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April 18, 2015

Press Release/State Police/DUI MV Crash//15C201131

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 15C201131
TROOPER: Kyle Young
STATION: VSP New Haven
CONTACT#: 388-4919

DATE/TIME: April 17, 2015/2038 hours
LOCATION: 1019 East Road in Panton

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Thomas L. Smith
AGE: 29
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ripton, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2007 CHEVY AVEO
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Totaled

INJURIES: None

SUMMARY OF CRASH: SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On April 17, 2015 at approximately 2038 hours, State Police responded to a reported single vehicle accident in the Town
of Panton. Further investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle, Thomas L. Smith, was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol. Smith provided State Police with a sample of his breath which revealed a BAC level of .114%. Smith was taken into custody and transported
to the New Haven Barracks where he was released on a citation to appear in Addison County District Court on May 4, 2015 at 12:30 PM to answer the charges of DUI.

MUG SHOT: Y

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April 17, 2015

Press Release / Arrest for Possession of Marijuana >2 oz / Town of Brattleboro / 15D201010

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Possession of Marijuana

CASE #: 15D201010

TROOPER: Valcourt STATION: Brattleboro
CONTACT#: 802-254-2382

DATE/TIME: 04/17/2015 2:30 pm

LOCATION (specific): Interstate 91, Brattleboro

VIOLATION: Possession of Marijuana >2 ounces

ACCUSED: Mr. Nicolas Quentin Ornaf
AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Redding, CT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On April 17, 2015 at approximately 2:30 pm, a member of the Vermont State Police stopped an Acura MDX on Interstate 91 in Brattleboro for speeding in the work zone.

Investigation revealed that Mr. Nicolas Q Ornaf, 20 of Redding CT, was coming from CT and was headed to visit friends in Keene, NH. Mr. Ornaf was found to be in possession of more than 2 ounces of marijuana and was arrested. Mr. Ornaf was transported to the State Police barracks in Brattleboro for processing. After processing, Mr. Ornaf was released on a citation to report to the Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division on May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am for arraignment.


COURT ACTION: Y
CITED - DATE: May 26, 2015 COURT: Windham
MUG SHOT: Y

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Press Release / VSP - Royalton / DUI Arrest / Incident # 15D301585

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: DUI

CASE #: 15D301585

TROOPER: Sgt. Craig Gardner STATION: Royalton CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 04/17/15 @ Approximately 0006 hours

LOCATION (specific): I-89 South, MM 22 in Royalton

VIOLATION: DUI

ACCUSED: Megan Hennessey AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lebanon, NH

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 04/16/15, just prior to midnight a "Be on the lookout" was issued for a dark colored, NH registered vehicle that was traveling southbound from the area of MM 35 in Brookfield. 2 different complainants reported the vehicle was driving erratically and weaving over the lanes of travel, a registration plate was also given by one of the Complainants. Sgt. Gardner caught up to and observed the vehicle in the area of MM 24 and also observed erratic operation and the vehicle driving partially in the break down lane. A motor vehicle stop was conducted. Hennessey was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI. A preliminary breath test indicated a BAC of .123%


COURT ACTION: Yes
CITED - DATE: May 5th, 2015 COURT: Windsor



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Press Release - 15D301591 - Accident - Bethel

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH
CASE#: 15D301591
TROOPER: Knapp
STATION: Royalton Barracks
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 04/17/15 / 1452 hours
LOCATION: Interstate 89 northbound, mile marker 24.4

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Nyame Nti Aya Nsibienakoufawohodie
AGE: 35
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2002 Chrysler Voyager
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Major front end damage

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Patricia Halford
AGE: 76
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wallingford, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2015 Dodge Ram
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Minor damage to the passenger front bumper

INJURIES
V # / NAME / CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE / AGE / SEAT BELT? / NATURE OF INJURY
Vehicle #1 / Nyami Nti Aya Nsibienakoufawohodie / Burlington, VT / 35 / Seat belt -yes / Non life threatening injuries

HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Medical Center
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD COND: Dry

SUMMARY OF CRASH:
On the above date and time, Vermont State Police received a report of an accident on Interstate 89 northbound near mile marker 24. Investigation revealed that Vehicle #2 was attempting to pass a tractor trailer unit in the passing lane. Vehicle #1 tried to pass Vehicle #2 while driving in the travel lane and then attempted to get into the passing lane to pass the tractor trailer unit. Vehicle #1 struck the passenger bumper of Vehicle #2 and then Vehicle #1 went off the road and collided with a rock ledge. Operator #1 was taken to Dartmouth Medical Center for non life threatening injuries.


COURT ACTION: N



Trooper Kelsey Knapp

Vermont State Police - Royalton

2011 VT RT 107

Bethel, Vermont 05032

802-234-9933



e-mail: kelsey.knapp@state.vt.us<mailto:kelsey.knapp@state.vt.us>



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Richford press release

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Press Release-Crash-St. johnsbury

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 15B101110
TROOPER: David Upson
STATION: St. Johnsbury
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: 04/17/15 @ 0745 hours
LOCATION: Intersection of Mt. Pisgha Rd & New Boston Rd

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Tehya Lussier-Galvin
AGE: 16
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE:
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE:

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR:
AGE:
SEAT BELT? Y N
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2006 Volkswagen Passat
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Roll-over Induced Damage

INJURIES
V #1/ Tehya Lussier-Galvin / St. Johsnbury, VT / 16 / SEAT BELT?:Yes / NATURE OF
INJURY: Non-life threatening; scrapes and busies

HOSPITAL: NVRH
WEATHER: Raining
ROAD COND: Wet

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 04/17/15 at approximately 0745 hours, State Police
Responded to a single vehicle crash on Mt. Pisgah Rd. just north of the
intersection with New Boston Rd. Tehya Lussier-Galvin 16 of St. Johnsbury lost
control of her vehicle while traveling too fast around a corner.
Lussier-Galvin's vehicle then slid off the road and rolled several times.
Lussier-Galvin was transported to NVRH for possible injuries.



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Press Release/ Vermont State Police/ Hiking Access Car Breaks/ Community Policing

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE



TROOPER: Corporal Andrew Leise
STATION: VSP Williston
CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

VIOLATION: Larceny and unlawful mischief incidents at trailheads



Re: Car breaks at hiking access areas in Vermont- Community Policing



SUMMARY:

Spring weather is here and there will be an increase in recreational hikers using hiking access points throughout VT. Last year there were numerous car breaks at various hiking access locations in Vermont. This is in part due to the ongoing heroin and opiate challenges the state currently faces.



Vermont State Police are warning citizens to not leave valuable items in their vehicles at the trailheads. Some examples would include: purses, ipads, ipods, cash, credit cards, debit cards, social security cards, wallets, and jewelry. These crimes occur each summer and into the fall months in Vermont. Troopers are sending out a

pro-active message to citizens to take their valuables with them on their hike or to simply leave valuables at home.



Some areas where frequent car breaks have occurred in the past are as follows: Mt. Philo State Park- Charlotte,

Camel's Hump State Park- Huntington & Duxbury, Underhill State Park-Underhill, Snake Mountain Hiking Access-Addison, Falls of Lana Access- Salisbury, Silver Lake Access- Goshen, Lincoln Gap Access-Lincoln, The Robert Frost Trail-Ripton.



If you are a victim of this type of crime immediately cancel your debit and or credit card. If your social security card is stolen, contact one of the three major credit reporting bureaus (Experian, Transunion, Equifax) to put a security freeze on your credit. The above reporting bureaus can be located online.



Troopers will be conducting pro-active patrols at hiking access points throughout Vermont. Vermont State Police ask that you contact your local barracks where the specific incident took place should a crime occur. If you observe any suspicious activity or vehicles at any of the trailheads or hiking access areas contact the State Police Barracks covering that specific area.



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VT State Police/Rutland-DUI-April 16, 2015- Route 7, Wallingford

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15C102127
TROOPER: Dambrackas
STATION: Rutland Barracks
CONTACT#: 773-9101

DATE/TIME: 04/16/2015 at 2253 hours
LOCATION: Wallingford
VIOLATION: DUI #1

ACCUSED: Adam P. Cole
AGE: 26
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Mt. Tabor, VT

On April 16, 2015, at approximately 2253 hours, a member of the Vermont State
Police observed an occupied, motor vehicle pulled over on Route 7 South in the Town of Wallingford. While checking on the operator it was determined that he may be under the influence of alcohol at this time. Troopers identified the male operator as Adam Cole age 26, of Mt. Tabor, Vermont. Cole provided a preliminary breath sample resulting in a 0.086% BrAC. Cole was taken into custody for DUI #1 and processed at the Rutland Barracks.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 5/04/2015
COURT: Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division
LODGED LOCATION: No
BAIL: No
MUG SHOT: Yes

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Tpr. Jesse Dambrackas
Vermont State Police
Rutland Barracks
124 State Place,
Rutland, VT 05701


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April 16, 2015

John Rogers, St. Albans, ATE, Neg Op, DLS, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registry

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15A201709
TROOPER: Drew Cota
STATION: St. Albans
CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

DATE/TIME: 04/17/15 approximately 1200 hours
LOCATION: Route 7, St. Albans
VIOLATION: Attempting to elude, negligent operation, driving with a criminally suspended license, resisting arrest, and failure to comply with the sex offender registry

ACCUSED: John K. Rogers
AGE: 52
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 04/17/15 at approximately 1200 hours, Troopers with the Vermont State Police attempted to stop a vehicle for traveling the wrong way on Route 207 in the town of St. Albans. Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, it continued south on Route 7 for approximately one mile without yielding. The vehicle was stopped on North Main Street in St. Albans, the operator was taken into custody for attempting to elude, negligent operation, driving with a criminally suspended license, resisting arrest, and failure to comply with the sex offender registry. The operator was identified as John Rogers, age 52, of St. Albans.
After being processed at the St. Albans State Police barracks, Rogers was lodged on $50,000 bail at Northwest Correctional Center. Rogers was ordered to appear in Franklin County Court on 04/18/15 at 1100 hours.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 04/18/15
COURT: Franklin
LODGED LOCATION: NWCC
BAIL: $50,000
MUG SHOT: Y


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Press Release/Vermont State Police/Unlawful Mischief/15B300768,769, and 770

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15B300768, 769, and 770
TROOPER: Chuck Schulze
STATION: Bradford
CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

DATE/TIME: 04/15/15
LOCATION: Main Street, Wells River and Scott Highway, Groton
VIOLATION: Unlawful Mischief


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 04/16/15, the Vermont State Police in Bradford responded to reported vandalism on Main Street in Wells River and Scott Highway in Groton Village. Windows to a building in Wells River and two residences in Groton were broken. The incidents occurred sometime after 11 PM on 04/15/15. It is believed that the damage was caused by a slingshot.

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

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TRAFFIC ISSUES 89 NB MM 89-90

PLEASE BE ADVISED THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC BACKED UP FROM MM89-90 NB DUE TO 2 SEPARATE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO USE ANOTHER ROUTE TO AVOID THIS AREA OF THE INTERSTATE PLEASE DO SO. STATE POLICE WILL NOTIFY WHEN TRAFFIC IS FLOWING AGAIN


THANK YOU
STATE POLICE WILLISTON

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Press Release (Burglary) Photo attached

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15A201712
TROOPER: Pfindel, D
STATION: St. Albans
CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

DATE/TIME: 04/16/2015
LOCATION: 6635 Vermont Route 78, Highgate VT
VIOLATION: Burglary


VICTIM: Aaron Roberts
AGE: 46
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Highgate, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On April 16, 2015 at approximately 13:39 Troopers responded to 6635 VT Route 78 in the town of Highgate for a report of a possible burglary in progress at the Vermont Gold and Silver Pawn. Troopers were assisted by Border Patrol during this incident. The business was broken into and various items of jewelry were taken to include coins. Attached is a photo of the suspects at the time of the burglary. Anyone with information pertaining to this crime please contact the Vermont State Police in St. Albans.
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Trooper David Pfindel
Vermont State Police
140 Fisher Pond Rd
St Albans, VT 05478

David.Pfindel@state.vt.us
802-524-5993


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Press Release/Vermont State Police-Middlesex/Case #: 15A301750/Driving License Suspended-Criminal/April 16th, 2015

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15A301750
TROOPER: Trooper Darryl Cremo
STATION: Middlesex
CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

DATE/TIME: 4-16-15, 1511 hours
LOCATION: School Street, Marshfield, Vermont
VIOLATION: Driving License Suspended Criminal

ACCUSED: Christopher Hook
AGE: 31
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre, Vermont

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

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 4-16-15, Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle that was being operated by a Christopher Hook. A Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Record check on Hook showed that he was under Criminal Suspension in the State of Vermont.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: May 28th, 2015
COURT: Washington County
LODGED LOCATION:
BAIL: N
MUG SHOT: Y


Trooper Darryl M. Cremo
Vermont State Police
Troop "A" Middlesex
1080 U.S. Route 2
Middlesex, VT 05602
Phone: 802-229-9191
Fax: 802-229-2648
Email: Darryl.Cremo@state.vt.us<mailto:Darryl.Cremo@state.vt.us>



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Press Release-Crash-I91 St. Johnsbury

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 15B101093
TROOPER: David Upson
STATION: St. Johnsbury
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: 04/14/2015 @ approximately 2015 hrs
LOCATION: Mile Marker 134 on I91 southbound

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Melissa Bushey
AGE: 45
SEAT BELT? Yes
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barnet, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2013 Toyota Highlander
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Front Bumper and Undercarriage

INJURIES
None Reported

WEATHER: Clear
ROAD COND: Dry

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 04/14/15 at approximately 2030 hours Melissa Bushey 45 of Barnet came to the State Police Barracks in Saint Johnsbury to report hitting a Bear on Interstate 91 near Mile Maker 134 Southbound. Bushey's Vehicle sustained minor damage to the front bumper and undercarriage. The Bear was later located and removed from the roadway.


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