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September 22, 2018

Shaftsbury Barracks/DUI/***Update with mugshot***

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B303162

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Trooper Thomas Sandberg                          

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks               

CONTACT#: (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 09-22-18/01:14

INCIDENT LOCATION: Cider Mill Lane, Pownal, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED:  Joshua J. Zappone                                             

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the morning of 09/22/18, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury barracks and Deputies from the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department responded to a disturbance on Cider Mill Lane, located in the Town of Pownal. Investigation revealed Joshua J. Zappone (25) operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Zappone was arrested and transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. Zappone was issued a citation to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on October 10, 2018 at 08:15 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10-10-18/08:15        

COURT: Bennington

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.

 

 

Trooper Thomas Sandberg

Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury Barracks
96 Airport Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

thomas.sandberg@vermont.gov

 

Shaftsbury Barracks/DUI

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B303162

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Trooper Thomas Sandberg                          

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks               

CONTACT#: (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 09-22-18/01:14

INCIDENT LOCATION: Cider Mill Lane, Pownal, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED:  Joshua J. Zappone                                             

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the morning of 09/22/18, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury barracks and Deputies from the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department responded to a disturbance on Cider Mill Lane, located in the Town of Pownal. Investigation revealed Joshua J. Zappone (25) operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Zappone was arrested and transported to the Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. Zappone was issued a citation to appear in Bennington County Superior Court on October 10, 2018 at 08:15 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10-10-18/08:15        

COURT: Bennington

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.

 

 

Trooper Thomas Sandberg

Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury Barracks
96 Airport Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

thomas.sandberg@vermont.gov

 

WESTMINSTER BARRACKS / CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B105702                                                

TROOPER Gordon Winget

STATION: VSP Westminster                                           

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 9/20/2018 6:51 pm

STREET: I 91 Northbound

TOWN: Brattleboro

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 8/55

WEATHER: cloudy         

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Sandra Anschutz

AGE: 82    

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Impresa

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: minor foot pain

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: David Upton

AGE: 26    

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hinsdale, New Hampshire

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Fusion

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Rear bumper

INJURIES: None

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 09-20-18 at 6:51 pm Vehicle #1, a red Subaru Impresa operated by Sandra Anschutz 82, of Brattleboro was traveling north bound on I-91 at mile 8.50 when she crashed into the rear bumper of Vehicle #2, a 2010 ford fusion operated by David Upton 26, of Hinsdale, NH. Both operators were wearing seatbelts, no airbags were deployed. Operator #1 reported minor pain to her right foot, and Operator #2 sustained no injuries.

 

 

 

Trooper Gordon L. Winget IV 

Vermont State Police - Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

 

Royalton Barracks / DUI & Reckless Endangerment

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 18B204036
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Stacy Corliss                           
STATION: Royalton Barracks                      
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 09/21/2018 at 2145 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89 NB mm 5.5, Hartford, VT
VIOLATION: DUI#1, Reckless Endangerment

ACCUSED: Brett Christoffers                                               
AGE: 46
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sharon, VT

VICTIM: male juvenile
AGE: 10
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sharon, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On 09/21/2018 at approximately 2145 hours, Troopers conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle infraction on I-89 northbound at mm 5.5 in the Town of Hartford, VT (Windsor County).  Investigation revealed that Brett Christoffers, 46, was operating his 2012 Toyota Tacoma truck under the influence of alcohol.  Christoffers' 10 year old son was also in the vehicle at the time of this incident.  Troopers arrested Christoffers and processed him at Hartford Police Department.  He was released on a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division on 10/09/2018 at 0800 hours to answer to the above stated charges.  


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 10/09/2018 at 0800 hours             
COURT: Windsor
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: INCLUDED


Trooper Stacy Corliss
Vermont State Police 
B Troop - Royalton Barracks
2011 VT Route 107
Bethel, VT  05032
(802)234-9933
(802)234-6520 fax

September 21, 2018

Shaftsbury Barracks/MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B303156                                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Sandberg

STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks                                   

CONTACT#: (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 09-21-18/18:46 hours

STREET: US Route 7

TOWN: East Dorset

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: East Dorset General Store

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Pavement, dry, medium traffic

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE: Cadillac

VEHICLE MODEL: Escalade

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front End

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 09/21/18 at 18:46 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash into a utility pole across from the East Dorset General Store. Investigation revealed the vehicle, a black and silver Cadillac Escalade bearing New Jersey registration plates, crashed into the pole and left the scene at a high rate of speed. Vermont State Police are looking for assistance from the public in identifying the operator and the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to contact Trooper Thomas Sandberg of the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks at thomas.sandberg@vermont.gov. 

 

Trooper Thomas Sandberg

Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury Barracks
96 Airport Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262

thomas.sandberg@vermont.gov

 

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ATV DUI CRASH/TOWN OF SHAFTSBURY

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B303150                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Walker

STATION: Shaftsbury Field Station                            

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 09/20/18 @ 2320 hours

STREET: Murphy Hill Road

TOWN: Shaftsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Shaftsbury Hollow Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Warm, cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Joseph Spear

AGE: 36     

SEAT BELT? N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shaftsbury, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:

INJURIES: Cracked Ribs and minor cuts on face

HOSPITAL: Southwest Vermont Medical Center

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR:

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR:

VEHICLE MAKE:

VEHICLE MODEL:

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 09/20/18 at approximately 2320 hours Vermont State Police

were made aware of a person who had been admitted to the emergency department at

the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, as a result of an ATV crash. A trooper

arrived to interview Spear about the incident.

 

During the interview, it was suspected Spear may have been under the influence

of intoxicating liquor at the time of the crash. Spear was subsequently

processed for DUI. Criminal charges are pending upon the return of blood test

results for Spear.

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ______________ T23 VSA _______

LODGED - LOCATION:    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: to be determined  

 

 

 

*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 Justin Walker

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

 

New Haven/DLS

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 18B503011
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva                           
STATION: New Haven                     
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: September 21, 2018 at 1720 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 30, Sudbury, VT
VIOLATION: Driving while License Suspended 

ACCUSED: Cassandra Keyes                                              
AGE: 30
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sudbury, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 21, 2018 at approximately 1720 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks observed a green Subaru Outback travelling north on VT Route 30, in the area of Schoolhouse Road, in the Town of Sudbury. The vehicle displayed an expired inspection sticker in violation of Title 23 VSA 1222 (Inspection Required) and did not have a license plate on the front of the vehicle as required by Title 23 VSA 511 (Display of Plates). A motor vehicle stop was conducted on the vehicle for the above violations. The operator was identified as Cassandra Keyes (30) of Sudbury, VT. Investigation revealed that her privilege to operate a motor vehicle was under criminal suspension in the State of Vermont. Keyes was released on citation to appear at the Rutland County Superior Court on December 17, 2018 at 8:30 to answer to the charge of Driving While License Suspended. 


COURT ACTION: Yes 
COURT DATE/TIME: 12/17/18 at 0830 hours            
COURT: Rutland 
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.


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


St. Johnsbury/ Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18A405094                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: David Hastings

STATION: St. Johnsbury                

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 8-19-18

STREET: Route 2

TOWN: Concord

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Beach Road

ROAD CONDITIONS: Good

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Stephen Frost

AGE: 56

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Starksboro

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Kenworth

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: None

INJURIES: None

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time Vermont State Police were dispatched to a motor

vehicle crash on Route 2 in the town of Concord, Vermont. Investigation revealed

Frost (56) was towing a cement truck and while taking a corner, the cement

truck's back tire went flat. The flat tire caused the cement truck to break away

from the tow truck. The out of control cement truck crashed into a guardrail,

which caused the mixer portion of the cement truck to be ejected into a ditch.

No one was injured during this incident.

 

 

Rutland Barracks / DUI Drugs

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B404732

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Charles Gardner                               

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: September 21, 2018, at approximately 1215 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7 & 7B, Clarendon, Vermont

VIOLATION: DUI Drugs

 

ACCUSED: Matthew Travis

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On September 21, 2018, at approximately 1215 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks were notified of a motor vehicle complaint on US Route 7, near 7B, in Clarendon, Vermont.

During the course of investigation, Troopers identified the operator as Matthew Travis (32) of Bennington, Vermont. Travis showed signs of drug impairment and was screened for DUI. Travis was taken into custody and processed at the Rutland City Police Department for DUI Drugs. Travis was released on citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on December 17, 2018 at 8:30 AM.

The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene and during processing by the Rutland City Police Department.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 17, 2018, at 8:30 AM

           

*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.

 

VSP Middlesex / Burglary

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A304231

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trp. Richard Ostrout                           

STATION: VSP Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 09/21/18 @ 0939 hrs.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Waterbury-Stowe Rd.

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                            

VICTIM: The Green Mountain Club

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterbury, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 09/21/18, at approximately 0939 hours, the Vermont State Police received a

report of a burglary at the Green Mountain Club located on the Waterbury-Stowe

Rd., in the Town of Waterbury, VT.

 

Nine Stihl chainsaws and two Honda generators were stolen from the facility sometime between 2000 hrs, on 09/19/18 and 0800 hrs. on 09/20/18. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trp. Richard Ostrout with the Vermont State Police at 802-229-9191.  

 

 

 

Vermont State Police NEWS RELEASE - Sheldon, VT - Careless & Negligent Operation / Leaving Scene of Accident - Case#18A204703

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A204703

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal John Bruzzi                            

STATION: VSP - Saint Albans                   

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 09/21/2018

INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 105, Sheldon, VT

VIOLATION: Careless & Negligent Operation / Leaving Scene of Accident

 

ACCUSED: Paul Stanhope Jr.                                              

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Berkshire, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On September 21, 2018 at approximately 0818 hours, State Police were notified of a case where someone allegedly left the scene of a crash. It was later determined that there was a road-rage incident between Paul Stanhope Jr. (age 25) and Eric Martin (age 32) from Berkshire.

                During the conclusion of the incident, Stanhope attempted to go around Martin and struck his vehicle. He then left the scene and went home where he parked the vehicle inside a garage. The vehicle was located and Stanhope was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and careless and negligent operation. More charges may be pending, as the investigation is still ongoing.

                Stanhope was cited to appear in VT Superior Court to answer the above charges.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/29/18 @ 1300            

COURT: Franklin Superior

 

*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.

**update** Royalton Barracks / Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

**UPDATED PRESS RELEASE**

 

The two occupants have been identified and family has been notified. See below for the occupants information. Investigation is ongoing to identify which occupant was operating the vehicle at the time of the crash.

 

Jarell Washington

Age: 29

Seatbelt: Unknown

Residence: Burlington, VT

Injuries: Deceased as a result of the crash (an autopsy has been ordered through the Vermont ME’s office)

 

Saul Brown

Age: 36

Seatbelt: Unknown

Residence: Burlington, VT

Injuries: Transported to DHMC with life threatening injuries (any inquiries on the status and injuries are to be directed to DHMC)

 

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE
FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B204016   
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr.
Sean Collins
STATION:
Royalton
CONTACT#: 802-
234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: September 20, 2018 @ 1045 hrs
STREET:
I-91 Southbound
TOWN:
Hartford
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:
66
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry blacktop

 

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR:
Withheld pending family notification
AGE:    
SEAT BELT?
Unknown
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010
VEHICLE MAKE:
Kia
VEHICLE MODEL:
Forte
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:
totaled
INJURIES:
Fatality and serious injury
HOSPITAL:
DHMC

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 09/20/18, at approximately 1045 am, Troopers from the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on I-91 at MM 66 in Hartford, VT. Initial investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling south on 91. The vehicle traveled into the median and rolled over coming to rest on its roof. There were only 2 occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. One male occupant was ejected and died at the scene. The other male occupant was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for life threatening injuries. It is unknown at this time the status of his injuries. Neither occupants names are being released at this time awaiting notification to family members. Anyone that may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Barracks in Royalton (802-234-9933), Trooper Collins.

 

Preparedness Month Op-Ed by VEM Director Erica Bornemann

Below please find a short op-ed by VEM Director Erica Bornemann on Preparedness Month. The final week of Preparedness Month involves financial planning - which is a large part of this.

2018 Preparedness Month Op-Ed
Erica Bornemann, Director, Vermont Emergency Management
September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence was on the minds of east coast residents for several days as they waited for the inevitable, and is still on our minds as the long process of recovery begins in the Southeast.

Although we often have some advanced warning of a potential crisis, disasters do not always announce themselves ahead of time. That's why the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your property is to be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month, our annual push to remind everyone of the importance of planning for potential disasters.

The key to weathering any emergency is to plan. Have extra bottled water, flashlights, canned food and opener, over the counter and prescription medications, and other essentials in your home. Plan how you and your family will find each other during an emergency if you've been separated, know your evacuation route, where your local shelter is, and other steps that are listed at www.ready.gov.

However planning should not limited to making it through the first 48 hours.

When you are forced from your home during a storm or other disaster there is no guarantee you will be returning right away. Bring important financial papers if you evacuate, and determine if that should include your checkbook. Will you be able to use credit or debit cards after a disaster? It will be important have access to money as you will likely have to continue to pay your bills and cover the cost of food and shelter. For tips on how to plan for finances visit https://www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness.

Recovering from a disaster is also problematic if you do not plan.

For far too many people, disasters are life changing and last for years when homes are destroyed and there is no easy way back to normalcy. That's why we always encourage homeowners to look into flood insurance, even if you don't live in a traditional flood zone. More than a few homes were destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene because of their proximity to a stream that was overwhelmed and spilled its banks.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as little as one-inch of water can cause $25,000 worth of damage to your home. That's a hefty bill, and it will be worse if your home is inundated.

Look into flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program - www.floodsmart.gov.

We don't know when the next disaster will occur here, but we do know there will always be hazards that could and will impact Vermont. Don't wait until danger is imminent, make sure your family is ready by preparing now.

For more information visit:
www.vem.vermont.gov
www.ready.gov
www.floodsmart.gov

Erica Bornemann
Director
Vermont Emergency Management


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Aggravated Domestic Assault/Shaftsbury Barracks

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  18B302774

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Detective Trooper Benjamin Barton                       

   

STATION:  Shaftsbury                     

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:   08/20/18-2008 Hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town)  Shaftsbury, VT

VIOLATION:  Title 13 VSA 1043-First Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

 

ACCUSED:  Jeremy S. Sanderson                                             

AGE:  25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Shaftsbury, 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 08/20/18 the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury received a report about six (6) week old infant who had possible injuries.  The Vermont State Police along with Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) conducted a joint investigation into the incident.  Further medical testing was performed on the infant in the following weeks.  It was determined from the follow up medical testing the infant sustained a fractured clavicle and rib.

 

On 09/20/18 investigators spoke with Jeremy S. Sanderson and determined his prior actions with the infant resulted in the injuries.  The injuries were determined to be a result of overly aggressive care for the infant.  The injuries likely occurred around 08/20/18.  Sanderson was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police barracks in Shaftsbury where he was processed and released.  Sanderson was released on conditions of release.

 

COURT ACTION:  Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:  09/21/18-1230 Hours           

COURT:  Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit

LODGED:  No 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.

 

 

Detective Trooper Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police

Troop B-West

129 Elm Street

Bennington, VT 05201

Phone: (802) 442-5107

Fax: (802) 447-6975

Email: Benjamin.Barton@vermont.gov

 

 

 

Detective Trooper Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police

Troop B-West

129 Elm Street

Bennington, VT 05201

Phone: (802) 442-5107

Fax: (802) 447-6975

Email: Benjamin.Barton@vermont.gov

 

 

Bennington County Drug Arrests

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

 

PRESS RELEASE                                  

 

STATION:        HQ, Vermont Drug Task Force

                         

CONTACT:       Sgt. Jason Johnson

802-773-9101

                        Jason.Johnson@vermont.gov

 

DATE/TIME: September 13, 2018 & September 17, 2018

 

LOCATION: Bennington

 

ACCUSED: James E. O'Dell                                                    

AGE: 54

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont

VIOLATION: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and powder cocaine

Court Date: September 14, 2018 & September 18, 2018

 

ACCUSED: Robin S. Buell                                                       

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bennington, Vermont

VIOLATION: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and powder cocaine

Court Date: September 18, 2018 & September 19, 2018

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 13, 2018, the Vermont Drug Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested James E. O'Dell in Bennington, Vermont and executed a federal search warrant at his Bennington home.

 

O'Dell's arrest came after a drug investigation which began in 2017. During the investigation, O'Dell was identified as a significant source of cocaine in Bennington, Vermont. On four separate occasions, O'Dell delivered cocaine to Robin S. Buell who was selling the cocaine to a confidential informant during controlled buys under the supervision of the Vermont Drug Task Force.

 

During the execution of the federal search warrant at O'Dell's home, law enforcement seized approximately 360 grams of cocaine base and 386 grams of powder cocaine totaling approximately three quarters of a kilogram. Law enforcement also seized 4 lbs. 6.5 oz. of marijuana. The total approximate street value of the cocaine seized from O'Dell's residence is $74,600. A search of one of O'Dell's vehicles yielded a total of $24,961.00 in cash.

 

O'Dell was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility and later turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. O'Dell appeared in U.S. District Court in Burlington on September 14, 2018 to answer to the charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and conspiracy to distribute powder cocaine. O'Dell was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and scheduled to appear again on September 18, 2018. On September 18, 2018, O'Dell was released on pre-trial conditions that include, but are not limited to surrendering his passport, drug testing, and reporting regularly to pretrial services.

 

On September 17, 2018, Robin Buell was arrested at his home in Bennington by the Vermont State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Buell appeared in U.S. District Court in Burlington on September 18, 2018 and was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. On September 19, 2018, Buell was released on pretrial conditions that include, but are not limited to drug testing, and reporting regularly to pretrial services.

 

Members from the Vermont State Police Field Force in Shaftsbury, Bennington Police Department, and the Bennington County Sheriff's Department assisted with the arrests and execution of the federal search warrant. O'Dell and Buell are being prosecuted by the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.

 

 

 

Daily Incident Summary - September 21st, 2018

 

Shaftsbury Barracks/ Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On the evening of 9-20-18, Troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks conducted a saturation patrol in the towns of Readsboro, Woodford and Searsburg. The purpose of the saturation patrol was to focus on speed enforcement, distracted driving and the detection and apprehension of alcohol/drug impaired operators.

 

During the detail, Troopers initiated ten (10) traffic stops, issuing multiple tickets and warnings. One (1) operator was arrested for DUI.

 

The Vermont State Police would like to remind all motorists to avoid operating under the influence of alcohol/drugs and to always utilize a sober driver.

 

 

Sergeant Seth Loomis

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

“B” Troop – Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

 

PH: (802) 442-5421

FX: (802) 442- 3263

 

Email: seth.loomis@vermont.gov

 

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS / DUI # 2 Criminal Refusal

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#:18B303149

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas J Cervero                          

STATION:  Shaftsbury                   

CONTACT#: (802)4425421

 

DATE/TIME: 09/20/2018  -  2120 

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT RT 9 Searsburg, VT

VIOLATION: DUI # 2 / Criminal Refusal

 

ACCUSED: Warren N. Buchanan JR

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: New Ipswich, NH

 

On the evening of 09/20/2018, Troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle being operated by Warren N. Buchanan (30).  Investigation revealed that Buchanan had operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.   Subsequently, Buchanan was arrested and processed for DUI # 2 / Criminal Refusal.  Buchanan was issued a citation to appear in Bennington Superior Court, Criminal Division on Monday, October 8, 2018, at 0815 hours, to answer for the charge as mentioned above. 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 0815 AM          

COURT: Bennington

     

 

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.

 

September 20, 2018

St. Johnsbury/ two vehicle crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18A405099                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sean Pecuch

STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                                     

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 09/19/18  1945 hours

STREET: Hospital Drive & Memorial Drive

TOWN: St. Johnsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Graigory Farley

AGE:  16   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor damage front driver headlight

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Elaine Walker

AGE:  62   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ryegate, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2012

VEHICLE MAKE: Hyundai

VEHICLE MODEL: Sonata

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: damage to passenger rear tire

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the evening of 09/19/18 at approximately 1945 hours, Troopers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Memorial Drive. It was found that Vehicle 1 was traveling south on Memorial Drive and Vehicle 2 was traveling north on Memorial Drive. Both vehicle attempted to turn to head west on Hospital Drive. While simultaneously turning, vehicle 1 struck the back passenger side of vehicle 2. There were no injuries.

 

*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 Sean Pecuch

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

PH: 802-748-3111

FX: 802-748-1585

 

sean.pecuch@vermont.gov