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November 28, 2016

11/28/2016 Eluding Police, Possession of Regulated Drug Arrest Press Release

CASE#: 16A205921
TROOPER: Quealy                             
STATION: St. Albans
CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

DATE/TIME: 11/28/16, 0140 hours
LOCATION: South Main Street, St. Albans
VIOLATION: Eluding a Police Officer, Possession of a Regulated Drug

ACCUSED: Michael Rich                                                      
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 11/28/16 at 0140 hours, Troopers patrolling downtown St. Albans attempted to stop a vehicle for multiple moving violations.  The vehicle failed to stop and led Troopers on a brief pursuit through St. Albans. The pursuit ultimately ended with the vehicle stopping independently and the operator, identified as Michael Rich (22) of St. Albans being taken into custody. Rich was found to be illegally in possession of a regulated drug. Rich was subsequently lodged at Northwest State Correctional Facility in lieu of $800.00 bail for the charges of Eluding a Police Officer and Possession of a Regulated Drug.

COURT ACTION: Lodged at Northwest
COURT DATE: 11/28/2016
COURT: Franklin
MUG SHOT: Y
BAIL: $800.00


Trooper Nathaniel Quealy
Vermont State Police, St. Albans
140 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans VT, 05478
Office: 802-524-5993