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December 2, 2020

St. Albans Barracks / Death investigation

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

CASE#: 20A203357

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Trooper Dan Burrows

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: Aug. 1, 2020, at 5:04 a.m.

INCIDENT LOCATION: 2615 Highgate Rd., Swanton, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Stephanie Gero

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, Vermont

VIOLATION: 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, cruelty to a child with death resulting

 

ACCUSED: Matthew Cushing

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, Vermont

VIOLATION: Cruelty to a child with death resulting

 

VICTIM: Leo Cushing

AGE: 1 month

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Swanton, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

Following a four-month investigation, the Vermont State Police has arrested the parents of a 1-month-old boy on charges related to the infant’s death in Swanton in August 2020.

 

State police investigators were notified of the death of Leo Cushing at about 5 a.m. Aug. 1 inside the home he shared with his parents on Highgate Road in Swanton.

 

A subsequent autopsy by the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington identified the cause of death as subdural hemorrhage to the brain, and the manner of death was a homicide.

 

Investigation by the Vermont State Police determined that, while alone with her child, 28-year-old Stephanie Gero caused injuries to Leo Cushing prior to his death. In addition, investigators learned that Leo’s father, 36-year-old Matthew Cushing, was aware Stephanie Gero was prohibited from being alone with the infant, but that he allowed her to be with the child unsupervised while he was taking a shower.

 

The investigation was reviewed by the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office, and as a result, prosecutors determined that Stephanie Gero would be charged with first-degree aggravated domestic assault, and cruelty to a child with death resulting. Prosecutors also determined that Matthew Cushing would face a charge of cruelty to a child with death resulting.

 

Stephanie Gero and Matthew Cushing were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2020, and processed at the St. Albans Barracks. Stephanie Gero was ordered jailed on $25,000 bail at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington pending arraignment at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in St. Albans. Matthew Cushing was processed and released on a citation to appear at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 2020, at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, in St. Albans.

 

The Vermont State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Northwest Unit for Special Investigations, the Vermont Department for Children and Families, and the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.

 

No further information is currently available. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following Stephanie Gero’s arraignment.

 

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St. Albans Barracks/Criminal DLS, Violation of Conditions of Release, False Info To LEO

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A205144

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Charlotte Hartman                             

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 12/01/2020 at 1344 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Eastern Ave, Richford VT

VIOLATION: Criminal DLS, Violation of Conditions of Release, False Info To LEO

 

ACCUSED: Bridget Combs                                               

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richford, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 12/01/2020 at approximately 1344 hours, Vermont State Police were at a residence on Eastern Ave in the town of Richford to issue a court document to Bridget Combs(23) who was assumed to live at this residence.

 

Troopers observed a female in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in front of the residence. The female gave false info to the Troopers on scene in regards to her identity. The female then drove away on Eastern Ave. Further investigation revealed that the female in the vehicle, was in fact Combs.

 

Troopers ultimately located Combs again outside the residence. Combs then confirmed her true identity. It was also confirmed that Combs license was Criminally Suspended in the State of Vermont as well as had two active sets of Conditions of Release not to operate a motor vehicle.

 

Combs was issued a citation to appear in Franklin County Superior Court for the above offenses.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/05/21 at 1000 hours           

COURT: Franklin County Superior Court

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 Charlotte Hartman (232)

Vermont State Police

St. Albans Barracks

802-524-5993

Charlotte.Hartman@vermont.gov

 

St. Albans Barracks/LSA, Negligent Operation

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A205142

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Charlotte Hartman                             

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 12/01/2020 at 0704 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rt 242 by The Belfry, Montgomery VT

VIOLATION: LSA, Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Samuel Wunch                                               

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Jay, VT

 

VICTIM: Kendra Aber-Ferri

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Montgomery, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 12/01/2020 at approximately 0704 hours, Vermont State Police received a report of a hit and run in the location of Route 242 near the Belfry in the town of Montgomery. The fleeing vehicle was described as a white Chevy Tahoe.

 

Further reports of this vehicle were reported throughout the day describing it to be driving in excess of 100 mph and driving erratically in multiple towns in Franklin County. There was also a report of a second hit in run in the town of Berkshire.

 

Further investigation revealed that the operator of this vehicle, was Samuel Wunch (32) of Jay, VT. Troopers eventually were able to locate Wunch at his residence later that night. Wunch was issued a citation to appear in Franklin County Superior Court on 12/14/20 at 1000 hours for the offenses of LSA and Negligent Operation.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 12/14/2020 at 1000 hours            

COURT: Franklin County Superior Court

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 Charlotte Hartman (232)

Vermont State Police

St. Albans Barracks

802-524-5993

Charlotte.Hartman@vermont.gov

 

Daily Incident Summary - December 2nd, 2020





 

Derby Barracks/ Armed Robbery

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A504642

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Trooper Christopher Pilner                     

STATION: St. Johnsbury                 

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 12/1/20 at approximately  2115

INCIDENT LOCATION: Main Street, Orleans

VIOLATION: Armed Robbery

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 12/1/20 at approximately 2121 hours, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar located on Main Street in Orleans. During the initial investigation it was learned that at approximately 2115 hours an individual entered the Family Dollar, displayed a weapon and demanded money. The individual was described as a thin white male approximately six feet tall and was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and black pants. The male’s face was concealed by a black facemask. The male left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen traveling on foot towards South Ave. None of the Family Dollar employees were injured during the robbery. Anyone who was in that area during that time and may have witnessed the robbery is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 334-8881.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 1, 2020

New Haven Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash, Request for Information

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20B503088

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Josh Gurwicz

STATION: New Haven

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: December 1, 2020 at 1810 hours

STREET: Shard Villa Road

TOWN: Salisbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Columbus Smith Road

WEATHER: Raining

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE: N/A

SEAT BELT: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2007

VEHICLE MAKE: Saturn

VEHICLE MODEL: Ion

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate Contact Damage

INJURIES: None Reported

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On December 1, 2020 at approximately 1810 hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks responded to Shard Villa Road in the Town of Salisbury for a report of a single vehicle crash into a utility pole. Troopers were assisted on scene by the Salisbury Fire Department.

 

A witness reported the operator was picked up by another individual in a separate vehicle and had left the scene of the crash.  Anyone with any information regarding the crash is asked to contact the New Haven Barracks at (802) 388-4919. You can also submit and anonymous tip at http://www.vtips.info.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: 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.

Shaftsbury/Unlawful Mischief

VSP News Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 20B303812
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Silva                            
STATION: Shaftsbury                    
CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

DATE/TIME: December 1, 2020 at 1830 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: Middle Pownal Road, Pownal, VT
VIOLATION: Unlawful Mischief

ACCUSED: Darren Pronto                                              
AGE: 32
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

VICTIM: Jacob Zampini/Olivia Burdick
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On December 1, 2020 at approximately 1830 hours, Troopers from the Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a residence on Middle Pownal Road in the Town of Pownal for a report of a citizen dispute. Subsequent investigation revealed that Darren Pronto (32) of Pownal, VT had caused damage to the property of Jacob Zampini and Olivia Burdick, both of Pownal, VT, by breaking windows to their residence. Pronto was released on citation to appear at the Bennington County Superior Court-Criminal Division on February 1, 2021 at 0815 hours to answer to the charge of Unlawful Mischief.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 2/1/21 at 0815 hrs        
COURT: Bennington
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.

Tpr. Tyler Silva & K9 Axel

Vermont State Police

B Troop-Shaftsbury

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Tel: 802-442-5421



Williston Barracks / Burglary / Request for Information

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A104833

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Wagner                           

STATION: Williston                   

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: 12/1/20 at approximately 3:00 AM

INCIDENT LOCATION: 4087 VT RT. 108S – Brewster River Pub

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED: N/A                                                    

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  N/A

  

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On December 1, 2020 at approximately 11:18 AM Troopers were dispatched to the Brewster River Pub, located at 4087 Rt. 108S in the Town of Cambridge, for a report of an overnight break-in.

 

Troopers learned that on 12/1/20 around 3:00 AM two individuals forced entry into the Pub and removed a tan Hyosung brand ATM machine. Surveillance video from inside the Pub recorded these events.

 

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Williston State Police Barracks at 802-878-7111.

 

COURT ACTION: Pending

COURT DATE / TIME: N/A      

COURT: Lamoille County Superior Court

LODGED: N/A    LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: 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 Justin Wagner

Vermont State Police – Williston

2777 St. George Road

Williston, VT 05495

Phone: 802-878-7111

Fax: 802-878-2742

 

Vermont State Police - AMBER Alert and BLUE Alert Exercises

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

 

AMBER ALERT and BLUE ALERT EXERCISE

 

On Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, an exercise of the Vermont AMBER Alert System will be conducted by the Vermont Department of Public Safety.  Additionally, on Friday, December 4th, 2020 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, an exercise of the Vermont BLUE Alert system will be conducted.  These exercises will test the functionality of various components of Vermont’s AMBER Alert and BLUE Alert systems.  Specifically, the VT-Alert system will send  messages to the thousands of subscribers, the Vermont Agency of Transportation message boards will be populated with exercise information and VT Lottery will activate their system to message their signs, tickets and kiosks. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be utilized to send test messages to TV and radio stations. As in the past, the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will not be utilized. 

 

Please note that during this exercise phone alerts will only occur for those who have signed up for VT-ALERT. Anyone who wishes to receive AMBER Alerts and BLUE Alerts in the future, including the latest up-to-date information at the time of the alert, can register for a free account by going to the website at https://vem.vermont.gov/vtalert or by clicking on the link  https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085617457#/signup

 

For further questions about the exercise please contact:

 

Vermont State Police Lt. Shawn Loan

Director, Vermont Intelligence Center

Shawn.Loan@Vermont.gov

 

 

 

Det. Sgt. Julie Sullivan

Vermont State Police

Vermont Intelligence Center

 

julie.sullivan@vermont.gov

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks/ Arrest Prior to Requisition

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A406057

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. J. Lewis                              

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 11/29/20 1253 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Miller Road, Corinth

VIOLATION: Arrest Prior to Requisition

 

ACCUSED: Jermaine Robertson Haney                                              

AGE: 21

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Corinth, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 29th 2020 at approximately 1253 hours Troopers

with the VT State Police responded to a mental health incident on Miller Road in

Corinth. Troopers responded and arranged for a mental health evaluation. While

on scene Troopers learned that one of the people identified as Jermaine

Robertson Haney, had an active warrant for his arrest out of Rhode Island for

Sexual Offender Failure to Notify Change of Address. Robertson Haney was taken

into custody and transported to the Bradford VT State Police Outpost for

processing. Following processing Robertson Haney was lodged at the Northeast

Vermont Correctional Complex for lack of $5000 bail.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 11/30/20           

COURT: Orange

LODGED - LOCATION: NERCC   

BAIL: $5000.00

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.

Daily Incident Summary - December 1st, 2020






 

Westminster Barracks/ Domestic Assault

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B105497

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Austin Soule                              

STATION: Westminster                

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 11/30/2020 at approximately 6:45 PM  

INCIDENT LOCATION: Reading 

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

ACCUSED:  Justin Wagner

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Reading, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 30, 2020 at approximately 6:45 PM, Troopers with the Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks were advised of a family fight in the town of Reading. An investigation revealed that Justin Wagner assaulted an adult at a residence on North Puckerbrush Road. Wagner was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police - Westminster Barracks for processing. He was released with a criminal citation and ordered to appear in court on December 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 12/01/2020 at 12:30 PM           

COURT: Windsor

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 Austin Soule

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Rd

Putney, VT, 05346

802-722-4600

Austin.Soule@vermont.gov

 

November 30, 2020

Williston Barracks / Simple Assault

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A204976

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Detective Trooper V. Valenti                           

STATION:   Williston Barracks                

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: November 15, 2020

INCIDENT LOCATION: Northwest State Correctional Facility

VIOLATION: Simple Assault

 

ACCUSED:    Dujuan Williams                                           

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Transient

 

VICTIM: Mark Furman

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: New York

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

Vermont State Police were notified of an assault that occurred in the Northwest State Correctional Facility. It was reported an inmate, Dujuan Williams, assaulted Correctional Officer Mark Furman.  NWSCF provided multiple reports of the incident.

 

Through investigation and interviewing people involved, to include a witness, it was determined Williams assaulted Furman by biting him. Furman suffered from a minor injury.  Williams was issued a citation for simple assault and is ordered to appear in the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, on January 19, 2021 at 0830 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:  1/19/21 @ 0830 hours           

COURT: Vermont Superior Court

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.

Williston Barracks / Transportation and Possession of Cocaine

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A205072

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Detective Trooper V. Valenti                        

STATION:    Williston Barracks                 

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: November 17, 2020

INCIDENT LOCATION: Northwest State Correctional Facility

VIOLATION: Transportation of regulated drug into places of detention / Possession of Cocaine

 

ACCUSED: Lance Crapo                                            

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

Vermont State Police were notified that on November 17, 2020 an inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility was found to be in possession of a regulated drug. The drug field tested positive for cocaine. It was discovered that inmate Lance Crapo had brought the drug into the facility.

 

Crapo was issued a citation for the above mentioned charges. He is ordered to appear in the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, on January 19, 2021 at 0830 hours.  

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:   January 19, 2021 @ 0830 hours      

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION:   N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: INDICATE 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.

Westminster / MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  20B105489                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Eric Acevedo

STATION: Westminster                                 

CONTACT#: 802-254-2382

 

DATE/TIME: 11-30-20/ 1:15 PM

STREET: I-91 south

TOWN: Putney

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: MM 21

WEATHER:           Heavy Rain

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Christian Rodriguez- Pagan

AGE:   35 

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy

VEHICLE MODEL: Cruze

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end, under carriage

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL: none

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11-30-20 at approximately 1:15 pm, the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 91 near mile marker 21 in the town of Putney.  Upon arrival, the operator of a 2015 Chevy Cruze advised that he had sustained no injuries as a result of the crash.  The investigation revealed that the operator, Christian Rodriguez-Pagan failed to negotiate a slight curve on the roadway during heavy rainfall which caused him to adjust his steering improperly.  As a result, the Chevy struck a guardrail and landed in the brush off the shoulder of the highway.  Christian Rodriguez-Pagan was issued a VCVC for driving too fast during rain conditions.

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: 6032825.  T23 VSA  1081D

LODGED – LOCATION: No

BAIL: None

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: No

COURT DATE/TIME: None            

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

Middlesex Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  20A305077                                    

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: TROOPER RYAN RIEGLER

STATION: MIDDLESEX BARRACKS                                         

CONTACT#: 802.229.9191

 

DATE/TIME: 29NOV2020 AT APPROXIMATELY 1430 HOURS

STREET: WATERBURY-STOWE RD.

TOWN: WATERBURY

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: HOLLOW RD.

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: CLEAR AND DRY

ROAD CONDITIONS: DRY

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: KATHLEEN TUMULTY

AGE: 21

SEAT BELT? YES

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: MONTPELIER, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2000

VEHICLE MAKE: LEXUS

VEHICLE MODEL: RX3

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: FRONT BUMPER; AIRBAGS DEPLOYED

INJURIES: MINOR

HOSPITAL: NO TRANSPORT

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: ZACHARY DAVIS

AGE: 36

SEAT BELT? YES

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: BOSTON, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018

VEHICLE MAKE: VOLKSWAGEN

VEHICLE MODEL: TIGUAN

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: REAR BUMPER; FRONT BUMPER

INJURIES: NONE

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: JUSTIN BROWN

AGE: 38

SEAT BELT? YES

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: WINOOSKI, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018

VEHICLE MAKE: AUDI

VEHICLE MODEL: Q5

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #3: REAR BUMPER; BICYCLE RACK; BICYCLES

INJURIES: NONE

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/29/20 at approximately 1430 hours Troopers from the Middlesex

Barracks responded to a 3 vehicle crash on Waterbury - Stowe Rd. near Hollow Rd.

in Waterbury. Upon arrival Troopers discovered one vehicle (V#3) had stopped to

turn left onto Hollow Rd. V#2 stopped behind V#3, awaiting their turn. V#1 was

traveling southbound when she crashed into the rear of V#2, which in turn pushed

V#2 into V#3. V#1 sustained moderate front end damage from the crash. V#2

sustained minor damage to the front and rear. V#3 sustained minor damage to the

rear as well as bicycle rack and stored bicycles. Minor injuries occurred during

the crash. Details of the crash are still under investigation

 

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: NO

COURT ACTION: NO

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.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

Trooper Ryan Riegler

Vermont State Police

Troop A- Middlesex

1080 US RT 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

 

Vermont State Police - Watch Commander schedule, Nov. 30-Dec. 6

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

Watch Commander Schedule for the week of: Nov. 30 to Dec. 6.

 

Please follow the attached instructions for contacting the Watch Commanders.

 

Watch Commander – North

Lt. Bob Lucas

robert.j.lucas@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – South

Lt. Casey Daniell

casey.daniell@vermont.gov

 

 

Watch Commander – Troop A (north)

Williston: 802-878-7111

St. Albans: 802-524-5993

Middlesex: 802-229-9191

St. Johnsbury: 802-748-3111

Derby: 802-334-8881

 

Watch Commander – Troop B (south)

Westminster: 802-722-4600

Royalton: 802-234-9933

Shaftsbury: 802-442-5421

Rutland: 802-773-9101

New Haven: 802-388-4919

 

Please visit:

http://vsp.vermont.gov/stations

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

 

 

 

 

Daily Incident Summary - November 30th, 2020




 

Royalton Barracks / DUI, Gross Negligent Operation

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20B203904                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Stacia Geno

STATION: Royalton Barracks                       

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 11/29/2020  /  2306 hrs

STREET: Route 110

TOWN: Tunbridge, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Spring Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Dylan Lawrence

AGE: 23  

SEAT BELT? NO

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Tunbridge, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2018

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front End

INJURIES: Suspected minor

HOSPITAL: Gifford Hospital

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time Troopers from the Royalton Barracks responded to a

report of a single vehicle crash near the intersection of VT Route 110 and

Spring Rd in Tunbridge. Upon arrival Troopers found the vehicle listed above had

crashed into a telephone pole and continued through the exterior wall of a

residence near the intersection. The operator, Dylan Lawrence, was suspected to

be under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to Gifford Hospital were

he was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI. He was cited and released to

appear in Vermont Superior Court Orange Criminal Division on 12/16/2020 at 0800

hours to answer to the charges.

 

 

LODGED - LOCATION: NA

BAIL: NA

MUG SHOT: YES

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT: Orange

COURT DATE/TIME: 12/16/2020     0800 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 Stacia Geno
Vermont State Police 
B Troop - Royalton Barracks
2011 VT Route 107
Bethel, VT 05032
(802)234-9933
stacia.geno@vermont.gov

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20A406051                       

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Evan Johnson

STATION: St. Johnsbury Barracks                                         

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 11/29/2020 at approximately 1846 hours

STREET: Interstate 91

TOWN: Ryegate

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: N/A

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 114 North

WEATHER: Foggy

ROAD CONDITIONS:

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kaylin Benjamin

AGE: 18    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Mitsubishi

VEHICLE MODEL: Mirage

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate Front End

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash located on Interstate 91 in the town of Ryegate.  The operator, Kaylin Benjamin (18), was unable to avoid a collision with a deer, resulting in a crash.  There were no injuries and the vehicle was towed from the scene due to disabling damage.

 

COURT ACTION:  N

COURT DATE: N/A                     

COURT: N/A

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A  

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

 

Trooper Evan Johnson

Vermont State Police

St. Johnsbury Barracks

Phone: 802-748-3111

Fax: 802-748-1585

 

November 29, 2020

Road Clousre

State of Vermont  

Department of Public Safety  

Vermont State Police  

Royalton Barracks 

  

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification 

  

Vt Route 110 in Tunbridge is CLOSED, BLOCKED in the area of of Spring Rd due to a MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, WIRES DOWN.

 

This incident is expected to last for 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.   

  

Please drive carefully.  

 

 



Patrick Moran                                                                  

Emergency Communications Dispatcher II

NCIC Tac Liaison/IT Liaison

 Vermont State Police B Troop

1330 Westminster Heights RD

Westminster Vt. 05158                                            

802-722-4600

802-722-4690 Fax

patrick.moran@vermont.gov