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July 1, 2016

Press Release / Request for Information / VSP-Rutland / Vandalism to vehicle / 16C103406 / June 29, 2016 / Shrewsbury, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 16C103406

TROOPER: Stephenson                                                                         

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: June 29, 2016 at approximately 2010 hours

LOCATION: Long Trail/Swinging Bridge parking area; VT RTE 103; Shrewsbury

VIOLATION: Unlawful Mischief/Vandalism

 

ACCUSED: Unknown

 

VICTIM: Paul Z. Bassalin

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland City, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On June 29, 2016 at approximately 2020 hours, members of the Vermont State Police responded to a vandalism complaint at the parking area for the Long Trail/Swinging Bridge on VT 103 in the Town of Shrewsbury. Initial investigation revealed Paul Z. Bassalin parked his vehicle in the parking area while hiking with friends. When he returned to the vehicle, he found significant damage had been done to the vehicle consisting of damage to the body, headlight, windows and other parts of the vehicle. Bassalin also discovered a hand-written note, apparently left by an unidentified witness to the crime. This note described the suspect and suspect vehicle.

 

Further investigation has led to the identification of a person of interest in this vandalism. Troopers are asking for assistance from the public in this investigation and wish to speak with the unidentified person who left the note on Bassalin’s vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Jeffrey Stephenson at the Rutland Barracks, 802-773-9101. Tips and other information can be left at the links below.

 

In addition to the vandalism to Bassalin’s vehicle, a second vehicle in the parking lot was also vandalized. At this time, it is unknown if the two vandalisms are related or were perpetrated by the same person(s).

 

COURT ACTION:  Pending further investigation

 

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101.  Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword:  VTIPS

 

 

PRESS RELEASE///VERMONT STATE POLICE-Middlesex/ CASE #16a302728/DUI/7/1/2016/Duxbury

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:16A3027281

TROOPER: Chris Brown                                                 

STATION: VSP-Middlesex                    

CONTACT#:802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 07/01/16 0057am

LOCATION: VT RT 100

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence

 

 

ACCUSED: Lindsay M Campbell                                                                                 

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Duxbury, VT

 

MOTOR VEHICLE: 2014 Toyota Scion    

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Vermont State Police stopped for a disabled vehicle at the intersection of VT RT 100 and VT RT 100 B in the town of Moretown, VT.  Upon further investigation, Ms. Campbell was subsequently arrested for suspicion of Driving under the Influence and transported back to the Middlesex Barracks for processing. Ms. Campbell had a preliminary breath test of .247 %.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 7.21.16    

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

 

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Second Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault and Violation of Abuse Prevention Order 6/30/2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D101761

TROOPER: Zachary Gauthier                                                       

STATION: Rockingham Barracks                     

CONTACT#: 802-875-2112

 

DATE/TIME:6/30/2016 @ 1602 hours

LOCATION: Randall Hill Road, Rockingham

VIOLATION: Second Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Violation of Abuse

Prevention Order

 

ACCUSED: Billy Tiller                                                                                       

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rockingham, VT

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

                On 6/30/2016, at 1602 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a family fight at Randall Hill Road, in the Town of Rockingham. During the investigation it was determined that Billy Tiller, had assaulted another person at the residence. Tiller was arrested for Second Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault and Violation of Abuse Prevention Order. Tiller was transported to the Rockingham State Police Barracks where he was fingerprinted, photographed, and issued a citation to appear in the Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division. Vermont Probation and Parole revoked Tiller's probation and he was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility where he was held without bail.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 6/30/2016                              

COURT: Windham County

LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility            

BAIL: No bail

MUG SHOT: Y

VSP Press release; ATV Crash in Wells River, VT on 06/29/16

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B301310

TROOPER: Powers                                                          

STATION:  Saint Johnsbury                   

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 06/29/16

LOCATION: Old Farm Road; Newbury, VT @ 1749 hours

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jonathan Hillesland

AGE:  36

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wells River, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: ATV

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: None

 

INJURIES

V 1/ Jonathan Hillesland / Wells River, VT / 36 / No seat belt / Compound fracture to leg

 

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center                              

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 06/29/16 Vermont State Police received a report of a single vehicle ATV crash with injuries on Old Farm Road in Wells River, VT. The operator, Jonathan Hillesland advised that as he was traveling on Old Farm Road he lost control of the ATV, crashing into the side of an embankment.  The vehicle did not sustain any damage.

 

COURT ACTION: N

 

VSP Press Release; DUI on 06/30/16 in Fairlee, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B301315

TROOPER: Powers                                                                          

STATION: Saint Johnsbury                  

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 06/30/16 @ 0200 hours

LOCATION: Lake Morey Road; Fairlee, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Cody Hardy

AGE:  23

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Strafford, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2003 Chevrolet 1500 Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Substantial front end damage

 

INJURIES

No Injuries reported

 

HOSPITAL: N/A

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 06/20/16 Vermont State Police received a report of a truck that ran into a telephone pole on Lake Morey Road in the town of Fairlee, VT. Troopers made contact with the operator Cody Hardy who was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Hardy provided a preliminary breath test which was a 0.146%. He was processed at the Bradford Outpost and release on citation to appear in Orange County Court on 07/20/16.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 07/20/16                 

COURT: Orange

MUG SHOT: Y

June 30, 2016

VT State Police/Rutland- 16C103422 – Suspicious - Long Trail near Minerva Hinchey Shelter 6/30/16

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 16C103422

TROOPER:  Det. Trooper Erin Hodges                                                     

STATION: Rutland Barracks                    

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: June 29/June 30, 2016

LOCATION: Near Minerva Hinchey Shelter on Long Trail in/near Wallingford, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On Thursday, June 30, 2016, Vermont State Police were contacted regarding a suspicious incident that occurred on the Long Trail/Appalachian Trail near the Minerva Hinchey Shelter located approximately 4 miles north of the VT 140 trailhead in Wallingford. Vermont State Police are looking to speak with a male subject last seen leaving this shelter around 0900 hours this morning (6/30/16) possibly headed south. The male subject was described as being approximately 6'-6'2", thin, muscular build, with black/grey hair in a short, buzzed cut style. He was last seen wearing green camo pants, possibly a dark grey short-sleeve shirt, tan/khaki colored boots, and grey/silver glasses. He is believed to be carrying a black hiking backpack, orange sleeping pad possibly with a green/grey sleeping bag. He might go by the name(s) Andre or Albert.

 

 

(See picture included below)

 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101.  Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword:  VTIPS

 

 

 

 

C&N/LSA 06-30-2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 16A203146

TROOPER: Quealy                                                           

STATION: St. Albans                 

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993


DATE/TIME: June 30, 2016 @ 1706 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 89 North, Mile Marker 108

VIOLATION: Careless and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Leaving the Scene of an Accident


ACCUSED: Richard Sourdiff                                                                                         

AGE: 45

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On June 30, 2016 at approximately 1706 hours Vermont State Police Dispatch received a report of a light colored truck that had utilized an interstate u-turn and in the process of doing so, forced several vehicles off of the roadway at interstate travel speeds. The vehicle was reportedly last seen headed northbound on the interstate towards exit 20.

Troopers and St. Albans City officers responding to the area located a vehicle matching the description given and conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 207 in St. Albans, just off the exit 20 north offramp. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Richard Sourdiff (age 45) of Burlington, VT.

Investigation determined that Sourdiff utilized the interstate u-turn during commuting hours, causing vehicles to leave the roadway. No injuries were sustained by any parties involved.

Sourdiff was arrested at the scene and transported to the St. Albans State Police Barracks for processing. At the conclusion of processing Sourdiff was cited to appear before the Franklin County Superior Court on August 1st, 2016 to answer the charges of Careless and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: August 1, 2016                            

COURT: Franklin County Superior Court

MUG SHOT: Yes


Press Release/ Driving Under the Influence




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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#:16D101762
TROOPER:Tpr. Kevin P. Hughes
STATION:Rockingham Barracks
CONTACT#:802-875-2112

DATE/TIME: June 30, 2016/ 405 pm
LOCATION: I91 MM 57 NB Windsor, VT
VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence

ACCUSED: Alison W. Hopkins
AGE:37
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Norwich, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On June 30, 2016 at approximately 0405 pm the Vermont State Police stopped a
vehicle on I91 at mile marker 57 northbound, in the Town of Windsor, VT. for a
motor vehicle violation. The operator of the vehicle, who was identified as
Alison W. Hopkins, age 37 of Norwich, VT, was subsequently taken into custody
for driving under the influence of alcohol. Hopkins was processed at the
Rockingham Barracks before being released on citation. Hopkins was cited to
appear in Windsor County Superior Court on July 19, 2016 at 800 am to answer to
the charge of driving under the influence.


MUG SHOT: Yes

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Press release CORRECTION


I apologize for the error, the correct number of animals rescued by Deputy Allen in the fire is 3 dogs.  2 dogs perished in the fire.

 

Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz

A-Troop Fire Investigation Unit

Williston, VT 05495

Office 802-878-7111

Fax 802-878-2742

todd.ambroz@vermont.gov

 

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Press release CORRECTION

I apologize for the error, the correct number of animals rescued by Deputy Allen in the fire is 3 dogs.  2 dogs perished in the fire.

 

Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz

A-Troop Fire Investigation Unit

Williston, VT 05495

Office 802-878-7111

Fax 802-878-2742

todd.ambroz@vermont.gov

 

Press Release: Fire in South Hero


Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Fire Investigators: Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz, Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Cerutti.

Case # 16A203118

Date: 6/28/16

Address: 42 Sweeney Farm Road, South Hero, VT

Owners/Victims: Mary Powell and Mark Brooks

 

On the eve of June 28th, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM the State Fire Investigation Unit was contacted regarding a fire at 42 Sweeney Farm Road in South Hero.  The fire chief believed the fire was caused by a lightning strike, but asked for investigators from the Vermont State Police and Division of Fire Safety to confirm his findings the following morning.  On June 29th, 2016 Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz (VSP) and Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Cerutti (Division of Fire Safety) responded to the fire scene at 7:45 AM.  Examination of the scene revealed an area in the back yard where lightning had struck the ground and left small holes in the lawn.  This is consistent with one of the homeowners having observed a lightning strike in the back of the house near a tree with metal wind chimes at approximately 5:15 PM on 6/28/16.  The lightning hit the ground and caused wind chimes to be knocked off the tree.  A circuit breaker inside the house tripped due to the strike, but no visible damage was observed at that time.  At 5:45 the homeowner left the house and approximately an hour later the fire was called into the fire department.  A lightning strike report received today from STRIKEnet confirms there was a lightning strike at 5:21 PM and another one at 5:56 PM on 6/28/16.  In fact, during the 24 hours of 6/28/16 there were 46 recorded cloud to ground lightning strikes recorded within 5 miles of 42 Sweeney Farm Road.  The most likely cause of this fire at this time is lightning.  The home is considered a total loss at an estimated value of 1.7 million dollars.  There were no injuries during this fire, but a dog and three cats did not make it out of the blaze.  A Grand Isle Deputy Sheriff, Brandon Allen, was able to save 4 dogs from the burning structure.  Anyone with more information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz of the Vermont State Police at 802-878-7111.

 

Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz

A-Troop Fire Investigation Unit

Williston, VT 05495

Office 802-878-7111

Fax 802-878-2742

todd.ambroz@vermont.gov

 

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Press Release: Fire in South Hero

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Fire Investigators: Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz, Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Cerutti.

Case # 16A203118

Date: 6/28/16

Address: 42 Sweeney Farm Road, South Hero, VT

Owners/Victims: Mary Powell and Mark Brooks

 

On the eve of June 28th, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM the State Fire Investigation Unit was contacted regarding a fire at 42 Sweeney Farm Road in South Hero.  The fire chief believed the fire was caused by a lightning strike, but asked for investigators from the Vermont State Police and Division of Fire Safety to confirm his findings the following morning.  On June 29th, 2016 Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz (VSP) and Assistant Fire Marshal Paul Cerutti (Division of Fire Safety) responded to the fire scene at 7:45 AM.  Examination of the scene revealed an area in the back yard where lightning had struck the ground and left small holes in the lawn.  This is consistent with one of the homeowners having observed a lightning strike in the back of the house near a tree with metal wind chimes at approximately 5:15 PM on 6/28/16.  The lightning hit the ground and caused wind chimes to be knocked off the tree.  A circuit breaker inside the house tripped due to the strike, but no visible damage was observed at that time.  At 5:45 the homeowner left the house and approximately an hour later the fire was called into the fire department.  A lightning strike report received today from STRIKEnet confirms there was a lightning strike at 5:21 PM and another one at 5:56 PM on 6/28/16.  In fact, during the 24 hours of 6/28/16 there were 46 recorded cloud to ground lightning strikes recorded within 5 miles of 42 Sweeney Farm Road.  The most likely cause of this fire at this time is lightning.  The home is considered a total loss at an estimated value of 1.7 million dollars.  There were no injuries during this fire, but a dog and three cats did not make it out of the blaze.  A Grand Isle Deputy Sheriff, Brandon Allen, was able to save 4 dogs from the burning structure.  Anyone with more information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz of the Vermont State Police at 802-878-7111.

 

Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz

A-Troop Fire Investigation Unit

Williston, VT 05495

Office 802-878-7111

Fax 802-878-2742

todd.ambroz@vermont.gov

 

Press Release *UPDATE* - Vermont State Police - Bellows Falls - Death Investigation - 16D101731

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE – Death Investigation - *UPDATE*

               

CASE#: 16D101731

TROOPER: Detective Matthew Sweitzer                                                               

STATION:  Royalton Barracks Bureau of Criminal Investigations                  

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at approximately 1558 hours

LOCATION: Train underpass at the intersection of Arch Bridge and Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont

 

Deceased: Eric Jon Bassett

Age: 41 years old

Address: Homeless in the Bellows Falls area

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Vermont State Police assisted Bellows Police Department after a body was discovered adjacent to the train tracks under the Arch Bridge in Bellow Falls, Vermont. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin.  Foul play is not suspected, however the case remains under investigation. If you have information pertaining to this incident please contact Detective Trooper Matthew Sweitzer at 802-234-9933.

 

*UPDATE* - The deceased was identified as 41 year old Eric Jon Bassett. Through investigation it was determined that Mr. Bassett was homeless and living adjacent to the train tracks under the Arch Bridge prior to his death. Foul play is not suspected, however the cause and manner of death are pending toxicology results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

 

 

 

 

Detective Trooper Matthew Sweitzer

Vermont State Police – BCI

2011 Vermont Route 107

Bethel, VT 05032

O) 802-234-9933

 

New e-mail address: matthew.sweitzer@vermont.gov

 

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A203138

TROOPER: Hunt                                                                                                                                

STATION: St. Albans                    

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 06-30-16 / 1334 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 89 (Northbound), mile marker 109, Georgia

VIOLATION: Excessive Speed

 

ACCUSED: Timothy Hoague, DOB 02-07-55                                                                                          

AGE: 61

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, 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 06-30-15, at approximately 1334 hours, State Police initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle traveling a 110 MPH in a posted 65 MPH zone on Interstate 89, (northbound) near mile marker 109, Georgia.  The operator was identified as Timothy Hoague (61) of Georgia, VT.  Hoague was issued a citation to appear in the Franklin County Court on 08-15-16 for excessive Speed.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 08-15-16                 

COURT: Franklin

LODGED – LOCATION:   

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

Troopers to Increase Enforcement during Holiday Weekend



STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Troopers to Increase Enforcement during Holiday Weekend

 

6/30/2016 - Williston, Vt. — Vermont State Police is reminding motorists to drive safely over the Independence Day Holiday weekend and throughout the summer season. Historically, the upcoming Fourth of July holiday has been one of the deadliest holidays in the U.S. with 41% of fatalities attributed to alcohol-related crashes in 2014.

 

So far this year, thirty one (31) people have died from motor vehicle related crashes on Vermont roadways.

 

•             Seven (7) of these deaths were riders on motorcycles

•             54% were unbelted, improperly belted or helmeted.

•             Twelve (12) operators are suspected impaired by alcohol or other drugs

 

Starting Friday July 1 and running through the 4th of July, the Vermont State Police will focus on identifying impaired and aggressive drivers through additional patrols and sobriety checkpoints.  Through Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and in conjunction with national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilization, enforcement will target those who drive impaired and/or aggressively on Vermont roadways.  Aggressive and impaired drivers present the highest risks on our highways and have a greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.

 

The Vermont State Police will also continue to work with all partners in continuing Operation STRIVE (Safe Travel on Roadways In Vermont Everyday) through Labor Day Weekend. 

 

The Vermont State Police strongly urge our citizens and visitors to focus on safe and responsible driving and take the Vermont Road User Pledge at the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance http://vermonthighwaysafety.org/take-the-pledge/ Take the pledge today!

 

Contact:

Lt. John Flannigan, Traffic Operations at (802) 872-4045

 

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Press Release/Vermont State Police/PD Crash/16B301304

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B301304

TROOPER: H. Flowers                                    

STATION: Bradford                    

CONTACT#: 222 4680

 

DATE/TIME: June 29, 2016 at 1225 hours

LOCATION: Route 302 in Newbury

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Rhonda Proctor

AGE: 37    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: Black 2005 Nissan Altima

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Major front end damage

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Deborah Dovholuk                                

AGE: 63    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bethlehem, NH

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: White 2014 Nissan Sentra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Minor driver's side bumper damage

 

INJURIES

N

 

 

HOSPITAL: N     

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On June 29, 2016 at 0806 hours Vermont State Police responded to a reported two vehicle collision on Route 302 in Newbury near Butson Trail. Troopers arrived and learned that Rhonda Proctor rear ended Deborah Dovholuk when a vehicle in front of them stopped to turn. No one was injured.

 

 

Press Release - stolen 4 wheeler

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D302359

TROOPER: Arlington                                                       

STATION: Royalton           

CONTACT#: 234.9933

 

DATE/TIME: 6.28.16 2045 - 6.30.16 0810 hours

LOCATION: S. Main St, Rochester, Vermont

VIOLATION: Stolen 4 wheeler

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                                                                     

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VICTIM: Gordon Merrill

AGE: 44

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rochester, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

Between the hours of 2045 on 6.28.16 and 0810 on 6.30.16, Merrill had a 2000 325 Magnum 4 wheeler stolen from his residence in Rochester, Vermont. The 4 wheeler is white with red trim. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police 234.9933

 

Trooper Nicholas Arlington & K-9 Maximus

Vermont State Police – Troop D-Royalton

2011 Vermont Route 107

Bethel, Vermont 05032

Barracks – 802.234.9933

Fax – 802.234.6520

 

VT Division of Fire Safety Release: Firework Safety

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY

PRESS RELEASE

June 30, 2016
10:00 a.m.

For Immediate Release

 CONTACT:
Division of Fire Safety Central Office
Division Director Michael Desrochers
802-479-7561 or 1-800-640-2106
Michael.Desrochers@state.vt.us  
 
Vermont Fire Officials Remind the Public About the Dangers and Permit Requirements for Fireworks

BERLIN VT — Vermont Fire Safety Director Michael Desrochers and other fire officials are encouraging Vermonters to leave the fireworks to the experts this Independence Day.  Most fireworks are illegal in Vermont without a permit and pose serious injury risk.
 
Possession, transportation and use of fireworks in which explosives are used, including those that are propelled by explosives, like firecrackers, torpedoes, sky rockets, Roman candles, cherry bombs, and others are illegal in Vermont.  The only exception is when a permit has been obtained from the appropriate municipal authority like a Fire Chief, Police Chief, Select Board, or City Council, depending on requirements of local laws.
 
Novelty items like sparklers, snakes, party poppers, glow worms, and others with no more than 0.25 grains of explosive mixture do not require a permit and can be purchased in many stores throughout the State.

However, children should only use novelty items under adult supervision, as even those present a degree of danger when handled improperly.
 
Despite the efforts of Fire Safety officials and the Vermont Fire Service community to educate Vermonters about the dangers of fireworks, each year young children and adults are injured and first responders are called to help.  The Division of Fire Safety is asking the public to help prevent injuries and fires resulting from unsupervised and improper use of novelties and fireworks.
 
The Division of Fire Safety and the Vermont Fire Service wishes everyone a safe holiday season.  For more information regarding fire safety please visit our web page at www.firesafety.vermont.gov
 
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Press Release / Vermont State Police -Rutland / False Personation/ 16C103399 /June 29, 2016 / Rutland Town, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

False Personation (Title 13 VSA 2001)

                                                                                                                  

CASE#: 16C103399

TROOPER: P. Slaney                                                             

STATION: Rutland Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

DATE/TIME: June 29, 2016 approximately 1845  hours.

LOCATION: Holiday Road, Rutland Town, Vermont

 

OFFENDER: Charmique Lindo

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Bronx, New York

 

OFFENDER: Tania Palacios

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Bronx, New York

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On June 29, 2016, at approximately 1845 hours, members of the Vermont State Police were notified of a fraud complaint from the AT&T Retail Store located in Rutland Town. At approximately 1848 hours, Troopers arrived and identified two females involved as Charmique Lindo and Tania Palacios; both from the Bronx, New York. It was learned that  both Lindo and Palacios attempted to impersonate another through the use of false identification cards and debit cards; while attempting to conduct a business transaction. Both Lindo and Palacios were taken into custody and transported to the State Police Barracks in Rutland Town for processing. Lindo and Palacios were subsequently lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of $50,000.00 cash or surety bond for the aforementioned offense.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division

COURT DATE: June 30, 2016; 1230 hours

BAIL: $50,000.00 Cash or Surety

MUG SHOTS: Attached

 

Charmique Lindo:

 

Tania Palacios:

 

Trooper Patrick Slaney

Vermont State Police -Rutland

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

Barracks: 802-773-9101

Email: Patrick.Slaney@vermont.gov

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16D302351

 

TROOPER: William Jenkins

                                               

STATION:  Royalton

                   

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 06-29-16/Approximately 21:52 hours

 

LOCATION: Howe Hill Road, Sharon VT

 

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: John L Putnam

                                                                                               

AGE:  59

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Pomfret, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On 06-29-16 at approximately 21:41 hours State Police

Dispatch received a call indicating that a vehicle travelling south on I89 was

being operated in an erratic manner and was not able to keep in its lane.  The

caller indicated that the vehicle exited I89 at exit 2. 

 

I responded to the area and located a vehicle matching the description stopped

on the side of Howe Hill Road in Sharon.  Investigation revealed that the

operator (John L Putman) had been drinking and he was arrested for DUI.  He was

processed and released with a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court of

Vermont, Criminal Division.

 

Putnam's roadside BAC. was .213%.

 

 

Lt. William M Jenkins

Station Commander

VSP-Royalton, Troop D

2011 VT RTE 107

Bethel, VT 05032

Ph# 802-234-9933

 

 

 

  

 

June 29, 2016

VSP Press Release; Crash on 06/28/16 in Fairlee, VT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B301301

TROOPER: Powers                                                          

STATION: Saint Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 06/28/16 @ 2334 hours

LOCATION: Lake Morey Road; Fairlee, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Mustapha Kay

AGE:  20

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Saint Johnsbury, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Nissan Leaf

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Minor front end damage, Moderate driver's side damage.

 

INJURIES

No injuries reported

 

 

HOSPITAL: N/A

WEATHER: Rain

ROAD COND: Wet

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:  Vermont State Police received a report of a single vehicle crash on Lake Morey Road in the town of Fairlee, VT. The operator, Mustapha Kay advised as he was traveling on Lake Morey Road a deer jumped in front of his path of travel and he subsequently crashed into the deer. The vehicle sustained moderate damage.

 

COURT ACTION: N

16B102091

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
 
CASE#: 16B102091
TROOPER: MCGRANAGHAN   
STATION:   ST JOHNSBURY                  
CONTACT#: 748-3111

DATE/TIME: 06/29/16
LOCATION: 1546 LYNBURKE RD LYNDONVILLE
VIOLATION: DUI

ACCUSED: DIANE THERRIEN     
AGE: 52
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: LYNDONVILLE VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: I was called to the residence for a family fight. During the course of the investigation it was determined that Therrien drove home from town intoxicated. Therrien was subsequently arested for DUI. PBT Refusal.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 07/18/16 
COURT: CALEDONIA
MUG SHOT: Y



Trooper Stephen McGranaghan
B Troop St Johnsbury
1068 US RT 5 Suite #1
St. Johnsbury VT 05819
Phone: 802-748-3111
Fax: 802-748-1585