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May 28, 2016

Press Release - 16D101341 - DUI and Wanted Person

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D101341

TROOPER: Sergeant Michael Studin                                                        

STATION: VSP - Rockingham                     

CONTACT#: 802-875-2112

 

DATE/TIME: On 05/28/16, at approximately 2:22 AM

LOCATION: Vermont Route 103, in the Town of Rockingham

VIOLATION: DUI and Wanted Person

 

ACCUSED: Nicholas J. Lawlor                                                                                      

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Dorchester, New Hampshire

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 05/28/16, at approximately 2:22 AM, the Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 1997 Acura Legend on Vermont Route 103, in the Town of Rockingham for a motor vehicle violation.  During the traffic stop, it was learned that the operator, Nicholas Lawlor, had an active arrest warrant in the State of Vermont. Lawlor was also found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended Vermont driver's license.  During the investigation, it was determined that Lawlor was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  He refused to provide a preliminary breath sample but performed the standard field sobriety exercises.  Lawlor was arrested and processed for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility were he was held for lack of $250 bail.  Lawlor was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Criminal Court on 06/14/16.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 06/14/16                 

COURT: Windham County Superior Criminal Court

LODGED - LOCATION: SSCF         

BAIL: $250

MUG SHOT: Y

 

Sergeant Michael Studin

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Rockingham State Police Barracks

1987 Rockingham Road

Chester, Vermont 05143

802-875-2112 (W)

802-875-2176 (F)

Michael.Studin@vermont.gov

 

Press Release / 16D101340 / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16D101340

TROOPER: Sean Reilly                                                    

STATION: Rockingham                         

CONTACT#: 802-875-2112

 

DATE/TIME: May 28, 2016, at 12:24 A.M.

LOCATION: Center Road, Cavendish

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Emily Wyman

AGE: 26     

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chester, Vermont

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: White Toyota 4Runner

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Hood, Front End Damage

 

INJURIES: Unknown

 

HOSPITAL: Springfield                   

WEATHER: Clear, Dark   

ROAD COND: Dry, Gravel

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On May 28, 2016, at approximately 0024 hours, the Vermont State Police responded to a one car motor vehicle crash on Center Road in Cavendish, Vermont. Investigation revealed that the operator, Emily Wyman, fell asleep while driving. Her vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree. Wyman was treated for minor injuries. The passenger, a five month old infant, was unharmed. Wyman and the infant were both transported to the Springfield Hospital for further medical evaluation. Wyman was issued traffic ticket for failing to maintain her lane.

 

DUI 5/27/2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D101338

TROOPER: Zach Gauthier                                                             

STATION: Rockingham Barracks                     

CONTACT#: 802-875-2112

 

DATE/TIME: 5/27/2016 @ 2137 hours

LOCATION: Eastman Road, Grafton

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Adam Harrington

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Westminster, VT

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

1. On 5/27/2016, at approximately 2137 hours, Vermont State Police responded to Eastman Road, in the Town of Grafton, for a single vehicle crash. During the investigation it was determined that the operator, Adam Harrington was under the influence of alcohol. Harrington consented to performing a Preliminary Breath Test road side and provided a breath sample of .184 % Blood Alcohol Concentration. Harrington was arrested for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and transported to the Rockingham State Police Barracks for processing. Harrington was released with a citation to appear in court at a later date. A passenger inside of the vehicle was transported to Springfield Hospital as a precaution.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 06/14/2016                            

COURT: Windham

MUG SHOT: Y

 

Trooper Zachary Gauthier

Vermont State Police

Rockingham Barracks

1987 Rockingham Road

Chester, Vermont 05143

802-875-2112 (w)

802-875-2176 (F)

 

VT State Police/Rutland-DUI-May 28, 2016- Dam Road, Chittenden

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C102655

SGT: Norton

STATION:  Rutland Barracks                   

CONTACT#: 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 5/28/2016 at 0049 hours

LOCATION: Chittenden

VIOLATION: DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Liam Ghent

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

On May 27, 2016, at approximately 2335 hours, Vermont State Troopers were called about several vehicles driving around the area of the Chittenden Dam, and the caller believed that there might be some sort of party occurring in the area.

 

While Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and made an arrest for Driving Under the Influence on Dam Road in Chittenden, a second vehicle approached the area. The operator of said vehicle, who was identified as Liam Ghent age 36, of Rutland, Vermont, approached a member of the Vermont State Police and began speaking with him. This operator, (Ghent), was also found to be exhibiting signs of impairment.

 

Ghent provided a preliminary breath sample resulting in 0.211% BrAC at approximately 0049 hours. Ghent was taken into custody for DUI #1 and processed at the Rutland Barracks.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 6/6/2016                              

COURT: Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED  LOCATION: No              

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

 

Tpr. Jesse Dambrackas

Vermont State Police

Rutland Barracks

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

 

VT State Police/Rutland-DUI #3-May 28, 2016- Dam Road, Chittenden

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C102656

TROOPER: Dambrackas                                                 

STATION:  Rutland Barracks                   

CONTACT#: 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 5/27/2016 at 2335 hours

LOCATION: Chittenden

VIOLATION: DUI #3 Felony

 

ACCUSED: Brittany S. Lawrence                                                                                

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

On May 27, 2016, at approximately 2335 hours, Vermont State Troopers were called about several vehicles driving around the area of the Chittenden Dam, and the caller believed that there might be some sort of party occurring in the area.

 

While responding to check the area, Troopers noticed a vehicle traveling in front of one of the cruisers that was operating erratically, and was in violation of several motor vehicle law violations to include crossing out of the lane of travel multiple times.

 

A motor vehicle stop was initiated on Dam Road in Chittenden. While speaking with the operator, the operator exhibited several signs of impairment. Troopers identified the female operator as Brittany S. Lawrence age 28, of Rutland, Vermont. Lawrence refused to provide a preliminary breath sample. Lawrence was taken into custody for DUI #3 and processed at the Rutland Barracks.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 6/13/2016                              

COURT: Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED  LOCATION: No              

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

Tpr. Jesse Dambrackas

Vermont State Police

Rutland Barracks

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

 

PRESS RELEASE///VERMONT STATE POLICE-Middlesex/ CASE #16a302182/DUI/5/28/2016/Roxbury

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:16A302182

TROOPER: Chris Brown                                                 

STATION: VSP-Middlesex                    

CONTACT#:802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 05/28/16 2200hours

LOCATION: Warren Mountain Rd, Roxbury, VT

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence

 

ACCUSED: Candance A Short                                                                                     

AGE: 50

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Roxbury, VT

 

MOTOR VEHICLE: 2016 Kia Sportage

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Vermont State Police was dispatched to a citizen dispute on Warren Mountain Rd in Roxbury, VT. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Ms. Short drove to the above location after consuming alcohol. Ms. Short was subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving under the Influence. Short refused to provide preliminary breath test.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 05.28.2016             

COURT: Barre, Criminal Division

LODGED – LOCATION: no            

BAIL: NO

MUG SHOT: yes

 

Trooper Chris Brown

Vermont State Police

Middlesex Barracks

1080 U.S. Route 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

 

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax:       802-229-2648

Email: Christopher.Brown@vermont.gov

 

VSP Arrest- L&L (Public Masturbation) - Woodford/ Bennington (VT)

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE                                    

               

CASE#:                                   16C301695

TROOPER:                              LUKE HALL                                            

STATION:                               SHAFTSBURY                                

CONTACT#:                           (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:                           05/27/2016 – 02:00 HOURS

LOCATION:                            VT ROUTE 9, WOODFORD, VT

 

VIOLATION:                           LEWD AND LACIVIOUS CONDUCT (PUBLIC MASTERBATION)

                                                NEGLIGENT OPERATION

                                                FALSE INFORMATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

ACCUSED:                              PAUL J. LAMBERT 

AGE:                                       53

CITY:                                       WOODFORD (VT)

                                                                                   

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On May 27, 2016, at approximately 02:00 hours, 911 dispatchers received a call from a concerned motorist that was traveling on VT Route 9, in the town of Woodford (VT).  The caller advised that a nude male wearing a black wig was standing on the side of VT Route 9 masturbating as they drove past. 

 

While Troopers were enroute, the caller contacted 911 operators again, explaining that the nude male had since entered a vehicle and passed them while still masturbating.   The caller last observed the male driving in the direction of Bennington (VT). 

 

A short time later, Shaftsbury Troopers (assisted by Bennington PD) located the vehicle in the city of Bennington and conducted a traffic stop.  The operator identified himself as Paul J. Lambert, age 53, of Bennington (VT). 

 

Further questioning and observations of items within the vehicle led Troopers to suspect Lambert of committing the above acts.  During the investigation, Lambert provided false information to Troopers involving his whereabouts and acts earlier that evening. 

 

Further investigation confirmed Troopers suspicions that Lambert was the offender.  Lambert was later processed at the Shaftsbury Barracks and released with a citation ordering him to appear in the Bennington County Superior Court/ Criminal Division on June 13, 2016, at 08:15 hours to answer to the above charges. 

 

Lambert’s mug shot is attached.

 

 

COURT DATE:  JUNE 13, 2016 @ 08:15 HOURS                             

COURT:  BENNINGTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT/ CRIMINAL DIVISION

PRINTS: YES

PHOTOS: YES

 

 

Trooper Luke Hall

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Troop C- Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road,

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

(802)442-5421

 

VSP- St. Johnsbury/ Arrest DLS/C, False Info/ Case 16B101710

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B101710

TROOPER: Sergeant Charles Winn                                                           

STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 05/27/2016 / 2140 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 91, MM136 NB, Lyndon, VT.

VIOLATION: Driving on a Criminally Suspended License / False Information

 

ACCUSED: Harold L. Nadeau JR.                                                                                

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Charleston, VT.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 05/27/2016, at approximately 2140 hours, the accused was stopped on Interstate 91, at Mile marker 136 Northbound, in the town of Lyndon, VT. for operating a motor vehicle at a speed of 102 mph, in a posted 65 mph speed zone. When spoke with, the accused did not have identification on his person and provided his name with a false date of birth; the name and date of birth provided came back as an individual with an active arrest warrant. Upon further investigation, the accused provided his correct date of birth and was found to have a criminally suspended license in the State of Vermont for prior DUI convictions. The accused's identity was later verified by a photograph and Tattoos. The accused was taken into custody, processed and released with a citation to appear on 07/18/2016, in Caledonia Criminal Court, to answer the aforementioned criminal charges.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 07/18/2016            

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION:    

BAIL:

MUG SHOT:  N

 

Sergeant Charles Winn

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

PH: 802-748-3111

FX: 802-748-1585

 

E-mail: Charles.Winn@vermont.gov

 

 

May 27, 2016

STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE / CONDITIONS OF RELEASE VIOALTION / TOWN OF BRIDPORT / 16C201517

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C201517

TROOPER: CPL. BUSBY                                                  

STATION: NEW HAVEN                     

CONTACT#: 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 05/27/2016 / 0910 HOURS

LOCATION: 22A, BRIDPORT

VIOLATION: CONDITIONS OF RELEASE VIOLATION

 

ACCUSED: Michael Desjadon                                                                                                     

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Salisbury, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police stopped the accused for defective vehicle equipment. Investigation revealed that the accused was suspended. The accused has conditions of release forbidding him from operating a motor vehicle on a public highway. The accused was arrested and transported to the New Haven Barracks for booking. The accused was released on a citation to appear in Middlebury Court.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y N

COURT DATE: JUNE 27  

COURT: MIDDLEBURY

MUG SHOT:

 

 

Corporal Justin Busby & K9 Vincent

New Haven State Police

PO Box 83

New Haven,VT 05472

PHONE - (802) 388-4919

FAX - (802) 453-7918

Justin.Busby@vermont.gov

 

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Vandalism to a Motor Vehicle/16B301042

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B301042

TROOPER: C. Schulze                                                     

STATION: Bradford                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 05/27/16

LOCATION: Scott Highway, Groton

VIOLATION: Vandalism to a motor vehicle

 

 

VICTIM: Joseph Currier

AGE: 53

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 05/27/16, the Vermont State Police in Bradford responded to a motor vehicle

vandalism on Scott Highway in Groton. A bottle was thrown through the rear passenger side window

of Joseph Currier's minivan. The incident occurred sometime after 10PM on 05/26/16.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at 802-222-4680. 

 

 

 

DUI/DLS/Resisting arrest I-91 Dummerston 5/25/16

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D201251

TROOPER: Trooper Matthew Steeves                                    

STATION: Brattleboro                    

CONTACT#: 254-2382

 

DATE/TIME: 5/25/16 - 1419 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 91, Dummerston, VT

VIOLATION: DUI,DLS, Resisting Arrest

 

ACCUSED: Francis P Wilkins                                                                        

AGE: 45

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Westford, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 5/25/16 at approximately 1419 hours I was conducting speed enforcement on I-91 south in the Town of Dummerston, Vermont. I observed a vehicle traveling south at a high rate of speed. I registered the vehicle at 91 mph. I stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Francis P Wilkins. Investigation revealed that Wilkins' license was criminally suspended and I also suspected him to be under the influence of alcohol. Wilkins refused to perform roadside sobriety exercises and after being informed that he was under arrest, Wilkins pulled away stating that he was not under arrest. I was able to gain control of Wilkins and transported him the the Brattleboro State Police barracks. Wilkins provided a Preliminary Breath Test which showed his BAC to be .129%.

 

Following processing at the barracks, Wilkins was issued a citation for Driving Under the Influence and Operation after Suspension. Violations of Title 23 VSA sections 1201 and 674. Additionally, Resisting Arrest, a violation of Title 13 VSA section 3017. Wilkins was also issued a VCVC for Interstate Speeding, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1004.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 6/14/16   

COURT: Windham

LODGED -  N LOCATION:              

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

Press Release / Vermont State Police / Larceny from Motor Vehicle / 16B301028

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B301028

TROOPER: Thompson                                                    

STATION: Bradford                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 05-25-16 / 2000-0330 Hours

LOCATION: Main St., Wells River

VIOLATION: Larceny from Motor Vehicle

 

VICTIM: Christopher George

AGE: 44

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells River, VT.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the evening of 05-25-16, between the hours of 2000 and

0330, a vehicle parked on Main St. in the town of Wells River was broken into

and several items including a cell phone and IPod were taken. Anyone with any

information is asked to contact Trooper Thompson of  the Vermont State Police at

802-222-4680.

 

 

Press Release / Vermont State Police / Larceny from Motor Vehicle / 16B301030

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B301030

TROOPER: Thompson                                    

STATION: Bradford                     

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 05-25-16 / 2200-0800 Hours

LOCATION: Grove St., Wells River, VT.

VIOLATION: Larceny from Motor Vehicle

 

VICTIM: Kelsey Root

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells River, VT.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 05-25-16, between the hours of 2200 and 0800, multiple power tools and a cell phone were stolen out of a vehicle parked on Grove St., in the town of Wells River. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper Thompson of the Vermont State Police at 802-222-4680.

Press Release VSP, Motorcycle Crash, Jamaica, 16D201263

                                                  

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

           

CASE#:          16D201263

TROOPER:    Roel Diaz                                            

STATION:     Brattleboro                     

CONTACT#: 802-245-2382

 

DATE/TIME:   05/26/2016     6:01 pm

LOCATION:   VT Route 100 South, Jamaica

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Klavs Landberg

AGE: 70     

SEAT BELT:   N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2005 Honda GL1800G Motorcycle  

Damage to Vehicle: Total

Injuries: Yes

Nature of Injuries: minor abrasions to the nose and possible broken collar bone

Hospital: Grace Cottage Hospital

Weather: Clear

Road Condition: dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 05/26/16, at approximately 6:01 pm, members of the Vermont State Police, responded to a motorcycle crash on VT Route 100 South, in the Town of Jamaica. Upon arrival, Troopers learned the operator, Klavs Landberg, 70, of Wolfeboro, NH had been transported by Rescue Inc. to Grace Cottage Hospital for a possible collar bone injury. Troopers subsequently learned, Klavs got distracted by his GPS and his motorcycle got caught by the gravel portion off the road. As a result, the motorcycle hit a mailbox and subsequently ended in a ditch.

 

The motorcycle was towed by Scott Brooks Towing and Jamaica Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.     

 

Court Action: No

 

Press Release / VSP Williston / Domestic Assault / 16A102519

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A102519

TROOPER:  Tpr. Dan Kelley                                          

STATION:  VSP Williston                   

CONTACT#: (802) 878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 05/26/16 at approximately 1913 hours

LOCATION: York Road, Jericho VT

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

 

ACCUSED: Hjalmar Westie

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jericho VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jericho VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 05/26/16 at approximately 1913 hours, Vermont State Police and Richmond Police Department responded to a family disturbance at a residence on York Road in the Town of Jericho.

 

Upon arrival, investigation revealed a physical assault had taken place.  Hjalmar Westie was taken into custody and transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for processing.  Westie was later lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for the offense of Domestic Assault.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 05/27/2016            

COURT: Chittenden County

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center

BAIL: $750.00

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

Corporal Michelle LeBlanc

Vermont State Police

A Troop - Williston Barracks

2777 St. George Road

Williston VT 05495

(802) 878-7111

Please note new email as of July 2015 :

Michelle.LeBlanc@vermont.gov

 

 

Press Release DUI/DLS/Simple Assault 16B101696

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B101696

TROOPER: Rancourt                                                       

STATION: St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: May 26, 2016 1717 hours

LOCATION: 66 Ave A, St. Johnsbury, VT

VIOLATION: DUI, Driving with Criminally Suspended License, Simple Assault

 

ACCUSED: Edward Shusta                                                                                           

AGE: 51

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

VICTIM: Wayne Daniels, John Matthews, Jennifer Dunham all of St. Johnsbury, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above date and time the Vermont State Police responded to 66 Ave A in the Town of St. Johnsbury for a report of a male subject threatening others with a baseball bat. When Troopers arrived on scene the subject was identified as Edward Shusta, 51, of St. Johnsbury, VT. Investigation revealed that Shusta had used the bat to threaten physical harm to the victims. According to victim statements, Shusta was confronted by Wayne Daniels after he was seen operating at unsafe speeds along Ave A and Ave C. It was determined that Shusta was under the influence of intoxicants at the time of operation. Additionally Shusta's license was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont. Shusta provided a preliminary sample of his breath which resulted in a .292% BAC.

 

Shusta was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI, Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, and Simple Assault. He was transported to the St. Johnsbury Police Department and processed. Shusta was lodged at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility for lack of bail.

 

COURT ACTION: (X)Y N

COURT DATE: 5/27/2016              

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: NERCF     

BAIL: $500

MUG SHOT: Y (X)N

 

Trooper Tylor Rancourt

Vermont State Police

1068 US Route 5

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

802-748-3111  X4325

 

VSP PRESS RELEASE/16A202467/Domestic Assault, Gross CN, Cruelty to child X4

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:16A202467

TROOPER: Farmer                                           

STATION: St. Albans               

CONTACT#:524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 5.26.16 @ 2120 hours

LOCATION: Berkshire, Vt

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault, Gross Careless/Negligent Operation/Cruelty to a Child X4

 

ACCUSED: Christopher Smith                                                                                     

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 26 May 2016 at approximately 2120 hours Vermont State Police was notified of family fight occurring at Berkshire Estates in Berkshire, VT. VSP responded and investigated the incident.

 

Subsequently, Christopher Smith, 31 years old of Richford, was found, arrested, and lodged at NWCC for the charges of Domestic Assault, Gross Careless and Negligent Operation, and Cruelty to Children X4.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE:5.27.16     

COURT: Franklin County Criminal Court

LODGED - LOCATION: Northwestern Correctional Center             

BAIL:$1000.00

MUG SHOT: Y N

May 26, 2016

Safe Boating press release.



STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
Boating Safety in Vermont

Contact person:
Sgt. Trevor Carbo, Marine Division Commander/ Williston Barracks, 802-878-7111 extension 2207

Williston, VT – 5/26/16 – The Vermont State Police Marine Division is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for ensuring the safety of the recreating public on Vermont waterways. In addition to enforcing marine laws, the division provides many education programs designed to make the waterways safer for everyone. With the upcoming boating season approaching, the Vermont State Police Marine Division would like to remind all boaters of the following state boating laws:

·         Those born after January 1, 1974, must have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course to legally operate any motorized vessel, including a personal watercraft.
·         All vessels must carry a USCG wearable personal floatation device (PFD) for each person on board. This includes canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.
·         All children under the age of 12 must wear a USCG-approved Personal floatation device while underway on the open deck of any vessel.
·         An operator must stop his or her vessel when signaled to do so by a trooper wearing an identifying insignia or by a state police vessel sounding a siren or displaying a blue light. It is unlawful to fail to stop or attempt to elude the trooper. The trooper has the authority to stop and board vessels to check for compliance with state and federal laws.
·         To legally operate a vessel propelled by a motor on the public waters of Vermont, the vessel must have a Vermont Certificate of Registration and validation sticker.
·         The certificate of registration must be onboard and available for inspection by a law enforcement officer whenever the vessel is being operated.
·         Vermont law prohibits the discharge of any sewage, treated or untreated, into the state’s waters. Vessels equipped with a marine toilet must have a wastewater holding system to prevent the discharge of waste products into surrounding waters. All discharge lines, pipes or hoses associated with the holding tank must be disconnected and stored while the vessel is on Vermont waters.
·         The noise level of a motorized vessel measured at a distance of 50 feet or more from the vessel must not exceed 82 decibels in normal operating environments.
·         It is unlawful to operate a vessel at greater than “no wake speed “within 200 feet of:
1)      The shoreline;
2)      A person in the water;
3)      A canoe, rowboat or other vessel;
4)      An anchored or moored vessel with a person onboard; or
5)      An anchorage or dock.
·         A vessel must be operated at a speed of 5 miles per hour or less within 200 feet of a marked swimming area. (“No Wake Speed” means to operate at vessel at a speed at which the vessel does not produce a wake, or not to exceed 5 miles per hour.)
·         Vermont State law prohibits anyone from boating while intoxicated (BWI) due to alcohol, drugs or any combination of both.

Please visit the Vermont State Police website at vsp.vermont.gov for further information regarding boating education classes.



Sergeant Trevor Carbo, Marine Division Commander
Vermont State Police - Williston
2777 Saint George Road
Williston, Vermont  05495
Office: 802-878-7111

Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ DUI - Crash/ Wallingford/ May 26th, 2016/ Case #16C102616

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16C102616

TROOPER: Hall                                                              

STATION: Rutland                    

CONTACT#:(802)773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 05/26/2016 at approximately 1159 hours

LOCATION: US Route 7 in the Town of Wallingford, Vermont

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence

 

ACCUSED: Grace Ma-Sheenbergen                                      

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wallingford, Vermont

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE: 2007 Honda Pilot

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: front end /undercarriage

INJURIES: Bruised Eye

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the above time and date, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland barracks responded to a single motor vehicle crash on US Route 7 in the Town of Wallingford, Vermont. Prior to first responders arrival, it was advised that the operator was ejected from the vehicle and unconscious. Upon arrival, the vehicle had traveled off the northbound side of the roadway facing south before coming to a controlled rest. The operator had exited the vehicle under her own ability and was sitting on the ground next to the vehicle. The single occupant of the vehicle was identified as Grace Ma-Sheenbergen. Ma-Sheenbergen was treated for minor injuries on scene by Regional Medical Service before being released. During a conversation with Troopers, Ma-Sheenbergen displayed signs of impairment. Ma-Sheenbergen refused the roadside preliminary breath test (PBT). Ma-Sheenbergen was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Rutland State Police Barrack for processing. Ma-Sheenbergen was released to the hospital and given a citation to appear at court on June 13th 2016. Ma-Sheenbergen, provided a partial PBT which showed a .309 BAC at approximately 1715 hours, approximately 5 hours after the crash.

 

Wallingford Fire Department, Rutland County Sheriff’s Office, Regional Ambulance Service and Executive Towing assisted on scene.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 06/13/16                    

COURT: Rutland Superior Court - Criminal Division

LODGED – N/A               

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

VSP Rutland Press Release - Violation of Stalking Order / False Information To Law Enforcement - Pittsford, Vermont - VSP Case # 16C102621

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

Multiple Charges: Misdemeanor(s)

               

CASE#: 16C102621     

TROOPER: A. McNeil                                                            

STATION: VSP Rutland                    

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 05/26/2016 at approximately 1327 Hours

 

LOCATION: Vermont Route 7 Pittsford, Vermont.  

 

VIOLATIONS:

1.        False Information to a Police Officer

2.       Violation of Stalking Order

 

VICTIM: Not Disclosed (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence).

 

ACCUSED: Megan Lussier

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont  

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the above date, the Vermont State Police were notified of a Final Stalking Order violation that occurred in Pittsford, Vermont.  Investigation revealed 30 year old Megan Lussier of Proctor, Vermont, followed and tailgated a named plaintiff who had a stalking order against her. 

 

This stalking order had been ordered by the Rutland Superior Court on May 20, 2016.  Lussier was arrested at the Rutland Barracks and placed at the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of bail after the incident. 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 05/27/2016    

COURT: Rutland (Criminal Division)

LODGED – Yes

BAIL: $10,000.00

MUG SHOT: Below

 

 

**PRESS RELEASE** Sex Offender Registry Compliance Checks in Windham County

May 26, 2016

Windham County, Vermont

Sex Offender Registry Compliance Check Operation

 

 

Throughout the evening of May 26, 2016, a multi-agency law enforcement team will be conducting Sex Offender Registry compliance checks throughout Windham County.  Windham County law enforcement and probation officers attempted to conduct approximately 104 address and conditions compliance checks on sex offenders registered with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry.  Vermont Title 13 VSA 5415 designates Vermont’s Special Investigations Units to be responsible for monitoring the Vermont Sex Offender Registry requirements and are authorized to coordinate in person registry compliance checks at a time, place, and manner they deem appropriate to accomplish the purposes of the statute.  This compliance check operation was organized by the Southeast Unit for Special Investigations, the Vermont Criminal Information Center and the Vermont State Police.   

 

Agencies taking part in the evening’s county wide operation are:  Bellows Falls Police Department, Brattleboro Police Department, Dover Police Department, Brattleboro Probation & Parole, Southeast Unit for Special Investigations, Springfield Probation & Parole, U.S. Marshal’s Service, Vermont Criminal Information Center, Vermont State Police,  Wilmington Police Department,  and Windham County Sheriff’s Department. 

 

A majority of the 104 checks are suspected to be completed this evening and the remainder follow-up checks will take place during the next several days.  An updated media release containing compliance and violation details will be submitted once the final numbers have been calculated by the Southeast Unit for Special Investigations.    

 

 

Lt. Dan Trudeau

Vermont State Police

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Troop D

802-875-2112 office

802-316-9297 cell

 

 

Williston Road reopened

Be advised –

 

Williston RD in Williston Village has been reopened to traffic at this time. Please direct questions to the Williston Police Department at 802-878-6611.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

VSP Williston on behalf of the Williston Police Department

 

Katie Irish ECD II

Vermont State Police

Williston PSAP

2777 St. George Rd

Williston, VT 05495

802-878-7111