On Friday, July 31, 2020, the Lebanon Police Department received information from the Newport New Hampshire Police Department that two subjects that were wanted for robbery, which included assault with a baseball bat, may be in the City of Lebanon. Newport Police Department advised the two subjects may be staying at a residence on Mason Street in Lebanon and driving a blue Subaru Impreza with VT plates. A Lebanon Police Officer responded to check the area but the vehicle was not there at that time.
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at approximately 1:50 AM, the Lebanon Police Department received a noise complaint coming from the area of the residence on Mason Street. It was reported that there were people in the street being loud and honking a horn. The suspect vehicle that Newport PD described arrived in the area and slowly drove past the residence on Mason Street. Based on the robbery offenses from Newport, a high-risk motor vehicle stop was conducted. Four occupants were detained, and it was learned that Tyler Anstruther, one of the wanted subjects, was inside the Mason Street residence, as well as several others.
Based upon the crime that had been committed in Newport, the Lebanon TAC Team was activated to attempt to serve the warrant to Anstruther. Lebanon officers contacted the occupants of the home by phone and the occupants voluntarily exited the residence. Tyler Anstruther, age 25, of Woodstock, was arrested on Newport’s robbery warrant, and later released into Newport Police Department’s custody.
Officers then received consent to search the residence for any other occupants. During this search, a juvenile was located hiding in a bedroom, and it was learned he had absconded from the Sununu Juvenile Detention Center in Manchester, NH.
Two juveniles were taken into Protective Custody. The juvenile from the Sununu Center was transported back there by Grafton County Sherriff’s Department. The other juvenile was released to a parent.
Alyssa Russo, age 19, of Lebanon, and Jakob Ferguson, age 20, of Lebanon were both issued summonses for Unlawful Possession of Alcohol, a Violation level offense. Both parties were given Lebanon District court dates of October 26, 2020.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello