Police / Fire / Courts

Politics Injected Into N.H. Drug Czar Post

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Hampshire’s drug czar came under increasing pressure from Republicans on Monday as a prominent state senator called for his resignation, citing reports from police chiefs that the man tasked with coordinating the state’s addiction response had yet to consult with them after six months on the job. The call comes a week after John Wozmak, senior director of substance abuse and behavioral health for Gov. Maggie Hassan, released nearly …

Multiple Crashes, 1 Fatality, on I-91

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weathersfield — A 22-year-old New York man was killed Saturday morning when the car he was riding in hit a tree on the west side of Interstate 91 near mile marker 48, Vermont State Police said in a news release. Trent Costello, of Kingston, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene of the …

Citizens on Patrol: N.H. Civilians Guard Recruiters

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concord — Brian Blackden showed up at the Concord Armed Forces Career Center on Monday morning with a sniper rifle and a solo mission: To protect the unarmed staff inside in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn. By midday Tuesday, however, what began as a modest act of solidarity had transformed into something more. Three others had joined …

Authorities Confirm Man Sought in Windsor Shooting Kills Himself

Friday, June 12, 2015

Windsor — Authorities confirmed Thursday that the man found dead after a high-speed car chase Wednesday in Kansas was Jason Kendall, the Windsor man accused in the shooting death of his former girlfriend earlier this week. Vermont State …

Search Continues for Windsor Murder Suspect

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Windsor — As police on Tuesday continued a multi-state search for homicide suspect Jason Kendall, his family extended condolences to relatives of his deceased ex-girlfriend, Molly Helland. After describing Kendall, 27, as a person of interest in Helland’s …

Shooting Victim Had Hoped to Become a Nurse

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Windsor — Molly Helland dreamed of becoming a nurse and quoted James Joyce in her high school yearbook. Helland, 23, was killed Monday morning in what police are calling a domestic homicide. Monday evening, officers were still conducting …

Friday, June 5, 2015

Police Charge Windsor Man As Accessory in Vt. Prison Assault Springfield, Vt. — Two inmates at Southern State Correctional Facility have been charged in the assault that took place in a holding cell at the prison last month. Police say surveillance video shows that George Tarbell, 30, of …

State: Royalton Man a Danger

Friday, June 5, 2015

White River Junction — Authorities are holding an area business owner without bail on allegations that he threatened two of his employees with a gun on Thursday. Didace G. Lacroix Jr. pleaded not guilty on Friday to five …

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Luring

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — A 56-year-old man from Michigan who has been living in the Upper Valley since the fall pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of attempting to lure a child for sex at a church …

White River Junction Man Charged With Luring Children

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — A White River Junction man has been arrested on allegations that he attempted to solicit sex from children. Dale Vodden, 56, was arrested by Hartford police in the parking lot of the Veterans Affairs …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, …

Three Hartford Police Officers Complete Basic Training Class

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hartford — Three Hartford police officers graduated from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s 99th Basic Training Class Friday at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. Randy St. Peter, 38, served with the Vermont Department of Corrections for …

Police Arrest 17 At Dartmouth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — Police reported 17 arrests last week between Wednesday night and Sunday at Dartmouth College, the period known as Green Key Weekend. The weekend is one of the college’s most popular social occasions, and the majority of detainments involved underage consumption or possession of alcohol, according to …