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January 23, 2018

UPDATE- 2nd Arrest in Mt. Holly Home Invasion

**UPDATED PRESS RELEASE**

 

On January 22, 2018, at 2015 hours, Troopers from the Rutland and Westminster Barracks located and arrested Nicholas Sweet at a residence in Cavendish (VT) without incident.  Sweet was processed at the Rutland Barracks and later lodged within the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.  Sweet is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division on 1/23/18 at 12:30 hours.

 

Sweet’s mug shot is attached.

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B400377

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jonathan Hall                               

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 21, 2018, at approximately 2253 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Mount Holly, Vermont

VIOLATION: Assault and Robbery, Burglary of Occupied Dwelling, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (X2), Unlawful Restraint 1st Degree, Criminal Threatening, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Unlawful Mischief, and Criminal DLS.

 

ACCUSED: Antonio Diaz

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cavendish, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Nicholas Sweet

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsford, Vermont.

 

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

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On January 21, 2018, at approximately 2253 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to a residence on Old Turnpike Road, in the town of Mt. Holly (VT).  The caller was reporting a home invasion in progress, where two (2) males were using weapons to force their way into the residence with intentions of causing them harm. 

 

While enroute, Troopers identified the males as Antonio Diaz (27) and Nicholas Sweet (26).  Upon arrival, Troopers took Diaz into custody without incident.  Sweet fled the scene prior to Troopers arrival. 

 

Investigation resulted in Diaz being arrested and charged with the above crimes. 

 

Diaz was later processed at the Rutland Barracks and lodged within the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.  Diaz was held without bail.  Diaz is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM.

 

Troopers are actively seeking the arrest of Sweet for his involvement.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sweet are encouraged to contact the Rutland Barracks (802) 773-9101.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Yes, MVRCF      

BAIL: Held without bail

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: January 22, 2018, at 12:30 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.

 

Sergeant Luke Hall

Patrol Commander

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Rutland Barracks- Troop B

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

 

Office: (802) 773-9101

Cell: (802) 585-5247

Email: Lucas.Hall@Vermont.Gov

 

 




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January 22, 2018

ST. JOHNSBURY / CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18A400458                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Jason Danielsen

STATION: St. Johnsbury                                

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 1/22/2018 at approximately 2144 hours

STREET: Center Street

TOWN: Lyndonville

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: South Street

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Wintry Mix  

ROAD CONDITIONS: Icy

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Timothy Fisher

AGE: 19      

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bellows Falls, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: WRX

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Substantial

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Christopher Hastings

AGE: 21     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2016

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Wrangler

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 1/22/2018, at approximately 2144 hours, Vermont State

Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Center Street

and South Street in Lyndonville, VT. Investigation revealed Timothy Fisher (19)

was travelling on South Street heading towards Center Street when he failed to

come to a stop at the stop sign at the intersection. After Fisher failed to stop he

crashed into the side of Christopher Hastings (21) who was travelling east on Center

Street.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A           

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: N/A

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.

 

 

 




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New Haven/ Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 18B500212
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: January 17, 2018 at 1710 hours
STREET: VT Route 116
TOWN: Starksboro
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Mountain View Drive
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Icy

VEHICLE #1 
OPERATOR: Timothy Moran
AGE: 43      
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsford, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2001
VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge
VEHICLE MODEL: Durango
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled 
INJURIES: None


VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: James Mackinnon
AGE: 27    
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006
VEHICLE MAKE: Ford
VEHICLE MODEL: F-250
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totaled
INJURIES: None



SUMMARY OF CRASH: 
On January 17, 2018 at approximately 1710 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks responded to the area of VT Route 116 and Mountain View Drive for a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that the operator of Vehicle #1 had lost control of his vehicle due to icy road conditions. Vehicle #1 subsequently crossed the centerline, striking vehicle #2. This collision caused both vehicles to leave the roadway. Both vehicles were Totaled as a result of the collision. Nether operator sustained any injuries as a result of the crash. 



Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N/A
COURT ACTION: N/A
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.


Tpr. Tyler Silva

Vermont State Police

B Troop-New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, Vermont 05472

Tel: 802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918





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New Haven/DUI #2, DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 18B500191

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva                            

STATION: New Haven                      

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: January 15, 2018 at 1908 Hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7, Ferrisburgh

VIOLATION: DLS, DUI #2-Drug

 

ACCUSED: Cassandra Folks                                                

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Burlington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On January 15, 2018 at approximately 1908 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on a grey 2008 Chevy Impala after observing an equipment violation. The operator was identified as 29 year old, Cassandra Folks of South Burlington, VT. While speaking with Folks troopers detected signs of impairment. Folks was screened for DUI and subsequently arrested. A Department of Motor Vehicles record's check showed that Folks' driver's license was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont. Folks was transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing. Folks was released on citation to appear at the Addison County Superior Court on April 30, 2018 at 12:30 to answer to the charges of DUI #2 and Driving while License Suspended. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 4/30/2018 at 12:30             

COURT: Addison

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A      

BAIL: 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.

 



Tpr. Tyler Silva

Vermont State Police

B Troop-New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, Vermont 05472

Tel: 802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918





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Fair Haven Home Invasion

Home Invasion Press release

 

STATE OF VERMONT

 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

                                                VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

                                               PRESS RELEASE

 

INCIDENT: Home Invasion

 

CASE #:  18B400380

 

TROOPER: Lt. Reg Trayah                    STATION:  Troop B/West                   

 CONTACT#:  802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 22, 2018

 

 

LOCATION: West Street

 

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fair Haven, VT

 

VICTIM:  Scott Turnick

                      Age: 41 years old      

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

In the early morning hours on January 22, 2018 police were called to a residence on West Street in Fair Haven for a reported home invasion.  Fair Haven P.D. and the Vermont State Police responded along with detectives from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

 

It was learned that three individuals drove to the victim’s residence.  Two suspects entered the residence and assaulted the victim.  The victim was treated with non-life-threatening injuries and released. 

 

Evidence, along with video surveillance was recovered and is being evaluated by detectives.  A video camera at the scene captured one of the suspects as he entered the residence.  During a closer examination of a still photo, two tattoos were located on the backside of both the left and right hand (see attached photo’s).

 

Police are seeking any information on the identity of the suspects and/or the identity of the individual with the tattoos.  Anyone with information is urged to contact Lt. Trayah with the Vermont State Police at (802) 773-9101.

 

Det. Lt. Reg Trayah

Vermont State Police

Bureau of Criminal Investigations

Troop – B / West

Reg.trayah@vermont.gov

(802) 773-9101 - Work

 

 

 




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St. Johnsbury/ DLS

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 18A400452

TROOPER: Brennan                                                        

STATION: VSP – St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 01-22-18/ 1625 hours

LOCATION: Sheffield, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Chad Casey

AGE: 44

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the evening of 01-22-18, Troopers were patrolling Interstate 91 in the town of Sheffield, Vermont. Casey (44) was stopped for a motor vehicle violation, subsequent investigation revealed Casey to be operating with a criminally suspended license. Casey was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County Superior Court to answer to the aforementioned charge. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE / TIME:   March 5, 2018  / 0830 hours      

COURT:  Caledonia County Superior Court

LODGED:  NO

BAIL: N/A

MUGSHOT: Not Available

 

Trooper Sean Brennan

VSP Bradford

1594 Waits River Road

Bradford, VT 05033

802-222-4680

 

 




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Re: MIDDLESEX BARRACKS/ 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A300286

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Logan Potskowski                             

STATION: Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 1/16/2018, 1700 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: 1060 Messier Hill Road, Roxbury, VT

VIOLATION: 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault; Criminal Threatening

 

ACCUSED: Robert Duquette                                              

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Roxbury, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 1/16/2018 at approximately 2224 hours Vermont State Police were contact by the Central Vermont Medical Center regarding a possible instance of domestic abuse. Subsequent investigation revealed that Robert Duquette attacked his partner with a baseball bat while carrying a .357 handgun. A search warrant was granted and executed on 1/22/2018. An arrest warrant has been issued by the Honorable Judge VanBenthuysen for his arrest on $100,000 bail. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y N

COURT DATE/TIME:            

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL: $100,000

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

 




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Vermont State Police - Watch Commander schedule, Jan 22nd - 28th

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Watch Commander Schedule for the week of: 

January 22nd – 28th

 

Please follow the attached instructions for contacting the Watch Commanders.

 

Watch Commander – North

Lieutenant David Petersen

David.Petersen@Vermont.gov

 

Watch Commander – South

Lieutenant Paul Favreau

Paul.Favreau@Vermont.gov

 

Watch Commander – Troop A

 

Williston 802-878-7111

St. Albans 802-524-5993

Middlesex 802-229-9191

St. Johnsbury 802-748-3111

Derby 802-334-8881

 

Watch Commander – Troop B

 

Westminster 802-722-4600

Royalton 802-234-9933

Shaftsbury 802-442-5421

Rutland 802-773-9101

New Haven 802-388-4919

 

Please visit:

http://vsp.vermont.gov/stations

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

 




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Daily Incident Summary - January 22nd, 2018

 

Rutland Barracks/ Home Invasion

*Updated*

Mug Shot attached

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B400377

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jonathan Hall                               

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 21, 2018, at approximately 2253 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Mount Holly, Vermont

VIOLATION: Assault and Robbery, Burglary of Occupied Dwelling, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (X2), Unlawful Restraint 1st Degree, Criminal Threatening, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Unlawful Mischief, and Criminal DLS.

 

ACCUSED: Antonio Diaz

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cavendish, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Nicholas Sweet

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsford, Vermont.

 

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

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On January 21, 2018, at approximately 2253 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to a residence on Old Turnpike Road, in the town of Mt. Holly (VT).  The caller was reporting a home invasion in progress, where two (2) males were using weapons to force their way into the residence with intentions of causing them harm. 

 

While enroute, Troopers identified the males as Antonio Diaz (27) and Nicholas Sweet (26).  Upon arrival, Troopers took Diaz into custody without incident.  Sweet fled the scene prior to Troopers arrival. 

 

Investigation resulted in Diaz being arrested and charged with the above crimes. 

 

Diaz was later processed at the Rutland Barracks and lodged within the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.  Diaz was held without bail.  Diaz is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM.

 

Troopers are actively seeking the arrest of Sweet for his involvement.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sweet are encouraged to contact the Rutland Barracks (802) 773-9101.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Yes, MVRCF      

BAIL: Held without bail

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: January 22, 2018, at 12:30 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.

 

 




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Rutland Barracks/ Home Invasion

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B400377

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jonathan Hall                               

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 21, 2018, at approximately 2253 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Mount Holly, Vermont

VIOLATION: Assault and Robbery, Burglary of Occupied Dwelling, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (X2), Unlawful Restraint 1st Degree, Criminal Threatening, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Unlawful Mischief, and Criminal DLS.

 

ACCUSED: Antonio Diaz

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cavendish, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Nicholas Sweet

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pittsford, Vermont.

 

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

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On January 21, 2018, at approximately 2253 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded to a residence on Old Turnpike Road, in the town of Mt. Holly (VT).  The caller was reporting a home invasion in progress, where two (2) males were using weapons to force their way into the residence with intentions of causing them harm. 

 

While enroute, Troopers identified the males as Antonio Diaz (27) and Nicholas Sweet (26).  Upon arrival, Troopers took Diaz into custody without incident.  Sweet fled the scene prior to Troopers arrival. 

 

Investigation resulted in Diaz being arrested and charged with the above crimes. 

 

Diaz was later processed at the Rutland Barracks and lodged within the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.  Diaz was held without bail.  Diaz is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on January 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM.

 

Troopers are actively seeking the arrest of Sweet for his involvement.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Sweet are encouraged to contact the Rutland Barracks (802) 773-9101.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Yes, MVRCF      

BAIL: Held without bail

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: January 22, 2018, at 12:30 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.

 




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St. Albans Barracks / Unlawful Trespass

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A200406

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Weed                            

STATION: St Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 01/20/2017 @ 1340 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Brownway Residential

VIOLATION: Unlawful Trespass

 

ACCUSED: Yves Beauregard                                              

AGE: 75

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Berkshire, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 01/20/2018 at approximately 1346 hours, the Vermont State Police were notified of a trespassing complaint at the Brownway Senior Residence Center in the Town of Enosburg, Vermont. An investigation revealed that Yves Beauregard (75) had returned to the Brownway property after having been issued a no trespass order for the premises approximately 24 hours prior. Beauregard was issued a citation for the charge of Unlawful Trespass and was ordered to appear before the Franklin County Superior Court Criminal Division on 02/26/2018 at 1300 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/26/2018 @ 1300 hours           

COURT: Franklin

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A      

MUG SHOT:NOT AVAILABLE

 

 




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