Police / Fire / Courts

Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded by federal highway safety money, state troopers will stop cars in the hopes of apprehending intoxicated drivers in Sullivan County. “A review …

Privacy, Price of Body Cameras Splits Norwich Selectboard

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Norwich — Members of the Selectboard were divided on Wednesday over the potential benefits of equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras, a move advocated by the police chief. Spurred by the availability of a $5,000 state grant, police Chief Doug Robinson proposes to provide his officers with chest-mounted cameras that would record their interactions with the public. The devices, which currently …

Windsor Cop Who Shot Suspect Is Under Fire

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Windsor — Last November, the Windsor Police Department chalked up what seemed like a victory in its local war on drugs. Two officers had set up a drug-buy sting. When their target’s car allegedly sped toward them, one of the officers opened fire, wounding the driver. Still, no cops were hurt, and a …

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 …

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 …

Cornish Plea Deal Pulled Back

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Newport — A Cornish man appeared to reject a plea deal Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault against a girl under the age of 13. Curtis Wyman, 65, had previously filed a notice of intent to plead …

Teen Skateboarder in Accident With Pickup Dies From Injuries

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lisbon, N.H. — A skateboarder who collided with a pickup truck last week has died of her injuries, the Grafton County Attorney announced Sunday. Emily S. Clogston, an 18-year-old resident of Warren, N.H., died Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, she was rolling north on …

Jim Kenyon: Innocent Until Pictured Guilty

Sunday, July 12, 2015

There’s nothing novel about police mug shots. They date back to the late 1800s, and many newspapers, including this one, still occasionally use the photographs supplied by police to accompany stories about crimes or alleged crimes. But a monthly 24-page tabloid devoted to mug shots of people recently …

Newport Man Disputes EMTs’ Claims

Saturday, July 11, 2015

White River Junction — A Newport man pleaded not guilty this week to allegations that he grabbed a medical responder who was performing CPR on his brother-in-law and prevented an ambulance from departing for the hospital for several minutes during the early morning hours on the Fourth of …

Not Guilty Plea in Fentanyl Case

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — A Randolph woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a felony charge that she sold fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, to a man who was found dead in April with the drug in his system. …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …

Vt. DOC Awaits Details on Inmate Death

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — Six weeks after the death of a Vermont inmate, the Department of Corrections is still awaiting a final report on the cause of death. James Nicholson died May 18 while incarcerated at a Kentucky prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America. He was convicted of …

Windsor Man, 58, Charged With Sexual Assault Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bail

Friday, June 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 58-year-old Windsor man is being held without bail on charges that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl under the age of 13. Richard J. Coleman faces two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct …