Burglary at Mini Mart in South Royalton VT

Just after 2:30 am on Saturday  Vermont State Police in Royalton responded to an alarm activation at the M&N Mini Mart in Royalton. Upon Troopers arrival, it  was discovered that the front door had been forced open. A safe was stolen from the convenience store. The safe that was stolen was later located over an embankment in Royalton. Anyone with information about this burglary is encouraged to contact Vermont State Police in Royalton at 802-234-9933.

Fugitives from Lebanon and Franklin Captured

Two US Marshal’s NH Fugitive of the Week are in custody.  U.S. Marshals said they found Jerry Roberts 33, of Lebanon NH hiding under a bed and James Smith 36 of Franklin hiding in a barn.  Roberts and Smith each had multiple warrants according to authorities.

On Monday, Roberts was found hiding under a bed at a Lebanon apartment on Mount Support Road.  Roberts had warrants for failing to maintain his sex offender registration and a parole violation. His criminal record includes a conviction for aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Jerry Roberts was found hiding under the bed with several items placed in front of him to hide him.  Mr. Roberts. Roberts was arrested without incident and released to the Lebanon Police Department.

On Tuesday, Smith was found hiding in the loft of a barn in Franklin. Smith had warrants for a methamphetamine charge, possession of heroin, criminal trespassing, willful concealment and failure to appear in court..

The residents of the home denied knowing James Smith and allowed officers to search the residence. A adjacent barn was also checked and Smith was discovered hiding in the loft. Smith attempted to flee out a window into the arms of law enforcement.

Sullivan County Fugitive of The Week

JENNIFER WEEKS – LKA: 9 ANDERSON AVENUE, KEENE, NH DOB: 06/04/1986 DESCRIPTION: WHITE FEMALE, HEIGHT: 5’05”, WEIGHT: 120 LBS, EYES: BLUE, HAIR: BLONDE

REASON: FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT – ORIGINAL CHARGE: SALE OF THE CONTROLLED DRUG HEROIN (2 COUNTS)

On February 18, 2015 the Sullivan County Grand Jury Indicted Ms. Weeks on two counts on the sale of heroin, class B Felony.  On March 16 2015, The Sullivan County Superior Court sentenced her. As part of Ms. Weeks sentence she was placed on probation.

On February 27, 2017, The New Hampshire Probation Department filed a Violation of Probation in the Sullivan County Superior Court and she was ordered to appear on April 13, 2017.  On April 18, 2017 the Sullivan County Superior Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Ms. Weeks for Failure to Appear in Court.

Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault in Claremont

On April 17, 2017 Officers of the Claremont Police Department working in conjunction with Deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thomas “Tommy” Edwards 52 of Manchester NH

Mr. Edwards was arrested in Manchester, NH without incident.

Mr. Edwards was wanted on felony warrants charging him with Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and Attempted Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault.  Those charges stem from an incident in Claremont during July 2016.

The State alleges Mr. Edwards sexually assaulted a 14-year-old child through the application of superior physical strength.

Mr. Edwards was arraigned on 4-28-2017 in the Claremont District Court where bail was set at 100,000 dollars.

The charges, both class “A” felonies, carry a maximum period of incarceration of 7 ½ to 15 years and a fine not to exceed 4,000 dollars.

Mr. Edwards will be back in Claremont District Court on May 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for a probable cause hearing.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office at 603-863-7950.

 

 

 

 

Man Apprehended in Windsor Bank Robbery

Just after 3:45 am this morning  Windsor Police Officers Trevor Dickerman and Sgt Charles Rataj responded to an active burglary alarm at the Mascoma Bank located at 105 Main Street in Windsor VT.  Upon arrival officers observed three window screens and a portion of a broken window lying on the ground located on the north side of the bank.  Officers then observed an open window, which allowed access to the interior of the bank.  Officers from a tactical position were able to hear what sounded like a person running inside the bank followed by a crashing noise on the opposite side of the bank.  Officers responded to the area of the crashing noise and observed another of the bank’s window screens on the ground and the suspect, later identified as Timothy George, running from the bank wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and a blue mask which was covering his face.  The Windsor Police Officers were able to apprehend the suspect and take him into custody without incident.  Mr. George was arrested and charged with burglary then transported to the Windsor Police station for booking and subsequently transported to the SSCF where he was held on $5,000 bail pending his arraignment today in White River Junction.

This was excellent heads up police work on the part of Ofc Dickerman and Sgt Rataj.  This is the second early morning burglary in recent months where these two proactive officers were able to catch the suspects in the act of committed early morning burglaries to businesses in both Windsor and West Windsor.  Being proactive, vigilant, and tactically sound allowed these officers to apprehend these burglars before the businesses suffered any major losses and preventing further burglaries by the suspects.  Both Off Dickerman and Sgt Rataj should be commended for their actions.

 

Keene Police Arrest Five on Multiple Charges

During the afternoon and evening of April 27th, 2017 the Keene Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, and the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Department conducted an enhanced criminal patrol; specifically for those involved in the sale of controlled drugs.  In preparation for the April 27th operation surveillance was conducted and additional arrests made as indicated below.

Misty L Squires 30 of Carroll Street, Keene

 On April 25th, 2017 at 1515HRS Misty Squires was observed in behavior consistent with a drug transaction in the Walmart parking lot. An arrest warrant was issued earlier for possession of a controlled drug (cocaine), which had occurred on April 5th, 2017. Further, a detention order had been issued for Squires due to her absconding from probation. Squires was arrested without incident. A search of Squires person subsequent to her arrest resulted in an additional charge of possession of suspected heroin. Squires was held at the Cheshire County Jail and scheduled for arraignment before both the 8th Circuit Court and Cheshire Superior Court.

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Hinsdale NH Man Facing Kidnapping Charge

Vermont State Police troopers responded to Rockingham to investigate the reported sighting of a missing 14-year-old juvenile from Hinsdale, NH.  The juvenile was located in the vicinity of Alden Rd.  It was quickly learned the juvenile had been brought to Vermont from New Hampshire by Kurt Carpentino. Carpentino was located driving in Springfield by Springfield Police Department officers.

Investigation by troopers and detectives revealed Carpentino brought the juvenile across state lines to Vermont, without the knowledge of or permission from the juvenile’s family, where he and the juvenile had sex.

Carpentino was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield.  He is due in court tomorrow, April 28.

Carpentino has a criminal record in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Detectives are still actively investigating this case.  Anyone with additional information can contact the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the Westminster Barracks – 802 722-4600.

Lebanon PD Hosting Internet Safety Forum

The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit is hosting an Internet Safety Forum for parents on Thursday May 25, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Lebanon Police Department.
The forum is designed for parents and will cover popular web sites and applications that children and teenagers are using to access the internet.
The forum will also cover various methods that parents can use to help ensure that their children are using the internet safely and the best practice/procedures for reporting possible internet related crimes to their local police department.
If you would like to attend the forum, please contact Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Beraldi via e-mail: Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com or 603-448-8800 to register.

Newport Accident Result of Driver Fatigue

The Newport Police Department Communications Center received several 911 calls at 5:08 pm on April 26 advising that there had been a motor vehicle accident on John Stark Highway just West of Whitcher Road.  It was reported that a vehicle had gone off the road striking and breaking a telephone pole taking down the wires.  Newport Police, EMS and Fire Rescue responded and found Jason Carrier, 31 of Claremont had been traveling towards Claremont and went off the left side of the road striking a telephone pole.  The pole was completely destroyed, with power, telephone and cable wires down blocking the travel lanes.  Due this pole breaking, utility services were affected for several hours and John Stark Highway was closed to through traffic for approximately 45 minutes, however utility crews remained on scene and all utility work was completed today April 27 at approximately 12 noon.

Carrier was operating his 2006 Acura TSX at the time of the accident.   The cause of the accident is attributed to driver fatigue.

Carrier’s vehicle sustained extensive damage and was recovered by Stones Auto Body.  Carrier only received minor injuries and was treated released by the Newport Ambulance Service.

 

 

Canaan Granite Hammer Operation Leads to Nine Arrests

On Wednesday April 26, 2017 the Canaan Police Department arrested nine individuals during a targeted operation conducted under the Statewide Granite Hammer Initiative.

The following individuals were arrested pursuant to Felony Arrest Warrants.

Lori B. Sanborn, age 35 of Canaan, New Hampshire. Possession of Methamphetamine, B Felony.

Travis McCoy, age 34 of Canaan, New Hampshire. Possession of Heroin Subsequent Offense, A Felony. Possession of Marijuana, A Misdemeanor.

Saeti M. Tobin, age 22 of Enfield, New Hampshire. Possession of Cocaine –Subsequent Offense, A Felony. Transporting Drugs in a Motor Vehicle, A Misdemeanor.

Charles “Asa” Neily, age 34 of Canaan, New Hampshire. Possession of

Cocaine – Subsequent Offense, A Felony.

Alexander T. Allen, age 27 of Canaan, New Hampshire. Possession ofMethylphenidate – Subsequent Offense, A Felony.

Additionally, the following individuals were arrested.

18 year old male, Electronic Bench Warrant – Violation

30 year old female, Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor

25 year old female, Electronic Bench Warrant – Violation

26 year old female, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – B Misdemeanor

Each defendant was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division Lebanon on June 26, 2017.

New Hampshire Probation & Parole and the Enfield Police Department assisted with this operation.