8/13/2016 Checkpoint Arrests

RAYMOND, NH (August 13, 2016):  Four people were arrested last evening as a result of the sobriety checkpoint.

Two people were arrest for Driving While Intoxicated and two others for Possession of Marijuana.  Officers also issued a number of warnings for other infractions.

Officers received a great deal of support and praise from motorists passing thru the checkpoint which was setup in the area of Route 27 and Epping Street at 9pm and was cleared by 3am.

Officers and Dispatchers were assisted by the Raymond Police Explorers and a volunteer from RCFY in setting up and conducted Raymond Police’s fourth annual Sobriety Checkpoint.  Funding for the checkpoint was offset by the Raymond Coalition for Youths inclusion in the Drug Free Communities Grant.

 

8/9/2016 Sobriety Checkpoint

RAYMOND, NH (August 9, 2016):  As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Raymond 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 Raymond.

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 across the country.  Therefore, in an effort to maintain safe roads in Raymond, the Raymond Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in the Raymond area during the weekend of August 12, 2016.

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

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7/18/2016 Stabbing

RAYMOND, NH (July 18, 2016):  Early Saturday morning officers responded to a reported stabbing inside Pine Acres Campground.  Officers responded to site Orange 7 where they located a suspect being restrained by other campers.  It was learned the suspect, who was later arrested:

Scott Bennett
Salisbury, Mass
27 years old

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became argumentative during a party at the campsite.  It is alleged  at one point during the argument Bennett pulled out a pocket knife and began stabbing a male subject in the knee.  The victim was treated at the Exeter Hospital for serious but not life threatening injuries.

Bennett is being held pending arraignment on fifty thousand dollars cash bail pending an arraignment in the Candia Circuit Court on First Degree Assault, Attempt to Commit Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest.