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August 18, 2017

Royalton Barracks / DUI Refusal

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B203652

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Rich Slusser                            

STATION: Royalton                     

CONTACT#: 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 8-18-17/0130 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT 14, Royalton

VIOLATION: DUI Refusal

 

ACCUSED: Christopher Dame                                              

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Tunbridge, VT

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 8-18-17, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks stopped Dame for a minor motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed Dame was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Dame was arrested, processed and cited for the offense.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 8-29-17           

COURT: Windsor County

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Sergeant Rich Slusser/K9 Dräger

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Royalton Barracks-B Troop

802-234-9933

 

Shaftsbury Barracks/Aggravated Assault/Disorderly Conduct

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B302746

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Robert Zink                            

STATION:  VSP Shaftsbury                   

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 8/17/17 1700 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: Pawlet Mountain Road, Rupert VT

VIOLATION: Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct

 

ACCUSED: Likah Charandra                                            

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rupert, 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 08/17/17 the Vermont State Police received a report of an assault that occurred at a residence on Pawlet Mountain Road in Rupert VT.  The victim

reported to police that he was threatened with a knife by Likah Charandra.  Charandra also threatened the victim with a very large and aggressive dog.  It

was reported that Charandra waived and lunged at the victim with a large knife.

 

Police attempted to locate Charandra at her residence, although she refused to come outside fore police.  An arrest warrant is being sought for Charandra for

the charges of Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:   PENDING         

COURT:Bennington

LODGED - LOCATION: NA     

BAIL:NA

MUG SHOT: PENDING ARREST

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

               Sgt. Robert Zink

           Patrol Commander

              Vermont State Police

           Shaftsbury Field Station

   (P)802-442-5421 (F)802-442-3263

 

Shaftsbury Barracks/Trespassing

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B302784

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Sgt. Robert Zink                          

STATION:      Shaftsbury

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 8/17/17 1938 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: 3784 VT RT 7a, Arlington VT (Stewarts Shop)

VIOLATION: Trespassing

 

ACCUSED:       David E. Mears                                        

AGE:39

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Homeless

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/17/17 the Vermont State Police were called to the Stewart's convenience store located in Arlington VT for a trespassing complaint.  Police learned that David E. Mears had entered the store and violated a previously issued trespass order for the property. 

 

Police attempted to locate Mears although they were unable to find him in the area.  An arrest warrant for Mears is being sought for the offense of Trespassing.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:     Pending       

COURT: Bennington

LODGED - LOCATION:  NA   

BAIL:NA

MUG SHOT: Pending arrest

 

 

               Sgt. Robert Zink

           Patrol Commander

              Vermont State Police

           Shaftsbury Field Station

   (P)802-442-5421 (F)802-442-3263

 

St Johnsbury- Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17A404379                         

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Jason Haley

STATION: ST Johnsbury                

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 08/14/17 at 0023 hours

STREET: US RT 302

TOWN: Groton

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Witherspoon Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Camsuriel Rivera

AGE: 54 

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Groton, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR:2012

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevrolet

VEHICLE MODEL: Equinox

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Moderate

INJURIES: Non reported

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On the time and date mentioned above, State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Route 302 in the town of Groton. Investigation revealed the operator swerved to avoid a deer and veered off the roadway. Vehicle 1 struck a group of trees before coming to a stop. Vehicle 1 had to be towed from the scene due to the moderate damage sustained in the crash.

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint 3139131 T23 VSA 676

LODGED - LOCATION:    

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

COURT DATE/TIME:

 

 

 

*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 JASON HALEY     

VERMONT STATE POLICE

Bradford Outpost

1594 Waits River RD

Bradford VT, 05033

 

TEL: 802 222 4680

E-Mail:  Jason.Haley@vermont.gov

 

 

Rutland Barracks / Wanted Person

                STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B404354

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Nicholas Grimes

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: August 17th, 2017 / approximately 2220 hours

LOCATION: Proctor, VT

VIOLATION(S): Wanted Person

 

ACCUSED: Bobbie Jean Demgard

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Proctor, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 17th, 2017 at approximately 2220 hours, troopers from the Vermont State Police-Rutland barracks, served an arrest warrant for Bobbie Jean Demgard, age 36, due to Identity Theft and False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer.  Demgard was taken into custody at her residence without incident.  She was subsequently transported to the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland Town and was later lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center in lieu of $500 bail.

 

LODGED: Yes

BAIL: $500

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court / Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: August 18th, 2017 at 1230 hours

           

*Please note: court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

WILLISTON BARRACKS // Burglary, Poss. of Stolen Property

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A103439

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Howard                              

STATION: Williston Barracks                 

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: July 31, 2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Vessel off of Lanes Lane, Charlotte, VT

VIOLATION: Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property

 

ACCUSED: Jason Breault                                             

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Burlington, VT

 

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

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Middlebury, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On July 31, 2017, the Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary off

of a vessel moored near Lanes Lane in the Town of Charlotte. Through the course

of the investigation, Jason Breault was identified as the male who unlawful

entered the vessel and removed items from the boat. Troopers later recovered

property, identified as stolen, from Breault's vehicle. Breault is scheduled to

be arraigned at an unrelated arraignment hearing on August 31, 2017 for the

charge of Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: August 31, 2017 at 0830 hours            

COURT: Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: IMAGE 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.

 

 

New Haven Barracks/ Saturation Patrol

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B502832
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Joseph Szarejko                           
STATION: VSP New Haven                    
CONTACT#: 802 388 4919

DATE/TIME: August 17, 2017
INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7, Ferrisburgh

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 08/17/2017, during the late-day hours, Troopers from the
New Haven Barracks conducted a Saturation Patrol on US Route 7 in the Town of
Ferrisburgh. The purpose of this patrol was to focus on speed violations,
operators use of hand held devices while driving, ensure seatbelt use and
promote driver safety and education.  As a result of the Directed Patrol, 8
vehicles were stopped resulting in 7 Vermont Civil Violations (traffic tickets)
and 1 written warning being issued and 1 DUI Arrest.

These high visibility patrols will be continuing throughout the Addison County
area in an effort to improve safety on public roads.



*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 Joseph Szarejko (441)
Vermont State Police
Troop "B" New Haven Barracks
Phone # (802) 388-4919
FAX # (802) 453 7918
 
 
 

St. Johnsbury Barracks Fugitive From Justice

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A404445

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Tylor Rancourt                              

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 8/17/2017 2041 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: 2300 Oregon Rd., Lunenburg, VT

VIOLATION: Fugitive From Justice

 

ACCUSED: Bobby J. Brooks                                               

AGE: 47

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lunenburg, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On the above date and time the Vermont State Police were advised by authorities in the State of North Carolina that Bobby J. Brooks, (47) of Lunenburg, VT, had an active arrest warrant for a felony offense in North Carolina. The State of North Carolina willing to extradite Brooks from Vermont and requested the assistance of the Vermont State Police in locating him. Brooks was located at 2300 Oregon Rd. in the Town of Lunenburg and was taken into custody as a Fugitive From Justice by Troopers. He was lodged at the Northeastern Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.

 

 

COURT ACTION: (x)Y N

COURT DATE/TIME:  8/18/2017 1230 hours          

COURT: Caledonia Superior Court

LODGED - LOCATION: NERCF     

BAIL: $25,000

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 Tylor Rancourt

Vermont State Police – St. Johnsbury  Barracks

1068 US Route 5

St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

(802) 748-3111

(802) 748-1585 (Fax)

E-mail: tylor.rancourt@vermont.gov

 

August 17, 2017

DUI- VSP Traffic Operations

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B203647

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: SSgt John Helfant                             

STATION:  VSP Traffic Operations                   

CONTACT#:8025227262

 

DATE/TIME:August 17, 2017 @ 2125

INCIDENT LOCATION: VT66, Randolph Ctr, VT

VIOLATION:DUI

 

ACCUSED:  Paul Mahaffy                                             

AGE:23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Randolph, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police stopped Mahaffy's silver Toyota Tacoma on VT66

in Randolph for travelling outside the lane markers. During the stop Mahaffy was

found to be under the influence of alcohol. Mahaffy was arrested for DUI,

processed at VSP Royalton and released on citation to appear in Orange Superior

Court on September 6, 2017

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME:Sept 6, 2017            

COURT:Orange

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE

 

 

SSgt John Helfant

Vermont State Police

Traffic Operations

2777 St. George Rd

Williston, VT 05495

(802)522-7262

 

C&N/Excessive Speed-VSP Traffic Operations

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B203643

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: SSgt John Helfant                            

STATION:  VSP Traffic Operations                   

CONTACT#:8025227262

 

DATE/TIME:August 17, 2017 @ 1630

INCIDENT LOCATION: I89SB @ MM22, Royalton, VT

VIOLATION:Careless & Negligent Operation/Excessive Speed

 

ACCUSED:Ryland Johnson                                               

AGE:18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Woods Hole, MA

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: State Police determined that Johnson was operating his 2014 brown Nissan Altima at 105mph in a posted 65mph zone while traveling south on I89 in Bethel and Royalton. State Police stopped the Altima and cited Johnson for C&N and Excessive Speed. Johnson is scheduled to appear in Windsor Superior Court on October 24, 2017

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10-24-17 @ 0800           

COURT:Windsor

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE

 

 

SSgt John Helfant

Vermont State Police

Traffic Operations

2777 St. George Rd

Williston, VT 05495

(802)522-7262

 

Shaftsbury Barracks / Negligent Operation

*Updated Press Release with Mugshot*

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B302747

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Cody Sholtes

STATION: Shaftsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: August 17, 2017 / approximately 1709 hours

LOCATION: US Route 7 / Sunderland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Negligent Operation/ Title 23 VSA 1091

 

ACCUSED: Alison M. Kenner

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 17, 2017 at approximately 1709 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks observed a 2017 Hyundai Elantra traveling north on US Route 7 at a high rate of speed. Troopers determined the vehicle speed to be at 90 mph. The vehicle was stopped on US Route 7 in the Town of Sunderland. The operator was identified as Alison M. Kenner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kenner was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. Kenner was released on citation to appear in Bennington Criminal Court on October 30, 2017 at 0815 hours.

 

 

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Bennington Criminal Court

COURT DATE/TIME: October 30, 2017 / 0815 hours

           

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

 

Trooper Cody Sholtes

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone: (802) 442-5421

 

New Haven Barracks/ DUI #1

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B502835
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Joseph Szarejko                              
STATION: VSP New Haven                    
CONTACT#: 802 388 4919

DATE/TIME: August 17, 2017 @ 18:12 hours.
INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 7, Ferrisburgh Vermont.
VIOLATION: DUI #1.

ACCUSED: Kenneth Bushell                                              
AGE: 52
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Ferrisburgh Vermont.

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On August 17, 2017 at approximately 18:12 hours Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on US Route 7 in the Town of Ferrisburgh after witnessing a traffic infraction. State Police made contact with the operator who was identified as Kenneth Bushell of Ferrisburgh.  Further investigation revealed that Bushell was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  Bushell was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the New Haven State Police Barracks for processing.  Bushell was subsequently released on a citation to appear in Addison County District Court on August 28, 2017 to answer the charge of DUI #1.


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 8/28/2017 @ 12:30 PM            
COURT: Addison County District Court
LODGED - LOCATION:     
BAIL:
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.



Trooper Joseph Szarejko (441)
Vermont State Police
Troop "B" New Haven Barracks
Phone # (802) 388-4919
FAX # (802) 453 7918
 
 
 

Shaftsbury Barracks / Negligent Operation

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17B302747

TROOPER RANK/FULL NAME: Trooper Cody Sholtes

STATION: Shaftsbury                     

CONTACT#: (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: August 17, 2017 / approximately 1709 hours

LOCATION: US Route 7 / Sunderland, Vermont

VIOLATION: Negligent Operation/ Title 23 VSA 1091

 

ACCUSED: Alison M. Kenner

AGE: 36

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 17, 2017 at approximately 1709 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks observed a 2017 Hyundai Elantra traveling north on US Route 7 at a high rate of speed. Troopers determined the vehicle speed to be at 90 mph. The vehicle was stopped on US Route 7 in the Town of Sunderland. The operator was identified as Alison M. Kenner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kenner was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Shaftsbury Barracks for processing. Kenner was released on citation to appear in Bennington Criminal Court on October 30, 2017 at 0815 hours.

 

 

LODGED: No

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Bennington Criminal Court

COURT DATE/TIME: October 30, 2017 / 0815 hours

           

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.

 

 

 

Trooper Cody Sholtes

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone: (802) 442-5421

 

VEM Press Release - Disaster Assistance Applicant Briefings

Vermont Department of Public Safety

Division of Emergency Management

August 17, 2017

3:00 p.m.

 

Contact:

Mark Bosma, VEM, 802-839-6717

 

Applicant Briefings Scheduled for Federal Disaster Declaration

 

WATERBURY, VT – Governor Phil Scott announced today that a federal disaster declaration has been signed for communities in Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orange, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor counties.  Those seven counties suffered substantial damage during flooding from June 29 to July 1.

 

Town leaders should start the reimbursement process at applicant briefings, which will begin next week:

 

  • Thursday, Aug. 24 at Northeast Vermont Development Association office, 36 Eastern Ave., Suite 1, St. Johnsbury at 10:30 am
  • Friday, Aug. 25 at VTrans District 4 office, 221 Beswick Drive, White River Junction at 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the Vermont Department of Public Safety, 45 State Drive, Waterbury at 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, Aug 30 at VTrans District 3 office, 61 Valley View Drive (off Route 4) in Mendon at 10:30 am

 

The briefings will outline the requirements for receiving federal awards and maximizing eligibility of repairs. Vermont Emergency Management, Agency of Transportation District personnel, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will guide them through the application process.  For more information on the briefings towns should call Ben Rose or Kim Canarecci at VEM at 800-347-0488.

 

The Public Assistance disaster declaration allows communities and public utilities in those counties to receive 75 percent federal reimbursement for storm response and recovery. Those costs include debris removal and repairs to public roads, bridges, and other infrastructure with damage resulting from the storm.

 

For town leaders seeking more information on the process, please visit http://vem.vermont.gov/funding/pa.

 

 

Mark Bosma

Public Information Officer

Vermont Emergency Management

(802) 839-6717

http://vtalert.gov

 

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Burglary

 

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A404428

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal C. Schulze                                           

STATION: St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 08/17/17    4:49 AM

INCIDENT LOCATION: Beanville Road, West Fairlee                         

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

VICTIM: B&B Cash Market

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: West Fairlee, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/17/17, the State Police responded to a burglary at B&B Cash Market in West

Fairlee. Unknown individuals broke a window to the store and gained access. A

few items were stolen from the store. It is believed the incident occurred

around 2:30 AM.

 

Video surveillance of the incident is trying to be obtained.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont State Police at

802-222-4680.

Middlesex Barracks / Excessive Speed, C&N

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A303377

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. William Phelps                             

STATION: Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 08/17/2017, 1322 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Chelsea Rd, Williamstown, VT

VIOLATION: Excessive Speed, Careless and Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: David A Boardman                                              

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chelsea, 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 08/17/2017, VT State Police from the Middlesex Barracks were conducting

traffic enforcement on Chelsea Rd in Williamstown, VT. At approximately 1322

hours Troopers observed a vehicle traveling 69 mph in a 35 mph zone. The

operator, David Boardman, was subsequently issued a citation to appear in Orange

Superior Court - Criminal Division for Excessive Speed and Careless and Negligent

Operation. He was released from the scene. 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: October 4th, 2017, 0800 hours           

COURT: Orange Superior - 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 William J. Phelps

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Middlesex

1080 US Route 2

Middlesex, VT, 05602

Phone #:802-229-9191

Fax #:802-229-2648

 

Royalton Barracks / Directed Patrol

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  17B203637

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:   Pregent, Cuttita, Lyon                        

STATION:             Royalton                    

CONTACT#:        234-9933

 

DATE/TIME:        8-17-17

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 89 / Randolph

VIOLATION:        N/A

 

ACCUSED:                                               

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

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:

 

In the late morning of August 17, 2017 Troopers from the Royalton State Police Barracks conducted a directed patrol on Interstate 89 in the Town of Randolph focusing on distracted and aggressive driving.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y N

COURT DATE/TIME:            

COURT:

LODGED - LOCATION:     

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE or 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.

Royalton Barracks / Saturation Patrol-Bethel/Royalton

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 8-16-17, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks conducted a saturation patrol in the Bethel/Royalton area with a focus on impaired drivers. A total of 10 stops were initiated.

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Rich Slusser/K9 Dräger

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Royalton Barracks-B Troop

802-234-9933

 

WILLISTON BARRACKS // Poss. of Marijuana

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A103705

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Howard                             

STATION: Williston Barracks                  

CONTACT#: 802-878-7111

 

DATE/TIME: August 16, 2017 at approximately 1838 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: I89N near mile marker 86 in the City of South Burlington

VIOLATION: Possession of Marijuana

 

ACCUSED: Megan Trippany                                                

AGE: 19

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Enosburg Falls, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 16, 2017, at approximately 1838 hours, Troopers assigned to the Williston Barracks were on Interstate 89 performing a directed patrol to reduce speeding as well as distracted and aggressive driving. At this times, Trooper observed a sedan traveling within the I89N construction zone in excess of the posted 55 MPH speed limit. The vehicle's speed was registered at 77 MPH, 22 MPH over the reduced speed limit, and the vehicle was stopped for a violation of Title 23 VSA 1004.

 

Troopers identified the vehicle's operator as Megan Trippany of Enosburg Falls. During the course of the stop, marijuana was located and weighed in excess of 1 ounce. Trippany was subsequently taken into custody for possession of marijuana and transported to the Williston State Police Barracks for processing. Trippany was later released on citation to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on September 26, 2017 for the charge of Possession of Marijuana. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: September 26, 2017 at 0830 hours            

COURT: Chittenden County Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: N     

BAIL: N/A

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.

 

August 16, 2017

St. Johnsbury Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A404424                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Thompson

STATION: St. Johnsbury                               

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 08-16-17 / 1912 Hours

STREET: US Route 5

TOWN: Newbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Snake Rd.

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Arne Tonnessen

AGE: 60    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Woodsville, NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: GMC

VEHICLE MODEL: Van

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: No transport

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Unknown

AGE:     

SEAT BELT? Y/N

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

VEHICLE YEAR: Unknown

VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy

VEHICLE MODEL: Pickup Truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2:

INJURIES:

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 08-16-17, at approximately 1908 hours, Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Route 5, in the area of Snake Rd., Newbury VT. The operator, Arne Tonnessen, reported that as he was traveling south, on Route 5, a white single cab Chevy pickup truck entered his lane while traveling north. Tonnessen said that he could see the driver of the Chevy operating a cell phone as that vehicle entered into his lane. Tonnessen subsequently swerved to avoid a collision and as a result exited the roadway. Tonnessen's vehicle struck a guardrail and came to  rest in vegetation. He was treated by EMS on scene and reported no injuries.

 

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact Trooper Thompson at 802-222-4680.

 

New Haven Barracks / DUI #1

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B502818

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Cpl. Michelle LeBlanc                          

STATION: VSP New Haven Barracks                    

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 08/16/17 at approximately 1643 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Big Hollow Road, Starksboro VT

VIOLATION: DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Steven Clark                                               

AGE: 38

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Starksboro VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 08/16/17 at approximately 1643 hours, Vermont State Police received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Big Hollow Road in the Town of Starksboro.

 

Upon arrival, State Police located the vehicle and the operator, Steven Clark.  While speaking with him, Troopers detected signs of impairment.  Clark was screened for impairment roadside and subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI. 

 

Clark was transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing and then released on a citation. 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/28/17 at 1230 hrs.           

COURT: Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: No   

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.

 

WESTMINSTER BARRACKS / CARELESS & NEGLIGENT OPERATION

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B105301

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Gary T. Salvatore                             

STATION:Westmintser Barracks                     

CONTACT#:(802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: August 16th, 2017 at 1823 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 91 NB mm 10 Brattleboro

VIOLATION: Careless & Negligent Operation

 

ACCUSED: Lana L. Kennedy-Foglio                                                

AGE:19

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Stamford, CT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On this date and time, Vermont State Police stopped 19 year old Lana Kennedy-Foglio on Interstate 91 northbound at mile marker 10 in the Town of Brattleboro (Windham County) Vermont, for traveling 98 miles per hour in the 50 mile per hour work zone. 

 

Kennedy-Foglio was subsequently arrested for careless & negligent operation and was transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing. 

 

Kennedy-Foglio was later released with a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, on September 19th, 2017 at 0800 hours to answer to the above charge.

 

 

*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 Gary T. Salvatore

Westminster Barracks

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, Vermont  05346

802-722-4600

802-722-4691 (fax)

Gary.Salvatore@vermont.gov 

 

Shaftsbury Barracks / Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On August 16, 2017 during the evening hours, Troopers from the Shaftsbury Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on US Route 7 in the Town of Sunderland. The purpose of this patrol was to focus on speed violations, enforcement of hands-free mobile device violations and to ensure seatbelt use. A total of 11 vehicles were encountered.

 

 

 

Trooper Cody Sholtes

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone: (802) 442-5421