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June 19, 2016

Press Release/Vermont State Police/Simple Assault/Incident#16C201837

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
 
CASE#: 16C201837
TROOPER: Adria Pickin   
STATION: New Haven                    
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: June 19, 2016/1120 hours
LOCATION: US Route 7/ Town of Salisbury


VIOLATION: Simple Assault

ACCUSED: Wesley Harpe     
AGE: 19
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Leicester, VT


VICTIM: Brenda Maher
AGE: 53
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bristol, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On June 19, 2016, at approximately 1120 hours, State Police
were notified on an assault that occurred on US Route 7 in the Town of Salisbury. Prior to State Police arrival, State Police were notified that that accused, identified as Wesley Harpe, had left the scene. Upon the initial arrival of the State Police, Harpe was unable to be located in the immediate
area. In speaking with witnesses to the in regards to the incident, it was determined that Harpe repeatedly struck the victim, identified as Brenda Maher, in the face and neck area in addition to pushing her several times as if he was trying to push her into oncoming traffic. Harpe was eventually located, taken into custody, and transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing. Harpe was subsequently issued a citation and was released on conditions. Harpe is scheduled to appear in Addison County Superior Court on June 20, 2016 to answer to the charge of Simple Assault.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: June 20, 2016 
COURT: Addison County Superior Court
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: None
MUG SHOT: N