MANCHESTER, NH – The city’s usual $2,500 cash Crimeline reward offered to anyone with information that results in the arrest of a wanted subject – in this case, Paul Dimick, wanted for the Sept. 7 homicide of Justin Lee – was doubled on Tuesday after Alderman-at-Large Joe Kelly Levasseur offered to kick-in matching funds.
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Dimick Levasseur contacted the Manchester Police Department after seeing a police press release regarding the Crimeline reward on the table in the hunt for Dimick.
“I am concerned for the safety of this city. I want this guy off the streets before anyone else gets hurt or killed,” Levasseur said Tuesday afternoon when asked why he doubled the reward. “Hopefully he does the right thing and turns himself in. I’m sure his family wants him alive. The people in this city do not need to get caught-up in the crossfire of a hail of bullets, and I want every police officer going home to their families. Please call Crimeline and do the right thing. Lives depend on it.”
Levasseur said this is the second time he’s contributed to the CrimeLine reward. The first time after the shooting death of Denise Robert, who was murdered on Aug. 30, 2015. No arrest has been made in that case, which remains open and active, according to the state Attorney General’s office.
Manchester Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe said Tuesday that the cash reward will be paid to the person responsible for assisting law enforcement in locating and apprehending Dimick, who is wanted on second-degree murder charges. Tipsters may remain anonymous and still be eligible for the cash reward.
The $5,000 Crimeline payout will be made upon the successful conviction of Dimick, whereas Levasseur’s payout will become available when Dimick is located and apprehended, based on a verifiable crime tip. The Crimeline system assigns numbers to tips, and a person may anonymously submit a tip without using their name.
Anyone can leave a tip by calling Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040 or the Detective Unit at 603-792-5500, or by submitting an online tip via manchestercrimeline.org
Police have been following up on several tips that have been coming in since Friday’s fatal shooting of Lee outside a residence on Hanover Street.
Dimick is described as approximately 5-foot-6 inches tall, 140 pounds, blond hair and blue eyes. He has multiple tattoos and should be considered armed and dangerous.