Press Releases

 

 

2016


As the holiday season approaches, the Hollis Police Department will be collecting new toys to benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Many of the children receiving treatment at CHaD, as well as their families, will not be fortunate enough to enjoy the holidays in the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, children at CHaD use toys to help normalize their day, encourage development, and as diversions when uncomfortable or sitting for long procedures.

We are asking our wonderful community to help support the children receiving treatment at CHaD. At this time, gifts can be dropped off at the Hollis Police Department or the Hollis Town Hall. December 18, 2016, will be the last day we will be accepting gifts.

***PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF USED TOYS.***

If you are interested in donating a new toy, please visit the following link for some ideas on donation items:

http://www.chadkids.org/dv/chad_wish_list.html

CHaD has also created a wish list on Amazon, which can be found at the following link:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3T0LFOLK7I124/ref=cm_sw_su_w 


November 16, 2016

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p..m., members of the Hollis Police Department responded to #121 Federal Hill Road for the report of a theft in progress and two unknown individuals on the property.  The house at the time was uninhabited as the owner had passed away in August of 2016.  When family members of the deceased from out of state arrived at the home on October 22nd to begin cleaning the property they observed an unknown truck and a male and female unknown to them inside the house. Upon arrival, members of the Hollis Police Patrol Division were able to determine that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Polaris ATV, and two mountain bikes had been moved from the property and placed into a truck belonging to the unknown male.  The male and female were identified as Janet Testa-Fox, age 49 of Deacon Lane in Hollis; the male, her nephew, John Testa, age 35 of Silver Lake Road in Hollis.

 

As a result of a subsequent investigation into the matter, both Testa-Fox and Testa were arrested on November 16, 2016 and charged with Theft By Unauthorized Taking, Felony; Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Felony; as well as both a Class A Misdemeanor and Violation level count of Criminal Trespass.

Both were able to post bail of $25,000 cash/surety with the assistance of a bail bondsman and are scheduled to be arraigned on the aforementioned charges on January 4, 2016 in the 9th Circuit Court - District Division - Nashua, New Hampshire.

 

 

 


November 13, 2016

On 11/13/16 at approximately 1:10 AM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a Ford Focus on Route 111 for an equipment violation.  After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Benjamin Sanford, age 25 of Kinsley Street Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle. The passenger in the motor vehicle, Michael Dunham, age 25 of Highland Street Pelham, NH was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  They were both transported to the Hollis Police Department where they were processed and released on personal recognizance bail pending a December 21, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


November 12, 2016

On 11/12/16 at approximately 11:45 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a Chevrolet Cobalt on Broad Street for speeding.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Adrienne Andrews, age 31 of Overlook Drive Greenville, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug, and Possession of a Controlled Drug in a Motor Vehicle.  ANDREWS was transported to the Hollis Police Department for processing where she processed and released on $3000 personal recognizance bail pending a December 21, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


November 11, 2016

On 11/11/16 at approximately 10:30 AM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Subaru Forrester on Route 111 for an inspection violation.  After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Michael Pitts Durham, age 24 of Main Street Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs and Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle. The passenger in the motor vehicle, Julio Carrucini, age 26 of Main Street Nashua, NH was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  They were both transported to the Hollis Police Department where they were processed and released on $1000 personal recognizance bail pending a December 21, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

Michael Pitts Durham, age 24 Julio Carrucini, age 26

November 10, 2016

On 11/10/16 at approximately 9:55 PM, Officer Tara Koski stopped a Toyota Camry on Broad Street for speeding.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Sydney Kham, age 18 of Lund Street Nashua was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  KHAM was transported to the Hollis Police Department where she was processed and released on $1040 personal recognizance bail pending a December, 21 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


November 1, 2016

Hollis police officers will be sporting more beards and mustaches this month.

This year, in the spirit of "Movember", the department will raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.  MMRF is an organization dedicated to finding a cure for multiple myeloma a type of blood cancer.  The organization was brought to the attention of the Hollis Police Department after Chief James Sartell attended a Hollis-Brookline Middle School volleyball game at which Cameron Dreyer along with his brother (Mitchell) and sisters (Emily and Sarah) spoke about the organization and how it has impacted the treatment for their mother, Jeanie. 

Officers who raise at least $25 per week will be allowed to go unshaven for November.  Officers that don’t want to grow beards but who wish to participate in the fundraiser can opt to continue to wear the summer uniform shirt for November.  Citizens who wish to “sponsor” an officer can contact the department for their “match.” 

The money raised will go directly to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation https://www.themmrf.org/

In addition to raising money for a good cause, the department hopes that it will help start conversations between officers and the community about this fantastic organization. 

Photo courtesy of Leslie Eisenberg Photography


October 31, 2016

On 10/31/16 at approximately 2PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Hyundai Elantra on Broad Street for speeding.  After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Kristin Saunders, age 21 of Silver Lake Road was arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle. The passenger in the motor vehicle, Brian Larosa, age 25 of River Street Waltham, MA was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  They were both transported to the Hollis Police Department where they were processed and released on $1000 personal recognizance bail pending a December 21, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

Kristin Saunders, age 21 Brian Larosa, age 25

October 20, 2016

On 10/20/16 at approximately 11:45 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a Honda Accord on Route 101A for speeding.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Tyler Harrington, age 26 of Meadow Lane Westford, MA was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Drug, and Resisting Arrest all class a Misdemeanor offenses.  HARRINGTON was transported to the Hollis Police Department for processing where he became belligerent and refused to submit to the booking process.  He was subsequently transported to Hillsborough County Jail where he was held pending an arraignment the following morning.  He returned to the department on 10/21, to complete the booking process pursuant to his bail conditions.  He was released on $5000 personal recognizance bail pending a November 17, 2016 hearing in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


October 14, 2016

On 10/14/16 at approximately 5 PM the Hollis Police Department arrested Phillip Pellerin, age 27 of Russell Street Wilton, NH for Issuing Bad Checks.  PELLERIN was charged with writing $2960 in checks to Jennings Excavation which were refused by the drawee TD Bank, North America.  PELLERIN was released on $240 cash bail pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on November 23, 2016.   


October 14, 2016

On 10/14/16 at approximately 12:45 PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Volkswagen GTI on Broad Street for an equipment violation.  After speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Rene Rubio, age 18 of Clarendon Street Fitchburg, MA was arrested and charged with Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle.  A passenger in the vehicle, Jeremy Beck, age 18 of Lawrence Street Fitchburg, MA was arrested and Possession of a Controlled Drug.  Both men were transported to the Hollis Police Department, process and released on personal recognizance bail pending an 11/23/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

Rene Rubio, age 18 Jeremy Beck, age 18

October 8, 2016

On 10/8/16 at approximately 8:30 PM, the Hollis Police were dispatched to the area of 194 Federal Hill Road for a reported motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, Officer Joseph Wallent observed a white Chevrolet Silverado off the road down an embankment and into some trees.  After a brief investigation at the scene, Stephen Reed, age 23 of Spaulding Street Milford, NH was placed under arrest for Driving  Under the Influence of Drugs, a Class A misdemeanor.  He was processed and released on $1000 personal recognizance bail pending an arraignment on 10/20/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 


October 6, 2016

 On 10/6/16 at approximately 7:30 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped an Acura on Broad Street for speeding.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Oswaldo Macias, age 31 of Cedar Street Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  MACIAS was released on $3000 personal recognizance bail pending an 11/9/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 

 


October 4, 2016

Press Release

Protect your Identity! Shred your unwanted, sensitive documents!

The Hollis Police Department and Shred-It will be co-hosting a Shred Day, Food Drive and Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, October 22, 2016, between 10AM and 2PM in the parking lot of the Hollis Police Department, 9 Silver Lake Rd., Hollis. Shred-It will be on site to shred documents. In addition, Hollis Police invites you to join us for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Shred-It is providing this valuable, secure and convenient service at no charge. In exchange, we ask that you bring food donation(s) that will be delivered to a local charity. Please bring food items that are boxed, canned or packaged; no glass or refrigerated items.

Credit cards, paper clips and staples can be shredded, but not CDs/DVDs, binders or other metals. Your boxes will be returned to you. We have made this an annual event after receiving so much positive feedback last year from those who used the service. In addition to providing a service to our community, we helped countless families in need in time for the holidays with our food drive.

 


October 2, 2016

On 10/2/16 at approximately 1:30 AM, the Hollis Police Department responded to a single motor vehicle accident on Wheeler Road.  Upon arrival Officer Joseph Wallent observed a heavily damaged white Chevrolet in the roadway.  The occupant of the vehicle was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital.  After clearing the scene, Officer Wallent responded to the hospital in furtherance of his accident investigation.  After speaking with the operator of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Tara Houle, age 37 of Wheeler Road Hollis, NH was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (With Excess Alcohol Concentration), a Class B misdemeanor.  HOULE was released on $2000 personal recognizance bailed pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on October 12, 2016. 


September 30, 2016

On 9/30/16 at approximately 9:40 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a Ford Explorer on Depot Road for an equipment violation.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Steven Panetta, age 27 of Charter Street Boston, MA was arrested and charged with 2 felony drug charges.  Panetta was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Drug (cocaine), Possession of a Controlled Drug (narcotics), and misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Drug (marijuana).  Panetta was released on $5000 personal recognizance bail pending a November 9, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


September 25, 2016

 On 9/25/16 at approximately 8 PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner observed a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Route 111 travelling in excess of 80 mph, operating erratically, and passing multiple vehicles illegally.  Officer Landsteiner was able to stop the vehicle on Route 111.  After speaking with the operator, James Farrar, age 47 of Nashua Road Pepperell, MA was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving.  FARRAR was released on $1000 personal recognizance bail pending a November 9, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 


September 25, 2016

On 9/25/16 at approximately 7 AM, the Hollis Police Department was called to the Silver Lake Flea Market for the report of a wanted subject at that location.  Upon arrival, Officer Tara Koski arrested James Hackett, age 30 of Gowing Road Hudson, NH for Conduct After an Accident.  A few weeks prior (8/28/16), the Hollis Police Department responded to the Silver Lake Flea Market for the report of a hit and run accident.  Witnesses reported seeing a black Chevrolet operated by HACKETT back into another vehicle in the parking lot and flee the scene.  An arrest warrant was subsequently issued for HACKETT.    HACKETT was released on $2040 personal recognizance bailed pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on November 9, 2016


September 17, 2016

On 9/17/16 at approximately 10 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a Toyota Camry on Depot Road for erratic operation/yellow line violation.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Lise Tremblay, age 54 of 8th Street Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, a class A misdemeanor.  TREMBLAY was released on $2000 personal recognizance bail pending a September 28, 2016 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


September 17, 2016

On 9/17/16 at approximately 1010 AM, the Hollis Police Department received several calls about a red car driving at high speeds down Federal Hill Road.  The concerned motorists provided a description of the vehicle along with the license plate number.  Sgt. Jonathan Tate located a red Dodge Neon with the same license plate parked at the state park on Silver Lake Road.  After a brief investigation, Nicholas Schirmer, age 25 of Federal Hill Road Milford, NH was arrested and charged with Driving  Under the Influence of Drugs, a Class A misdemeanor.  SCHIRMER was released on $2000 personal recognizance bailed pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on September 28, 2016. 

 


September 10, 2016

On 9/4/16 at approximately 1 AM, Officer Joseph Wallent stopped an Infinity CP on Broad Street after smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting an investigation, David Persall, age 54 of Rideout Road Hollis, NH was arrested via warrant on 9/10/16 and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug and Possession of a Controlled Drug in a Motor Vehicle.  PERSALL was released on $1500 personal recognizance bail pending a 10/26/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


September 9, 2016

On 9/9/16, the Hollis Police Department arrested Michael Joyce, age 32 of Shirley Street Pepperell, MA for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor.  JOYCE was involved in a motorcycle crash on July 4, 2016 at approximately 7pm in the area of 51 Worcester Road.  JOYCE and a passenger riding on the motorcycle were transported to a local hospital for treatment after the accident.  JOYCE was released on $3000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on September 21, 2016. 

 


September 8, 2016

On 9/8/16 at approximately 12:15 AM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Mitsubishi on Ash Street for an equipment violation.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Tyler Gabriel, age 22 of Milton Street N. Andover, MA was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  GABRIEL was released on $2000 personal recognizance bail pending a 10/26/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


September 7, 2016

On 9/7/16 at approximately 10:20 PM the Hollis Police Department arrested Randy Ross, age 31 of Amherst Street Manchester, NH for Harassment.  ROSS was charged with two counts of misdemeanor Harassment for making 26 telephone calls to the Hollis Police Department on 10/26/16 using offensively coarse/profane language, with no legitimate communicative purpose, and with a purpose to annoy.  ROSS was released on $2000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on October 26, 2016.

 


September 2, 2016

On 9/2/16 at approximately 4:00PM, while patrolling Broad Street, Officer Lucas Ilges attempted to stop a Chevrolet Impala for an inspection violation.  The vehicle attempted to elude the officer but was eventually found in a driveway on Broad Street.  After a brief investigation, Officer Ilges arrested Brian Gorman, age 28 of 685 Broadway Malden, MA for Operating After Suspension and Disobeying a Police Officer.  GORMAN was released on $4000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on October 12, 2016.   


August 26, 2016

On 8/26/16 at approximately 1:30PM, the Hollis Police were dispatched to Harvest Market for the report of an assault.  Upon arrival Officer Kurt Thompson made contact with a 78 year old female who reported that while waiting in the check out line, she was struck in the head by a woman who is known to her.  The suspect had left the store prior to the officer’s arrival.  After a brief investigation, Officer Thompson applied for and was granted an arrest warrant for Susan Alexander, age 51 of Market Place Hollis, NH.  ALEXANDER was arrested on 8/31/16 and charged with Simple Assault and released on $2000 personal recognizance bail pending an arraignment on 10/12/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


August 25, 2016

On 8/25/16 at approximately 5:30PM, Officer Matthew Poulicakos stopped a white Mazda for a registration violation.  Upon speaking with the operator and conducting a brief investigation, Eury Taverez, age 21 of Dover Street Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Disobeying a  Police Officer (giving a false name), Operating with a Suspended License, and Operating with a Suspended Registration.  TAVEREZ was processed and released on $3000 personal recognizance bail pending an arraignment on 10/12/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


 

August 24, 2016

On 8/24/16 at approximately 0200 AM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a mini Cooper on Broad Street for speeding.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, John Keniston, age 18 of Foxmoor Cir. Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  KENISTON was released on $2000 personal recognizance bail pending a 10/12/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


August 22, 2016

On 8/22/16 at approximately 1200PM, the Hollis Police Department received a call from a concerned motorist regarding a white van operating in an erratic manner.  The concerned motorist advised dispatch that the vehicle had pulled off into a driveway on Blood Road.  Officer Kurt Thompson responded to the area and made contact with the operator of a white GMC van.  After a brief investigation, Richard Hardy, age 68 of Dow Road Hollis, NH was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor.  HARDY was released on $3000 personal recognizance bailed pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on August 31, 2016. 


August 12, 2016

On 8/12/16 at approximately 1145 PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a grey Acura on Silver Lake Road for a yellow line violation.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Daniel Starr age 32 of Willard Street Ayer, MA and Justin Murphy age 29 of Gorham Street Chelmsford, MA were arrested and charged with drug offenses.  STARR was charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Drug (marijuana) and Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle.  He was released on $2000 personal recognizance bail pending a 9/28/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.  MURPHY was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Drug (fentanyl) and Possession of a Controlled Drug (cocaine) and misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Drug (marijuana).  MURPHY was held on $5000 cash or surety bail pending a 8/15/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

Daniel Starr, age 32 Justin Murphy, age 29

August 5, 2016

On 8/5/16 at approximately 9pm, Officer Joseph Wallent responded to a complaint of trespassing on a private road off of Samuel’s Way.  Upon arrival, he stopped the suspect vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler on the private road.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Kevin Erickson, age 19 of South London Drive Nashua and Hunter Forehand, age 18 of Spit Brook Road Nashua were arrested for Criminal Trespass and Possession of a Controlled Drug.  The two were processed and later released on personal recognizance bail pending an a 9/28/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

Kevin Erickson, age 19 Hunter Forehand, age 18

 


August 1, 2016

On 8/1 at approximately 3:30PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Chevrolet Van for violation of the hands free law.  Upon speaking with the driver and conducting a brief investigation, David Kukla, age 59 of Sundance Road Concord, NH was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug and Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle.  He was processed and released on $3000 personal recognizance bail pending a 9/14/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 


August 1, 2016

On 8/1/16 at approximately 12:15AM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Toyota Corolla on Pine Hill Road for a stop sign violation.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Ashley Gosselin, age 19 of Houde Road in Nashua and Margaret St. Louis, age 20 of Gilson Road in Nashua were arrested and charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Drug.  They were later released on $1500 personal recognizance bail pending a 9/14/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

Ashley Gosselin, age 19 Margaret St. Louis, age 20

July 29, 2016

The Hollis Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with an investigation involving the use of remote controlled drones to view the homes of Hollis residents.  Between June 20, 2016, and July 26, 2016, residents on Flint Pond Road and Wright Road observed a remote controlled drone flying outside their windows.  The drone sightings occurred in the late night hours and early morning hours.  Individuals reporting the drone sightings have expressed their belief that the drone was watching them as they slept or moved throughout their residence. 

 We are asking for any information about this investigation.  Those with information can contact Detective Tara Koski or Detective Angelo Corrado of the Hollis Police Department at (603) 465-7637.  Individuals wishing to leave an anonymous tip can do so by visiting the Hollis Anonymous Tip Tool located at http://www.pdtips.org/hollis/

 

 


July 29, 2016

On 7/29/16 at approximately 0100 hours, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Saturn SL1 on Pine Hill Road for failing to yield.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation,  Jacob Stys, age 18 of Oliver Street Hudson, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  STYS was released on $2000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 9/14/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 


July 25, 2016

On 7/25/16 at approximately 1100 AM, Sgt. Brendan LaFlamme stopped a Honda Civic on on Ash Street for non-inspection.  Upon speaking with the occupant of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Sydney Rak, age 18 of Maple St. Wilton, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  RAK was processed and released on $1000 personal recognizance pending an arraignment 9/14/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


 

July 23, 2016

On July 23 at approximately 11:30 PM, Officer Joseph Wallent met with a 29 year old female in the lobby of the police department.  The woman came to the station to report that she had been assaulted and choked by her husband.  Officer Wallent responded to the couple’s residence and after a brief investigation Christopher Whary, age 31 of Proctor Hill Road Hollis, NH was arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault (Asphyxiation), a class B Felony, and misdemeanor Domestic Violence; Assault.  WHARY was arraigned on July 25 and is scheduled to appear on August 18, 2016 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua Division. 

 


July 18, 2016

On 7/18/16 at approximately 1:00 AM,  Officer Kurt Thompson arrested Tylor Angers, age 19 of Truel Road, Amherst for Theft from a Motor Vehicle.  ANGERS is charged with entering vehicles on Emerson Road, Flagg Road, Laurel Hill Road, and Fletcher Lane and stealing cash.  He was processed and released on $2000 personal recognizance pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on August 31, 2016.   

 


 

July 2, 2016

On 7/2 at 8AM, the Hollis Police Department was contacted to investigate the report of a father absconding with his children in the middle of the night after an argument with their mother.  Officer Lucas Ilges interviewed the children’s mother who advised that she and the father of the children had been arguing and that mother agreed to leave for the night.  Early the next morning, the mother discovered that the father had left with the children ages 9 and 4, sometime overnight.  It was determined that he had left the state with the children in an attempt to conceal them from their mother.  He was eventually contacted by telephone but refused to return the children and was uncooperative with any attempts to mediate the matter.  A short time later, an arrest warrant was issued for Clifford Shaw, age 49 of Federal Hill Road Hollis, NH charging him with two counts of Interference with Custody (a Class B Felony).  SHAW turned himself in and is being held on $5000 cash/surety bail with a Probable Cause hearing scheduled for July 14, 2016 at 8:15 am in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua Division. 

 


June 24, 2016

Coffee with a Cop!
The Hollis Police Department will host community Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday July 6th at Brookdale Fruit Farm 41 Broad Street 8-10 AM.  Come join us for some conversation and a free cup of coffee! 



June 23, 2016

 

On 6/22/16 at approximately 7:15 AM,  while patrolling Route 111, Officer Philip Landsteiner attempted to stop a Nissan Pathfinder for violation of the hands free law (texting while driving).  The vehicle attempted to elude the officer but was eventually stopped on Hazel Street.  After a brief investigation, Officer Landsteiner arrested Caron Sobetzer, age 26 of South Road Pepperell, MA for driving while certified a Habitual Offender and Disobeying a Police Officer.  SOBETZER was released on $300 cash/$5000 personal recognizance pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division on August 3, 2016.


June 20, 2016 

On 6/19/16 at approximately 2 PM, the Hollis Police Department was dispatched to a residence on Patch Road for a disturbance.  While conducting an investigation into the matter, Officer David Turgeon was struck in the head/face area by Michael Pattelena, age 19 of Patch Road, Hollis.   PATTELENA was arrested after a brief struggle and was charged with Resisting Detention, Simple Assault, and Default of Bail Conditions.  He refused the services of a Bail Commissioner and was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail pending arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.  Officer Turgeon was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.   


May 31, 2016

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at around 8:30 a.m., members of the Hollis and Brookline Police Departments, with the assistance of the Nashua and Hudson Police Departments, conducted a canine search of select areas of Hollis Brookline High School.  Specifically, the third floor of the building was searched, as well as portions of all three parking lots.  As a result of a canine search of the lower student parking lot, a motor vehicle was seized pending the application for and execution of a search warrant.  A court approved search was executed on the vehicle on Thursday, May 26, 2016, and the vehicle was subsequently released to its owner that same day.  At this time, the investigation into this specific matter remains active.

As the canine search was being executed, school administrators indicated a fifteen (15) year old juvenile male subject left the school on foot without permission.  When ordered to stop by a school administrator, the juvenile male subject fled into the woods and refused to exit when ordered to do so.  Ultimately, the male subject was subsequently located and directed on several occasions to return to the school building.  The juvenile male subject was subsequently placed into custody by the Hollis Police Department for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest/detention, and possession of marijuana.  He was later released to the custody of his parents.

 Aside from the information above, the canine search did not yield any other discoveries warranting criminal investigation.  The Hollis and Brookline Police Departments wishes to thank the school administration, the teachers, the students, and their parents for their patience and understanding during the very brief period of time this canine search was conducted.

 


 

May 13, 2016

On 5/13/16 at approximately 1630 hours, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Toyota Camry on Rideout Road for failing to signal.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation,  Nathan Hale, age 18 of Summer St. Nashua, NH was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  A 16 year old juvenile was also taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.  They were both released on personal recognizance bail and HALE is scheduled to be arraigned on 7/6/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


May 9, 2016

The Hollis Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the responsible party or parties involved in the damage of a campaign sign on South Merrimack Road in the early morning hours of May 9, 2016.  At approximately 12:45 AM, the Hollis Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to 261 South Merrimack Road in regards to a campaign sign being set on fire.  Upon arrival, Officer Philip Landsteiner observed a large campaign sign hanging in between two trees fully engulfed in flames.  Officer Landsteiner extinguished the fire and upon speaking with the owners of the sign learned that this was not the first time the sign had been damaged.  Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Hollis Police Department at 603-465-7637.


April 27, 2016

Wyatt Farwell Caleb Lomme

On 4/27 at approximately 9 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges was contacted by Amherst Police Department to assist in locating a vehicle involved in a theft of alcohol from Walmart.  He was provided vehicle information as well as a description of the suspects.  In furtherance of the investigation, Officer Lucas responded to 164 Broad Street where he identified the subject in control of the property.  After a brief investigation Wyatt Farwell, age 18 of Broad Street Hollis, NH was arrested and charged with Facilitating  an Underage Alcohol House Party and Unlawful Possession of Alcohol.  FARWELL was later released on $2500 personal recognizance bail pending a June 15 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua Division.  Caleb Lomme, age 18 of Rideout Lane Brookline, NH was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property and was released on $1500 personal recognizance bail with an arraignment scheduled for the same day.  There were a total of 12 people taken into custody during the incident, ranging in age from 16-18, and subsequently released to their parent/guardian.

 


April 26, 2016

Edwin Rivera Shelly Young

On 4/17/16 at approximately 0130 hours, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Volkswagen Jetta on Route 101A for defective equipment.  Upon doing so, Officer Landsteiner observed the driver and passenger switch locations in the vehicle.  After speaking with the parties and conducting a brief investigation,  Edwin Rivera, age 27 of Island Road Wilton, NH was arrested and charged with Operating After Suspension and Disobeying an Officer.  He was also arrested on an electronic bench warrant for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.  Officer Landsteiner applied for and was granted an arrest warrant for the passenger of the vehicle.  On 4/26, Shelly Young, age 30 of Island Road Wilton, NH was arrested for Disobeying a Police Officer and Allowing an Improper Person to Operate a Motor Vehicle.  They were both released on personal recognizance bail and are scheduled to be arraigned on 6/15/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


 

Spring cleaning?  Don't forget about the medicine cabinet!

The Hollis Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back and Coffee with a Cop event on Saturday, April 30, between 10AM and 2PM.  Residents may drop off their unwanted or unused medications at Hollis Pharmacy and General Store 6 Ash Street, Hollis.  In addition, from 10a-12p Hollis Police invites you to join Lt. Joseph Hoebeke for a cup of coffee and conversation.

 

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April 23, 2016

On 4/23/16 at approximately 9PM, Officer Kurt Thompson stopped a Cadillac on Broad Street for erratic operation of the vehicle.  Upon speaking with the driver and conducting a brief investigation, Shane Pollock, age 25 of Lawndale Ave. Nashua was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Class A Misdemeanor.  POLLOCK was later released on $1000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 5/5/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


April 19, 2016

On 4/19/16 at approximately 11:50 AM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a red Chevrolet Blazer for speeding.  Upon speaking with the operator of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Cody Moreau, age 18, of Silver Lake Road, Hollis was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug and Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle.   He was processed and released on $5000 Personal Recognizance Bail scheduled to be arraigned on 6/15/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


 

April 16, 2016

On 4/16/16 at approximately 8:15 PM, Officer Kurt Thompson encountered a suspicious motor vehicle on the Flint Pond Right of Way.  Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a brief investigation, Cole Rogers, age 18, of Plain Street, Taunton, MA was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug.   He was processed and released on $2000 Personal Recognizance Bail scheduled to be arraigned on 6/15/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


 

April 16, 2016

On 4/16/16 at approximately 2 PM, Officer Lucas Ilges stopped a Toyota Scion TC on Depot Road for non-inspection.  After a brief investigation, Christopher Ullon, age 18 of Old Derry Road, Londonderry, NH was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.  ULLON was also arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Ashland, New Hampshire for Unauthorized use of  Motor Vehicle, Conduct After an Accident, and Criminal Mischief.  He was released on bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 6/15/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


April 15, 2016

On 4/15/16 at approximately 4:15 PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped Ford F150 on Broad Street for speeding.  Upon speaking with the driver and conducting a brief investigation, Henry Lowther, age 20, of Galway Road in Nashua was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug (Methamphetamines) and Falsifying Evidence both felony level offenses.  He was also charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Drug (marijuana).  LOWTHER was later released on $300 cash and $3000 personal recognizance bail.  He is scheduled to be arraigned on 6/15/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 


April 3, 2016 

 

On 4/3/16 the Hollis Police Department arrested Maurice Tweedie, age 46, of 65 Hartshorn Ln., Warner, NH for Criminal Trespass and Attempted Burglary.  Hollis Police responded to a burglary alarm on 3/20 and upon arrival were able to review security surveillance of the property.  An investigation conducted by Officer Lucas Ilges revealed that a white male had gained entry to the garage of the residence.  When he attempted to enter the home through the garage, the alarm was activated at which point he ran to a parked vehicle.  Officer Lucas was able to identify the white male as TWEEDIE using information from the vehicle, NH Department of Corrections Field Services, and other witnesses and sources.  TWEEDIE is being held on $15000 cash bail pending a April 13, 2016 probable cause hearing in the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.

 


March 15, 2016

On 3/12/16 the Hollis Police Department was dispatched to a disturbance at a trailhead in the area of 225 Broad Street.  Upon arrival officers met with a male and female who had been arguing.  After a brief investigation, James Williams, age 52 of Main Street in Townsend, MA was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug and Possession of Drugs in a Motor Vehicle.  WILLIAMS was released on $5000 PR bail pending a 4/27/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 


February 23, 2016

 

On 2/20/16 at approximately 1 AM Officer David Turgeon stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe on Route 111 for speeding. Upon speaking with the driver and conducting a brief investigation, Jonathan Ludford, age 43, of Casie Lane in Pepperell, MA was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Ludford was later released on $5000 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 2/25/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 

 


 

February 12, 2016

 

On 2/11/16 the Hollis Police Department arrested Jason Hunter, age 30, of 5 Howard Street Nashua, NH for harassment and three counts of Stalking.  Hollis Police were contacted 2/7/16 by a 17 year old female regarding allegations that she was being harassed by an unknown party via Facebook, text, and email since December.  The subject had gathered information about her personal life to include her residence, place of work, friends, etc. and had used that information to harass her.  The issue grew in severity when on 2/7, two men arrived at the victim’s residence in response to an ad placed on Craigslist soliciting a sexual encounter.  Mr. Hunter was identified as a suspect in the case and was arrested after an investigation conducted by Detective Angelo Corrado of the Hollis Police Department.  HUNTER met the victim through work and were merely acquaintances not having a relationship of any kind.  HUNTER is being held on $5000 cash bail pending a March 10, 2016 8:15 AM pre-trial conference in the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.

 

 

 


 

February 1, 2016

 

Press Release

 

On 1/31/16 the Hollis Police Department was dispatched to Flint Pond for the report of a disturbance involving an OHRV being operated recklessly.  Upon arrival, Officer Joseph Wallent encountered the operator of the OHRV arguing and fighting with residents of the homes nearby.  The man was armed with a handgun and witnesses informed the officer that he had pointed the gun at a number of witnesses threatening to shoot them.  Officer Wallent, with the assistance of Nashua police officers, took the man into custody without further incident. 

 Kenneth Defresne age, 32 of Flint Pond Drive was arrested and charged with felony Criminal Threatening with a deadly weapon, Operating an OHRV under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Possession of a Controlled Drug, and Resisting Arrest/Detention. 

Defresne was held on $10000 cash or surety bail pending a 2/1/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. 

 

 


January 18, 2016

Press Release

 

On 1/18/16 the Hollis Police Department arrested Diana Carter, age 20 of 113 Silver Lake Road Hollis, NH for Possession of a Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Drug.  Zachary Granger, age 21 of 113 Silver Lake Road Hollis, NH was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug with the Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Drug, and Breach of Bail Conditions. 

 The pair were arrested as the result of items seized during a search of 113 Silver Lake Road that took place on 12/9.   The Hollis Police Department executed a search warrant at that address after developing information that Granger was in possession of a firearm while out on bail for felony Armed Robbery and Reckless Conduct.  A number of items were seized during the search including cash, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of marijuana. 

 Diana Carter was released on $2500 cash or surety bail and will be arraigned on 3/2/16 at 8:15 am in the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.

Zachary Granger was held on $5000 cash or surety bail pending a 1/19/16 arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 

Diana Carter, age 20 Zachary Granger, age 21


January 14, 2016

On January 13, 2016 at approximately 3:30 PM the Hollis Police Department arrested Charles Bureau, age 72, of Grenada Circle Nashua, NH for two counts of Misdemeanor Sexual Assault.  Hollis Police were contacted December 31, 2015 by New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services regarding allegations that Mr. Bureau had sexually assaulted a 37 year old female being cared for at Independent Services Network on Clinton Drive in Hollis where Mr. Bureau was employed as a Direct Support Professional.  Independent Services Network is a human services provider for the developmentally disabled.  Charles Bureau was released on $10,000 personal recognizance pending a March 2, 2016 8:15 AM arraignment in the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.

Bureau

 


 

January 3, 2016

On 1/3/16  at approximately 10:30 PM, Officer Philip Landsteiner stopped a Buick LeSabre on Route 101A for driving without headlights on. Upon speaking with the driver and conducting a brief investigation, Colin Hassett, age 21, of Congress Street in Nashua was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Hassett was later released on $1500 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 2/17/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

2015


 

Press Release

December 22, 2015

On 12/20/15 at approximately 3 AM Officer Joseph Wallent stopped a Chevrolet Silverado on Route 111 for a moving violation. Upon speaking with the driver and conducting a brief investigation, Sonia Walker, age 22, of Pine Hill Road in Hollis was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Walker was later released on $700 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 1/7/16 in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 

 


 

December 11, 2015

Press Release

The Hollis Police Department regrets to announce the resignation of Lt. Richard Mello from the police department effective 12/20/15.  Lt. Mello has accepted an offer to be the Chief of Police in Lebanon, NH.  We are proud of our friend and colleague but will certainly miss him and all that he brought to this department, the town, and its residents.  We wish him the best in his new role and know that he will do a fine job.  Due to his quick start date, we plan to invite him to a Coffee with a Cop event in the near future so that those who would like to wish him luck in his new endeavor can do so in person. 


 

December 7, 2015

Press Release

On 12/6/15 at approximately 10:30PM the Hollis Police Patrol Division responded to a residence on Alsun Drive for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon their arrival it was determined that a husband and wife had been engaged in an argument when the male subject pushed the female subject out of a room. As a result, Robert S. Batson, age 54, of Alsun Drive in Hollis, was arrested and charged with Domestic Simple Assault, a Class A Misdemeanor. The female victim did not sustain any injury.

Batson was later released on $1,000 Cash Bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on  12/7/15 at 1:00PM  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


December 7, 2015

Press Release

On 12/6/15 at approximately 2:20AM the Hollis Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle accident that had occurred on Twiss Lane. Upon the arrival of patrol units, they observed a Dodge Ram Pickup Truck in the middle of the road that had heavy damage to the entire vehicle. Upon speaking to the male driver, the officer determined that the operator had been drinking and was impaired. Michael A. Burns, age 22, of Blood Road in Hollis was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor. Marijuana was found inside the vehicle, as were open containers of alcohol, so Burns also faces charges for the Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Open Container, a Violation.

Burns was later released on $1,500 Personal Recognizance Bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on  12/17/15 at 8:15AM  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


November 30, 2015

Press Release

On 11/29/15 at approximately 1:05AM Officer Phil Landsteiner stopped a 2005 Subaru on Proctor Hill Road for a motor vehicle violation. Upon speaking to the female operator, he detected an odor of Marijuana coming from inside the car and noted that the operator appeared to be trying to conceal something in the center console. Upon conducting a brief investigation, Briana Rose Edwards, age 28, of W. Hill Road in Brookline, NH was arrested and charged with the Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class B Misdemeanors. 

Edwards was later released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 1/6/16 at 8:15AM  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


November 30, 2015

Press Release

On 11/27/15 at approximately 9:40PM Hollis Police Patrol units responded to an address on Farley Road for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon speaking to the 21 year old female victim, she told the officers that her ex-boyfriend had slammed her head in the trunk of the car and then threatened to kill her. Hollis Officers were able to locate the male subject involved at his residence and after a brief investigation, he was taken into custody. Andrew J. Hendrickson, age 20, of Nevins Road in Hollis was arrested and charged with Domestic Simple Assault and Criminal Threatening, both Class A Misdemeanors.

Hendrickson was later released on $3,000 Cash/Surety bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 11/30/15 at 1:00PM  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


November 25, 2015

Press Release

Hollis Police to Sponsor Blood Drive

The Hollis Police Department will be sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 29th from 2:00PM until 7:00PM at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road. All donors will receive a FREE Red Cross long-sleeve T-shirt. Please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood for more information on donating blood. Appointments are recommended and can be scheduled by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org


November 24, 2015

Press Release - Hatch Burglary Update

As the result of an ongoing investigation and assistance from the Lunenburg, Massachusetts Police Department, there are pending charges for three subjects involved in the November 23rd Burglary at the Hatch Convenience Store. Felony arrest warrants have been issues for: Steven M. Nutting, age 40, of Fitchburg, MA; Ruel G. Spence, age 41, of Fitchburg and Erica A. Tocci, age 43, of Fitchburg. Nutting and Spence are both charged with Burglary, a Class A Felony, for breaking in and entering the store. Tocci is charged with Criminal Liability for the Conduct of Another, a Class A Felony, for providing support to Nutting and Spence to include driving them from the scene.

Nutting, Ruel and Spence are currently being held at the Worcester County Jail in Massachusetts on charges stemming from Lunenburg, Massachusetts. They will be arrested and extradited to New Hampshire as soon as practical.

(Photos courtesy of the Lunenburg, MA Police Department)

(Hatch Surveillance)

Early Monday morning, 11/23/15, at approximately 12:40AM the Hollis Police Patrol Division responded to a burglary alarm at the Hatch Convenience Store located at 85 Runnells Bridge Road. Upon arriving at the scene, the first responding officer observed that the front door of the store was smashed out and that entry into the store had been made. A search of the premises showed that the suspect(s) had already fled.

A short time later the Lunenburg, Massachusetts Police Department took three subjects into custody after they were found operating a stolen motor vehicle in their jurisdiction. Within the stolen vehicle were several items that were confirmed stolen from the Hatch Convenience Store. Additionally, video surveillance linked the subjects and items to the Hatch Burglary.

 


November 23, 2015

Press Release

Early Monday morning, 11/23/15, at approximately 12:40AM the Hollis Police Patrol Division responded to a burglary alarm at the Hatch Convenience Store located at 85 Runnells Bridge Road. Upon arriving at the scene, the first responding officer observed that the front door of the store was smashed out and that entry into the store had been made. A search of the premises showed that the suspect(s) had already fled.

A short time later the Lunenburg, Massachusetts Police Department took three subjects into custody after they were found operating a stolen motor vehicle in their jurisdiction. Within the stolen vehicle were several items that were confirmed stolen from the Hatch Convenience Store. Additionally, video surveillance linked the subjects and items to the Hatch Burglary.

The Hollis Police Patrol and Detective Divisions are continuing to investigate this incident and arrests are expected. This release will be updated when there are further developments.


November 16, 2015

Press Release

The Hollis Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief James Sartell was appointed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Police Committee at the recent IAPC Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The IACP Community Policing Committee studies community policing strategies and operations for the purpose of formulating model policies, conducting research, distributing literature and providing reference and resource materials to law enforcement agencies. In addition, the Committee recognizes on a yearly basis those agencies that have successfully implemented community policing programs.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has over 20,000 members from 100 countries throughout the world. Chief Sartell's appointment is for 3 years aligns perfectly with the department's community policing philosophy and initiatives.

Chief James Sartell (Left) pictured with IACP President Chief Terrence Cunningham of the Wellesley, Massachusetts Police Department.


November 10, 2015

Press Release - Toys For Tots

The Hollis Police Department will be participating in Toys for Tots during the 2015 Holiday Season. In 1995, Toys For Tots was approved by the Secretary of Defense as an official activity of the United States Marine Corps and an official mission for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Since its inception, Toys For Tots has distributed over 494 million toys to over 230 million less fortunate children.

This year, the Hollis Police Department and Communications Center aims to make a difference to ensure that no child goes without a toy this Christmas. We will have a collection box in our lobby, 24/7,  beginning on Tuesday November 10th until Thursday December 10th so that people in the community can drop off toys. On December 11th we'll be delivering the toys collected to a Toys For Tots drop site.

Toys for Tots accepts new, unwrapped toys for donation. Toys For Tots does not accept, and will not distribute, toys that look like realistic weapons or gifts with food. All other new, unwrapped toys are welcome. Please consider donating a toy to this cause as every toy makes a difference. For additional information, please contact Lt. Richard Mello by email or at 603-465-7637.


November 5, 2015

Press Release

On 11/5/15 at approximately 12:00AM the Hollis Police Department responded to a residence on Old Runnels Bridge Road for a reported overdose. Responding officers found a 25 year old male unconscious in a bathroom who was apparently suffering from an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. The 25 year-old-victim was treated by the Hollis Fire Department at the scene and transported to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. His condition as of the time of this press release is unknown.


November 2, 2015

Press Release

In the spirit of "Movember," Hollis Police Officers will be growing facial hair to raise money for a very worthy cause. Hollis Communication Specialist Ross Rawnsley's wife Lynda was involved in a tragic head on collision September 30th on I-89. A vehicle crossed the median and struck Lynda's vehicle head on without warning. Lynda suffered extensive and debilitating injuries as a result that will leave her hospitalized for more than 8 months. There has been a Go Fund Me page established to support the Rawnsley Family during this difficult time and our officers and staff will be doing there part to help out!

https://www.gofundme.com/ns5sjz74


October 26, 2015

Press Release

On 10/24/15 at approximately 9:50PM Sgt. Jon Tate responded to a report of gunshots on West Hollis Road. Upon investigating that complaint he determined that it was actually fireworks. Sgt. Tate then checked the Beaver Brook trail head on West Hollis Road and observed a Hyundai parked in the lot with a male subject inside. Upon speaking to the driver he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After a subsequent investigation, Damian J. Baldassarre, age 19, of West Hollis Road in Hollis was arrested and charged with Possession of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Baldassarre was later released on $1000 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 12/9/15  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


October 16, 2015

Press Release - Community Survey

The Hollis Police Department is conducting a Community Survey to gauge the level of satisfaction of our services, to better understand what concerns our residents and community members have and to help us improve our program offerings and overall service to the community. The survey will be done in every third year and the results will be posted to our website. The survey can be located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFR7NDJ or on our website under our Community Survey link. The survey is anonymous and has a section to write in any suggestions, which we highly encourage. Any questions can be directed to Lt. Richard Mello at 603-465-7637 or by email.


 

October 16, 2015

Press Release

On 10/16/15 at approximately 1:45AM Officer Kris Thibault was on patrol in the area of Truell Road when he observed a vehicle stopped on Truell Road with its headlights off. As Officer Thibault started to investigate, the vehicle drove off onto Silver Lake Road. Officer Thibault made a traffic stop of the vehicle and upon speaking to the driver, and conducting an investigation, Shanna M. Poisson, age 42, from Bypass 28 in Derry was arrested. She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Poisson was later released on $750 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 10/29/15  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


October 14, 2015

Press Release

On 10/10/15 at approximately 3:45AM the Hollis Police Department received information that there was possibly a drunk driving headed into Hollis from Nashua on Broad Street. A short time later Officer Mitch Cardona stopped a vehicle for speeding and it was determined to be the same vehicle broadcasted earlier. After a brief investigation, Elijah Harris, age 32, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor and Operating after Suspension, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Harris was later released on $500 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 10/22/15  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


October 1, 2015

Press Release

Protect your Identity! Shred your unwanted, sensitive documents!

The Hollis Police Department and Shred-It will be co-hosting a Shred Day, Food Drive and Coffee with a Cop on Saturday, October 17, 2015, between 10AM and 2PM in the parking lot of the Hollis Police Department, 9 Silver Lake Rd., Hollis. Shred-It will be on site to shred documents. In addition, Hollis Police invites you to join us for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Shred-It is providing this valuable, secure and convenient service at no charge. In exchange, we ask that you bring food donation(s) that will be delivered to a local charity. Please bring food items that are boxed, canned or packaged; no glass or refrigerated items.

Credit cards, paper clips and staples can be shredded, but not CDs/DVDs, binders or other metals. Your boxes will be returned to you. We have made this an annual event after receiving so much positive feedback last year from those who used the service. In addition to providing a service to our community, we helped countless families in need in time for the holidays with our food drive.

 


 

Press Release

HOLLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS September 26TH

Hollis, NH - On September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hollis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its tenth opportunity in five years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Hollis Police Station at 9 Silver Lake Road.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 309 tons (over 617,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.8 million pounds - more than 2,400 tons of pills. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines, such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the September 26 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Office of  Diversion Control site or www.hollispd.com


September 23, 2015

Press Release

On 9/22/15 at approximately 1:30AM Officer Daniel Bliss stopped a Ford Fusion on Silver Lake Road for an equipment violation. Upon checking the driver's license and registration status, the officer determined that the operator's registration status was suspended. As the officer attempted to take the driver into custody, the driver refused to step out of the vehicle and had to be forcibly removed. Stephen C. Bizier, age 41, of River Road in Hollis was charged with Operating with Suspended Registrations, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Bizier was later released on $2,000 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 11/10/15  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


September 23, 2015

Press Release

On 9/22/15 at approximately 2:35PM Officer Phil Landsteiner stopped a Honda Civic on Broad Street for a motor vehicle violation. Upon speaking to the female operator, he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the car and recovered a quantity of marijuana along with other drug paraphernalia. The officer also determined that the operator did not have a valid operator's license. Rachel Adams, age 30, of Brookline, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors. She was also charged with Operating Without a Valid License, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Possession of Heroin, a Class B Felony.

Adams was later released on $500 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 11/10/15  in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


September 16, 2015

Hollis Police Department

Press Release - Prescription Drug Drop Box

As a result of a generous donation from the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club, the Hollis Police Department is now able to offer our residents the ability to discard unwanted prescription medications at the police station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The Rotary's donation allowed us to purchase a Prescription Drug Drop Box that is permanently installed in the lobby of our police station at 9 Silver Lake Road and accessible to the public at all times. The general public can bring their unwanted medications to the lobby of the police station and simply drop them in the slot located in the front of the box. There is no need to provide any information nor is there a need to check in with dispatch. The program is completely anonymous.

This program is governed by the Drug Enforcement Administration, who granted approval for the box, as well as the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. There are a few limitations; no liquids, lotions, needles, or inhalers. The image below shows the items that are and are not accepted. Those who drop off medications may redact their personal information on the bottle but we ask that you do not redact the medication name so it can be disposed of properly. If  you have any questions regarding this program, please contact LT. Richard Mello at 603-465-7637.


September 8, 2015

Hollis Police Department

Sobriety Checkpoint - Press Release

 

Hollis, NH - As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Hollis Police Department applied for, and was granted, a Superior Court Petition to conduct a Sobriety Checkpoint. The "Sobriety Checkpoint" is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator.

The program, approved by the NH Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, provides federal highway safety funds to support these checkpoints, which will be conducted in Hollis.

A review of records has shown that the use of alcohol by individuals who operator motor vehicles has resulted in an alarming number of deaths and personal injury accidents. Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Hollis, the Hollis Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Town of Hollis between the dates of September 8th to September 14, 2015.

The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and apprehend the impaired driver. Hollis Police Chief James Sartell has taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving while intoxicated. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent.


August 27, 2015

Press Release

On 8/27/15 at approximately 12:35AM the Hollis Police Patrol Division responded to a burglary alarm at the Hatch Convenience Store on Route 111 in Hollis. Upon the arrival of the patrol officer, he observed that the front door window had been smashed in allowing access to the store. The store was checked by responding officers at the time but no suspect(s) were located. The store's owner was able to provide surveillance video of the suspect entering and exiting the store. The store's ATM was targeted and the investigation as to what was taken is ongoing.

   YouTube links to the actual burglary video are listed below. Anyone with information on this burglary or if anyone recognizes the suspect in the photos and videos  is asked to contact the Hollis Police Department at 603-465-7637 or through our Crime Tips application that can be found on our website or at  www.pdtips.org/hollis

Links to YouTube videos showing the suspect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCNvyPWxoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMuqvZzref0

 

(The time stamp on the photos and videos is not accurate)


August 26, 2015

Press Release - Update

On 8/25/15 at approximately 5:00PM the Hollis Police Patrol Division responded to the Silver Lake State Park for a report of a hit and run accident where a pickup truck had struck a gate and wooden posts and fled the scene. Witnesses described the vehicle as a gray pickup truck that will have front end damage as a result of the accident. After striking the gate and posts, the pickup truck fled northerly on Silver Lake Road.

Officers were able to recover surveillance video from a local resident and are looking to determine what vehicle may be involved. We have ruled out the truck featured in an early photograph and continue to investigate.   Anyone with information on this hit and run accident  is asked to contact the Hollis Police Department at 603-465-7637 or through our Crime Tips application that can be found on our website or at  www.pdtips.org/hollis

 


August 24, 2015

Press Release

On 8/20/15 the Hollis Police Patrol Division took a report regarding the possible possession of child pornography. The complainant reported having inadvertently found child pornography on the cell phone of a household member. The Hollis Police Detective Division began investigating and on 8/22/15 made an arrest pursuant to an Arrest Warrant. David P. Pelusi, age 46, of Depot Road in Hollis is charged with Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images, a Class A Felony, and Computer Pornography Prohibited, a Class B Felony. Regarding the first charge, Pelusi is alleged to have possessed pornographic images of a child under the age of 16 and the regarding the second charge, he is alleged to have utilized a known minor child's photograph and description to solicit and encourage sexual conduct.

Pelusi was later held on $50,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. This investigation is ongoing; additional charges and arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hollis Police Detective Division at 603-465-7637.


August 20, 2015

Press Release

On 8/19/15 at approximately 5:35PM Sgt. Jon Tate came upon a suspicious vehicle that was parked at the State Right of Way to Flint Pond off of Nartoff Road. Upon speaking to the 4 subjects standing outside the car, Sgt. Tate detected the odor of marijuana and subsequently recovered a small quantity of marijuana inside the vehicle along with a hand rolled marijuana cigarette that had been discarded outside the vehicle by one of the occupants. As a result, Kevin Sprague, age 21, of Perham Street in Nashua was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class B Misdemeanors. In addition, one 17 year old juvenile female was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug, a Class B Misdemeanor, and another 17 year old juvenile female was taken into Protective custody.

Sprague was subsequently released on $2,000 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 10/14/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. The 17 year old juvenile female was released to a parent and will be petitioned into Juvenile Court at a later date.



August 20, 2015

Press Release

On 8/19/15 at approximately 10:15PM Officer Mitch Cardona responded to a report of a single vehicle accident occurring on Worcester Road in the area of Irene Drive. Upon his arrival at the scene, he observed a Dodge pickup truck that had left the road and struck a tree head on. A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver of the pickup truck was impaired by alcohol. Michael J. Schultz, age 26, of Laurel Crest Drive in Brookline was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, a Violation.

Schultz was subsequently released on $1,000 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 8/27/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


August 18, 2015

Press Release

On 8/17/15 at approximately 9:20PM Officer Mitch Cardona was on patrol in the area of Route 111 when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a closed business. As Officer Cardona pulled up to the vehicle to investigate further, he observed the male driver smoking from a glass pipe. Upon speaking to the driver, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car and confirmed that the driver had been smoking marijuana. A subsequent investigation revealed that there was additional marijuana inside the car along with a small quantity of heroin and drug paraphernalia to include hypodermic needles. Kevin R. Manchester, age 27, of Pine Street in Nashua was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors, and Possession of the Narcotic Drug Heroin, a Class B Felony.

Manchester was later held on $8,000 cash/surety bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


August 12, 2015

Press Release

On 7/28/15 the Hollis Police Patrol Division took a report regarding possible credit card fraud. The victim reported that his company credit card was missing and was used to make a purchase at a convenience store in Hollis. During the investigation, surveillance footage was obtained from the store from which the victim was able to identify a former employee as the person who had used his card. On 8/11/15 an arrest was made in this case pursuant to an Arrest Warrant. Billyjo Towsley, age 29, of Ashby, Massachusetts was arrested by the Ashby Police Department as a Fugitive From Justice. Towsley subsequently waived extradition back to New Hampshire and is facing the following charges: Forgery, a Class A Felony along with Receiving Stolen Property and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, both Class A Misdemeanors. Towsley was picked up by the Hollis Police Department, booked and held on $10,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

 


August 11, 2015

Press Release

On 8/6/15 at approximately 9:00PM Officer Mitch Cardona stopped a blue Ford Taurus on Broad Street for speeding. Upon speaking to the driver, Officer Cardona noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After conducting a brief investigation, Amanda Bates, age 24, of Hayward Street in Manchester was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of a Controlled Drug, both Class A Misdemeanors. 

Bates was later released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 9/30/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


August 4, 2015

Press Release

On 8/3/15 at approximately 12:20PM the Hollis Police Department received a call regarding a road rage incident that was occurring on Broad Street coming into town from Nashua. The female caller reported that a male driver was tailgating her, driving aggressively and then while passing her on a double yellow line, the male driver began to make obscene gestures. The Hollis Police Patrol Division was able to locate the male subject's vehicle, a Ford Taurus, on Broad Street. After speaking to the driver and conducting an investigation, William Duffy, age 24, of Stonedge Way in Merrimack was arrested and charged with DWI 2nd Offense, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Reckless Operation, a Violation.

Duffy was held on $160 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 8/4/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


August 3, 2015

Press Release

On 8/1/15 at approximately 6:00PM Officer Mitchel Cardona stopped a Toyota Scion on Runnels Bridge Road for speeding. Upon speaking to the male operator, Officer Cardona detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. After a subsequent investigation, Andrew J. Shields, age 18, of Haskell Road in Pepperell, Massachusetts was arrested. Shields was charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Sell, a Class B Felony, and Transportation of a Controlled Drug in a Motor Vehicle, a Class A Misdemeanor. Recovered from the motor vehicle was a quantity of marijuana, packaging materials, a scale and a large amount of cash. .

Shields was later released on $5,000 Cash/Surety  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 9/16/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


August 3, 2015

Press Release

On 8/1/15 at approximately 2:10AM Officer Mitchel Cardona stopped a vehicle on Runnels Bridge Road for eratic operation. Upon speaking to the female operator and male passenger, Officer Cardona observed a six-pack of beer in the back seat and detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. After a subsequent investigation, Carolyn Poliquin, age 19, of Farmington, Maine was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors, and Transportation of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, a Violation. The passenger, Jordan Whitney, age 21, of Industry, Maine was arrested and charged with Prohibited Sales of Alcohol, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Both were later released on $2,500 Personnel Recognizance  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 9/16/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


July 9, 2015

Press Release

On 7/7/15 at approximately 7:50PM the Hollis Police received a complaint regarding a trespassing incident that had just occurred. A Hayden Road resident reported that an unknown white male subject had entered a barn on the property and attempted to mount and ride a horse that was secured in the barn. The male subject also stole a drink from a refrigerator in the barn and dumped out the contents of several horse supplements that were nearby. Video surveillance within the barn was able to capture the incident.

One of the responding Hollis Police Officers stopped a male subject walking nearby and conducted a field interview before releasing the subject. After viewing the surveillance video, the officer recognized the subject in the video as the same subject he had found walking. On 7/9/15, Jeremy M. Tappan, age 26, of Hayden Road in Hollis was arrested pursuant to a warrant charging him with Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief, both Violations.

Tappan was later released on $5,000 Personnel Recognizance  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 8/19/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


June 26, 2015

Press Release

On 6/25/15 at approximately 5:45PM Hollis Patrol Units responded to a residence on French Mill Road for a report of a domestic disturbance. Upon their arrival they determined that a 40 year old male subject has punched his 72 year old father in the eye after an argument. The investigation also determined that this same subject had damaged his father's vehicle as well during the argument. As a result, Kevin R. Coleman, age 40, of Wakefield, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief, both Class A Misdemeanors. 

Coleman was later released on $2,000 cash/surety  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 8/19/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


June 23, 2015

Press Release

The Hollis Police Department is pleased to announce that our agency has recently enrolled in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.  The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program through CALEA was the first credentialing program established after CALEA was founded. The CALEA Accreditation Award is granted upon the agency voluntarily demonstrating that it conforms with the standards upon which the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is based. This is done by developing a comprehensive and uniform set of written directives to guide administrative and operational objectives while providing direction to Hollis Police personnel. This program promotes the use of "best practices" in all that we do, provides the foundation for making evidence based decisions, limits liability and risk exposure and strengthens our commitment to accountability and excellence within the organization.

The Hollis Police Department is currently in the "self assessment" phase of the Accreditation process where we are preparing for our onsite assessment that will take place within three years of enrollment. The onsite assessment is one of the final stages of the process before CALEA meets to confer the status of "CALEA Accredited Agency."

Lt. Richard Mello will serve as Accreditation Manager and achieving this notable award will be a department-wide effort. The Hollis Police Department believes that working through this process and achieving accredited status will help us to continue providing a high level of personal service to our community, our residents and our stakeholders.

 


June 19, 2015

Press Release

On 6/19/15 at approximately 12:30AM Officer Mitchel Cardona responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Rideout Road in Hollis. Upon his arrival he found that a 2014 Gray Fiat had gone off the roadway and sustained extensive damage. After a subsequent investigation, Loren J. Valley, age 41, of Pepperell Road in Hollis was arrested and charged with DWI, a Class B Misdemeanor along with Negligent Driving and Unregistered Vehicle, both Violations.

Valley became unruly and uncooperative during the booking process and refused the services of a bail commissioner. He was transported to the Valley Street Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned on 6/19/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

No Booking Photo Available


June 9, 2015

Press Release

On 6/8/15 at the regularly scheduled Hollis Selectmen's meeting, the Hollis Police Department and Chief James Sartell received the "Patriot Award" for supporting those military members employed by the Town of Hollis. The department was nominated by Officer Daniel Bliss, who is also a member of the Vermont Air National Guard. Art Andrew, Vice Chairman of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented awards to both Chief Sartell and the Hollis Board of Selectmen. The Hollis Police Department currently employs four employees who are currently, or have previously, served our Nation's armed forces. According to the ESGR website, the Patriot Award   "reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed."

 

(Photo from left to right - Selectman Peter Band, Selectman David Petry, Select Chairman Mark Ledoux, Art Andrew, Selectman Varij Manoukian & Selectman Frank Cadwell)

(Photo from left to right - Lt. Richard Mello, Art Andrew, Chief James Sartell & Officer Daniel Bliss)


May 20, 2015

Press Release

On 5/20/15 at approximately 12:15AM Officer David Turgeon was conducting patrol on Depot Road when an oncoming vehicle traveled into his lane and forced him to take evasive action to avoid a collision. Officer Turgeon turned his cruiser around to stop the vehicle but the vehicle quickly pulled down a long driveway of a residence on Depot Road. Upon speaking to the driver, Officer Turgeon suspected that the male subject may be impaired but he refused to exit the vehicle. Officer Turgeon advised the driver that he was under arrest but the subject continued to refuse to submit to arrest and then physically resisted as Officer Turgeon attempted to remove him from the car. The officer had to deploy his Taser in order to take the subject into custody and gain compliance.

Sean M. Cameron, age 37, of Depot Road in Hollis was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Cameron was later released on $2,000 Personal Recognizance  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 5/28/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


May 18, 2015

Press Release

On 5/15/15 at approximately 8:50PM Sgt. Brendan LaFlamme responded to a report of an accident in the area of 74 Silver Lake Road. It was reported that a vehicle had left the roadway, struck a parked vehicle and caused some property damage. Upon the arrival of patrol units, a silver Impala was observed in the yard of a residence after having struck a parked car. After a subsequent investigation, Brian Fontaine, age 54, of Nashua Street in Milford, NH was arrested. He was charged with Aggravated DWI, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, a Violation. Fontaine was charged with Aggravated DWI due to having a blood alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit. There were no injuries reported as a result of the accident.

Fontaine was later released on $1,000 Personal Recognizance  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 5/28/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


May 15, 2015

Press Release

On 5/14/15 at approximately 1:00AM Officer Mitch Cardona stopped a blue Honda on Route 111 for a motor vehicle violation. Upon speaking to the driver and conducting an investigation, Shaun M. Murphy, age 25, of Tucker Street in Pepperell, Massachusetts was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, a Class B Misdemeanor. While being booked at the police station, a quantity of Marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms were discovered in Murphy's property. As a result, he was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, a Class B Felony.

Murphy was later released on $960 Cash  Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 6/24/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


May 4, 2015

Press Release

On 5/3/15 at approximately 5:35PM Officer Mitch Cardona observed a black motorcycle operating at a high rate of speed on Proctor Hill Road near the Brookline town line. Officer Cardona activated his emergency lights to stop the motorcycle, however the motorcycle increased its speed to approximately 100 MPH as it passed the officer in an attempt to elude the police. Officer Cardona searched in the area of Proctor Hill Road for the motorcycle eventually locating it, and the driver, parked on Austin Drive. Upon locating the suspect and the motorcycle, the bike fled again at a high rate of speed. Sgt. LaFlamme was responding to the scene to assist when the motorcycle operator fled from him as well.

Officer Cardona was able to observe the motorcycle's registration and determined the registered owner lived in Nashua. The Nashua Police Department assisted in finding the subject returning home to 12th Street and Officer Cardona subsequently took the subject into custody. Joshua Leduc, age 29, of 12th Street in Nashua was arrested and charged with Reckless Conduct and Disobeying a Police Officer, both Class A Misdemeanors and Reckless Operation, a Violation.

Leduc was later released on $1,700 Cash or Surety Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 6/24/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


April 16, 2015

Press Release

The Hollis Police Department is pleased to announce the dates for the next Rape, Aggression, Defense seminar (R.A.D.). R.A.D. is the largest women's self-defense training program in the country and is taught by more than 350 universities and law enforcement departments nationwide.

The R.A.D. program is a basic personal defense system that teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women only. Hollis Police Master Patrol Officer Richard Bergeron is a certified R.A.D. instructor and will be providing the instruction along with other certified guest instructors. The program will start on Tuesday May 12th and continue on every Tuesday through June 2nd.

For more information on the program and for registration instructions, please visit the R.A.D. section of our website at http://www.hollisnh.org/police/RAD.htm. Interested parties can also contact Officer Bergeron at 603-465-7637 or through the email link listed on our website.


April 15, 2015

Press Release

On 4/13/15 at approximately 11: 20PM, Officer Phil Landsteiner attempted to stop two motorcycles on Depot Road for motor vehicle violations. Upon activating his emergency equipment, the two motorcycles fled at a high rate of speed on Depot Road toward Route 111. Officer Joseph Wallent responded to the area of Route 111 and Depot Road and was able to apprehend the operator of one of the motorcycles, but the other operator continued to flee toward Nashua. Officer Landsteiner was able to apprehend the second motorcycle operator in Nashua in the area of Fairview Drive.

Juan Baez, age 21, of Fairview Avenue in Nashua and Jordan Davis, age 25, of Millbrook Drive in Nashua were subsequently arrested. Both Baez and Davis were charged with Disobeying a Police Officer, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Reckless Driving, a Violation. Baez was also charged with Operating after Suspension, Operating a Motorcycle without a License and Unregistered Motor Vehicle, all Violations. In addition, Baez also had an outstanding Bench Warrant from another agency. Davis was also charged with Misuse of Registration Plates and Unregistered Motor Vehicle, both Violations.

Baez was held on $2,000 Cash or Surety Bail and was arraigned on 4/14/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division. Davis was released on $2,000 Personal Recognizance and will be arraigned on 5/27/15.

Baez                                                                                  Davis


April 1, 2015

Press Release

The Hollis Police Department and the Board of Selectmen would like to invite residents and community members to a reception to honor Hollis Police Sergeant Tracy Dunne, who will be retiring after her last shift on April 29, 2015. Sgt. Dunne has served the Town of Hollis for 14 years after beginning her career with the Concord, NH Police Department. Sgt. Dunne previously serviced as a patrol officer, Detective and was the first School Resource Officer for the Town. The reception will be open to the public and is being held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Please join us in honoring Sgt. Dunne for her service and to wish her well in her future endeavors!


March 9, 2015

Press Release


The Hollis Police Department will be holding a press conference today, Monday, March 9, 2015 at 3:00PM at the Hollis Town Hall, upstairs at 7 Monument Square, regarding an arrest and developments in the September 24, 2014 home invasion that occurred at 8 Worcester Road.

 
On 9/24/14 at approximately 4:35AM the Hollis Police Department received an emergency call regarding a home invasion that had just occurred at 8 Worcester Road in Hollis. An investigation revealed that several male suspects targeted the home at 8 Worcester Road. Early on the morning of September 24th these suspects stole a motor vehicle from a residence on Merrill Lane and drove to the victim's house on Worcester Road. Prior to entering the home, the power was disabled and upon entry the suspects bound the home owner, 93 year old Lillian Alpaugh, and her caretaker, 60 year old Kathleen McCormack Haddad. Alpaugh had suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident and has since died. Her cause of death is classified as natural.


After stealing several items from the home, the suspects fled the residence. Upon fleeing, the suspects stole Kathleen McCormack Haddad's vehicle from the driveway, which was recovered in a driveway on Depot Road in Hollis in the area of Merrill Lane. The stolen minivan was left behind at the victim's residence.


As the result of extensive investigation over the last five months, a warrant was issued for the arrest of an identified male suspect. Danny M. Le, age 22, of South Main Street in Nashua, NH was arrested by the Nashua Police Department pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division. Le is being charged with Conspiracy to Commit the following crimes: Kidnapping, Burglary, Robbery - Class A Felonies; In addition, Conspiracy to Commit Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Criminal Restraint, which are Class B Felonies.


Le remains in custody at this time and bail information will be updated at the 3PM press conference. The Hollis Police Detective Division is continuing to investigate this case and further arrests are anticipated. The Hollis Police Department is asking that anyone with information to please contact the Hollis Police Detective Division at 603-465-7637 or visit pdtips.org/hollis to provide a confidential or anonymous tip.


March 6, 2015

Press Release

On 3/6/15 at approximately 1:00AM Officer Mitch Cardona stopped a gray Chevy on Depot Road for speeding. Upon speaking to the male operator, Officer Cardona detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A subsequent investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. As a result, Michael E. Johnson, age 30, of N. End Road in Townsend, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of a Controlled Drug, both Class A Misdemeanors.

Johnson was later released on $2,500 Personal Recognizance Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 4/29/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


February 12, 2015

Press Release

On 2/11/15 at approximately 9:15AM Officer Kris Thibault stopped a black Hyundai on Proctor Hill Road for a motor vehicle violation. Upon conducting a license check on the male operator he discovered that the driver was under revocation as an Habitual Offender. The driver was arrested and during a subsequent search was found to be in possession of marijuana. Andre Rioux, age 23, of Ridge Road in Nashua is charged with Possession and Transportation of a Controlled Drug, and Operating without an Alcohol Interlock Device, all Class A Misdemeanors. He was also charged with Operating as a Habitual Offender, a Class B Felony.

Rioux was later released on $6,000 Cash/Surety Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 4/1/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


February 9, 2015

Press Release

On 2/8/15 at approximately 1:00AM Officer Mitch Cardona stopped a motor vehicle on Depot Road that was speeding and traveling too fast for the existing snowy conditions. Upon speaking to the operator of the car Officer Cardona smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside. After a subsequent investigation, Nicholas R. MacMaster, age 20, of Oak Road in Westford, Massachusetts was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors.

MacMaster was later released on $2,000 Personal Recognizance Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 4/1/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


February 2, 2015

Press Release

On 1/31/15 at approximately 5:55PM Officer Joseph Wallent stopped a 2009 Toyota on Farley Road for speeding. Upon speaking to the male operator, Officer Wallent detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After a subsequent investigation, Frank Degennaro, age 21, of Colby Road in Litchfield was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors.

Degennaro was later released on $1,000 Personal Recognizance Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 3/1815 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.


January 26, 2015

Press Release

On 1/23/15 at approximately 9:55PM the Hollis Police Department received a call regarding a domestic disturbance occurring at a residence on Silver Lake Road. After arriving and conducting an investigation, Bonnie Lambert, age 46, of 80 Silver Lake Road in Hollis was arrested for assaulting a 49 year old male at that address along with disconnecting a call to the police department. Lambert was charged with Simple Assault and Obstructing the Report of a Crime, both Class A Misdemeanors. Lambert was released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bail.

At approximately 12:35AM on 1/24/15 Officer Mitch Cardona observed Lambert walking on Silver Lake Road toward her residence, which she was restricted from returning to due to bail conditions. Officer Cardona escorted Lambert back to the police station and determined that Lambert had exited her mother's vehicle with the intent of returning home. Lambert departed with her mother once again. A short time later Officer Thibault came across Lambert on Depot Road near Monument Square where she was walking in the middle of the road. Lambert refused to leave the roadway and while Officer Thibault was attempting to arrest her, she began to resist and attempt to kick the officer. Lambert was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. An investigation revealed that Lambert assaulter her 74 year old mother in the vehicle prior to the police arriving.

Lambert was charged with Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct, all Class A Misdemeanors.

Lambert was held on $300 cash bail and scheduled for arraignment on 1/26/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.  


January 22, 2015

Press Release

On 1/16/15 at approximately 4:30PM the Hollis Police Department received a call from a motorist who reported that two men were fighting in the middle of the roadway on Silver Lake Road at the intersection of Wood Lane. Upon the arrival of patrol units, they spoke to a 55 year old male subject who stated that a vehicle had ran the stop sign on Wheat Lane and cut him off as he traveled on Silver Lake Road. Both vehicle subsequently stopped in the roadway the two male drivers confronted each other. At that point the male driver of a Subaru struck the 55 year old victim in the head with a 3-cell metal flashlight causing minor injuries. The suspect subsequently fled the scene before the arrival of police.

After an investigation, Randy G. Ross, age 29, of Muscatanipus Road in Brookline, NH was arrested on a warrant charging him with Second Degree Assault, a Class B Felony, Simple Assault, a Class A Misdemeanor and Disorderly Conduct, a Violation.

Ross was held on $1,500 cash bail and arraigned on 1/20/15 in the9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.  His bail has been continued and is scheduled for a Probable Cause hearing on 1/29/15 at 8:15AM.


January 22, 2015

Press Release

On 1/22/15 at approximately 12:40AM Officer Mitch Cardona stopped a green Saturn on Proctor Hill Road for speeding. While speaking to the operator and the passenger, he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After a subsequent investigation the driver, William D. Manning, age 28, of Congress Street in Nashua was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors. The passenger, Kyle H. Laforest, age 20, of Ferry Street in Nashua was also arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor. 

Manning was later released on $5,000 Personal Recognizance Bail and Laforest on $2,000 Personal Recognizance Bail.  Both are scheduled to be arraigned on 3/18/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.

Manning                                                                     LaForest


January 12, 2015

Press Release

On 1/12/15 at approximately 12:30AM Officer Mitch Cardona observed a gray Toyota Corolla traveling 81MPH on Route 111, which is a posted 40MPH zone. Officer Cardona stopped the vehicle on Route 111 and while speaking to the operator and the passenger, he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After a subsequent investigation, Joshua Johnstone, age 27, of Maple Street in Wilton was arrested and charged with Possession and Transportation of the Controlled Drug Marijuana, both Class A Misdemeanors, and Reckless Operation, a Violation.  

Johnstone was later released on $2,000 Personal Recognizance Bail  and is scheduled to be arraigned on 3/4/15 at 8:15AM in the 9th Circuit Court Nashua District Division.