Concord Man Arrested For Selling Heroin at Miracle Mile

Lebanon NH – On March 12, 2018 at approximately 8:00PM Lebanon Police Officers, and members of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, were investigating drug activity in the City and located a suspicious male in the Miracle Mile Plaza located at 390 Miracle Mile.

The male was identified as Randy Philbrook, Age 52, of Concord NH. Philbrook was found to be in possession of more than a half gram of Heroin, and a subsequent investigation indicated an intent to distribute the drugs. He was arrested and charged with Possession of the Controlled Drug Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, a Class B felony. Philbrook was later released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance bail and is due to appear for arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court on March 26, 2018.

Snowmobilers and Others Urged to Exercise Caution

CONCORD, NH – With yet another winter storm expected to deliver a bounty of snow this week, N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers are again urging snowmobilers to use caution, especially when riding on lakes and ponds.

“Conditions on frozen waterbodies are deteriorating fast, especially along shorelines, at this point in the season, and new snow can mask potentially dangerous areas, including thin ice and open water,” said Captain Dave Walsh, who coordinates OHRV Enforcement and Safety Education for Fish and Game. “Never venture onto lakes or ponds unless you are absolutely certain of a safe route across the frozen surface. And never simply follow other snowmobile tracks across ice.”

Walsh advises that it is imperative to personally check the ice thickness on a waterbody as you venture out either on foot or riding on a snowmobile or Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle. “Don’t assume that just because the ice is safe in one location that it will be safe 100 yards farther away. If you don’t know, don’t go,” says Walsh.

Be sure to bring along a rescue rope, ice picks, and a personal flotation device, such as a float coat or conventional life preserver.

Because recent ice conditions have been unpredictable, please do not drive vehicles onto the ice. Those on foot should carefully assess ice safety before venturing out by using an ice chisel or auger to determine ice thickness and condition. Continue to do this as you get further out onto the ice, because the thickness of the ice will not be uniform all over the waterbody. See a short video of how to check ice thickness at

For more information on ice safety, visit

Mt. Holly VT Man Arrested for DLS

Shortly after 12:30 AM on Sunday, Vermont State Police stopped Luke C. Harrison on Vermont Route 103 in Cavendish Vermont, for a minor motor vehicle violation.  An investigation revealed that Luke C. Harrison of Mt. Holly VT was under criminal suspension in the State of Vermont for multiple prior offenses.

Luke C. Harrison was later released with a criminal citation and is scheduled to appear in Windsor Criminal Court on April 3rd to answer to answer the charge.

Charlestown NH Man Leads Police on Chase Before Crashing Vehicle

Charlestown NH -Just after 5:30 PM on Friday  Officer O’Sullivan of the Charlestown Police Department attempted to stop a blue Chevrolet Tracker due to excessive speed on Sullivan Street. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. Officer O’Sullivan pursued the vehicle East on Acworth Road into Acworth where the vehicle turned around and headed back toward Charlestown. Officer Laska joined Officer O’Sullivan in pursuing the vehicle and additional agencies were called in for assistance. These agencies included the Walpole Police Department, Claremont Police Department, New Hampshire State Police, and Springfield VT Police Department. As the vehicle turned North onto the Old Claremont Road, Officer Landry of the Walpole Police Department successfully deployed a spike strip and flattened the two passenger side tires on the vehicle. The vehicle continued North on Old Claremont Road where it then turned into Morway’s Trailer Park and eventually crashed into a snow bank, where the driver proceeded to flee on foot. The suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. The suspect was identified as 27 year old Robert Spadjinske of Charlestown, New Hampshire. Spadjinski was evaluated by the Charlestown Ambulance Service and no injuries were reported. Spadjinski is currently being lodged at the Sullivan County House of Corrections pending arraignment on multiple criminal charges.

Update on Royalton Homicide

Springfield, Vermont – On March 8th Frank Sanville was discharged from the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he received treatment for injuries he sustained during the incident at 479 Happy Hollow Road prior to being located by police.   The Vermont Department of Corrections has revoked Sanville’s current furlough sentence and upon his hospital discharge he was taken to the Southern State Correctional Center in Springfield, Vermont

On Monday March 12, 2018 the Office of the Windsor County State’s Attorney will be filing charges with the Windsor Superior Court, Criminal Division.  Sanville’s arraignment date for the first degree Murder charge has yet to be determined by the court, but is suspected to be either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  Inquiries about the arraignment date can be referred to the Windsor County State’s Attorney Office during Monday afternoon.    At this time there is no mugshot photo available for Sanville and one will be available post arraignment.

Captain Dan Trudeau – Major Crime Unit Commander

Eversource Crews Wrapping-up Storm Restoration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (March 9, 2018) – Eversource has substantially completed its restoration effort in New Hampshire following the nor’easter that started on March 7, restoring power to more than 100,000 customers impacted by the heavy snowstorm. The energy company will continue to have line, tree, and service crews working to restore power to the small number of Eversource customers who remain without power in the Granite State. Some Eversource crews will now also begin to assist other utilities in the state, as well as sister companies in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as they work to restore power to their customers.

“Our active planning in advance of this storm and the investments we have made in tree trimming and upgrades to modernize and strengthen the electric system played an important role in reducing the number of customers affected by power outages, as well as the duration of outages following this storm,” said Joe Purington, Vice President of Electric Operations for New Hampshire. “With our customers successfully restored, we will continue to monitor the electric system and respond to any additional outages.”
More than 25,000 Eversource customers in New Hampshire were without power at the height of the storm on Wednesday morning. High amounts of heavy, wet snow weighed down branches and limbs that interfered with power equipment, and crews worked to repair 23 broken poles.
As part of its active efforts to address any threats to the electric system following the storm, Eversource is conducting helicopter inspections of its transmission system in the southeastern part of the state, which experienced the greatest impacts resulting from the nor’easter. These aerial inspections will enable the energy company to spot any problem areas before the line is further damaged, and prevent additional outages in future storms. Eversource will continue to monitor the electric system and is ready to respond to any new outages.
“We appreciate that it is challenging for our customers to be without power and are grateful for their patience throughout this restoration effort,” Purington added.
The energy company reminds customers to always stay away from downed lines and report them immediately to 9-1-1. Eversource customers should report any power outages online at, or by calling 1-800-662-7764.
For live updates during power restoration efforts, follow Eversource on Twitter (@eversourceNH). Also be sure to check the Eversource New Hampshire news blog for updates, press releases, and other important storm-related information. Up-to-date information regarding outages by community is available through the Eversource outage map.

Enfield NH Man Killed in Route 4 Accident

Lebanon NH On Thursday March 8, 2018 at approximately 5:50 a.m. the Lebanon Police Department responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Route 4, Dartmouth College Highway, in the area of number 418.  The crash was determined to involve a fatality at which time the Grafton County Attorney’s Office was notified.  At the request of the Grafton County Attorney’s Office the New Hampshire State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction (C.A.R.) Unit was requested to respond to the scene.  Upon arrival the New Hampshire State Police C.A.R. Unit assumed control of the investigation with the assistance of the Lebanon Police Department.

This collision involved a 2001 Chevrolet 3500 dump truck style vehicle which was operated by Andrew Kannler, age 48, Grafton, NH.  The second vehicle involved was a 2017 GMC Sierra pickup truck which was operated by Robert Rogers, age 58, of Enfield, NH.  Initial investigation on scene indicated that the Chevrolet dump truck lost control and struck the front of the GMC Sierra causing fatal injuries to Rogers.

Initial investigation on scene indicated that the Chevrolet dump truck lost control and struck the front of the GMC Sierra causing fatal injuries to Rogers.  The investigation is ongoing to reconstruct the events of the crash and determine why the collision occurred.

Due to the collision, Route 4 in the area was closed for approximately 4 hours and traffic was diverted around various detours.  The New Hampshire State Police CAR Unit was assisted on scene by the Lebanon Police Department, Enfield Police Department, the Lebanon Fire Department, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

At this time it does not appear that impairment was a factor in this crash, however all aspects remain under investigation.  Anyone that may have further information related to this crash, please contact Trooper Daniel Quartulli at 603-223-8993 or email at

Bradford VT Man Arrested For Failure to Register as Sex Offender

Thetford, Vermont – On March 7, 2018, the Thetford Police Department arrested James D. Larabee, 58, of the Bradford Motel, Lower Plain, Bradford, VT, for failing to comply with the requirements as a convicted sex offender.

Vermont law requires registered offenders to register annually within 10 days of their birthday, and to also notify the Department of Public Safety within a specific period of a change of address, dependent on their risk designation. In this case, Mr. Larabee failed to register within 10 days of his birthday in July, 2017, and also failed to register his new address within three days of moving in September, 2017.

Mr. Larabee was processed at the Bradford Outpost of the Vermont State Police and released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court – Orange, in Chelsea, VT, on March 8, 2018
to answer a charge of Sex Offender’s Responsibility to Report, in violation of 13VSA5407.
The Thetford Police Department assists the Department of Public Safety with periodic compliance checks of registered sex offenders. Upon a recent check, it was determined that Mr. Larabee was not in compliance with the requirements of sex offender registration. A first offense for failing to comply with the provisions of the Sex Offender Registry Law carries a penalty of up to two years of imprisonment and a fine of not more than $5,000. Mr. Larabee was convicted in January, 2002, of Sexual Assault of a victim less than 13 years of age.

Sunapee Police Sergent Puchtler Supports Special Olympics

Sunapee NH -The 2018 NH Special Olympics Winter Games took place last weekend. Sunapee Police Sgt. Tim Puchtler was there to support the athletes.  Tim is the Department’s representative for all New Hampshire Special Olympics events throughout the year, which also include the Winni Dip and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Tim is pictured on the far right in each of the attached photos taken at last weekend’s events.

T.I.G.E.R. Grant Will Rehabilitate Interstate Bridges Between VT and NH

The US Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) and its partners in Vermont. The grant is to rehabilitate the Interstate-89 (I-89) Lebanon-Hartford Bridge Project. The federal grant is for about $10 million and will aid in rehabilitating the two regionally significant interstate bridges that support I-89 and cross the Connecticut River, connecting Vermont and New Hampshire.

A report on the project says its primary purpose is to correct structural deficiencies and improve safety between the Interstate 91 interchange in Vermont and the Exit 20 interchange in New Hampshire. The project proposes to widen the existing bridges, which were built in 1966.