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No Hate Crime or Civil Rights Crime Committed, States Attorney General


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An Attorney General’s investigation to an alleged hate crime committed on August 28, 2017 has shed new light on the situation.

On the aforementioned date, an eight year old biracial child from Claremont, New Hampshire suffered injuries to his neck following an incident with several other kids. The Attorney General’s Office launched an investigation to see if any of the children were motivated to hurt the child based off his race, and to see if there was credible evidence to bring action against one or more of the children under the New Hampshire Civil Rights Act.

The extensive investigation found that the evidence does not support criminal charges under the hate crime statute or a civil rights violation. The Attorney General has not and will not take action.

However, the Sullivan County Attorney was authorized to commence prosecution under the Juvenile Delinquency Code. For more info, read the entire document in the link below;

Dead Body Found in Lake Winnepasaukee

A body was found in Lake Winnepasaukee in Moultonborough early Sunday morning, states a press release.

On Sunday, August 4th, at 7:47 AM, a paddle-boarder encountered a body floating in Braun Bay. Upon finding the body, the person contacted the New Hampshire State Police – Marine Patrol. Authorities arrived on scene, locating the adult male victim. The male was deemed deceased on shore. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday, August 5th.

At this time, the cause and circumstances are under investigation. No identity will be released until next of kin are notified.

Anyone with information pertaining to, or who witnessed the incident, are asked to contact Lt. Crystal McLain at 603-227-2113 or email them at

Renehan Pleads Innocent

According to the Eagle Times, Oliver Renehan, the Newport man convicted on shooting charges following an incident last week, has plead innocent.

Following the shooting on July 24th, Renehan, 58, was taken into custody and charges with First Degree Assault and Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon, which are Class A and Class B felonies respectively.

On Monday, Renehan appeared in Sullivan County Superior Court and plead innocent to charges of first degree assault and first degree attempted assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on $10,000 unsecured appearance bail. On Thursday, he was arraigned and held without bail.

Any citizens with information relating to the case can help the ongoing investigation are asked to please call the Newport Police Department at 603-863-3232.

Cavendish Resident Victim of Theft

A Cavendish resident’s vehicle was robbed Tuesday while they were swimming, reports a release from the Vermont State Police.

At approximately 2 PM, Catherine E Terrell, 24, of Cavendish, VT was swimming at the Gorge near Power Plant Road when other swimmers alerted her to her vehicle’s smashed driver’s side window.

Upon returning to her vehicle, she found that an unknown person had broken in, stealing her wallet carrying a Vermont ID card and other items.

Any citizens with knowledge or information about the situation is asked to call the Westminster Vermont State Police Barracks at 802-254-2382, and to use the reference number 19B104410.

Shots Fired Over Sandbox

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According to the Union Leader and affidavits released in court today, a shooting in Newport Wednesday night appear to have been caused by a toy boat.

The dispute has been long running, sparking over a shared driveway between the two houses. The alleged shooter, 58-year-old Oliver Renehan and Paula Cain, 57, reside at 214 South Main Street. Kevin Nottage III, 24, and Vallarie Ellsey live at 220 South Main Street.
Ellsey was pulling into the shared drive, when she hit what is reported to be a boat-shaped sandbox with her car. Upon getting out to replace the sandbox, she was approached by Cain with a pistol, according to the affidavit. The two women began fighting, and Nuttage ran from the house. Renehan states that Nuttage hit Cain, but Nuttage disputes this claim. Renehan then left his house, also with a pistol, and fired two shots, one hitting Nuttage below the knee, states the affidavit.
Renehan is being held without bail on counts of first-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault.

Shooting on South Main Street in Newport

The Newport, NH Police Department are investigating a shooting that took place Wednesday night, reports WMUR.

According to Chief of Police Jim Burroughs, the shooting occurred at 5:54 PM at 220 South Main Street. He stated that everyone involved has been identified, and that there is no danger to the public.
One victim was transported to a local medical facility with non-life threatening injuries stemming from a gunshot wound.
The shooting involved two neighboring properties. At this time, police have not stated whether any charges have been pressed, or the cause of the shooting.

John Stark Highway Accident Leads to Hospitalizations, Arrest

Two were injured Tuesday night in a motor vehicle crash in Newport, NH, reports HereCast.

Tuesday at approximately 9:33 PM, the Newport Police Department began receiving calls about a one car crash along John Stark Highway in Newport, stated Newport Chief of Police Jim Burroughs.
The vehicle was driving westbound, when it crossed into the eastbound lane. The car ultimately went off the road, over the embankment, and into trees and rocks. Upon arrival to the scene, it was discovered that two people were in the vehicle, and their injuries were severe enough to require two ambulances for the citizens.
The driver was identified as Megan M. Horsfield, 29, of Newport. The passenger of her 2002 Chevy Trailblazer was Justin Butler, 26, also of Newport. The extent of the two’s injuries are unknown, but they both remain hospitalized at DHMC.
Burroughs also stated that Horsfield has been charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, as both drugs and alcohol are suspected to be causes. She will be arraigned at the 5th District Court in Newport on August 6th.

Three Die in New London Motor Vehicle Crash

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Three have died following a crash on I-89 in New London, states a press release from the New Hampshire State Police.

On Sunday July 21, 2019 at approximately 11:29 AM, the NH State Police were notified of a motor vehicle crash on I-89 northbound, just north of Exit 12 in New London, NH.

Upon arriving to the scene, police determined that three people had been ejected from a single vehicle; two were declared dead at the scene, while another succumbed to their injuries after being transported to the New London Hospital.

Initial investigation indicated that the vehicle involved in the crash was traveling in the left lane northbound. Another vehicle may have merged into the left hand lane, causing the vehicle to swerve and lose control. At this point, the vehicle left the Interstate, and rolled over an undetermined amount of times. It was during the rollover that the occupants were ejected.
At this time, any personal information of those involved is being withheld until next of kin are notified. All involved parties stayed on scene and cooperated with police. Impairment is not believed to be a cause, although all aspects of the crash remain under investigation.

Marijuana Bust in Lebanon

The Lebanon Police Department has arrested a Massachusetts man on drug charges, states a press release from the PD.

On July 15, 2018 at 4 PM, police noticed a 1999 Ford Mustang at the Circle K in West Lebanon. The officer took notice of the fact that Massachusetts registration plate did not match the car it was attached to, and pulled the car over.
Upon investigation, police arrested Jordan A. Tarbox, age 20, of Gloucester, Mass on Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Sell, and Using a Minor to Sell Drugs, both Class B Felony charges.
After impounding the vehicle, a comprehensive search was done on the 16th, where they found; a quarter pound of Marijuana, 22 packages of Marijuana edible jellies, Two containers of “dabs”, 19 THC Vape Cartridges, among other paraphernalia.
Tarbox was also using the 15-year-old driver to sell the items. The juvenile was put into protective custody and released to a guardian. Tarbox is scheduled to appear in Grafton County Superior Court on July 29.

State Police Seek Help Finding Missing Man


The Vermont State Police are asking assistance in their attempt to find a missing person who was last seen in the Hartford, VT area, states a press release.

Richard Royce was last seen in Hartford on July 12, 2019. He is known to frequent the areas of Hartford and Lebanon, NH. At this point, foul play is not being considered, and the state police are just looking to check on his welfare.
Royce is described as being 5’6″ and weighing approximately 167 pounds. He is a white male who’s eye color is blue and he has grey but balding hair.
If you or anyone you know have any info, contact the Vermont State Police at 802-748-3111.