Press Release: December 1, 2015

December 3, 2015 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

On Sunday November 29, 2015 at approximately 9:30 PM, Canaan Police Sergeant Ryan R. Porter and Officer Wayne F. Agan attempted to stop a black 1999 Infinity sedan on US Route 4 for a motor vehicle violation. The operator increased the vehicle’s speed, passed several vehicles in a no passing zone and violated numerous motor vehicle laws in an attempt to elude Sergeant Porter and Officer Agan.

The incident began on US Route 4 in Canaan, continued onto NH Route 118, and
eventually into Orange, New Hampshire. Due to safety concerns, Sergeant Porter discontinued the pursuit and continued at a safe speed in the same direction of the vehicle. A short time later, Sergeant Porter and Officer Agan located the vehicle overturned in the middle of Burnt Hill Road in Orange.

The operator crawled out of the overturned vehicle and ran into the woods. Sergeant Porter and Officer Agan pursued the operator and took him into custody. The suspect was identified as

MARTIN P. O’CONNOR, 40 Years old of Grafton,

New Hampshire O’Connor suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. O’Connor was charged with DISOBEYING AN OFFICER and OPERATING AFTER SUSPENSION (Subsequent Offense). Each offense is an A Misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of $2,000 and 1 year in the House of Corrections. He was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail to ensure his appearance in the 2nd Circuit Court – District Division Lebanon on Monday January 11, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II

CHIEF OF POLICE

 

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News Release: October 2015

October 20, 2015 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

Pink Ribbon CampaignOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chief Samuel W. Frank and the Officers of the Canaan Police Department are proudly showing their support for Breast Cancer Survivors, those fighting Breast Cancer and those who have courageously fought the battle to the end. For the month of October, all Canaan Police Department cruisers are proudly displaying a Pink Ribbon. It is our hope that this continues to raise awareness as well as a way to honor those mentioned above.

News Release July 5, 2015

July 6, 2015 in Logs, News by Sharon Duffy

alexanderFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE >WANTED NEW YORK STATE PAROLEE CAPTURED IN CANAAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

On Saturday July 4 at 10:55 PM, Officers from the Canaan Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on US Route 4 for defective equipment. During the motor vehicle stop, Officers attempted to identify a male passenger in the vehicle. The passenger provided a false name and did not possess identification. The female driver of the vehicle also provided false information about the male passenger. With the assistance of our Communications Personnel, eventually the Officers were able to identify the passenger as

ANTHONY ALEXANDER, 25 years old, of Claremont, New Hampshire

Alexander was found to be a wanted parolee from New York State. He had a nationwide extradition warrant for PAROLE VIOLATION – DANGEROUS DRUGS.

Alexander was arrested and transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections where he was held without bail. He will be arraigned on Monday July 6th in the 2nd Circuit Court, District Division – Lebanon on a charge of being a Fugitive from Justice. Alexander was also issued a summons to appear in court for Obstructing Government Administration.

The female driver of the vehicle

ALLA ROSE EVANS, 30 years old, of Claremont, New Hampshire

was issued a summons for Hindering Apprehension and Obstructing Government Administration. She will also face charges of Failure to use Child Restraints – Subsequent Offense. Evans was issued a citation for failing to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license within sixty days of residency.

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AUTHORIZED – SAMUEL W. FRANK, II CHIEF OF POLICE PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE – contact:SProvenza@CanaanPolice.com