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November 30, 2018

St. Albans Barracks / DUI #2

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18A105450

TROOPER: Trooper C. Sholtes

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: (802)524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: November 30, 2018 at 2155 hours

LOCATION: Vermont Route 108 South at the intersection of Burnor Road

 

VIOLATION: 1) Title 23 VSA 1201 – DUI #2

        

ACCUSED: William Hunter

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jeffersonville, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 30, 2018, at approximately 2155 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - St. Albans Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop for a violation on Vermont Route 108 South at the intersection of Burnor Road in the Town of Cambridge, Vermont. The operator of the vehicle was identified as William Hunter (Age 56). Throughout the investigation, Hunter showed signs of impairment and was subsequently screened for DUI. Hunter was taken into custody, and processed for Driving Under the Influence #2. Hunter was later released on citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Lemoille County Criminal Division on January 30, 2018 at 1230 hours. 

 

 

 

LODGED –No

LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Lemoille Criminal Division.

COURT DATE/TIME: January 30, 2018 at 1230 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.

 

 

 

Trooper Cody Sholtes

Vermont State Police- St Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St Albans, VT 05478

P: (802)-524-5993

F: (802)-527-1150

 

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / DUI DRUGS, CARELESS AND NEGLIGENT OPERATION

VSP News Release-DUI Crash

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A205950

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: N. Quealy                            

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 11-30-2018 @ 1547 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89 Southbound, Mile Marker 109

VIOLATION:

                1. Driving Under the Influence (Drugs)

                2. Careless and Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Natasha Blouin                                               

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 30th, 2018 at approximately 1547 hours Troopers with Vermont State Police St. Albans were notified of a single vehicle rollover crash on I-89 Southbound in the area of Mile Marker 109 in the town of Georgia.

 

Troopers responded to the scene and identified the operator and sole occupant of the vehicle as Natasha Blouin (age 25) of St. Albans. Investigation determined that Blouin had been operating the vehicle while under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash and interviews with witnesses determined that the crash was due to Blouin operating the vehicle in a careless and negligent manner.

 

Blouin was arrested at the scene without incident and transported to the St. Albans State Police Barracks for processing, during which she was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

 

At the conclusion of processing Blouin was released with a citation to appear before Franklin County Superior Court on February 11th, 2019 at 1300 hours to answer to the aforementioned charges.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 02-11-2019 @ 1300 hours           

COURT: Franklin

LODGED - LOCATION: N     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

Trooper Nathaniel Quealy

Drug Recognition Expert

VSP Honor Guard

Vermont State Police- St. Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans VT, 05478

Nathaniel.Quealy@vermont.gov

802-524-5993

 

Middlesex Barracks/Lost Skier

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

              

CASE#: 18A305536

TROOPER: Capt. Thomas R. Hango                          

STATION: Williston       

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 11/30/18

LOCATION: Buels Gore

 

VICTIM: Silas Clark

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bristol, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

               On 11/30/18 at approximately 1853 hours VSP Middlesex received a report of a lost backcountry skier off the back side of the Mad River Ski Area in Fayston.  E911 mapping indicated the caller’s actual location to be in Buels Gore.  The caller was identified as Silas Clark, age 37 of Bristol, VT.  Members of the Vermont State Police, Mad River Valley Ambulance, Camel’s Hump Backcountry Rescue, Waterbury Backcountry Rescue, and the Waitsfield Fire Department responded to the incident.

 

               At approximately 2210 hours Clark was located and assisted out of the woods.  He was found to be in good condition.

 

While recent snowfalls have made for great ski conditions, people should stay on groomed trails.  Travel is extremely difficult in deep unconsolidated snow.

 

END

 

 

Captain Thomas R. Hango

Vermont State Police

2777 St. George Road

Williston, VT  05495

Tel. 802-878-7111 Ext. 2009

 

 

UPDATE: Derby Barracks - Burglary / Unlawful trespass / Wanted person

See below update in red for bail status of suspects. 

 

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A504546

Rank: Sgt. Sean Selby                            

STATION: Derby Barracks        

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881            

 

DATE/TIME: 11/30/18    0800 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: Stephenson Hgts, Irasburg, VT

VIOLATION: Burglary / Unlawful Trespass / Wanted Person

 

ACCUSED #1:     Ronald Harris                                          

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, PA

 

ACCUSED #2: Daniel Peters                                                 

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

ACCUSED #3:   Andrea Poutre                                       

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

 

ACCUSED #4:  John Regan                                      

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, PA

 

ACCUSED #5:     Sarah Romanowski                                         

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

VICTIM:  Robert Quirion

AGE: 49

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

RESISTING ARREST charges have been added for PETERS, POUTRE and HARRIS

Per order of the on-call Judge,

HARRIS has been held without bail

REGAN has been held on $1,500.00 bail

POUTRE has been held on $2,500.00 bail

PETERS has been held on $2,500.00 bail

All have been lodged at the Northern State Correctional Facility and are due in court on 12/03/2018 at 1230 in Orleans Superior Court.

On the above date and time, the Vermont State Police discovered that unknown individuals had occupied a camp in the town of Irasburg owned by Robert Quirion, and they did not have permission to be at the camp. Troopers from the Derby Barracks, deputies of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department and a Department of Motor Vehicles inspector responded to the camp in Irasburg. Accused Sarah Romanowski was stopped on Stephenson Hgts Road in Irasburg as she was leaving alone in a vehicle.

 

As officers approached the camp, they discovered that the occupants had fled the scene on foot. One accused, John Regan, was taken into custody just outside the camp. Troopers and deputies with K9s tracked the other three individuals through deep snow for 1-2 miles for approximately an hour before they were located and taken into custody in the woods. The three were Identified as Ronald Harris, Daniel Peters and Andrea Poutre.

 

After the subjects were apprehended it was discovered that Ronald Harris had an active arrest warrant issued out of Pennsylvania for aggravated assault.

 

Andrea Poutre was on court-ordered conditions of release for a “Heroin – Sale or Delivery 200 mg or more” offense that occurred earlier in the year. She also was on conditions of release for case involving charges of retail theft, false info to law enforcement officer and violation of conditions of release.

 

Daniel Peters was on court-ordered conditions of release for burglary into an occupied dwelling that occurred earlier in the year in Orleans County.

 

Investigators are working with the State’s Attorney’s Office and the court to determine charges and arraignment details. Harris, Peters, Poutre and Regan remain in custody pending a court determination of bail and conditions of release. Romanowski was released on a citation for unlawful trespass and is due in court Jan. 15, 2019.

 

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: TBA

COURT DATE/TIME:            

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

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.

 

UPDATE: Derby Barracks - Burglary / Unlawful trespass / Wanted person

The spelling of one of the names was incorrect in the previous version of this release. Please see the update below in red.

 

 

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A504546

Rank: Sgt. Sean Selby                            

STATION: Derby Barracks        

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881            

 

DATE/TIME: 11/30/18    0800 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: Stephenson Hgts, Irasburg, VT

VIOLATION: Burglary / Unlawful Trespass / Wanted Person

 

ACCUSED #1:     Ronald Harris                                          

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, PA

 

ACCUSED #2: Daniel Peters                                                 

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

ACCUSED #3:   Andrea Poutre                                       

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

 

ACCUSED #4:  John Regan                                      

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, PA

 

ACCUSED #5:     Sarah Romanowski                                         

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Newport, VT

 

VICTIM:  Robert Quirion

AGE: 49

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, the Vermont State Police discovered that unknown individuals had occupied a camp in the town of Irasburg owned by Robert Quirion, and they did not have permission to be at the camp. Troopers from the Derby Barracks, deputies of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department and a Department of Motor Vehicles inspector responded to the camp in Irasburg. Accused Sarah Romanowski was stopped on Stephenson Hgts Road in Irasburg as she was leaving alone in a vehicle.

 

As officers approached the camp, they discovered that the occupants had fled the scene on foot. One accused, John Regan, was taken into custody just outside the camp. Troopers and deputies with K9s tracked the other three individuals through deep snow for 1-2 miles for approximately an hour before they were located and taken into custody in the woods. The three were Identified as Ronald Harris, Daniel Peters and Andrea Poutre.

 

After the subjects were apprehended it was discovered that Ronald Harris had an active arrest warrant issued out of Pennsylvania for aggravated assault.

 

Andrea Poutre was on court-ordered conditions of release for a “Heroin – Sale or Delivery 200 mg or more” offense that occurred earlier in the year. She also was on conditions of release for case involving charges of retail theft, false info to law enforcement officer and violation of conditions of release.

 

Daniel Peters was on court-ordered conditions of release for burglary into an occupied dwelling that occurred earlier in the year in Orleans County.

 

Investigators are working with the State’s Attorney’s Office and the court to determine charges and arraignment details. Harris, Peters, Poutre and Regan remain in custody pending a court determination of bail and conditions of release. Romanowski was released on a citation for unlawful trespass and is due in court Jan. 15, 2019.

 

 

 

 

COURT ACTION: TBA

COURT DATE/TIME:            

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

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.

 

VT EOC Shelter/Warming Update

Vermont Department of Public Safety

Vermont Emergency Management

Vermont State Emergency Operations Center

November 30, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Contact: Mark Bosma, VEM Public Information Officer, 802-839-6717



State Emergency Operations Center Shelter and Warming Center Update



Overnight Shelter for November 30 - December 1:



* Barre Municipal Auditorium, 16 Auditorium Hill: ON STANDBY, dial 2-1-1 if you need to stay at this or any shelter.

Warming Centers open evening of November 30:



* Chester - American Legion, open until 9pm

* Londonderry - Volunteer Rescue Squad, open until 8pm

* Ludlow - Ludlow Community Center, open until 8pm

* Windham - Town Offices, open until 6pm


A list of shelters and warming centers will be updated as those facilities close or new centers open on the Vermont Emergency Management website, https://vem.vermont.gov<https://vem.vermont.gov/>.



Individuals also can call 2-1-1 to find an overnight shelter or a warming center, or to report their current sheltering or warming needs. That information is shared with Vermont Emergency Management to help determine the areas of greatest need for warming or overnight accommodations.


Mark Bosma
Public Information Officer
Vermont Emergency Management
802-839-6717
www.vtalert.gov


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Per Roger at Jericho Highway as of 1700 tonight Raceway Road in Jericho will be open end to end.

 

Avery Lemnah

Emergency Communications Dispatcher I

Vermont State Police – Williston

802.878.7111

 

Westminster Barracks/Domestic Assault

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B107229

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Senior Trooper Max Trenosky                            

STATION: Westminster                     

CONTACT#: 802-254-2382

 

DATE/TIME: 0920 11-30-18

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rogers Drive, Cavendish

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

ACCUSED:  Michael P. Mills                                             

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cavendish

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11-30-18 at approximately 0920 hours, the Vermont State Police received a 911 hang-up call from a residence on Rogers Drive in the town of Cavendish.  While en-route, it was determined that a family fight was ongoing.  Upon arrival it was determined that Michael P. Mills had assaulted a family member and as a result was arrested for Domestic Assault.  Mills was processed at the Westminster Barracks and released with conditions to stay away from the victim and report to Windsor Superior court on December 3, 2018.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: Dec 3, 2018, 1230           

COURT: Windsor

LODGED - LOCATION: no    

BAIL: none

MUG SHOT: attached

Westminster Barracks/ Suspended License

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 18B205191
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Austin Soule                             
STATION: Westminster                     
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 11/30/18 at approximately 11:11 A.M.
INCIDENT LOCATION: Intersection of Route 5 and Quechee Road in Hartland
VIOLATION: Criminal DLS

ACCUSED: Robert Blanchard Jr                                              
AGE: 48
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartland, Vermont


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 11/30/2018 at approximately 11:11 A.M. the Vermont State Police
performed a motor vehicle stop on Quechee Road in the town of Hartland.
Investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle, Robert Blanchard Jr,
had a criminally suspended Vermont operators license. Blanchard was issued a
citation to appear in criminal court and released. 


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 1/15/18            
COURT: Windsor County
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.


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

UPDATE #3/18B405884/Assault and Robbery

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B405884

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Henry Alberico                          

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: November 29, 2018, at approximately 1656 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Westway Mall Drive, West Rutland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Assault and Robbery

 

ACCUSED: Michael Withington

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, Vermont

 

VICTIM: Joan Canfield

AGE: 62

CITY, STATE, OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 29, 2018, at approximately 1656 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks responded to the report of an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Price Chopper in West Rutland, Vermont.

 

Investigation revealed that the assailant brandished a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim surrendered her wallet and no injuries were reported.

 

Members of the Vermont State Police, along with the assistance of the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department were able to deploy a K9, which led them to 140 Marble Street in West Rutland. At the residence, the K9 alerted on an individual who was identified as Michael Withington, age 29, who was located outside of the residence.

 

Detectives with the Vermont State Police interviewed with Withington, at which point he confessed to the armed robbery of the female victim in the parking lot of the West Rutland Price Chopper. The handgun and other items of evidence were recovered which linked Withington to the crime.

 

It was learned that Withington was currently in the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections. Members of VT DOC were contacted and informed of the incident. Withington was transported and lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility for violating the terms of his furlough. Withington will remain incarcerated until he is arraigned on December 10, 2018 at 0830 to answer the charge of Assault and Robbery, a felony which is punishable up to 15 years in the State of Vermont.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Marble Valley Correctional Facility

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 10, 2018, at 8:30 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/ DLS

STATE OF VERMONT

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

 

NEWS RELEASE      

 

 

CASE#:  18A105440

 

TROOPER BOJAN BRKOVIC                           

 

STATION: ST. ALBANS                    

 

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

 

DATE/TIME: 9-30-18, 1220 hrs

 

INCIDENT LOCATION: Route 104, Cambridge

 

VIOLATION: Driving with License Suspended (DLS)

 

 

ACCUSED:  Wendy Sue Kittell

 

AGE: 60

 

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  N. Wolcott, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: 

 

                On November 30, 2018, at approximately 1220 hours, VSP conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 104 in Cambridge. The operator was identified as Wendy Sue Kittell (age 60). A DMV Record check showed her license being under criminal suspension (DLS). Kittell was cited to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court on January 8th at 0830 hours for DLS.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

 

COURT DATE / TIME:   January 8, 2019 / 1300 hours      

 

COURT:  Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division

 

 

LODGED:  No    LOCATION: N/A

 

BAIL:  N/A

 

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

Trooper Bojan Brkovic

Vermont State Police- St Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St Albans, VT 05478

P: (802)-524-5993

F: (802)-527-1150

 

Royalton Barracks / Excessive Speed-Negligent Operation

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B205194                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Rich Slusser                            

STATION: Royalton                    

CONTACT#: 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 11-30-18/1140 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: I-89, MM 26, Bethel

VIOLATION: Careless and Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Anthony Clachar                                              

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Taunton, MA

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11-30-18, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks stopped Clachar for traveling at 106 mph in a 65 mph zone. Clachar was arrested, processed and released with a criminal citation for the offense.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 1-29-18            

COURT: Windsor

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

 

Middlesex-False Tokens

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18A304540

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Daniel Bohnyak                            

STATION: Middlesex                     

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 10/04/2018

INCIDENT LOCATION: Williamstown

VIOLATION: False Tokens

 

ACCUSED:  Mark McCloud                                              

AGE: 48 years old

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Williamstown

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 10/08/2018 Troopers were made aware of an incident where Mark McCloud passed

a counterfeit $20 bill at the Dollar General in Williamstown.  Troopers were

also advised of a separate incident where McCloud passed a counterfeit $20 bill

at the Pump and Pantry in Williamstown.  It was also discovered that McCloud is

a suspect in numerous other investigations involving the passing of counterfeit

currency in other local towns around this time.  McCloud was issued a citation to appear in Orange County Superior Court- Criminal Division to answer to this

offense.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/09/2019 0800 hours           

COURT: Orange County Superior Court- Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: NA     

BAIL: NA

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 Daniel Bohnyak

Vermont State Police - Middlesex

1080 US Rte 2

Middlesex, Vermont

Phone: (802) 229-9191

Fax: (802) 229-2648

 

UPDATE #2 - 18B405884/Assault and Robbery

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B405884

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Henry Alberico                          

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: November 29, 2018, at approximately 1656 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Westway Mall Drive, West Rutland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Assault and Robbery

 

ACCUSED: Michael Withington

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, Vermont

 

VICTIM: Joan Canfield

AGE: 62

CITY, STATE, OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 29, 2018, at approximately 1656 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks responded to the report of an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Price Chopper in West Rutland, Vermont.

 

Investigation revealed that the assailant brandished a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim surrendered her wallet and no injuries were reported.

 

Members of the Vermont State Police, along with the assistance of the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department were able to deploy a K9, which led them to 140 Marble Street in West Rutland. At the residence, the K9 alerted on an individual who was identified as Michael Withington, age 29, who was located outside of the residence.

 

Detectives with the Vermont State Police interviewed with Withington, at which point he confessed to the armed robbery of the female victim in the parking lot of the West Rutland Price Chopper. The handgun and other items of evidence were recovered which linked Withington to the crime.

 

It was learned that Withington was currently in the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections. Members of VT DOC were contacted and informed of the incident. Withington was transported and lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility for violating the terms of his probation. Withington will remain incarcerated until he is arraigned on December 10, 2018 at 0830 to answer the charge of Assault and Robbery, a felony which is punishable up to 15 years in the State of Vermont.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Marble Valley Correctional Facility

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 10, 2018, at 8:30 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.

 

 

 

18B405884/Withington Mugshot

UPDATE/18B405884/Assault and Robbery

 

Mugshot for Michael Withington attached to this email.

 

Detective Sergeant Henry J. Alberico

Vermont State Police- Rutland

124 State Place

Rutland, VT 05701

(802)760-8401 (cell)

 

Rutland Barracks/Assault and Robbery

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 18B405884

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Henry Alberico                          

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: November 29, 2018, at approximately 1656 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Westway Mall Drive, West Rutland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Assault and Robbery

 

ACCUSED: Michael Withington

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Rutland, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 29, 2018, at approximately 1656 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks responded to the report of an armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Price Chopper in West Rutland, Vermont.

 

Investigation revealed that the assailant brandished a handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim surrendered her wallet and no injuries were reported.

 

Members of the Vermont State Police, along with the assistance of the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department were able to deploy a K9, which led them to 140 Marble Street in West Rutland. At the residence, the K9 alerted on an individual who was identified as Michael Withington, age 29, who was located outside of the residence.

 

Detectives with the Vermont State Police interviewed with Withington, at which point he confessed to the armed robbery of the female victim in the parking lot of the West Rutland Price Chopper. The handgun and other items of evidence were recovered which linked Withington to the crime.

 

It was learned that Withington was currently in the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections. Members of VT DOC were contacted and informed of the incident. Withington was transported and lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility for violating the terms of his probation. Withington will remain incarcerated until he is arraigned on December 10, 2018 at 0830 to answer the charge of Assault and Robbery, a felony which is punishable up to 15 years in the State of Vermont.

 

LODGED - LOCATION: Marble Valley Correctional Facility

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 10, 2018, at 8:30 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.