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March 23, 2017

FW: Crash Irasburg, log truck VS car

 

 

From: Field, Callie
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Subject: Crash Irasburg, log truck VS car

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#17A501150            

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Callie R Field          , Derby Barracks               

CONTACT#:802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME:3/22/17 AT 8:44 A.M

STREET:4924 VT RTE 14

TOWN:Irasburg

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:Irasburg Village

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER:           clear

ROAD CONDITIONS:snow/ice

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Sara Hall

AGE:  34   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Irasburg,VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:2008

VEHICLE MAKE:Volkswagon

VEHICLE MODEL:Jetta

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:totaled due to front and rear end damage

INJURIES:possible minor injuries

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)North Country Hospital

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Pierre-Alain Bouffard

AGE:   38  

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hatley, PQ

 

VEHICLE YEAR:2007

VEHICLE MAKE:Kenworth

VEHICLE MODEL:tractor

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: damage to the front right fender/bumper,damage to two

tires from the impact and damage to the braking system due to the crash.

INJURIES:none

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)N/A

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

 

Operator #1, received several Vermont Civil Violation Complaint's for No

Insurance and  Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed for Conditions and Hazards,a

violation of Title 23 Vermont Statutes Annotated Section 800a, 1081

 

 

On 3/22/17 at 8:44 A.M the Vermont State Police responded to a tractor trailer

truck versus car crash on VT RTE 14 in the town of Irasburg. Operator #1 Hall

had been traveling south when she lost control of her vehicle crossing into the

north bound lane of travel striking vehicle #2. Operator #2 tried to go around

the vehicle which was now in his lane. Operator #1 then struck the truck in the

right tire and front bumper catching partials under the tire ripping the rear

bumper off.

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A201403

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Kirsten Skelly                         

STATION: VSP St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: March 22, 2017 at approximately 1958 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Fairfax Road in St. Albans, VT.

VIOLATION: Four counts of Violation of Conditions of Release.

 

ACCUSED: Michael Cruz                                               

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfield, VT.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On March 22, 2017 at approximately 1958 hours The Vermont

State Police were conducting motor vehicle patrol on Fisher Pond Road in St.

Albans, VT. A silver 2003 Ford Focus was observed travelling southbound on

Fairfax Road in St. Albans, VT, with an equipment violation. The Vermont State

Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Cruz, 28, of Fairfield,

VT, as one of the passenger's. Investigation revealed that Cruz had four active

condition of release orders with a curfew. Due to the curfew violations, Cruz

was released on a citation to appear to the Franklin County Superior Court on March 23, 2017 at 1100 hours to answer to the charges of Violation of Conditions of Release.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: March 23, 2017 at 1100 hours.             

COURT: The Franklin County Superior Court/

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NOT AVAILABLE

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*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 Kirsten Skelly

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5993

Fax: F: (802)-527-1150

E-mail: Kirsten.Skelly@vermont.gov

 

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A201401

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Kirsten Skelly                             

STATION: VSP St. Albans                

CONTACT#: (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: March 22, 2017 at approximately 1958 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Fairfax Road in St. Albans, Vt.

VIOLATION: Two counts of Violation of Conditions of Release.

 

ACCUSED: Felicia Hanvey                                   

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Fairfield, VT.

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On March 22, 2017 at approximately 1958 hours The Vermont State Police were conducting motor vehicle patrol on Fisher Pond Road in St. Albans, VT. A silver 2003 Ford Focus was observed travelling southbound on Fairfax Road in St. Albans, VT, with an equipment violation. The Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Hanvey, 30, of Fairfield, VT, as one of the passenger's. Investigation revealed that Hanvey had an active conditions of release order with a curfew. Due to the curfew violation, Hanvey was placed under arrest for violating her conditions of release and transported to the VSP St. Albans barracks for fingerprinting and processing. Hanvey was ultimately transported to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility where she was lodged on $1,000.00 cash or surety bond.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: March 23 at 1100 hours.           

COURT: The Franklin County Superior Court.

LODGED - LOCATION: The Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.   

BAIL: $1,000.00

MUG SHOT: Yes

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*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 Kirsten Skelly

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Phone: (802) 524-5993

Fax: F: (802)-527-1150

E-mail: Kirsten.Skelly@vermont.gov

 

DUI Press Release

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B201199
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Stacia Geno                             
STATION: Royalton                     
CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

DATE/TIME: 03/23/17 0006 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 12, Hartland
VIOLATION: DUI Refusal

ACCUSED: Heidi Hough                                              
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: White River Junction, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On 3/23/17 at approximately 0006 hours, Vermont State
Police Troopers stopped Heidi Hough on Route 12 in Hartland for a
stop sign violation.  Further investigation revealed that Hough was under the
influence of intoxicants.  She was subsequently arrested, processed at Windsor
Police Department, and released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior
Court Windsor Criminal Division on 04/11/17 to answer to the charge of DUI Refusal.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 04/11/17 0800 hours            
COURT: Windsor
LODGED - LOCATION: No     
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: Yes
PBT: N/A



*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 Stacia Geno
Vermont State Police
Royalton Barracks
Phone: (802) 234-9933
Fax: (802) 234-6520

New Haven Barracks/DUI

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B500888
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Szarejko                            
STATION: VSP New Haven                    
CONTACT#: 802 388 4919

DATE/TIME: 3-23-2017@ 0051 hours.
INCIDENT LOCATION: Big Hollow Road, Starksboro Vermont
VIOLATION: DUI #1.

ACCUSED: Michael P. Jerome                                             
AGE: 19
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Monkton Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On March 23, 2017 Vermont State Police received a complaint of a lifted Ford truck driving up and down Big Hollow Road in the Town of Starksboro, the complainant advised police that the truck drove on his lawn as well.  Police were in the immediate area at the time and were able to locate the truck in question on Big Hollow Road in the Town of Starksboro.  A motor vehicle stop was conducted and police made contact with the operator of the truck identified as Michael Jerome of Monkton.  Further investigation revealed that Jerome was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, Jerome provided a preliminary sample of his breath and his BAC was measured at .138%.  Jerome was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing.  Jerome was subsequently released on a citation to appear in Addison County District Court on April 10, 2017 to answer the charge of DUI #1.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: April 10, 2017 @ 12:30 PM           
COURT: Addison
LODGED - LOCATION:     
BAIL:
MUG SHOT: No
PBT: .138%


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

Derby Barracks/Uttering Forged Instrument, False Pretenses or Tokens & Petit Larceny

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

INCIDENT:

 

CASE #: 17A501063                                                         

 

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

 

DATE/TIME: 3/13/17

 

LOCATION (specific) Main St, Newport VT                                                                                                                           

 

VIOLATION: Uttering a Forged instrument, False Pretenses or Tokens & Petit Larceny

 

ACCUSED: Danielle Benoit                                                            AGE: 27

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Currently Residing at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

 

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

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

               

                On 1/25/2017, Vermont State Police were advised by Community National Bank they had an altered or fictitious check returned to them from a Passumpsic Savings Bank account. During the course of the investigation VSP learned the checks were stolen prior to being deposited into the Community National Bank ATM for cash. It was determined Danielle Benoit did not have permission to have or write the fraudulent checks from the holder of the checking account. Benoit was cited while being at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

CITE DATE: 4/18/2017    

Court: Orleans County District Court

Finger Prints: No

Mug Shot: Not available at this time

 

 

 

Trooper Abigail Drew & K9 Ranger

Vermont State Police

Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, VT 05829

802-334-8881

 

Derby Barracks / Violation of Conditions of Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 17A501164

TROOPER: Pohlman                                                       

STATION: Derby                   

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 03/22/2017 2041 hours

LOCATION: North Troy, VT

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release 

ACCUSED: Jordan Bowen                                                            

AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Derby, 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 03/22/2017 at approximately 1845 hours, members of the Vermont State Police were notified of a possible violation of conditions of release in North Troy, VT. After investigation, it was determined that Jordan Bowen was in violation of a curfew that was set in his conditions of release for a previous offense. Bowen was arrested and taken to the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks where he was processed and released on citation.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 03/23/2017

COURT: Orleans County

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

 

Trooper Mark Pohlman

Vermont State Police

Troop A- Derby

802 334 8881

 

March 22, 2017

St. Johnsbury Barracks/ DUI #1

 

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A401421

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper David Hastings                            

STATION: St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 3/19/2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 93 North MM 3.3

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: John Champagne                                              

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the morning of March 19 2017, Vermont state police were dispatched to a

single vehicle crash on interstate 93 north Mile Marker 3.3 in Waterford,

Vermont. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Champagne(38). Subsequent

investigation revealed that Champagne was under the influence of alcohol while

operating a motor vehicle. Champagne agreed to offer a sample of his breath and

blew a .177 roadside. Champagne was taken into custody and processed for DUI.

Champagne was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia Criminal Court on

4/10/2017 to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:  4/10/2017   0830   hours      

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION: St. Johnsbury     

MUG SHOT: yes

PBT: .177

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A401466                             

CORPORAL: C. Schulze

STATION: St. Johnsbury                                  

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 03/22/17  0850

STREET: Interstate 91 South

TOWN: Ryegate

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 113/70

WEATHER: Cloudy      

ROAD CONDITIONS: Slush/Ice

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Cynthia Halsey

AGE: 61

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Stark, NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2002

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Wrangler

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Head and torso

HOSPITAL: Cottage

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 03/22/17, the State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate

91 in Ryegate. Members of the Ryegate Fire Department and Woodsville Ambulance

responded as well.

 

Cynthia Halsey was traveling southbound when she lost control of her vehicle due

to slush/ice on the roadway. The vehicle traveled sideways off the roadway and

into the median. The vehicle rolled over several times and Cynthia Halsey was

ejected.

 

Cynthia Halsey was transported to Cottage Hospital.

 

Investigation is ongoing, anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the

State Police at 802-222-4680.

Shaftsbury Barracks/ Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17b300902                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Lauren Ronan

STATION: Shaftsbury                                     

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 03-22-2017 1145 hours

STREET: Main Rd

TOWN: Stamford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Brookside Dr

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: na

WEATHER: clear, sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry pavement

 

VEHICLE 

OPERATOR: Samantha Goodreau

AGE: 22    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Adams MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Hyundai

VEHICLE MODEL: Elantra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Contact damage to front passenger side hood, bumper and

quarter panel.

INJURIES:  Bumps and bruises

HOSPITAL:  Berkshire Medical Center Pittsfield MA

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On March 22nd 2017, at approximately 1145 hours, Troopers responded to Stamford

for a hit-and-run crash.  While responding Troopers learned one of the

operators, Samantha Goodreau, walked to a nearby home for assistance.  She

reported to the homeowner another vehicle pushed her off the road and left

the scene after she crashed.  A description of the other vehicle involved was

not provided. When police arrived on scene they observed a 2014 Hyundai Elantra

in a position of uncontrolled rest within the southbound lane.  The vehicle had

damage to the front passenger side bumper, hood and quarter panel.  The airbags

we not deployed.  Troopers along with Clarksburg MA Police and MASP were unable

to locate another vehicle involved. The investigation revealed Goodreau was

driving south bound on Main Rd when she took an evasive action bringing her

vehicle into the south bound guardrail.  There was no evidence that another vehicle collided with Goodreau's vehicle, however there still may have been another vehicle involved.  Goodreau was transported to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield MA for bumps, bruises and minor head injury. The Vermont State Police are continuing to investigate the crash.  Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Trooper Ronan at 802-442-5421.

 

Trooper Lauren Ronan

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Rd, Shaftsbury VT 05262

Fax (802)442-3263

Phone (802)442-5421

 

New Haven/ Single Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#: 17B500863
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: March 21, 2017 at 14:04 hours
STREET: Plank Road
TOWN: Bristol
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: North Street 
WEATHER: Clear
ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry 

VEHICLE #1 
OPERATOR: Spencer Newton  
AGE: 17      
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Middlebury, VT

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006
VEHICLE MAKE: Volvo
VEHICLE MODEL: S60
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled 
INJURIES: None 
HOSPITAL: N/A


SUMMARY OF CRASH: 

On March 21, 2017 at approximately 14:04 hours Troopers from the New Haven Barracks responded to a report of a single vehicle roll over on Plank Road in the Town of Bristol. Investigation revealed that the operator was travelling at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit and too fast to safely negotiate the turn. 

Bristol Fire/Rescue also responded to the scene to assist. The driver and passenger were both evaluated by Bristol Rescue and no injuries were reported. 
The Operator was issued a VCVC for driving too fast for conditions-accident resulting.  


Vermont Civil Violation Complaint  T23 VSA 1081(A)
LODGED N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT:N/A
COURT ACTION:N/A
COURT: N/A
COURT DATE/TIME: N/A



*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.


Tpr. Tyler Silva

Vermont State Police

B Troop-New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, Vermont 05472

Tel: 802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918


Williston/ Motor Vehicle Crash (CMV ice through windshield)

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A101288                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Corporal Andrew Leise 

STATION: VSP Williston                                

CONTACT#: 1-802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: March 22, 2017/0848 hours

STREET: U.S. Route 7

TOWN: Charlotte

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Crosswinds Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy, Windy, Cold

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1 OPERATOR: Celeste N. Brasseur

AGE: 35    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlotte, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Tahoe

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Contact damage to front hood, front windshield shattered

INJURIES: Facial lacerations (glass in face)

HOSPITAL: UVMC

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE: Unknown    

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown

VEHICLE YEAR: Unknown

VEHICLE MAKE: Commercial Motor Vehicle (red), Trailer (white) with red lettering

VEHICLE MODEL: Unknown

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: None

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On March 22, 2017 at approximately 0848 hours VSP Williston Troopers responded to the report of ice that went through the front windshield of a vehicle on U.S. Route 7 in Charlotte. It was reported that the operator had injuries. Upon VSP arrival it was found that ice came off the top of a commercial motor vehicle trailer traveling south (reported to be a red cab, white trailer, with red lettering) and flew onto vehicle#2 being driven by Celeste N. Brasseur who was northbound. After the ice struck vehicle#2 and went directly through the front windshield into the face of operator#2, she lost

control and traveled off the east side of U.S. Route 7.

 

A BOL (be on the lookout was aired to) Vergennes P.D. as well as VSP New Haven in an attempt to I.D. the operator of the Commercial Motor Vehicle. No registration plate was obtained from the truck. Operator#1 was transported to UVMC by Charlotte Rescue with significant facial lacerations. Troopers were assisted at the scene by Charlotte Rescue and Fire.

 

Troopers continue to remind all motorists to clear ice off your vehicles to prevent injury collisions. Anyone who may have obtained a registration plate for the southbound Commercial Motor Vehicle is asked to contact Cpl. Andrew Leise at the Williston Barracks 1-802-878-7111.

 

 

 

 

Royalton barracks/ No License - 3rd Violation

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B201187

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jeremy Lyon                            

STATION: VSP Royalton                     

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 3/22/17 at 0815 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: River Road, Sharon, Vermont, Windsor County

VIOLATION: No License 3rd

 

ACCUSED: John McDougall                                               

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: White River Junction, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 3/22/17 at approximately 0815 hrs, Troopers from the

Vermont State Police - Royalton stopped a vehicle on River Road in Sharon for an

expired inspection sticker. Further investigation revealed the operator, John

McDougall, was operating with a suspended and expired license. McDougall was

issued a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court for a third No

License violation.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 4/25/17 at 0830 hrs            

COURT: Windsor County Superior Court

 

*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.

 

Tpr. Jeremy Lyon

Vermont State Police – Royalton

2011 VT RTE 107

Bethel, VT 05032

(802) 234-9933

(802) 234-6520 (Fax)

E-mail: jeremy.lyon@vermont.gov

 

Violation of Abue Prevention Order/ Royalton Barracks

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B201182

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:

Trooper Jeremy Lyon/ Trooper Steve Cuttita                             

STATION: VSP Royalton                    

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 3/21/17 at 1530 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: Mill Road, Royalton, Windsor County

VIOLATION: Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

 

ACCUSED: Christopher Hersl                                               

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sharon, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sharon, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 3/21/17 at approximately 1530 hrs, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Royalton made contact with a male and female conversing on the side of the roadway in Royalton, Windsor County. Further investigation revealed the female was the Plaintiff of an Abuse Prevention Order recently served on the male, who was identified as Christopher Hersl. Hersl was arrested for violating the order, processed at the Royalton Barracks, and released on court conditions.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 3/22/17 at 1230 hrs            

COURT: Windsor County Superior Court

 

*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.

 

Tpr. Jeremy Lyon

Vermont State Police – Royalton

2011 VT RTE 107

Bethel, VT 05032

(802) 234-9933

(802) 234-6520 (Fax)

E-mail: jeremy.lyon@vermont.gov

 

[MEDIANORTH] Traffic Alert Update - Williamstown

State of Vermont
Department of Public Safety
Vermont State Police
Middlesex barracks

Press release - Highway/Traffic Notification

The northbound lane of Route 14 in Williamstown between Route 64 and Chelsea Road is now open at this time. The southbound lane will remain closed at this time.

This incident is expected to last until further notice. Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate. 

Motorists should expect delays in the area or seek alternate routes.


Lindsay Cronin
Vermont State Police – Williston
802.878.7111
Lindsay.Cronin@vermont.gov

[MEDIANORTH] Traffic alert - Williamstown

State of Vermont
Department of Public Safety
Vermont State Police
Middlesex barracks

Press release - Highway/Traffic Notification

Route 14 is blocked between Route 64  and Chelsea Road due to a jack-knifed tractor trailer. 

This incident is expected to last until further notice. Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate. 

Motorists should expect delays in the area or seek alternate routes.

Westminster Barracks/ Possession of Heroin, Trafficking Heroin, Importing Heroin, Possession of Cocaine

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B101689

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Zachary Gauthier                             

STATION: VSP Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 3/21/2017 @ 1800 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 91 north, mile marker 34, in the Town of Rockingham

VIOLATION: Possession of Heroin, Trafficking Heroin, Importation of Heroin, and Possession of Cocaine

 

ACCUSED: Miguel Colon                                              

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, CT

 

ACCUSED: Angel Guilbez

AGE: 17

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, CT

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

                On 3/21/2017, at approximately 1800 hours, Vermont State Police, conducted a motor vehicle stop near mile marker 34, on Interstate 91 north in the Town of Rockingham. Vermont State Police conducted a search of the vehicle and located approximately 52.2 grams of heroin, 58 grams of cocaine, and 56.3 grams of crack cocaine. The estimated street value of the drugs located was $26,000. Colon and Guilbez were arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine, and transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing. Colon was held at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $15,000 bail. Guilbez was held by the Vermont Department of Corrections for lack of $15,000 bail. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 3/22/2017 @ 1230 hours            

COURT: Windham County

LODGED - LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility    

BAIL: $15,000

MUG SHOT: Not Available

 

Trooper Zachary Gauthier  #524

Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks 

Mailing address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Putney VT. 05346

Physical address: 1330 Westminster Heights Rd. Westminster VT. 05158

Tel. (802) 722-4600  

Fax. (802) 722-4690

Zachary.Gauthier@Vermont.gov

 

March 21, 2017

ST. JOHNSBURY BARRACKS / ARREST ON WARRANT, DLS-C

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 17A401457

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Shaffer                             

STATION: VSP- St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 03/21/17 @ 2211 hours.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Broad Street, Lyndonville

VIOLATION: DLS, Arrest on Warrant

 

ACCUSED: Jonathan Kittredge                                               

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Sheffield, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  State Police stopped a vehicle driven by Jonathan Kittredge on Broad Street in Lyndonville on 03/21/17 at approximately 2211 hours. Troopers learned Kittredge was driving on a criminally suspended license and had an active warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and subsequently lodged on the warrant. He was cited to appear in Caledonia Superior Court on 05/01/17 for DLS.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 05/01/17          

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

PBT:  NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*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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17A501114



VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17A501114
RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: TROOPER MARIE BELAND                           
STATION: DERBY                    
CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

DATE/TIME: 03/20/2017 approximately 1024 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: 907 Elm Street, Derby, Vermont
VIOLATION: Cruelty to children under 10 by one over 16

ACCUSED:  Kimberly A. Swett                                                          
AGE: 46
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Derby Line, Vermont

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

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On March 20th, 2017, the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks were contacted regarding an assault that took place at the Derby Elementary School, Derby, Vermont. A subsequent investigation revealed that North Country Supervisory Union Employee, 46 year old Kimberly A. Swett of Derby Line, Vermont had assaulted a minor. Based on information gathered during the investigation, Swett is being charged with Cruelty to children under 10 by one over 16, a violation of Title 13 VSA 1304.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE / TIME:   April 4th, 2017 at 0830 hours      
COURT:  Orleans County Superior Court
LODGED:  No LOCATION: N/A
BAIL:  N/A
MUG SHOT: YES
              PBT: N/A


Trooper Marie Beland
Vermont State Police - Derby
35 Crawford Rd
Derby, VT 05829
W: 802-334-8881
Fax: 802-334-4740
 


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2016 Vermont State Police Traffic Stop Data

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

2016 VSP TRAFFIC STOP DATA

 

 

Waterbury, VT / March 21, 2017 – On March 21, 2017 the Department of Public Safety released Vermont State Police (VSP) traffic stop data for calendar year 2016.  For seven years, the VSP has collected and analyzed traffic data in its continuing effort to educate troopers and the public on the importance of fair and impartial policing practices by law enforcement. 

 

This 2016 data, which supplements the release last year of traffic stop data activity from 2010 through 2015, shows a vast improvement in quality of the 2016 data.  Less than one percent (1%) of the 2016 data was missing or erroneous as compared to over five percent (5%) in 2015 and over six percent (6%) in 2014. This improved data collection is a direct result of in-service training last year for all sworn members and civilian administrative staff on the importance of accurate traffic stop data collection for discretionary car stops and on the standardization of coding, elimination of multiple ticket entries, and the reduction of other collection errors.  

 

The 2016 data also shows that the difference in search rates between African-American and white drivers has narrowed significantly.  Search rates for African-American drivers fell from 5.10% in 2015 to 2.58% in 2016 while search rates for white drivers remained at 0.90%.  Of the 1,157 African-American drivers stopped in 2016, 29 resulted in a search and of those 29 searches, 22 resulted in the seizure of contraband.  This compares with 428 white drivers searched out of 48,684 stops.  In those searches, contraband was found in 366 instances.  This data only accounts for contraband seized from the driver and does include contraband which may have been seized from any passenger in the vehicle.

 

The Department’s analysis and understanding of this data, including racial disparities in VSP traffic stops, has led to a Department-wide education and training process on fair and impartial policing.  In 2016, Vermont State Police Director Colonel Matthew T. Birmingham created the Office of Fair and Impartial Policing and Community Affairs.  Leading this effort is Captain Ingrid Jonas whose responsibilities include directing the VSP’s efforts to develop and implement  comprehensive programs to ensure fair policing practices at all levels of the state police.  Equally important, Captain Jonas is responsible for building relationships of trust with minority communities, diversifying our workforce, and improving our cultural awareness as the state of Vermont becomes more diverse.   Data collection is but one tool the Department uses to ensure it is meeting its mission to promote transparency and enhance community trust. 

 

“Community Policing is the cornerstone of good policing.  And successful community policing requires fair and impartial policing,” said Commissioner of Public Safety Thomas D. Anderson.  “The collection and analysis of this data is but one part of the Department of Public Safety’s and the Vermont State Police’s deep commitment to fair and impartial policing for all communities in Vermont,” commented Anderson. 

 

“The Vermont State Police will continue to analyze traffic stop data on an annual basis.  It is one component of a much larger commitment to ensuring fair and impartial policing in every community we serve.  I am very proud of the commitment and professionalism exhibited by the men and women of the Vermont State Police,” said Vermont State Police Director Colonel Matthew T. Birmingham.

 

The Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police would like to acknowledge and thank the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee of the Vermont State Police for their continued efforts to advise senior leadership of VSP in best practices for agency policies regarding fair and impartial policing; accountability; outreach to diverse communities;  recruitment/hiring/training of police officers; and data collection.  The committee has been in place for over a decade and is comprised of a diverse range of Vermont citizens and Vermont law enforcement members working together toward shared goals. The public is always welcome.

 

To view/download the VSP 2016 Traffic Stop data, please visit the Vermont State Police Traffic Stop Data page, which can also be linked to from the VSP home page.  A PDF graph and chart presentation is also available.  

 

The 2010-2015 Traffic Stop Data file, and analytic reports based on this data, can also be found there.

 

 

Colonel Matthew T. Birmingham

Director

Vermont State Police

45 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671

802-241-5485

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

Scott.waterman@vermont.gov