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June 29, 2017

New Haven Barracks/Violation of Conditions of Release/False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer.

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B502168

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Brett Flansburg                         

STATION: New Haven                  

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 06/28/2017, 1900 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT RT. 17, Town of Bristol

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release, False Information to a Police

Officer.

 

ACCUSED: Melissa Sird

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bristol, VT.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 06/28/2017, at approximately 1900 hours, the Vermont State Police were

monitoring traffic on VT RT. 17 in the Town of Bristol. Troopers observed a

vehicle travelling east on VT RT .17, and recognized the operator as Patrick

Cota (24) of Bristol, VT. Troopers also recognized the passenger in the vehicle

and identified her as Melissa Sird (35) of Bristol VT.

 

Troopers had prior knowledge of an active court order which prohibited Cota and

Sird from having contact with each other. Troopers initiated a traffic stop on

VT RT. 17 and made contact with both Cota and Sird. During the traffic stop,

Sird provided false information to Troopers.

 

Cota and Sird were subsequently arrested for Violation of their Conditions of

Release and providing false information to a Law Enforcement Officer. Cota was

released with a citation to appear in Addison County Criminal Court on

06/29/2017 at 1230 hours. Sird was also issued a citation to appear in Addison

County Criminal Court on 06/29/2017 at 1230 hours and was lodged at Chittenden

Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $1000 dollar bail.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 06/29/2017, 1230 hours.         

COURT: Addison County Criminal Court.

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.   

BAIL: $1000.

MUG SHOT: Y.

 

 

 

 

*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.