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On April 18, 2018 at about 8:50am, Rochester Police responded to the Highland Street Convenience store located at 119 Highland Street for a reported robbery.

A lone male entered the store and demanded money. Once he obtained the cash he fled the store. No weapon was shown and no one was injured.

A Strafford County Sheriff’s Deputy responded with a K9 for a track, however the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as:

• Dark complexion
• Dark eyes
• 5’8”
• Medium build
• Estimated age in his 20’s
• Wearing a mask, gloves, white sneakers, dark colored jacket with a hood and hat

Rochester Police are actively investigating the robbery, we are asking anyone who may have information to call the police department 603-330-7128 or for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest you could receive up to $1,000 cash through Rochester Crimeline by calling 603-335-6500. You can also text the Rochester Crimeline at Crimes (274637) in the body write TEXT4CASH followed by your tip.
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5 days ago

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In 2017 Rochester saw a specific type of graffiti throughout the city. Spray painted was an eye with the word “vandal” underneath it.

Rochester Police were recently able to identify a suspect. After the investigation concluded arrest warrants were issued on 4/9/18 for DYLAN M. WILLIAMS 23 years old of 69 Congress Street in Rochester. Four class B Misdemeanor warrants were issued:

Criminal Mischief to the Rochester Police Department (occurred 4/10/17)
Criminal Mischief to the bandstand at the Commons (occurred 7/30/17)
Criminal Mischief to a picnic table at the Commons (occurred 7/31/17)
Criminal Mischief to the new footbridge at the Pines (occurred 11/30/17)

On 4/17/18 at about 7pm, Williams was spotted by an officer walking on Norway Plains Road and arrested without incident.

Williams was bailed on $2500 PR bail, and is scheduled for arraignment on May 21, 2018 at Rochester 7th Circuit Court.

Even though Williams was responsible for additional “vandal” graffiti—he could not be charged due to statute of limitations.
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On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rochester Police Department, in Cooperation with Bridging the Gaps Prevention Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration, will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to RPD at 23 Wakefield Street in Rochester. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28th Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com, call 603-330-7160, or email info.BTG@rochesterNH.net.
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A Ray of Sunshine on a rather dreary day ~ Patrol Officer Danie visited Jack and Jill School today and shared lots of safety tips with our very inquisitive little friends! One of our friends said "this is the first time I ever saw a policeman up close" and another said "I want to be a police officer when I grow up big and tall just like Officer Danie"! Thank you for visiting Officer Danie ~ the children are still talking about all of your safety tips! ... See MoreSee Less

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