Amid Death Investigation, Police Activity Rising Around Garrison Hotel in Dover
As police continue to investigate the death of a 23-year-old man at Garrison Hotel in Dover, police activity in the area of the emergency shelter has appeared to increase in recent days.
In addition to the investigation of the aforementioned death, Dover police confirmed two separate responses to incidents both involving guests at the emergency shelter being operated at the hotel in the past few days. The shelter has been operating since Nov. 16.
Multiple Dover residents posted to Facebook referencing what appeared to be heavy police activity on consecutive days at the Shell gas station in the vicinity of the hotel, activity that was confirmed by police.
The first response on Saturday led to the arrest of 38-year-old Dylan Greene, a homeless man who was taken into custody on two existing electronic bench warrants, a capias issued by the Strafford County Superior Court, and a warrant obtained by the Somersworth Police Department, according to Capt. Brad Gould.
Dover police said they responded to the hotel on Sunday after reports of a man who brandished a knife. Police later located the subject at the Shell, although no charges had been filed as of Monday, Gould said.
Gould said both individuals "had been guests at the homeless shelter being operated at the Garrison Hotel."
Additionally, Dover police continue to investigate the death of 23-year-old Travis Bisson, who was found unresponsive at the hotel on Wednesday.
Police said Bisson's death appeared to be drug-related but remains under investigation, adding that if the death was due to a drug overdose it would be the 15th in Dover in 2020. Dover had nine suspected drug-related deaths in 2019.
The emergency winter shelter at The Garrison Hotel only just began operation on Nov. 16 as part of the Tri-Cities Joint Task Force on Homelessness. Requests for comment from both the hotel and task force were not immediately returned Tuesday morning.