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January 28, 2015

McNaney Arrest PR

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15A100291
TROOPER: James R. McGowan
STATION: Williston
CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

DATE/TIME: 1/18/15 at approximately 11:18am
LOCATION: Williston, Vermont
VIOLATION: False Pretenses (6 counts) and Petit Larceny (1 count)

ACCUSED: Katherine McNaney
AGE: 56
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Grand Isle

VICTIM: New England Federal Credit Union
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Colchester, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 1/18/15 at approximately 11:18am Vermont State Police received a report of check fraud from a resident in Jericho. Subsequent investigation revealed that McNaney stole checks from a residence in Jericho, forged several, then deposited them at area banks. On 1/28/15 at approximately 9:00am McNaney came to the barracks where she was cited into Chittenden County Court on 3/10/15 for six counts of false pretenses and one count of petit larceny. After processing McNaney on the following counts she was released without further incident.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 3/10/15
COURT: Chittenden
MUG SHOT: Y

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press release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#:15B100304
TROOPER: Sgt. Teresa Randall
STATION: Traffic Operations
CONTACT#:802-748-3111

DATE/TIME:01/28/15 0720 hours
LOCATION: Broad Street, Lyndonville, VT
VIOLATION: Driving with a criminally suspended license

ACCUSED: Jeff W. Aldrich
AGE: 28
Of Lyndonville, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Jeff Aldrich age 28 of Lyndonville was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Broad Street in the town of Lyndonville, VT and subsequently arrested for Driving with a criminally suspended license.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: March 23, 2015
COURT: Caledonia




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Press Release - Super Bowl Sunday Enforcement

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Vermont State Police

PRESS RELEASE
State Police Remind Vermonter That Friends Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
Designate a Driver for Super Bowl Sunday

Williston - 01/28/2015 - The Super Bowl is one of America's most highly anticipated sports events, when family and friends gather in homes, bars and restaurants to celebrate. As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across the country prepare for the game, the Vermont State Police are joining the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Governors Highway Safety Program and the National Football League (NFL) to spread the message about designating a sober driver on Super Bowl Sunday, because - Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk. The State Police will have additional enforcement for Super Bowl Sunday.

According to data from NHTSA, in 2013 there were 10,076 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in the United States-31 percent of all crash fatalities in the nation. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit in all states. This February 1, don't become a tragic Super Bowl stat.
In 2014, there were eight (8) impaired driving arrests made statewide in Vermont on Super Bowl Sunday. Whether attending the game, watching at a bar or hosting a party, NHTSA, the NFL and the Vermont State Police remind everyone that Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk. Before choosing to drink, choose your team's MVP - a sober designated driver. The Vermont State Police offers these additional safety tips:

If you're attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

* Designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins.
* If you don't have a designated driver, then ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or just stay for the night.
* Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink.

If you're hosting a Super Bowl party:

* Make sure all your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternate transportation to ensure they get home safely.
* Serve food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
* Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert.
* Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too much to drink.

And remember, your seat belt is your best defense against a drunk driver in a crash.


Lieutenant Garry Scott
Vermont State Police
Traffic Operations Unit
Crash Reconstruction Team
2777 St. George Rd
Williston, VT 05495
(802) 872-4056 (w)
(802) 238-3042 (c)
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Press Release/Domestic Assault

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15D100288
TROOPER: B. Lunderville
STATION: Rockingham Barracks
CONTACT#: 802.875.2112

DATE/TIME: 01-27-15 at 2044 hours
LOCATION: Main Street, Cavendish, VT
VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

ACCUSED: Robert A. Williams
AGE: 26
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cavendish, 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: Vermont State Police/Rockingham Barracks were called to a report of a domestic assault, located on Main St. in the Town of Cavendish. The victim advised she was involved in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical assault. The accused, Robert A. Williams, had departed the residence, but was later located and taken into custody for domestic assault.

Robert Williams was booked for the offense and later release with conditions of release from Windsor County Superior Court/Criminal Division. Robert Williams was ordered to appear in Windsor County Superior Court/Criminal Division on 01-28-15 at 1230 hours.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 01-28-15 at 1230 hours
COURT: Windsor County Superior Court/Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: No
BAIL: No
MUG SHOT: Yes

Trooper Bryson Lunderville
Vermont State Police
Rockingham Barracks
802.875.2112 (PH)/802.875.2176 (FX)
Bryson.Lunderville@state.vt.us<mailto:Bryson.Lunderville@state.vt.us>



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Press Release / VSP-Rutland / VAPO / 15C100572

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 15C100572

TROOPER: Loyzelle and Dambrackas                                                       

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 01-27-2015 @ 2237

LOCATION: Cold River Road Rutland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Violation of an abuse prevention order and driving with a criminally suspended license. 

 

ACCUSED:  Tiffany Lackey                                                                                            

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chittenden, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Christopher Wells                                                                                     

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

 

Victim: Jean Lackey

Age: 83

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland Town, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 01-27-2015, at 2237 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks took a complaint for a violation of an abuse prevention order originating on Cold River Road in Rutland Town.  The order stated Tiffany Lackey shall have no contact with her grandmother Jean Lackey.  Jean Lackey called the State Police advising Tiffany had contacted her via telephone and was now at her residence knocking on her windows. 

 

Vermont State Police arrived and found Tiffany Lackey sitting in the rear passenger seat of a parked motor vehicle in font of Jean Lackeys apartment.  Tiffany was taken into custody for the violation and transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Rutland, Vermont.  Tiffany was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility on $25,000.00 bail. 

 

While investigating this incident Troopers came in contact with Tiffany’s friend, Christopher Wells, who was the operator of the vehicle she was located in.  Christopher was found to have a criminally suspended Vermont Driver’s License.  Christopher was taken into custody and transported to the State Police Barracks in Rutland, Vermont.  Christopher was released on a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 01-28-2015                             

COURT: Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED – LOCATION: MVRCF

BAIL: $25,000.00

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

Tiffany Lackey

 

 

Christopher Wells

Press Release / VSP-Middlesex / DLS, Violation of Conditions, False Info to LEO / 15A300477 / Waterbury / Jan 27, 15

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

CASE#: 15A300477
TROOPER: Tpr. Crista Maurice
STATION: Middlesex Barracks
CONTACT#: 229-9191

DATE/TIME: 01/27/15, 2221 hours
LOCATION: South Main St, near Park Row, in Waterbury, VT
VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release
False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer
Driving License Suspended-Criminal

ACCUSED: Patrick Sherman
AGE: 21
RESIDENCE: Duxbury, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On the above date and time, State Police stopped a vehicle being operating Sherman. When asked for his identification, he provided a false name and date of birth. Once he was positively identified it was learned he was violating his court appointed curfew and driving on a suspended license. He was subsequently arrested for driving with a suspended license, false information to a law enforcement officer and violation of conditions. Sherman was taken into custody and processed at the State Police barracks in Middlesex. He was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Washington County Superior Court - Criminal Division on 01/28/15.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 01/28/15
COURT: Washington County Superior Court - Criminal Division
BAIL: 0
MUG SHOT: Y


Trooper Crista Maurice & K9 Cole
Vermont State Police - Middlesex
1080 US Rte 2
Middlesex, Vermont

Phone: (802) 229-9191
Fax: (802) 229-2648


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Vermont State Police Press Release-Salisbury-25 January 2015-D.U.I.-drugs/Possession of Marijuana

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15C200233
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: 388.4919

DATE/TIME: 25 January 2015/1950 hours
LOCATION: Route 7, Salisbury, VT
VIOLATION: Possession of Marijuana-criminal, D.U.I.-drugs

ACCUSED: Eric Lylis
AGE: 35
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hinesburg, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police stopped Eric Lylis for speeding on Route 7 in Salisbury. Lylis showed signs of impairment of marijuana and was processed for D.U.I.-drugs at the New Haven Barracks. He was also found to be in possession of a criminal amount of marijuana. Lylis was cited into the Addison Criminal Division for D.U.I.-drugs and Possession of Marijuana.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 06 April 2015
COURT: Addison Criminal Division
MUG SHOT: Y


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January 27, 2015

Vermont State Police Press Release-Accident-Orwell-27 January 2015

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 15C200260
STATION: New Haven
CONTACT#: 388.4919

DATE/TIME: 27 January 2015//1748 hours
LOCATION: Fisher Road, Orwell, VT

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Courtney Carr
AGE: 16
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orwell, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2007 Dodge Durango
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Dents, scrapes to driver's side

INJURIES
V #1--None

WEATHER: Snow
ROAD COND: Snow

SUMMARY OF CRASH: State Police responded to a vehicle into a tree on Fisher Road in Orwell. Courtney Carr was south bound on Fisher Road. She failed to negotiate a corner and went off the road and collided with a tree. No injuries were reported.

COURT ACTION: N




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VT State Police/Rutland-Motor Vehicle Crash (LSA)-January 27, 2015-US RT 4, Mendon

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 15C100566
TROOPER: Trooper Erin Hodges
STATION: Rutland Barracks
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

DATE/TIME: January 27, 2015, at approximately 1617 hours
LOCATION: US Route 4 in front of the Budget Host Hotel in the Town of Mendon

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Unknown - left the scene

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Oksana Gereaue
AGE: 28
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Miami, FL

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2015 Jeep Patriot, blue in color, bearing Massachusetts registration
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: dents to rear driver side quarter panel; driver side front door and front driver side quarter panel. Front driver side rim bent

INJURIES
n/a

WEATHER: snowing, cold
ROAD COND: snow covered
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at approximately 1617 hours, members of the Vermont State Police responded to a reported two vehicle accident with no injuries. It was also reported one of the vehicles involved in the accident fled from the scene prior to police arriving. Gereaue advised she was turning left from US RT 4 into the parking lot of the Budget Host in Mendon when a vehicle struck her from behind. The operator of the second vehicle is described as a white male, approximately 5'6"-5'8", 180-200lbs, wearing a black Killington Mountain ski jacket. The vehicle was described as an older style Subaru Outback/Legacy station wagon, green and gray in color. There should be heavy damage to the front end of the Subaru.

Vermont State Police are asking anyone with information to contact Trooper Erin Hodges at the Rutland State Police Barracks, (802) 773-9101. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info<https://webmail.state.vt.us/owa/redir.aspx?C=ce2841237e8544218d424a7eba1506a1&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.vtips.info> or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS

COURT ACTION: Pending an investigation



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press release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 14B301260
TROOPER: Det. Sgt. Jacob P. Zorn
STATION: Bradford
CONTACT#: (802) 222-4680

DATE/TIME: 06/28/2014
LOCATION: West Shore Rd. Groton, VT
VIOLATION: Selling/dispensing a regulated drug with death resulting & Selling heroin.

ACCUSED: Lynn Gelsleichter
AGE: 26
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Ryegate, VT

VICTIM: Mark DeGreenia
AGE: 47
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Ryegate, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 06/28/14 the Vermont State Police responded to a West Shore Rd. residence in the Town of Groton where it was learned the Mark DeGreenia had overdosed on heroin and subsequently died. As a result of the subsequent investigation the State Police learned that DeGreenia purchased the heroin he used to overdose on from Lynn Gelsleichter of South Ryegate. Gelsleichter has been issued a citation to appear in the Caledonia County Court on March 2, 2015 to answer to the charges of Selling/dispensing a regulated drug with death resulting & Selling heroin.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 03/02/15
COURT: Caledonia County
LODGED - LOCATION: No
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: On File


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Det. Sgt. Jacob P. Zorn
Vermont State Police
Troop "B" Bradford


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FW: [Samsung Smart Camera] sent you files!

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15B200128
TROOPER: C.R Field
STATION: Derby
CONTACT#:334-8881

DATE/TIME:1/16/15
LOCATION: Community National Bank, Derby, VT
VIOLATION: Fraud

ACCUSED: Alisa M Kelley-Johnson
AGE:44
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby, VT

VICTIM: Community National Bank

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 1/16/15 the Vermont State Police began an investigation
of an alleged fraud involving the deposit of a fraudulent check to the Community
National Bank. As a result of the investigation and search warrant at an
apartment in Derby Line, Alisa Kelley-Johnson was arrested for Fraud and
lodged at the Northern State Correctional Facility for lack of $2500 bail, cash or surety.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 2/3/15
COURT: Orleans District Court
LODGED - LOCATION: Northern State Correctional Facility
BAIL:$2500
MUG SHOT: Y

Senior Trooper Callie R. Field
Vermont State Police-Derby Barracks
M.A.P. Member
35 Crawford Road, Derby, VT. 05829
802-334-8881

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Press Release-Arrest, Lyndon

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15B100237
TROOPER: David Upson
STATION: Saint Johnsbury
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: 01/22/2015 @ 1530
LOCATION: Center Street, Lyndon
VIOLATION: Operating without Owners Consent(OOC), Violation of Conditions,
Driving with a Suspended License (Criminal)

ACCUSED: Eric Morrison
AGE: 43
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT

VICTIM: Katie Masten
AGE: 21
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 1/22/15, while investigating a report of stolen vehicle in the Lyndon area, State Police received a call from the vehicle's owner, Katie Masten, who called to say that the vehicle had been returned. Masten stated she was now following someone who she suspected was involved in the theft and was later identified as Eric Morrison 43 of Lyndon. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Morrison for a violation of pre-trial court conditions, operating without the owner's consent and driving with a suspended license criminally.

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE: 03/09/15
COURT: Caledonia
MUG SHOT: Yes

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Traffic Stop leads to DLS charge and civil tickets issued

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 15C300263
TROOPER: Justin Walker
STATION: Shaftsbury Barracks
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

DATE/TIME: 01/26/15 @ 1646 hours
LOCATION: US RT 7, just north of Emerald Lake State Park, Dorset.
VIOLATION: Criminal DLS, Civil Offense of Possession of Marijuana

ACCUSED: Grover Pagburn
AGE: 39
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland Center, 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 01/26/15 at approximately 1646 hours, Trooper Justin
Walker conducted a vehicle stop on a 2004 Saturn for a speed violation in the
area of Emerald Lake, Dorset. During the stop it was learned the operator's
(Grover Pangburn) privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Vermont
was Criminally Suspended.

Also during the stop, it was discovered that a passenger in the vehicle was in
possession of marijuana. Pangburn's passenger was issued a Vermont Civil
Violation Complaint for possession of marijuana. Pangburn was taken into custody
and processed at the Manchester Police Department for Criminal DLS. Pangburn was
later released with a citation to appear in Bennington County Superior Court,
Criminal Division to answer to the charge. Pangburn was also issued a VCVC for
the original speed violation.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 02/23/15 @ 0815 hours
COURT: Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division
LODGED - No LOCATION:
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y


Tpr. Justin Walker
Vermont State Police
Shaftsbury Field Station
96 Airport Road
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
802-442-5421


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VT State Police/Rutland-Motor Vehicle Crash-January 27, 2015-US Route 7, Rutland Town

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 15c100557
TROOPER: Trooper Erin Hodges
STATION: Rutland Barracks
CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

DATE/TIME: January 27, 2015, at approximately 1133 hours
LOCATION: US Route 7 at Pinnacle Ridge Road

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Harrie S. Demers JR.
AGE: 49
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brandon, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2004 Nissan pickup truck, red in color, bearing Vermont registration
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: front end to include, bumper, grill, hood, and passenger and driver side front quarter panels

VEHICLE #2
OPERATOR: Richard M. Gecha
AGE: 51
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Florence, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2010 Kenworth fuel truck, white and multi colored, bearing Vermont registration
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: none

INJURIES
n/a

WEATHER: cold, snowing
ROAD COND: snow covered with areas of ice
SUMMARY OF CRASH: On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at approximately 1133 hours, members of the Vermont State Police, Rutland Town Fire Department, and Vermont DMV Enforcement Division responded to a reported two vehicle accident with no injuries on US Route 7 at the intersection of Pinnacle Ridge Road in the Town of Rutland. Gecha, who was operating a Gecha Fuel truck, reported he was traveling south on US Route 7, when he noticed traffic slowed down just south of Pinnacle Ridge Road. Demers was also traveling southbound on US Route 7, behind Gecha. Gecha advised he slowed his vehicle down, due to slow moving traffic in front of him, when Demers' vehicle struck him from behind. Both operators advised they were wearing seatbelts and had no injuries. Demers truck was towed by Turk's Towing Service.

COURT ACTION: N
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at Rutland, 802-773-9101. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info<https://webmail.state.vt.us/owa/redir.aspx?C=ce2841237e8544218d424a7eba1506a1&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.vtips.info> or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS



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Press Release for 50 Babbie Blvd., Swanton

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Division of Fire Safety
Fire Investigation Unit
PRESS RELEASE

DFS Investigator: Asst. Fire Marshal Chris Boyd
VSP Detective Sergeant: Det. Sgt. LaMothe
Division of Fire Safety Contact #: (802) 879-2306 or Chris.Boyd@state.vt.us<mailto:Chris.Boyd@state.vt.us>
DATE/TIME: January 27, 2015 at 1315 hours.
LOCATION: 50 Babbie Blvd., Swanton
Owner: Dean Bartemy
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Swanton, Vermont
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On January 27th at approximately 1:30 A.M. the Swanton Fire Department responded to a fire at 50 Babbie Blvd. in the Swanton Industrial Park. The fire was reported as a reported burglar alarm by ADT monitoring services. A Swanton Police officer responded to that alarm and found fire showing through one of the garage windows. When the Swanton Fire Department arrived on scene they made entry to the office and garage area but were forced back out by gas cylinders that were exploding. The Fire Department called for mutual aid from Alburgh, Highgate, and St. Albans Town Fire Departments as well as a department from Canada.
The Swanton Fire Department contacted the Vermont State Police and requested an origin and cause fire investigation be conducted. Fire Investigators with the Department of Public Safety's Fire Investigation Unit responded to the scene on January 27th. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. Damages are estimated to be in excess of $250,000.00.

Anyone who may have witnessed or has information about this fire are asked to contact Asst. Fire Marshal Chris Boyd at (802)879-2306 or by e-mail at Chris.Boyd@state.vt.us.


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