Sullivan County’s Fugitive of the Week

Newport NH -WANTED PERSON JACOB LAFLAMME DOB: 08/11/1989

LKA: ROUTE 44 #44, WINDSOR, VT

DESCRIPTION: WHITE MALE, HEIGHT: 5’7”, WEIGHT: 180, EYES: BLUE, HAIR: BROWN

REASON: VIOLATION OF PROBATION

ORIGINAL CHARGE: ROBBERY BY USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE ON ANOTHER, CLASS B FELONY

ON JUNE 25, 2014 THE SULLIVAN COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTED LAFLAMME ON ONE COUNT OF ROBBERY BY USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE ON ANOTHER.

ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 LAFLAMME PLEAD GUILTY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT TO ROBBERY BY USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE ON ANOTHER AND AS PART OF HIS SENTENCE WAS PLACED ON PROBATION.

ON MARCH 3, 2019 THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PROBATION DEPARTMENT FILED A VIOLATION OF PROBATION IN THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ALLEGING THAT LAFLAMME HAD VIOLATED THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIS PROBATION.

ON APRIL 1, 2019 THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ISSUED A WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF LAFLAMME FOR VIOLATING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIS PROBATION.

Armed Home Invasion in Alexandria NH

Alexandria NH – On April 4th at approximately 6:19am, the NH State Police received the report of an armed home invasion that occurred at a single family home located on Lynn Ave in the town of Alexandria.

The home owner described what was believed to be a male and female wearing ski masks and one armed with a handgun.  The suspects left the residence with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspects fled the scene foot.  A short time later the State Police received the report of a motor vehicle collision also located on Lynn Ave.  When a local resident went to check on the occupants, they found that the occupants had fled, abandoning 2001 Lexus IS300.

State Police deployed a K-9 and conducted a track for the suspects.  The K-9 lead to a nearby unoccupied building.  The K-9 was deployed into the building one of the suspects exited the building after being bitten by the K-9.  Jessica Evans 23, was taken into custody, and treated for a dog bite.

The second suspect would not come out of the building.  The State Police SWAT team and K-9 searched the building for the second suspect.  Due to the size of the building it took several hours to search all the available spaces to hide. The suspect was taken into custody after being found in the rafters of building.  He was  36-year-old Matthew Gedney

Evans and Gedney are currently being charged with Robbery.  They are currently being processed for that crime and will be arraigned in Grafton Superior Court.

The NH State Police were assisted by the Alexandria, Bristol and New Hampton Police Departments.

 

 

 

Croydon Moves Forward with Re-Vote on Police Department

Croydon NH – Croydon voters will have a Special Town Meeting for the purpose of
clarifying the vote at Croydon’s March 16th Town Meeting.
Specifically, the question for Croydon voters will be, “Whether the
Town shall vote to enter into a Contract with the Town of Newport NH
to provide police services for the year 2019 and the remainder of a
Contract with the Town of Newport.  A negative vote will maintain the
current Police Department.
Chairman of the town’s Select Board Gary Quimby said he needs to
check with the town’s legal counsel to see when the election will take
place adding they want to wait for Croydon Police Department
evaluation from MRI (Municipal Resources Inc.). Municipal Resources,
Inc. is dedicated to providing professional, technical, and managerial
services that help meet your community’s needs while obtaining maximum
value for your limited tax dollars.
Seventy-five registered voters sign the petition for the Special Town
Meeting which was presented to the Select Board by Brenda Williams at
their March 27th meeting.

Claremont Robbery Yields Three Arrests

L-R Kemp, Wood, and D’Agostino

Claremont NH – On March 30, 2019, the Claremont Police Department received a report of a Robbery. The reporting party told patrol officers that, while he was visiting a friend the previous night on Green Street, two male subjects wearing bandanas forced their way into the residence, physically subdued him, and stole several items from him including cash, prescription medications, and his cellular phone.
Subsequent to the investigation into the reported robbery, on April 2, 2019, Claremont Police
Officers executed search and arrest warrants at 15 Green Street in Claremont. The following
subjects were arrested Jeremia Kemp 19 of Claremont, Michael Wood 20 of Newport, and Rachel D’Agostino 22 of Claremont.

Kemp is charged with one felony count of Robbery, one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, one felony count of Falsifying Physical evidence, and two felony counts of Possession of Controlled Drugs. He was held without bail at the Sullivan County House of Corrections pending his arraignment in Sullivan Superior Court on April 3, 2019.

Wood is charged with one felony count of Robbery, one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, one felony count of Witness Tampering, and two felony counts of Possession of Controlled Drugs. He was also held without bail at the Sullivan County House of Corrections pending his arraignment in Sullivan Superior Court on April 3, 2019.

D’Agostino is charged with one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. She was
released on bail pending her arraignment in Sullivan Superior Court on April 18, 2019.

Investigation into this matter is ongoing, and further charges are anticipated. Anyone with
information about this investigation is encouraged to call Claremont Police Detective Casey
Piehl at (603)542-7010 or e-mail cpiehl@claremontnh.com.

Outcomes Report Shows 99% of Colby-Sawyer’s Class of 2018 Working or in Grad School

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The graduate outcomes report for the Colby-Sawyer College Class of 2018 indicates that six months after graduation, 99 percent of the graduates are employed (94 percent) and/or pursuing graduate studies (11 percent), with some overlap in the categories.

Based on an annual survey conducted by the college’s Harrington Center for Experiential Learning with data for 178 of the 248 members of the class, 52 percent of the employed graduates received job offers from their internship site, an impressive outcome of the college’s internship requirement for every student.

Ninety-one percent of the graduates say they are employed at organizations either directly or somewhat related to their major.

“Our internship program, which is integrated as a requirement, puts our students at an immediate advantage when approaching their job search,” Director of Career Development and BOLD Women’s Leadership Network Jennifer Tockman said. “They have already begun their career with relevant work experience in their area of study, and that is worth a lot on their resumes.”

Employment was spread across the country but concentrated in New England with 125 graduates; 51 stayed in New Hampshire. Notable employers are Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Boston Analytical, Deloitte Tax LLP, Fidelity Investments, Google, Liberty Mutual, MIT Museum, Northwestern Mutual, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and State Street Corp., among others.

In the healthcare sector, graduates majoring in biology, child development, creative writing, exercise science, health care management, nursing and public health landed positions at sites that include: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Brain and Spine Neurological Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,  The Center for Recovery Resources, Central Maine Medical Center, Compass Innovator Behavior Strategies, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Gandara Mental Health, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, Riverbend Community Mental Health, St. Anne’s Hospital, Southern Maine Health Care, Tufts University Medical School, Vanderbilt Medical Center and White River Junction VA Medical Center.

Twenty of the 28 nursing majors are employed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), which considers Colby-Sawyer its nursing school. Colby-Sawyer students complete their clinical rotations at DHMC, receive first consideration for paid summer nursing externships after junior year, and are given priority placement in senior practicum immersion learning experiences. In 2018, 100 percent of Colby-Sawyer’s 2018 undergraduate nursing class passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt for the third straight year. Colby-Sawyer’s nursing program is ranked #1 in the state of New Hampshire by RegisteredNursing.org.

Four academic programs had 100 percent of their graduates employed full-time: accounting, media and communications, multidisciplinary studies and studio art.

Overall, 34 percent of the employed graduates reported annual salaries higher than $40,000 per year.

“We are very pleased that our strong academic programs have prepared our graduates well to launch their careers, and to enjoy a lifetime of learning, which is critical to their success,” Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Laura A. Sykes said. “The close relationships formed between faculty and students create opportunities to link students with internships and jobs. For example, recently an alumna stopped in to catch me up on her career progress and to let our Career Development office know about internship opportunities with her employer.”

Eleven percent of the class entered full-time graduate studies. Students pursuing advanced degrees enrolled at institutions including Syracuse University College of Law, Simmons University, University of South Carolina and SUNY Plattsburgh, among others.

Silver Alert – Missing Elderly Person

Salisbury, NH On March 31, 2019, NH State Police received a report of a missing elderly person, identified as 82 year-old Cora BALLOU

 BALLOU is described as being a white female, 5’1” tall, weighing 145 pounds, and was last seen wearing a red and blue sweatshirt.  She is believed to be suffering from dementia.

 BALLOU was last seen on March 31, 2019 at approximately 1030 hours, leaving her residence in the town of Salisbury. She is believed to have been in the Salisbury/ Webster/ Boscawen area, specifically in the area of Walker Pond. BALLOU is believed to be driving a gray 2015 Chevy Cruze, with a NH license plate of 442 9557. The vehicle is believed to have a cracked passenger side rear tail light. It may also have a “Bensons Auto” sticker on the rear end, and possibly has stuffed animals displayed in the rear window.

 BALLOU was also last seen with her dog, a white and brown Chihuahua named Cooper.

 If contact is made, or anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of BALLOU, please contact the NH State Police at (603)223-4381.

Sheriff Keith Clark announces retirement and resignation

NEWFANE, VT – After almost 30 years in police work, I have decided to retire from law enforcement and as Sheriff of Windham County, effective June 30, 2019. This follows much discussion with family, colleagues, and close friends. My wife, as some of you know, has been working in North Carolina for some time now, and we are both looking forward to again sharing the same roof. That being said, this has been a tough decision for me. Being Sheriff has been the single most rewarding of all my various law enforcement jobs.

I have notified the Governor’s Office, the Vermont Sheriff’s Association, and the Executive Director of the States Attorney’s and Sheriffs of my decision. My confidence in so doing is buoyed by the leadership qualifications of my current second-in-command, Captain Mark Anderson, who has worked closely with me for many years and already currently handles many of the day to day operational duties. Of course, it is up to the Governor to appoint my replacement, but I am confident he could not improve on Capt. Anderson.

I am looking forward to new opportunities and challenges. I wish my very best to all the staff at WCSO and will continue to watch their development and growth from afar. I would like to add my thanks to the citizens of Windham County, who have supported me and the WCSO over the past twelve-plus years. I hope they will be as supportive and patient with my replacement as they have been with me.

Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan

Concord NH – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) is seeking public input on the future of walking and bicycling in the Granite State and is asking the public to help to shape a Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan. The Plan will provide direction on expanding access and safety for pedestrian and bicycle use of the State’s transportation network and consider the economic benefits of pedestrian and bicycle access.

As part of the Plan’s effort to identify the existing pedestrian and bicycle network and to fill gaps in pedestrian and bicycle access, the Department has a Project website where the public can participate in an online survey and contribute to an interactive input map available at www.nhpedbikeplan.com

The interactive map allows users to identify challenging corridors for walking and bicycling, and suggest locations for new or improved infrastructure designed to enhance access and safety for walking and bicycling.

SAU #43 Superintendent Dr. Cindy Gallagher Leaving Position

Newport, NH  – Next fall, Newport students will start their school year with a new leader at the helm.

Dr. Cindy Gallagher, Superintendent of the Newport’s SAU 43 since 2015 and employee of Newport since 2007, has informed the Board that her last day as Newport Superintendent will be the final day of the current school year, June 30, 2019.

In her letter to the Board, Dr Gallagher stated, “This year completes my twelfth year in the district. I intend to pursue jobs in public schools and higher education that will allow me to have greater opportunities to work directly with students.”

“Besides caring deeply for students, Dr. Gallagher has been a diligent advocate for developing business partnerships for our school as well as leading the transformation of our schools toward a competency-based model. Under Dr. Gallagher’s leadership, Newport Schools were pleased to be chosen to part of the second year of the New Hampshire Department of Education’s PACE initiative,” states School Board Chairperson, Linda Wadensten. We will immediately begin our search for a Superintendent who will continue working toward these Board goals.

The Newport School Board is grateful for her years of service in our community and wishes her well in her new endeavors.

 

Sullivan County’s Fugitive of the Week

WANTED PERSON

JEWELL BREED

DOB: 09/30/1993

LKA: 7 SCHOOL STREET APT. #1, SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT

DESCRIPTION: WHITE FEMALE, HEIGHT: 5’3”, WEIGHT: 106 LBS., EYES: GREEN, HAIR: BROWN

REASON: VIOLATION OF PROBATION

ORIGINAL CHARGES: POSSESION OF A CONTROLLED DRUG (COCAINE), CLASS B FELONY

BAIL JUMPING, CLASS B FELONY

ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 BREED WAS INDICTED BY THE SULLIVAN COUNTY GRAND JURY ON ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DRUG, COCAINE AND ONE COUNT OF BAIL JUMPING.

 

ON NOVEMBER 7, 2018 BREED PLEAD GUILTY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT TO ONE COUNT OF POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED DRUG, COCAINE AND ONE COUNT OF BAIL JUMPING. AS PART OF HER SENTENCE BREED WAS PLACED ON PROBATION.

ON DECEMBER 06, 2018 THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PROBATION DEPARTMENT FILED A VIOLATION OF PROBATION WITH THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ALLEGING THAT BREED HAD VIOLATED THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HER PROBATION.

ON DECEMBER 20, 2018 THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ISSSUED A WARRANT FOR THE ARREST OF BREED FOR VIOLATION OF PROBATION.