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August 28, 2016

Fatal crash, I91, Weathersfield

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16D001384

TROOPER: Paul Dean                                     

STATION:  Westminster                 

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 8/28/16 at 09:33

LOCATION: I91, mile marker 49N, Weathersfield

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Alexander Romanow

AGE:  79   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brick, NJ

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

1 / Alexander Romanow / Brick, NJ / 79 / Unk / Deceased

1 / Jane Romanow / Brick, NJ / 75 / Y / Broken femur and chest injury

 

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center              

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 8/28/16 at 09:33 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a car that had

crashed in the median and was on fire on I91, at mile marker 49N, in

Weathersfield. Alexander Romanow had been traveling north in a 2006 Chevrolet

Tahoe. The Tahoe veered into the median and struck several trees and then caught

fire. Alexander was trapped in the drivers seat and could not get out.

Alexander's wife, Jane Romanow had suffered a broken femur but was able to get

out of the vehicle. Passerby's attempted to extricate Alexander but the fire was

too large and they could not get him out. Alexander was pronounced deceased at

the scene. Jane was transported by Golden Cross Ambulance to Valley Regional

Hospital in Claremont, NH and later transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical

Center. Agencies responding to the scene included Weathersfield Police, West

Weathersfield Fire, Ascutney Fire, Thetford fire, and the VT Agency of

Transportation. The passing lane of the highway was closed for 6 hours during

the crash investigation. Hillside Towing removed the vehicle. The investigation

is ongoing but it is believed that the cause of the crash was due to the

operator falling asleep.

 

Corporal  Paul Dean

1330 Westminster Heights Rd.

Putney, VT 05346

(802)722-4600

 

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Fatal crash, I91, Weathersfield

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16D001384

TROOPER: Paul Dean                                     

STATION:  Westminster                 

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 8/28/16 at 09:33

LOCATION: I91, mile marker 49N, Weathersfield

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Alexander Romanow

AGE:  79   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brick, NJ

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

1 / Alexander Romanow / Brick, NJ / 79 / Unk / Deceased

1 / Jane Romanow / Brick, NJ / 75 / Y / Broken femur and chest injury

 

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center              

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 8/28/16 at 09:33 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a car that had

crashed in the median and was on fire on I91, at mile marker 49N, in

Weathersfield. Alexander Romanow had been traveling north in a 2006 Chevrolet

Tahoe. The Tahoe veered into the median and struck several trees and then caught

fire. Alexander was trapped in the drivers seat and could not get out.

Alexander's wife, Jane Romanow had suffered a broken femur but was able to get

out of the vehicle. Passerby's attempted to extricate Alexander but the fire was

too large and they could not get him out. Alexander was pronounced deceased at

the scene. Jane was transported by Golden Cross Ambulance to Valley Regional

Hospital in Claremont, NH and later transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical

Center. Agencies responding to the scene included Weathersfield Police, West

Weathersfield Fire, Ascutney Fire, Thetford fire, and the VT Agency of

Transportation. The passing lane of the highway was closed for 6 hours during

the crash investigation. Hillside Towing removed the vehicle. The investigation

is ongoing but it is believed that the cause of the crash was due to the

operator falling asleep.

 

Corporal  Paul Dean

1330 Westminster Heights Rd.

Putney, VT 05346

(802)722-4600

 

PRESS RELEASE-#16B103292-BURGLARY/TRESPASS

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B103292

TROOPER: Shaffer                                          

STATION: VSP-ST. J             

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 08/27/2016 @ 0700

LOCATION: Crepeault Hill Road, St. Johnsbury

VIOLATION: Burglary, Unlawful Trespass

 

ACCUSED: Kim Bedor and Megan Wilcox                                                                              

AGE: 48 and 19

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

VICTIM: Bedor and Wilcox

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: 

State Police responded to a report of a burglary on Crepeault Hill Road in St. Johnsbury on 08/27/16 at approximately 0800 hours. Megan Wilcox reported her apartment had been broken into the night before and three kittens had been stolen. Investigation revealed the landlord, Kim Bedor, forcefully entered the apartment through a window and took the three kittens along with cat food. She then concealed the kittens inside her residence which was upstairs.

Upon learning the location of the kittens, Wilcox confronted Bedor about the stolen kittens. During this confrontation, Wilcox entered the apartment and remained there after being told by Bedor to leave.  Bedor was issued a citation to burglary while Wilcox was issued a citation for unlawful trespass into an occupied dwelling. The kittens: Hazen, Paisley, and Sylvester were returned to Wilcox.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

MUG SHOT: Y

 

Trooper David Shaffer

Vermont State Police- St. Johnsbury

802-748-3111

802-748-1585 (Fax)

Please note new email address (eff. 07/27/15) David.Shaffer@Vermont.Gov

 

Press Release Crash / VSP Westminster / 16D001381 / Town of Dummerston

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

                                                                                                           

CASE#: 16D001381

TROOPER: Sgt. Buckley                                               

STATION: VSP Westminster              

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/28/2016 at approximately 0430 hours

LOCATION: Route 30, approximately .9 miles south of Depot Road, Dummerston, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Julia L. Miramontes

AGE: 22     
SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2000 Subaru Legacy

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Substantial damage to the passenger side front quarter panel, the entire passenger side of the vehicle and both passenger side tires and rims.

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

No reported injuries

HOSPITAL: N/A                 

WEATHER: Cloudy           

ROAD COND: Dry pavement

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 08/28/16 at approximately 0743 hours, VSP Westminster received a report of a single vehicle crash on Route 30 in Dummerston. Troopers responded to the scene. During the investigation into this crash, it was determined that at approximately 0430 hours, Miramontes was traveling northbound on Route 30 in Dummerston just north of the Maple Valley Ski Area at approximately 50-55 miles per hour. As Miramontes continued northbound into a sweeping curve to the left, she momentarily took her eyes off the roadway to look down at the radio to see what time it was. Miramontes reported that when she glanced back to the roadway, she was hitting the guardrail. Miramontes advised that she did not have cell signal and walked home after the crash.  Miramontes was not injured in this crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene by A’s Towing.

 

 

COURT ACTION: No

COURT DATE: N/A           

COURT: N/A

LODGED LOCATION: N/A              

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

 

 

 

Vermont State Police - Press Release - Criminal DLS - Saint Albans Barracks - Case#16A204328

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE   - CRIMINAL DLS

               

CASE#: 16A204328

TROOPER: Bruzzi                                              

STATION: VSP-Saint Albans                    

CONTACT#: 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 8/27/2016

LOCATION: Bushey Rd, Swanton, VT

VIOLATION: Criminal DLS

 

ACCUSED: Justin Franks                                                                

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sheldon, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On August 27, 2016 at approximately 1810 hours, State Police pulled over a vehicle that was observed traveling on Bushey Rd in the town of Swanton without an inspection sticker. Upon stopping the vehicle, the operator was identified as Justin Franks (age 30) who advised he did not have a license. A check with DMV showed that his license was criminally suspended from a DUI charge. The vehicle he was traveling in was also not registered or insured.

                The vehicle was towed from the scene, and Franks was taken into custody for the above offense. He was later released on a citation to appear in VT Superior Court to answer to the charge of driving under criminal suspension.

                No further action at this time.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 9/26/2016                               

COURT: Franklin

MUG SHOT: N

Press Release Incident 16A204331

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

           

CASE#: 16A204331

TROOPER: Conte                                         

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 08/27/2016, 10:15 PM

LOCATION: Route 7, Georgia

 

 

VICTIM: Maurice Baker

AGE: 78

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

            On August 27th 2016, at approximately 10:15 PM, the Vermont State Police received a report of two missing dogs. The owner, Maurice Baker, had returned home to find the two dogs missing that evening. These dogs were last seen at their home along Route 7 in Georgia near the Milton town line. One was identified as a brown and white Boxer wearing a red collar with a heart shaped white mark on the forehead, and the other as a brown and white Boston Terrier. Anyone who sees these dogs or has any further information regarding their whereabouts should contact Trooper Conte at the St. Albans State Police Barracks at 802-524-5993. 

 

 

 

 

August 27, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A204329

TROOPER: Hunt                                               

STATION: St. Albans                      

CONTACT#: 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 08-27-16 / 1848 hrs

LOCATION: Interstate 89 (northbound), Mile Marker 109, Georgia

VIOLATION ACCUSED #1: Careless & Negligent Operation / DUI

VIOLATION ACCUSED #2: Arrest on a Warrant x2 (Escape & Driving License Suspended) & Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED #1: William Smith                                                                                                        

AGE:      46

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Swanton, VT

 

ACCUSED #2: Amanda Mayo

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Enosburg, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08-27-16, at approximately 1848 hours, State Police initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 89, near mile marker 109, Georgia for a speeding violation.  The vehicle was operating at a speed of 96 MPH in a posted 65 MPH Zone. As a result of the stop the operator was identified as William Smith whose license was civilly suspended in the State of Vermont.  Smith was subsequently taken into custody for Careless & Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated having a preliminary breath test of .103%.  Smith was issued a citation to appear in the Franklin County Court on 09-06-16 for DWI and Careless & Negligent Operation.

 

A passenger in the vehicle was identified as Amanda Mayo.  Mayo had two active arrest warrants for her arrest.  One was for Escape and the second was for Driving While License Suspended.  Additionally Mayo was issued a citation to appear in the Franklin County Court for Violation of Conditions of Release on 10-10-16 as she consumed alcohol. Mayo was lodged at the Chittenden Correctional Center on her warrants.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 09-06-16 Accused # 1         10-10-16 Accused # 2                     

COURT: Franklin

LODGED – LOCATION:   

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

Drugs found at Norton Border Crossing

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B203238

TROOPER: Lynch                              

STATION: Derby

CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 08/26/2016, 1200 hours

LOCATION: Norton, VT Port of Entry

VIOLATION: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana - Civil

 

ACCUSED: Chantal Tossel            

AGE: 57

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sherbrooke, QC

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/26/2016 at approximately 1200 hours, troopers responded to the Norton POE for a report of drugs found in the vehicle of a Quebec resident attempting to enter the US.

Border Protection Officers reported that during a search of Chantal Tossel’s vehicle, they had discovered suspected regulated drugs.  Investigation revealed that the substances were suspected to be methamphetamine and marijuana.

Tossel was processed at USCBP – Norton Station and released with a citation to appear for the offense of possession of methamphetamine – under 2.5g.  Tossel was also issued a civil violation for possession of marijuana.

 

COURT ACTION: Cited/Released

COURT DATE: 10/18/2016                            

COURT: Essex

MUG SHOT: N

Vermont State Police/Press Release/16B103295/Arrest on Warrant

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B103295

TROOPER: Schlesinger                                                  

STATION:  VSP-St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 8/27/16 / 0858 hours

LOCATION: 45 Jills Hill, Wheelock, VT

VIOLATION: Warrant

 

ACCUSED: Melinda Mitchell                                                                       

AGE: 26 years

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 8/27/16 at approximately 0858 hours Troopers and CALEX Ambulance were dispatched to 45 Jills Hill Road in Wheelock for the report of a potential heroin overdose. CALEX transported a 35 year old female to NVRH, she was listed in stable condition. During the investigation Troopers learned that Mitchell had a warrant for her arrest. Troopers took her into custody and lodged her at North East Correctional Facility for lack of bail.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 8/29/16                   

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED – LOCATION: Y

BAIL: $2500

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

Trooper Jason Schlesinger and K-9 Arrow

Vermont State Police

1068 US Route 5, Suite 1

St Johnsbury, VT 05819

(802) 748-3111

 

Press Release / Vermont State Police / Theft of Automobile / 16B103294

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B103294

TROOPER: Ostrout                                          

STATION: VSP Bradford Outpost                   

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 08/27/16 @ 0818 hrs.

LOCATION: VT Rte. 113 West Fairlee, VT

VIOLATION: Theft of Automobile

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                                                     

VICTIM: Jasmine Lefebvre / Jesse Pease

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Fairlee, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08/27/16, at 0818 hours, Jasmine Lefebvre of VT Rte. 113 West Fairlee, VT,

called the Vermont State Police to report her vehicle had been stolen sometime

between 2130 hours on 08/26/16 and 0818 hours on 08/27/16.

 

A short time later the Vermont State Police received a report of an unoccupied

vehicle on its side in a ditch on Middlebrook Rd. in West Fairlee.

Subsequently, it was Lefebvre's vehicle that was involved in the collision and

removed by Ward's Garage. Investigation is ongoing.

 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trp. Ostrout with the Vermont State Police at 802-222-4680.

 

 

DLS

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
CASE#: 16D303371
TROOPER: Martin
STATION: Royalton                     
CONTACT#: 234-9933

DATE/TIME: 8/27/2016
LOCATION: Rice Road, Hartland Vermont
VIOLATION: Driving With a Suspended License 

ACCUSED: Joseph Hamel
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Windsor, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On Saturday August 27, 2016 at approximately 0842 hours, Vermont State Police stopped Joseph Hamel on Rice road in Hartland. Hamel was operating a 2009 Chevy Truck and found to have a criminally suspended Vermont drivers license from a conviction of DUI. Hamel was issued a criminal citation ordering him to appear in the Superior Court of Vermont Criminal Division, Windsor County on September 27, 2016 at 0800 am hours.

Sobriety and safety checkpoints

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

           

TROOPER:  Sgt. Paul Ravelin                                   

STATION: Williston                   

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

Chittenden/ Lamoille County Checkpoints

 

 

During the period of August 29th-Septemper 4th, Vermont State Police from the Williston and Lamoille Barracks’ will be conducting safety and/or sobriety checkpoints within Chittenden and Lamoille Counties. Efforts will be focused on motor vehicle safety violations and impaired drivers on our highways.

 

 

 

 

Sgt. Paul Ravelin

Vermont State Police

2777 St. George Rd.

Williston, VT.  05495

(W)802-878-7111

(F)802-878-2742

Paul.Ravelin@vermont.gov

 

Sgt. Paul Ravelin

Vermont State Police

2777 St. George Rd.

Williston, VT.  05495

(W)802-878-7111

(F)802-878-2742

Paul.Ravelin@vermont.gov

 

Press Release / VSP-Rutland / MV Crash w/ Injuries / Killington, VT / 16C104708 / August 27, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C104708

TROOPER: Armstrong                                                          

STATION: Rutland                 

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: August 27, 2016 at approximately 0259 hours

LOCATION: US Route 4 and Mission Farm Road, Killington

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Amin J. James

AGE: 36    

SEAT BELT? No 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartland, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2003 Honda CRV

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total loss, including major front end damage

INJURIES: Multiple injuries to torso, extremities, possible head injury

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center                

 

PASSENGER: Paul A. Pasley

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Woodstock, VT

INJURIES: Multiple injuries to torso, extremities

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: John Warner

AGE: 62

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Tuftonboro, NH

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Volvo station wagon

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total loss, including major front end damage

INJURIES: Minor scrapes/bruising, not transported to hospital

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

WEATHER: Cloudy, temperature approximately 58 degrees (F)

ROAD COND: Clear, dry, scarified pavement in construction zone

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 27, 2016 at approximately 0259 hours Troopers from the Vermont State Police-Rutland Barracks, the Killington Police Department, Killington Fire Department and Regional Ambulance Service responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries on US Route 4 near the intersection of Mission Farm Road in the Town of Killington.

 

Preliminary investigation revealed Operator #1 (Amin J. James) was traveling eastbound on US Route 4 in the Town of Killington driving a 2003 Honda CRV. Operator #2 (John Warner) was traveling westbound in the same area, operating a 2013 Volvo Station Wagon. Operator #1 traveled left of center into the westbound lane and into Operator #2’s path of travel. Operator #2 attempted to avoid the collision but was unable to move his vehicle in time. Both vehicles impacted each other in the westbound travel lane. The crash caused extensive damage to both vehicles.

 

Operator #1 and the passenger in vehicle #1 were unrestrained during the crash and sustained significant injuries. Both front airbags deployed. Operator #2 was property restrained in his vehicle and numerous airbags in his vehicle deployed. Operator #2 received only minor injuries.

 

Operator #1 and the passenger were both transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center by Regional Ambulance Service. Operator #2 was not transported by EMS from the scene.

 

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Trooper Kaitlyn Armstrong at the Rutland Barracks, 802-773-9101.

 

East Creek Motors and Executive Towing removed the vehicles from the roadway. At this time the investigation is continuing.

 

COURT ACTION: Pending further investigation.

 

 

16B103290

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:16B103290

TROOPER:Ross                                                 

STATION:St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME:Early morning of 8-27-2016

LOCATION: Depot Street, Lyndonville

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Isabella Cogliano                                                                                        

AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the early morning August 27, 2016 Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle being operated by Cogliano for moving violations on

Depot Street at the intersection of Broad Street in the town of Lyndonville, VT. Investigation revealed that Cogliano was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Cogliano refused to provide a preliminary sample of her breath roadside. Cogliano was taken into custody and processed for DUI.

Cogliano was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia Criminal Court on September 12, 2016. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 9-12-2016               

COURT:Caledonia

MUG SHOT: Y

MUG SHOT: Y

                                                                                           

VSP Press Release: Single Vehicle Crash on August 25th, 2016, in the town of Newark, VT.

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B103254

TROOPER: Pecuch                                                           

STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                      

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 08-25-16/ 2100 hours

LOCATION: 1420 Island Pond Road, Newark, VT.

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Alexandra Fournier

AGE: 24    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, Vermont

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Heavy Front End Damage

 

 

 

INJURIES: None reported

               

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD COND: Dry Pavement

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the evening of 8-25-16, Fournier was traveling south on Island Pond Road, in the Town of Newark, Vermont. Fournier was traveling the posted speed limit of 50 mph when she struck a moose that was standing in her lane of travel. Founier was able to apply the brakes, however, she struck the moose with the front end of her vehicle. There were no injuries reported, Fournier was the only one in the vehicle at the time of the crash and was wearing her seatbelt. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage. Damage was heavy to the front of the vehicle, with minor damage to the roof and sides of the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

Trooper Sean Pecuch

Vermont State Police

“B” 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

 

VSP Press Release: DUI on August 27th, 2016 in Lyndon, VT.

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16B103291

TROOPER: Pecuch                                                           

STATION: VSP - St. Johnsbury                      

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 08-27-16/ 0100 hrs.

LOCATION: 242 Gilman Road, Lyndon, VT.

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Valerie Gilmore                                                                          

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, Vermont

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the early morning of 8-27-16, State Police were conducting patrol on Vermont

Route 122 in the town of Lyndon, VT. State Police initiated a traffic stop on

Gilmore for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed Gilmore to be

driving under the influence of alcohol. Gilmore  agreed to provide a preliminary

sample of her breath roadside. The results of the Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)

revealed a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC) of .134%. Gilmore was taken into

custody and processed at for DUI. Gilmore was issued a citation for DUI and

released.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 09-12-16                 

COURT: Caledonia Criminal Court

MUG SHOT: Y

 

Trooper Sean Pecuch

Vermont State Police

“B” 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

 

Press Release/ VT State Police/ Crash/ 16B303250

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B103250

TROOPER: J. Lewis                                                          

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 8/25/16

LOCATION: Mile Marker 112, Ryegate

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Raleigh Leduc

AGE: 20     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Endicott, NY

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2009 Pontiac Vibe

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total Damage

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Daniel Langelier                                                      

AGE: 37     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Prosper Beauce, QC

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2014 Freightliner and 48’ Manac trailer

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: minor damage to rear bumper of trailer

 

INJURIES

None

 

 

HOSPITAL: N/A                

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD COND: Good

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On August 27th 2016 at approximately 1842 hours, Troopers with

the Vermont State Police responded to a two vehicle crash On I-91 South near

Mile Marker 112. Troopers investigation revealed that Raleigh Leduc was

traveling south on I91 when he fell asleep and stuck the back of a tractor

trailer unit which was also traveling south on I-91. After striking the back of

the tractor trailer Raleigh exited his vehicle. Raleigh reported his vehicle popped

out of gear and traveled backwards into the median on the east side of the roadway

before striking a tree. Raleigh's vehicle sustained total damage as a result of

the crash.

 

 

COURT ACTION: N

 

Press Release/ VT State Police/ Crash/ 16B103234

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16B103234

TROOPER: Lewis                                                              

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 8/24/2016

LOCATION: Miller Pond Road, Vershire

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Bonnie Bergeron

AGE: 46     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Strafford, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Honda CRV

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Total Damage

 

INJURIES

V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY

Bergeron was transported to DHMC for precautionary reasons no major injuries

were reported.

 

HOSPITAL: DHMC                            

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD COND: Good

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On August 24th 2016 at approximately 1656 hours Troopers with

the VT State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Miller Pond Road in

Vershire. Troopers investigation revealed that Bonnie Bergeron was traveling

south on Miller Pond Road when she suffered from a medical event and her vehicle

traveled off the roadway and into a ditch before it struck a tree and overturned

onto its drivers side. Bergeron's vehicle sustained total damage as a result of

the crash.

 

 

COURT ACTION: N

Press Release - Motor Vehicle Crash on August 26, 2016 in Panton

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16C202827 / 16VG01224

TROOPER: C. Hein / Chief G. Merkel                                                       

STATION: New Haven Field Station / Vergennes Police Department                     

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919 / 802-877-2201

 

DATE/TIME: August 26, 2016 / 1930 hours

LOCATION: Arnold Bay Road, Panton

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Edward Davis           

AGE: 43    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Schenectady, NY

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: Honda Fit

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Extensive damage to the front end of the vehicle on the passenger and driver side.

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Hans Vorsteveld                                                     

AGE: 53     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vergennes, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: Honda Civic

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Extensive damage to the front end and entire length of the passenger side of the vehicle.

 

INJURIES

V #2 / Hans Vorsteveld / Vergennes, VT / 53 / SEAT BELT Y / NATURE OF INJURY Broken wrist

 

 

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Health Center                              

WEATHER: Clear and during the dark hours         

ROAD COND: Dry blacktop surface

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On August 27, 2016 at approximately 1930 hours Troopers and Officers from the Vergennes Police Department responded to Arnold Bay Road in Panton for the report of a head on vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival it was determined that the operator who was found to be at fault, Edward Davis was intoxicated.

 

Davis consented to a series of tests and voluntarily submitted to a preliminary breath test (PBT) at which point he blew a .120 % BAC. Davis was transported to the Vergennes Police Department to be processed for Driving Under the Influence. After being processed Davis was transported to Chittenden County Correctional Center where he is being held until arraignment.

 

The operator of the second vehicle, Hans Vorsteveld suffered minor injuries as a result of the motor vehicle crash and was transported to The University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: September 12, 2016                          

COURT: Addison Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: CCCC        

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

 

 

 

Trooper Christopher Hein

New Haven Barracks, C Troop

Vermont State Police

802-388-4919  x2768

Christopher.hein@vermont.gov