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September 30, 2017

Derby Barracks / Theft

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A503944

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Trooper Doug Morrill                            

STATION: Derby                    

CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: Week of 9/25/17

LOCATION: Troy

VIOLATION: Theft

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 9/29/17 at approximately 1646 hours, the Derby barracks received a report of a camper theft on Loop Road in Troy.  The complainant advised that a 1994 Prowler camper with a white/green exterior was removed from his property during the week of 9/25/17.  The camper is described as a 24 foot long dual-axle unit.

 

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact 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/Structure Fire

VSP Press Release-Incident


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#: 17A405295

INVESTIGATORS FULL NAME: Assistant Fire Marshall Tim Angell - Vermont Division
of Fire Safety,  Detective Sergeant Michael LaCourse - Vermont State Police


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


DATE/TIME: 09/30/2017 @ approximately 1:10pm
INCIDENT LOCATION: 718 Town Farm Dr, Lyndon, VT
INCIDENT: Structure Fire



VICTIM: Don & Wanita Gardner(homeowners)
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 09/30/17, at approximately 1310 hours, Lyndon Fire 
Department responded to 718 Town Farm Drive in Lyndon for the report of a
structure fire. Once on scene, the fire department encountered a fire in the kitchen area of the one story, single family residence that was also spreading to the basement and attic areas. The homeowners were not present at the time the fire was noticed.

Fire department personnel were able to successfully suppress the fire. The house sustained significant smoke and heat damage throughout, in addition to areas consumed by fire.

As part of their on-scene examination fire personnel determined that the fire likely started in the area of the kitchen stove and several electrical outlets. Lyndon Town Asst. Fire Chief Wayne Tanner contacted the Vermont Department of Public Safety Fire Investigation Unit for assistance with an origin and cause determination. Investigators from the Vermont Division of Fire Safety and Vermont State Police responded to conduct an investigation.

Investigation efforts identified the cause of the fire was the older model gas kitchen stove which did not have modern safety features. The classification is accidental and does not appear suspicious. 





COURT ACTION: No


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***)
 

St. Albans Barracks / Driving Under the Influence Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

CASE#: 17A204768                                   

TROOPER: M. Conte

STATION: St. Albans                         

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: September 29th, 2017 at 2328 Hours

STREET: Montgomery Road

TOWN: Berkshire

CROSS STREET: Route 105

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry and Clear of Debris

 

VEHICLE #1:

 

OPERATOR: Andrea Webster

AGE: 25

SEAT BELT: Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Troy, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Escape

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 29th 2017, at 2328 hours the Vermont State Police were notified of a single vehicle crash on Montgomery Road in the town of Berkshire. Upon arrival, Troopers identified the operator at the time of the crash as Andrea Webster. Investigation revealed that Webster was under the influence of alcohol at the time of operation, prior to the crash. Webster was placed under arrest and brought to the St. Albans State Police Barracks for processing. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence, and released with a citation to appear before Franklin Superior Court on October 30th 2017, at 1300 hours in order to face the aforementioned charge. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: October 30th, 2017 at 1300 Hours         

COURT: Franklin Superior Court

MUG SHOT: Attached  

 

 

 

 

Westminster Barracks/Burglary, Possession of heroin


VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B106314 
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Max Trenosky                             
STATION: Westminster                    
CONTACT#: (802)722-4600

DATE/TIME: reported on September 29, 2017, at approximately 8:00 A.M.
INCIDENT LOCATION: School Road, Guilford
VIOLATION: Burglary, possession of heroin (Digioia)
                      Burglary (Hull)

ACCUSED: Nicholas S. Digioia                                               
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

ACCUSED: Jennifer J. Hull                                                
AGE: 47
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brattleboro, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 29, 2017, at approximately 8:00 A.M. State Police in the Westminster barracks initiated an investigation of a burglary to a residence in Guilford. Through investigation, Troopers were able to locate several of the items stolen during the burglary. Nicholas Digioia and Jennifer Hull, both of Brattleboro were arrested as a result of this incident. Digioia was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of heroin. Digioia was taken to the Westminster barracks where he was processed for burglary and possession of heroin. Digioia was issued a citation to appear in Windham Court at a later date to answer to the charges. Hull was issued a citation for burglary and is expected to appear in Windham Court at a later date to answer to the charge. 

COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: November 14, 2017           
COURT: Windham Superior, Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: No    
BAIL: No
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.


Trooper Jeff Hudon
Vermont State Police
Westminster Barracks, Troop B
Mailing: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd
                Putney, VT. 05346
PH: (802)722-4600
Fax:(802)722-4691

St. Albans Barracks / Driving While License Suspended and Violation of Conditions of Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

CASE#: 17A104488                             

TROOPER: M. Conte

STATION: St. Albans                         

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: September 30th, 2017 at 1330 Hours

STREET: Route 108 S

TOWN: Jeffersonville

CROSS STREET: Grist Mill Road

 

ACCUSED: Elijah Conwell

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Williston, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 30th 2017, at 1330 hours, a member of the Vermont State Police stopped Elijah Conwell on Route 108 S in the town of Jeffersonville due to a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation revealed that Conwell did not possess a valid Driver’s License, and was in fact under criminal suspension at the time of operation. Additionally, it was discovered that Conwell was under an active set of conditions of release stating he may not operate a motor vehicle without a valid Driver’s License. Conwell was charged with Driving While License Suspended and Violation of Conditions of Release, and released with a citation to appear in Lamoille Superior Court on October 24th 2017 in order to face said charge. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: October 24th, 2017 at 0830 Hours                  

COURT: Lamoille Superior Court

MUG SHOT: None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middlesex Barracks / : Financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, false pretenses and tokens, and fraudulent use of a credit card

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A302807

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper James Vooris                          

STATION: VSP Middlesex                   

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: Spring 2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Waterbury VT

VIOLATION: Financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, false pretenses and tokens, and fraudulent use of a credit card

 

ACCUSED: Karen Kelly-Danielle                                             

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Boynton Beach Florida

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: In July of 2017, Troopers from the Middlesex Barracks were advised of fraudulent activity that had been occurring throughout the spring of 2017. The investigation revealed that Karen Kelly-Danielle was hired as a care taker and had issued herself large valued personal checks in a fraudulent manor from her victims bank accounts. The investigation also revealed that Karen Kelly-Danielle was fraudulently using her victims credit card in the state of Florida. Karen Kelly-Danielle is scheduled to appear in Washington County Court on October 26th 2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: October 26th 2017   0830           

COURT: Washington

LODGED - LOCATION: NO     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

Trooper James Vooris

Vermont State Police- Middlesex

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Email: James.Vooris@Vermont.gov

 

Middlesex/DUI

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#:  17A3034056                                              

TROOPER: B Gallant

STATION: Middlesex                                

CONTAC#: (802) 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 09/30/17 0117 hours

STREET: VT Route 64   

TOWN: Williamstown, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Ferno Rd    

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Jonathan Gilbert

AGE: 21   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Williamstown, VT  

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1999

VEHICLE MAKE: HOND

VEHICLE MODEL: ACCORD

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Driver side   

INJURIES: No injuries

HOSPITAL: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On September 30nd, 2017 at 0117 hours, Vermont State Police were notified of a single vehicle crash on Vermont Route 64 near the intersection of Ferno Rd in Williamstown, Vermont. Investigation revealed the operator, Johnathan Gilbert of Williamstown VT, was traveling south on Ferno Rd when he struck an object in the roadway causing a flat tire. Gilbert was found sleeping in his vehicle on VT Route 64. Standard Field Sobriety Tests were administered. Gilbert was placed under arrest for Driving under the influence and taken to the Berlin Police Department for processing. Gilber was released on citation and ordered to appear in Orange County Superior Court-Criminal Division on 10/18/17 to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 10/18/2017 at 0800 hours.                         

COURT: Orange County Superior Court-Criminal Division

LODGED No      

BAIL: N

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

Very Respectfully,

 

Trooper Brandon Gallant

Vermont State Police - Middlesex                            

1080 US RT 2 Middlesex, VT 05602                             

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Brandon.P.Gallant@vermont.gov

 

St. Albans Barracks // DUI

VSP Press Release – DUI

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A204769

TROOPER: Nicholas Olson                             

STATION: St. Albans Barracks                  

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 09/30/17 – 0019 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Line Road, Alburgh, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Casey Malota                                      

AGE: 48

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Alburgh, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 30th, 2017 at approximately 0019 hours the Vermont State Police were notified of a vehicle failing to yield for Border Patrol Agents in the area of Line Road in Alburgh, VT.  Border Patrol Agents ultimately stopped and detained the occupants of the vehicle until VSP arrived on scene.  Subsequent investigation revealed that Casey Malota, age 48 of Alburgh, had been driving while under the influence of alcohol.  Malota was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Albans Barracks for DUI processing.  At the conclusion of which Malota was released on citation to appear in Grand Isle District Court on October 19th, 2017 to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/19/17            

COURT: Grand Isle  

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

*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 Nicholas Olson

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-5993

E-mail: Nicholas.Olson@vermont.gov

 

St. Johnsbury / Domestic Assault

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A405270

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Thompson                             

STATION: St. Johnsbury                   

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 09-29-17 / 1954 Hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Upper Plain, Bradford

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

 

ACCUSED: Susan Morris                                               

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bradford, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 09-29-17, at approximately 1954 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a residence for a report of an assault. Investigation lead to Morris being identified as the dominant aggressor and she was arrested on a Domestic Assault charge. Morris was released on a citation and court conditions.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10-02-17 / 1230 AM           

COURT: Orange

LODGED - LOCATION: N    

BAIL: N

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.

 

 

September 29, 2017

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / CRIMINAL DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE


PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A204766
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: N. Quealy                             
STATION: St. Albans                     
CONTACT#: 802-524-5993


DATE/TIME: 09-29-2017 @ 1923 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89 Northbound, Mile Marker 122 (Swanton)
VIOLATION: Driving With a Criminally Suspended License


ACCUSED: Brian Greto                                               
AGE: 40
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Swanton, VT


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 29th, 2017 at approximately 1923 hours Troopers with Vermont State Police St. Albans conducted a motor vehicle stop on I-89 NB in the area of mile marker 122 (Swanton) subsequent to multiple equipment violations.


The operator was identified as the defendant Brian Greto (age 40) of Swanton. Investigation determined that Greto's license was criminally suspended. He was subsequently arrested without incident and transported to the St. Albans State Police Barracks for processing.


At the conclusion of processing Greto was released with a citation to appear before Franklin County Superior Court on October 23rd, 2017 to answer the charge of Criminal DLS.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE/TIME: 10-23-17 @ 1300 hours            
COURT: Franklin
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     
BAIL: N
MUG SHOT: Y


DPS Statement / SPAC Review

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


State of Vermont
Department of Public Safety
45 State Drive
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-1300

http://dps.vermont.gov/

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

The State Police Advisory Commission (SPAC) and Thomas D. Anderson, Commissioner of Public Safety, issued the following statement in connection with the motor vehicle stop of Berl Fink on August 8, 2017.

On August 8, 2017, at approximately midnight, Vermont State Police Trooper Justin Thompson was traveling north on I-91 in the town of Thetford, VT near mile marker 86. Trooper Thompson observed a vehicle approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed.  Utilizing his rear-facing radar, Trooper Thompson clocked the vehicle at 83 MPH in a 65 MPH zone, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1004 (Interstate Highway Regulations – Speed).

Trooper Thompson moved to the right, activated his rear blue lights and pulled completely into the breakdown lane until the vehicle passed his location.  There were no other vehicles in the vicinity at the time of this stop.  Once the vehicle passed his fully marked Vermont State Police cruiser, Trooper Thompson activated all his blue lights (front and back) to conduct a motor vehicle stop for speeding.  The vehicle failed to stop with the blue lights on, so Trooper Thompson activated his siren and notified dispatch that he was initiating a vehicle pursuit.

During the pursuit, Trooper Thompson observed that the vehicle had multiple occupants inside.  He further observed one of the occupants looking back at him during the time he was attempting to stop the vehicle.  Trooper Thompson also observed that the vehicle did not stay in its lane of travel and on one occasion the operator activated the right turn signal but shortly thereafter deactivated it as it continued to drive north on I-91.  Eventually, the vehicle pulled to the side of I-91 and came to a stop.  The pursuit covered a distance of approximately 4.5 miles at speeds ranging from approximately 60 to 65 miles per hour. 

After the vehicle pulled to the side of the interstate, Trooper Thompson conducted a high-risk motor vehicle stop based on his observations and training.  The decision to conduct a high-risk stop is based on numerous factors that are evaluated in real time by an officer during an incident.  In this case, 


some of the factors that were considered by Trooper Thompson in deciding to initiate a high-risk motor vehicle stop included, but were not limited to, the location of the stop was in a rural area late at night (12:09AM), there was a lack of immediate back-up in the area, the vehicle failed to stop after the cruiser’s lights and siren were activated for over 4 miles, the actions of the occupants were suspicious, the vehicle was initially travelling at a high rate of speed, and officer safety.

All law enforcement officers in Vermont are trained at the Vermont Police Academy on conducting two types of motor vehicle stops: unknown risk motor vehicle stops and high-risk motor vehicle stops.  When conducting a high-risk motor vehicle stop, law enforcement officers are trained to order the operator and occupants out of the vehicle to maintain control the situation and ensure the safety of all individuals present, as well as assess potential threats.  The training directs law enforcement officers to issue verbal commands from a position of cover at their police cruiser and have their firearm drawn during the removal process.  Law enforcement officers are trained that a high-risk motor vehicle stop is indicated and appropriate when a vehicle fails to stop after a period of time after lights and sirens have been displayed. 

In this case, after the vehicle came to a stop Trooper Thompson ordered the operator, later identified as Rabbi Berl Fink of Brooklyn, NY, to exit the vehicle.  Trooper Thompson issued verbal commands from his cruiser and had his firearm drawn.  While he was in the process of attempting to assess and control the actions of the operator, a male passenger, later identified as Eli Fink of Brooklyn, NY, exited the vehicle on his own from the rear driver’s side seat.  Not knowing the intentions of the occupant, Trooper Thompson ordered the occupant back into the vehicle.  Trooper Thompson was still alone at this time as backup had not yet arrived.  Trooper Thompson ordered the operator to lie down in a safe location at the side of the roadway where he would be able to monitor the actions of the operator and all occupants until backup arrived.  At that point, Trooper Thompson could thoroughly assess the situation safely.  At no time was Trooper Thompson rude or unprofessional in his conduct with the driver or occupants. 

Once backup arrived, all occupants of the vehicle were removed and detained.  Trooper Thompson spoke with Rabbi Fink roadside and explained the reason for the stop.  After the situation was further assessed, the passengers were released and allowed to get back into the vehicle while Trooper Thompson processed Rabbi Fink for Attempting to Elude, a violation of Title 23 VSA 1133.   

While speaking with Rabbi Fink at roadside a domestic assault case was reported which required an immediate police response. Trooper Thompson decided to cite Rabbi Fink at the scene and release him so he could expedite his response to the domestic assault.  Mr. Fink was initially cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Orange Circuit, on September 20, 2017, but that was later changed to October 18, 2017 after a request of the family to accommodate the holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

This incident was investigated by the Vermont State Police Internal Affairs Unit (IA).  A subsequent review of the IA investigation by Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson and the seven-member State Police Advisory Commission (SPAC) determined that Trooper Thompson acted in accordance with his training and Vermont State Police policy and procedure when he made the decision to conduct a high-


risk motor vehicle stop.  Given the fact that it was dark outside when the stop was conducted, Trooper Thompson could not reasonably see or identify any personal characteristics of the occupants inside the vehicle at the time he made the decision to conduct a high-risk motor vehicle stop.  There is no evidence from the investigation to suggest his actions were based on any type of bias or profiling.    

Vermont State Police Code of Conduct and policies require every trooper to treat all members of the public with respect, dignity and fairness at all times.  There are situations when troopers must take steps to ensure their safety and the safety of the public when confronted with potentially dangerous situations and those steps can at times appear to be excessive or extreme.  Although we now know that this was not a dangerous situation, Trooper Thompson could not have known that during the time the vehicle failed to stop as he followed it for several miles on the interstates or at the time of the stop.  When assessed in their totality, Trooper Thompson’s observations reasonably led him to believe that he should conduct a high-risk stop to ensure a safe outcome. 

The Vermont State Police acknowledge that not every car stop is the same and the threat from each one can vary widely, as can the outcome.  When incidents like this occur, the Vermont State Police review their training processes, policies and procedures to ensure that every Vermont State Trooper takes all necessary steps to ensure a safe outcome while bridging the gap between a potentially dangerous situation and person who may be confused or scared.  We are mindful that certain police actions that fully comply with policy and training can, at times, be viewed and experienced as harsh or excessive.  

All allegations of misconduct by State Police officers are given to the State Police Advisory Commission (SPAC) for review. By statute, SPAC is made up of seven independent Vermont citizens appointed by the Governor. SPAC provides advice and counsel to the Commissioner of Public Safety in carrying out his or her responsibilities for the management, supervision and control of the Vermont State Police. The Commission also advises the Commissioner regarding rules concerning promotions, grievances, transfers, internal investigations and discipline.  SPAC has authorized the Commissioner to make public the video of the stop.  It can be obtained via the below Dropbox link, or by contacting Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Scott Waterman at Scott.Waterman@Vermont.gov.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1hpn0yx63e6c7dz/AAC9_ntBPO625j0odU9dlYJKa?dl=0

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

Scott.waterman@vermont.gov

 

Derby Barracks/ Drugs at Correctional Center

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:                  17A503729

TROOPER:           D. Annis                                                              

STATION:            Derby          

CONTACT#:        802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME:        09/29/17

LOCATION:          Northern State Correctional Facility Newport

VIOLATION:        Conspiracy, Transportation of a Narcotic Drug into a place of Detention, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile

 

ACCUSED:           Samantha M. Watson 34, Jason Watson 27, Chad Paquette 38,                                                                   

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Newport

 

VICTIM:                N/A

AGE:                      N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:          N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 09/14/17 the Vermont State Police were contacted by the Department of Corrections at NSCF in Newport regarding subjects transporting Narcotic Drugs into an inmate during contact visitation.  The drugs were brought into the facility and then handed to the inmate under the table by a child.  As a result of the investigation Samantha Watson and Inmates Jason Watson and Chad Paquette have been charged with the below listed offenses:

 

Samantha Watson – Conspiracy, Transportation of a Narcotic Drug into a Place of Detention, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.

 

Jason Watson – Conspiracy and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.

 

Chad Paquette – Conspiracy, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Transportation of a Narcotic Drug into a Place of Detention. 

 

 

COURT ACTION:            Yes

COURT DATE:                 Nov. 14, 2017 at 0830hrs

COURT:                            Orleans Criminal Court

LODGED – LOCATION:  NO (All were issued citations to appear in court)  

BAIL:                                N/A

MUG SHOT:                    NO

 

 

Detective Sergeant Darren Annis

Vermont State Police

Troop A

35 Crawford Rd.

Derby, VT 05829

Office: 802-334-8881

Cell:  802-310-3409

darren.annis@vermont.gov    

 

Press Release/VSP Rutland/Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 09-29-17 during the morning hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on USRT 4 in Rutland Town and Mendon. The purpose of this patrol was to detect and enforce cell phone use violations, as well as ensure seatbelt use.   Cell phone use without a “hands-free” device and texting while driving continue to be a contributing factor in motor vehicle crashes on Vermont Highways.

 

During the patrol, a total of twelve (12) traffic tickets were issued for cell phone/texting while driving violations.

 

The Vermont State Police would like to encourage motorists to utilize “hands-free” devices while driving, stay alert and help keep Vermont roads safe.

 

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Sergeant Steven Coote

Vermont State Police

B Troop-Rutland

124 State Place

Rutland, Vermont 05701

Tel: 802-773-9101

Email: Steven.Coote@vermont.gov

 

Westminster Barracks/Burglary

STATE OF VERMONT

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

INCIDENT: Burglary  

 

CASE #: 17B106314

 

TROOPER: S/T Max Trenosky                 STATION: Westminster       

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 09-29-17 0500-0600 am

LOCATION: School Street Guilford VT

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                             

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VICTIM: Timothy Saddler

AGE: 46

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Guilford, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 29 at approximately 0804 am, the Vermont State Police received

a report of a burglary to a residence located on School Street in the town of Guilford.

 

Members of the State Police responded to the area. 

 Investigation revealed that between 0500 am and 0600 am, an unknown person had forced entry through a window of a residence located on School Street.

 Several items were taken from inside the residence to include a motorcycle that was being restored. 

 A picture has been included as the motorcycle was seen being driven from the scene.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper

Trenosky of the Vermont State Police - Westminster barracks at (802) 722-4600 or

call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 241-5355.  Anonymous

crime tips can also be sent using your mobile device. Text the keyword VTIPS to

the shortcut CRIMES (274687) and share the tip you have about a crime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westminster Barracks - DLS Criminal

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

           

CASE#: 17B106315

TROOPER: Sgt. Buckley                            

STATION: VSP Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 09/29/2017 at approximately 0923

LOCATION: Dover Road, Newfane, VT

 

VIOLATION: DLS Criminal – Operation of vehicle without ignition interlock device - when required.

 

ACCUSED:   Tammie L. LaClair                                                  

AGE: 50

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newfane, VT

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 09/29/2017 at approximately 0923 hours, a member of the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle operated by LaClair for speeding on Dover Road in the Town of Newfane. During the roadside investigation, it was determined that LaClair was a person required to have an ignition interlock device in the vehicle she was operating and no device was installed. Based on this violation, LaClair was taken into custody for DLS Criminal and transported to the Windham County Sheriff’s office for processing. LaClair was cited and released.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: November 21, 2017                     

COURT: Windham Superior

LODGED – LOCATION:    N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Buckley of the Vermont State Police – Westminster barracks at (802) 722-4600 or call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 241-5355.  Anonymous crime tips can also be sent using your mobile device. Text the keyword VTIPS to the shortcut CRIMES (274687) and share the tip you have about a crime.

 

 

Derby/Aggravated Assault

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

INCIDENT:

 

CASE #: 17A503904                         

 

TROOPER: Abigail Drew                   STATION: Derby                        CONTACT#: 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 9/26/17 @ 1730 hours

 

LOCATION (specific) Paradis Mountain Rd, Island Pond, VT                                                         

 

VIOLATION: Aggravated Assault

 

ACCUSED: Jeremiah Deslandes                                          AGE: 24

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Island Pond, VT

 

VICTIM: (Vermont State Police do not release the names of victims of domestic violence)

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

           

            On 9/26/2017, at approximately 1730 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Paradis Mountain Rd in the town of Island Pond for a reported assault. Upon arrival Troopers spoke with the victim who advised he had been assaulted & strangled by J. Deslandes. The victim had visible injuries on his face, hands & neck. Troopers spoke with several witness on scene prior to leaving to speak with the offender. Troopers spoke with J. Deslandes at his residence as well as several other witnesses. J. Deslandes was transported to the state police Barracks in Derby where he was issued a citation and then emergency arrested by Probation & Parole. J. Deslandes was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility by Probation & Parole.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

CITE DATE: 10/17/2017

Court: Essex Superior Court

Fingerprints: Y

Mugshot: Y

 

 

ST. JOHNSBURY / CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A405221                                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Jason Danielsen

STATION: St. Johnsbury                                

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 9/27/2017 at approximately 1204 hours

STREET: I-91 South

TOWN: St. Johnsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Exit 19

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: MM 129

WEATHER: Clear              

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Danica Zirkle

AGE: 33     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Kia

VEHICLE MODEL: Rio

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 9/27/2017, at approximately 1204 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a one vehicle crash on Interstate 91 South near exit 19 in the town of St. Johnsbury, VT. Investigation revealed the operator, Danica Zirkle (33) attempted to take exit 19, but was unable to make the turn, causing her to leave the roadway and roll in between the off ramp and the travel lane of Interstate 91. Zirkle was not injured. Zirkle was given a ticket for 23 VSA 1038, Roadways Laned for Travel

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint 3139625 T23 VSA 1038

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A           

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME: N/A

 

 

 

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