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:  https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BFC2664C2B92

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:  http://www.middletonnh.gov/town-departments/police/

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 tbrown@middletonnh.gov



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:


video

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 

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.