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January 26, 2017

Press release / VT State Police -Rutland / Arrest for False information to police / Rutland Town, VT / January 25, 2017 / 17B400366

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B400366

TROOPER: Gardner                                                                        

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 18, 2017 at approximately 2051 hours

LOCATION: Hampton Inn, 47 Farrell Road, Rutland Town

VIOLATION: False reports to law enforcement authorities (Title 13 VSA 1754 (a))

 

ACCUSED: Preston A. Lerman

AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On January 18, 2017 at approximately 2051 hours, troopers from the Vermont State Police –Rutland Barracks responded to the Hampton Inn, located at 47 Farrell Road in Rutland Town for a disorderly person complaint. Hotel staff reported the occupants of one of the hotel rooms were being disorderly, loud, and had disregarded the hotel staff’s directions to follow their rules. Hotel staff asked state police to remove the individuals from the room and escort them off hotel property.

 

Troopers spoke with the occupants of the room. Investigation revealed several of the occupants had been consuming alcohol and were under the age of twenty-one. They were issued diversion paperwork for underage drinking violations and escorted off the property. It was later determined one of the room’s occupants falsely identified himself to state police. This male was correctly identified as Preston A. Lerman, age 20.

 

On January 25, 2017 Lerman was issued a citation for the crime of False reports to law enforcement authorities. He is scheduled to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division on March 6, 2017 at 0830 hours.

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: March 6, 2017 at 0830 hours

           

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.