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February 6, 2023

Berlin Barracks / Fire investigation

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 23A3000740

TROOPER: Det. Sgt. Clark Lombardi                                                

STATION: Derby Barracks – Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit                

CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881 

 

DATE/TIME: February 5, 2023

LOCATION: 71 Little River Rd Waterbury, VT

INCIDENT: Fire Investigation

 

VICTIM: Jeffrey Meyers

AGE:24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, VT 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On February 5, 2023, at approximately 12:34 am the Waterbury Fire Department received a report of a fire located at 71 Little River Rd in Waterbury. The Waterbury Fire Department responded to the location and observed the residence to be fully engulfed in flames. Fire suppression efforts were conducted. There were no injuries reported.

 

As part of Waterbury Fire Battalion Chief Sally Dillion’s assessment of the fire, she contacted the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit (FEIU) for assistance in determining the origin and cause of the fire.

FEIU members responded to Waterbury and conducted a scene examination. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is undetermined at this time. The abandoned structure sustained extensive damage from fire, heat, and smoke. An accurate damaged estimate is not available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Clark Lombardi at the Derby Barracks at (802) 334-8881. 

People with information may also contact the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 800-32-ARSON. The Arson Tip Award Program is a separate entity from the state police, and through funding from insurance companies offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

 

Detective Sergeant Clark Lombardi

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

Vermont State Police

Fire and Explosion Unit

BCI Troop A – East

Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, VT 05829

Office: (802) 334-8881

Fax: (802) 334-4739

Email: Clark.Lombardi@vermont.gov

 

New Haven Barracks / Sexual Assault

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 22B4005501

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Trooper Josh Gurwicz                        

STATION: New Haven Barracks                      

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: October 2022

INCIDENT LOCATION: Poultney, VT

VIOLATION: T. 13 VSA 3252, Sexual Assault

 

ACCUSED: Miles Stevens

AGE: 73

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitehall, NY

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE: N/A

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On October 5th 2022, the Vermont State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation Unit was notified of a Sexual Assault incident involving a juvenile under the age of 15. The incident stemmed from an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Edward, NY, into the accused, Miles Stevens, age 73, of Whitehall, NY. With the assistance of Washington County Sheriff’s Department Investigators, probable cause was developed to charge Stevens with the offense of Sexual Assault. On February 2, 2023, Stevens was issued a citation for Sexual Assault and is scheduled to appear in the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division on March 20, 2023 at 1000 hours. Stevens was released on his own recognizance.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: March 20th, 2023, at 1000 hours        

COURT: Vermont Superior Court – Rutland 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.

 

Westminster Barracks/ DUI #4

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 23B1000838

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Austin Soule

STATION: Westminster Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 02/05/2023 @ approximately 2024 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Weathersfield, VT

VIOLATION: DUI #4

 

ACCUSED: Danielle Smith                                             

AGE: 50

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above date and time, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a vehicle attempting to drive over a snowbank off of Route 131 in the town of Weathersfield. Troopers identified the operator of the vehicle as Danielle Smith, 50, of Springfield, VT. While Speaking with Troopers, Smith showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. Smith was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Springfield Police Department for processing. Smith was later released with a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division for the above charge.

 

 

COURT ACTION: (Y)

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/21/23 at 0800 AM            

COURT: Windsor Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    

BAIL: N/A

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 the arraignment time.

 

 

 

Trooper Austin Soule

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Rd

Putney, VT, 05346

802-722-4600

Austin.Soule@vermont.gov

 

St. Albans / DUI Crash, Unlawful Mischief

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 23A2000595                                   

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jordan Peterson

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: 2/5/23 @ 0703 hours

STREET: Reynolds Road

TOWN: Grand Isle

 

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Kyle Lam

AGE: 36  

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Grand Isle, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Fusion

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Totaled

INJURIES: Suspected Minor

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time Troopers with VSP St. Albans responded to the above location for a single motor vehicle crash. Lam was identified as the operator. Troopers observed indicators of impairment and Lam was subsequently taken into custody for DUI. He was transported to the VSP St. Albans Barracks for processing. While in custody, he intentionally caused damage to State of Vermont property.

 

 

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT: Grand Isle

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/16/2023 @ 0830 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.

Rutland Barracks / First Degree Aggravated / Domestic Assault / DUI #1

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 23B4000920

TROOPER: Trooper Ryan Gardner

STATION: Rutland

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: February 5, 2023, approximately 1743 hours

LOCATION: US Route 7, Rutland Town, Vermont

VIOLATIONS: First Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

                        Domestic Assault

                        DUI #1

                       

 

ACCUSED: Aime Page

AGE: 42

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland Town, Vermont

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On February 5th, 2023, approximately 1743 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks were advised of a family fight that occurred on US Route 7, in Rutland Town, Vermont. Troopers determined Page caused pain or bodily injury to a family or household member. Troopers also learned that Page had previously caused serious bodily injury to a family or household member. During the investigation Troopers observed Page display several indicators of impairment and it was determined that Page had operated a motor vehicle on a public highway. Page was ultimately taken into custody for first degree aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault, driving under the influence and transported to the Rutland State Police Barracks for processing.  After processing, Page was issued a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court - Criminal Division.  02/06/2022 at 1230 PM.

 

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division.

COURT DATE/TIME: February 5th, 2023 at 1230 PM.

 

*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.

 

February 5, 2023

Berlin Barracks / DUI #2 Refusal & Negligent Operation

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 23A3000751

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Benjamin Goodwin                      

STATION: VSP- Berlin             

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 02/05/23 @ 1957 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: River Rd, Moretown VT

VIOLATION: DUI #2 Refusal & Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Julie Moody                                           

AGE: 59

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Moretown, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the above-mentioned date and time, the Vermont State Police received a report of a vehicle off the road on River Rd. in Moretown, VT.  Upon arrival Troopers spoke to the operator Julie Moody who advised she had driven off the road.  Upon further investigation it was determined Moody was under the influence of intoxicants while operating a vehicle.  Moody was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Berlin Barracks for processing. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/23/23 @ 0830 hours           

COURT: Washington County Superior Court- Criminal Division

LODGED - 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.

 

ROAD CLOSURE - VT Route 103 / Wyman Falls Rd

State of Vermont

Department of Public Safety

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

 

Press Release – Highway / Traffic Notification

 

 

VT Route 103 at Wyman Falls Rd in Chester will be closed until further notice due to a motor vehicle crash. Specific details are not available at this time, updates will be provided as appropriate.  Motorist should seek alternative routes and expect delays in the area.

 

Please drive carefully.

 

 

Bridgette Hartman

Emergency Communications Dispatcher II

Vermont State Police

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Westminster, Vermont 05158

(802) 722-4600 Business

(802) 722-4690 Fax

Bridgette.hartman@vermont.gov

 

Shaftsbury Barracks / Snowmobile Crash with Injuries

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 23B3000660                               

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper R. Criss

STATION: VSP Shaftsbury                                              

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421 Ext. 8

 

DATE/TIME: 02/05/2023 at approximately 1306 Hours

STREET: Glastenbury Loop Trail

TOWN: Somerset

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: N/A

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Snow Trails

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Juvenile

AGE: 17

PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Gill, Massachusetts

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Skidoo

VEHICLE MODEL: MXZ

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front-end damage

INJURIES: Non-life threatening

HOSPITAL: Baystate Franklin Medical Center

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time, Troopers with the Vermont State Police assigned to the Shaftsbury Barracks responded to a snowmobile crash with injuries off Castle Brook Road in the Town of Somerset. Wilmington Fire and Rescue assisted the Vermont State Police by successfully locating the injured operator of the snowmobile. It was discovered that the snowmobile operator was traveling on a trail at approximately 40 MPH before they lost control and eventually collided with a tree head-on. The operator sustained non-life threatening injuries to their upper body, including chest and rib pain.

 

Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad transported the operator to the Baystate Franklin Medical Center in the Town of Greenfield, Massachusetts, for further medical evaluation.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted by Wilmington Fire and Rescue, Deerfield Valley Rescue, and A-Z Snowmobiles.

Rutland Barracks / MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 23B4000912                        

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Daniel St. Clair

STATION: Rutland                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: On 02/05/23, at approximately 1143 hours

STREET: US RT 7

TOWN: Rutland Town

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Windcrest Rd

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Neil Zook

AGE: 27

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitehall, NY

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2022

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Tundra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Minor front-end damage.

INJURIES: None reported.

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Cheryl Lawson

AGE: 64

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctorsville, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2013

VEHICLE MAKE: Kia

VEHICLE MODEL: Forte

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Significant driver-side damage.

INJURIES: Minor

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On 02/05/23, at approximately 1143 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Rutland Barracks, responded to a two-vehicle crash on US RT 7 at the intersection of Windcrest Rd, in the Town of Rutland. Through investigation, it was determined Op 2 (Lawson), was operating Vehicle #2, traveling northbound on US RT 7. Op 1 (Zook), was operating Vehicle #1, traveling southbound on US RT 7, preparing to make a left-hand turn on Windcrest Rd. Op 2 (Lawson) was traveling northbound with a green light, when Op 1 (Zook), traveling southbound, turned left with a yellow flashing arrow, striking Vehicle #2.

Rutland Town Fire Department assisted Troopers on the scene.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Op 1 (Zook) was issued a VCVC for a violation of Title 23 VSA 1047: Vehicle Turning Left.

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / DUI, LSA, MV Crash

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 23A4000938

TROOPER: Griffin Pearson                             

STATION: St. Johnsbury                 

CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 2-4-23 at 1951 hours

STREET: 4001 Memorial Drive

TOWN: St. Johnsbury

LANDMARK: Weidmann Electrical Technology

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

VIOLATION(S): DUI, LSA

 

VEHICLE #1 / ACCUSED

OPERATOR: Justin Witter

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2015

MAKE: GMC

MODEL: Sierra 3500HD

DAMAGE: Totaled

INJURIES: No

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Solomon Brown

AGE: 25

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Johnsbury, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1993

MAKE: Ford

MODEL: Ranger

DAMAGE: Totaled

INJURIES: Minor

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Troopers from the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury Barracks responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash in the area of 4001 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT. Upon arrival, Troopers found and spoke with Operator #2, Solomon Brown (25). Brown advised he was traveling northbound along Memorial Drive when a dark colored GMC truck traveling southbound crossed the centerline and struck his vehicle. Brown sustained minor injuries and was transported by way of Ambulance to Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) for further medical evaluation.

 

Soon thereafter, Troopers discovered a black GMC truck with severe front-end damage located several hundred yards from the scene of the crash. An individual later identified as Operator #1, Justin Witter (36), was with the vehicle. During the investigation, Witter exhibited signs of impairment, and was later arrested for suspicion of DUI and Leaving Scene of an Accident (LSA). He was subsequently transported to the Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury Barracks for processing. Witter was also cited to appear at Caledonia County Superior Court on the above date and time for the aforementioned charges.

 

The Vermont State Police were assisted by the St. Johnsbury Fire Department and CALEX Ambulance Service.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 2-13-23 at 0830 hours         

COURT: Caledonia County

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

*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 Griffin Pearson
Troop “A” St. Johnsbury Barrack
1068 US-5 #1
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

Berlin Barracks -DUI #1

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 23A3000737

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Skylar Velasquez                         

STATION: Berlin Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 02/04/2023 @ 2206 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Singleton Rd, Calais, VT

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Daniel Mucherino                                              

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Marshfield, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above date and time, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a vehicle parked at the end of a driveway with an unresponsive male in the driver seat. Upon arriving on scene Troopers identified the operator of the vehicle as Daniel Mucherino, 30 of Marshfield, VT.  While Speaking with Troopers Mucherino showed signs of being under the influence of intoxicants.  Mucherino was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Berlin Police Department for processing. Mucherino was later released with a citation to appear in Washington Superior Court Criminal Division for the charge of DUI.

 

 

COURT ACTION: (Y)

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/23/23 at 0830 AM            

COURT: Washington Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A    

BAIL: N/A

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.

 

February 4, 2023

Williston Barracks / DUI #1

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

cASE#: 23A1000671

TROOPER: Trooper Brandon Sweet

STATION: Williston Barracks            

CONTACT#: (802)878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: February 4, 2023, 2023 at 1924 hours

LOCATION: Interstate 89 South, Exit 12 

VIOLATION: DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Michael Moehrke

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: South Burlington, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 04, 2023 at approximately 1924 hours, Troopers assigned to the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks were dispatched to Interstate 89 South at Exit 12 in the town of Williston for a report of single vehicle crash.  Troopers arrived on scene and observed a single vehicle that left the roadway and drove up onto a guardrail.  The operator, who was initially unconscious behind the wheel, was identified as Michael Moehrke (28) of South Burlington.  Moehrke regained consciousness and was evaluated and cleared by Williston Fire and Rescue on scene with no injuries reported.  While speaking with Moehrke, Troopers observed several indicators of impairment.  Moehrke was subsequently arrested for the suspicion of DUI and transported to the Williston Barracks for processing.  At the conclusion of processing, Moehrke was issued a citation to appear at the Chittenden County Superior Court on February 23, 2023 at 0815 hours and answer to the charge of DUI #1. 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: February 23, 2023 at 0815 hours

COURT: Chittenden County Superior Court

LODGED LOCATION: NA

BAIL: NA

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

 

 

Trooper Brandon Sweet

Vermont State Police - Williston

2777 St. George Road

Williston, VT 05495

(802) 878-7111

 

Westminster Barracks/ Domestic Assault

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

NEWS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 23B1000772

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Cameron McCutcheon                            

STATION: Westminster Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: February 4th, 2023, at approximately 02:00 AM

INCIDENT LOCATION: Turner Trail, Putney, Vermont

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

ACCUSED: Anne-Marie Muscari

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Putney, Vermont

 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of domestic abuse.)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On February 4th, 2023, at approximately 02:00 AM, Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Westminster Barracks received a report of a domestic assault that had occurred on Turner Trail in the Town of Putney, Vermont. Investigation of the incident resulted in the arrest of 36-year-old Anne-Marie Muscari for Domestic Assault. Muscari is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division on 02/06/2023 to answer to the above charge and released on conditions after processing.

 

 

LODGED: NO

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: YES

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/06/2023

             

*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 Cameron McCutcheon

Vermont State Police

Troop B - Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 722-4600

cameron.mccutcheon@vermont.gov

 

Westminster Barracks / Excessive Speed

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 23B1000775

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Eric Clemens                            

STATION: Westminster              

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 02/04/2023 at 0721 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: I-91 N MM19.2, Putney

VIOLATION: Excessive Speed

 

ACCUSED: Christopher J. Reeb

AGE: 62

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Weston, CT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, a Trooper with the Vermont State Police was conducting speed enforcement on I-91 in Putney (Windham County). The Trooper initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle traveling at 106 miles per hour in a posted 65 miles per hour zone. Christopher J. Reeb (62) from Weston, CT, was identified as the operator and cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division on 03/21/2023 at 1000 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 03/21/2023 at 1000 hours

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.

 

Westminster Barracks / DUI #1

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 23B1000779

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Eric Clemens                            

STATION: Westminster              

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 02/04/2023 at 0906 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Tyler Hill Rd, Vernon, VT

VIOLATION: DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Stephen K. Dyer

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Vernon, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, the Vermont State Police was notified of a single vehicle crash on Tyler Hill Rd in Vernon, VT. Troopers arrived on scene and identified the operator as 32 year old Stephen K. Dyer. Dyer displayed signs and indicators of impairment and, after a subsequent investigation, it was determined he was operating his motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Dyer was transported to the Westminster Barracks where he was processed and cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, on February 28th, 2023 at 1000 hours to answer to the above charge.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 02/28/2023 at 1000 hours

COURT: Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A  

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

*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 Barracks/ Multiple Car MV Crash

 

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 23B3000627

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Krzeminski

STATION: Shaftsbury

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 02/04/23, 13:32 hours

STREET: US RT-7

TOWN: Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  C&S Auto

WEATHER: Clear/Sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1 

OPERATOR #1: Julia Foppes

AGE: 57

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Outback

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: N/A

 

VEHICLE #2

Operator #2: Stephen J. Martin

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

AGE: 34

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2012

VEHICLE MAKE: Jeep

VEHICLE MODEL: Liberty

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front-end damage

 

VEHICLE #3 

OPERATOR #1: Mya Julius

AGE: 19

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Cambridge, NY

INJURIES: N/A

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2020

VEHICLE MAKE: Hyundai

VEHICLE MODEL: Elantra

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy drivers side damage

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 02/04/23 at approximately 13:32 hours, Troopers responded to a multiple car motor vehicle crash with minor injuries reported, located at the address of 7275 US Route in the Town of Pownal, VT. Further investigation revealed that vehicle #1 failed to yield to the right of way, turning directly in front of vehicle #2. Vehicle #2, then lost control and collided into vehicle #3, that was stationary at the C&S Auto Power Sports parking lot. Two additional vehicles in the parking lot sustained damage from the collision. Operator #3 had reported neck pain and was cleared by rescue staff after evaluation.

 

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Pownal Fire Department and Pownal Rescue Squad.

 

 

 

Derby Barracks / MV Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

                                                                                                      

CASE#:    23A5000576                          

 

TROOPER: B. Connor                                                 STATION: Derby           

           

CONTACT#: 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 2/3/23 @1535

 

LOCATION (specific): I-91 mm 168, Derby, VT

 

VEHICLE #1 OPERATOR: Miranda Shepard                          AGE: 27     SEAT BELT: Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brownington, VT

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE: 2017 Ram Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE: Front end and Passenger side damage

 

 

 

 

 

HOSPITAL: n/a

WEATHER: clear

ROAD COND: icy/slush

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the above date and time,  Vermont State Police, Newport Fire Department, and Newport Ambulance responded to calls for a single vehicle crash on I-91 near mm 168 in the town of Derby.  Through the Trooper’s investigation it was determined that the operator, Miranda Shepard, had attempted to pass a vehicle and lost control, causing the vehicle to go off the roadway.  Shepard was the sole occupant of the vehicle and there were no injuries. 

 

           

 

 

 

_________________________

Trooper Brian Connor

Vermont State Police

Troop A - Derby Barracks

(802) 334-8881

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Arrest on Warrants, Criminal DLS

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  23A4000931

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Evan Johnson                             

STATION:  St. Johnsbury Barracks                   

CONTACT#:  802-748-3111

 

DATE/TIME:  2/4/2023 at approximately 1430 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: 36 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury

VIOLATION:  Arrest on Warrants, Criminal DLS

 

ACCUSED:  Forrest Menard                                              

AGE:  33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  St. Johnsbury, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On the above date and time Forrest Menard was operating a motor vehicle on Memorial Drive in the town of St. Johnsbury when a Trooper identified a vehicle equipment violation.  A subsequent motor vehicle stop revealed Menard had two active warrants for his arrest.  Menard's privilege to operate a motor vehicle was also criminally suspended.  Menard was transported to the St. Johnsbury Barracks for processing and then to the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:  4/3/2023 at 0800          

COURT:  Caledonia

LODGED - LOCATION:  Northeast Regional Correctional Facility     

BAIL:  $100 and $200

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.

 

Trooper Evan Johnson

Vermont State Police

St. Johnsbury Barracks

Phone: 802-748-3111

Fax: 802-748-1585

 

Westminster Barracks / Simple Assault, Burglary

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  23B1000253

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Brandon Groh                            

STATION:  Westminster Barracks                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 01/12/2023 at 1521 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Wilmington Cross Road, Reading, VT

VIOLATION: Simple Assault, Burglary

 

ACCUSED:  William Elting                                             

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitingham, VT

 

VICTIM: Thomas Bergeron

AGE: 43

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Whitingham, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On the above date and time, Vermont State Police received a call reporting an assault which occurred on Wilmington Cross Road in the Town of Whitingham, Vermont (Windham County).  Troopers responded to the scene.  Further investigation revealed William Elting had assaulted Thomas Bergeron in his home, in which he was not welcomed, causing an injury to his face.  Elting was later processed at the Brattleboro Police Station and issued a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division on 04/25/2023 at 1000 hours. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE/TIME:  04/25/2023 at 1000 hours           

COURT: Windham

LODGED - LOCATION:  N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: YES

 

 

 

Trooper Brandon Groh

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802) 722-4600