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March 4, 2017

Press Release/Vermont State Police-Shaftsbury/Case # 17B300707/False Info-DLS/March 04, 2017/Sunderland

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CASE#:  17B300707

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper/Benjamin Barton                         

STATION:  Shaftsbury                  

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421


DATE/TIME:  10/15/16-1100 Hours

LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town)  US RT 7, Sunderland

VIOLATION:  Title 13 VSA 1754:  False Report to Law Enforcement Authorities

                           Title 23 VSA 674:   Operating After Suspension or Revocation of License


ACCUSED:  Patrick A. Gibbons                                               

AGE:  32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Bennington, Vermont


VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of

sexual assault or domestic violence.)  Anthony J. Gibbons

AGE:  38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Hoosick Falls, New York



On 03/03/17 the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury received a call from Anthony J. Gibbons.  Gibbons reported he recently learned through DMV his license had gone under suspension for a speeding ticket he allegedly received on 10/15/16 in the Town of Sunderland, VT.  Gibbons reported he had not been driving at the time of the offense.  Investigation determined Patrick A. Gibbons intentionally provided his cousin’s (Anthony J. Gibbons) name and date of birth when police asked for identification at the time of the motor vehicle stop on 10/15/16. 


It was determined Patrick Gibbons license was under criminal suspension at the time of the motor vehicle stop.  Police made contact with Patrick Gibbons on 03/04/17.  Patrick Gibbons was issued a citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit, on 04/17/17 to answer to the above charges.



COURT DATE:  04/17/17          

COURT:  Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Bennington Unit

MUG SHOT:  Scheduled to provide fingerprints and photographs on a later date


*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.



Trooper Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Work: 802-442-5421

Fax: 802-442-3263