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May 14, 2017

Vermont State Police PRESS RELEASE - Domestic Assault / Interference with Access to Emergency Services - Alburg, VT - Suspect lodged

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STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A202256

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper John Bruzzi                             

STATION: VSP - Saint Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 5/14/2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Alburg, VT

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault / Interference with Access to Emergency Services

 

ACCUSED: Ricky Benjamin                                               

AGE: 40

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Alburg, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

                On May 14, 2017, State Police took a report of a domestic incident on Blair Rd in Alburg. The victims advised that Ricky Benjamin (age 40) had assaulted them and taken both their phones to keep them from calling 911. After interviewing all parties and obtaining statements and other evidence, Benjamin was arrested and transported to the Saint Albans State Police barracks for processing. He was subsequently lodged for the charges of domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services. He was also on parole at the time and although he has $1500 bail for the new charge, is being held until a parole board can hear the case.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:  5/14/2017          

COURT: Franklin

LODGED - LOCATION: Northwestern State Correctional Facility    

BAIL: $1500

MUG SHOT: attached

 

 

 

 

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the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.