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May 5, 2018

UPDATE – OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING – BRATTLEBORO, VT

STATE OF VERMONT 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 

VERMONT STATE POLICE 

 

 

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE – OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING  – BRATTLEBORO, VT

 

 

May 5, 2018

 

The below listed officers are identified as having been involved in the shooting that occurred in Brattleboro on Friday night. 

 

Sergeant Chase Stanley – employed with Brattleboro Police since 2013

 

Officer Michael Cable – employed with Brattleboro Police since 2013

 

Officer Sean Wilson – employed with Brattleboro Police since 2016

 

Trooper Jason Lengfellner – employed with Vermont State Police since January of 2016, assigned to the Westminster Barracks

 

 

Additionally, Brattleboro Police Sergeant Adam Petlock and Vermont State Police Trooper Joshua Gagnon were present on scene at the time of the shooting but did not discharge their firearms.  This investigation remains active, no other information is available at this time. 

 

 

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Subject: [VSPMEDIA] UPDATE – OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING – BRATTLEBORO, VT

 

STATE OF VERMONT 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY 

VERMONT STATE POLICE 

 

 

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE – OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING  – BRATTLEBORO, VT

 

 

Contacts: Maj. Glenn Hall 

Criminal Division commander 

 

Adam Silverman 

Public information officer 

802-585-8466

 

 

 

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont — Vermont State Police detectives continue to investigate the armed robberies that occurred in Weathersfield and Westminster on Friday night and the police shooting that ultimately resulted when officers from Brattleboro and the Vermont State Police attempted to arrest the suspect.  Today, the suspect, identified as Mark Triolo, 46, of Texas, remains hospitalized at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he is being treated for gunshot wounds sustained in this incident. Triolo's condition is currently stable. 

 

This morning, detectives with the Crime Scene Search Team began processing the shooting scene located on a property on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro.  In addition to the shooting scene, Detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect's vehicle, which is located at this location.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the shooting. 

 

Preliminary investigation has revealed evidence, including video surveillance, that Triolo committed the robberies in Weathersfield and Westminster prior to being confronted by police in Brattleboro on Friday, 5/4/18.  Vermont State Police notified Brattleboro police that the suspect, described as a white male driving a black SUV with Texas registration plates, armed with a handgun, may be traveling south from the last reported robbery in Westminster.  At about 8:41 pm, shortly after the robbery was reported in Westminster, a Brattleboro police officer observed the suspect vehicle at the Mobil station off exit 3 of Interstate 91 in Brattleboro.  The vehicle was in the parking lot of the Mobil, and the officer waited for assisting officers to arrive.  Upon the arrival of other Brattleboro officers they approached the vehicle on foot at which time the suspect fled, driving south on US Route 5 (Putney Road).  The officers lost contact with the vehicle and began searching the area. 

 

At about 8:50 pm, a resident of 460 Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro called police to report a vehicle had pulled in his driveway and shut its lights off.  Brattleboro police and Vermont State Police Troopers responded to the residence and located the suspect vehicle in the driveway.  A total of four Brattleboro officers and two Troopers approached the driveway on foot in an attempt to locate the suspect.  Upon doing so officers determined the suspect was no longer in the vehicle and was on foot in a wooded area adjacent to the driveway.  Officers began to search this area as a group and came in contact with the suspect as they reached the adjacent property.  Officers began to give verbal commands to the suspect, ordering him to stop and to show his hands.  The suspect did not respond to verbal commands, and subsequently officers fired multiple rounds striking the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody, and officers began to render medical aid until the arrival of rescue personnel.  A search of the suspect revealed he was not in possession of a firearm at the time of the shooting.  The suspect told officers that the gun was a BB gun and that it was in his car.  Officers located loose cash on and around his body.  Crime scene detectives located what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun on the front seat of the suspect vehicle.  The gun was identified as a Daisy Powerline 340 pellet gun and was not loaded.   

 

Of the six officers on scene, four Brattleboro officers and one Trooper discharged their firearms.  The exact number of rounds discharged and types of firearms will be determined as part of the investigation.  The suspect was struck with multiple rounds to his legs and at least one round to his torso.  

 

As previously reported, Triolo is a suspect in a robbery that occurred this past Tuesday, May 1st, at the Small City Market in Vergennes.  Video surveillance reveals the suspect armed with a handgun pointing the gun at the cashier during the robbery.  This information was previously disseminated to law enforcement statewide with the suspect photograph and a description of the suspect vehicle, a 2007 Kia Sorento, black in color bearing Texas registration DH5L669.  The suspect vehicle had been reported stolen out of Texas.  

 

Detectives are working closely with local law enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and state and federal prosecutors regarding the multiple crimes that Triolo is suspected to have been involved with.  Robberies in Vermont include Addison, Windsor and Windham Counties.  Triolo currently has active arrest warrants from Texas for parole violation and New York for robbery with a handgun.  The robbery in New York occurred Monday, April 30th, in Queensbury NY.   Charges related to crimes in Vermont have not yet been filed but are forthcoming.  

 

The investigation into the officer involved shooting is ongoing and is being led by the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit in consultation with the Windham County State's Attorney.  Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be reviewed independently by the Windham County State's Attorney and the Vermont Attorney General's Office, as is customary for police shootings in Vermont.  The Trooper and Brattleboro Police Officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pursuant to department policy.  The identity of the involved officers will be released at a later time.

 

Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety Thomas D. Anderson expressed his appreciation to law enforcement for their efforts in stopping a wanted, dangerous man who is a suspect in numerous armed robberies in Vermont and across multiple states.  

 

The investigation remains active, and no further information is available at this time. Additional questions may be directed to the Windham County State's Attorney's Office.

 

 

 

PREVIOUS RELEASE — OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING — BRATTLEBORO, VT

 

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont — The Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in Brattleboro, VT on Friday night, 5/4/18.  Multiple police officers from the Brattleboro Police Department and the Vermont State Police confronted an armed robbery suspect on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro at approximately 9:00 pm.  A total of three Brattleboro Police officers and one State Trooper discharged their firearms at the suspect who was then  transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.  The suspect was subsequently transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  

 

The suspect has been tentatively identified as Mark Triolo, age 46 who currently has active arrest warrants out of the states of Texas and New York.  Triolo is a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in Vergennes on 5/1/18.  Triolo is also suspected to have been involved in two armed robberies that occurred earlier tonight.  The first robbery occurred at the Sunoco in the town of Weathersfield shortly before 8:00 pm.  The second robbery occurred at Allen Brothers store in Westminster and was reported to police at approximately 8:26 pm.  State and local law enforcement located the suspect vehicle identified as 2007 Kia Sorento with Texas plate number DH5L669 in Brattleboro.  The suspect fled from the police and was confronted outside the vehicle on Black Mountain Road at which time the shooting occurred.  

 

This investigation is in its early stages and will continue throughout the night.  The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team will be activated to process the scene and collect evidence. Detectives with the Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigation are actively investigating this shooting along with the two reported armed robberies.  Detectives are working closely with the Windham County State's Attorney and have notified the Attorney General's Office as is protocol for officer involved shootings.  

 

Additional information will be released once available. 

 

 

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