Friday, March 28, 2014

Middleton Resident Captured

On 03-27-2014 at approximately 8:30 P.M. Middleton Police with the assistance of the Rochester, New Hampshire Police Department arrested:

Brooks Patrick Age 42
LKA 73 Drew Drive
Middleton, N.H.
 
by virtue of an active arrest warrant charging Criminal Threatening.  The warrant was issued based on an incident that occurred in Middleton, N.H. 0n 03-26-2014.  Mr. Brooks was entered into the NCIC system and a request for public assistance in locating Mr. Brooks was issued on 03/26/2014.
 
 
At approximately 2000 hours, the Rochester Police Department received information that Mr. Brooks had arrived at an undisclosed motel in the City of Rochester.
 
 
Both Middleton and Rochester Police responded to the location and arrested Mr. Brooks without incident.  He was transported to the Middleton Police Department, processed and bailed on $2500.00 PR Bail with standard DV conditions.  He will be arraigned in the 7th Circuit Court in Rochester, N.H. on April 15th at 8:00 a.m.
 
The Middleton Police would like to thank the public for their assistane.
 
 


 
 
 


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Teamwork helps locate suicidal male

On today's date at approximately 5:26 p.m. members of the police department were dispatched to a Kings Highway residence for a possibly suicidal 26 year old male.  Dispatch had received information from a concerned female indicating that the 26 year old texted her indicating that he wanted to say Good Bye and may not be around at the end of the day.  The 26 year old is known to police and has a mental health history.

Middleton Police responded to the residence and learned that the male left one hour prior to the arrival of the police.  An emergency Ping was requested on the male's cellphone to determine his location.

A Bolo (Be on the look out for) was broadcast to local and state police.

Rochester Police located the individual in their city.  He was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Minor Injury in Middleton Single Vehicle Crash

On today's date at approximately 1:10 p.m. Members of the Middleton Police, Fire and Ambulance Departments responded to the area of 328 New Durham Road for a reported single vehicle roll-over collision.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Ford Taurus operated by:

Cori McCutcheon Age 20
899 Salmon Falls Road
Rochester, N.H.

was driving on Silver Street towards New Durham road when she failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway where the two roads intersect.  The vehicle then left the roadway and struck several trees.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the collision.  The investigation is continuing to determine what if any charges will be filed.  The operator wore her seatbelt and only received minor injuries.  No patients were transported to the hospital.





Thursday, March 6, 2014

Minor Injuries in Middleton Crash

On 03/06/2014 at approximately 4:18 P.M. Middleton Police, Fire and Ambulance responded to New Durham Road near number 18 for a reported motor vehicle collision with airbag deployment.

Preliminary investigation revealed that:

Wayne Salisbury Age 67
453 Kings Highway
Middleton, New Hampshire

was driving a 2010 Toyota Tacoma pick up on New Durham Roads towards Kings Highway.  Salisbury reached for an item on his seat, taking his eyes off the road for a brief second.  During this time, the vehicle crossed the road and struck a large tree.

Mr. Salisbury received minor injuries during this crash.  He was provided first aid by the Middleton Ambulance and refused transport.

Speed, Alcohol and Drugs played no role in this collision.  The investigation is continuing however police do not anticipate any charges in this matter.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Missing Juvenile Located

On 02/15/2014 at approximately 8:19 P.M. members of the Middleton Police Department responded to a Middleton residence and learned of the possible abduction of a 16 year old female.

Based on information received, the US FBI office in Boston and Bedford, N.H. were notified. NH State Police were also requested.  Off duty personnel were called in and an intensive investigation was commenced.  Members of the Strafford County Attorney's Office were  notified and provided legal suport during the investigation.  Strafford County Dispatch Center provided a large amount support services during this critical event.

A command center was established at the Middleton Town Hall.  Police from Farmington and Milton provided investigative assistance.

At 10:44 PM. a press release was issued in regards to a Missing Juvenile.  This request was broadcast over our social media resources and quickly reached in excess of 25,000 people.

Based on information received from the public and investigative resources, the female was located in the City of Rochester at an undisclosed motel at 1:26 a.m.  The juvenile was located with the assistance of the Rochester NH police and the N.H. State Police.
The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for evaluation purposes which is standard procedure in these type of cases.

Police located a 26 year old person of interest.  At this point, no arrest has been made and police are determining what if any charges occurred.  At this point police are of the opinion that there is no public danger.


Because the child was located in the City of Rochester, they are now serving as the lead investigative agency.

At this point police are in the beginning stages of this investigation.  No further information is anticipated to be released in the near future.  However if developing information is available we will release it to members of the public and media.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Middleton Resident arrested on Motor Vehicle Charge/Active Warrant

On 02-13-2014 at approximately 6:40 P.M. Farmington Police notified Middleton Police of an erratic driver heading northbound on Route 153.

Members of the Middleton Police observed the vehicle operating on Route 153 and noted that it was operating at a speed greater than reasonable for existing conditions.  At the time of the call, the area was blanketed with a Blizzard.

The Middleton Police stopped a 2005 Chevy Suburban operated by:

Chad E. Vestal (Age 26)
123 Kings Highway
Middleton, N.H. 03887
 
Vestal was arrested and charged with operating after suspension after a routine motor vehicle check indicated that Mr. Vestal's right to drive in this state had been suspended.
 
In addition, Mr. Vestal had an outstanding warrant issued out of the 7th Circuit Court in Rochester for an unpaid court fee.  Bail was set by the court at $350.00 cash on that matter.
 
Mr. Vestal posted cash bail and will be arraigned in the 7th Circuit Court, Rochester on March 18, 2014 at 8:00 a,m.
 
 



Driver Seriously injured in Middleton Crash

On 02-14-2014 at approximately 12:54 members of the Middleton Police Department as well as the Middleton Fire and Rescue responded to Silver Street for a reported motor vehicle collision.

Preliminary Investigation indicates that:

Paul Drake (Age 71)
318 Silver Street
Middleton, N.H.

was operating a 1992 Chevy Pick Up Truck on Silver Street towards Farmington.  Drake crested a hill and drove over some slush in the roadway causing him to lose control and cross into the oncoming lane at which point he struck a 2005 Dodge Caravan operated by:

Randy Talon (Age 51)
33 Lincoln Road
Middleton, N.H.

The pick up truck continued up a snowbank and struck several trees.  Mr. Talon and a passenger were uninjured in the crash.

Mr. Drake suffered serious undisclosed injuries.  A helicopter was requested for transport and a landing zone was established at New England Furniture in Farmington.  The helicopter attempted a flight but was turned back due to wind conditions.

Mr. Drake was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester by the Farmington Ambulance and Frisbie Memorial Hospital Paramedics.  Assisting at the scene was the Farmington Fire Department and their ambulance.

Mr. Drake's vehicle was towed from the scene and a cat inside of the truck was transported by police to Cocheco Veterinary Hospital in Farmington.

Preliminary Investigations indicates that speed, alcohol or drugs were not involved in this collision.