Sunday, February 8, 2015

Middleton Resident Arrested For Domestic Violence

On 02/07/2015 at approximately 9:49 P.M. members of the Middleton and Milton Police Departments responded to 17 Auclair Road for a reported Domestic Assault.

After an investigation, police arrested:

Travis Hunt (Age 31)
17 Auclair Road
Middleton, N.H.

and charged him with one count of Domestic Assault for causing unprivileged physical contact by force to a family member.  The family member was not injured.

Hunt was transported to the Strafford County Jail where he refused the services of a bail commissioner.  He was placed on a 72 Hour Hold by Probation/Parole after being convicted of a felony level criminal threatening charge in the Carroll County Superior Court in 2014.

He will be arraigned by video arraignment in the 7th Circuit Court on Monday 02/09/2015 at 11:00 a.m.  

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

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wanted Person Alert

The Middleton Police in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Corrections/Probation Parole Department is currently seeking the public's help with locating:

Jesse Hermonat (Age 17)
LKA:  124 New Durham Road
Middleton, N.H. 

Mr. Hermonat is currently wanted for a violation of probation for failing to turn himself in at the Strafford County Jail on his sentence date.

Hermonat was arrested 12/08/2014 in Middleton for Theft by Unauthorized Taking when an alert resident notified the police of suspicious activity in the Drew Drive Area.

The court imposed a 30 Day House of Correction Sentence at the Strafford County Jail and Mr. Hermonat failed to turn himself in on the required date of 1/22/2015.

If anyone knows where Mr. Hermonat is staying, please call the Middleton Police at 473-8548.  If you see Mr. Hermonat, please contact your local police department.  Do not attempt to apprehend.

Mr. Hermonat has associates in Middleton, Farmington, Milton and Rochester.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Middleton Resident charged with Domestic Violence under New Joshua's Law

On 01/04/2015 members of the Middleton Police responded to Fox Road for a report of a Domestic Violence Assault.

After an Investigation:

Leo R Roy Age 51
750 Route 153
Middleton, N.H.

was arrested and charged with two counts of Domestic Violence.  The first count alleges that he punched a relative in the face and pushed her to the ground.  The second alleges that he punched a second relative in the face and pushed her up against a wall.  Each count is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in the house of correction.

Mr. Roy was held on $3500 Cash Bail and will be arraigned in the 7th Circuit Court on 01/05/2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Joshua's Law which went into effect 01/01/2015 is a new Domestic Violence Statute.  This is the first domestic violence case charged under the new law by this agency.

Missing Middleton Juvenile Located Safely in Farmington

On 01/03/2015 at approximately 5:00 P.M.  members of the Middleton Police Department sought the public's help in locating a missing runaway 17 year old Juvenile who had been missing for 10 days. The request was broadcast through the Police Department's social media programs as well as the Middleton Police Mobile App.

Police agencies from as far as Boston and Methuen Ma shared our request for help on their social media sites.  Our press partners published stories in their publications.  A Geo-Fenced message was set up on the Middleton Police Mobile App so any person entering downtown Farmington, where the juvenile was believed to be staying, would see an alert with the juveniles picture.

During the course of the evening thousands of our users shared our request.

Tips came in through out the evening and at 11:30 p.m., just 6.5 hours after we made our request, the juveniles whereabouts was confirmed.

Police from Middleton, Farmington and New Durham responded to a residence on Main Street in Farmington and took the juvenile into custody.

The Middleton Police would like to thank our community partners, press and cooperating law enforcement officials who assisted us in this matter.  We appreciate your support and cooperation.  Once again our social media program proves that a connected community is a safer community.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Middleton Woman Rescued from Moose Mountain Reservation

On 01/03/2015 at approximately 12:10 P.M.  Middleton Police and Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the Moose Mountain Reservation located off New Portsmouth Road in Middleton for an injured hiker.

Upon arrival rescue workers located a 50 year old Middleton woman on the ground believed to be suffering from a broken ankle.  The Middleton resident was accompanied by her husband.  Two additional hikers stopped and assisted police and rescue workers in locating the injured female.

The hiker was carried a short distance to the awaiting ambulance  and transported by Middleton Ambulance to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

The name of the hiker is not being released as she requested that it not be made public to protect her medical privacy.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What I want for Christmas!

About a year and a half ago, we had a brief discussion in the police department about using social media to reach our community.  Many of us were tired of hearing we don't know what you do and since I work nights, I often heard, "Are you the new guy?"  Nope been here since 2002 but you usually don't see me unless you have a crisis.

Today, our facebook is followed by almost 3400 viewers.  We have a twitter account that reaches almost 700 folks and we have a town population of about 1200 full time people.  We also use a mobile app which during any given time can reach 300 residents with an instant emergency or important notification.  This blog has been read 68,528 times.

As we move into next year, the Chiefs of Strafford County have talked about creating a county wide social media network that shares data across all agencies.  We are also looking at the ability to send notifications through our Dispatch systems.  This mean that if you travel to Barrington, Milton, Farmington etc, you will most probably know about a traffic delay or serious incident before you leave.

The International Chief of Police Association monitors Facebook and Twitter Stats.  In Middleton we have 4 full time officers and 6 part time officers placing us in the 5 to 15 agency group.  If we were in the 1 to 4 category, we would be in the Top 3 Category nationwide for our Facebook stats.

In order to reach the top ten in the country in the bracket we are in, we need to reach over 7000 viewers.  If everyone on this page asked just one person to like our page we would be there.  You physically need to go into our facebook page and hit like as compared to liking this post.

So will you help keep yourself and your neighbors informed by spreading the news.  Crime does not stop at our borders and the broader reach we have, the more quickly we can keep thousands of eyes looking out and catch the crooks looking to steal from our homes and vehicles.  Thanks for anything you can do and hopefully you help us reach the top ten and I get my Present from Santa :-)  I will post all the links to our social media below:

Twitter:  @MiddletonPolice
You Tube:
IPhone Mobile App:

Android mobile app: 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Middleton Resident Charged with Burglary

On 11/06/2014, Middleton Police by virtue of an active arrest warrant issued out of the 7th Circuit in Rochester, N.H. arrested:

Carissa Coburn Age 21
566 Ridge Road
Middleton, N.H.

charging her with one count of Burglary which occurred on the 29th day of August 2014 in Middleton, N.H.

Coburn was released on $5000 PR bail and will be arraigned in the 7th Circuit Court Rochester on 12/2/2014.  

Burglary is a Class B Felony punishable by up to 3.5 to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison.

This Burglary case is unrelated to the other Burglary cases in Middleton.  Coburn was known to the victims.

This case is being submitted to the Strafford County Attorney's Office in Dover.  It is expected that additional charges may be filed as well as another arrest once reviewed by the County Attorney's office.