Grove Street Home Invasion

posted Jul 15, 2016, 8:11 AM by Conway Police Department   [ updated Jul 15, 2016, 8:11 AM ]

On July 14, 2016 at approximately 10:31am officers from the Conway Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion involving an assault at 177 Grove Street in North Conway.  The caller reported that two male individuals forced their way into the residence and assaulted his friend.  

Upon arrival to the scene, officers spoke with the caller who stated that one of the assailants threatened him with a handgun to keep him from interfering with the attack. Through their investigation, officers learned the identity of the two assailants as 

Charles (C.J.) Thomas

DOB 07/12/1993



Jared Silva

DOB 12/20/1994

(No photo available)


Both subjects fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival.  The victim of the assault was transported by North Conway Ambulance to Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries.   Later in the day, C.J. Thomas was located by State Police in the town of Madison. He was subsequently taken into custody and charged with: 

-Second Degree Assault

-Criminal Trespass

-Criminal Mischief 

Thomas is due in court later today on 07/15/2016. 

Jared Silva is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anybody with information on his whereabouts should contact The Conway Police Department at (603) 356-5715. 

The Conway Police Department would like to thank North Conway Ambulance, The New Hampshire State Police and the Madison Police Department for their assistance.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested

posted Jan 22, 2016, 6:44 AM by Conway Police Department   [ updated Jan 22, 2016, 6:44 AM ]

On January 21, 2016 at 3:47 p.m. officers from the Conway Police Department responded to 28 Bay Road in Conway, NH for a report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival officers found that a male subject had been stabbed once in the neck and once in the abdomen.  The victim is identified as:

                                    Cody Philibert
                                    DOB 11/8/91
                                    Tamworth, NH 

Philibert was transported to Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH with serious but non-life threatening injuries.  
At 10:26 p.m. on January 21, 2016 the Conway Police Department arrested:

                                    Keith A. Hutchings
                                    DOB 6/10/91
                                    Madison, NH

Hutchings was located on Kearsarge Road in North Conway, NH.  He was taken into custody without incident.
Hutchings faces charges of Attempted Murder and First Degree Assault.  He is scheduled to appear at the 3rd Circuit Court-District Division- Ossipee at 1:00 p.m. on January 22, 2016.

George B. Walker
Conway Police Department  

Press Release - Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images

posted Jan 13, 2016, 9:36 AM by Conway Police Department   [ updated Jan 13, 2016, 9:37 AM ]

On January 12, 2016 at approximately 4:40 pm, officers from the Conway Police Department arrested 
                                                                                 William Alexander
                                                                                 (DOB 11/10/68)
                                                                                  Bartlett, NH

in North Conway.
In March of 2015 the Conway Police Department and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force initiated an investigation into the suspected possession of child sexual abuse images in Conway.  The suspect in the case was identified to be William Alexander.  A search warrant was executed on William Alexander’s residence in Conway in April of 2015.  Several computers were seized and a forensic analysis was conducted by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Based upon items located within the seized computers, the Conway Police Department applied for, and was granted, a warrant for the arrest of William Alexander on 10 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images as defined by NH RSA 649-A:3.  Each count is being charged as a class A felony, with a maximum penalty of imprisonment in excess of 7 years.  William Alexander will be arraigned at the 3rd Circuit District Division Conway Court at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

The Conway Police Department would like to thank the members of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their continued assistance with the investigation.

Christopher Mattei
Conway Police Department 

Press Release - Second Degree Assault

posted Nov 23, 2015, 12:59 PM by Conway Police Department   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 1:00 PM ]

On 11/22/15 at 0021hrs the Conway Police Department responded to a residence on Hunting Ridge Road in Center Conway for a disturbance.  The reporting party identified the perpetrator as
            Matthew R. Hall   
              Madison, NH
According to the caller, Hall had fled the scene on foot after forcing his way into the house and stabbing a male subject located inside the residence.  The alleged incident, although still under investigation, appears to have stemmed from a property dispute.   Hall was arrested by Conway Police a short distance from the scene.  Hall has been charged with:
        2 counts of Second Degree Assault (Felony B) 
        2 counts of Falsifying Physical Evidence (Felony B)
        Criminal Threatening with a Deadly Weapon (Felony B)
        Felon in Possession of a Dangerous weapon (Felony B)
        Possession of Controlled Drugs (Misdemeanor A) 

Hall faces 1 ½ to 7 years in NH State Prison and up to $4000.00 in fines on each Class B Felony charge if convicted.  Additionally, he faces up to 1 year in jail and $2000.00 in fines for the Class A Misdemeanor.  Hall’s bail was set at $5000.00 cash, with his next scheduled court appearance set for Dec 8th 2015 at 1pm at Conway District Court.

Conway Police Department would like to thank Center Conway Fire Department for its assistance with this case. 

Currently hiring: Full-Time Police Officer

posted Nov 16, 2015, 12:16 PM by Conway Police Department   [ updated Nov 16, 2015, 12:26 PM ]

Looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team.  Starting pay of $22.50/hour plus benefits (medical & dental insurance, vacation and sick time, NH Retirement and incentives).  Applicant must have high school diploma, or equivalent, and be 21 years of age by hire date.  Visit our 'EMPLOYMENT' page for an application.  All applications must be received by end of business on December 16, 2015.  Testing to be held in January 2016.  Please call 603-356-5715, or email, with any questions.

Parking Restrictions for the 4th of July

posted Jun 30, 2015, 6:14 AM by Lt. Christopher Mattei   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 6:18 AM ]

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Conway. The honoring of our nation on July 4th will also play an important role in Conway’s year long 250th celebration. The Conway Police Department wants to ensure that all of our community members, as well as those coming to the area to take part in the many festivities planned, have a safe and fun filled day. We would like to let those attending know that the parade in Conway Village and the celebration in North Conway’s Shouler Park are scheduled to be bigger and last longer than previous years. We are also anticipating a larger attendance so, in the interest of public safety, there will be parking bans set up in many areas on July 4th to include the following: 

Conway Village for the parade which will start at 12:00pm – parking on both sides of Route 16 (Main Street) from Kennett Middle School to the intersection of Washington Street and Route Route 153 will be prohibited from 6:00am to approximately 3:00pm.
North Conway/Shouler Park Celebration/Fireworks – parking on both sides of River Road from the Second Bridge to Route 16 in North Conway will be prohibited from midnight on July 3rd through midnight on July 4th
North Conway/Shouler Park Celebration/Fireworks – Norcross Circle will be shut down to thru traffic at approximately 4:00pm. There will be limited parking available throughout Norcross Circle starting at 6:00 am. 

(Cones and other markers will be utilized to designate areas where parking is prohibited) 

There will be many approved places to park in Conway Village to include the Kennett Middle school and the Ham Arena. The Conway Scenic Railroad will also be operating a park and ride from Conway Village to Shouler Park in North Conway for the celebration. The fee for the train ride is $5.00 for ages 7 and up and $1.00 for those under 7. The iconic train will be running two trains between the station in Shouler Park and the depot on West Main Street (across from the Ham Arena). Visitors will be able to board the train in Conway at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. The train will also be running from Shouler Park back to Conway Village at 6:00pm and again at 10:15pm following the fireworks display. 

We thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and wish all a safe and happy 4th of July.

Michael Palughi arrested

posted May 27, 2015, 6:04 AM by Lt. Christopher Mattei   [ updated May 27, 2015, 6:07 AM ]

On Monday morning, May 25, 2015, at approximately 1:00am officers from the Conway Police Department with the assistance of the Bartlett Police Department arrested 


Michael Palughi

501 English Village Road

Manchester, NH.


Michael Palughi failed to yield to Conway Officer Hill as the officer attempted to affect a motor vehicle stop on Route 16 just north of North Conway Village.  Michael Palughi failed to yield to Officer Hill who was operating a fully marked police cruiser with the emergency lights illuminated.  Michael Palughi continued to drive northbound and ultimately crossed into the town of Bartlett.  Assistance was then granted by the Bartlett Police Department. 


Michael Palughi stopped as he turned onto Pumpkin Hollow Road in Bartlett where the vehicle is believed to have run out of gas.  Michael Palughi was immediately taken into custody and charged with the following:


Driving While Intoxicated (Subsequent Offense)

Disobeying a Police Officer

Driving After Revocation or Suspension

Reckless Operation

Habitual Offender


Michael Palughi was also found to be wanted out of Hillsborough County Superior Court for an incident that occurred in May of 2014.  Mr. Palughi had an open warrant for his arrest for the following:


Driving While Intoxicated (Subsequent Offense)

Disobeying a Police Officer

Habitual Offender

Operating After Revocation or Suspension


Michael Palughi has an extensive criminal history to include multiple offenses of Driving While Impaired, Disobeying a Police Officer, Reckless Operation and Driving After Revocation or Suspension.


In September of 2007 Michael Palughi fled in the vehicle that he was operating from a Conway Police Department officer after being stopped on North South Road in North Conway.  He led law enforcement officers from multiple agencies on a pursuit for several miles which ultimately ended in Fryeburg, Maine where he was taken into custody.  As a result of that incident, Michael Palughi was convicted of two counts of Reckless Conduct, Driving While Impaired, Disobeying a Police Officer and Driving After Revocation or Suspension.  He was also charged in the State of Maine for multiple offenses.


Michael Palughi is currently being held on $5,000 cash bail at the Carroll County House of Corrections

Press Release - Burglary Arrest

posted May 15, 2015, 9:04 AM by Conway Police Department   [ updated May 15, 2015, 9:05 AM ]

On May 14, 2015, the Conway Police Department, with the assistance of the Bartlett Police Department, arrested

Jonathan Folds (DOB 6/16/1990)


at his residence located at 12 Emery Lane in Bartlett, NH. Folds was arrested and charged with Burglary, which is being charged as a Class B Felony punishable by up to 7 years in     prison and a fine not to exceed $4,000.

It is alleged that on May 1, 2015 at about 1100 hours, Folds entered a residence on Champney Road in North Conway without privilege or license to do so with the intent to commit the crime of theft therein. It is further alleged that this burglary was interrupted by the homeowner who happened to be home alone at the time of the burglary and chased Folds out of the residence. Members of the Conway Police Department, New Hampshire State Police and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded to the area at the time of its reporting. 

Detective Ryan Wallace

New Rate for Officer Patrol Services

posted May 12, 2015, 10:36 AM by Conway Police Department   [ updated May 12, 2015, 10:38 AM ]

Effective May 12, 2015, the rate for Officer Patrol Services has increased.  Please visit our FORMS page for an application.

Westside Road Burglary

posted May 7, 2015, 6:54 AM by Lt. Christopher Mattei   [ updated May 8, 2015, 12:41 PM by Conway Police Department ]

On Friday, April 24, 2015 officers from the Conway Police Department responded to a residence located at 2902 Westside Road, North Conway, NH after the homeowner returned home and discovered the home had been burglarized. Responding officers discovered a side door of the residence had been kicked in. Officers learned that the homeowners had a game camera set up on a tree just outside the area where forced entry had been made through the side door of the residence. Investigators discovered that the game camera did in fact capture images of the suspect. In reviewing the images, the suspect appears in the side yard of the residence at 11:55:29 am on 04/29/2015 and at 12:04:53, the suspect is seen (in two images) walking away from the residence and towards Westside Road. In these images, the suspect is carrying a gray purse over his right shoulder. This purse was identified as belonging to the homeowner. The purse was described as a gray colored material with multiple (at least three) zippered compartments. The suspect captured by this game camera appears to be a white male, approximately 50 years old, with a large build. The suspect is wearing a black baseball hat, a royal blue hooded sweatshirt with dark and light blue horizontal stripes. The suspect is also wearing a pair of black HEAD brand workout type pants and a pair of gray trail sneakers with red accents.

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. Please contact Sgt. Scott or Detective Wallace of the Conway Police Department with any information at (603) 356-5715.

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