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February 23, 2017

17A400937

 

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17A400937

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper David Hastings                             

STATION: St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-748-23111

 

DATE/TIME:1/19/2017

LOCATION: ( 46 Main Street Lyndon, VT)

VIOLATION: Simple Assault

 

ACCUSED: Dylan j Brink (20), Timothy Williams (19), Jack F Williams (59)                                              

AGE: 20,19,59

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, Vermont

 

VICTIM: Sierra Dwinell (18), Angle Eastman (20)

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the Monday of February 19th 2017, The Vermont State Police were dispatched to a

Fight in progress at 46 Main Street in Lyndon Vermont. When the State Police arrived,

they witnessed Angle Eastman (20), Serria Dwinell (18), Dylan J Brink, (20), Timothy

Williams (19),and Jack F Williams (59) arguing in the apartment.

 

Subsequent investigation revealed that all three men were under the influence of

alcohol. Brinks and T Williams were issued diversion paperwork. J Williams sustained

substantial facial injuries and was taken by paramedics to the hospital. The State police

cited Brinks, T. Williams, and J. Williams with simple assault. They are to appear

at Caledonia court on 4/3/17.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 4/3/17           

COURT: Caledonia

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.

 

February 22, 2017

Re: Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ 17B400964/ Domestic Assault/ 02-16-2017/ Proctor

Correction*

Location: Proctor

 

From: Hall, Jonathan
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:11 PM
To: 'VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us' <VSPMedia@Listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Cc: B4TROOP@LISTSERV.DPS.STATE.VT.US
Subject: Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ 17B400964/ Domestic Assault/ 02-16-2017/ Proctor

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B400964

TROOPER: Hall                                                                   

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: February 16, 2017 at approximately 0251 hours

LOCATION: Proctor

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault (Title 13 VSA 1042), Interference with access to emergency services (Title 13 VSA 1031)

 

ACCUSED: Chase B. Siliski

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont

 

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

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 16, 2017 at approximately 0251 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police -Rutland Barracks responded to a report of a family fight in Proctor, Vermont. Investigation revealed that during this incident, Chase B. Siliski caused bodily injury to a family or household member, and also interfered with contacting emergency services. Siliski fled the scene prior to Troopers arrival.

 

Siliski was located by the Rutland City Police Department on February 22, 2017.

 

Siliski was processed at the Rutland City Police Department and was later transferred into the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 1230 hours.

 

 

LODGED: Yes

BAIL: $20,000.00

MUG SHOT: NO

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: February 22, 2017 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.

 

Press Release - 17B200823 - Unlawful Trespass - Randolph

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B200823

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Knapp                        

STATION: Royalton Barracks

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 02/22/17 / 1652 hours

LOCATION: Vermont Technical College, Randolph

VIOLATION: Unlawful Trespass

 

ACCUSED: David Paul

AGE: 59

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Randolph, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Vermont State Police in Royalton were contacted by

Vermont Technical College (VTC) Security regarding a subject that was

trespassing on campus property. VTC Security Officers advised that David Paul

had received a notice against trespass and was not permitted to be on VTC

property. Paul was located a short time later and was cited to appear in court

on April 12th, 2017 at 0800 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 04/12/17       

COURT: Orange

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

PBT: N/A

 

 

 

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

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

 

Trooper Kelsey Knapp

Vermont State Police - Royalton

2011 VT RT 107

Bethel, Vermont 05032

802-234-9933

 

e-mail: kelsey.knapp@vermont.gov

 

Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ 17B400964/ Domestic Assault/ 02-16-2017/ Proctor

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B400964

TROOPER: Hall                                                                   

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: February 16, 2017 at approximately 0251 hours

LOCATION: Tinmouth

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault (Title 13 VSA 1042), Interference with access to emergency services (Title 13 VSA 1031)

 

ACCUSED: Chase B. Siliski

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, Vermont

 

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

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 16, 2017 at approximately 0251 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police -Rutland Barracks responded to a report of a family fight in Proctor, Vermont. Investigation revealed that during this incident, Chase B. Siliski caused bodily injury to a family or household member, and also interfered with contacting emergency services. Siliski fled the scene prior to Troopers arrival.

 

Siliski was located by the Rutland City Police Department on February 22, 2017.

 

Siliski was processed at the Rutland City Police Department and was later transferred into the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 1230 hours.

 

 

LODGED: Yes

BAIL: $20,000.00

MUG SHOT: NO

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: February 22, 2017 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.

 

Press Release / 17B101066 / Petit Larceny

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B101066

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sean Reilly                             

STATION: Westminster                    

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: February 22, 2017, at approximately 8:06 P.M.

LOCATION: Westminster, Vermont

VIOLATION: Petit Larceny

 

ACCUSED: Alexander Kelley                                                

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Westminster, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On February 22, 2017, at approximately 8:06 P.M., the Vermont State Police responded to a location in Westminster, Vermont for a report of a theft. Investigation revealed that Alexander Kelley stole approximately $100 worth of items from the victim. Kelley was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: April 11, 2017            

COURT: Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

PBT: N/A

 

 

 

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

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

 

Tpr. Sean Reilly

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Rd

Putney VT 05346

Phone: (802)722-4600

Fax: (802)722-4691

Sean.reilly@vermont.gov

 

Press Release / 17B101064 / Possession of a Regulated Drug

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B101064

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sean Reilly                             

STATION: Westminster                    

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: February 22, 2017, at approximately 6:34 P.M.

LOCATION: Interstate 91 south in the Town of Rockingham

VIOLATION: Possession of a Regulated Drug

 

ACCUSED: Conner Brennan                                                

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Durham, Connecticut

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On February 22, 2017, at approximately 6:34 P.M., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 south in the Town of Rockingham. Investigation revealed that the operator, Conner Brennan, was in possession of a regulated drug at the time of the stop. Brennan was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: April 11, 2017            

COURT: Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

PBT: N/A

 

 

 

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

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

 

Tpr. Sean Reilly

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Rd

Putney VT 05346

Phone: (802)722-4600

Fax: (802)722-4691

Sean.reilly@vermont.gov

 

FW:

 

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 16A200934

TROOPER: Hunt                                                

STATION: St. Albans                            

CONTACT#: 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 02-22-17 / 1646 Hours

LOCATION: Interstate 89, mile marker 103.2 Milton (Southbound)

VIOLATION: Driving License Suspended & Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Brian Corwell                                                                               

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bakersfield, 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 02-22-17, at approximately 1646 hours, State Police initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle on Interstate 89, near mile marker 103.2, Milton (Southbound).  The operator was identified as Brian Corwell.  It was learned that Corwell’s license was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont.  Additionally, Corwell has Conditions of Release from a prior court case not allowing him to operate a motor vehicle unless he has a valid license.  Corwell was taken into custody and later released on a citation to appear in the Chittenden County Court on April 25th, 2017 for Driving License Suspended and Violation of Conditions of Release.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 04-25-17                  

COURT: Chittenden

LODGED – LOCATION:   

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

VSP St. Johnsbury Press Release: Arrest on Warrants

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT

VSP Press Release-Incident

       

CASE#: 17A400990

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Casey Ross                         

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                  

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: Afternoon 2/22/2017

LOCATION: VT. Rt. 114

VIOLATION: Arrest on Warrants

 

ACCUSED: Tiffany Simmard                                             

AGE:28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Haven, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

In the afternoon of February 22, 2017, Vermont State Police responded to an incident  at a residence located in East Haven, on VT Rt. 114. Investigation revealed that a resident at the address, Tiffany Simmard, had two warrants for her arrest. The warrants were for failure to appear, and return on mittimus. Simmard was taken into custody, processed at the Vermont State Police Barracks in St. Johnsbury, and transferred to the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes           

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: Northeast Regional Correctional Facility     

BAIL: $150.00 for Failure to Appear

MUG SHOT:  Attached

PBT: NOT CONDUCTED

 

*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 Casey Ross

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

PH: (802) 748-3111

FX: (802) 748-1585

 

Email: casey.ross@vermont.gov

 

Press Release / VSP -Shaftsbury / DUI Arrest / Dorset, VT / February 22, 2017 / 17B300591

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B300591

TROOPER: Sholtes                                                                          

STATION: Shaftsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: February 22, 2017 at approximately 1244 hours

LOCATION: US Route 7; Dorset, VT

VIOLATION: DUI #1 (Title 23 VSA 1201)

 

ACCUSED: Anne Maclaurin

AGE: 64

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 22nd, 2017 at approximately 1244 hours, Vermont State Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The operator was identified as Anne Maclaurin (age 64) of Manchester, Vermont. Maclaurin displayed signs of impairment throughout the course of the motor vehicle stop. Maclaurin refused to provide a preliminary breath sample and was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Shaftsbury, where she was processed for suspicion of DUI. Maclaurin was later released on citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later time and date.

 

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division –Bennington, VT

COURT DATE/TIME: March 13th, 2017 at 0830 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.

HOMICIDE ARREST - 12/11/16 MOUNT TABOR DEATH INVESTIGATION

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

HOMICIDE ARREST– 12/11/16 MOUNT TABOR DEATH INVESTIGATION

 

**02/22/2017 UPDATE**  Mt. Tabor, VT, February 22, 2017 – Vermont State Polices detectives with the Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigation have continued to investigate the shooting death of David Shores Sr. (age 54) that occurred on December 11th, 2016 at his residence on Brooklyn Road in Mount Tabor.  Investigation by detectives in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and Rutland County State’s Attorney, has revealed forensic evidence that David Shores Sr. was shot by another and that his death has been ruled a homicide by gunshot.  Investigation further revealed that the only other person in the residence at the time of the shooting was Peggy Shores (age 51), the wife of David Shores Sr. 

 

This afternoon, detectives arrested Peggy Shores in Manchester for second degree murder.  As part of the continued investigation, detectives and members of the Crime Scene Search Team with the assistance of Vermont Fish & Wildlife officers executed another search warrant at the Shores residence on Brooklyn Road in Mount Tabor. 

 

Peggy Shores was transported to the Rutland State Police barracks for processing. Shores was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.  Arraignment is scheduled for Thursday at Rutland County Superior Court Criminal Division, time to be determined.  No other information is available at this time.  Media inquiries are referred to the Rutland County State’s Attorney. 

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

Scott.waterman@vermont.gov

 

VSP Press Release Incident

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17A500764

                         

STATION: Derby Barracks                  

CONTACT#: 802-309-9338

 

DATE/TIME: 02-22-17  09:40

LOCATION: 2876 Vt Route 105 Derby, VT

 

 

 

 

VICTIM: Burton Lawson

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Derby, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 2-22-17 at approximately 0940 hrs Burton Lawson telephoned the Vermont State

Police and advised that he was at his residence and was going to take his own

life with a rifle.  Troopers from the Derby Barracks as well as the Orleans

county Sheriff's department and a DMV officer responded to the residence and set

up a perimeter around the residence. Mr. Lawson was alone in the residence.

Vermont Route 105 was blocked off and traffic was detoured around the location

for approximately 3.5 hours.

 

Troopers made Telephone contact with Mr. Lawson and after a 3.5 hour period,

troopers heard a single gunshot.  Entry was made by Troopers into the residence

and found Mr. Lawson deceased with a self inflicted gunshot wound.

 

Mr. Lawson had not made any threats towards Law Enforcement or to anyone else.

Press Release, VSP Westminster, Burglary, Londonderry, 17B101054

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE/INFORMATION REQUEST

       

CASE#: 17B101054

RANK/TROOPER: Trooper Colin Shepley                             

STATION: Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 02/22/2017 @ 9:52 A.M.

LOCATION: 2923 Route 11 Londonderry, VT

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED:UNKNOWN                                                

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VICTIM: TK Trucking

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: 2923 Route 11 Londonderry, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 02/22/2017 at 9:52 A.M. the Vermont State Police were

notified of a burglary that occurred at 2923 Rt 11 in Londonderry.

According to the complainant numerous items were taken from within the garage at

the location. The items were taken sometime in the last few weeks. If anyone has

information or has seen suspicious activity in the area they are

encouraged to contact Trooper Shepley, Vermont State Police Westminster at

802-722-4600.

 

 

 

 

Trooper Colin Shepley 

Vermont State Police - Westminster   

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

 

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A100883
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Sgt. R.J. Lucas                           
STATION: Williston                  
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111


DATE/TIME: 02/22/17 at approx. 0235
LOCATION: VT Route 17; Buel's Gore Town Line
VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence


ACCUSED: Sandra Morisseau                                          
AGE: 41
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Huntington, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 02/22/17, Vermont State Police received a report of an overdue motorist from concerned family members. The motorist, Sandra Morisseau, was said to be on her way home from work and was three hours past due.


Upon conducting a search of the suspected route, Troopers located Morisseau in her vehicle off the roadway on Route 17 near the Buel's Gore/Starksboro town line. Based on roadside observations, 

Morisseau was taken into custody for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.  She was then transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for further processing.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 03/14/17            
COURT: Chittenden
MUG SHOT: INCLUDED
PBT: 0.182%


*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.



Sgt. Bob Lucas

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Patrol Commander

Troop "A" Williston Barracks

(802)878-7111

robert.j.lucas@vermont.gov

           

Press release/Assault/17B200818/ Royalton

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B200818

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sam Wood                        

STATION: Royalton                 

CONTACT#: (802) 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 02/22/2017 0005 hours

LOCATION: White Oak Lane, Royalton

VIOLATION: Simple assault

 

ACCUSED: Timothy Hamilton                                             

AGE:38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Randolph, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 02/22/2017 the Vermont State Police were performing a welfare check in

Royalton. The investigation led police to White Oak Lane in Royalton.  During

the course of that investigation an assault occurred between a related party.

Timothy Hamilton was arrested for assault and processed at the Royalton

Barracks.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

DATE: 04/11/2017          

COURT: Windsor County   

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

PBT: N/A

 

 

 

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

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

Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ Violation of Conditions of Release/ Wallingford / 02-21-2017/ Case #17B401096

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 17B401096

TROOPER: Lewia                                                              

STATION: Rutland                   

CONTACT#: 802 773 9101

 

DATE/TIME: February 21, 2017 at 2130 hours

LOCATION: Wallingford, VT

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Alexis David Rodriguez                                                                                            

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wallingford, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On February 21, 2017 at approximately 2130 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a check on the compliance of conditions of release on Alexis Rodriguez, age 35, of Wallingford, Vermont. During this check Rodriguez was found to be in violation of two of his conditions of release.

 

Rodriguez was subsequently taken into custody and lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center in lieu of $10,000 bail.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: February 22, 2017                               

COURT: Rutland

LODGED – LOCATION: Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center            

BAIL: $10,000

MUG SHOT: Y

 

[B4TROOP] Press Release/ VSP Rutland/ DUI Arrest/ Rutland City / 02-21-2017/ Case #17B401094

CASE#: 17B401094

TROOPER: Freire

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: February 21, 2017

LOCATION: China Kitchen, Rutland City, Vermont

VIOLATION: DUI / Title 23 VSA 1201

 

ACCUSED: Travis T. Bissette

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland City, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 21, 2017, at approximately 2031 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police- Rutland Barracks, were notified of a motor vehicle operating erratically on VT RT 3, Rutland Town, Vermont. Troopers located the vehicle in the parking lot of China Kitchen, Rutland City. An investigation revealed Travis T. Bissette to have been in operation of the motor vehicle. While speaking to Bissette, he displayed signs of alcohol impairment and was screened for DUI. Bissette provided a preliminary sample of his breath which was measured as 0.150% BrAC. Bissette was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland Town for processing. Bissette was issued a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on March 13th, 2017 at 0830 hours, to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

 

LODGED: No           

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: March 13th, 2017 at 0830 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.

 

February 21, 2017

Press Release // VSP - St. Albans // 16A203270 // Fatal Crash

VSP PRESS RELEASE - UPDATED

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16A203270

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Nicholas Olson                       

STATION: St. Albans          

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

INCIDENT DATE: 07/05/16  -- ARREST DATE: 02/21/17

LOCATION: Route 7, Georgia, VT

VIOLATION: Driving Under the Influence with Death Resulting/Grossly Negligent Operation with Death Resulting

 

ACCUSED: Justin Hemond                                      

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Georgia, VT

 

VICTIM: Leonard Delage

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Milton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On July 5th, 2016 at approximately 2313 hours the Vermont State Police was notified of a single vehicle crash near 7444 Ethan Allen Highway in Georgia, VT.  Upon the arrival of first responders it was determined that one of the occupants, Leonard Delage, was deceased after having been ejected from the vehicle.  The registered owner of the vehicle involved, Justin Hemond, was found to have also been ejected and in critical condition lying near the final resting place of the vehicle.  Hemond was taken to Northwestern Medical Center and subsequently transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center due to the severity of injuries sustained in the crash.

 

On February 21, 2017, over seven months after the night of the fatal crash, the investigation into who had been the operator of the vehicle came to a head with the arrest of the surviving member of the crash, Justin Hemond.  This arrest serves as the culmination of what has been an in-depth multifaceted investigation on behalf of several assets from the Vermont State Police.  With the help of the Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team, the Vermont Forensic Laboratory and the assistance of several members from the Crime Scene Search Team it was ultimately determined that Hemond was the operator at the time of the crash.  Evidence obtained on scene indicates that the vehicle was traveling south on Route 7 in the town of Georgia when it left the roadway crossing into the southbound shoulder at a significant rate of speed.  The vehicle then rolled multiple times which caused both occupants to be ejected and suffer significant injuries; for Leonard Delage these injuries proved to be fatal.  Further investigation revealed that Hemond was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.  Hemond was ultimately placed under placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence with Death Resulting and Grossly Negligent Operation with Death Resulting.  Hemond was transported to the St. Albans Barracks for processing. At the conclusion of which he was released on citation to appear at the Franklin County Superior Court on March 20, 2017 at 1300 hours to answer to the aforementioned charges.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 03/20/17            

COURT: St. Albans Superior Court

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

 

*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 Nicholas Olson

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-5993

E-mail: Nicholas.Olson@vermont.gov

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

               

CASE#: 16A203270

TROOPER: Olson                                                              

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 07/05/16 - 2313

LOCATION: Route 7, Georgia, VT

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Justin Hemond

Age: 28

Address: Georgia, VT

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: White 1994 Acura Legend

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Significant damage to the entirety of the vehicle; Vehicle was totaled

 

Deceased

Notification has not yet been made to the family of the deceased.  Updated information will be available once this notification is made.

 

Injuries

Operator/ Justin Hemond / Georgia, VT / Age: 28 / SEAT BELT? Unknown / NATURE OF INJURY: Transported to NMC with head injuries

 

 

HOSPITAL: University of Vermont Medical Center                           

WEATHER: Clear    

ROAD COND: Dry

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 07/05/16 at approximately 2313 hours the Vermont State Police was notified of a single vehicle crash near 7444 Ethan Allen Highway in Georgia, VT.  Upon the arrival of first responders it was determined that one of the occupants was deceased after having been ejected from the vehicle.  The operator, Justin Hemond, was found to have also been ejected and in critical condition lying near the final resting place of the vehicle.  Hemond was taken to Northwestern Medical Center and subsequently transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center due to the severity of injuries sustained in the crash.  Initial investigation suggests that high speeds combined with alcohol are likely the underlying factors in this dynamic crash.  With the help of the Vermont State Police Crash Reconstruction Team it was determined that the vehicle was traveling south on Route 7 near the St. Albans town line when it left the southbound shoulder of the roadway ultimately striking a culvert causing the vehicle to roll multiple times before coming to a final position of rest facing north several yards off the roadway in an adjacent field.  Further investigation into the circumstances leading up to the crash is ongoing and if anyone has any information regarding the incident please contact the Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993.

 

VSP Watch Command rotation / February 20 thru February 27

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Watch Commander Schedule for the week of: 

February 20 through February 27

 

Please follow the attached instructions for contacting the Watch Commanders.

 

Watch Commander – North

Lieutenant Todd Baxter

Todd.Baxter@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – South

Lieutenant Paul Favreau

Paul.Favreau@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – Troop A

 

St. Albans  802-524-5993

Williston 802-878-7111

Middlesex 802-229-9191

Derby 802-334-8881

St. Johnsbury  802-748-3111

 

Watch Commander – Troop B

 

New Haven 802-388-4919

Rutland 802-773-9101

Shaftsbury 802-442-5421

Royalton 802-234-9933

Westminster 802-722-4600

 

Please visit:

http://vsp.vermont.gov/stations

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

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

VT Fire Safety Press Release - Sprinkler Suppression Success

Vermont Department of Public Safety

Division of Fire Safety

 

Press Release

February 21, 2017

 

Contact: Vermont Division of Fire Safety: 802-479-7587

 

Fire Sprinkler System Extinguishes Fire at Industrial Building – Example of Importance of Such Systems

 

A fire at an industrial building in Rutland left minimal damage to the property thanks in part to a well-maintained fire suppression sprinkler system.  The February 16 fire occurred in Questech Labs, a business within GSM Properties at 92 Park Street in Rutland.

 

Rutland City Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 8:51 PM after alarms within the building began to sound.  The first units on scene reported audible fire alarms sounding with light smoke conditions and an odor of something burning on the second floor. While investigating, crews noticed heavier smoke conditions and the sound of sprinklers dispensing water in Questech Labs on the second floor.  Inside the lab, two sprinkler heads had activated extinguishing the fire within the room.

 

Crews ventilated the structure and turned off the sprinkler system.  No extension of fire was found outside the Questech Lab. The origin of fire was located next to a shop vacuum located in the lab. The cause of and dollar loss due to the fire is undetermined.  However, initial reports indicate damage was limited to water and smoke inside the lab.  There were no injuries.

 

GSM Properties is a large industrial building housing several businesses including: Questech, Green Mountain Window, Vermont Food Bank, Stratabond, and Tatum’s Totes.  Those businesses employ approximately 80-90 people inside the building, and all of the companies were able to open as scheduled the following day without interruption to their business.

 

This event illustrates the benefits of a properly installed and maintained fire sprinkler system.  The fire was contained to the point of origin, which minimized property damage, curtailed the risk to first responders, and ensured businesses in the building could open as usual – and employees had a place to work.

 

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