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June 19, 2018

DUI Checkpoint

There will be a sobriety checkpoint(s) conducted in Addison County, by area Law Enforcement within the next two weeks.  This will be done in an effort to monitor the flow of traffic along Vermont’s highways in the interest of detecting and arresting persons under the influence of alcohol or any drug that has impaired their ability to operate a motor vehicle.

 

 

Sergeant Matthew Daley

Patrol Commander – New Haven Barracks

Vermont State Police

P.O.Box 83

New Haven, VT 05472

P: 802-388-4919

F: 802-453-7918

 

 

St Johnsbury Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  18A403153                                         

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Davidson

STATION: St. Johnsbury                

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 6/19/18 at 1607 hours

STREET: 3286 VT Route 113

TOWN: Vershire

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Beaver Meadow Road

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Ethan Jayne

AGE: 22     

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vershire, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Fit

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Head and Shoulder

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Hitchcock

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

  On the above mentioned date and time, Troopers with the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on VT Route 113 approximately 0.5 miles

north of Beaver Meadow Road in Vershire. Further investigation revealed the operator, Ethan Jayne, lost control of his vehicle causing it to crash off the

north side of the roadway. Jayne was transported by EMS for further medical treatment.

VSP Westminster / Burglary

VSP PRESS RELEASE

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

CASE#: 18B103587

TROOPER:  John Waitekus                           

STATION: VSP Westminster                    

CONTACT#: (802) 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 06-18-18

INCIDENT LOCATION: Lower Dover Rd. Marlboro Vt.

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 06-18-18, the VT State Police investigated a burglary at a residence on Lower Dover Rd. in Marlboro. Damage was done to the home, the medicine cabinets were gone through and items were stolen from inside the home. If anyone saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the area they are asked to call VT State Police (802) 722-4600 Ext. 522 Ref. Case # 18B103587. VT State Police also suggest you report any and all suspicious situations immediately. Be aware that people knocking on doors asking for gas or gas money, asking to use the phone etc. are tactics often used by burglars. Security systems Inc. camera/s are extremely helpful to police and in prosecuting these cases.

 

 

Trooper John Waitekus 

Vermont State Police - Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUTLAND BARRACKS / VIOLATION OF ABUSE PREVENTION ORDER VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B402994

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Steven Schutt                              

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: June 19, 2018, at approximately 0707 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rutland Town

VIOLATION: Violation of Abuse Prevention Order

                        Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: William Baker

AGE: 53

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

 

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

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On June 19, 2018, at approximately 0707 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Rutland Barracks responded to a reported violation of an abuse prevention order in the Town of Rutland, Vermont.

 

Upon arrival Troopers discovered William Baker was in direct violation of a court ordered abuse prevention order. Baker had been in direct contact with the plaintiff listed in the protection order. The abuse prevention order prohibited said contact. Troopers discovered Baker also has court ordered conditions of release. Baker was in direct contact with the plaintiff listed in the court ordered conditions.

 

Baker was taken into custody and brought before the Rutland Superior Court to answer to the charge.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: YES

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: 06/19/2018    15:30

           

*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.

 

 

 

New Haven Barracks/Petit Larceny

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 18B501858
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Adria Pickin                           
STATION: New Haven                    
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: June 18, 2018/1252 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Shoreham Service Center
VIOLATION: Petit Larceny

ACCUSED: Katherine O'Dell                                             
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whiting, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On June 18, 2018, at approximately 1252 hours, State Police responded to the Shoreham Service Center in the Town of Shoreham for a reported theft of money from one of the cash registers by a store employee that occurred the night prior. Through further investigation, Katherine O'Dell admitted to stealing $200.00 from the cash register. O'Dell was subsequently released on a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court on July 30, 2018 to answer to the charge of Petit Larceny.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: July 30, 2018/1230 hours        
COURT: Addison County Superior Court
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A  
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: INDICATE NOT AVAILABLE


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



Trooper Adria C. Pickin

Vermont State Police

"B" Troop New Haven Barracks

802-388-4919 P  802-453-7918 F

adria.pickin@vermont.gov


Westminster / Burglary

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 18B103600
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:Tpr Matthew Steeves
STATION: Westminster                     
CONTACT#: 722-4600

DATE/TIME: 061918 1203 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Middle Rd, Dummerston
VIOLATION: Burglary

ACCUSED:   N/A                                            
AGE:
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

VICTIM: John Lilly
AGE: 74
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Dummerston VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: VSP is investigating a burglary at a residence on Middle Rd in the Town of Dummerston. Various electronics were taken from the unoccupied home. Any one with information is asked to contact the Westminster barracks. 

Middlesex Barracks / Driving License Suspended

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A302601

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Brandon Degre                           

STATION: Middlesex                   

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 06/18/2018 – 1454 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 2  Marshfield, Vermont

 

ACCUSED:  Andrew S. Nowak

AGE:  39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Lancaster, New Hampshire

VIOLATIONS: Driving while License Suspended

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On June 18th 2018 at approximately 1454 hours Vermont State Police received a report of a single vehicle crash on US Route 2 in Marshfield, VT. Troopers arrived on scene and identified the operator as Andrew S. Nowak of Lancaster, NH. During the crash investigation Troopers determined Nowak had a criminally suspended Vermont Driving License. Nowak was cited to appear in Washington County Superior Court- Criminal Division on July 26, 2018 at 0830 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE / TIME:  July 26, 2018  / 0830 hours      

COURT:  Washington County Superior Court

LODGED:  No   LOCATION: N/A

BAIL:  N/A

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

Tpr. Brandon Degre

Troop A- Middlesex

1080 US RT 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Ph: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Email: Brandon.Degre@vermont.gov

 

Westminster Barracks/ Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B103564                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Colin Shepley

STATION: Westminster                                 

CONTACT#:802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 06/18/2018 at 0820 hours.

STREET: Route 30 North

TOWN: Jamaica

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Ball Mountain Lane

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Malcolm L. Clough

AGE:43    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Londonderry, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: International

VEHICLE MODEL: Fuel Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Damage to front bumper, right side step, right rear tire.

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On the above date and time, Vermont State Police were

dispatched to a one car motor vehicle crash on Route 30 in the Town of Jamaica.

It was also reported the vehicle involved was a propane/fuel truck.

 

Investigation revealed at the time of the crash a large oversized tractor

trailer unit was operating south on Route 30 in the area of Ball Mountain Lane.

Vehicle #1 being operated by Clough was travelling north on Route 30. As vehicle

#1 approached the oversize load he was forced onto the dirt shoulder of the

roadway before making contact with a large portion of metal guardrail.

 

No written warnings or VCVC's were issued to Clough as a result of this crash.

Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Jamaica Fire Department.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A           

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: N/A

COURT:N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: 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 Colin Shepley 

Vermont State Police - Westminster   

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

 

 

Daily Incident Summary - June 19th, 2018

 

Westminster Barracks - DLS Criminal

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

           

CASE#: 18B103584

TROOPER: Sgt. Buckley                            

STATION: VSP Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 06/18/2018 at approximately 1923 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 91 northbound – Town of Putney

VIOLATION: DLS Criminal

 

ACCUSED: Herman L. Young Jr.                                                

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Quechee, VT

 

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

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 06/18/2018 at approximately 1923 hours, a member of the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle operated by Young Jr. on Interstate 91 for speeding, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1004.  During the roadside investigation, it was determined that Young Jr.’s license was under criminal suspension.

 

Young Jr. was taken into custody and transported to the Westminster Barracks for processing. Young Jr. was fingerprinted, photographed, cited and released.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: August 14, 2018              

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division

LODGED LOCATION: N/A        

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes / attached

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Buckley of the Vermont State Police – Westminster barracks at (802) 722-4600 or call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 241-5355.  Anonymous crime tips can also be sent using your mobile device. Text the keyword VTIPS to the shortcut CRIMES (274687) and share the tip you have about a crime.

 

 

 

St. Albans Barracks // DLS

STATE OF VERMONT

                                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

                                          VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE# 18A203015

TROOPER: Nicholas Olson                                                              

STATION: St. Albans Barracks                     

CONTACT# 802 524 5993

 

DATE/TIME: 06/18/18 – 2320 hours

LOCATION: Route 7, Georgia, VT

VIOLATION: DLS

 

ACCUSED: Jeremy Bushey                      

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sheldon, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

               

                On June 18th, 2018 at approximately 2320 hours the Vermont State Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on Route 7 in the town of Georgia, VT.  Subsequent investigation revealed that the operator of said vehicle, Jeremy Bushey (age 29 of Sheldon), was ultimately determined to be operating while under criminal suspension.  Bushey was released on citation to appear in Franklin County District Court on 07/30/18 to answer to the charge of Driving While License Suspended (Criminal).

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 07/30/18           

COURT: Franklin County District Court

MUG SHOT: No

 

*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

 

Rutland Barracks / Multiple Charges

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B402984 & 18B402989

TROOPER: Robert Rider & Matthew Hood

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: June 18, 2018

 

LOCATION: Clarendon, VT

 

VIOLATION(S): -DUI

     -DUI

                             -Criminal DLS

                             -Escape

                             -False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities

                             -Leaving the Scene of an Accident

                       

 

ACCUSED: Brandon S. Layton

                    AGE: 21

                    CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

        Dylan M. Greeno

                    AGE: 20

                    CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On June 18, 2018 at approximately 1756 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks received the complaint for a single vehicle crash on Creek Road, in the Town of Clarendon VT. It was reported that a motor vehicle had crashed on the property of  a residence and the occupants had fled the scene on foot into a wooded area.  After a brief foot purist, the occupants of the vehicle were located in the woods. Through investigation, it was revealed Brandon S. Layton was the operator at the time of the crash.  He was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Layton was transported to the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks for processing.

 

One of the occupants, Dylan M. Greeno had escaped from police custody on scene and fled back into the wooded area. Greeno was apprehended shortly after where he was transported to the Rutland Barracks. Through investigation it was determined Greeno had operated the same motor vehicle shortly before the crash while under the influence of alcohol and with a criminally suspended license. Greeno was charged with DUI, Criminal DLS, Escape, and False Reports to Law Enforcement. Greeno and Layton were issued citations to appear at the Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division on a later date.

 

 

 

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division.

           

*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.

 

June 18, 2018

St Johnsbury Barracks/ DUI

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:18A403134           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Matt Tarricone                           

STATION: VSP St Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 6/18/18 at approximately 1558 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US RT 2, St Johnsbury, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Seth Robinson                                         

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the afternoon of June 18th, a Vermont Fish and Game Warden and Vermont State Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle being operated by Robinson(39).  Subsequent investigation revealed that Robinson was under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. Robinson was taken into custody and processed for DUI. Robinson was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia Criminal Court on 6/18/18 to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:  6/18/18 at 0830 hours          

COURT: Caledonia Criminal Court

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Vermont State Police 2017 traffic-stop statistics show continued progress in addressing racial disparities, improving data quality

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Vermont State Police 2017 traffic-stop statistics show continued progress in addressing racial disparities, improving data quality

 

 

SOUTH ROYALTON – Traffic-stop data from 2017 released today by the Vermont State Police show the agency is continuing to make progress in addressing racial disparities in traffic stops and improving data quality.

 

Among the key takeaways:

·         Searches of motorists occurred in only a small amount of traffic stops – 0.009 percent – but turned up contraband more than 87 percent of the time.

·         The number of searches of motorists that turned up contraband increased for every demographic, indicating successful outcomes from increased training and other initiatives.

·         Disparities in search rates between white drivers and minority drivers remain, but the gap is narrowing. For example, search rates for black drivers fell for the third consecutive year but remain higher than the rates for white drivers.

 

The release of data came during a meeting Monday, June 18, 2018, of the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee at Vermont Law School in South Royalton.

 

This is the third year in a row the state police has presented its annual traffic-stop data.

 

“Collecting, analyzing and releasing this information represents a commitment to transparency in a key aspect of law enforcement for the Vermont State Police and the general public,” said Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police.

 

“These reports help us better understand how we’re serving Vermonters — what we’re doing well and what areas we can continue to improve,” Birmingham added. “We continue to make great strides in improving our data quality and addressing implicit bias. This is due in no small part to the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Vermont State Police.”

 

For every traffic stop, a Vermont state trooper will issue either a traffic ticket or a written warning. Data collected on each of these documents must include, age, gender, race of driver, reason for the stop, type of search if conducted and evidence if located, along with the outcome of the stop. All this data must be posted annually for public viewing before Sept. 1 of each year.

 

The 2017 data show:

·         Total stops: The state police stopped 64,093 motor vehicles in 2017, an increase of 12,573 stops from 2016 (51,597).

·         Demographics:

o   White operators: 59,998 stops, accounting for 93.61 percent of total stops. There were 48,684 such stops in 2016.

o   Black operators: 1,616 stops, accounting for 2.52 percent of total. In 2016, there were 1,157 such stops.

o   Asian operators: 1,473 stops, accounting for 2.30 percent of total. There were 860 such stops in 2016.

o   Hispanic operators: 932 stops, accounting for 1.45 percent of total. There were 684 such stops in 2016.

o   Native American operators: 64 stops, accounting for 0.10 percent of total. In 2016, there were 44 such stops.

·         Searches: The Vermont State Police searched 565 operators in 2017. That translates to about 0.009 percent of total stops.

o   White operators: 507. Contraband found: 441 (hit rate 86.98 percent).

o   Black operators: 38. Contraband found: 35 (hit rate 92.11 percent).

o   Asian operators: 4. Contraband found: 4 (hit rate 100 percent).

o   Hispanic operators: 16. Contraband found: 12 (hit rate 75 percent).

o   Native American: 0.

·         Tickets: 43.4 percent of all operators stopped received a ticket, with a demographic breakdown as follows:

o   White operators: 42.8 percent.

o   Black operators: 48.5 percent.

o   Asian operators: 55.6 percent.

o   Hispanic operators: 51.4 percent.

o   Native American operators: 56.5 percent.

 

Also Monday night, the Vermont State Police released the results of a community survey that sought feedback from the public as part of the agency’s Fair and Impartial Policing Initiative.

 

More than 1,650 people took the 13-question online survey. Among the results:

·         More than 50 percent of respondents say troopers treat people fairly.

·         59 percent of respondents say the safety of their community has remained the same over the past year.

·         23 percent of respondents say the Vermont State Police has a relationship with their community.

·         The three largest areas of concern for survey respondents:

o   Drugs, 84 percent.

o   Burglaries & thefts, 53 percent.

o   Overdoses, 40 percent.

·         93 percent of respondents identified as white; 83 percent as heterosexual; 58 percent as female; 42 percent as age 50 or older; and 32 percent as residing in central Vermont.

 

The survey was generated with input from a subcommittee of the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee and opened for public responses last month.

 

Since 2015, the Vermont State Police has made numerous changes to address fair and impartial policing in the state. The agency created the position of director of fair and impartial policing and community affairs, a post currently held by Lt. Garry Scott. The director is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive program to ensure fair and impartial policing practices at all levels of the state police; building relationships of trust with minority communities; diversifying the workforce; and improving cultural awareness.

 

The state police also has a standing Fair and Impartial Policing Committee, composed of a diverse cross-section of Vermonters, including members of the state police, the NAACP, the LGBTQIA Alliance, the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, state residents and others. The committee’s mission is to advise the Vermont State Police on matters related to impartial and ethical policing and community outreach.

 

For more information, contact:

Lt. Garry Scott, Director of Fair and Impartial Policing & Community Affairs

802-244-8727 | garry.scott@vermont.gov

 

Adam Silverman, Public information officer

802-241-5277 | adam.silverman@vermont.gov

 

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RE: VT Route 7A Closed Shaftsbury

VT Route 7A is no back open to traffic.

 

Bri Pippin

ECD Supervisor, 2nd Shift

IT Liaison / Members Assistance Team

Westminster PSAP, Troop B

802-722-4600

 

From: Pippin, Sabrianna
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 5:15 PM
To: DPS - VSP Media <DPS.VSPMedia@list.vermont.gov>
Cc: AOT - Road Closures <Aot.RoadClosures@vermont.gov>; DPS - SECC <DPS.SECC@vermont.gov>
Subject: VT Route 7A Closed Shaftsbury

 

VT Route 7A is closed between Dunham Rd and Hill Farm Rd in the town of Shaftsbury due to trees and power lines down.  Shaftsbury Fire, Vermont State Police and Green Mountain Power are all on scene.

 

An update will be sent when the road is back open.

 

Bri Pippin

ECD Supervisor, 2nd Shift

IT Liaison / Members Assistance Team

Westminster PSAP, Troop B

802-722-4600

 

Westminster - Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B103565

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Cpl. Brian Turner                             

STATION: Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 6-18-18 / 1030 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: I 91 south, mile marker 3

VIOLATION: DUI Drugs, Possession of Heroin

 

ACCUSED: Keith Kelsey                                               

AGE: 46

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wolcott, CT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

State Police in Westminster investigated a report from a VT AOT driver who

witnessed the operator of a rental box truck snorting drugs and then driving off

from a Springfield convenience store. 

 

A BOL (Be on the lookout) was issued and the truck was stopped by a VT DMV

Inspector on I 91 southbound at mile marker 3 in Vernon.  State Troopers

screened the driver roadside for impairment and determined that the subject was

under the influence of drugs.  The driver was identified as Keith Kelsey, 46 of

Wolcott, CT. 

 

A search of the vehicle revealed that Kelsey was also in possession of a

misdemeanor amount of heroin. 

 

Kelsey was released on a citation and is scheduled to be in court to answer the

above charges on August 14, 2018.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 8/14/18 - 0800 hours           

COURT: Windham

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

 

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

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

 

Cpl. Brian Turner

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Rd

Westminster, VT   05158

(802)722-4600

 

Simple Assault/Shaftsbury Field Station

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B301967

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Thomas Sandberg                          

STATION: Shaftsbury Field Station                     

CONTACT#: (802)442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 06-18-18

INCIDENT LOCATION: Nutmeg Avenue, Pownal

VIOLATION: Simple Assault

 

ACCUSED: Sarah C. Stuart                                               

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 06/18/18 at approximately 0944 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Field Station responded to a family fight on Nutmeg Avenue, located in the Town of Pownal. Investigation revealed Sarah C. Stuart and Timothy J. Green (24), had assaulted the alleged victim. Stuart was arrested for the offense of Simple Assault and transported to the Shaftsbury Field Station for processing. Green remains at large at this time. Deputies from the Bennington County Sheriff's Department assisted in the investigation.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 07-30-18/08:15          

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.

 

Shaftsbury Barracks // Assault on LEO/ Disorderly Conduct/ Resisting Arrest

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

                                                                                                   

CASE#: 18B301966

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Shawn Sommers                                                                         

STATION: Shaftsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: June 18, 2018 at approximately 0932 hours

LOCATION: Vermont Route 9, Searsburg, Vermont

VIOLATION: 1) Resisting Arrest

                        2) Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer

3) Disorderly Conduct

 

ACCUSED: Cecelia M. Brooner

AGE: 21

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Townshend, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On June 18, 2018, at approximately 0851 hours, Troopers with the Vermont State Police –Shaftsbury Barracks responded to assist Bennington County Sheriff’s Department with an intoxicated female in Searsburg, VT. Upon arrival investigation revealed Cecelia M. Brooner was in violation of her probation conditions. During the incident, Brooner became combative and assaulted Troopers. Brooner was processed and released into the custody of Probation and Parole.

 

 

LODGED: By Probation and Parole

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: June 25, 2018 at 0815 hours

           

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