Police – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com Official News Portal Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:52:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i2.wp.com/rochesternhnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/114/2017/06/cropped-color-seal-correct.png?fit=32%2C32 Police – Rochester New Hampshire News https://rochesternhnews.com 32 32 129230579 Rochester Police to Host Citizens Police Academy https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/02/14/rochester-police-to-host-citizens-police-academy/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2018/02/14/rochester-police-to-host-citizens-police-academy/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:40:58 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1228 Chief Paul Toussaint is pleased to announce that Rochester residents are once again invited to participate in the Rochester Police Department's Citizens Police Academy.

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Chief Paul Toussaint is pleased to announce that Rochester residents are once again invited to participate in the Rochester Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.

The academy is an 11 week program that begins on March 13 and runs through May 22. The program is designed acquaint civilians with the duties that law enforcement — including detectives, prosecutors and juvenile diversion officers — perform on a daily basis.

Academy participants will also get an in-depth look at the Rochester Police Department’s different units, including forensics, SWAT, accident reconstruction and its K9 officer. The program also offers an opportunity to experience hands-on training with the department’s computerized simulator and indoor shooting range.

The program also enables residents to better understand the rules, regulations and policies that police officers are sworn to follow, and provides a stronger sense of the broad range of responsibilities and challenges Rochester Police officers face in serving the community.

“This is an opportunity for residents and police officers to meet in a friendly setting and get to know one another on a more personal level,” said Capt. Todd Pinkham, who oversees the program. “I’m eager to welcome this year’s academy class, and I’m confident that it will once again be a fun and positive experience for citizens and officers alike.”

Classes will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Residents can visit Rochesterpd.org to print the required authorization forms. Applications can be submitted via email, fax, mail or in-person at the police station. All forms should be submitted to the attention of Capt. Pinkham. Prospective participants will be required to undergo a brief background and criminal records check.

Class size is limited, and applications must be submitted by Thursday, Feb. 22.

All participants must be 18 years of age or older, or 15 if accompanied by a parent.

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Rochester Police and Fire Departments Respond to Two-Car Crash on Rochester Hill Road https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/18/rochester-police-fire-departments-respond-two-car-crash-rochester-hill-road/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/18/rochester-police-fire-departments-respond-two-car-crash-rochester-hill-road/#respond Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:07:31 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=1025 On behalf of Chief Paul Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following: On 12/17/17 at approximately 5:56 PM Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of 145 Rochester Hill Road for a two car motor vehicle collision. The investigation revealed that Jose Cuevas Checo (age 43, of Rochester, NH) was …

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On behalf of Chief Paul Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following:

On 12/17/17 at approximately 5:56 PM Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of 145 Rochester Hill Road for a two car motor vehicle collision. The investigation revealed that Jose Cuevas Checo (age 43, of Rochester, NH) was operating a GMC Envoy traveling East on Rochester Hill Road. Also in the vehicle was Ana Rita Oualles (age 41, of Rochester, NH) as well as three minor children. At that time John Mcgarvey (age 33 of Farmington, NH) was operating a Nissan Pathfinder, also traveling East on Rochester Hill Road. As the Envoy slowed the two vehicles collided. As a result of the collision Mcgarvey was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. All occupants of the GMC Envoy were evaluated by EMS, however none were transported to the hospital. While emergency crews were on scene Rochester Hill Road was shut down for a short period of time. The case is still under investigation at this time. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128.

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Rochester Police and Fire Respond after Pickup Truck Crashes into House https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/06/rochester-police-fire-respond-pickup-truck-crashes-house/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/12/06/rochester-police-fire-respond-pickup-truck-crashes-house/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:07:32 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=990 On behalf of Chief Paul Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following: On 12/6/17 at approximately 12:05 AM Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of 200 Lowell Street for the report of a vehicle which struck a house. On arrival officers located a GMC 2500 which had collided with …

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On behalf of Chief Paul Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following:

On 12/6/17 at approximately 12:05 AM Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of 200 Lowell Street for the report of a vehicle which struck a house. On arrival officers located a GMC 2500 which had collided with the residence of 200 Lowell Street. The collision caused significant damage to the structure. The occupants of the vehicle fled prior to police arrival. A k9 track was conducted however nobody was located. The vehicle was towed from the scene as a result of the damage. Nobody inside the residence was injured as a result of the collision. The case is still under investigation at this time. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128.

FOR CHIEF PAUL TOUSSAINT
Sgt. Thomas Powers

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Police Department phone lines are back up https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/23/police-department-phone-lines-back/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/23/police-department-phone-lines-back/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:38:46 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=592 On behalf of Chief Paul R. Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following: Due to a mechanical issue, the phone lines for the Rochester Police Department went down last evening.  The phone lines are back up and running and the normal numbers may now be used. The Rochester Police Department apologizes for any inconvenience …

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On behalf of Chief Paul R. Toussaint, the Rochester Police Department releases the following:

Due to a mechanical issue, the phone lines for the Rochester Police Department went down last evening.  The phone lines are back up and running and the normal numbers may now be used.

The Rochester Police Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

For Chief Paul R. Toussaint

Sergeant Jamey Balint

 

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Rochester Police Department: Business Phone Lines Down https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/23/rochester-police-department-business-phone-lines/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/23/rochester-police-department-business-phone-lines/#respond Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:55:04 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=590 Our Business phone (non-emergency) lines are down (603-330-7127….all extensions with 330-71**). This outage does not affect emergency 911 calls. All 911 calls will still be answered by an emergency dispatcher. If you need to reach dispatch with a non-emergency issue, please call 603-332-2354. That number will ring into our dispatch center. This outage of our …

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Our Business phone (non-emergency) lines are down (603-330-7127….all extensions with 330-71**).

This outage does not affect emergency 911 calls. All 911 calls will still be answered by an emergency dispatcher.

If you need to reach dispatch with a non-emergency issue, please call 603-332-2354. That number will ring into our dispatch center.

This outage of our non-emergency numbers is expected to last 24-48 hours. We will advise when they have been restored.

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Rochester Police Respond to Crash Involving COAST Bus https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/01/rochester-police-respond-crash-involving-coast-bus/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/09/01/rochester-police-respond-crash-involving-coast-bus/#respond Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:22:17 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=509 Rochester Police, Fire and Frisbie EMS responded after a car rear-ended a COAST bus in the area of Nola Avenue and Rochester Hill Road.

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On August 31th, 2017 at about 12:41 PM, the Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of Nola Ave. and Rochester Hill Rd. for a report of a motor vehicle collision with air bag deployment involving a passenger vehicle and a COAST bus.  The initial investigation revealed that Renee Dupuis, age 53 of Rochester, was traveling southbound on Rochester Hill Rd., also known as Route 108, when her vehicle collided with a COAST bus that was stopped at a COAST bus stop.  The front end of her vehicle struck the rear end of the COAST bus, causing Dupuis’ vehicle to underride the rear bumper of the COAST bus.  

As a result of the collision, Dupuis was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital with undetermined injuries.  Her airbags did deploy during the collision.  Two passengers on the bus to include one child were transported to Frisbie as well as a precaution.  The bus was driven from the scene but Dupuis’ vehicle had to be removed by a wrecker.  The roadway was closed temporarily during the investigation.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.  A medical condition is not being ruled out at this time.  Anyone with any information is urged to contact Ofc. Geoff Moore.

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Rochester Police Arrest Suspect in Planet Fitness Assault https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/07/24/rochester-police-arrest-suspect-planet-fitness-assault/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/07/24/rochester-police-arrest-suspect-planet-fitness-assault/#respond Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:13:03 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=454 ROCHESTER — Chief Paul Toussaint reports that the Rochester Police Department, after an aggressive investigation, has arrested a suspect in the brutal attack of a young woman outside a local fitness center. Jordan C. Lamonde, age 22, of Portsmouth was arrested after Rochester Police Detectives responded at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He has …

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Jordan C. Lamonde, age 22, of Portsmouth (Rochester Police Department booking photo)
Jordan C. Lamonde, age 22, of Portsmouth (Rochester Police Department booking photo)

ROCHESTER — Chief Paul Toussaint reports that the Rochester Police Department, after an aggressive investigation, has arrested a suspect in the brutal attack of a young woman outside a local fitness center.

Jordan C. Lamonde, age 22, of Portsmouth was arrested after Rochester Police Detectives responded at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

He has been charged with Second Degree Assault (B Felony).

On June 12, at 10 p.m., the Rochester Police Department responded to Planet Fitness at 306 North Main St. for a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers found an 18-year-old female who told police that she was walking out to her car when she was attacked from behind by an unknown man.

Surveillance footage capturing the first moments of the attack was widely circulated by the Rochester Police Department shortly after the incident.

Lamonde was held on $150,000 cash bail and will be arraigned Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Strafford County Superior Court.

“This was a vicious, unprovoked attack that shocked our community, and I am proud to report that the suspect has been identified and apprehended,” Chief Toussaint said.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Rochester Police Investigating Illegal Oil Dumping https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/07/13/rochester-police-investigating-illegal-oil-dumping/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/07/13/rochester-police-investigating-illegal-oil-dumping/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:16:27 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=430 The Rochester Police Department is investigating multiple instances of illegal dumping of oil into the city's wastewater system.

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ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick, Police Chief Paul Toussaint and Director of City Services John Storer report that the Rochester Police Department is investigating the illegal dumping of oil into the city’s wastewater system.

Oil was first detected in the system last November and then again every month since February. The wastewater system is completely separate from the city’s drinking water infrastructure, which is not impacted.

Rochester police are investigating the dumping as a criminal act and are actively working to determine the source. In addition, the City of Rochester has contacted the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) to assist in its investigation going forward.

“Dumping oil into the wastewater system is a serious criminal act that we are actively investigating,” Chief Toussaint said. “The person or business involved in this illegal dumping will be held responsible in accordance with New Hampshire laws.”

Illegal dumping into the wastewater system is punishable by termination of sewer service, fines of as much as $1,000 per violation from the Department of Public Works (DPW), and additional civil and criminal penalties. Violators are also required to reimburse the city for the costs of the investigation.

The DPW accepts waste oil free of charge during its normal business hours.

“The DPW goes to great lengths to properly dispose of oil and other potentially harmful substances because simply dumping it down the drain places a significant burden on the system,” Storer said  “There is absolutely no need to dump it into the city wastewater system when the DPW will take it for free.”

Rochester’s wastewater system consists of 90 miles of sewer piping, 28 pump stations and 10 locations that require almost an entire day’s work from two crews to inspect and maintain once oil dumping has been confirmed. The cost to the city is estimated at $1,500 to $3,000 per incident.

Rochester police are asking anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation to call the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128. Residents can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester CrimeLine at 603-335-6500 or Text tips to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip.

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Video: Rochester Police Seek to Identify Suspect in Violent Attack on 18-Year-Old Woman https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/06/20/video-rochester-police-seek-to-identify-suspect-in-violent-attack-on-18-year-old-woman/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/06/20/video-rochester-police-seek-to-identify-suspect-in-violent-attack-on-18-year-old-woman/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:03:00 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=410 ROCHESTER, N.H. — Police Chief Paul Toussaint and the Rochester Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted after a violent and unprovoked attack of an 18-year-old woman last week. The victim has given the Rochester Police Department permission to share video footage of the attack. The video clip is graphic, and the …

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ROCHESTER, N.H. — Police Chief Paul Toussaint and the Rochester Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted after a violent and unprovoked attack of an 18-year-old woman last week.

The victim has given the Rochester Police Department permission to share video footage of the attack. The video clip is graphic, and the department is only releasing a small portion of the beginning of the attack.

On June 12, 2017 at 10 p.m., the Rochester Police Department responded to Planet Fitness at 306 North Main St. for a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers found an 18-year-old female who told police that she was walking out to her car when she was attacked from behind.

The victim was punched a total of 39 times and was thrown to the ground and struck in the head by the suspect’s knee.

“This was a violent, unprovoked, and cowardly attack on an innocent person,” Chief Toussaint said. “We are urgently seeking the public’s help in order to identify this individual and place him under arrest. If you recognize the suspect, please call. The public is our eyes and ears.”

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s. He was wearing a white t-shirt, shorts, white sneakers, a baseball hat, and sunglasses. He is believed to have fled in a lightly-colored Ford Fusion or similar vehicle.

The victim was treated by Frisbie EMS and sustained serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Rochester Police Department is asking anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation to call Officer Frank Porfido at 603-330-7128. Those with information can also remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or by sending a text message to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. A cash reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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Rochester Police Investigating After Car Crashes Into Telephone Pole https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/06/19/rochester-police-investigating-after-car-crashes-into-telephone-pole/ https://rochesternhnews.com/2017/06/19/rochester-police-investigating-after-car-crashes-into-telephone-pole/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:36:30 +0000 https://rochesternhnews.com/?p=405 Rochester police are investigating after a car struck a telephone pole Sunday night.

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On June 18, 2017 at approximately 8:23 PM Rochester Police, Rochester Fire and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of 27 Maple Street for a report of a motor vehicle into a pole. The vehicle was found to be a 2002 Ford Explorer being driven by Katherine Canney, 27 of Farmington.

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The Rochester Police Department initiated an investigation at the scene of the accident and determined that the vehicle was travelling South on the one way portion of Maple Street when it veered into the utility pole.  The reason for the vehicle turning into the pole is still under investigation at this time.       

 

The vehicle had to be towed from the scene. A passenger who was identified as Kyle Hamel, 27 of Rochester was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for reasons unrelated to the accident. There was minor damage to the pole and there was no reported loss of power in the area related to the accident.

 

The Rochester Police are asking anyone who may have information that could assist with this investigation, to call the Rochester Police Department at 330-7128. You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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