In 2012 the men and women of the Tilton Police Department worked extremely hard to bring closure to some very important cases. In February, we made arrest in two armed robberies of convenient stores in the downtown area. Detectives also announced that they solved the November 4th 2011 armed robbery of Kay Jewelers. The robbery crew from Los Angeles California committed three violent armed robberies a 3-month period. The suspects were also charged with the Hannoush Jewelers robbery and the Northeast Credit Union robbery.
The Tilton Police Department was also proudly recognized by the New Hampshire Retail Merchants Association as the “ 2012 Law Enforcement Partners of the Year” and recognized and asked to be keynote speakers at the National Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail Annual Conference in Dallas. Through dedication and a partnership with retail merchants, several multi-state organized retail crime groups were arrested. These groups included a nationwide counterfeit check and identity theft ring from Philadelphia and an Eastcoast organized retail crime ring from Brooklyn New York who had been stealing toner ink cartridges from Staples, Target and Office Max for a couple years. The suspects stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in office products from Maine to Florida before being caught in Tilton.
We also continued our efforts with highway safety education and enforcement to reduce accidents and keep our roads safe. We partnered in several highway safety initiatives throughout the year, which focused on the leading causes of accidents.
Tilton Police and Police Explorers also continued to help support all community and charity events throughout the year, which might help families who are less fortunate or in need.
Lastly, I am very proud of my staff for the incredible job they did and their accomplishments over the last year. Thank you for all you did to make Tilton safer in 2012.
In 2013 we will continue to work hard, providing the best possible police service and protect the community. Please feel free to stop in and meet with me about your neighborhood, any issues you might have or simply say hello.
Thank you again for all your support,
Chief Robert Cormier
Tilton Police Department