Man Allegedly Threatened Several People with Knife


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Charged with Attempted Robbery, Other Crimes

On May 14, at approximately 6:36 a.m., Lebanon Police responded to Hanover Street, inthe area of High Street, for a report of a male subject with a knife who allegedly had threatened several people. Arriving officers investigated and located Patrick Smith, age 39, of High Street in Lebanon, nearby. 

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According to Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello, “The investigation determined that Smith was armed with a butcher’s knife and [allegedly] attempted to rob a 44-year-old female of her purse while she was walking on the sidewalk.”  It was further determined that Smith also allegedly attempted to “car-jack” a 37-year-old male of his vehicle, said the Lebanon Police Department. 

Smith was taken into custody at the scene, and a knife was recovered. During the course of the incident, Smith allegedly had also damaged a vehicle, said Mello.

 Smith was charged with Criminal Threatening with a Deadly Weapon, a Class B Felony (3 counts), Attempted Robbery, a Class A Felony (2 counts), and Criminal Mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor. 

Smith was arraigned today in the Grafton County Superior Court.

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