A Newport man is in critical condition at D.H.M. C. after a logging accident in Croydon, Tuesday morning. Croydon Police Chief Richard Lee says Corey Swenson was felling a tree when it struck a large branch of a nearby tree hitting Swenson in the head. Swenson’s logging partner found him unconscious and called 911. The accident occurred 2 miles into the woods and assistance was needed from Sunapee. Croydon’s Police, Fire, and EMS Departments along with Newport and Sunapee were at the scene.
The Claremont Police Department is hoping someone may recognize the hat and or ring pictured in the attached photos. If anyone recognizes The ring and/or hat please call the Claremont Police Department at 542-9538. The hat along with latent prints will be forwarded to the lab for analysis for possible DNA and or print matching.
Just after 10:30 am Tuesday, the Maple Avenue Branch of the Claremont Savings Bank was robbed. Police say the suspect is a white male wearing a black winter ski hat / mask with two eye holes and a mouth hole, khaki cargo pants with flaps on the pockets, black sneakers with red highlights, a beige colored canvas type coat (Carhart or Barn type coat) with single pocket on left chest and a gold ring on left ring finger. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and ran to the parking area of Moody Park where it is believed he got into a vehicle and fled the area heading towards the Claremont Junction. Shortly after the robbery a caller reported a motor vehicle complaint for a vehicle passing on the double yellow line at a very high rate of speed in the school zone on Maple Avenue heading towards Claremont Junction. This vehicle was described as a smaller four door S.U.V. with no roof rack, dull silver or dull grey in color.
The robbery is currently under investigation. Anyone with any possible information is asked to call the Claremont Police Department at 542-9538. Responding to the scene to assist was New Hampshire State Police, Troop C and members of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department.
CONCORD, N.H. – Jason Pratt, 29, of Hampton, New Hampshire, has entered a guilty plea in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to three counts of bank robbery, and one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Pratt robbed a Provident Bank on Provident Way in Seabrook, New Hampshire, on March 22, 2013; a Provident Bank on Lafayette Road in Hampton, New Hampshire, on April 3, 2013; and
a TD Bank on High Street in Hampton, New Hampshire, on April 20, 2013, making off with more than $11,000 in stolen funds. Pratt – who subsequently confessed to each of the three robberies,and faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison and criminal fines of up to $250,000 – will be detained pending sentencing, which is presently scheduled for March 4, 2014.
This prosecution arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in
conjunction with the police departments of Hampton and Seabrook, New Hampshire. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.
Sunapee municipal employees don’t have a union, but they do have an unofficial spokesman. Police Chief Cahill addressed the Sunapee Selectboard on Monday and asked them to consider raises for town 56 employees most who live in Sunapee in the upcoming budget. Employees receive step raises coinciding with their length of service; after they reach the top step they receive only costs of living raises. Cahill said he advocates for the town employees each year.
Another armed robbery took place in the Upper Valley just after 11 pm on Sunday. Hartford Police say a female wearing dark clothing and armed with a knife robbed the Cumberland Farms on Hartford Ave in Wilder. The suspect attempted to get money from the safe and cash registers before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.
A K-9 track led police to clothing and several items taken from the store, Hartford police and are following up on the leads.
The female suspect is about 5’4” and 130-140 pounds with brown hair and reported to be wearing a blue knit hat and light colored jacket at the time of the theft. Members of the Windsor, VT Police Department (K-9 unit), Vermont State Police, and Lebanon, NH Police Department responded and assisted with the investigation.
Anybody with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at (802)295-9425
New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Chief David J. Mara announce additional information in an ongoing investigation of a fatal shooting incident in Manchester yesterday afternoon.
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, the Manchester Police Department responded to 331 Lake Avenue for a report of shots fired, and found one deceased adult male outside the home suffering from what appears to be a gunshot wound. This male has been identified as Edgar “Eddie” Hoffens, age 22, of Manchester, New Hampshire. A second adult male in critical condition was nearby suffering from what also appeared to be a gunshot wound. That second adult male was transported to the Elliot Hospital where he died this morning. That individual has been identified as Charles Cable, age 20, of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Autopsies on both Edgar Hoffens and Charles Cable are not expected to be complete until the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
The Manchester Police Department continues to ask anyone with information on the shooting, or who was in the area of 331 Lake Avenue around 3:50 PM on Sunday afternoon to contact the Manchester Police Department at (603) 668-8711.
A Wakefield MA man was killed in a late Saturday afternoon accident. Police say Benjamin Mohla 21 died after Jonathan K. Taliadoros 22 of Gloucester MA lost control of his 2001 Toyota Tundra on snowy I-89 in Royalton and went over an embankment before striking a tree. Taliadoros suffered head injuries and front seat passenger Myles Cox 21of Gloucester received neck injuries both men were taken to D.H.M.C. Mohla was the only occupant not wearing a seatbelt. No other vehicles were involved.
Roy Malool the man who made the Sarah Josepha Hale Park a reality
Over 200 people attended the dedication of Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park on Saturday that began with one man. The idea came to Roy Malool, Newport businessman and benefactor of the park in 2011. Malool wanted to bring Hale out of the shadows and for youth to learn of Hale’s accomplishments. Roy Malool is founder of Roymal Inc and CEO of the nonprofit Roy M Malool Family Foundation which benefits philanthropy, voluntarism and grant making foundations.
Malool asked Finnish Sculptor Jari Mannisto if he could do something for Sarah Joespha Hale after Mannisto completed his Tree of Life Sculpture at Newport Senior Center. Mannisto said he got inspiration for the Hale Memorial from different sources. One of the more unusual pieces is a cornucopia that sits on the ground with a miniature thanksgiving table inside of it. Jarri said he made for children who come to the memorial.
Derrick M. Davenport DOB: 05/26/96
17 Year old Derrick Davenport is missing from his Neal Road residence in White River Junction, VT. Derrick was last seen in the late evening hours of November 21, 2013. He is described as: 5’06” tall 165 lbs Dark Brown Hair Dark Brown Eyes Full Trimmed Beard Last Seen Wearing a Fleece Shirt, Jeans and Black & Orange Sneakers
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartford Police Department at (802)295-9425.
Jari Mannisto – Sculptor the signature on the bust was taken from a letter Sarah Hale wrote to Lincoln petitioning him to make Thanksgiving a National Holiday
Newport and surrounding communities will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving this Saturday with the Dedication of the Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park. The literary landmark park commemorates Newport native Sarah Josepha Hale, the first woman editor and who petition to get Thanksgiving proclaimed a national holiday. Hale was 74 when she wrote a letter to President Lincoln on September 28, 1863, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and authoritive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.”, On Oct 3 Lincoln issued the proclamation making the last Thursday of November a day of Thanksgiving and Praise. The ceremony begins at 3 pm followed by Thanksgiving pie.
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