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August 20, 2017

NEW HAVEN BARRACKS / MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B502851                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Chris Hein

STATION: New Haven Barracks                                 

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: August 19, 2017 at approximately 1418 hours

STREET: US Route 7

TOWN: Ferrisburgh

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Old Hollow Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy           

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Carolina Harper

AGE: 33     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Significant front end contact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: Triaged and released on scene

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Christina Safford

AGE: 41     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Equinox

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Rear end contact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: Triaged and released on scene

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Edward Bittle

AGE: 59    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitehall, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford 

VEHICLE MODEL: Edge

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Significant front end contact damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 19, 2017 Vermont State Police responded to a three car motor vehicle

crash in Ferrisburgh on US Route 7. Preliminary investigation revealed that

Vehicle #1 was traveling north, and drifted left of center for an unknown

reason, crossing the double yellow line. Vehicle #1 then struck the rear driver

side of Vehicle #2 which was traveling south causing the vehicle to spin.

Vehicle #1 then continued north and struck Vehicle #3 head on, which was also

traveling south.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by members of the Addison County

Sheriff's Department, Ferrisburgh Fire Department, and the Vergennes Area Rescue

Squad.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending further investigation.

LODGED - LOCATION: No court action    

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 Christopher Hein

New Haven Barracks, B Troop

Vermont State Police

802-388-4919  x2768

Christopher.hein@vermont.gov

 

Westminster Barracks/ DUI/ 08/20/2017

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B105374

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Zachary Gauthier                             

STATION: VSP- Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/20/2017 @ 0127 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Vermont Route 103, Ludlow

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Taylor James                                                

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Baltimore, Vermont

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

                On 8/20/2017, at approximately 0127 hours, Vermont State Police, conducted a motor vehicle stop on Vermont Route 103, in the Town of Ludlow. During the investigation it was determined that the operator, Taylor James, was under the influence of alcohol. James was arrested for DUI and transported to the Ludlow Police Department for processing. James was fingerprinted, photographed, and issued a citation to appear in the Windsor County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:09/05/2017 @ 0800            

COURT: Windsor County

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

 

 

*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 Zachary Gauthier  #524

Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks 

Mailing address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Physical address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Westminster VT. 05158

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

Zachary.Gauthier@Vermont.gov

 

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/DUI #4

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B302770

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Raymond Witkowski                            

STATION: Shaftsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 08/19/2017, 2124 hours

LOCATION: North Branch Street, Bennington, Vermont

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence #4

 

ACCUSED:  Bonnie J. Dunlop                               

AGE: 50

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, VT

 

VICTIM: N/A

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On August 19th 2017, VSP Shaftsbury Troopers were assisting Bennington Police with an incident on North Branch Street when they observed a vehicle drive off the road near their location, return to the roadway, and then continue driving. The vehicle was then stopped. During the stop it was suspected that the operator of the vehicle, identified as Bonnie Dunlop, was under the influence of intoxicants. Dunlop was screened and displayed indicators of impairment, and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI.

 

Dunlop was transported to the Bennington Police Department for processing, where she was fingerprinted and photographed. Investigation revealed that Dunlop had prior DUI convictions in both Vermont and New York. Dunlop was issued a citation to appear before the Bennington County Superior Court on September 11th 2017 at 0815 AM to answer to the charge of DUI #4.

 

The Bennington County Sheriff’s Office also assisted with this incident.

 

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE:  09/11/2017, 0815 AM

COURT: Bennington County Superior Court

LODGED: NO

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

*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 Raymond Witkowski

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road, Shaftsbury, VT

(802)442-5421

raymond.witkowski@vermont.gov

 

Shaftsbury Barracks- DUI Crash in Town of Shaftsbury

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B302775                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tprs Justin Walker & Raymond Witkowski

STATION: Shaftsbury Field Station                           

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 08/20/17 @ 0019 hours

STREET: Harwood Hill Road

TOWN: Shaftsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Town Line Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Warm, dry

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry, free of debris/hazards

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Alex E. Cross

AGE: 23    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shaftsbury, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: GMC

VEHICLE MODEL: Sierra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: total loss due to extensive front end damage, front

driver's side wheel nearly taken off

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

VEHICLE #2- None, single vehicle crash

OPERATOR:

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 08/20/17 at approximately 0019 hours, Vermont State Police

were dispatched to the area of Town Line Road and Harwood Hill Road, for a

single vehicle crash. It was reported the operator of the vehicle had swerved to

miss a deer.

 

Upon police arrival, contact was made with the operator, who was identified as

Alex Cross. Cross advised he was traveling north on VT RT 7a (Harwood Hill Road)

when a deer appeared out in his lane of travel. Cross swerved to miss the deer

and went across into the southbound and off the road, off the southbound lane of

travel.

 

During the investigation, Troopers suspected Cross to be under the influence of

intoxicants. Cross was subsequently asked to participate in Field Sobriety

Exercises, during which he showed signs of impairment. Cross was taken into

custody for DUI and transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in

Shaftsbury. Cross was later released with a citation to appear in Bennington

County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ______________ T23 VSA _______

LODGED - No LOCATION:             

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: 09/11/17 @ 0815 hours        

 

 

 

*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.

 

Tpr. Justin Walker

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone (802) 442-5421

Fax (802)442-3263

Email  Justin.Walker@vermont.gov

 

 

Middlesex Barracks/ Aggravated Domestic Assault / Cruelty to a Child / Offense Committed Within the Presence of a Child

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A303426

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Isaac Merriam                             

STATION: Middlesex                     

CONTACT#: (802)229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 8/19/2017  2259 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Washington

VIOLATION: Two counts of Aggravated Domestic Assault, Cruelty to a Child, and Offense Committed Within the Presence of a Child

 

ACCUSED: David Trzcinski

AGE: 42

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Washington, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 8/19/2017, at approximately 2259 hours, VT State Police

from the Middlesex Barracks responded to a welfare check in Washington, VT. Subsequent investigation

led to the arrest of David Trzcinski of Washington for Two counts of Aggravated Domestic Assault,  

Cruelty to a Child, and Offense committed within the presence of a child. He was processed at the

Middlesex Barracks and transported to Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility where he was lodged

for lack of $1000 bail. Trzcinski is scheduled to appear in Orange Superior Court - Criminal Division on

8/21/2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 8/21/2017 1300 hours            

COURT: Orange County Superior Court-Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility     

BAIL: $1000

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.

 

Trooper Isaac W. Merriam

Vermont State Police

Troop A-Middlesex Barracks

1080 U.S. Route 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

 

MIDDLESEX BARRACKS/ Domestic Assault

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 17A303421

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Logan Potskowski                             

STATION: Middlesex                     

CONTACT#: (802)229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 8/19/2017  1932 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Williamstown

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault, Offense committed within the presence of a child

 

ACCUSED: Carroll Avery                                               

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Williamstown, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 8/1/2017, at approximately 1932 hours, VT State Police

from the Middlesex Barracks responded to a reported domestic assault in

Williamstown, VT. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Carroll Avery of

Williamstown for Domestic Assault, and Offense committed in the presence of a

child. He was processed at the Middlesex Barracks and transported to Chittenden

Regional Correctional Facility where he was lodged for lack of $1000 bail. Avery

is scheduled to appear in Orange Superior Court - Criminal Division on

8/21/2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 8/21/2017  1230 hours            

COURT: Orange County Superior Court-Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility     

BAIL: $1000

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.

 

 

Trooper Logan Potskowski

Vermont State Police-Middlesex

1080 US Rt 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Ph:802-229-9191

Fax:802-229-2648

Email: logan.potskowski@vermont.gov

 

New Haven Barracks - Sobriety Checkpoint

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B502856

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Matthew Daley                           

STATION: New Haven                    

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: August 19, 2017 from approximately 2100-2300 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US RT 7 in Leicester

VIOLATION: Checkpoint

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 19, 2017 from approximately 2100-2300 hours, the Vermont State Police, Vergennes Police Department, Addison County Sheriff's Department, Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, Killington Police Department, and Fair Haven Police Department conducted a checkpoint on US RT 7 in Leicester. 266 vehicles were encountered, including 665 occupants.  During this time 13 people were screened, two consent searches were conducted and one operator was taken into custody for DUI.

 

 

 

Sergeant Matthew Daley

Patrol Commander – New Haven Barracks

Vermont State Police

P.O.Box 83

New Haven, VT 05472

P: 802-388-4919

F: 802-453-7918

 

August 19, 2017

SAINT JOHNSBURY BARRACKS / CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17A404459                                                         

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Dave R Powers

STATION: VSP Saint Johnsbury                  

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 08/19/17 @ 0042 hours

STREET: Goshen Road

TOWN: Bradford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Goshen Road East

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy           

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Kia

VEHICLE MODEL: Optima

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate

INJURIES: Unknown

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 08/19/17 at 0042 hours Trooper's received a report of an unoccupied vehicle which was crashed into guardrails on Goshen Road in Bradford, VT. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Trooper Powers - Vermont State Police at 802-222-4680 or submit an anonymous tip via http://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ______________ T23 VSA _______

LODGED - LOCATION:    

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: Y/N

COURT ACTION: Y/N

COURT:

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/01/201X     1300 hours   

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

Royalton Barracks-Drugs

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:                  17B203676

TROOPER:           Cpl Mark Busier                             

STATION:            Royalton Barracks             

CONTACT#:        802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME:        8/19/17-1727 hrs

LOCATION:         Bethel

VIOLATION:        Drugs

 

ACCUSED:           Jessica Levatino                                               

AGE:                      28          

RESIDENCE:        Stockbridge

 

ACCUSED:           Andrea Veroneau                                               

AGE:                      29          

RESIDENCE:        Randolph

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 8/19/17 at 1727 hours Troopers were dispatched to the area of the Bethel

Recreation Center, VT RT 12 in the Town of Bethel for a suspicious complaint.

Complainant to the incident reported possible drug activity. Upon arrival the

vehicle and subjects in question were located in the Bethel Pool Parking lot.

Upon speaking with the occupants, indicators of drug use and possession were

found. Subjects involved were ultimately arrested for possession of narcotics

and transported to the VSP Royalton Barracks for processing. Subjects were

released on citations to appear in Windsor County Court on 10/17/17 at 0800 to

answer the charges.     

 

COURT ACTION: Y

DATE/TIME:        10/17/17-0800            

COURT:                Windsor

LODGED:              No         

LOCATION:         N/A

BAIL:                      N/A

MUG SHOT:        Y

 

 

 

*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.

 

Corporal Mark A. Busier

VSP Royalton

802-558-3102 c

802-234-9933 o

802-234-6520 f

 

ST. JOHNSBURY / DUI / CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT OPERATION / RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A404465

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Jason Danielsen                             

STATION: St. Johnsbury Barracks                     

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 8/19/2017 at approximately 1029 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 2 Danville, VT

VIOLATION: DUI - Drugs, Reckless Endangerment, and Careless and Negligent

Operation

 

ACCUSED: Randall Friot                                               

AGE: 51

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Berlin, VT.

 

VICTIM: Juvenile

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 8/19/2017, at approximately 1029, Vermont State Police

responded to a minor vehicle collision in a parking lot at 36 US Route 2 W in

the town of Danville, VT. Investigation revealed Randall Friot (51), was

operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs with a juvenile in the

vehicle. Friot was taken into custody to be processed for DUI - Drugs, Reckless

Endangerment, and Careless and Negligent Operation. Friot was cited and released

after processing. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 8/28/2017 at 0830 hours            

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

SATURATION PATROL - NEW HAVEN BARRACKS

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

SATURATION PATROL

 

 

 

On 08/19/2017, during the mid-day hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks conducted a Saturation Patrol on US RT 7 in the Towns of Middlebury and New Haven. The purpose of this patrol was to focus on speed violations, operator’s use of hand held devices while driving, ensure seatbelt use and promote driver safety and education.  As a result of the Directed Patrol, 4 vehicles were stopped resulting in 1 Vermont Civil Violations (traffic tickets) and 3 written warnings being issued.

 

These high visibility patrols will be continuing throughout the Addison County area in an effort to improve safety on public roads.

 

 

 

Sgt. Stephen McNamara

VSP New Haven

Troop B5

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy.

New Haven, VT, 05472

Tel:  802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918

Email:  Stephen.McNamara@vermont.gov

 

Re: ROAD CLOSED - ACCIDENT

Both lanes are now open again

 

From: Sheehan, Nicholas
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:40 PM
To: VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us; AOT - HWY MOB TMC <AOT.HWYMOBTMC@vermont.gov>; DPS - SECC <DPS.SECC@vermont.gov>
Cc: McNamara, Stephen <Stephen.McNamara@vermont.gov>; Dyer, Elizabeth <Elizabeth.Dyer@vermont.gov>; Lane, Kevin <Kevin.Lane@vermont.gov>
Subject: Re: ROAD CLOSED - ACCIDENT

 

ONE LANE OPEN AT THIS TIME

 

 


From: Sheehan, Nicholas
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:39:25 PM
To: VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us; AOT - HWY MOB TMC; DPS - SECC
Cc: McNamara, Stephen; Dyer, Elizabeth; Lane, Kevin
Subject: ROAD CLOSED - ACCIDENT

 

BE ADVISED US RT 7 IS CLOSED IN THE AREA OF STAGE RD FERRISBURGH FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

 

 

Re: ROAD CLOSED - ACCIDENT

ONE LANE OPEN AT THIS TIME




From: Sheehan, Nicholas
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 2:39:25 PM
To: VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us; AOT - HWY MOB TMC; DPS - SECC
Cc: McNamara, Stephen; Dyer, Elizabeth; Lane, Kevin
Subject: ROAD CLOSED - ACCIDENT
 

BE ADVISED US RT 7 IS CLOSED IN THE AREA OF STAGE RD FERRISBURGH FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.



ROAD CLOSED - ACCIDENT

BE ADVISED US RT 7 IS CLOSED IN THE AREA OF STAGE RD FERRISBURGH FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT.



VSP-Rutland Barracks/Saturation Patrol on US RT 4

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 8-19-17 during the morning hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on US RT 4 in the Town of West Rutland. The purpose of this patrol was to focus on speed violations, enforcement of hands-free mobile device violations and to ensure seatbelt use. A total of 11 vehicles were encountered.

 

Trooper Steven Schutt & K9 Achilles

124 State Place

Rutland Town, VT. 05701

Troop B4 Rutland

Steven.schutt@vermont.gov

 

Westminster Barracks/ DLS- Criminal, DUI #2

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B105336

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Colin Shepley                             

STATION: Westminster                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/18/2017 at 1147 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 100 Londonderry, VT

VIOLATION: DLS-Criminal, DUI #2

 

ACCUSED: Nikolas J. Rowley                                              

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Londonderry, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 08/18/2017 at approximately 1147 hours Vermont State

Police were dispatched to the area of 4559 Route 100 in the Town of Londonderry

for a vehicle off the roadway. Upon arrival Troopers identified the operator as

Nikolas J. Rowley of Londonderry, VT.

 

Investigation revealed Rowley was currently under criminal suspension for a

previous DUI. Rowley was arrested and transported to Winhall Police Department

for processing. Troopers also observed signs of impairment and Rowley was

screened for DUI and subsequently charged with DUI #2. Rowley was later released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division on 10/03/2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/03/2017 @ 0800 hours            

COURT: Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

 

 

 

*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 Colin Shepley 

Vermont State Police - Westminster   

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

 

Middlesex DUI

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#:  17A303409                                               

TROOPER: B Gallant

STATION: Middlesex                                

CONTAC#: (802) 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 08/19/17 0104 hours

STREET: Interstate 89, Exit 7 North Bound On Ramp  

TOWN: Berlin, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: VT RT 62  

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kenneth Neas Jr.

AGE: 28    

SEAT BELT? y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: E. Braintree, Vermont  

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: GMC

VEHICLE MODEL: 1500

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: None

INJURIES: No injuries

HOSPITAL: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 19th  2017 at 0104 hours, State Police were notified of a disabled motor vehicle on the Exit 7 North Bound On Ramp in Berlin, Vermont. Investigation revealed Vehicle #1 was operated by Kenneth Neas Jr. of E. Braintree, Vermont. Neas stated his vehicle had run out of gas on his way to S. Burlington. Standard Field Sobriety Tests were administered. Neas was taken back to the Barre City Police Department for processing. Neas was cited to appear in Washington County Superior Court-Criminal Division on 09/07/17 to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 09/07/2017 at 0830 hours.                         

COURT: Washington County Superior Court-Criminal Division

LODGED No      

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

Very Respectfully,

 

Trooper Brandon Gallant

Vermont State Police - Middlesex                            

1080 US RT 2 Middlesex, VT 05602                             

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Brandon.P.Gallant@vermont.gov

 

New Haven Barracks / Criminal DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B502845

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Brett Flansburg                        

STATION: New Haven               

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 08/19/2017 0200 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Main St. Vergennes

VIOLATION: Criminal DLS

 

ACCUSED: Matthew Swan                                              

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Monkton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08/19/2017, at approximately 0200 hours, the Vermont State Police were

conducting traffic enforcement on Main St. in the Town of Vergennes. Troopers

observed a vehicle travelling south on Main St. and recognized the operator as

Matthew Swan (39) of Monkton, VT. Troopers knew Swan's operator’s license was

under criminal suspension and stopped the vehicle on Main St. in the Town of

Vergennes.

 

Swan was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle with a criminally

suspended license. Swan was transported to the Vergennes Police Department for

processing. Swan was issued a citation to appear in Addison County District

Court, Criminal Division on 09/25/2017 at 1230 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 09/25/2017 1230 hours.         

COURT: Addison County District Court, Criminal Division.

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

 

*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.

August 18, 2017

Royalton Barracks / Arrest Warrant

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B203663

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Knapp / Lyon                            

STATION: Royalton Barracks                 

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 08/18/17 / 1726 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Thayer Brook Road, Braintree

VIOLATION: Arrest Warrant

 

ACCUSED: Dalton Harrington                                         

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks were investigating a motor

vehicle accident on Thayer Brook Road in Braintree. While investigating the accident, Troopers

made contact with Dalton Harrington and found that he had an active arrest warrant. Harrington

was arrested and transported to Southern State Correctional Facility.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/21/17 / 1230 hours           

COURT: Windham

LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility  

BAIL: 500.00

MUG SHOT: Y

 

*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.

New Haven Barracks / LSA / Crim. DLS / VCR

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH / LSA / Crim. DLS / VCR

 

CASE#:  17B502666                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Cpl. Michelle LeBlanc

STATION: VSP New Haven                           

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 08/05/17 at approximately 2016 hours.

STREET: Stage Road

TOWN: North Ferrisburgh VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: US Route 7

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Timothy Williams

AGE: 28    

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bridport VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: Unknown

VEHICLE MAKE: Audi

VEHICLE MODEL: Unknown

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Passengers side

INJURIES: Unknown

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) Unknown

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Chris Gatland

AGE: 52    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waltham MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Cherokee

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Front bumper and hood area

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 08/18/17 at approximately 2016 hours, VSP New Haven received a report of a male sitting in a blue Audi at the Jolley gas station on US 7 in the Town of North Ferrisburgh acting suspicious.  

 

Prior to the arrival of Troopers, VSP New Haven received a second call that the male had just drove off and upon doing so, crossed the intersection of US Route 7 from Stage Road and crashed into an oncoming vehicle heading north on US 7. 

 

The operator, later identified as Timothy Williams, then left the scene of the crash.

 

Further investigation revealed the operator of the second vehicle, Gatland was not injured in this incident. 

 

On 08/18/17 Williams was located and taken into custody for the offenses of Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, and Violation of his current Conditions of Release.  Williams was processed and released on a citation per the courts for the above offenses. 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint : Pending further Investigation 

LODGED - LOCATION: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/21/2017 at 1230 hours  

 

*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.

 

[MEDIANORTH] FW: Road closure US RT 2 RICHMOND

US RT 2 is now back open to one lane of traffic. Both lanes should be open shortly when accident is cleared up.

 

From: Haney, Andrea
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 6:43 PM
To: DPS - medianorth <medianorth@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: Road closure US RT 2 RICHMOND

 

Please be advised US RT 2 in Richmond mapping at 920 West Main St is closed due to a motor vehicle accident. Motorists should seek alternate routes at this time. Further information will be provided once it is available.

 

Andrea Haney

Williston PSAP

ECD 1

802 878 7111

FW: Westminster Barracks / Traffic Crash & lane reduction Interstate 91 Putney

UPDATE: At approximately 1850 hours, all lane restrictions associated with this crash have been removed and traffic is back to normal. A press release with the crash details will be issued shortly.

 

From: Buckley, Chris
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 3:30 PM
To: VSPMEDIA@LISTSERV.DPS.STATE.VT.US
Cc: Buckley, Chris <Chris.Buckley@vermont.gov>
Subject: Westminster Barracks / Traffic Crash & lane reduction Interstate 91 Putney

 

Traffic Crash – Lane Reduction - Interstate 91 southbound, Town of Putney. As of 1520 hours, traffic is reduced to a single lane (passing lane) due to a crash. Due to the inclement weather, motorists are urged to reduce their speed while traveling through the area of the crash. Traffic is expected to be reduced to a single lane for several hours.

 

More information will be released when it becomes available.

 

 

 

Update: VSP Watch Command rotation / August 14 thru August 21

8/18 UPDATE: Lieutenant Matt Nally has assumed Northern Watch Command Friday (tonight), August 18 through Monday, August 21.


Scott Waterman
Vermont State Police Public Information Officer
802-241-5277 desk
802-279-4553 cell
_____________________________
From: Waterman, Scott R <scott.waterman@vermont.gov>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 11:44 AM
Subject: [VSPMEDIA] VSP Watch Command rotation / August 14 thru August 21
To: <vspmedia@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>


 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Watch Commander Schedule for the week of: 

August 14 through August 21

 

Please follow the attached instructions for contacting the Watch Commanders.

 

Watch Commander –North

Lieutenant Garry Scott

Garry.Scott@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – South

Lieutenant Kevin Lane

Kevin.Lane@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – Troop A

 

St. Albans  802-524-5993

Williston 802-878-7111

Middlesex 802-229-9191

Derby 802-334-8881

St. Johnsbury  802-748-3111

 

Watch Commander – Troop B

 

New Haven 802-388-4919

Rutland 802-773-9101

Shaftsbury 802-442-5421

Royalton 802-234-9933

Westminster 802-722-4600

 

Please visit:

http://vsp.vermont.gov/stations

for a state coverage map of towns served by specific VSP Field Stations.

 

 ###

Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

 



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