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February 25, 2017

Pursuit, Heroin Possession

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#:17A300803
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Sgt John Helfant                          
STATION: VSP-Traffic Operations                    
CONTACT#:8025227262

DATE/TIME:February 25, 2017 @ 1121hrs
LOCATION: I89 NB MM49, VT 62, Fischer Rd, Paine Tpke, Addison Dr; Berlin, VT

VIOLATION:
CAPRON-Felony Attempting to Elude, Gross Negligent Operation, Driving License Suspended, Viol. Conditions of Release, Felony Heroin Possession, Sale of Heroin, Sale of Crack Cocaine.

STAUFF-Heroin Poss and Sale of Crack Cocaine

ACCUSED:  James Capron                                             
AGE:26
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Berlin, VT

Accused: Victoria Stauff
AGE:18
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Berlin, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police attempted to stop a 2006 grey Honda Accord on I89NB at MM49 in the Town of Berlin for 83mph in a posted 65mph zone. The Honda failed to stop and accelerated. State Police pursued the vehicle off of Exit 7 in Berlin onto VT 62. The pursuit continued onto Fischer Rd, Paine Tpke and then Addison Dr. The vehicle came to a stop and the operator fled on foot. State Police tracked the operator to a residence on Addison Dr. State Police located James Capron at the residence and determined that he was the operator of the vehicle. Victoria Stauff was the resident of record. As part of the investigation, State Police, with the assistance of Berlin PD and Montpelier PD, conducted a search of the residence and two vehicles. Heroin was located in the Honda and evidence of heroin and crack cocaine sales was also located at the residence.

State Police determined that Capron also had a criminally suspended license, conditions of release that he not operate a vehicle and an arrest warrant for failing to appear on a prior heroin and crack cocaine possession charge.

Stauff was released on citation to appear on February 27, 2017 in Washington Superior Coourt.

Capron was lodged at Chittenden Correctional on the $500 bail arrest warrant and $3000 bail on the new charges.

SSgt John Helfant
Vermont State Police
Traffic Operations
2777 St. George Rd
Williston, VT 05495
(802)522-7262