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January 20, 2017

Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ DLS/ Clarendon/ 01-19-2017/ 17B400387

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

           

CASE#: 17B400387

TROOPER: Hall                                      

STATION: Rutland                    

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 19, 2017, at approximately 1918 hours

LOCATION: Vermont Route 133 at the intersection of Walker Mountain Road, Clarendon, Vermont

VIOLATION: Operating with a Criminally Suspended License

 

OPERATOR: Roxanne M. Phelps                                                                    

AGE: 50

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On January 19, 2017, at approximately 1918 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Vermont Route 133 in the Town of Clarendon, Vermont.

 

Through investigation it was determined that the operator, Roxanne Phelps, had a criminally suspended driver’s license. Phelps was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland Town, for fingerprinting and processing. Phelps was issued a citation to appear on March 13th 2017 at the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division to answer to the charge of operating with a criminally suspended license.

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division- Rutland, VT

COURT DATE/TIME: March 13th 2017 at 8:30am

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the State Police at 802-773-9101, or may go online and anonymously submit a tip at http://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ Larceny from the person/ Killington/ 01-19-2017/ 17B400391

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

           

CASE#: 17B400391

TROOPER: Hall                                      

STATION: Rutland                    

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 19, 2017, at approximately 2355 hours

LOCATION: Wobbly Barn, Killington

VIOLATION: Larceny from the person

 

ACCUSED: Morgan T. Clark                                                                   

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N Kingstown, RI

 

VICTIM: Sophia Racciatti

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On January 19, 2017, at approximately 11:55pm, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to the Wobbly Barn on Killington Road, in the Town of Killington, VT for a reported theft of a lift pass. Witnesses identified a male who they say took a ski pass from the back pocket of a female.

 

Through investigation it was determined that Morgan T. Clark obtained the ski lift pass from the back pocket of Sophia Racciatti without permission. Clark was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland Town, where he was processed and fingerprinted. Clark was issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 20th 2017 at 12:30pm to answer to the charge of larceny from the person.

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division- Rutland, VT

COURT DATE/TIME: January 20th 2017 at 12:30pm

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the State Police at 802-773-9101, or may go online and anonymously submit a tip at http://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

 

 

 

DUI Drugs Leicester Vermont.

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B500191
TROOPER: Szarejko                               
STATION: VSP New Haven                     
CONTACT#: 802 388 4919

DATE/TIME: 1-19-2017 @ 20:07 hours.
LOCATION: 1620 US Route 7 Leicester Vermont.
VIOLATION: DUI Drugs

ACCUSED: Christopher P. Sheldon                                              
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On January 19, 2017 at approximately 20:07 hours Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on US Route 7 in the Town of Leicester as the vehicle in question was being operated in an erratic manner.  Further investigation revealed that the operator later identified as Christopher Sheldon was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of several drugs.  Sheldon was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the New Haven State Police Barracks where he was evaluated by a DRE.  Sheldon was subsequently issued a citation to appear in Addison County District Court on April 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM to answer the charge of DUI Drugs.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 4-24-2017           
COURT: Addison County
LODGED - LOCATION:     
BAIL:
MUG SHOT: yes
PBT: .000%


*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.



Trooper Joseph Szarejko
Vermont State Police
Troop "C" New Haven Barracks
Phone # (802) 388-4919
FAX # (802) 453 7918
 
 
 

Press release, VSP Westminster, Domestic Assault, Jamaica, 17B100381

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B100381

TROOPER: John Waitekus                              

STATION: VSP Westminster                    

CONTACT#: 802 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 01-0-19-17

LOCATION: Old Route 8 Jamaica

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

 

ACCUSED: GRANT BERCIK                                               

AGE: 29

Old Route 8 Jamaica, VT.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 01-19-17 at 0357 hours, VT State Police responded to a 911 call reporting a

Domestic Assault on Old Route 8 in Jamaica, VT. At the scene, probable cause was

found to arrest and charge Grant Bercik, 29, of Jamaica, VT. for two counts of

Domestic Assault. Bercik, who was also on Probation, was found in violation of

his probation and lodged in Southern States Correctional Facility until

arraignment. The Court was contacted and ordered court conditions for no contact

with the two victims. Bercik will answer to the charges on January 20th 2017 at

1230 in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 01-20-17            

COURT: Windham Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED: YES, Southern States Correctional Facility     

BAIL: NO BAIL Probation Violation

MUG SHOT: No digital, processed at local pd.

PBT: 000% BrAC.

 

Trooper John Waitekus 

Vermont State Police - Westminster   

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 19, 2017

17A100281/ Motor Vehicle Crash / Underhill Route 15 Road Closure

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17A100281                         

TROOPER: Miller

STATION: Williston                          

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 1/19/17 1620

STREET: Route 15

TOWN: Underhill

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Gert's Knob Road

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Nicholas Coons

AGE: 25 

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Essex, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Impreza

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total

INJURIES: Non-incapacitating

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Emergency Department

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Frederick Goodrich

AGE: 30  

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bristol, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Major front end damage

INJURIES: n/a

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: George Potter

AGE: 59 

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cambridge, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Tundra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: minor

INJURIES: n/a

HOSPITAL: n/a

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 1/9/17 Vermont State Police, Underhill Jericho Fire Department, and Essex

Rescue responded to a three car crash on Route 15 in Underhill in the area of

Gert's Knob Road. Investigation found that Vehicle #1, operated by Nicholas

Coons - 25, left the westbound lane of travel into oncoming traffic. Vehicle #1 and #2

then collided in the east bound lane. In an attempt to avoid further collision

Vehicle #3 left the roadway  off the eastbound shoulder. Coons was brought to

UVM Emergency Department to be evaluated for non-incapacitating injuries. This

section of Route 15 was limited to one lane of traffic for approximately two

hours until all vehicles could be removed from the scene.  Coons was issued a ticket for

Driving on roadways laned for traffic resulting in a crash.

 

 

PBT%: n/a

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint  T23 VSA 1038

LODGED - LOCATION: n/a

BAIL: n/a

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: N

COURT: n/a

COURT DATE/TIME: n/a

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

Trooper Bradley Miller

Vermont State Police Williston

2777 St. George Road

Williston, Vermont 05495

(802) 878-7111

 

press release

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B300222

TROOPER: Godfrey, W                              

STATION: VSP Shaftsbury                    

CONTACT#: 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 01-19-2017 1811 h

LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town) Lincoln St, Pownal, VT

VIOLATION: Contempt of Court

 

ACCUSED: Frank E. Burdick Jr                                               

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 01-19-2017 1811 hours the Vermont State Police assisted Probation and Parole with taking Frank E. Burdick Jr. into custody at a residence in Pownal, VT. Upon arrival at the residence, Burdick was found in possession of a controlled substance, which is a violation of his pre-existing conditions of release set by the Bennington Superior Court-Criminal Division. Burdick was arrested and held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland pending his court hearing on 01-20-2017 at 1230 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 01-20-2017           

COURT: BDC

LODGED - LOCATION: MVRCF    

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

424

 

Trp. Wayne M. Godfrey & K9 Tarawa

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

(802)442-5421

(802)442-3263 fax

wayne.godfrey@vermont.gov

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From: Wayne Godfrey [mailto:Vangod448@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:23 PM
To: Godfrey, Wayne <Wayne.Godfrey@vermont.gov>
Subject: 17b300222/burdick

 

 




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Heroin Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17A300262

TROOPER:  Sgt John Helfant                             

STATION:  VSP Traffic Operations                   

CONTACT#:8025227262

 

DATE/TIME:January 19, 2017

LOCATION: VT64, Northfield, VT

 

 

ACCUSED: James Capron  VIOLATION:Heroin and Crack Possession                                            

AGE:26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Northfield, VT

 

ACCUSED: Douglas Duquette VIOLATION: Arrest Warrant

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE of RESIDENCE: Northfield, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police were searching for Douglas Duquette reference an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for a court hearing. State Police located Duquette in a Chevy pickup on VT 64. State Police stopped the vehicle for speeding. During the stop Duquette was arrested on the outstanding warrant. A second passenger, James Capron was found to have in his possession 48 bags of heroin and about a gram of crack cocaine.

 

Duquette was lodged at Barre City PD in lieu of $1000 bail. Capron was cited into Washington Superior Court for February 23, 2017 to answer to the drug charges.

 

 

SSgt John Helfant

Vermont State Police

Traffic Operations

2777 St. George Rd

Williston, VT 05495

(802)522-7262

 

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

 

 

 

 DUI CHECKPOINT


 

On January 29th, 2017 the Vermont State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint within Franklin County. An aggressive effort will be made to identify impaired drivers on our highways. Troopers will be also enforcing seatbelt, child restraint and other motor vehicle laws during this checkpoint.



Sergeant David Robillard
Patrol Commander
Vermont State Police - St. Albans Barracks
140 Fisher Pond Rd.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Ph# (802)524-5993
FX#(802)527-1150

Re: Temporary road closure Underhill

Be advised –

 

VT Route 15 in Underhill has been reopened to traffic in both directions.

 

Thank you

 

VSP Williston

802-878-7111

 

 

From: Media North [mailto:MEDIANORTH@LISTSERV.DPS.STATE.VT.US] On Behalf Of Irish, Katie
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:40 PM
To: DPS - medianorth <medianorth@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: [MEDIANORTH] Temporary road closure Underhill

 

Be advised –

 

Route 15 in Underhill between Repa Road and Gerts Knob Road is temporarily closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Crews are on scene working on clean up and the removal of the vehicles. Please use caution and be patient in the area until the roadway has been cleared.

 

Thank you

 

VSP Williston

802-878-7111

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Temporary road closure Underhill

Be advised –

 

Route 15 in Underhill between Repa Road and Gerts Knob Road is temporarily closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Crews are on scene working on clean up and the removal of the vehicles. Please use caution and be patient in the area until the roadway has been cleared.

 

Thank you

 

VSP Williston

802-878-7111

DUI Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B300218
TROOPER: Raymond Witkowski                               
STATION: Shaftsbury                    
CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

DATE/TIME: 01/19/2017, 0806 hours
LOCATION: North Road, Manchester
VIOLATION: DUI

ACCUSED: Bradford Andres                                              
AGE: 47
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Dorset, Vermont


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On January 19th 2017, Bradford Andres was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on North Road within the town of Manchester. Through the investigation it was determined that Andres was operating under the influence of alcohol. Andres was arrested and transported to the Shaftsbury barracks for processing. Andres was issued a citation to appear in Bennington Superior Court at a later date for DUI.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 02/06/2017           
COURT: Bennington Superior Court- Criminal Division
MUG SHOT: Yes
PBT: 0.117%


*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.


Vermont State Police/ Press release/ Prescription fraud/ Franklin County

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17H200024

TROOPER: Sgt Thomas Mozzer                              

STATION: Drug Diversion Unit/HQ                   

CONTACT#:802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME:1/12/17

LOCATION: 221 Main St., Enosburg, VT

VIOLATION: Prescription Fraud/ multiple counts

 

ACCUSED: Bernadette Lourie                                              

AGE:48

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

 

VICTIM: Rite Aid Pharmacy

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Enosburg, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 1/12/17, VSP Drug Diversion investigators and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigators conducted a joint investigation involving a Rite Aid employee diverting regulated drugs from the pharmacy.  The pharmacy reported approximately 750 missing Tramadol tablets over the last several months.  Tramadol is a schedule V regulated drug in Vermont.

 

Bernadette Lourie of Richford was ultimately arrested and processed for multiple counts of Prescription Fraud 18VSA4223 for her offenses.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE:   3/27/17         

COURT: Franklin County District Court-Criminal Division

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

Sergeant Thomas Mozzer

Drug Diversion Unit

Vermont State Police

(802) 241-5566 ext. 4219

(802) 342-0218 cell

 

Press Release - 17B200267/269/271 - Burglary - Bethel

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B200267 / 17B200269 / 17B200271

TROOPER: Knapp                      

STATION: Royalton Barracks               

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 01/19/17

LOCATION: Main Street & Church Street, Bethel

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                  

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On January 19th, 2017 at approximately 0740 hours, Vermont State Police in

Royalton were contacted about a burglary at the Food Shelf located at the United

Church of Bethel which occurred between 6:00pm on January 18th and 7:40am on

January 19th. Investigation revealed that forced entry into the building and

that several other doors within the Church were broken as well.

 

A short time later, Troopers were notified of another burglary with forced entry at the Bethel Depot.

Troopers were also notified of a theft within the area of the two burglaries. An unknown suspect(s)

stole items from an unlocked vehicle.

 

All three incidents are currently under investigation. Another with information

regarding these incidents are encourage to contact the Vermont State Police in

Royalton at 802-234-9933. 

 

Trooper Kelsey Knapp

Vermont State Police - Royalton

2011 VT RT 107

Bethel, Vermont 05032

802-234-9933

 

e-mail: kelsey.knapp@vermont.gov

 

Update- MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH CASE#: 17B100380

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

UPDATE to original press release.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH CASE#: 17B100380                           

TROOPER: Sgt Frank LaBombard

STATION: VSP Westminster                       

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: January 19th  2017, at approximately 1:27 A.M.

STREET: Interstate 91 North  mm 31

TOWN: Westminster

WEATHER: Light snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet, icy, partial snow cover

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dalmar Aden

AGE: 27  

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Essex Junction, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: Fedex Tractor Double Trailer

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Small cut on right hand

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Freight Liner

VEHICLE MODEL: Cascadia

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On January 19, 2017, at approximately 1:27 A.M, the Vermont State Police responded to a crash on Interstate 91, north at mile marker 31 in the Town of

Westminster (Windham County)Vermont.

 

As a result of the crash Interstate 91, northbound lanes were closed and traffic was diverted off I-91 at exit 5. I-91 is now open to northbound traffic, but limited to the right lane only until further notice while work is continued at the scene by Vermont AOT. Additional information will be provided when available.

 

 

Sgt Frank LaBombard

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney VT 05346

802-722-4600

 

FW: Theft Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

             

CASE#: 17A100228

TROOPER: J. Wagner                                                

STATION: Williston                 

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 1/16/17 at approximately 6:45pm

LOCATION: Ace Hardware - Rt. 15 in Jericho

VIOLATION: Theft

 

VICTIM: Ace Hardware

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

The Vermont State Police are investigating a theft of tools from Ace Hardware in Jericho that occurred January 16, 2017 around 6:45pm. The theft was witnessed not only by several store employees, but the suspects and their vehicle were also captured on store surveillance cameras.

 

Anybody with information about the theft, the male and female captured on camera, or the vehicle they fled the scene in are encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police - Williston Barracks at 802-878-7111.

 

Trooper Justin Wagner

Vermont State Police – Williston

2777 St. George Road

Williston, VT 05495

Phone: 802-878-7111

Fax: 802-878-2742

Press Release

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:                  17B200268

TROOPER:           Pregent                             

STATION:             Royalton                    

CONTACT#:        234-9933

 

DATE/TIME:        Between 7:45PM on 1-18-17 and 8:30AM on 1-19-17

LOCATION:         Graham St, Bethel

VIOLATION:        Larceny from a vehicle

 

VICTIM:                Stephen, Melissa / David Eakers

AGE:                            53            63

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:         Bethel

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

Vermont State Police are investigating a theft from multiple motor vehicles which occurred in the Town of Bethel between January 18 at 7:45PM and January 19 at 8:30AM along Route 107 between Peavine Boulivard and North Road. Items stolen consist of a 2 pair of sunglasses and a large dog walking harness. Anyone who might have information about this incident are asked to contact Trooper Pregent at the Royalton State Police Barracks (802-234-9933).

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Respectfully,


Trooper Pregent

17B100380 Crash Westminster 1/19/17

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B100380                          

TROOPER: Anthony Frissora

STATION: VSP Westminster                       

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: January 19th 2017, at approximately 1:27 A.M.

STREET: Interstate 91 North mm 31

TOWN: Westminster

WEATHER: Light snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet, icy, partial snow cover

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dalmar Aden

AGE: 27  

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Essex Junction, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: International

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Small cut on right hand

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Curtis Cottrell

AGE: 59 

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Greenville, South Carolina

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Freight Liner

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Heavy front end damage

INJURIES: Sore shoulder

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On January 19, 2017, at approximately 1:27 A.M, the Vermont State Police were notified of a crash on Interstate 91 north at mile marker 31 in the Town of Westminster (Windham County) Vermont.

 

An investigation revealed the operator of the Fedex International truck pulling two trailers, Dalmar Aden, lost control while traveling north on Interstate 91, in part due to road conditions. This caused his truck and one trailer to travel down the bridge embankment onto Vermont Route 121, totaling both units. The second trailer remained on Interstate 91 near mile marker 31, causing major damage to the road surface and guard rails.

 

The operator of the second TT unit, Curtis Cottrell, struck the second disconnected trailer on the interstate totaling it and blocking both lanes. There were minor injuries reported by both operators, but both declined medical

attention.

 

The northbound lanes of Interstate 91, between exit 5 & 6 were closed for an extended period of time while vehicles were being removed and the bridge inspected by members of VTrans. 

 

Vermont State Police were assisted at the scene by members of Golden Cross Ambulance Service, Westminster Fire Department and employees of VTrans.

 

Trooper Anthony Frissora

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

802-722-4600

 

Road Closure Update

All,         

 

UPDATE/REMINDER  Due to an accident on Interstate I91 between Exit 5 & Exit 6 North bound, the roadway is still CLOSED for an undetermined amount of time.   Please seek alternate route. 

 

Thank You

 

Vermont State Police

Westminster

(802) 722-4600

 

Kimberly J. Aumand

Emergency Communications Specialist II

Vermont State Police

1330 Westminster Heights RD

Westminster, VT 05158

(802) 722-4600

(802) 722-4690 FAX

 

I 91 N Bound Closure

All,

 

Due to an accident on the interstate, 91 will be closed north bound between exit 5 and exit 6 for an undetermined amount of time. Please find an alternate route.

 

Thank You

Westminster State police            

802-722-4600

 

Neena Howland

ECD 1

Westminster PSAP

1330 Westminster Hgts Rd

Westminster VT,05158

802-722-4600

 

01/18/17 DUI Arrest Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

DUI

 

CASE#: 17A200292                                                           

TROOPER: Quealy

STATION: VSP St Albans                                               

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 01/18/2017 @ 1740

STREET: Ballard Road

TOWN: Georgia

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Waller Road

 

VEHICLE INFO

OPERATOR: Robert Abair

AGE: 28    

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Milton, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forester

 

SUMMARY:

On January 18th, 2017 at approximately 1740 hours the Vermont State Police, St. Albans were notified of a silver Subaru driving erratically northbound on I-89 in the area of exit 18. The caller advised that the Subaru was unable to maintain its lane and had almost caused collisions with multiple other vehicles on the interstate. The caller followed the reckless Subaru off exit 18, where it appeared to break down on Ballard Road near Waller Road. Before disconnecting, the caller told State Police dispatch that a lone male exited the Subaru.

 

Troopers responding to the scene identified the male to be Robert Abair (age 28) of Milton, who was known to Troopers through prior law enforcement encounters. Abair advised that his sister was driving the vehicle and that he was simply staying with it while she went to get gas for the vehicle. Troopers subsequently conducted an investigation that revealed Abair to be the operator and to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Abair was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Albans State Police Barracks for processing. At the conclusion of processing he was issued a citation to appear before Franklin County Superior Court on January 30th, 2017 to answer the charges of DUI Refusal.

 

 

PBT%: .000

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 01/30/2017                            

COURT: Franklin

LODGED - LOCATION: Cited, Released            

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

Trooper Nathaniel Quealy

Vermont State Police, St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans VT, 05478

Office: 802-524-5993

 

January 18, 2017

Violation of Conditions Arrest in Weathersfield

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B100373

TROOPER: Salvatore                               

STATION:Westmintser                       

CONTACT#:(802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: January 18th, 2017 at 1930 hours

LOCATION:S. Town of Weathersfield

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On this date and time, Vermont State Police responded the Town of Weathersfield (Windsor County) Vermont, for a report of a family fight.

 

During the investigation, Vermont State Police discovered that 47 year old, Jennette Riendeau, was in violation of her pre-trial conditions of release which stated that she could not buy, have or drink any alcoholic beverages.  Riendeau registered a 0.117 % B.A.C. on scene and was subsequently arrested and transported back to the Westminster Barracks for processing.

 

Riendeau was later released on a criminal citation and is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windsor Criminal Division, on February 28th, 2017 at 0800 hours to answer for the above violation.   

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

Trooper Gary T. Salvatore

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, Vermont  05346

802-722-4600

802-722-4691 (fax)

Gary.Salvatore@vermont.gov 

 

VSP Press release; Crash in Bradford, VT on 01/16/17

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A400301                                                          

TROOPER: Powers

STATION: Saint Johnsbury                           

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 01/16/17 @ 2247 hours

STREET: Interstate 91 North

TOWN: Bradford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 97

WEATHER: Snow             

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Micah Lawson

AGE:  17    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Irasburg, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: GMC

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate front end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

Vermont State Police received a report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 91 northbound near mile marker 97 in the town of Bradford, VT. The operator, Micah Lawson advised as he was traveling on Interstate 91 a deer jumped in front of his path of travel and he subsequently crashed into it.

 

COURT ACTION: No