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August 13, 2020

Williston State Police News Release DUI#1

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A103456

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Giancarlo Di Genova                           

STATION: Williston                   

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 8/13/2020 at approximately 1915 PM

INCIDENT LOCATION: I89 Mile Marker 98 Southbound

VIOLATION: DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Timothy Combs                                                        

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shelburne, VT

  

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On August 13, 2020 at approximately 1915 hours, Troopers out of the Williston Barracks stopped a vehicle on I89 southbound at mile marker 98 after observing a speeding violation. The operator, Timothy Combs, showed signs of impairment and was in possession of an open container of alcohol. After a roadside investigation he was arrested for DUI and transported to the Williston Barracks for processing.

 

Combs was later issued a citation to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court to answer to the charge of DUI #1. He was subsequently released to a sober party.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE / TIME: 10/20/2020 at 8:15 AM       

COURT: Chittenden County Superior Court

LODGED: N/A    LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaftsbury Barracks // Fugitive From Justice

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS INCIDENT

                                                                                                   

CASE#: 20B302679

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Shawn Sommers                                                                         

STATION: Shaftsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: August 13, 2020, at approximately 1809 hours

LOCATION:  Shaftsbury, VT

VIOLATION: Fugitive From Justice

                       

ACCUSED: Christopher M. Barrows

AGE: 55

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 13, 2020, at approximately 1809 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police- Shaftsbury Barracks conducted a traffic stop on US RT 7, in the Town of Shaftsbury.  Investigation determined the operator, Christopher M. Barrows, had an outstanding warrant in the state of Tennessee. Barrows was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Shaftsbury for processing and later lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail. Barrows is scheduled to appear in Bennington Superior Court on August 14, 2020.

 

LODGED: Yes

BAIL: $100,000

MUG SHOT: Attached

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division- Bennington, VT

COURT DATE/TIME: August 14, 2020 at 1230 pm

*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 Shawn Sommers

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury,VT 05262

 

 

 

New Haven Barracks/ Negligent Operation

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 20B502062
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Sean Hauter
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

DATE/TIME: 08/13/20, 1728 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7, N of Stage Road, Ferrisburgh, VT
VIOLATION: Negligent Operation

ACCUSED: Cameron Wood
AGE: 32
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/13/20 at approximately 1728 hours, Troopers were on patrol on US Route 7 near the intersection with Stage Road in the Town of Ferrisburgh. At that time, Troopers observed a vehicle operating in a negligent manner by passing other vehicles, to include a tractor trailer unit, unsafely on a blind curve. The vehicle also left its lane of travel multiple times.

A traffic stop was conducted and the operator identified as Cameron Wood (32) of St. Albans, VT. Wood was issued a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal division at a later date to answer to the charge of Negligent Operation. Wood was also issued a VCVC for Limitations on Passing, which carried a waiver amount of $220 and 3 points.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 10/19/20, 1230 hours
COURT: Addison
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
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.

RE: Temp road closure

Roadway has been reopened.

 

From: Potter, Lori <Lori.Potter@vermont.gov>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:37 PM
To: DPS - Roadway Alert <DPS.RoadwayAlert@vermont.gov>
Cc: DPS - B1 Disp <DPS.B1Disp@vermont.gov>
Subject: Temp road closure

 

 

State of Vermont  

Department of Public Safety  

Vermont State Police  

Westminster Barracks 

  

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification 

  

Route 11 will be closed between intersections of Route 100 and Thompsonburg Road due to a motor vehicle accident. 

 

This incident is expected to last until further notice.  Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate.    

 

Motorists should expect delays in the area, or seek alternate routes.   

  

Please drive carefully.  

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / DUI & Criminal DLS

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A404131

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: TPR. NICHOLAS CIANCI                        

STATION: VSP - ST. JOHNSBURY                   

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 8/13/2020 @ 1522 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION: NEW BOSTON ROAD LYNDON, VT

VIOLATIONS:

              1. DUI

              CLASS: MISDEMEANOR

 

              2. CRIMINAL DLS

              CLASS: MISDEMEANOR

 

ACCUSED: GREGORY GARAND                                              

AGE: 55

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: ST. JOHNSBURY, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

              On 8/13/2020 at 1522 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury Barracks conducted a traffic stop on New Boston Road in Lyndon for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation found the operator, Gregory Garand, 55 of St. Johnsbury, VT, had a criminally suspended driver's license, and was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

 

              Garand was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury Barracks for processing. Garand was released on a citation to appear in Caledonia County Court on 11/16/2020 at 0800 hours. Garand was also issued over $900 in Vermont Civil Violation Complaints.

 

              Troopers were assisted by officers from the Lyndonville Police Department.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 11/16/2020 @ 0800 hours          

COURT: CALEDONIA

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: 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 Nicholas J. Cianci

Vermont State Police – St. Johnsbury

Phone: 802-222-4680

Email: Nicholas.cianci@vermont.gov

 

Williston Barracks/ Petit Larceny

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A103452

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Andrew Leise                             

STATION: VT State Police Williston

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: August 13, 2020/ 1543 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Westford, VT

VIOLATION: Petit Larceny

 

ACCUSED: U/K                                              

AGE: U/K

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: U/K

 

VICTIM: Francis Tague

AGE: 58

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Westford, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Vermont State Police are currently investigating a larceny

that took place at a residence in the town of Westford. Unknown individual(s)

stole a thin blue line flag, a flag pole, as well as a honor commitment courage-

blue lives matter sign. The total value of the property stolen was $82. Anyone

with information is asked to Contact The Vermont State Police, Williston

Barracks at 1-802-878-7111. 

 

 

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Retail Theft

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A404127

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Domonique Figueroa                             

STATION: St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 08/12/2020 at approximately 1605 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Kinney Drugs in St. Johnsbury, VT

VIOLATION: Retail Theft

 

ACCUSED: Shalene Couture                                              

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 08/13/2020 at approximately 1200 hours, the Vermont

State Police responded to Kinney Drugs in St. Johnsbury, VT to speak with the

manager regarding a retail theft that occurred on 08/12/2020 at approximately

1605 hours. The female in the surveillance video was identified as Shalene

Couture by St. Johnsbury Police Department. Investigation revealed that Couture left the store without paying for the merchandise.

 

Couture was issued a citation to appear at Caledonia County Superior Court -

Criminal Division on 10/12/2020 at 0800 hours to answer to the charge of retail

theft.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/12/2020 at 0800 hours            

COURT: Caledonia County Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

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.

Middlesex Barracks / Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE 

  

NEWS RELEASE 

SATURATION PATROL 

  

On August 13th, 2020 between the hours of 7:30 am and 11:30 am, Troopers from the Middlesex State Police Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on I-89 in the Middlesex and Brookfield areas of Washington and Orange County.  The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive drivers while promoting safe driving. 

Details: 

  • Troopers involved: 4 
  • Number of traffic stops: 22 
  • Number of traffic tickets issued: 13 

Number of written warning issued: 12 

Highlights :

- Numerous operators were issued tickets for exceeding the authorized speed limit, including three operators that were stopped at speeds well in excess of 90 mph. 
- Two operators were issued tickets for using cellphones while driving.
- One operator was issued a criminal citation into the Orange County Court for driving on a criminally suspended license. This operator was stopped for driving in excess of 98 mph.  

The Vermont State Police would like to remind all motorists to drive responsibly (SPEED KILLS), utilize a sober driver, leave a safe distance between vehicles, plan ahead, put their phones down and keep your head up while driving

 

Sergeant Charles Winn

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police – Middlesex

1080 US Rt. 2

Middlesex, VT. 05602

(W)  802.229.9191

(C)   802.279.8145

(F)   802.229.2648

Charles.Winn@vermont.gov

 

Temp road closure

 

State of Vermont  

Department of Public Safety  

Vermont State Police  

Westminster Barracks 

  

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification 

  

Route 11 will be closed between intersections of Route 100 and Thompsonburg Road due to a motor vehicle accident. 

 

This incident is expected to last until further notice.  Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate.    

 

Motorists should expect delays in the area, or seek alternate routes.   

  

Please drive carefully.  

 

Westminster Barracks / Larceny from a vehicle / Request for Assistance

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

CASE#: 20B103722

TROOPER: Trooper Eric Acevedo                          

STATION:  Westminster Barracks                    

CONTACT#: (802) 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/13/2020 – 0929 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Hemlock Hill Drive, Dummerston, VT                                    

VIOLATION: Larceny from a vehicle

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                   

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/13/2020 at approximately 0929 AM, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of vehicles that were broken into on the night of 08/12/2020 in the area of Hemlock Hill Drive and Upper Dummerston Road, in the Town of Dummerston.

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the case officer, Trooper Eric Acevedo, at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600 or via email eric.acevedo@vermont.gov. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at vtips.us or by calling 844-848-8477.           

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Pending

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A             

COURT: -

LODGED: -

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

 

Daily Incident Summary - August 13th, 2020

 

St Johnsbury Barracks / DUI

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A404118

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Davidson                           

STATION: St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 8/13/20 at 0118 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Cumberland Farms, Lyndonville

VIOLATION: DUI #2 Refusal

 

ACCUSED: Jonathan Serrano                                             

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

  On the above mentioned date and time, Troopers with the Vermont State Police responded to the report of an ongoing fight at the Cumberland Farms in Lyndonville. Troopers arrived and the parties had left. While interviewing a witness, Troopers were advised someone who was involved in the fight had driven back to the store. The individual was later identified as Jonathan Serrano, and Serrano was displaying indicators of impairment. Serrano was ultimately taken into custody for Suspicion of DUI and later released to a sober party on a citation to appear in court for the above charge.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 11/30/20           

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: NA    

BAIL: NA

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.

New Haven Barracks/ Noise in the nighttime

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B502051

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. R. Normile                             

STATION: New Haven                     

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 08/12/2020, 2220 Hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Richville Rd. in the Town of Shoreham

VIOLATION: Noise in the night time

 

ACCUSED: Nicholas Karov

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shoreham, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08/12/2020 at 2220 Hours the Vermont State Police responded to Richville Rd. in the Town of Shoreham for the report of a noise disturbance.

 

Upon investigation, Troopers discovered Nicholas Karov (37), of Shoreham, had disturbed the public peace by making other unnecessary and offensive noise.

 

Karov was issued a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 12/14/2020, 1230 hours           

COURT: Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division.

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

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.

 

 

 

New Haven Barracks/DUI #2

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B502054

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. R. Normile                             

STATION: New Haven                     

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 08/13/2020, 0010 Hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Court St. in the Town of Middlebury

VIOLATION: DUI #2

 

ACCUSED: Shane McGrath

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Addison, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08/13/2020 at 0010 Hours the Vermont State Police received a report of a possible impaired driver at a business on Court St. in the Town of Middlebury. State Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle and identified the operator as Shane McGrath (26) of Addison, VT.

 

While speaking with McGrath, Troopers detected indicators of impairment. McGrath was screened for DUI and was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. McGrath was later released and issued a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/24/2020, 1230 hours           

COURT: Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division.

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 12, 2020

Middlesex Barracks/ Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 

VERMONT STATE POLICE 

  

NEWS RELEASE 

SATURATION PATROL 

  

On August 12th, 2020 between the hours of 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Troopers from the Middlesex State Police Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on I-89 in the Middlesex and Brookfield areas of Washington and Orange County.  The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive drivers while enforcing the motor vehicle laws and promoting safe driving. 

Details: 

  • Troopers involved: 3 
  • Number of traffic stops: 18 
  • Number of traffic tickets issued: 10 
  • Number of written warning issued: 14 

    Highlights 

    - One operator was ticketed for following too closely. 

    - Numerous operator's were issued tickets for exceeding the authorized speed limit. 

    - One operator was ticketed for failing to move over for a stopped emergency vehicle. 

    The Vermont State Police would like to remind all motorists to drive responsibility, utilize a sober driver, leave a safe distance between vehicles, plan ahead, put their phones down and keep their heads up while driving.  

Derby Barracks / Burglary, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order, Petit Larceny (Request for Information)

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 20A503140

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Aaron Leonard

STATION: Derby

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 1015 hours 08/12/2020

INCIDENT LOCATION: Barton Orleans Road (US 5), Barton

VIOLATION: Burglary, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order, Petit Larceny (Request for Information)

 

ACCUSED: Ezekiel Wing

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above date and time the Vermont State Police were notified of a burglary that had just occurred on the Barton Orleans Road (US 5) in Barton. Investigation revealed that Ezekiel Wing was seen inside the residence without the homeowners permission and had taken items belonging to the homeowner. It was also found that Wing had committed two violations of an abuse prevention order between Wing and the homeowner and had previously taken property from the homeowner.

 

Efforts to locate Wing at several locations were unsuccessful. The Vermont State Police barracks in Derby is seeking any information on Wing's whereabouts. A photo of Wing is attached to this news release. Wing is reported to be carrying a loaded firearm in his vehicle and has allegedly made threats towards law enforcement and an intention to commit suicide by police. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Vermont State Police in Derby at 802-334-8881.

 

Aaron Leonard, Trooper

Vermont State Police – Derby

35 Crawford Road,

Derby, VT 05829

802-334-8881

aaron.leonard@vermont.gov

 

TT unit in the Notch

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A103373

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Mark Lucas/Trooper Giancarlo Di Genova

                            

STATION: Williston                    

CONTACT#: 878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 08/08/2020, 1600 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 108 Smuggler’s Notch

 

ACCUSED: Akmal Pulatov                                              

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: New York, New York

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, State Police received several calls of a tractor trailer unit stuck at Smuggler’s Notch on route 108 in the town of Jeffersonville. The operator of vehicle, Akmal Pulatov ignored and passed several clearly posted signs advising that tractor trailer units are not permitted. Troopers were able to guide the operator back towards Stowe where he was later issued a warning. A tractor trailer which goes past the No TT signs and enters the Smuggles Notch Segment of VT Route 108 there is a $1,179 fine. If the tractor trailer impedes traffic  in the segment of VT Route 108 which is always the result, the fine goes up to $2,347.

St. Albans Barracks // Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

STATE OF VERMONT

                                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

                                          VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE# 20A203513

TROOPER: Christopher Finley

STATION: St. Albans Barracks                     

CONTACT# 802 524 5993

 

DATE/TIME: 08/10/20 – 1700 hrs

LOCATION:  Horseshoe Cir, Enosburg Falls, VT

VIOLATION: Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order // Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Randall Ovitt

AGE:  52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Enosburg Falls, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

                On August 10th , 2020 at approximately 1700 hours the Vermont State Police were notified of a Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order.  Subsequent investigation revealed that Randall Ovitt (age 52 of Enosburg Falls) violated an Abuse Prevention Order and Conditions of Release from a previous incident with the same victim.  On August 12th Troopers from the St. Albans Barracks met with Ovitt at which time he was issued a flash citation to appear in Franklin County Superior Court on 08/13/20 at 1300 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 08/13/20      

COURT: Franklin County District Court

MUG SHOT: No

 

*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. Christopher Finley

Vermont State Police

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

802-524-5993

 

Derby Barracks/ Found Property

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A502917

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Logan Miller                             

STATION: Derby                     

CONTACT#: 802 334 8881

 

DATE/TIME: 07/29/2020 0930 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Crawford Rd, Derby

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 07/29/2020 at approximately 0930 hours an undisclosed

amount of money was turned into the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks. The

money was found in a Community National Bank cash bag in front of the Newport

Church of God, on Crawford Rd in the town of Derby.

 

Anyone with information as to the owner is asked to contact the Vermont State Police.

 

 

Trooper Logan Miller

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, Vermont 05829

Logan.Miller@vermont.gov

(802) 334-8881

 

New Haven Barracks / Illegal Possession of Firearm and Burglary

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B501314

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Michael Notte                            

STATION: New Haven                  

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: May 29, 2020 / 0545 AM

INCIDENT LOCATION: Hillside Drive, Starksboro, VT

VIOLATION: Illegal Possession of  Firearm and Burglary

 

ACCUSED: Isaac Liberty-Hanlon                                              

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Starksboro, VT

  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm

 

ACCUSED: Tyler Branon                                              

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Winooski, VT

  • Burglary of an occupied dwelling

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On May 29, 2020, members of the  Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks responded to a reported accidental shooting. Initially, the subjects involved were uncooperative and told investigators that Tyler Branon of Winooski, VT, was accidentally shot in the leg by an unknown male. 

 

The investigation revealed that Tyler Branon had gone to Isaac Liberty-Hanlon's home in Starksboro, VT, and forced his way into the residence by breaking through the door. Branon, who was holding a cane as a weapon, forced his way through Liberty-Hanlon's bedroom door and demanded money. Liberty-Hanlon, while in bed, retrieved a handgun and fired a single round at Branon, hitting him in the leg. Branon retreated from the residence to a car that was waiting outside with three other occupants. The vehicle attempted to travel to the University of Vermont Medical Center when one of the occupants in the car called 911 for medical assistance. Hinesburg, Shelburn, and Williston Police Departments responded and located the car on Route 116 in St. George, VT. Responding officers met with occupants and provided first-aid to Branon until rescue personal arrived. The three police agencies assisted with the investigation.

 

Branon was treated at the University of Vermont Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his leg and was released the same day.

 

Isaac Liberty-Hanlon is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a handgun. He scheduled to appear at Addison County Superior Court – Criminal Division on September 21, 2020.

 

Tyler Branon is charged with Burglary of an occupied dwelling. He scheduled to appear at Addison County Superior Court – Criminal Division on September 21, 2020.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:    September 21, 2020,  0830 AM      

COURT: Addison County Superior Court – Criminal Division in Middlebury, VT

 

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.

 

Det. Sgt. Michael Notte

Vermont State Police

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, VT 05472

Office: 802.388.4919

WILLISTON BARRACKS // ARSON INVESTIGATION

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A101200

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sgt. Matthew Hill                             

STATION: A Troop Williston BCI                     

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: February 21, 2020, at 1:00 AM

INCIDENT LOCATION: 5408 Plot Road Cambridge, VT

VIOLATIONS:

1st Degree Arson

False Swearing

False Information to Police (Implicate another)

 

ACCUSED: Ciana Allen                                               

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hyde Park, VT

 

VICTIM: John and Kim Tilton

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cambridge, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On February 21, 2020, at approximately 1:04 AM the Cambridge Fire Department responded to 5408 Plot Road in Cambridge for a reported structure fire.  When firefighters arrived they found the maple sager house fully engulfed in flames.  Fire crews suppressed the flames after fighting the fire for more than two hours in sub-zero temperatures. The sugar house and its contents were a total loss valued at more than $50,000. The fire was initially classified as undetermined but possibly caused by an electric heater. 

 

On March 9, 2020,  the Vermont State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit received information that the fire had been intentionally set, and detectives began an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire event.  The subsequent investigation has led to the arrest of 25 year old Ciana Allen of Hyde Park, Vermont. Investigators learned Allen had been drinking on the night of the fire and was upset at a former boyfriend, whose family owns a sugar house on Plot Road.  Investigators believe Allen intended to set a fire at this sugarhouse but instead set the blaze at another nearby sugarhouse, owned by the victims in this case. Allen also accused another person of being responsible for setting the fire while being interviewed.   

 

Allen was cited to appear in Lamoille County Superior Court – Criminal Division on September 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: September 16, 2020 at 12:30 PM            

COURT: Lamoille County

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.

 

 

Detective Sergeant Matthew Hill

Department of Public Safety

Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit

Vermont State Police, Troop A-West

2777 St George Road

Williston, VT 05495

Office 802-878-7111 ext 2021

Matthew.Hill@vermont.gov

 

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