Brookline Police

Brookline, New Hampshire

Important Information

2017 SPRING TURKEY HUNTING SEASON - STATEWIDE

Season Dates: Wednesday, May 3 – Wednesday, May 31

Hunting Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 12 noon.

Bag Limit: One bearded or male turkey per hunter.

Hunters are encouraged to pass on bearded hens.

Rules: Turkeys may be taken by shotgun or by archery.

 

Officer David Torrisi

Chief Quigley is pleased to inform you: Officer David Torrisi, who joined our agency in August of 2016, graduated from the NHPSTC 172nd

Academy and achieved his full time certification.  Officer Torrisi completed his field training period prior to the 16 week academy and has assumed his duties as a Brookline Police Patrol Officer. Dave is a fine addition to our ranks and community.

Left to right: Master Patrol Officer Keith Hervieux, Sergeant Doug Barnett,

Officer David Torrisi and Chief Bill Quigley

 

 

 

ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT

Road construction has begun at the intersection of Route 13 and Milford Street and is expected to run through the middle of June.  During the project, the construction zone speed limit is reduced to the posted 40 mph.  Brookline Police will be monitoring the area to ensure strict adherence to the speed limit.

Be advised:

In accordance with NH RSA 265:60 and NH RSA 265:6-a, violations are subject to fines and penalty assessments.

TITLE XXI

MOTOR VEHICLES

 

CHAPTER 265

RULES OF THE ROAD

 

Obedience to and Effect of Traffic Laws

 

265:6-a Highway Construction and Maintenance

    I. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle or pedestrian actually engaged in work upon the highway within any construction or maintenance area indicated by official traffic control devices.

     II. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle obviously and actually engaged in work upon a highway whenever such vehicle displays emergency lights or amber warning lights as authorized under RSA 266:78-a through RSA 266:78-q and shall give wide berth, without endangering oncoming traffic, to highway workers and stationary or moving vehicles owned by or contracted to state or local highway maintenance departments displaying amber warning lights. Any person violating this paragraph shall be fined $150 plus penalty assessment for a first offense and $250 plus penalty assessment for a subsequent offense in a 12-month period.

     III. Any offense involving speeding in a highway construction or maintenance zone on a state or interstate highway, manned by workers, shall be a construction work zone driving offense. A person found guilty of an offense shall be fined not less than $250 nor more than $500.

     IV. The department of transportation shall post signs notifying motorists of construction or maintenance work zones and construction zone speed limits. The department shall require signs notifying motorists of the increased penalties for a violation of paragraph III. 

Source. 1981, 479:28. 1994, 252:1. 2008, 358:14. 2012, 135:1, eff. June 5, 2012. 2015, 112:1, eff. Aug. 7, 2015; 202:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.

 

Be Cautious, Be Courteous, Be Safe!

 

 

ACCIDENT REPORT REQUESTS

Pursuant to the Driver Privacy Act (DPA), NH RSA 260:14

 

The Brookline Police Department cannot provide copies of accident reports to any individual, company, attorney or insurance provider.

 

How to Obtain a Copy of a Crash Report

 

To request a copy of a crash report, a completed Request for Motor Vehicle Records (DSMV 505) https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/dsmv505.pdf may be mailed to or presented in person to:

 

NH Dept. of Safety

DMV - FR / Accidents

23 Hazen Drive

Concord NH 03305

 

The fee for a crash report is $1.00 per page, with a $5.00 minimum. If you will be mailing in your request, you may include a check in the amount of $5.00 and they will contact you if the cost is more (include telephone number and/or e-mail address); or to predetermine the cost, you may e-mail the DMV at NH.DMVHelp@dos.nh.gov , or you may call (603) 227-4040.

 

If you are seeking to release a copy of an accident report you and/or your vehicle were involved in to another party or if you are seeking to obtain another individual's accident report you may e-mail the DMV at NH.DMVHelp@dos.nh.gov , or you may call (603) 227-4040.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marijuana Possession

In accordance with NH RSA 318-B:2,  marijuana possession in New Hampshire, in any amount, is illegal.

Any subject found to be in possession will be arrested and will be charged with a Misdemeanor.

Brookline Police maintain zero tolerance for drug-related offenses.

 

SCAM ALERTS 

The Better Business Bureau has identified the five most common scams committed on the phone. If you receive any of these calls, hang up immediately. Don't be a victim!

1. Tax Scam
The caller, who says he is with the Internal Revenue Service, informs you that you owe money in back taxes and will be arrested if you do not pay. The caller ID number is fake and appears to be from Washington, D.C.

2. Debt Collection Scam
You receive a phone call from someone claiming that you have an unpaid debt. You are threatened with garnishments, lawsuits and even jail time if you don't pay now.

3. Sweepstakes/Prizes/Gifts Scam
The caller congratulates you for winning a prize in a sweepstakes, but to receive your prize, you must send money to cover the expenses associated with the delivery, processing or insurance of the prize. Guess what? There is no prize.

4. Tech Support Scam
A "technician" calls, claiming to have detected a virus or security threat on your computer. But don't worry! For a fee, he can log in to your PC and correct the problem remotely. Not only will this hacker steal the money you pay in the fee, but also gain access to your private passwords and other information on your computer.

5. Credit Card Scam
The scammer, who pretends to be from your bank or credit card issuer, claims you are eligible for a lower interest rate. In another variation on the scam, he tells you he wants to verify a recent credit card transaction. In both cases, the scammer asks you to provide your credit card number and security code for verification.

How can you protect yourself from telephone scams? Barbara Parrott McGinity, program director for the BBB Education Foundation, offers these tips:

  • Stop answering every phone call you receive. Instead, screen your calls.

     

  • Do not respond to pressure tactics.

     

  • Never provide your personal information to strangers who call you on the phone.

     

  • Never send money by wire transfer or prepaid debit card to someone you do not know or have not met in person.

    DID YOU KNOW?:

    The Brookline Police Department offers and encourages our residents to utilize our parking lot to conduct custody exchanges and transactions (i.e.: Craigslist or classified ad purchases or sales). The public parking area in front of the building (adjacent to the post office) is monitored by surveillance cameras at all times. No appointment or notification is required.  

    When conducting private purchases or sales, we offer this partial list of cautionary advice:

    ALWAYS:

           Deal locally so you can meet the other party in person

           Insist on a public meeting place, such as our front parking lot

           Avoid deals involving shipping or escrow services

           Try to have an adult friend or family member present during private sales/purchases

           Tell a reliable friend or family member where/when you're meeting someone for a private sale/purchase or meeting, set up through Craigslist or a classified ad

           Have a cell phone with you

     

    NEVER:

           Meet in secluded places or invite strangers into your home

           Wire funds via Western Union, Money Gram or any other wire service

           Give out personal or financial information

           Purchase or sell expensive items on a sight-unseen basis

           Never buy, rent or lease property without

    o   physically seeing and touring the location

    o   a legal and binding agreement

           Submit to a credit check or background check for a job or house listed on Craigslist until you are certain of its legitimacy   

     

    BE AWARE:

           Fraudulent cashier's checks/money orders are common. Banks will often cash them and the submitter will legally be liable for the funds.

           Most private sales do not include or require buyer protection or seller certification

           It is wise to be especially careful when buying/selling high-value items

     

    When in doubt: Trust your instincts!

     

     

    NH’s Hands Free Electronic Device Law

    No use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays

    • This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry

    • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed

    • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed

    • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed

    • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices  (hand held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.

    Penalties for Violations:

    1st Offense................................. $100 fine *(+ $ 24.00)

    2nd Offense............................... $250 fine *(+ $ 60.00)

    3rd Offense within 2 years.......... $500 fine *(+ $ 120.00)

    * A 24% penalty assessment will be added to the fines.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

     

    FREE GUN LOCKS

    The Brookline Police Department, cooperatively with Project ChildSafe ,is offering free gun locks to Brookline residents. The locks are available at the PD, during administrative office hours.

    For more information on Project ChildSafe and firearm safety, please visit:  http://www.projectchildsafe.org/

     

     

    SCAM ALERTS!!!

    The Brookline Police Department is NOT conducting a fundraising drive of any kind!

    Some Brookline residents have received calls from a subject claiming to be raising funds on behalf of the Brookline Police Department. The caller has actually given the department phone number.

    Other NH agencies have had similar occurrences and the NH Attorney General's Office is aware.

    As always, be alert and please share this information with others.

    In addition:

    ·         A caller making a bogus request for bail or other money “to assist a relative”

    ·         A caller informing a recipient of prize money and asking for bank account information "so the funds can be direct deposited"

    ·         A caller claiming electric service or another utility will be disconnected unless a payment is made immediately during the call (again, legitimate companies do not conduct business this way)

    ·         Emails from scammers asking for credit card and address confirmation to facilitate an order or shipment

    ·         Emails from scammers informing you of a court hearing you are required to attend and instructing you to open and print attached, required documents. DELETE the message. The attachment is a malicious virus!

    ·         A phone call from someone claiming to be associated with computer software, asking for assistance to access your computer remotely “to correct a serious issue”

    Remember:

    NEVER…NEVER…NEVER provide personal and/or financial information to an unknown caller or via email.

    Inform and try to assist elderly friends or relatives, to ensure they do not fall victim to a scam.

    If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:

    • If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue, if there really is such an issue.
    • If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.

    For more information, visit;  https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Reiterates-Warning-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam

     

    NH RSA 265:33

    Driving of Vehicles on Approach of Authorized Emergency Vehicles.

    Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible or visual signals or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible or visual signal, the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right of way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer. This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the way.

     

     

    BROOKLINE POLICE DEPARTMENT

    ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2017

     

     

    Responded to 2 Disturbance Calls

    Responded to 11 Burglar Alarms

    Responded to 6 Motor Vehicle Complaints

    Assisted Other Agencies – 4

    670 Business Checks

    74 Community Policing Events

    64 House Checks

    11 Animal Complaints

    Responded to Assist with 12 Medical Emergencies

    Responded to/investigated 7 MV Crashes; 2 with injury

    Conducted 333 MV Stops

    Responded to 19 Suspicious Activity Complaints

    Responded to 4 Welfare Checks

    Served 7 Arrest Warrants

    Issued 2 Pistol Permits

     

    ARRESTS:

    Sexual Assault - 1 (9 counts)                  

    Drug Possession – 7

    DUI – 2

    Alcohol Offense – 3

    Arrest on Warrant – 7

    Indecent Exposure – 1

    Fugitive From Justice – 1

             INVESTIGATIONS:

            Criminal Mischief – 1

            Suicidal Subject – 1

            Domestic Disturbance – 2

            Theft – 1

            Juvenile Issue – 1

            Sexual Assault – 2

            Criminal Threatening – 1

            Drug Overdose Death - 1

            Credit Card Fraud - 1

            Illegal Dumping - 1

             Calls for Service  - 1505

         

        Year To Date Comparison

         

         

        APRIL 2016

        APRIL 2017

         

         

         

        Total Arrests

        48

        48

        DUI

        1

        8

        Drug Possession

        33

        22

        Accidents

        31

        22

        Calls For Service

        5,006

        6,000

         

         

         

         

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

                           

                                                                                    

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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