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February 20, 2020

SHAFTSBURY BARRACKS/ Criminal DLS/ Violation of Conditions

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE- INCIDENT

       

CASE#: 20B300587

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Raymond Witkowski                            

STATION: Shaftsbury                 

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: February 20th 2020, 1724 hours

LOCATION: Bennington Square, Bennington, VT

 

VIOLATION(S): Criminal DLS, Violation of Conditions of Release

 

ACCUSED: Sara Johnson

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Pownal, VT

 

VICTIM: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On February 20th 2020 at 1724 hours, VSP Shaftsbury Troopers were on patrol near Bennington Square in the Town of Bennington when a motor vehicle stop was conducted on a vehicle operated by Johnson, 26. Troopers determined that Johnson’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle was under criminal suspension in the State of Vermont. Additional investigation revealed Johnson to be in violation of several sets of court-ordered Conditions of Release. Johnson was placed under arrest and transported to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks for processing. Johnson was released on a citation to appear before the Bennington County Superior Court-Criminal Division on April 6th 2020 at 0815 hours to answer to the above charges.

 

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE:  04/06/2020, 0815 hours

COURT: Bennington

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached

 

Trooper Raymond Witkowski

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road, Shaftsbury, VT

(802)442-5421

raymond.witkowski@vermont.gov