Colebrook Police Department
Once again the annual town meeting has arrived. With it is a new set of tasks that your police department is going to take on. We saw a decline in arrests and reportable incidents in 2013. We went from 122 arrests and 373 incidents in 2012 to 79 arrests and 251 incidents in 2013.
The police department was able to work a drug investigation independent of any outside agencies during the summer resulting in the arrest of a heroin dealer in town. The case is currently in Superior Court.
We want to assure the public that we are continuing our presence in the local schools. We will be in the schools walking around during daytime hours and at the beginning and end of school days. It is important to the police department to continue this interaction with the children of our area.
During 2013 the town opened up several roads to ATV traffic. During the year there were 16 complaints about ATV’s. We are working closely with Fish and Game regarding any ATV issues. This will be an area of focus in the coming year. We want this to be successful but with that we also want it to be safe for all.
We were able to fill the vacant position created when Corey Lord went to the New Hampshire State Police. We welcomed Officer Bridget Jeffers back to full-time.
In the past we have sent out warnings regarding new scams involving the Internet, mail and phone. We want to remind you to be alert for any and all methods. The old saying goes, “If it seems too good to be true than it is”. Take an extra moment and ask your elderly relative or friend if they have received any strange calls or messages. If it helps one person it will be worth it.
As always I encourage any one that has drug information to call the 1-800-NAB-DOPE or 1-800-622-3673. This information can be left anonymously.
Have a healthy and prosperous 2014!
Chief Stephen Cass