Category Archives: Claremont

Claremont Men Arrested for Burglaries

 claremont-burglarySince October 5, 2016 the Claremont Police Department has been investigating two commercial burglaries  that occurred  during the late evening of October 4th and/or early morning  of October 5th_ These two commercial burglaries were previously the subject of a press release. The two business were T-Bird Mini Mart on Charlestown Road and the Head Start Preschool on Charlestown Road. On October 26th the Claremont Police Department responded to a report of a commercial burglary at Howe Motors  on Charlestown  Road.  Based on the ongoing investigations of these burglaries, the Claremont  Police Department began  to monitor  Marro Home Center. On November 8 2016 shortly after 1:30 am officers discovered a burglary in progress at Marro Home Center.   Found in the building was Mark Perry 37, of Claremont.

Mr. Perry was ultimately arrested for burglary (Marro Home Center). He was arraigned in the 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division on November 9, 2016 at which time a plea of not guilty was entered . Bail was set in the amount of $5,000 cash only.

On today’s date a search warrant was executed at 112 Charlestown Road, Apartment #4 as part of the investigation into the burglaries noted above. As a result of the search warrant and the ongoing investigation Justin Daisy 25, Claremont, NH was arrested on two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary (Howe Motors and Marro Home Center) and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. Daisy will be arraigned in the 5th Circuit Court, Claremont District Division  on November  11, 2016.

The investigations are ongoing and Mr. Perry is likely to face additional charges.

Claremont Police Investigate Two Burglaries

t-bird-robbery-1Claremont Police are investigating two burglaries that may be related.  Police say just before 3 am on Wed, someone smashed a glass entry door at the T-Bird Mini Mart on Charlestown Road and stole assorted cartons of cigarettes.  The suspects were only in the store for a short time, but were captured on surveillance tape and police believe they headed north.


Later that morning police answered a burglary call at Head Start located on Charlestown Road and Kinney place.  Someone had forced their way into the building, sometime between the night and morning hours and rummaged through the offices. It is believed a small amount of cash was stolen.

Police believe because of the close proximity of the burglaries that they are possibly related.  Anyone who may have information about either of these incidents is encouraged to call the Claremont Police Department at 603-542-9538.



Two Claremont Residents Arrested on Drug Charges


Two Claremont residents were arrested on drug charges after police executed a search warrant at 29 Kenyon Street on Thursday.  Claremont police say the search warrant stemmed from an investigation in cooperation with the NH Attorney General’s Drug Task Force.

Daniel Stevens 36 of 29 Kenyon Street was arrested on two felony counts of sale of heroin with additional charges likely. At his arraignment on Thursday in Claremont District court bail was set at $50,000 cash only.

Also arrested was Cassandra Greer 39 of Grove Street on two felony counts of sale of heroin. Greer’s bail was set at $5,000 cash or surety at her arraignment Thursday in Claremont District Court.

The investigations leading these arrests is ongoing and additional arrests are possible.

Claremont To Host Educational Art Conference

claremont city hallEducators will gather in Claremont for ‘The Arts Are Essential’ conference this November. Art educators, teaching artists, parents and school leaders from across New Hampshire will meet in Claremont Nov. 11-12 for the 22nd annual N.H. State Council on the Arts’ annual arts education partnership conference.  The Arts are Essential” is organized by the N.H. State Council on the Arts in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Its advisory committee includes the N.H. Department of Education, the N.H. Arts Learning Network, educators, artists and community leaders in Claremont and throughout the state.

Advance registration is required to attend; see for details. Continuing education credits are available.

To learn more about “The Arts Are Essential,” visit its webpage or contact Julianne Gadoury,, 271-0791.

Local Man Found Deceased Under Car in Moody Park

claremont policeClaremont Police, Claremont Fire and Golden Cross Ambulance responded to a report that someone was trapped under a car in Moody Park off of Maple Ave.  It was reported the vehicle was off the normal travel portion of the roadway going up into Moody Park.  Upon arrival officers located the car and the person.   Claremont Fire worked to lift the car off of the person and remove him from under the car.   He was removed but was unresponsive and had passed away prior to the vehicle being removed.


The victim has been identified and his immediate family has been notified.   Claremont Police is not releasing the name of the person at this time to allow the family time to make notifications to the extended family.  The name of the victim will be released in an updated press release on August 22, 2016.  The victim is a 37 year old male from the Claremont/Charlestown area.


It appears that the victim was working on his car at this location and while working under the car the equipment that he was using became loose and the vehicle fell on him.   The incident remains under investigation by the Claremont Police Department.

Claremont Police Charge NY Woman with ID Theft

vidalOn August 18, 2016 the Claremont Police Department responded to US Cellular on Washington Street for a report of identity theft. On arrival responding officers spoke with employees at the retail store and learned that Ashley Vidal, 22 years old, from New York had entered into US Cellular and requested to open an account and to purchase a phone to be attached to the account.  As employees assisted Vidal the employees grew suspicious and called the Claremont Police.  Responding officers found that Vidal was in possession of a fraudulent Wisconsin driver’s license depicting her photograph with a different name and date of birth.  Vidal was also in possession of a credit card with the name applied to the card that was applied to the Wisconsin driver’s license.  Vidal was arrested and charged with Identity Fraud which is a Class A Felony as well as Possession of a controlled drug which was filed as a Class A Misdemeanor.   Vidal was processed at the Claremont Police Department and brought before a bail commissioner.  Vidal was held at the Sullivan County House of Corrections after receiving a $20,000.00 cash bail.  Vidal was arraigned in the 5th Circuit-District Division-Claremont Court on 8/19/16.  Bail was reduced at arraignment to $1,000.00 cash.  Vidal is scheduled to appear in court for a probable cause hearing on August 29, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Claremont Radio Shack to Close

radio shackPersonnel at the Claremont Radio Shack confirmed the store would be closing. They are currently having a blow out inventory sale. The Texas based company closed more than half of its 4,000 stores when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February 2015. In the three years leading up to the bankruptcy, RadioShack posted losses that totaled $1 billion and double-digit percent sales declines. Radio Shack follows Staples and K-Mart in closing of their Claremont Stores.

Lebanon Man Arrested For Claremont Purse Theft

brandonOn June 19, 2016 the Claremont Police Department responded to Hannaford Supermarket on Washington Street for a reported robbery in the parking lot of the store. On arrival responding officers spoke with the victim and witnesses.   The responding officers learned that the victim had her purse forcibly taken from her while she loaded her recent grocery purchases into her vehicle. The suspect then fled west on foot through business parking lots. Responding officers collected information about the suspect involved from the victim, witnesses, and surveillance cameras in the area. Ultimately, the suspect was identified as Brenden Harriman, age 18, from Lebanon, New Hampshire. The investigation into the robbery was concluded June 22, 2016 with the arrest of Mr. Harriman.

Mr. Harriman was held without bail at the Sullivan County House of Corrections pending his arraignment in the 5th Circuit-District Division-Claremont Court on June 23, 2016 at 1:00pm.  At arraignment Mr. Harriman’s bail was set at $5000.00 cash.  The Claremont Police Department was aided in this investigation by the Lebanon Police Department, Arrowhead Motors, Dunkin Donuts and the store managers at Hannaford Supermarket.

Valley Regional to Offer Services at Newport Health Center

newport health centerNew London Hospital and Valley Regional Healthcare of Claremont are strengthening their commitment to accessibility of -quality patient care in Newport NH. The construction of the Newport Health Center is scheduled to open in October. The Health Center includes space that is leased to Valley Regional Healthcare for several of its primary care providers.

New London Hospital President and CEO Bruce P. King said they want all patients in Newport and beyond to receive the high quality, close-to-home care they need to stay healthy, regardless of who delivers that care.

Peter J. Wright, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and, President and CEO of Valley Regional Healthcare agrees. Wright said they look forward to partnering in providing care in the Newport Health Center. Noting the modern medical space will enhance the community and the care experience in the region.

Primary Care Physicians operated by Valley Regional on Main Street in Newport will continue to provide services at that location.

Claremont Man Arrested in Charlestown Home Invasion

BuzzA Claremont man was arrested for receiving stolen property from a home invasion in Charlestown last year. After a thorough investigation into the robbery where a 63-year-old woman was tied up and over $ 25,000 worth of coins and personal items were, taken NH Probation and Parole officers arrested Jeffrey Buzzell 41 of Memorial Drive in Claremont.

Buzzell was arrested without incident and charged with one count of Receiving Stolen Property.  He is being held without bail pending an arraignment in Newport District Court. Additional charges are forthcoming and investigators anticipate additional arrests.

Investigators from Claremont Police, Charlestown Police, New York City Police Department and New Hampshire Probation and Parole assisted with the investigation.

See related story here.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation should call Detective Sergeant Shawn Skahan at Troop C 603-358-3333.