Friday, May 15, 2015

Middleton Resident Arrested for Felony Assault on Child

On 05/14/2015, Middleton Police received information pertaining to an assault on a 12 year old child.  As a result of an investigation, Middleton Police arrested:

Erica M Hunt Age 34
17 Auclair Road
Middleton, New Hampshire.

Hunt is charged with Second Degree Assault, a class B Felony for recklessly causing bodily injury to a 12 year old child by striking him in the thigh with a baseball bat.  This offense occurred in the afternoon hours of 5/14/2015 in Middleton.

At the time of the arrest, Hunt was already out on bail on a Rochester Charge for Issuing a Bad Check in an amount over $1500.00

She was held on $5000.00 cash only bail and will be arraigned in the 7th Circuit Court on 5/15/2015 at 11:00.  Second degree Assault is a Class B Felony punishable by 3.5 to 7 years in State Prison.  If convicted, Hunt may face an extended sentence as this crime occurred while out on bail.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Middleton Resident Arrested on Farmington Warrant

On today's date at approximately 3:30 P.M members of the Middleton Police accompanied by K9 Raven responded to Pleasant Valley Road to serve an arrest warrant issued to the Farmington Police Department charging a felony count of Receiving Stolen Property.

Police Arrested:

Matthew Sweeney (Age 43)
Pleasant Valley Road
Middleton, N.H.

The Farmington charge is a Class A felony punishable by 7.5 to 15 years in State prison.

Sweeney was transported to Farmington where he was turned over to Farmington Officials.

Because this case originated in Farmington, all further details will be released by them.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Durham Male arrested in Middleton on New Durham Charges

On 05/02/2015 at approximately 9:20 P.M. members of the Middleton Police assisted by the New Durham Police, Milton Police and Wakefield Police arrested:

Christopher Bean Age 29
314 Old Bay Road
New Durham New Hampshire

based on a stop and arrest bulletin issued by the New Durham Police for a domestic related criminal mischief charge.  Criminal Mischief is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

During the investigation in New Durham, police learned that Bean may be staying at 78 Tufts Road in the Town of Middleton.

Police responded to that residence and arrested Bean without incident.  Bean was transported to the Strafford County Jail where he was held on $10,000.00 Cash Only Bail.  Bean at the time of his arrest was already released on bail from several Superior Court Felonies involving a motor vehicle collision with a  New Durham Police Cruiser.  

All information related to the criminal charge is being referred to the New Durham Police Department.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rochester Resident arrested on Middleton Warrant

On 04/26/2015, members of the Rochester Police arrested:

Nicole E. Steadman (Age 37)
8 Nutter Street
Rochester, N.H. 03867

by virtue of an active arrest warrant issued to the Middleton Police Department charging her with
a violation level operating after suspension, misdemeanor level criminal threatening and felony level possession of a narcotic drug, Methamphetamine.

The offense took place on April 14, 2015 during which time members of the Middleton, Farmington and Milton police were dispatched to a residence on Dudley Drive in the Town of Middleton for a report of a female with a gun threatening to shoot a resident.

At the time of arrival, police located no firearm.  Police did seize a small quantity of the narcotic drug methamphetamine.  This is a class B Felony punishable by up to three and a half to seven years in state prison.

Based on an investigation, she was charged with Criminal Threatening, a Class A misdemeanor for threatening to shoot a resident. 

The violation level operating after suspension is a first offense punishable by a fine.

Steadman was released on $5000 PR bail and was ordered to have no contact with the victim and was prohibited to travel to the Town of Middleton. 

Steadman will be arraigned in the 7th Circuit Court Rochester o June 16th, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Reverse 911 Calls

Currently, the State of New Hampshire operates a reverse 911 system.  During qualified emergencies, we or our Dispatch Center can contact a 911 Supervisor and request that a phone call be made advising residents of an emergency.  We can issue the phone calls town wide or restrict them to a neighborhood or radius if needed.

If you are a FairPoint customer, your information is already in the 911 system.  Any other phone system requires self-registration.  If you are a Time Warner customer, you will not receive these calls unless you register.  A registration form must be filled out for each phone number where you want to receive calls.  If you work out of town and want the calls, you must register your cellphone.

The link to register is here:

If you know of someone who does not have a computer and needs to register a cellphone, Time Warner Phone or other service, have them contact Tim Brown at the police station and he will assist them in getting registered using a police department computer.  We can also go to the residence and register using a laptop if the person is unable to come to the police station.

In the event of an emergency, such as a missing child or an emergency involving a shelter in place request for evacuation, we will request a 911 reverse call be made.  In addition the same information will be broadcast over our Social Media Accounts.  This blog also automatically copies to the town website under the police tab. Here is the link which goes directly to the police page.  The Blog is on the right side:

We also have a mobile app available in the Android Playstore and the Iphone App Store.  Search "Middleton Police" in your store and this will bring you to the app.  During an emergency if you allow the mobile app to receive push notifications, you will receive important advisories and information.

Our push notification can be set so that they are received by all users, a neighborhood or they can be received when you enter an area.

We do not track users.  Anyone that has concerns with tracking and wants to see the server side of the software can see Tim Brown who will be glad to show you how it works.

Any questions or suggestions can be sent to

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Middleton woman arrested for assault on child

On 03/17/2015 Middleton Police responded to 73 Drew Drive in the Town of Middleton for a juvenile issue.

While investigating, an officer from the Middleton Police observed:

Lisa Patrick Age 34
73 Drew Drive
Middleton, N.H.

charge at a 10 year old child, pushing him up off his feet and slamming his back against a tile floor.

The Defendant was immediately taken into custody on a charge of simple assault.  The child appeared physically uninjured.  The Police Department has notified DCYF in Concord.

Simple Assault is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.

The investigation is on-going and upon completion will be submitted to the Office of the Strafford County Attorney to determine if charges will be upgraded.

Patrick was held overnight in the Strafford County Jail.  She was arraigned on 03/18/2015 in the 7th Circuit Court Rochester.  She was held on $5000.00 Cash bail.  If she posts bail she cannot have contact with the victim and will be required to undergo a mental health evaluation and wear a GPS device.

No further information will be released as any updated charges, if any will be presented to the Strafford County Grand Jury.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Deer Run Road Explosive Devices

On today's date at approximately 10:26 am Middleton Police received a report from a resident at 92 Deer Run Road indicating that 3 explosive devices were located at the residence.  At the time of the call the police knew that the devices were left at the residence by a former tenant and they were not placed there with malicious intent.

Police responded to the residence.  The residence was evacuated and police obtained photographs of the devices.  Assistance was requested from New Hampshire State Police Troop A to assist in closing a perimeter and the New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad.

Middleton Fire and Rescue were staged at the intersection of Route 153 and Deer Run Road as a precaution.

Photographs of the device were sent electronically to the New Hampshire State Police.  Once we identified what the device was, a safety perimeter was clearly defined.

The devices are pictured below:

A reverse 911 phone call was placed to alert the town residences to the call and request that folks directly in the neighborhood shelter in place and other residents avoid the area.  This call was placed on behalf of the police department by the E911 center in Concord.

The Reverse 911 call is below:


A phone call was place to the Farmington Schools  to ensure that no kindergarten students were scheduled to travel to the area.  We were advised by the school that no students were scheduled

The New Hampshire State Police Bomb Squad responded to the scene and safely removed the devices.  Once the devices were removed, all emergency personnel were cleared.  A second call from the 911 center was made to area residences indicating that the scene was safe.

At this point we are in the very preliminary stages.  We will review the evidence to determine if a crime was committed and by whom.  

We would like to thank the public for their cooperation during the scene and allowing us to render a dangerous scene safely.

No further information will be released at this time