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September 19, 2017

Fw: Fire Investigation/St Johnsbury Barracks

From: Lacourse, Michael

Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:30 PM
To: DPS - medianorth
Subject: Fire Investigation/St Johnsbury Barracks
 

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 17A405040

INVESTIGATORS FULL NAME:  Detective Sergeant Michael LaCourse - Vermont State
Police, Assistant Fire Marshall Josh Maxham - Vermont Division of Fire Safety,
Assistant Fire Marshall Paul Cerutti - Vermont Division of Fire Safety
Detective Sergeant Todd Ambroz - Vermont State Police

STATION:  St. Johnsbury                    
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111                              


DATE/TIME: 09/18/17 @ approximately 2118 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: 1708 Groton-Peacham Road, Barnet, VT
INCIDENT: Structure Fire


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 09/18/2017, at approximately 2118 hours, Barnet Fire
Department responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence located at
1708 Groton-Peacham Rd in Barnet. Upon arrival on scene, fire personnel
encountered a large barn fully engulfed in fire. Fire personnel worked to save
an adjacent residence that had also begun to burn. Fire personnel were able to
save a large portion of the residence.

No person(s) or animal(s) were injured in the fire.

Barnet Fire Chief contacted the contacted the Vermont Department of Public
Safety Fire Investigation Unit at approximately 2300 hours for assistance in 
conducting an Origin and Cause investigation.

On 09/19/17, at approximately 0730 hours, the above mentioned investigators On
September 13, 2017, the above mentioned investigators began an examination of
the scene. It was determined that due to the degree of fire damage, a definitive
cause of the fire could not be identified at this time. The classification of
this fire is undetermined and the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Michael LaCourse, at
802-334-8881.



COURT ACTION:  N
      

*****************************************************************************


Detective Sergeant Michael LaCourse
Fire Investigation Unit
Vermont State Police
Troop A - Derby Barracks
35 Crawford Road
Derby, VT
 
802-334-8881
 
michael.lacourse@vermont.gov  (***Please note my email address has changed***)
 

Traffic Alert - US route 2 North Hero & South Hero Drawbridge fixed

 

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Grand Isle Sheriffs

 

Press Release -  Drawbridge is now fixed in North Hero & South Hero  

 

The drawbridge is now fixed and traffic will be moving shortly.

 

Motorists should expect minor delays in the area or seek alternate routes.  Please drive carefully.

 

 


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Traffic Alert - US route 2 North Hero & South Hero Drawbridge malfunction

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Derby Barracks

 

Press Release -  Traffic diverted on US route 2 By the North Hero & South Hero Drawbridge

 

The drawbridge is currently stuck causing a traffic back up on US Route 2 at the North Hero & South Hero drawbridge.  A crew is headed out there to correct the problem.

 

It is unknown at this time how long this traffic back up will be in effect.  Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate. 

 

Motorists should expect minor delays in the area or seek alternate routes.  Please drive carefully.

 

Derby Barracks / Theft

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A503804

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Douglas Morrill                             

STATION: Derby Barracks                    

CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME:  Between 9/15/17 - 9/17/17

LOCATION: Hudson Road

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 9/19/2017 at approximately 0835 hours, State Police received a report of missing mailboxes.  Two mailboxes were taken from the Hudson road in West Charleston sometime between 9/15/17 and 9/17/17, however the posts were left intact. 

 

The mailboxes are described as:

  1. black metal box with a red flag, with “110” and “Crowe Hill Road” stickers

and

  1. grey plastic box with a red flag and “112” stickered on the side

 

Anyone with information about the missing mailboxes is asked to call the Derby Barracks at (802) 334-8881.

 

 

 

Trooper Doug Morrill

Vermont State Police

Derby Barracks

(802) 334-8881

35 Crawford Road

Derby, VT 05829

 

ST. JOHNSBURY BARRACKS / NEGLIGENT OPERATION, POSS. OF MARIJUANA

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A404967                                          

TROOPER: Shaffer

STATION: VSP- St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 09/15/17 @ 1138

STREET: I-91 North Mile Marker 109

TOWN: Newbury

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry, Paved

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Cody Thompson

AGE: 22

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Corinth, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: None

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

VSP Troopers happened upon a single vehicle rollover crash  that had just occurred on I-91 north in Newbury on 09/15/2017 at approximately 1138 hours.  Crash investigation found a 2009 Toyota Corolla driven by Cody Thompson had rolled several times after Thompson had fallen asleep at the wheel. Drug use is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. Thompson was not injured.

Troopers subsequently executed a search warrant on Thompson's vehicle on 09/19/2017. The search yielded over one ounce of marijuana, cannabis oil, hashish, and marijuana paraphernalia.  Thompson was issued a citation to appear in Orange County Court on 11/15/2017 to answer the charges of negligent operation and possession of marijuana.

 

 

 

 

MUG SHOT: ATTACHED

COURT ACTION: 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.

 

 

Trooper David Shaffer

Vermont State Police- St. Johnsbury

802-748-3111

802-748-1585 (Fax)

David.Shaffer@Vermont.Gov

 

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VSP St. Johnsbury / Theft

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A405029

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Richard Ostrout                          

STATION: VSP ST. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 09/18/17 @ 1209 hrs.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Black Dirt Farm, Stannard Mountain Rd. Stannard, VT

VIOLATION: Theft

 

ACCUSED:  Unknown                                             

VICTIM: Thomas Gilbert

AGE: 39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hardwick, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 09/18/17, at approximately 1209 hours, the Vermont State Police received a report of a theft from the Black Dirt Farm in Stannard, VT. Owner Thomas Gilbert said sometime between 09/16/17 and 09/18/17, someone had stolen six chickens, fertilizer and other items from the farm.

 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper Richard Ostrout with the Vermont State Police at 802-222-4680. 

 

 

 

 

 

FW: Williston Barracks / Car Break-In Awareness - Fall Foliage Season

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

Car Break-In Awareness - Fall Foliage Season

 

CONTACT:

Corporal Andrew Leise          

Vermont State Police Williston Barracks                    

802-878-7111

 

Williston, VT / September 18, 2017 - As fall hiking and tourism season approaches, VT State Police Troopers wish to remind citizens to please refrain from leaving valuables in plain view inside their vehicles while enjoying the outdoors. This would include, purses, handbags (with vacation cash), wallets, cash, I-phones, I-pads, hiking equipment, etc.

 

Continuing efforts begun earlier this year, troopers with the Williston Barracks will be patrolling Chittenden and Lamoille County town and state park hiking access points through the fall foliage tourism season, conducting foot patrols in the parking lots, and speaking to citizens in a community policing effort.  

 

To this point in 2017 there have been 15 car break-ins reported to the Williston Barracks compared to 39 at the same time last year, with 3 occurring at town or state hiking access points.  In 2016, 49 total car break-ins were reported to the Williston Barracks, with 25 occurring at hiking access points. 

 

 

Lt. Garry Scott

Vermont State Police

Crash Reconstruction Team

Williston Barracks Commander

2777 Saint George Road

Williston, VT 05495

W- 802-872-4056

C – 802-238-3042

 

 

 

Royalton Barracks / Aggravated Domestic Assault and False Information to Police

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B204155

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sam Wood                            

STATION: Royalton                     

CONTACT#: 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 9-19-17/0010 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 113, Chelsea

VIOLATION: Second Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault/False Information to Police

 

ACCUSED: Timothy Blondin                                              

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chelsea, VT

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 9-19-17, Troopers responded to Chelsea for a family disturbance. Investigation revealed Blondin had assaulted a household member. It was also learned that Blondin was currently on probation for a prior domestic assault conviction. Probation and Parole was contacted and took custody of Blondin and lodged him at Southern State Correctional Facility.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 9-19-17/1230 hours            

COURT: Orange

LODGED - LOCATION: SSCF     

BAIL: 2000

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

Sergeant Rich Slusser/K9 Dräger

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Royalton Barracks-B Troop

802-234-9933

 

Westminster Barracks / Criminal DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B106082

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Sean Reilly                             

STATION: Westminster                     

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600          

 

DATE/TIME: September 19, 2017, at approximately 12:53 A.M.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rockingham, Vermont

VIOLATION: Driving With a Criminally Suspended License

 

ACCUSED: Jeremy Dunham                                               

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 19, 2017, at approximately 12:53 A.M., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Vermont Route 103 and US Route 5 in the Town of Rockingham. The vehicle was operated by Jeremy Dunham of Newfane, Vermont.  Investigation revealed that Dunham was operating the vehicle with a criminally suspended Vermont Driver's License.  He was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Criminal Court at a later date.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: October 31, 2017 at 8:00 A.M.  

COURT: Windham Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

Tpr. Sean Reilly

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Rd

Putney VT 05346

Phone: (802)722-4600

Fax: (802)722-4691

Sean.reilly@vermont.gov

 

VSP New Haven Updated Press Release/ Fatal Accident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17B503124   
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Joseph Szarejko
STATION: VSP New Haven  
CONTACT#: 802 388 4919

DATE/TIME: September 13, 2017 @ 00:05 hours.
STREET: Creek Road
TOWN: Salisbury, Vermont
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Dewey Road, Salisbury Vermont.
WEATHER: Clear and Dry.
ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear and Dry.

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Danielle Austin
AGE: 39     
SEAT BELT? NO
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Leicester, Vermont.

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013
VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet
VEHICLE MODEL: EQX
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled.
INJURIES: Life threatening injuries.
HOSPITAL: Porter Hospital, University of Vermont Medical Center.

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On September 13, 2017 at approximately 00:05 hours Vermont
State Police responded to a single vehicle collision located at the intersection
Creek Road and Dewey Road in the Town of Salisbury. Further investigation
revealed that the operator of the vehicle later identified as Danielle Austin
(DOB: 12/16/1977) was traveling west on West Salisbury Road and lost control of
her vehicle.  Austin lost control of her vehicle and subsequently collided with
a utility pole.  Investigation revealed that Austin was not wearing her
seatbelt.  Investigation also revealed that alcohol is likely a contributing
factor to this collision. 

Austin was initially transported to Porter Medical Hospital in Middlebury to
receive treatment for her injuries.  Austin was later airlifted to UVM Medical
Center as it was determined her injuries were life threatening.  Austin is
listed as being in critical condition at this point. 

On September 13, 2017 at 15:32 hours Austin subsequently died due to her
injuries she sustained during the collision.  This case is active as Vermont
State Police are still investigating the incident.








Trooper Joseph Szarejko (441)
Vermont State Police
Troop "B" New Haven Barracks
Phone # (802) 388-4919
FAX # (802) 453 7918
 
 
 

Rutland Barracks/ DUI

CASE#: 17B404947

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Craig Roland                                                                          

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: September 18, 2017 / 1841 hours

LOCATION: VT Route 103 / Shrewsbury, VT

VIOLATION: Driving under the influence / Title 23 VSA 1201 (a)(1)

 

ACCUSED: Brittney M. Stone

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 18, 2017 troopers from the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland were patrolling the area of VT Route 103 Town of Shrewsbury.

 

At approximately 1841 hours, troopers stopped a vehicle for speeding, on VT Route 103, in the area of Lincoln Hill Rd. The operator was identified as Brittney M. Stone. Stone displayed signs of alcohol impairment and was screened for DUI. She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland Town. She was processed for DUI and later released on a citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, on October 9, 2017.

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

COURT ACTION: Yes / Cited and released

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division –Rutland, VT

COURT DATE/TIME: October 9, 2017 / 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.

 

Rutland Barracks- Saturation Patrol- DUI Arrest- VT Route 103

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On September 18, 2017, between 17:30 and 20:00 hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on VT Route 103, spanning the towns of Clarendon, Shrewsbury, Cuttingsville and Mt. Holly. The focus of this patrol was to remain highly visible- stopping individuals who were speeding/ driving aggressively and to arrest individuals operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

 

During this detail, Troopers initiated nine (9) traffic stops, issuing 4 VCVC’s (tickets) and 6 written warnings.  One (1) operator was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  A second operator was found to be operating with a civilly suspended driver’s license.

 

Sergeant Luke Hall

Patrol Commander

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Rutland Barracks- Troop B

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

 

Office: (802) 773-9101

Cell: (802) 585-5247

Email: Lucas.Hall@Vermont.Gov

 

 

St Johnsbry Barracks / Driver's License Criminally Suspended Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A404924

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Charles Winn                            

STATION: VSP - St Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 09/13/2017 / 0945 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: 937 Memorial Drive, St Johnsbury, VT.

VIOLATION: Driver's License Suspended / Criminally

 

ACCUSED: Ethan Holt                                             

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Concord, VT.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the attached date and time, Troopers from the St Johnsbury barracks were investigating a separate incident, when the accused was observed operating a motor vehicle on Memorial Drive, in St Johnsbury, VT. The accused was later located on 09/18/17, at his residence and issued a citation into Caledonia Criminal Court, on 11/27/2017, at 0830 hours, to answer a charge of driving with a criminally suspended license and released. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 11/27/2017 / 0830 hours            

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A 

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

Sergeant Charles Winn

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

PH: 802-748-3111

FX: 802-748-1585

 

E-mail: Charles.Winn@vermont.gov

 

 

September 18, 2017

New Haven Barracks / vandalism / theft from a vehicle

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B503199

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Cpl. Michelle LeBlanc                           

STATION: VSP New Haven Barracks                   

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 09/18/17 between 1530 hrs. and 2100 hrs.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Lincoln Gap Trail head / Long Trail Lincoln VT

VIOLATION: Theft from a vehicle and Vandalism to a vehicle

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                             

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VICTIM: James Patterson

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bethel VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 09/18/17 between the hours of 1530 and 2100 person's unknown broke into a vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Long Trail in the Town of Lincoln and then removed items from within a vehicle before leaving.

 

Vermont State Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been in this area on this date and may have seen anyone acting suspicious, witnessed those involved, and/or may have seen a vehicle leaving the area quickly. 

 

Vermont State Police would also like to remind all those using our hiking trails during this fall season to please remove all valuables from your vehicles.

 

Investigation continues

 

*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**

 

Royalton Barracks / DUI#2

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B204154

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Rich Slusser                            

STATION: Royalton                    

CONTACT#: 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 9-18-17/2003 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT Route 12, Randolph

VIOLATION: DUI# 2

 

ACCUSED: Spencer Brown                                               

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Braintree, VT

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 9-18-17, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks stopped Brown for a minor motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that Brown was operating while under the influence of alcohol. Brown was arrested, processed and released on a criminal citation for the offense.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10-4-17/0800 hours           

COURT: Orange

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

Sergeant Rich Slusser/K9 Dräger

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Royalton Barracks-B Troop

802-234-9933

 

Westminster Barracks/ DUI Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B106059                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Jason Lengfellner

STATION: Westminster                                

CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 09/18/17 12:31 AM

STREET: VT Route 30

TOWN: Newfane

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Rick’s Tavern

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Joamey M. Cancel

AGE: 21     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2004

VEHICLE MAKE: Saab

VEHICLE MODEL: 95

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Major damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 09/18/17 at approximately 12:38 AM, while on patrol, a member of the Vermont State Police came across a vehicle in a ditch along VT Route 30, in the Town of Newfane, near Rick’s Tavern. Investigation revealed that the operator of this vehicle was Joamey M. Cancel, age 21 of Newfane, VT. Troopers observed several signs of impairment from Cancel, and she was subsequently placed under arrest. Further investigation revealed that prior to this, Cancel was involved in a crash approximately 100 yards south of this location. A fence and multiple road signs were damaged as a result of this crash. Cancel was transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks, where she was processed for DUI and Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and was released with a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division of 10/03/17.   

 

LODGED - LOCATION: No             

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Windham Superior Court Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/03/17     8:00 AM               

 

 

 

*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.

 

 

St Albans Barracks / Careless and Negligent Operation

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

CASE#: 17A204573                                       

TROOPER: M. Conte

STATION: St. Albans                         

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: September 18th, 2017 at 1830 Hours

STREET: Interstate 89 Southbound

TOWN: St. Albans

CROSS STREET/MILE MARKER: 115.4  

 

ACCUSED: Dieudonne Kabanda

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Framingham, Massachusetts

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 18th 2017, at 1830 hours, a member of the Vermont State Police conducted a directed patrol on Interstate 89 Southbound at mile marker 115 in the town of St. Albans. During this patrol the Trooper stopped an operator, later identified as Dieudonne Kabanda, for travelling 97 miles per hour in a posted 65 mile per hour speed zone. Kabanda was charged with Careless and Negligent Operation, and ultimately released with a citation to appear in Franklin Superior Court on October 23rd 2017 in order to face said charge. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: October 23rd, 2017 at 1300 Hours                  

COURT: Franklin Superior Court

MUG SHOT: None

 

St Johnsbury Barracks/ Violation of Conditions of Release

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A405022

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Sergeant Charles Winn                           

STATION:  VSP - St Johnsbury                   

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 09/17/2017 / 2300 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Post Office Lane, Lyndon, VT.

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release (VCOR)

 

ACCUSED: Robert Turcotte                                              

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT.

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the attached date and time, Troopers from the St Johnsbury barracks responded to a report a verbal disturbance on Post Office Lane, in the town of Lyndon, VT. Upon arrival, the accused was located walking on Rt. 5, near Post Office Lane and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. During an investigation of this incident, it was found that the accused has conditions of release, issued from the Caledonia Criminal Court that he not consume or possess alcohol. The accused was taken into custody, transported to the St Johnsbruy barracks, where he was ultimately processed, screened by North East Kingdom Human Services and released with a citation to appear in Caledonia Court on 10/23/2017, to answer a charge of violating conditions of release.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/23/2017 / 0830 hours           

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A   

BAIL: N/A

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.

 

Sergeant Charles Winn

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

PH: 802-748-3111

FX: 802-748-1585

 

E-mail: Charles.Winn@vermont.gov

 

 

FW: Royalton Barracks/ Commercial Vehicle Crash

 

 

Trooper Steven Cuttita

Vermont State Police, Royalton

2011 VT Route 107

Bethel, VT 05032

802-234-9933

 

From: Cuttita, Steven
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 5:05 PM
To: Hudson, Eric <Eric.Hudson@vermont.gov>
Subject: Royalton Barracks/ Commercial Vehicle Crash

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17B204148                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Cuttita

STATION: Royalton                                         

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 09-18-17/13:17 Hours

STREET: VT RT 100

TOWN: Rochester

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: VT RT 73 & Woodlawn Dr

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Sunny            

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jeffrey Steinkamp

AGE:  85   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rochester, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Acura

VEHICLE MODEL: RDX

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totalled

INJURIES:  Cuts and Bruises

HOSPITAL: Gifford Medical Center

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Jay Mcintyre

AGE:  57    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rochester, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Kenworth

VEHICLE MODEL: Tanker

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Totalled

INJURIES: Cuts/Bruises

HOSPITAL: Gifford Medical Center

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 09-18-17 at 13:17 Vermont State Police responded to a reported two vehicle crash on VT RT 100 in Rochester just north of the intersection of VT RT 73.  Vehicle 1 was operated by Jeffrey Steinkamp and travelling north.  Vehicle 2 was a fuel tanker owned by CV Oil of Pittsfield, VT and operated by Jay Mcintyre travelling south.  As the two vehicles approached Steinkamp crossed the center line.  Mcintyre moved as far to the right as he could but Steinkamp continued into the south bound lane and collided with the left rear tires of the truck.  The impact damaged the rear wheels and suspension on the truck causing Mcintyre to lose control.  The truck went off the west side of the road and overturned.  The collision also caused Steinkamp’s vehicle to overturn in the south bound lane.  The tanker was partially loaded with fuel but was not compromised and did not leak.  Earl’s Truck Repair recovered the tanker while Deerings Towing recovered the passenger car.  VT RT 100 was closed for several hours during the recovery as a precautionary measure.  Both operators were transported to Gifford Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. 

 

FW: Royalton State Police

Per Royalton State Police

 

This road is back open.

 

From: Lique, Sara
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 1:43 PM
To: DPS - mediasouth <mediasouth@listserv.dps.state.vt.us>
Subject: Royalton State Police

 

On behalf of Royalton State Police

 

Rt 100 at Vt rt 73 in Rochester Vermont will be closed until further notice, due to an motor vehicle  accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release

 

 

Trooper Charlotte Hartman

Vermont State Police

Williston Barracks

2777 St George Rd

Williston VT, 05495

Phone: 802-878-7111

Fax: 802-878-2742

 

Royalton State Police

On behalf of Royalton State Police

 

Rt 100 at Vt rt 73 in Rochester Vermont will be closed until further notice, due to an motor vehicle  accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSP Watch Command rotation / September 18 thru September 25

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Watch Commander Schedule for the week of: 

September 18 through September 25

 

Please follow the attached instructions for contacting the Watch Commanders.

 

Watch Commander – North

Lieutenant Dave Petersen

David.Petersen@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – South

Lieutenant JP Schmidt

John-Paul.Schmidt@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – Troop A

 

St. Albans  802-524-5993

Williston 802-878-7111

Middlesex 802-229-9191

Derby 802-334-8881

St. Johnsbury  802-748-3111

 

Watch Commander – Troop B

 

New Haven 802-388-4919

Rutland 802-773-9101

Shaftsbury 802-442-5421

Royalton 802-234-9933

Westminster 802-722-4600

 

Please visit:

http://vsp.vermont.gov/stations

for a state coverage map of towns served by specific VSP Field Stations.

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

 

Westminster Barracks/ Violation of Relief from Abuse Order

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B105477

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Colin Shepley                             

STATION: Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/24/2017 at 1107 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Bunker Road Dummerston, Vermont

VIOLATION: Violation of Abuse Prevention Order

 

ACCUSED: Kyle F. Temple                                             

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Putney, Vermont

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 08/24/2017 at approximately 1107 hours Vermont State Police were notified of a possible abuse prevention order violation in the Town of Dummerston. Investigation revealed Kyle F. Temple violated a final relief from abuse order during the early morning hours of 08/24/2017 by calling the victim. Temple was located on 09/15/2017 and issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division on 10/17/2017 at 0800 hours. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/17/2017 at 0800 hours.             

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION: No, cited and released.     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NONE

 

 

 

 

*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 Colin Shepley 

Vermont State Police - Westminster   

1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

 

ST. JOHNSBURY BARRACKS / RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A405023

TROOPER: Shaffer

STATION: VSP-St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 09/18/2017 @0748 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: I-91 north, Norwich

VIOLATION: Reckless Endangerment

 

ACCUSED: Teresa Ross                                               

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairlee, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  State Police stopped a vehicle being driven by Teresa Ross for traveling 97 miles per hour on I-91 north in Norwich on 09/18/17 at approximately 0748 hours. Troopers found 3 children, ages 2, 3, and 4 in the vehicle including another adult passenger. Ross was issued a citation to appear in Windsor County Court on 11/15/17 to answer the charge of reckless endangerment.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

 

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

*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 David Shaffer

Vermont State Police- St. Johnsbury

802-748-3111

802-748-1585 (Fax)

David.Shaffer@Vermont.Gov

 

VEM Release - Emergency Responders Honored

Press Release

Vermont Emergency Management

Vermont Homeland Security Unit

September 18, 2017

9:00 a.m.

 

Contact: Mark Bosma, VT DEMHS, 802-839-6717

 

Emergency Responders Recognized

 

WATERBURY, VT – A local Emergency Management Director and long-time University of Vermont administrator have been recognized for their contributions to emergency preparedness and response in Vermont.  The awards were presented during the Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference this past weekend.

 

The recipients were:

 

Vermont Local Emergency Management Director of the year:

Mariah Whitcomb, Thetford

 

Mariah Whitcomb’s leadership as the EMD of Thetford during the recent flooding in her town on July 1st sets the standard for how a proactive EMD can benefit a community.

 

Thanks to Whitcomb’s preparedness activities, the Thetford Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was well placed to respond to the storm and then to rebuild after the flooding subsided.  She maintained contact with the State EOC requesting resources as water rose, and worked with state agencies like Vermont Emergency Management and the Agency of Transportation to ensure her town not only rebuilt, but could also navigate the federal assistance process

 

“Her efforts before, during, and after the storm illustrate how an Emergency Management Director can impact the people she serves,” Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann said.  “Mariah is worthy of this award for her high standards and example she sets for how an EMD should function.”

 

Northeast States Emergency Consortium Emergency Manager of the Year:

Bill Ballard, University of Vermont

 

Bill Ballard serves as the Emergency Management Director for the University of Vermont.  Over the last several years Ballard has built UVM’s emergency management capabilities and managed UVM’s Emergency Operations Center during a wide-range of incidents.  Those events ranged from winter storms and fires to graduations and an annual Naked Bike Ride conducted by UVM students (an incident for which there is little specific emergency management training).

 

Bill also works in the State EOC during exercises and events, and is a trained Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program Evaluator and an Emergency Management Accreditation Program Assessor.  Ballard will retire from UVM after a 50-year association with the school.

 

Mark Bosma

Public Information Officer

Vermont Emergency Management

(802) 839-6717

http://vtalert.gov