Old Warner Road
April 24, 2013
To all Parents, Spectators and Players,
It is that special time of the year again for baseball players, parents and fans. Soon our fields here in Bradford will be filled with the sounds of the cracking of a bat, the popping of a glove, the laughter and smiles of young kids and the smell of the BBQ grill in the air.
On Saturday April 27th the BNSYS kicks off its season with the annual 100 inning baseball game fundraiser to be held at Warren Brook Park in Bradford, NH. This special day is sure to be a success and fun will be had by all.
Apart from all participants and attendees having fun and enjoying this day and upcoming season here in Bradford, the safety of the players and fans is our main goal. We ask that anyone planning on attending the fundraiser this coming Saturday, or any game during the season, keep a few things in mind.
There are two parking lots nearby to the fields. One is on the Warren Brook Park side of the road and the other is in front of, or behind, the Kearsarge Regional Elementary School. Anyone attending a game this season is asked to park in one of the two lots. No vehicles should be parked alongside the road unless given special permission by the Bradford Police Department or BNSYS.
This is a major safety concern of ours for a few reasons. First and foremost is the safety of the children and fans attending the game. If you have ever attended a game then you are aware that there are always children running around the field having fun and waiting for their chance to chase down a foul ball. In the past it has become a practice for people to park alongside the field near the snack shack. While parking there may save you a short walk from the parking lot, it increases the risk of a child or fan not being seen by a passing motorist in a timely manner. It is also a violation of the town ordinance and could result in a $15.00 fine. We also ask that you keep in mind that the posted speed limit on Old Warner Road is 25 MPH.
We at the Bradford Police Department respectfully ask that everyone please follow the laws and town ordinances to ensure a safe and fun season for all. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at the station. Now with that being said, let’s PLAY BALL.
Detective – Bradford PD
PD News: Summer Begins
June 20, 2012
As we roll into summer we are beginning to see a steady increase in Off Highway Recreational Vehicle (O.H.R.V.) and All Terrain Vehicle (A.T.V.) use. There are some things to consider before hitting the trails.
Fish and Game strongly recommends that all operators complete a Safety Education Class. The class is a requirement for operators 12 years or older that do not hold a valid motor vehicle license. For more information about attending a class contact Fish and Game 603-271-3129 or go to www.ride.nh.gov for class schedules. Remember, all riders under the age of 18 MUST wear helmets at all times.
Every year hundreds of people are injured in OHRV or snowmobile crashes. Approximately 35% had some level of alcohol in their blood. Excessive speed was a contributing factor in 55% of the fatal crashes. Accidents can be avoided by practicing safe and responsible operation. Accidents must be reported if someone is injured or killed, or property damage is over $500.00. If an accident occurs that requires someone to report it they must, stop and give name, address and registration number to the others involved. Report the accident to the nearest Police Station, and File a report to Fish and Game within 5 days.
You can ride on trails that are designated for the type of vehicle you are operating or where you have received written permission from the landowner. Landowners are NOT required to post their land against OHRV use. The absence of signs prohibiting use does not mean O.H.R.V use is welcome or allowed. Landowners are not responsible to keep their land safe for use by O.H.R.V. operators. Unless you are on an approved trail system or have landowner permission you are in violation of the law. Remember, all land public or private, requires landowner permission. It is Illegal to operate an O.H.R.V. upon a public way in this State unless posted for use by the Town for O.H.R.V. use.
It is illegal to operate an O.H.R.V. while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, or with a blood alcohol concentration of greater than 0.08% or 0.02% if under 21 years of age. Penalties for O.H.R.V. DWI correspond with the Motor Vehicle DWI laws. O.H.R.V. operators must submit to a test or tests to determine blood alcohol concentration. Failure to consent to a test results in the loss of a driver’s license.
O.H.R.V’s that are driven off the owner’s property must be registered and registration stickers must be properly placed on the vehicles. O.H.R.V.’s can be registered at the Town Clerks Office during regular business hours.
Speed shall be reasonable and prudent for the existing conditions.
10 MPH upon public ways open to OHRV use
35 MPH on all trail connectors
45 MPH on all trails where no speed limit is posted.
Finally, It is unlawful to have or carry a loaded gun, etc., in or on a vehicle, pursuant to RSA 207:7.
If you would like more information concerning OHRV use and operation requirements please contact us at 938-2522 or New Hampshire Fish and Game 271-4300 or visit their website.
The staff at the Bradford Police Department hopes everybody has a safe and fun summer!
Bradford Police Drug Take Back Day April 28, 2012
April 27, 2012
Tomorrow the Bradford Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration drug take back day. On April 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. the station will be open and will have a receptacle that the public can use to dispose of no longer used or out dated medications. The drugs will then be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for proper disposal.
One of the latest concerns is that these drugs are being flushed down toilets and then finding their way into the water table and water supplies. Thank you all!!
Mail Fraud Scam
March 31, 2012
The check is a forgery and the scam is you deposit $3,900.00 in your account and then send the agent $1,900.00. The check is a forgery and will not clear but your check will have been cashed and your bank will be looking for you to make up $1,900.00. If it sounds to good to be true it is.
Warning Medicare Recipients
March 31, 2012
WARNING – MEDICARE RECIPIENTS
SCAM ALERT: This serious scam is now being reported from Maine to Florida.
Medicare beneficiaries have received phone calls from the “WalMart Promotion Center,” stating that they had just won a $1,000 WalMart gift card. All they needed to do to claim their prize was to confirm their name, e-mail address, and cell phone#. Also, they said that they were out of gift cards but, with a bank account number they would be able to deposit the $1,000 into their account today.
Never give out confidential information. If you have a question please call your local Police Department. Remember if it sounds to good to be true.
Police Department Open House
March 31, 2012
Bradford Police Had their open house today and gave 30 ID Kits to parents and children. We were visited by 30 children and over one hundred adults. Along with the ID Kits we were able to give out gun locks, key chains and reflectors.
It was a very good and positive day. Thank you to Dawn Rich and Martha Barron from the Friends of The Bradford Area Community Center for attending and helping with the ID Kits. Deb Flinkstrom and Margaret Raymond attended on behalf of the Bradford Parks and Recreation Committee.
Special thank you the officers and members of the Bradford Police Association who volunteered their Saturday to make this such a successful event.
Police Statistics 05.10
June 10, 2010
Date : 06/07/2010
BRADFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE
BRADFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 762, 75 W MAIN STREET
BRADFORD, NH 03221
Calls For Service Totals By Call Type
05/01/2010 to 05/31/2010
Call Type Totals
05.00Burglary – 635:1 1
05.01Criminal Trespass 635:2 2
06.00Theft – Unauthorized Taking 637:3 6
09.03Assault – Criminal Threatening … 1
09.07Assault – Criminal Neglect of… 1
10.03Fraud – Issuing Bad Check 638:4 2
14.00Criminal Mischief 634:2 1
15.00Firearms – Unauthorized use 644:13 1
17.04Sex – Offender Registration 2
20.02Domestic Violence 3
22.05Liquor Laws – Hours of Sales 179:17 1
23.00Intoxication – Safekeeping 1
24.00Dis Con – Disorderly Conduct 644:2 2
30.00Motor Vehicle Crash – Non Reportable 1
30.01Motor Vehicle Crash – Property Damage 1
31.00MV – Citation Violation 6
31.01MV – Citation Speed 7
31.03MV – Warning 33
31.99MV – Complaint 3
33.00Parking Violations 4
40.01Business Check 19
41.02Alarm Response Business 3
41.03Alarm Response Public Building 1
41.04Alarm Response Residential 1
42.01Assist – Ambulance 5
42.02Assist – Citizen 4
42.03Assist – Fire 1
42.04Assist – Motorist 2
42.05Assist – Police 3
42.06Assist – Public Works 1
43.13Dog – At Large 2
44.00Fingerprinting for Volunteer Service 1
44.01Civil Standby 2
44.03Welfare Check 1
47.01Missing Person 1
47.02Suspicious Person / Vehicle 2
47.03Road Hazard / Obstruction 1
47.06Police Information 3
47.07Paperwork Service 5
47.09VIN Verification 2
47.10Pistol Permit 1
47.12911 Hangup 3
47.50Followup Investigation 2
Grand Total for all calls 150
Printed By/On: 5382 / 06/07/2010 07:08:02
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Police Department News 05.10
June 10, 2010
During the month of May we conducted a number of events. The Bradford Elementary School and Bradford Police Department graduated this years D.A.R.E. class. On May 26, 2010 thirty-eight students from the fifth grade at Kearsarge Regional Elementary School (KRES) successfully completed and graduated from the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. The program, a 10-week long curriculum, started on March 3rd and was instructed by Officer Ed Shaughnessy of the Bradford Police Department. The D.A.R.E. program gives our children the tools they need to resist drugs and make correct, healthy choices. Students are also taught the many health effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. These are our kids, from our community, and we want their futures to be bright, healthy, safe and secure.
During the 10 week curricula lessons were taught on the health effects of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs, Peer Pressure (good and bad), Ways to avoid risky situations, Ways to get out of bad situations, and Advertisements. Students did a lot of role playing activities to use what they learned throughout the lessons to make better choices. Part of the lesson plan for Week 9 was for students to create a D.A.R.E report. The report, in the form of an essay, shadow box or poster, was to explain what the students learned in D.A.R.E. and why it was important to them. Three winners were chosen from Mrs. Lee’s class and three winners were chosen from Mrs. Dukette’s class. Posted on this site are a few of the projects done by our local students. Special recognition also goes out to the winners of the essay contest. They are Jennifer Merriam, Kelsea Davis, Morgan Flinkstrom, Mia Bailey, Tyler Valovic and Molly Morris.
Officer Shaughnessy and the Bradford Police Department would like to thank Principal Spadaro, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Dukette for allowing time in their lesson plans for the D.A.R.E. program. The Department, Bradford Elementary School, and Outspokin Sports conducted a bicycle safety rodeo. Bicycles were inspected, skills were developed, and helmets issued to those that needed new helmets. Thank you to both Jim Spadaro, Bradford Elementary School, and Will Hurley, Outspokin Bicycle and Sports for their assistance.
Chief of Police
Bradford Police Dept.
Bradford, NH 03221
Police Department Statistics 01-02.10
March 10, 2010
BRADFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 762, 75 W MAIN STREET BRADFORD, NH 03221
Calls For Service Totals By Call Type
01/01/2010 to 02/28/2010
Date : 03/10/2010
|05.00||Burglary – 635:1||1|
|06.06||Theft – of services 637:8||1|
|09.00||Assault – Simple 631:2-a||1|
|09.03||Assault – Criminal Threatening …||3|
|10.03||Fraud – Issuing Bad Check 638:4||2|
|10.04||Fraud- Fraudulent use of Credit…||1|
|10.20||Fraud – Identity||1|
|21.00||DUI – First Offense||1|
|24.00||Dis Con – Disorderly Conduct 644:2||1|
|24.25||IEA – Mental Health||1|
|30.00||Motor Vehicle Crash – Non Reportable||3|
|30.01||Motor Vehicle Crash – Property Damage||2|
|31.00||MV – Citation Violation||6|
|31.01||MV – Citation Speed||21|
|31.03||MV – Warning||83|
|31.99||MV – Complaint||2|
|40.00||Vacant Building Check (REQUESTS)||1|
|41.02||Alarm Response Business||1|
|41.03||Alarm Response Public Building||1|
|41.04||Alarm Response Residential||1|
|42.01||Assist – Ambulance||5|
|42.02||Assist – Citizen||1|
|42.04||Assist – Motorist||1|
|42.05||Assist – Police||3|
|43.02||Animal – Cruelty 644:8||1|
|43.03||Animal – Nuisance||1|
|43.13||Dog – At Large||1|
|44.00||Fingerprinting for Volunteer Service||1|
|44.06||M/V Lock out||1|
|45.04||Property – Return to Owner||1|
|47.02||Suspicious Person / Vehicle||1|
|47.03||Road Hazard / Obstruction||7|
|47.07.01||Arrest Warrant Service||4|
|50.02||First Report of Injury||1|
|Grand Total for all calls||261|
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Police Department News 03.10
March 10, 2010
As we progress into 2010 a number of issues should be considered by all of us as a community and society. First let me update you on a couple of pending issues that we don’t normally see in this area. During December and January we had two motor vehicles taken without authority. One has been recovered in the state of Florida and the person of interest in that matter charged. The second vehicle was recovered in Nashua, New Hampshire. There two youths who are persons of interest in this matter were taken into custody and charges may be pending in the City of Nashua.
During the past two months, a number of people have brought to our attention their concerns regarding things that have been tolerated in the past. One is leaving a motor vehicle running while the driver goes into a store or the school. In one case the concerned citizen expressed that he was concerned with all the kids running around at the school that one could jump into an unattended vehicle. You can see that this does raise real concern. RSA 265:72, I says “No person driving or in charge of a vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key and effectively setting the brake thereon…”
We have over the past few months expressed concern over the vehicles parking on the sidewalk along Main Street. We did begin to issue citations and I am happy to say that the number of violations is now non-existent.
We are hoping to present a short class on firearms and weapons safety geared to those people who wish to get permits to carry but also for anyone who may be interested. There have been a number of people who want permits but are concerned about their right, safety, storage and the laws covering this responsibility. Hopes are to be able to present this information sometime during late spring.
We are currently planning a bicycle safety and rodeo for this spring. During the session Outspokin Sports will be present to inspect the bicycles and we are seeking a grant so that we will have helmets for the attendees.
We asking everyone to start thinking about the ongoing and new concerns surrounding the internet. We all share the concern that some sexual predators will connect with our children on line. But, Law Enforcement is now seeing a new emergence of concern, and that is the growing use by not only foreign terrorists, preying on individuals but also the attraction to gang information and gang membership. These groups play on people looking for attention and re-enforcement. Because of the appeal that some of these groups have some of our children maybe be at serious risk. We will continue to follow this topic so that we can keep you informed.
We are asking anyone who knows of either senior residents or special needs residents to call us and we will add those citizens to our list of residents that we contact during periods of concern like the power outage of a week ago. During that period we were able to contact and check on 35 to 40 households. Thank you.