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November 15, 2019

St. Johnsbury Barracks/Leaving Scene of Accident

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A406480

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Casey Ross                           

STATION: St. Johnsbury Barracks                

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 11/15/2019 at approximately 0055 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: 67 Upper Plain Road, Bradford, VT

VIOLATION: Leaving Scene of an Accident

 

ACCUSED: UNKNOWN                                           

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11/15/2019, at approximately 0055 hours, Troopers with

the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury barracks responded to a report of a White

Chevrolet Extended Cab pickup truck that had gone off the roadway while

travelling south on Upper Plain Road, Braford, VT. The truck took out a section of fence.

When Troopers arrived on scene the vehicle had left the scene of the accident

and was not located.

 

The operator was reported to be a white male approximately 5'6-'5'7 with a slim

build, clean shaven and not wearing glasses.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Ross at the Vermont State

Police St. Johnsbury barracks at 748-3111. 

 

COURT ACTION: No

COURT DATE/TIME: NA          

COURT: NA

LODGED - LOCATION: NA    

BAIL: NA

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.

WILLISTON BARRACKS / DUI DRUGS

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A105496

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Quealy                             

STATION: Williston                     

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 11-14-2019 @ 2305 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89 Northbound, Mile Marker 90, Winooski

VIOLATION:

              1. DUI-Drugs

 

ACCUSED: Julian J. Ryan-Townsend                                              

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfield, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: During the late evening hours of November 14th, 2019 a Trooper with VSP Williston patrolled the Winooski River Bridge Safety Corridor on I-89 in the town of Winooski. This patrol was conducted with a focus on speed enforcement.

 

During this patrol the Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop on I-89 Northbound in the area of Mile Marker 90 subsequent to an observed moving violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Julian Ryan-Townsend (age 24) of Fairfield, VT.

 

Further investigation determined that Ryan-Townsend had been operating the motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for processing.

 

At the conclusion of processing Ryan-Townsend was released into the custody of a sober adult with a criminal citation to appear before Chittenden County Superior Court on January 23rd, 2020 at 0830 hours to answer to the aforementioned charge.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 01-23-2020 @ 0830 hours            

COURT: Chittenden

LODGED - LOCATION: N     

BAIL: N

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.

 

Trooper Nathaniel Quealy

Vermont State Police- Williston Barracks

2777 St. George Road

Williston VT, 05495

Nathaniel.Quealy@vermont.gov

W- 802-878-7111

C- 802-585-0782

 

New Haven Barracks / DUI# 3

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B503236                                                         

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Rob Helm

STATION: New Haven Barracks                                 

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 11/14/2019 at approximately 2113 hours

STREET: Plank Road

TOWN: Ferrisburgh

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Pea Ridge Rd

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry, Pavement

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jesse Beaver

AGE: 40     

SEAT BELT: N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bristol, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Malibu

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On November 14, 2019, at approximately 2113 hours, the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a one-car motor vehicle crash on Plank Road in the Town of Ferrisburgh. Upon arrival, the operator was identified as Jesse Beaver, 40, of Bristol, VT. Preliminary investigation indicated that Beaver was traveling west on Plank Road. Beaver then lost control of the motor vehicle and drove off the roadway into a ditch.

 

While speaking with Beaver, several signs of impairment were observed. Beaver was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing. At the conclusion of processing, Nickclaw was issued a citation to appear before the Addison Superior Court Criminal Division to answer the charge of Title 23 VSA 1201 "Operating under the influence of intoxicants or other substance." Beaver was later released to a responsible sober party.

  

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A          

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Addison Superior Court Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 9, 2019 at 1230 hours

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 


Shaftsbury Barracks/ Speed Enforcement / Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

SATURATION PATROL

 

On November 14-15th, 2019, from 2130 to 0100 hours, Troopers from the Shaftsbury Barracks conducted saturation patrols on US RT’s 279 and 7 in Bennington (VT).  The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive and speeding drivers, enforce motor vehicle laws, promote safe driving, and to apprehend impaired drivers.

 

Details:

  • Troopers involved: 3
  • Number of traffic stops: 21
  • Number of traffic tickets issued: 8
  • Number of written warning issued: 13
  • Arrest: 0
  • Highlights:
  • High visibility patrol primarily focused on speed enforcement.   
  • One (1) operator of a commercial motor vehicle (TT unit) was found to have an inaccurate log book and equipment violations.  Troopers subsequently grounded the vehicle and issued the operator multiple VCVC’s.

 

Sergeant Luke Hall

Patrol Commander

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Shaftsbury Barracks- Troop B

96 Airport Road,

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

 

Office: (802) 442-5421

Cell: (802)

Email: Lucas.Hall@Vermont.Gov

 

 

 

Middlesex Barracks/Criminal DLS

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A305509

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Mathew Nadeau                             

STATION: Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: (802)229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11/14/19 at 1833 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US RT 302, Orange, VT

VIOLATION: Criminal DLS

 

ACCUSED: John Gibson                                               

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Ryegate, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 11/14/19 at approximately 1833 hours Vermont State Police conducted a traffic

stop on a vehicle on US RT 302 in the town of Orange for a speeding violation.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as John Gibson of East Ryegate and

determined to have an operator's license that was under criminal suspension.

Gibson was taken into custody and transported to the Middlesex Barracks for

processing. Gibson was issued a citation to appear at the Orange Superior Court

Criminal Division on 12/18/19 to answer to the charge of Operating with a

Criminally Suspended License and released.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 12/18/19 at 0800 hours            

COURT: Orange Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: IMAGE 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.

 

Tpr. Mathew Nadeau

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Middlesex Barracks

1080 US Rt 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

P: (802)229-9191

F: (802)229-2648

 

Westminster Barracks / Possession of a Narcotic/Stimulant/Depressant

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 19B106555
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Kayla Healy                            
STATION: Westminster Barracks                    
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 11/14/2019 at approximately 2000 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: I-91 southbound near mile marker 25, Westminster
VIOLATION: Possession of a Narcotic/Stimulant/Depressant

ACCUSED: Joelle K Ryder                                              
AGE: 35
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Royalton, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 11/14/19, at approximately 2000 hours, Troopers with the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks conducted a traffic stop on I-91 south, near mile marker 25 in Westminster for speeding. During the course of the stop, consent to search the vehicle was obtained. Concealed inside a bag located underneath the driver's
seat were 3 Xanax 2mg pills. The operator, Joelle Ryder, 35, of South Royalton, VT was arrested for possession of a Narcotic/Stimulant/Depressant.  She was released with a citation to appear in court at a later date and time for the offense.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 12/31/2019 at 0800 hours            
COURT: Windham
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.


Trooper Kayla Healy

Vermont State Police - Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney, VT. 05346

(802) 722-4600 Ext. 4541

 


November 14, 2019

NEW HAVEN BARRACKS/ MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B503235

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt Stephanie Shaw

STATION: New Haven

CONTACT#: (802)388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 11/14/19, 2037 hours

STREET: US RT 7

TOWN: Leicester

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Steinburg Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Brenton Mackinnon

AGE: 41     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brandon VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Pontiac

VEHICLE MODEL: G6

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: TOTALED

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/14/19 at approximately 2037 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a reported one-car motor vehicle crash on US RT 7 in Leicester.

 

Initial investigation indicates that Brenton Mackinnon (OP#1) was

traveling south  in the southbound  lane. For an undetermined reason Mackinnon exited the proper lane of travel and further exited the western side of the roadway where Veh #1 struck a utility pole.  

 

Mackinnon was evaluated by rescue personnel and did not suffer injuries.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by members of Brandon Police Department, Rutland Regional, and  Brandon Fire Department. Green Mountain Power also responded to the scene.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: N

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A

 

 

 

Sergeant Stephanie Shaw

Vermont State Police

New Haven Barracks

P.O. Box 83
New Haven, VT, 05472
802-388-4919

 

Derby/DUI

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A504471

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Mikkola                            

STATION: Derby                    

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 11/14/2019 @ 2002 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Main Street, Orleans, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Gilbert Potter                                               

AGE: 54

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11/14/2019 at approximately 2002 hours, a trooper with

the Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Main Street in the Town of Orleans, VT

for a motor vehicle violation. The operator was identified to be Gilbert Potter. A

subsequent investigation revealed Potter was under the influence of alcohol and

was arrested for suspicion of DUI. Potter was transported to the Derby Barracks for

processing and was later released on a citation.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 11/26/2019 @  0830           

COURT: Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION: No     

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.

 

 

 

Trooper Joshua Mikkola

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, Vermont 05829

Joshua.Mikkola@Vermont.gov

802-334-8881

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Assault

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 19A406470

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Thompson                              

STATION: St. Johnsbury                      

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 11-14-19 / approximately 1530 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Industrial Parkway, Lyndon VT

VIOLATION: Assault

 

ACCUSED: Douglas Croteau                                             

AGE: 48

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barton VT

 

VICTIM: Robert Lepine

AGE: 65

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11-14-19, at approximately 1530 hours, Vermont State Police received a report of an assault at a business on Industrial Parkway, Lyndon VT. Investigation revealed Douglas Croteau had assaulted Robert Lepine. Croteau was arrested and released with a citation to appear at Superior Court of Vermont. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 01-20-20          

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: N    

BAIL: N

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

Derby Barracks/Violation of Conditions of Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:  19A504443

TROOPER:  Jeff Ferrier                                                  

STATION:  Derby                   

CONTACT#:  802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME:  11/12/19            1600 Hours

LOCATION:  Derby, VT

VIOLATION: Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED:  Stanley J Crowe                                                                                                         

AGE:  46

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Derby, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On the above listed date and time, State Police received information Stanley J Crowe had been violating his Conditions of Release by consuming and/or buying alcoholic beverages.  On 11/14/19, Crowe was located and subsequently arrested for violating his Conditions of Release.  Crowe was held at Northern State Correctional Facility on surety bond or cash in the amount of $2,500.


COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE:  11/15/19                  

COURT:  Orleans

MUG SHOT: Y



Trooper Jeff Ferrier
Vermont State Police
Troop A - Derby Barracks
35 Crawford Rd
Derby, VT 05829
Jeff.Ferrier@Vermont.gov
(802) 334-8881


St. Albans Barracks - Arrest on a warrant (x3) and DLS#5

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

              

CASE#: 19A205487

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Adam Lippa                            

STATION: St. Albans Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: Reported 11/14/19 at 4:00 pm

INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89NB Near MM 113

TOWN: St. Albans Town

VIOLATION: Arrest on a Warrant x3 and DLS#5 or more for DUI

 

ACCUSED: Dennis R. Mossey                                              

AGE: 46

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the above date and time VSP members conducted a traffic stop for an altered inspection sticker on I-89 NB in St. Albans Town, VT. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Dennis R. Mossey of Georgia, VT. Mossey had 3 active warrants for his arrest indicating original charges of Domestic Assault, Escape, and DLS. He was arrested without incident and brought to corrections. He was also issued a citation for DLS #5+ for DUI and a ticket for 23 VSA 203(a2), Altered Inspection Sticker, which has a waiver penalty of $299 and includes a 60-day license suspension.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 12/23/19 @ 1:00pm (for DLS charge)          

COURT: Franklin County

LODGED - LOCATION:  NWCF   

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.

 

Rutland Barracks - Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B404987   

TROOPER: Trooper Kipp Colburn

STATION: Rutland                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: November 5, 2019, at approximately 1300 hours.

STREET: Howard Hill Road

TOWN: Benson

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Mill Pond Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Overcast with intermittent light snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Elijah Springer

AGE:  18

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Benson, VT.

INJURIES: Possible neck injury

 

VEHICLE#1

PASSENGER: Kadin Bullock

AGE:  18

SEAT BELT? YES

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Benson, VT.

INJURIES: Cuts on hands.  

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2008

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Fit

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total Loss. Rollover.

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On November 5, 2019, at approximately 1300 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Rutland Barracks were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle with unknown injuries on Howard Hill Road in the town of Benson, Vermont. Upon arrival, both the operator and passenger were on scene and outside the vehicle, which was on its roof and blocking the southbound lane. Operator 1, identified as Elijah Springer (18), and his passenger, identified as Kadin Bullock (18), both advised they were traveling approximately 25 miles per hour and slid on the loose gravel along the edge of the road causing a loss of control.  Vehicle#1 went sideways and off the roadway which caused it to roll.  Both subjects involved sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  Fair Haven rescue treated and released on scene Bullock, and transported Springer to Rutland Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

 

Troopers were assisted by Benson Volunteer Fire Department and Fair Haven Rescue.

 

Springer was issued a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint for Operating Too Fast for highway conditions.

 

RE: Westminster Barracks Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- 11/13/2019

11/14/2019 1:50 PM update:

 

The victim has been identified as Adam M. Muchmore, age 35, of Walpole, NH. Mr. Muchmore was the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle.

 

Trooper Zachary Van Valkenburgh  

Vermont State Police

 

From: VanValkenburgh, Zachary
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 19:06
To: DPS - VSP Media <DPS.VSPMedia@list.vermont.gov>
Cc: VanValkenburgh, Zachary <Zachary.VanValkenburgh@vermont.gov>
Subject: Westminster Barracks Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash- 11/13/2019

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 19B106539                                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Z. Van Valkenburgh

STATION: Westminster Field Station                                       

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 11/13/2019, at approximately 1:27PM

STREET: Vermont Route 35

TOWN: Athens

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Between Sleepy Hollow Road and Vermont Route 121.

WEATHER: Sub freezing temperatures with no precipitation.       

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry, clear and free of any hazards.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: The Vermont State Police does not release the names of any deceased persons

until the next of kin has been notified. An updated news released will be

forthcoming once notification is made.

AGE: 35     

SEAT BELT? No

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Walpole, New Hampshire

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2020

VEHICLE MAKE: Freightliner

VEHICLE MODEL: Fuel body truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: totaled

INJURIES: Fatal

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2: None

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/13/2019, at approximately 1:27 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State

Police Westminster Field Station were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle

crash on VT-35 in the Town of Athens, near the intersection of VT-121.

 

Upon arrival, Troopers located a fuel delivery truck laying on the driver’s side

off the east edge of the roadway.

 

Subsequent investigation determined: 

Vehicle #1 (V1) was traveling southbound on VT-35 from the VT-121 interchange

when it left the west edge of the roadway, crossed back over the sound and northbound lanes and then struck a tree.

The operator (and sole occupant) of the vehicle was pronounced deceased on the scene.

 

The Vermont State Police was assisted by the, Saxtons River Fire Department, the

Bellows Falls Fire Department, the Westminster Fire Department, Golden Cross

Ambulance Service and Hillside Towing .

 

This crash is still under investigation, an updated news release will be issued.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: None

 

Trooper Zachary Van Valkenburgh

Vermont State Police

Troop B- Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, Vermont 05346

O: 802-722-4600

Zachary.VanValkenburgh@Vermont.Gov

 

Former St. Albans police officer cited on suspicion of simple assault


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 19B403518
TROOPER: Detective Sgt. Jamie Wright                                                        
STATION:  Shaftsbury                
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: March 15, 2019, at about 12:13 a.m.
LOCATION: St. Albans Police Department, 30 Lower Welden Street, St. Albans, VT
VIOLATION: Simple Assault

ACCUSED: Jason Lawton                                                                               
AGE: 31
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fletcher, VT

VICTIM:  Amy Connelly
AGE: 35
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate Center, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
Following an investigation by the Vermont State Police and an independent review by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, former St. Albans police officer Sgt. Jason Lawton has been cited into court on suspicion of simple assault arising from an incident at the police station earlier this year.

On Aug. 7, 2019, Vermont State Police investigators were notified of an incident in which Sgt. Lawton was reported to have assaulted Amy Connelly while she was in police custody on March 15, 2019.

The Vermont State Police conducted a lengthy investigation, with the cooperation of the St. Albans Police Department and in conjunction with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Through the investigation, state police learned that Sgt. Lawton had punched Connelly in the face while she was in handcuffs inside a holding cell at the St. Albans Police Department.  Connelly suffered injuries to her face and one of her eyes as a result of the blow.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, Jason Lawton was arrested, processed and released on a citation to appear at the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in St. Albans at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, to answer the charge of simple assault (13 VSA § 1023). Simple assault is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines.

The case is being prosecuted by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Questions regarding this case should be directed to them.

No further information is available at this time. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following arraignment.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019                            
COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, in St. Albans
LODGED: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y


Former St. Albans police officer cited on suspicion of simple assault

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 19B403518

TROOPER: Detective Sgt. Jamie Wright                                                        

STATION:  Shaftsbury                

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: March 15, 2019, at about 12:13 a.m.

LOCATION: St. Albans Police Department, 30 Lower Welden Street, St. Albans, VT

VIOLATION: Simple Assault

 

ACCUSED: Jason Lawton                                                                               

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fletcher, VT

 

VICTIM:  Amy Connelly

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate Center, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

Following an investigation by the Vermont State Police and an independent review by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, former St. Albans police officer Sgt. Jason Lawton has been cited into court on suspicion of simple assault arising from an incident at the police station earlier this year.

 

On Aug. 7, 2019, Vermont State Police investigators were notified of an incident in which Sgt. Lawton was reported to have assaulted Amy Connelly while she was in police custody on March 15, 2019.

 

The Vermont State Police conducted a lengthy investigation, with the cooperation of the St. Albans Police Department and in conjunction with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Through the investigation, state police learned that Sgt. Lawton had punched Connelly in the face while she was in handcuffs inside a holding cell at the St. Albans Police Department.  Connelly suffered injuries to her face and one of her eyes as a result of the blow.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, Jason Lawton was arrested, processed and released on a citation to appear at the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in St. Albans at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, to answer the charge of simple assault (13 VSA § 1023). Simple assault is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines.

 

The case is being prosecuted by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Questions regarding this case should be directed to them.

 

No further information is available at this time. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following arraignment.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019                            

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, in St. Albans

LODGED: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

Daily Incident Summary - November 14th, 2019




Williston Barracks / Burglary



VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 19A104963, 19A105231, 19A105311, 19A105322, 19A205456
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Tpr. Clay Knight                                
STATION: VSP Williston                    
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: 10/12, 10/29, 11/3, 11/3, 11/12
INCIDENT LOCATION: Convenience Stores throughout Lamoille and Franklin Counties. 
VIOLATION: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny

ACCUSED: Sonya Wood                                              
AGE: 29
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Johnson, VT

ACCUSED: Ryan Laflin
AGE: 33
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Eden, VT

VICTIM: Waterville Market, Cambridge Village Market, Eden General Store, Eden Mini Mart and Adams Quick Stop

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

During October and early November 2019 Vermont State Police responded to several burglaries of convenience stores in the Lamoille and Franklin County area.   Each of the burglaries occurred during the late night and early morning hours.   Each were committed via forced entry and each involved the theft of cigarettes and cash. 

On 11/13/2019 Vermont State Police arrested Sonya Wood and Ryan Laflin in connection with burglaries.   They were processed for the offenses of Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Grand Larceny and Petit Larceny at the State Police barracks in Williston.   

Wood and Laflin were issued citations to appear in VT Superior Court in Franklin and Lamoille Counties at the times and dates listed below.

Investigations are still active.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 11/23/2019           
COURT: Franklin Superior Court
COURT DATE/TIME: 1/8/2019
COURT: Lamoille Superior Court
LODGED - LOCATION: n/a    
BAIL: n/a
MUG SHOT: attached

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of
the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

Trooper Clay Knight
VSP - Williston
2777 St. George Road
Williston, VT 05495

PH # (802) 878 - 7111
Fax # (802) 878 - 2742