail pending unrelated charges was held without bail and was transported to the Sullivan County House of Corrections.


GOBIN was arraigned today and was charged with the following crimes:

Attempted Burglary, class B Felony

Resisting Arrest/Detention, class A Misdemeanor

Simple Assault, class A Misdemeanor

Second Degree Assault, class B Felony

Theft by Unauthorized taking, class A Felony

Breach of Bail, X2, class A Misdemeanors


Gobin previous bail order was revoked and he is currently being held without bail. GOBIN will next appear in Newport’s 5th Circuit Court on July 5th at 2:00 PM for a probable cause hearing.


At this time the Newport Police Department investigation continues and additional charges are expected.  Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in and around Whipple Road, Sunapee Street or the surrounding areas are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department.  Additionally, the investigation also includes criminal activity in and around the Birchwood Grove area of Town specifically the Alexander Ave and Willow Road areas.  Evidence suggests that the criminal activity from both areas are connected and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department.


Chief Burroughs would like to thank the residents who immediately called and reported the suspicious activity last night.  It was those real time calls which led to the timely arrest of GOBIN.  I also would like to thank the Troopers from Troop C who responded and assisted in the apprehension of GOBIN.


As always, anyone with information about these or any other crimes, or if you witness suspicious activity you are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at   863-3232.



Investigation Into Hope for NH Recovery Closed

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that the New Hampshire Department of Justice has concluded its investigation into Friends of Recovery NH-DBA Hope for New Hampshire Recovery. The Office has reviewed allegations made by former employees as well as those reported by the media. Based on the facts currently known, the Office has determined that none of the allegations rise to the level of criminal conduct committed by Friends of Recovery NH-DBA Hope for New Hampshire Recovery. Therefore, the Office’s criminal investigation will be closed.
Additionally, the Department of Justice’s Charitable Trust Unit, whose role is to protect the public’s interest in the property and assets committed to charitable purposes in the State through effective registration, education and enforcement, will be reaching out to offer assistance and guidance with respect to the governance of the organization.

Franklin Woman Indicted for Carfentanil and Fentanyl

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A Merrimack County Grand Jury indicted a Franklin woman for possession of carfentanil and fentanyl earlier this month. NH Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein said in a press release yesterday that police arrested Jillian Broomstein on April 11th after police discovered the drugs in her apartment. The NH State Police Forensic Lab confirmed that they were carfentanil and fentanyl after testing. Broomstein is scheduled for arraignment on July 12th in Merrimack County Superior Court.

The New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General has been actively investigating and prosecuting the sale and possession of carfentanil cases throughout the State for the past several months.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Trustees Names Three New Board Members

LEBANON, NH – Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Board of Trustees elected three new members during the Board’s meeting June 22-23, 2017.

Edward Stansfield; Pamela Austin Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN; and Marc B. Wolpow were elected to three-year terms on the Board effective July 1, 2017.

“In the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving world of health care, it’s imperative that our Board comprise a broad range of disciplines and expertise,” said Anne-Lee Verville, Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Board of Trustees. “I am delighted to welcome these new Trustees, who bring insights and experience from nursing, health policy, finance, management, and investment to our deliberations.”


Edward Stansfield has been the Senior Resident Director of the Hanover Office of Merrill Lynch since it opened in 1996. He began his Merrill Lynch career as a Financial Advisor in Manchester, NH before opening the Hanover office. Ed serves on the Board of Trustees at Kimball Union Academy, and The Hitchcock Foundation, as well as serving on the Investment Committee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees, and Trustee of the Trust Funds for his town of Plainfield, NH.




Pamela Austin Thompson is chief executive officer emeritus of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE). Prior to her retirement, she served 16 years as AONE’s CEO and senior vice president nursing/chief nursing officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Thompson was responsible for the management and administrative leadership of AONE, as well as the AHA Workforce Center and addressing issues specific to strengthening the health care workforce and the redesign of patient care delivery.

Before joining AONE, Thompson was vice president of the Children’s Hospital, Obstetrics, Psychiatric Services, and Strategic Planning at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including the American College of Healthcare Executives 2009 Edgar C. Hayhow Award, the California Association of Nurse Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award, the National League for Nursing’s President’s Award, the AONE Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ Distinguished Career Award, and the Executive Fellows in Innovation in Healthcare Leadership inaugural Kathy Malloch Innovation in Education award.


Eric B. Wolpow is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Audax Group.  Along with his partner, Geoff Rehnert, Wolpow manages the firm, chairs the firm’s investment committee, and has overseen all phases of Audax Group’s development since its founding in 1999.  Prior to co-founding Audax Group, he was a Managing Director of Bain Capital, where he focused on middle market private equity opportunities, took shared responsibility for Bain Capital’s mezzanine fund, and co-founded the firm’s structured debt business, Sankaty Advisors.  Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1990, Wolpow worked as a leveraged finance professional at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.

He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is Co-Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Previously, Wolpow has been a trustee of The Park School and Belmont Hill School and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Wharton School.

Sunapee Resident Bitten By Rabid Bob Cat

Photo Courtesy of Gene Dabowski

A Sunapee woman is recovering after being attacked by a rabid bobcat on Sunday. Elsie Dabrowski, 80, was gardening at her Sunapee residence and putting her chickens away when the bobcat approached and lunged at her.  Dabowski suffered cuts to her face, arm, back and wrist. Dabrowski’s son subsequently shot the bobcat.

The animal was tested by the NH Public Health Lab and found to be rabid. If you know of anyone bitten recently by a bobcat, or a pet or livestock animal recently bitten, please contact the NH Fish and Game Department at 271-3361 or the Sunapee Police Department at 763-5555.  For your information, a bobcat’s territory generally ranges anywhere from 8 to 25 square miles.


Hanover Police Offering Women’s Self-Defense Class

The Hanover Police Department is offering a self-defense class to women ages 13 and up.  There is no cost and the class is limited to 20; the class will consist of four meetings, participants are encouraged to attend all four meetings.

The course, Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) basic defense for women, offers practical techniques that women of all ages can participate in.  The course is designed to provide the participants realistic, dynamic, hands on self-defense training. The course is taught by certified R.A.D. instructor, Lt. Scott Rathburn, of the Hanover Police Department.

The meetings are from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the R.W. Black Center located at 48 Lebanon Street Hanover, NH on the following dates:


Monday, July 17th                                                   

Wednesday, July 19th

Monday, July 24th

Wednesday, July 26th


To register, or for more information contact Lt. Scott Rathburn at (603) 643-2222, or by email at For additional information on R.A.D. you can visit their website,


Home Invasion with Injuries to Resident in Wilder

On June 27, 2017 at approximately 2:13 am the Hartford Police Department responded to a reported home invasion robbery at a residence on Hartford Avenue in Wilder. It was reported that two male subjects described as white, average height, athletic builds and wearing dark clothing and masks entered the residence and assaulted the male resident with a metal pipe. Two female residents were uninjured. It was reported that the two males left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The male resident was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. Based upon investigation, it is believed that this is an isolated incident and that the general public is not in danger. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at 802-295-9425.

NH AG Continue to Investigate 2015 Homicide

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire StatePolice Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that they are continuing to seek the public’s assistance with any information relating to the death of David Oldham. Mr. Oldham’s body was found at his residence at 926 U.S. Route 3 in Columbia, New Hampshire, on July 1, 2015. Mr. Oldham’s death was ruled to be a homicide due to a gunshot wound to the head.
To date, numerous leads and tips have been received and reviewed. Nonetheless, the public’s help is still needed in this investigation. Anyone who may have knowledge of any circumstances surrounding David Oldham’s death is urged to contact the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit at (603) 223-3856 or the New Hampshire State Police Tipline at (603) 223-4381.
In addition, members of David Oldham’s family have announced that they will be holding a press conference on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the State Police Headquarters at 33 Hazen Drive in Concord to announce their offering of a reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for Mr. Oldham’s death.
Questions regarding this news release should be directed to Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley at (603) 271-1209.

UPDATE to Water Death Investigation in Guilford VT

Vermont State Police are investigating a water-related death that occurred Sunday night on Broad Brook Road in Guilford.  Police said Guilford Fire and the Brattleboro Dive team responded to the scene to assist with the incident.

Nickolas R. Matte, 28 of Hindsdale NH was found deceased.  Police are investigating the  circumstances surrounding Matte’s death

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Westminster at (802)722-4600.