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November 14, 2016

Unlawful Restraint 2nd Degree Arrest Press Release

CASE#: 16A205665
TROOPER: Quealy                             
STATION: St. Albans
CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

DATE/TIME: 11/14/16, 1535 hours
LOCATION: 3097 Reservoir Road
VIOLATION: Unlawful Restraint, 2nd Degree

ACCUSED: Karleen Patterson                                                      
AGE: 34
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 11/14/16 at 1535 hours, Troopers were notified of an ongoing incident in which an adult was harboring a juvenile without the consent of the juvenile’s legal custodian.  Subsequent investigation revealed that Karleen Patterson (34) was providing transportation to and sheltering a juvenile after being advised by the juvenile’s mother to have no contact with the juvenile. Patterson was arrested at her residence and later released with a citation to appear before Franklin County Superior Court to answer the charge of Unlawful Restraint in the 2nd Degree. The juvenile was located and reunited with his legal custodian.

COURT ACTION: Cited, released
COURT DATE: 12/19/2016
COURT: Franklin
MUG SHOT: Y


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