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September 19, 2020

Vermont State Police News Release - VSP Saint Albans - Pursuit - Attempting to Elude, Gross Neg Operation, Agg. Assault - Case#20A204138 - Highgate, VT

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A204138

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:    Sgt. John Bruzzi                     

STATION:     St. Albans

CONTACT#: 8025245993

 

DATE/TIME: 09/19/2020 at 0920

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rt. 7 in St. Albans ending in Battery Park in Burlington

VIOLATION: Attempting to Elude, Gross Negligent Operation, Aggravated Assault

 

ACCUSED:    Michael Wyler                                          

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Mary’s, Georgia

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On September 19 2020 at approximately 0930 hours, Vermont State Police initiated a pursuit with Michael Wyler (age 34). Wyler absconded from the custody of Customs/Border Protection at the Highgate Port of Entry. The pursuit began with VSP on Route 7 in St. Albans and ended at Battery Park in Burlington. During the course of the pursuit, VSP was assisted by St. Albans City PD, Milton PD, Colchester PD, Winooski PD, Chittenden County Sheriffs, South Burlington PD and Burlington PD. Wyler was taken into custody in Battery Park in Burlington and transported to the St. Albans Barracks for processing. Due to the egregious driving and failure to stop, Wyler was charged with felony attempting to elude as well as felony Gross Negligent Operation. Also, due to swerving at participating units and almost striking someone putting out spike strips, a separate felony charge of aggravated assault is being added. VSP and US Customs and Border Patrol are working closely together as there are both Federal and State violations. After dealing with Customs and Border processing, Wyler will be lodged at the Northwest State Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000 bail.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:    9/21/2020 at 1300 hours        

COURT: Franklin County Superior

LODGED - LOCATION:   NWCF- St. Albans

BAIL: $50,000 cash/surety bond

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED IMAGE

 

*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 John Bruzzi

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police- St Albans Barracks

140 Fisher Pond Road

St Albans, VT 05478

P: (802)-524-5993

F: (802)-527-1150

 

Barnard road closure

State of Vermont  

Department of Public Safety  

Vermont State Police  

Royalton Barracks 

  

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification 

  

FORT DEFIANCE ROAD IS CLOSED FROM ROUTE 12 IN BARNARD DUE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. 

 

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. 

 

Westminster Barracks / DUI, Negligent Operation

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

CASE#:  20B104397
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tyler Noyes
STATION: Westminster Barracks
CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

DATE/TIME: 09/18/2020 at approximately 6:18 pm
STREET: Missing Link Road
TOWN: Rockingham
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: US Route 5
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:
WEATHER: Clear, cool, dry
ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear, dry

VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Connor Ganz
AGE: 23    
SEAT BELT? N/A
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Freehold, NJ

VIOLATION: DUI, Negligent Operation 


VEHICLE YEAR: 2001
VEHICLE MAKE: Harley Davidson
VEHICLE MODEL: Road King
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end/left side damages
INJURIES: Non-life threatening injuries
HOSPITAL: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 09/18/2020 at approximately 6:18 pm, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash on Missing Link Road in the Town of Rockingham (Windham County), VT.  Vermont State Police arrived on scene and observed a 2001 Harley Davidson Road King bearing Vermont registration 4NDM4 in the roadway with significant front end damage. Witnesses on scene advised the motorcycle was travelling south on Missing Link Road at a high rate of speed and failed to make the right hand turn at the intersection of US Route 5.

During the investigation, it was determined that Connor S. Ganz, 23 was the operator of the above motorcycle. Ganz was subsequently transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center due to injuries sustained during the crash.

Ganz was later arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation. Ganz was released with a criminal citation and is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, on November 3, 2020 at 11:00 am to answer to the above charges.  


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME:   November 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am    
COURT: Vermont Superior Court Windham, Criminal Division
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: No
*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 Tyler R. Noyes

Vermont State Police-Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 722-4600

(802) 722-4690 (FAX)



September 18, 2020

Westminster Barracks / Vehicle Crash

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20B104398                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Alexander Sidor

STATION: Westminster                 

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 09/18/2020 at 7:11 p.m.

STREET: Vermont Route 11

TOWN: Londonderry

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Mansfield Lane

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Michael (Unknown last name)

AGE: Unknown    

SEAT BELT? Unknown

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Unknown

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1992

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Driver side Front bumper, tire, fender and door.

INJURIES: Unknown

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Jodi Stark

AGE: 62    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, Vermont

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2019

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Corolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Driver side front bumper, hood, tire, door, and

windshield.

INJURIES: None

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time Vermont State Police received a 911 call reporting a

crash at the above listed location.

 

Upon my arrival I observed both vehicles, one in the west bound lane facing east

and the other in the east bound lane facing west. Both vehicles were not

operable. The operator of the truck was not present. I was advised that the

operator of the truck left on foot.

 

Upon investigation I was able to determine that the operator of the truck was

traveling east and entered the west bound lane of travel. The truck nearly

struck one vehicle before driving head on into the Toyota Corolla. The operator

of the truck was not the registered owner of the truck.  

 

The Vermont State Police are currently investigating who the operator of the

truck was. Anyone with information about who the operator is, is encouraged to

contact the Vermont State Police Barracks in Westminster.

 

 

 

 

*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.

New Haven Barracks- Burglary and Request for Information

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B502223

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jacqueline June

STATION: New Haven                  

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: September 1, 2020 / 0346 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Ferrisburgh, VT

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED: Jacob Robbins                                              

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Burlington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On September 1, 2020, members of the Vermont State Police- New Haven Barracks responded to a burglary alarm activation the Jolley Convenience Store in the Town of Ferrisburgh, VT.

Upon arrival, it was determined that two males gained entry to the store, taking an undisclosed amount of tobacco products.  In addition, a vehicle was identified leaving the scene of the burglary.  Shortly thereafter Officers from the Shelburne Police Department located a vehicle matching the description of that used in the burglary subsequently identified the male operator as Jacob Robbins (24).  Robbins and his vehicle also matched information provided from similar incidents in the areas of Colchester, Essex, South Burlington, and Hinesburg. Upon review of surveillance footage provided by the Jolley Convenience Store, Robbins was identified as one of the males involved in the burglary at the Ferrisburgh Jolley. Robbins' vehicle was seized at the scene and impounded at the New Haven Barracks for the purpose of obtaining a search warrant. Based on the information at that time and positive identification of Robbins he was released shortly thereafter.

On September 15, 2020, Robbins was located by the Colchester Police Department and taken into custody on a warrant for parole violations. At this time Robbins was arrested for Armed Robbery by the South Burlington Police Department. Robbins was also issued a citation to appear at the Addison County Superior Court-Criminal Division on November 16, 2020 at 1230 hours to answer to the charge of Burglary in regard to this incident.

Robbins is currently being held at the Northwest State Correctional Facility and being held without bail due to charges from the South Burlington Police Department. 

The Vermont State Police is requesting assistance in locating the other male party involved in this incident. No further description is currently available. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the State Police- New Haven Barracks at (802) 388-4919. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at https://vtips.us  or by calling 844-848-8477

The Vermont State Police were assisted by Shelburne PD, Colchester PD, and South Burlington PD.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:    November 16, 2020 / 1230 hours

COURT: Addison County Superior Court – Criminal Division in Middlebury, VT

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.

 

 

Tpr. Jacqueline June

Ve​rmont State Police

Troop B- New Haven Barracks

Tel: (802)388-4919

Fax: (802)453-7918

Email: jacqueline.june@vermont.gov

 

RE: Traffic Alert

Route 5 N is now open

 

Stacia Anderson

Vermont State Police

Troop B East

1330 Westminster Hghts Rd

Westminster, VT  05158

 

802-722-4600

802-722-4690-fax

 

From: Anderson, Stacia <Stacia.Anderson@vermont.gov>
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 6:33 PM
To: DPS - Roadway Alert <DPS.RoadwayAlert@vermont.gov>
Cc: DPS - B1 Disp <DPS.B1Disp@vermont.gov>
Subject: Traffic Alert

 

 

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Westminster

 

News Release – Highway / Traffic Notification for Rockingham

 

US Route 5 north at the intersection of RT 103 (Rockingham Rd) in Rockingham is  closed in due to an accident at this time.

 

Specific details are not yet available, updates will be provided as appropriate. Motorists should expect delays in the area.

The closure duration is unknown at this time. Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate.

 

Motorists should seek alternate routes.

 

Please drive carefully.

 

Thanks,

 

Stacia Anderson

Vermont State Police

Westminster

 

Stacia Anderson

Vermont State Police

Troop B East

1330 Westminster Hghts Rd

Westminster, VT  05158

 

802-722-4600

802-722-4690-fax

 

Traffic Alert

 

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Westminster

 

News Release – Highway / Traffic Notification for Rockingham

 

US Route 5 north at the intersection of RT 103 (Rockingham Rd) in Rockingham is  closed in due to an accident at this time.

 

Specific details are not yet available, updates will be provided as appropriate. Motorists should expect delays in the area.

The closure duration is unknown at this time. Specific details are not yet available and updates will be provided as appropriate.

 

Motorists should seek alternate routes.

 

Please drive carefully.

 

Thanks,

 

Stacia Anderson

Vermont State Police

Westminster

 

Stacia Anderson

Vermont State Police

Troop B East

1330 Westminster Hghts Rd

Westminster, VT  05158

 

802-722-4600

802-722-4690-fax

 

Middlesex Barracks/ Possession of Stolen Property

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A303578

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. David Lambert                      

STATION: Middlesex                      

CONTACT#: (802)229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 08/22/2020 at 1355 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Rte 2, Middlesex, VT

VIOLATION: Possession of Stolen Property

 

ACCUSED: Charles Hanson                                               

AGE: 68

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterbury, VT

 

VICTIM: John Paul Krol

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waitsfield, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time Troopers from the Middlesex State Police Barracks were notified of a bicycle theft that occurred approximately a month prior from an employee of a business on US RTE 2 in Middlesex.  The complainant, John Paul Krol, called and advised he was contacted with information about the possible location of his bike.    

 

On 09/17/2020 Troopers located the stolen bicycle in Hanson's possession at his residence in Waterbury. On 09/18/2020 Hanson was issued a citation for Possession of Stolen Property.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: November 5th, 2020 at 0830 hours            

COURT: Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division

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 David Lambert

Vermont State Police

Troop A- Middlesex

1080 US RT 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

 

A Troop DLS Criminal Incidents

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE – DLS INCIDENTS

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

For the week of Wednesday, September 10 , to Wednesday, September 17, 2020, the Troopers of A Troop cited the following individuals on suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license:

 

  • Trooper Hartman:  Wayne Wescott, 25 of Berkshire, stopped on 8/9/2020 at 1907 hours for DLS-C.  Franklin Court on 10/13/20 at 1000.

 

  • Trooper Brkovic:  David Longley, 39 of Swanton, stopped on 9/16/2020 at 1530 hours for DLS-C.  Franklin Court on 11/9/2020 at 1000. 

 

  • Trooper Lambert:   Donald Prim, 58 of Williamstown, stopped on 009/11/2020 @ 0943 hrs for DLS-C. Washington County Court on  10/22/20 at 0830 hours.

 

Trooper Maurice:     Douglas Vezina, 55 of Newport, VT Stopped on 09/14/2020 @ 1832 hrs for DLS-C.  Caledonia County Court on 10/26/20 @ 0830.                             

 

A Troop consists of the Vermont State Police barracks in Derby, Middlesex, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury and Williston.

 

 

B Troop / DLS Criminal Incidents

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE – DLS INCIDENTS

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

For the week of Wednesday, September 9, 2020 through Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the troopers of B Troop cited the following individuals on suspicion of driving with a criminally suspended license:

 

Cody Violette, 26, of Shaftsbury, VT, was stopped on US Route 7 in Manchester, on September 9, 2020 at 1900 hours by Trooper Benjamin Irwin. He is cited to appear at the Bennington County Court on October 19, 2020.

 

Misti Baker, 40, of Rutland, VT, was stopped on US Route 7 in Pittsford, on September 11, 2020 at 1300 hours by Trooper Ryan Gardner. She is cited to appear at the Rutland County Court on November 30, 2020.

 

Taylor Woodward, 26, of Brandon, VT, crashed on Route 7 in Leicester on September 11, 2020 at 1539 hours. Trooper Joshua Gurwicz cited him to appear at the Addison County Court on November 2, 2020.

 

David Miller, 41, of Waitsfield, VT, was stopped on the I-91 NB entrance ramp in Rockingham on September 14, 2020 at 17:14 by Trooper Zachary Van Valkenburgh. He is cited to appear at the Windham County Court on October 13, 2020.

 

Robert Blanchard, 50, of Hartland, VT, was stopped on Route 131 in Weathersfield on September 15, 2020 at 1526 hours by Trooper Austin Soule. He is cited to appear at the Windsor County Court on October 27, 2020.

 

 

B Troop consists of the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven, Royalton, Rutland, Shaftsbury and Westminster.

 

 

 

Ashlee White

Public Safety Barracks Clerk

VSP Westminster

802-722-4652

Ashlee.white@vermont.gov

 

Daily Incident Summary - September 18th, 2020





Royalton Barracks /Careless and Negligent Operation & DLS

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 20B203012

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Matthew Chin                              

STATION: Royalton                      

CONTACT#: 802 234 9933

 

DATE/TIME: September 17, 2020 / 4:58 PM

INCIDENT LOCATION: Ridge Road in Brookfield

VIOLATION:Driving License Suspended, Careless and Negligent Operation  

 

ACCUSED: James P Lumbra                                                

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Randolph, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On September 17, 2020 at approximately 4:58 PMTroopers received a complaint of

a pickup truck towing a trailer upon which was another pickup truck which was

hanging off from the trailer was being dragged on the roadway and the vehicles

were weaving all over the roadway. The vehicle was located and the

operator was identified as James P Lumbra. Subsequent investigation revealed

Lumbra's privilege to operate a motor vehicle had been suspended. Lumbra

received a citation for DLS and Careless and Negligent Operation. Additionally,

he was issued Vermont Civil Violation Complaints for Driving on roadways laned

for traffic and Securing loads.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: October 28, 2020 @ 8:00 AM             

COURT: Orange

LODGED - LOCATION: NA      

BAIL: NA

MUG SHOT: 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.


PRESS RELEASE/LITTERING INCIDENT

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#:20B203003

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: SGT. ERIC HUDSON

STATION: ROYALTON                     

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 09-16-20 6:32 pm

INCIDENT LOCATION: OLD CROSS ROAD, BROOKFIELD

VIOLATION: DUMPNG SOLID WASTE, MORE THAN ONE CUBIC FOOT, BURNING SOLID WASTE

 

ACCUSED: UNKNOWN                                               

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VICTIM: FREEMAN PATTEN

AGE: 44

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: WILLIAMSTOWN, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: ON 09-16-20 PATTEN CALLED THE ROYALTON BARRACKS TO REPORT THAT SOMEONE HAD ENTERED ON TO HIS PROPERTY LOCATED ON OLD CROSS ROAD AND BURNED AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE.  PATTEN SAID HE WENT TO THE PROPERTY AND DISCOVERED THAT UNKNOWN PERSONS HAD ENTERED HIS LAND WITHOUT PERMISSION AND BURNED HOUSEHOLD TRASH IN A FIRE PIT LOCATED IN A LOG LANDING.  PATTEN ALSO REPORTED THAT IN A SEPARATE INCIDENT AN UNKNOWN PERSON DUMPED SEVERAL BAGS OF TRASH OFF THE EDGE OF OLD CROSS ROAD ON TO HIS LAND.

 

INVESTIGATORS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AND VIEWED THE BURNED TRASH AND DUMPED TRASH BAGS.  THE INCIDENTS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED FOR VIOLATIONS OF TITLE 24 VSA 2201, BURNING SOLID WASTE AND DUMPING SOLID WASTE, MORE THAN ONE CUBIC FOOT.

 

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE EVENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE ROYALTON BARRACKS WITH YOUR INFORMATION AT 802-234-9933, OR THE VERMONT STATE POLICE WEBPAGE AT https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

 

 

 

Derby Barracks / Unlawful Mischief

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20a503590

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Andrew Jensen                            

STATION: VSP Derby                    

CONTACT#: 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 9/13/20 @ 0047 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: 588 Breezy Hill Rd/Barton, VT

VIOLATION: Unlawful Michief/T13VSA3701

 

ACCUSED: unknown                            

 

 

VICTIM: Maria Morris

AGE: 60

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Barton, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Derby based state police received a call from Maria Morris advising she thought someone was attempting to break into her home located at 588 Breezy Hill Road in Barton, VT.  Upon arrival, Morris advised there was no burglary however windshields to four different vehicles parked in the driveway appeared to have been struck and broken.  There were five total vehicles parked in the driveway at that address and several tires on each of the five vehicles were punctured and flattened.  There were also two first floor windows to the Morris home that were also broken.  Upon further investigation, it was discovered that several bicycle tires were punctured and flattened as well.  Evidence at the scene was collected by VSP.  Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact VSP Derby.      

 

 

 

____________________

Sergeant Andrew Jensen

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

(802) 334-8881

 

September 17, 2020

FW: One lane of traffic Shelburne rd in Shelburne - REOPEN

The roadway is reopened to both lanes

 

From: Sumner, Samantha via DPS.VSPMedia <dps.vspmedia@list.vermont.gov>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 10:21 PM
To: DPS - Roadway Alert <DPS.RoadwayAlert@vermont.gov>
Subject: One lane of traffic Shelburne rd in Shelburne

 

EXTERNAL SENDER: Do not open attachments or click on links unless you recognize and trust the sender.

Traffic alert – Shelburne rd South bound in Shelburne

 

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Williston State Police 

 

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification

Shelburne rd South Bound in Shelburne is down to one lane in the area of Windmill bay rd.

 

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. Please drive carefully

 

 

Samantha Sumner

Emergency Communications Dispatcher 

VSP Williston PSAP

2777 St. George Rd

Williston, VT 05495

802-878-7111  /   PSAP Fax  802-878-3173

 

One lane of traffic Shelburne rd in Shelburne

Traffic alert – Shelburne rd South bound in Shelburne

 

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Williston State Police 

 

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification

Shelburne rd South Bound in Shelburne is down to one lane in the area of Windmill bay rd.

 

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. Please drive carefully



Samantha Sumner

Emergency Communications Dispatcher 

VSP Williston PSAP

2777 St. George Rd

Williston, VT 05495

802-878-7111  /   PSAP Fax  802-878-3173


New Haven Barracks / VCOR

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B502409

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Josh Gurwicz                             

STATION: New Haven Barracks                     

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: September 17, 2020 at approximately 1429 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Brookside Drive

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Collin Bell

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bristol, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On September 17, 2020 at approximately 1429 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police observed Collin Bell operating a motor vehicle on a public highway. Troopers had prior knowledge that Bell was under civil suspension in the State of Vermont.  Subsequent investigation revealed Bell violated his court ordered conditions which stated he was not allowed to operate a motor vehicle. Bell was issued a citation to appear before the Addison Superior Court on November 16, 2020 to answer to the charge.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: November 16, 2020 at 1230 hours           

COURT: Addison Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

Pownal Race Track Fire Picture

 

 

EXTERNAL SENDER: Do not open attachments or click on links unless you recognize and trust the sender.

 

 

 

 

News Release Fire Investigation Pownal Race Track/No Injuries/Suspicious

VSP NEWS RELEASE    

Incident: Fire Investigation

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION UNIT

VERMONT STATE POLICE – WESTMINSTER BARRACKS

 

Vermont State Police Case # 20B303108

 

 

FIRE INVESTIGATORS: Detective Sergeants Steven Otis & Matt Hill - Vermont State Police, Assistant State Fire Marshal Stan Baranowski - Division of Fire Safety

 

 

DATE/TIME: 09-16-2020 at appx 10:48 PM

INCIDENT LOCATION: 6380 US Route 7 Pownal, VT

 

Owners of Property/Business:  Green Mountain Race Track LLC Pownal, VT   

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On September 16, 2020 at 10:48 PM a fire was reported to 911 at the Pownal Race Track on US Route 7 in the town of Pownal a short distance from the Massachusetts state line. First arriving crews noted heavy fire throughout the building that had not been occupied for several years. The fire progression was extensive and it was decided by the fire chief to only fight the fire from the exterior to prevent injury or possible death by any internal fire fighting efforts by fire personnel.

 

Due to the size of the enclosed race stands and fire progression at the once thriving race track venue the fire chief requested assistance from the following fire departments: Pownal Valley FD, Bennington FD, Bennington Rural FD, Shaftsbury FD, Arlington FD, Williamstown, MA FD, Hoosick, NY FD, Hoosick Falls, NY FD, North Hoosick Falls, NY FD, Petersburgh, NY FD, Pittstown, NY FD and Raymer Town, NY FD.

 

Once the fire became under control the Pownal Fire Chief, Keith Coon, requested assistance from the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit to assist in determining origin and cause of the fire.

 

Members of the investigative team arrived on 09-17-2020 at 09:00 AM and met with fire personnel. Based upon the examination of the exterior and noting several areas of collapse in the roof and the damage to heavy support columns to the three story steel and concrete building it was deemed too dangerous to conduct an internal examination.

 

Information was obtained that the building was the scene of several other small fires over the summer which had been put out by the fire department as well as numerous events of vandalism and littering throughout the property. These were deemed to be young adults hanging out in the area and entering the building to vandalize the structure, skateboard and even more recently , atv riders were noted inside the structure driving around.

 

There was no power to the structure and there were no reports of any lightening last evening before the fire.

 

The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program offers an award of up to $5000 for any information that will lead to the arrest of anyone involved in the crime of arson.  You may provide this information by calling The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program hotline at 1-800-322-7766, by contacting Det. Sgt. Steven Otis of the Vermont State Police at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600, or by email at steven.otis@vermont.gov. Anyone having additional information or having witnessed the events prior to the fire are also encouraged to reach out as well.     

 

 

Steven Otis

Detective Sergeant

Fire and Explosion Investigtaion Unit

Vermont State Police

Westminster Field Station

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Westminster, VT 05346

Phone: 802/722-4600

Email: steven.otis@vermont.gov

 

Middlesex Barracks/Theft seeking information

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A303992

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Casey Ross                             

STATION: Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 09/16/2020/sometime overnight

INCIDENT LOCATION: Dog Pond Rd, Woodbury, VT

VIOLATION: Larceny

 

ACCUSED: Unknown                                              

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VICTIM: Justin Brown

AGE: 37

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Woodbury, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 9/17/2020, Justin Brown reported to the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks that someone had stolen an American Flag, and a Thin Blue Line Flag from the front yard of his residence, located on Dog Pond Rd, in the town of Woodbury, VT sometime over the previous night. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Casey Ross at the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks.

 

Respectfully,

 

Trooper Casey Ross

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – Middlesex

1080 U.S. Route 2,

Middlesex, VT 05602

PH: (802) 229-9191

FX: (802) 229-2648

 

Email: casey.ross@vermont.gov

 

Middlesex Barracks/3 Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 20A303978

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Casey Ross

STATION: Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 9/16/2020 at 1626 hours

STREET: U.S Route 2

TOWN: Marshfield

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Creamery St.

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Clear

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Mitchell Brown

AGE: 27

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2005

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Significant Front End

INJURIES: None

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Alec Morris

AGE: 24  

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Monroe, NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: GMC

VEHICLE MODEL: Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate Rear End and Front End

INJURIES: None

 

VEHICLE #3

OPERATOR: Tammy Cote

AGE: 44

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2014

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Crosstrek

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Moderate Rear End

INJURIES: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 9/17/2020, at approximately 1626 hours, the Vermont State Police Middlesex barracks responded to a reported 3 vehicle crash on U.S Route 2 in the town of Marshfield, VT near the intersection with Creamery street. Investigation revealed Operator #1 (Brown) was travelling east at approximately 35 mph when they did not see vehicle #2 stopped in the roadway in time to break. Vehicle #1 crashed into the rear end of vehicle #2, which pushed vehicle #2 into vehicle #3. Operator #2 (Morris) and Operator #3 (Cote) stated they were stopped in the east bound lane of U.S Route 2 waiting for another vehicle to turn. No injuries were reported at the time of the crash, all operators were wearing their seat-belts and no airbags were deployed.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint Following too Closely T23 VSA 1039

 

Respectfully,

 

Trooper Casey Ross

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – Middlesex

1080 U.S. Route 2,

Middlesex, VT 05602

PH: (802) 229-9191

FX: (802) 229-2648

 

Email: casey.ross@vermont.gov