Motor Vehicle Stops Leads to Felony Drug Arrest

On June 4, 2019 at approximately 6:20AM Campton Police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 93. The 31 year old female operator was subsequently arrested for driving after suspension and indirect criminal contempt of court. During the arrest she was also found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin/fentanyl. Following the arrest she was bailed to appear in the Grafton County Superior Court on 06/24/19.
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DUI Arrest Follows Crash

On June 2nd, 2019 at approximately 7PM Campton Police responded to Route 175 in the area of Strong Road for a reported motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle in to a brook.

The 21 year old driver was driven to Speare Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. As a result of the police investigation he was charged with driving under the influence and bailed to appear in the Plymouth Court on June 12th. Further charges are possible as the investigation continues.
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Corporal Morrison Promoted to Sergeant

On June 7th, 2019 Corporal Colby Morrison was promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Morrison has been a member of the Campton Police Department since 2009.

His positive attitude, strong work ethic and tireless efforts in service to the town have bettered the Police Department and helped foster a partnership with the community.

Please join us in congratulating Sgt. Morrison on this well deserved promotion
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For the period of May 1 - May 31, 2019 the police department investigated 130 incidents, made 13 arrests, and responded to 537 calls for service.

Incidents included assaults, drug offenses, suspicious persons, driving under the influence, trespassing, harassment, disorderly conduct, fraud, thefts, and other offenses.

The following is a summary of arrests made by officers during this period. Please note that juvenile and town ordinance offenses are not included.

A 22 year old male was arrested on Interstate 93 for Driving or Operating Under the Influence-2nd Offense, Aggravated DWI-BAC .16 or higher, and False Report of an Accident

A 29 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Unlawful Wire Tapping that occurred on NH Route 175.

A 29 year old male was arrested on NH Route 49 for Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs

A 27 year old female was arrested on US Route 3 for Driving or Operating Under the Influence

A 29 year old male was arrested on NH Route 49 for Driving After Revocation or Suspension, Alcohol Ignition Interlock Circumvention, and Indirect Criminal Contempt of Court

A 65 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Simple Assault that occurred on US Route 3

A 20 year old male was arrest on NH Route 49 for Operating Without a Valid License and Transporting Alcoholic Beverage by a Minor

A 20 year old female was arrested on NH Route 49 for Unlawful Possession of Alcohol

A 30 year old male was arrested on Boot Jack Road for Criminal Mischief (Vandalism)

A 30 year old female was arrested on NH Route 49 for Driving or Operating Under the Influence-2nd Offense and Unsworn Falsification

A 34 year old female was arrested for Willful Concealment(Shoplifting) and Indirect Criminal Contempt of Court that took place on NH Route 49

Additionally the Campton Police made 158 motor vehicle stops issuing 137 warnings and 21 citations and investigated 5 motor vehicle accidents.
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Officers from Campton, Thornton, Woodstock, Waterville Valley, and State Police will be running US Route 3 from Woodstock to Plymouth this morning for Special Olympics ... See MoreSee Less

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On May 5, 2019 at approximately 2:10PM Campton Police stopped a vehicle on NH Route 49 for a traffic violation. The 29 year old male operator was subsequently arrested on an outstanding Campton Police warrant for unlawful wiretapping (class B Felony) and found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin/fentanyl (class A Felony). Following his arrest he was bailed to appear in the Grafton County Superior Court on 05/20/19.
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Wrong Way Driver Arrested Following Crash

On Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at approximately 11:15PM Campton and area police were dispatched to a reported wrong way driver on Interstate 93.

Several reports were made of a vehicle with no headlights traveling southbound in the northbound lane. Shortly after Campton police located a single motor vehicle crash in the area of Owl Street and the Interstate 93 overpass.

The driver, a 22 year old male was transported by Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth with undisclosed injuries.

On scene investigation revealed enough evidence to place the operator under arrest for driving under the influence. The driver was released on personal recognizance bail with an arraignment date of May 20th, 2019 in the Plymouth Circuit Court. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.

Any persons driving in the area who witnessed the suspected driver or who may have information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact the Campton Police Department at 603-726-8874.
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For the period of April 1 - April 30, 2019 the police department investigated 126 incidents, made 12 arrests, and responded to 465 calls for service.

Incidents included assaults, drug offenses, suspicious persons, driving under the influence, trespassing, harassment, disorderly conduct, fraud, thefts, and other offenses.

The following is a summary of arrests made by officers during this period. Please note that juvenile and town ordinance offenses are not included.

A 39 year old male was arrested on Winterbrook Road for Possession of a Controlled/Narcotic Drug (Methamphetamine)

A 55 year old male was taken into protective custody

A 54 year old male was arrested on a warrant for felony level Reckless Conduct that took place on Interstate 93

A 45 year old male was arrested on US Route 3 for Driving After Revocation or Suspension

A 21 year old male was arrested on NH Route 49 for Driving After Revocation or Suspension

An 18 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Sexual Assault that took place on Sunset Circle

A 34 year old female was indicted for Possession of a Controlled/Narcotic Drug

A 48 year old male was indicted on two counts of Failure to Register as an Offender Against Children

A 34 year old male was indicted on two counts of Forgery

A 34 year old male was indicted for Failure to Register as an Offender Against Children

An 18 year old male was arrested on NH Route 49 for Unlawful Possession of Alcohol

Additionally the Campton Police made 123 motor vehicle stops issuing 110 warnings and 13 citations and investigated 3 motor vehicle accidents.
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UPDATE - US Route 3 near Livermore Falls is now open. DOT has filled the culvert and allowing traffic through. Please use caution. A more permanent solution will be completed on Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE A section of U.S. Route 3 north of Plymouth has sunk, causing the closure of the road. NH DOT is working to resolve the issue, but detours are being set up at Route 3 at the 93 and Fairgrounds Road area, as well as Route 3 at the Blair Road intersection.
For local travelers, the actual location of the sink hole is in Cook's Corner, just north of Livermore Falls and is affecting the entire width of the roadway. The last accessible residence from the south is 1247 US Rt 3.

We have officers in the area to assist travelers and will followup this post when the road is reopened.
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I-93 Wrong Way Driver Charged with Felony Reckless Conduct

On March 21, 2019 at approximately 5PM multiple agencies responded to Interstate 93 for a report of a white pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed south in the northbound lane.

Campton Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it (from the southbound lane) until the vehicle exited the Interstate in Ashland off Exit 24. Upon entering US Route 3 the driver was stopped and subsequently arrested by Ashland PD for driving under the influence.

Campton Police interviewed witnesses and reviewed over 100 phone calls made to 9-1-1. As a result a warrant was obtained for reckless conduct with a deadly weapon (class B felony). The suspect, a 54 year old male from Benton, NH turned himself into the Campton Police Department on April 11. He was booked and released on bail to appear for his arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court on April 29.
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Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Methamphetamine Arrest

On April 3, 2019 Campton Police responded to Winterbrook Road for a report of suspicious activity involving a vehicle. Campton Police located the vehicle and observed signs of drug activity.

With the assistance of a State Police K-9 Campton Police seized the vehicle for a search warrant. The investigation resulted in the arrest of a 39 year old male for possession of methamphetamine.

Following the arrest he was bailed to appear in the Grafton County Superior Court on 04/22/19.
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For the period of March 1 - March 31, 2019 the police department investigated 127 incidents, made 14 arrests, and responded to 563 calls for service.

Incidents included assaults, drug offenses, suspicious persons, driving under the influence, trespassing, harassment, disorderly conduct, fraud, thefts, and other offenses.

The following is a summary of arrests made by officers during this period. Please note that juvenile and town ordinance offenses are not included.

A 34 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Register as an Offender Against Children

A 38 year old male was indicted for possession of fentanyl and crack cocaine on Interstate 93

A 19 year old male was indicted for possession of crack cocaine on Interstate 93

A 34 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Indirect Criminal Contempt of Court

A 46 year old female was arrested on Blair Road on a Bench Warrant

A 34 year old male was arrested for Burglary that occurred on Birch Circle

A 31 year old female was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Burglary on Birch Circle

A 46 year old male was arrested on Interstate 93 for Indirect Criminal Contempt of Court

A 49 year old male was arrested on Back Street on a Bench Warrant

A 22 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Conduct After an Accident and Operating Without a Valid License as a result of an incident on Southmayd Street

A 22 year old male was indicted for Theft By Deception, Forgery, Attempt to Commit Fraud, and Attempt to Commit Theft, as a result of incidents on NH Route 49 and US Route 3

A 21 year old male was arrested on Interstate 93 for Reckless Operation

A 37 year old male was arrested on Chesley Road on a warrant for a Probation Violation

A 30 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Simple Assault as a result of an incident on Weetamoo Trail

A 50 year old male was arrested on Sunset Circle for Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening and Criminal Mischief (Vandalism)

A 30 year old male was arrested on a warrant for Simple Assault as a result of an incident that took place on US Route 3

Additionally the Campton Police made 188 motor vehicle stops issuing 168 warnings and 20 citations and investigated 4 motor vehicle accidents.
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Operator Arrested For Driving 105MPH

On March 17, 2019 at 1:05PM Campton Police arrested a 21 year old male on Interstate 93 after police observed him traveling at 105 MPH. Following the arrest he was summoned to appear in the Plymouth Court on 05/20/19 on a charge of reckless operation.
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For the period of February 1 - February 28, 2019 the police department investigated 152 incidents, made 11 arrests, and responded to 489 calls for service.

Incidents included assaults, drug offenses, suspicious persons, driving under the influence, trespassing, harassment, disorderly conduct, fraud, thefts, and other offenses.

The following is a summary of arrests made by officers during this period. Please note that juvenile and town ordinance offenses are not included.

A 25 year old male was arrested on Interstate 93 for Possession of Controlled/Narcotic Drugs

A 32 year old male was arrested for Theft from two incidents that took place on Vintinner Road

A 40 year old female was arrested as a result of an investigation for Theft that took place on Vintinner Road

A 30 year old female was indicted on 2 counts of Identity Fraud that took place on Turkey Jim Road

A 26 year old male was indicted for Burglary and Criminal Mischief (Vandalism) that took place on US Route 3

A 25 year old female was arrested on Interstate 93 for DUI

A 68 year old male was arrested on Bog Road for Public Urination

Additionally the Campton Police made 146 motor vehicle stops issuing 132 warnings and 14 citations and investigated 8 motor vehicle accidents.
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Arrests Made in Campton Burglary

On March 9, 2019 Campton Police responded to a residential burglary on Birch Circle. Evidence gathered from the scene led Campton Police Officers to identify Michael Grey, 34, unknown address. With the assistance of the Holderness Police, Campton Police arrested Michael Grey for burglary, and Melinda Grey, age 31 for conspiracy to commit burglary. The property stolen was recovered at the time of arrest.

On March 6, 2019 Campton Police had arrested Michael Grey for failure to register as a sexual offender, a class B felony. Campton Police had learned that Grey was not living at his registered address and Grey had been non-compliant for nearly a month while police searched for him.

At the time of the March 6 arrest, Michael Grey was already released on bail for several other charges out of the Circuit and Superior Courts. The State requested he be held without bail due to Mr. Grey being a danger to the community.

Following a bail hearing in the Grafton County Superior Court on 3/7/19 Mr. Grey was released over the State’s objection on personal recognizance bail due in part to recent legislative changes known as bail reform.

Currently, Michael Grey is currently being held without bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections pending arraignment and a bail hearing in the Grafton County Superior Court on 3/11/19. Melinda Grey was released on personal recognizance bail to appear at a later date. At the March 11 arraignment, the State’s prosecutor will again request he be held as a danger to the community and a flight risk.
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New Town Ordinance

After a public hearing on February 11, 2019, the Selectmen passed a Town Ordinance titled, “Depositing Snow onto Roadways”. The ordinance’s intent is to promote the safe and orderly passage of the motoring public while on the Town’s roads. This ordinance mirrors NH law pertaining to State highways. The ordinance makes the plowing, snow blowing, shoveling, etc. of snow onto any town road (including the shoulder) illegal. The fine for a violation ranges from $100 for a first offense, to $500 for a subsequent offense within 2 years.

The Selectmen’s concern was that there have been numerous occasions when homeowners or their property managers have plowed snow from respective driveways and left the snow either on the town roads or encroached into the roadway. These actions can cause a concern for a motorist’s safety, as well as cause possible damage to the town’s equipment. Privately owned equipment operators are cautioned not to move materials (sand, salt, etc.) off of treated roadways.

It is the police department’s position to educate the community to the ordinance and follow up with a court summons if necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the police department.
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