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August 31, 2017

New Haven Barracks / School Bus Safety

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Joshua Gurwicz
STATION: VSP New Haven                    
CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

DATE: August 31, 2017
INCIDENT LOCATION: Ferrisburgh / Monkton

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: For the past two days, during school bus operation hours, Troopers from the New Haven Barracks conducted Saturation Patrols on school bus routes in the Towns of Monkton and Ferrisburgh. The purpose of these patrols was to focus on motor vehicle violations around school buses and to promote driver safety and education.  As a result of the Directed Patrols, zero traffic tickets were issued. These  patrols will be continuing throughout the Addison County area in an effort to improve safety on public roads.

 

 

 

VSP-Rutland Barracks/Saturation Patrol on US 4

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 8-31-17 during the afternoon hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on US 4 in the Towns of Castleton and Fair Haven. 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 4 vehicles were encountered.

 

Trooper Steven Schutt & K9 Achilles

124 State Place

Rutland Town, VT. 05701

Troop B4 Rutland

Steven.schutt@vermont.gov

 

Headquarters / Labor Day Weekend Highway Safety and Enforcement

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Troopers Remind Motorists to Drive Safely During Labor Day Weekend

 

August 31, 2017 - Waterbury, VT — Vermont State Police will be kicking off Operation Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) Friday, September 1st, and running through Monday, September 4th. Our goal is to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities on Vermont’s roadways, while emphasizing the responsibility all drivers have when operating a vehicle.

 

“Personal responsibility and safe driving should be at the forefront”, said Lieutenant John Flannigan, Traffic Operations Commander. “Our priority enforcement and education areas remain focused on seatbelt use, alcohol and/or drug impairment, speeding, aggressive and distracted driving.

 

So far this year 41 people have died in traffic crashes on Vermont roadways. At least eighteen of these deaths were alcohol or drug related, and seventeen victims were not wearing seatbelts.

 

"Impaired driving remains a significant problem on our highways. Every impaired driver is capable of taking lives and the Vermont State Police will aggressively pursue and arrest these offenders”, added Lt. Flannigan. “To help all highway users enjoy a safe holiday weekend, troopers will engage in visible patrols and checkpoints throughout the state.”

  

High visibility enforcement is a traffic safety approach designed to deter and alter dangerous driving behaviors, with proactive, highly visible law enforcement targeting hazardous traffic safety violators.

 

During this time, troopers will continue to participate in Operation STRIVE (Safe Travel on Roads In Vermont Everyday) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The Vermont State Police will work closely with both local and bordering state’s law enforcement agencies to carry out this mission.

 

The Vermont State Police remind motorists who will be on the roads during the holiday period to plan their trips carefully by allowing ample time to reach their destination, plan for rest stops along the way, obey the posted speed limit, don’t drive impaired to any degree, and make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained.

 

Contact:

Lt. John Flannigan, Traffic Operations at (802) 872-4045

 

 

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Scott Waterman

Vermont State Police Public Information Officer

802-241-5277 desk

802-279-4554 cell

Scott.waterman@vermont.gov

 

VSP St. Albans barracks / Safety Check point

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

 

 SAFETY CHECKPOINT

 

 

On 08/31/17, the Vermont State Police, St. Albans Police department, Grand Isle County Sheriff’s department and Franklin County Sheriff’s department  conducted a safety checkpoint on South main street in St. Albans, VT.  During this checkpoint, 337 motor vehicles passed through containing approximately 740 people.   No tickets were issued.

 

 

Sergeant Cory Lozier

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police-St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

PH# 802.524.5993 Ext. 2711

Cell# 518.569.7781

Cory.Lozier@vermont.gov

 

 

Saint Johnsbury Barracks/DLS Criminal Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A404708

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Chad Weikel                             

STATION: VSP - Saint Johnsbury                     

CONTACT#:(802)748-3111

 

DATE/TIME:08/31/17 0810 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: US Route 2, (Dole Hill) Danville, VT.

VIOLATION: Criminal DLS

 

ACCUSED: Dustin Dunbar                                                

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Danville, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/31/17 at approximately 0810 hours, Saint Johnsbury Troopers stopped the

accused for a motor vehicle violation on US Route 2 (Dole Hill) in Danville,

Vermont. The accused was issued a citation roadside to appear in Caledonia

Criminal Court on 10/30/17, at 0830 to answer the charge of driving on a

criminally suspended license and then released. The accused was also issued a VCVC for not having

a valid vehicle registration (expired 01/17).

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/31/17 at 0830 hours        

COURT: Saint Johnsbury

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.

 

Sergeant Charles Winn

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

 

PH: 802-748-3111

FX: 802-748-1585

 

E-mail: Charles.Winn@vermont.gov

 

 

Westminster Barracks / Drug Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B102776

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: DET. SGT. THOMAS MCCOY                          

STATION: WESTMINSTER                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 04/15/2017 – 1405 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility  Springfield, Vermont

VIOLATION: Possession of a Controlled Narcotic and Transportation of a Regulated Drug into Correctional Facility

 

ACCUSED:  Carly A. Lehrer                                                          

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  265 Douglas Road, Cornwall, Vermont 05753

 

               VICTIM: State of Vermont

               AGE: N/A

               CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On August 31st, 2017, the Vermont State Police charged Carly A. Lehrer for being in possession of a controlled narcotic and transportation of a regulated drug into a correctional facility.  Carly A. Lehrer has been cited to appear in Windsor County District Court on September 26, 2017 to answer to the above charges.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE / TIME:   September 26, 2017 / 0815 hours      

COURT:  Windsor County Superior Court

BAIL:  None

MUG SHOT: N/A

              PBT: N/A

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Detective Sergeant Thomas E. McCoy Jr.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

VERMONT STATE POLICE – Troop B

1330 Westminster Heights

Westminster, Vermont 05346

Work (802)722-4600

Cell (802)585-5793

Fax (802)722-4691

Email Thomas.McCoy@vermont.gov

 

FW: Royalton Barracks / VT and NH State Police Enforcement Detail / Media Invitation

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Lieutenant Roger Farmer                          

STATION: ROYALTON                    

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: September 1, 2017 at 1:00PM

 

SUMMARY:  On September 1st 2017 the Vermont State Police in conjunction with the New Hampshire State Police will be participating in a joint traffic enforcement effort on Interstates 89 and 91. The Labor Day weekend is one of the heaviest traffic volume times of the year and traffic safety is a priority for both agencies. Speed, distracted drivers, impaired drivers and unrestrained drivers all continue to account for a high percentage of those involved in fatal crashes. Troopers from Vermont and New Hampshire will aggressively target those operators in an attempt to keep our roadways safe. There will be a joint press conference held at the Interstate 89 south bound rest area in Lebanon, NH (just south of exit 19) at 1:00pm.

 

Throughout the Labor Day weekend the Vermont State Police will be conducting saturation patrols within the Royalton Barracks patrol area as well as conducting sobriety checkpoints in partnership with local law enforcement agencies. Thus far in 2017, 57% of fatal crashes involved unrestrained motorists and an additional 44% involved impaired drivers. Removing impaired and aggressive drivers from our roadways continues to be a priority for the Vermont State Police. We wish all a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

 

Lieutenant Roger Farmer

Station Commander

Vermont State Police

Troop B Royalton

Ph: 802-234-9933

Fax: 802-234-6520

 

 

 

Royalton Barracks - DUI/Reckless Endangerment

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
        
CASE#:  17B203847
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Stacy Corliss                            
STATION: Royalton Barracks                      
CONTACT#:  802-234-9933

DATE/TIME:  08/30/2017 at 2010 hours 
INCIDENT LOCATION: Clarksville Road, Tunbridge, VT 
VIOLATION:  DUI, Reckless Endangerment (x4)

ACCUSED: Charity Guiles                                              
AGE:  36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Tunbridge, VT 

VICTIM: (The Vermont State Police does not release the names of victims of
sexual assault or domestic violence.)
AGE:  49, 15, 8, 7 months
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Tunbridge, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On the above date and time, State Police Troopers were called to respond to a report of a motor  vehicle crash on Clarksville Road in the Town of Tunbridge, VT (Orange County).  When Troopers arrived, the operator of the vehicle, Charity Guiles, was no longer on scene.  Troopers responded to her residence to speak with her about the crash.  Investigation revealed that Guiles was under the influence of alcohol when she was driving the vehicle. Guiles was arrested, transported to the Royalton Barracks for processing and released on a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Orange Criminal Division on 09/18/2017 at 0800 hours to answer to the charges of DUI and Reckless Endangerment (x4).  Blakeman's Towing removed the vehicle. 


COURT ACTION: Yes
COURT DATE/TIME: 09/18/2017 at 0800 hours             
COURT: Orange
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     
BAIL:  N/A
MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE 


Trooper Stacy Corliss
Vermont State Police 
B Troop - Royalton Barracks
2011 VT Route 107
Bethel, VT  05032
(802)234-9933
(802)234-6520 fax

Westminster Barracks / DUI

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B105629

Trooper Tyler Noyes                       

STATION:  Westminster                   

CONTACT#: (802) 722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 08/30/2017 06:24 pm

INCIDENT LOCATION: I 91 @ Exit 1 Northbound

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Faith E. Johnson                                        

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Greenfield, MA

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 08/30/2017 at approximately 06:24 pm the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Faith E. Johnson, 30, of Greenfield, MA. for speeding northbound on I 91. During the stop, indicators of impairment were observed. After field sobriety exercises, Johnson was arrested for DUI.  Johnson was processed at the Brattleboro Police Department and issued a citation to report to the Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division on September 19, 2017 at 08:00 am for arraignment.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:   September 19, 2017 8:00 am         

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.

 

August 30, 2017

Middlesex/ Criminal-DLS

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#:  17A30343537                                               

TROOPER: B Gallant

STATION: Middlesex                                

CONTAC#: (802) 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 08/30/17 1910 hours

STREET: VT RT 214  

TOWN: Plainfield, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: US RT 2  

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Michael Austin

AGE: 26    

SEAT BELT: Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: E. Johnson, Vermont  

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Legacy

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: None

INJURIES: No injuries

HOSPITAL: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On August 19th  2017 at 0104 hours, State Police were on patrol in Plainfield when they observed Michael Austin, 26, of Johnson, Vermont operating his blue 2006 Subaru Legacy. Investigation revealed that Austin’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended. Austin was arrested and taken to the Middlesex State Police Barracks for processing. Austin was cited to appear before the Washington County Superior Court- Criminal Division on 10/12/17 at 0830 to answer to the charge of Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 10/12/2017 at 0830 hours.                         

COURT: Washington County Superior Court-Criminal Division

LODGED No      

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

Very Respectfully,

 

Trooper Brandon Gallant

Vermont State Police - Middlesex                            

1080 US RT 2 Middlesex, VT 05602                             

Phone: 802-229-9191

Fax: 802-229-2648

Brandon.P.Gallant@vermont.gov

 

VT Emergency Management - Hurricane Donation Resources

Vermont Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Management
August 30, 2017
9:00 p.m.
 
Contact:
Mark Bosma, VEM, 802-839-6717
 
Resources to Help Survivors of Hurricane Harvey
 
WATERBURY, VT – Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic damage to southeast Texas and many Vermonters are eager to assist the survivors. Vermont Emergency Management has compiled some resources and tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other sources on volunteering and donating responsibly in the wake of this devastating disaster:
 
Cash is the most efficient way to donate. Donations should be made to a known, reputable charitable organization. Be wary of scammers looking to profit from a dire situation. A list of organizations can be found below. Sending unsolicited goods is strongly discouraged.
Volunteers should affiliate with an organization. Self-deploying to the disaster area actually creates a strain on local officials recovering from the disaster. Volunteering with an organization ensures your time will be spent safely providing help. Volunteers and people traveling to disaster areas should always heed the safety precautions of local officials. Travel conditions in the impacted areas of Texas are still hazardous.
 
For help connecting to organizations who are actively helping survivors of Harvey, the following resources are provided below:
 
 

Mark Bosma
Public Information Officer
Vermont Emergency Management
(802) 839-6717

Vermont State Police // Press release // Death Investigation


VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: VSP 17A404689 / St Johnsbury PD 17SJ004691
RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: DET. SGT. Karl Gardner
STATION: St Johnsbury                   
CONTACT#: 802-748-3111

DATE/TIME: August 30, 2017
INCIDENT LOCATION: Death Investigation / VSP Dive Team Activation

               VICTIM: Raymond Labounty III
               AGE: 29 years of age
               CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On August 30th, 2017, the Vermont State Police received information regarding the possible whereabouts of a missing male out of Saint Johnsbury, VT. St Johnsbury Police Department had been actively searching for Raymond Labounty, 29 years of age, after he was reported missing by family members. Family members reported Labounty was depressed and had recently received care for a laceration to his left wrist. Family members contacted the State Police after locating tire tracks that lead to the Passumpsic River in Barnet, VT. The tire tracks were located near the residence where Labounty had grown up on Old Silo Road. Vermont State Police detectives as well as officers from the St Johnsbury Police Department responded to the area of the tire tracks and witnessed a paint transfer, matching the color of Labounty’s vehicle, on rocks leading to the river. The Vermont State Police Dive Team was activated and quickly located a vehicle submerged in approximately 18 feet of water. Divers made positive identification of the vehicle belonging to Labounty. Divers then immediately located Labounty deceased in the driver’s seat. Both Labounty and his vehicle were recovered from the Passumpsic River without incident.



Detective Lieutenant Lance Burnham
Vermont State Police
Technology Investigation Unit Commander
45 State Dr
Waterbury VT
802-241-5274

ROYALTON/MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17B203838                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Eric Hudson

STATION: Royalton                                         

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 8/30/17 11:57 AM

STREET: I-89

TOWN: Hartford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Junction of I-91

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 0/40

WEATHER: clear and sunny

ROAD CONDITIONS: dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Christopher Smith-Mark

AGE: 20

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: NEEDHAM, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2001

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Legacy

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Substantial right front end damage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

VEHICLE #2

OPERATOR: Peter Hackler

AGE: 61

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: TROY, NH

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Western Star

VEHICLE MODEL: Dump truck

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: contact damage to dump gate, left rear wheel

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

This two vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 89 in the Town of Hartford just north of the New Hampshire State line.  Both drivers and vehicles were pulled off the right side of the roadway and reported that no one was injured as a result of the crash.  One of the vehicles involved was a dump truck hauling hot asphalt and indicated there had been a small fire located at the rear of his vehicle after the collision.  Hartford Fire Department was contacted to respond to the scene to assess the fire threat.  The passenger car was lodged under the left rear wheels of the dump truck and with the response of wreckers to the scene the right lane of travel was closed for approximately an hour while they were separated.  The passenger car was towed due to damage by a flatbed wrecker and the truck was repaired on scene and driven away by the operator.  It was determined that Smith-Mark’s crossed from the left lane into the right and struck the rear of Hackler’s truck.  As a result Smith-Mark was issued a citation for failure to maintain proper lane.

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint _3215016_ T23 VSA _1039__

LODGED - LOCATION:     N/A

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N

COURT ACTION: N

COURT:

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/01/201X     1300 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.

 

 

Sergeant Eric Hudson

Patrol Commander

VSP-Royalton

2011 VT Rt. 107

Bethel, VT 05032

802-234-9933

Eric.Hudson@vermont.gov

 

Westminster Barracks / Drug Arrest

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B104311

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: DET. SGT. THOMAS MCCOY                          

STATION: WESTMINSTER                    

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 07/02/2017 – 1020 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Southern State Correctional Facility  Springfield, Vermont

VIOLATION: Possession of a Controlled Narcotic and Transportation of a Regulated Drug into Correctional Facility

 

ACCUSED:  Christine S. Carvage                                                          

AGE: 51

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  69.5 River Street, Springfield, Vermont

 

               VICTIM: State of Vermont

               AGE: N/A

               CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On August 30th, 2017, the Vermont State Police charged Christine S. Carvage for being in possession of a controlled narcotic and transportation of a regulated drug into the Southern State Correctional facility.  Christine S. Carvage has been cited to appear in Windsor County District Court on September 26, 2017 to answer to the above charges.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE / TIME:   September 26, 2017 / 0815 hours      

COURT:  Windsor County Superior Court

BAIL:  None

MUG SHOT: N/A

              PBT: N/A

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Detective Sergeant Thomas E. McCoy Jr.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

VERMONT STATE POLICE – Troop B

1330 Westminster Heights

Westminster, Vermont 05346

Work (802)722-4600

Cell (802)585-5793

Fax (802)722-4691

Email Thomas.McCoy@vermont.gov

 

 

 

Westminster Barracks/Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17B105602                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Cpl. Paul Dean

STATION: Westminster                

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 8/30/17 at 06:00

STREET:I91N

TOWN:Guilford

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: 6

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Anne Mayer

AGE:  70  

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Raymond, ME

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 1995

VEHICLE MAKE: Honda

VEHICLE MODEL: Odyssey

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end/undercarriage

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: None

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 8/30/17 at approx. 06:00 Vermont State Police and Guilford Fire responded to a one vehicle crash on I91N, at mile marker 6, in Guilford. Anne Mayer had been traveling north in her 1995 Honda Odyssey when she fell asleep. The vehicle drifted into the median and struck the beginning of the guardrail. The Honda got stuck on top of the guardrail and sustained front end and undercarriage damage. Mayer had 2 goats in the Honda but neither Mayer nor the goats were injured. Mayer was issued a warning for Driving on roadways laned for traffic.

 

Corporal  Paul Dean

Vermont State Police-Westminster

1330 Westminster Heights Road

Putney, VT 05346

(802)722-4600

 

FW: NEW HAVEN STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

VSP PRESS RELEASE-INCIDENT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE       

CASE#: 17B502966

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: CORPORAL JUSTIN BUSBY                            

STATION: NEW HAVEN                  

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: AUGUST 29, 2017 / 1900 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION: NORTH PLEASEANT STREET, MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

VIOLATION: POSSESION OF HEROIN & COCAINE

ACCUSED:  JESSIE-MAE DECOSTA                                           

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On August 29, 2017, at approximately 1900 hours, State Police observed suspicious activity at the Maplefields store located on North Pleasant Street in the Town of Middlebury. As State Police pulled in to a parking space next to her vehicle Decosta observed the State Police cruiser and ran from her vehicle leaving it running. Decosta ran inside the Maplefields store and destroy Heroin by flushing it down a toilet located inside the women's bathroom. While State Police started to speak with Decosta regarding her actions, Middlebury Police were able to locate approximately 2 ounces of powdered Cocaine hidden in a flower vase in the Women's bathroom that Decosta had just exited. While interviewing Decosta, State Police observed a bulge in Decosta's pants and when asked about the bulge, Decosta voluntarily removed approximately 55 bags of Heroin from her pants.  Decosta was taken into custody, processed and released on a citation to appear in Addison County Criminal Court on September 29, 2017.

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE/TIME: ADDISON CRIMINAL COURT – SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 - 1230 PM           

COURT: ADDIOSN DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DIVISION

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A 

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: YES

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

*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.

 

FW: NEW HAVEN STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE

VSP PRESS RELEASE-INCIDENT

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE PRESS RELEASE       

CASE#: 17B502960

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: CORPORAL JUSTIN BUSBY                            

STATION: NEW HAVEN                  

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: AUGUST 29, 2017 / 1300 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION: SOUTH PLEASEANT STREET, MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT

VIOLATION: VIOLATION OF CONDITIONS (24/7 CURFEW)

ACCUSED:    COREY YANTZ                                           

AGE: 23

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: LINCOLON, VERMONT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On August 29, 2017, at approximately 1300 hours, State Police stopped Corey Yantz for failure to display a rear registration plate on his newly acquired vehicle. State Police investigation revealed that Yantz was under Court Ordered Conditions of Release requiring him to follow a 24/7 curfew at his residence located in Lincoln, VT. Yantz informed State Police that he was bringing a friend to buy earrings at a store located in the Frog Hollow shopping area of Middlebury. Yantz admitted to State Police that this was a deviation from his curfew. Yantz was taken into custody, processed and arraigned in Addison County Criminal Court.

COURT ACTION: YES

COURT DATE/TIME: TRANSFERRED TO RUTLAND CRIMINAL COURT (ORIGINAL CONDITIONS SET IN RUTLAND COUNTY)            

COURT: RUTLAND DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DIVISION

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A 

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: YES

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

*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.

 

St. Johnsbury/Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 17A404677                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper David Upson

STATION: St. Johnsbury                

CONTACT#: (802)748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 08/29/2017 @ 1600

STREET: Lynburke Rd (U.S. Route 5)

TOWN: Burke

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Rest Area, on right, past Calendar Brook Rd

WEATHER: Clear

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Donna Fox

AGE: 66     

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndonville, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2008

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Focus

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front bumper and hood

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On 08/29/2017 at approximately 1600 hours, State Police

responded to a single vehicle crash at the rest area on U.S. Route 5 just past

the Lyndon/Burke town line. Donna Fox, 66, of Lyndonville, was traveling north

on U.S. Route 5 when she swerved to avoid a large woodchuck in the roadway. Fox

reported that the woodchuck ran the same way she swerved so in order to avoid

hitting the wood chuck, Fox drove off the road at the rest area and struck

a concrete picnic table. Fox was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured in

the crash. The table sustained minor damage and Fox's vehicle sustained minor

damage. The status of the woodchuck is unknown at this time. 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: None issued

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A           

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: No

COURT ACTION: No

COURT: N/A

 

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

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

 

 

Trooper David Upson

Vermont State Police

St. Johnsbury Barracks

1068 U.S. Route 5, Suite 1

St. Johnsbury, VT

05819

“A” Troop

Main # 802.748.3111

Fax # 802.748.1585

 

PRESS RELEASE/VSP-RUTLAND/SCHOOL ZONE SATURATION PATROLS

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SCHOOL ZONE SATURATION PATROLS

 

On 8-30-17 during the morning commute hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted several saturation patrols in school zones throughout Rutland County. The purpose of this patrol was to focus on encouraging safe operating habits, enforcement of hands-free mobile device violations and to ensure seatbelt use.  

 

The Vermont State Police Rutland would like to remind the public that the schools in Rutland County are beginning the new school year. This will increase the volume of morning and afternoon traffic.  Young student drivers will be traveling to and from school and related activities. Children will be walking to school along roads and making their way to bus stops. Please remember to stop for school buses and to yield to pedestrians as they make their morning and afternoon commutes. Plan for a longer commute, drive responsibly, stay alert and help us keep Vermont Roads Safe for all.  Troopers would like to encourage parents of student drivers to remind them to stay alert, wear their seatbelts and drive responsibly. 

 

 

St. Johnsbury barracks/Simple Assault & Disorderly Conduct

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17A404683

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Casey Ross                            

STATION: VSP St.Johnsbury                             

CONTACT#: 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME:08/29/2017

INCIDENT LOCATION: Postal Lane, Lyndon, VT

VIOLATION: Simple Assault

 

ACCUSED: Robert Turcotte                                               

AGE: 56

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lyndon, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 8/29/2017, at approximately 2103 hours Vermont State Police St. Johnsbury

responded to an address on Postal Lane, Lyndon, VT for a report of a fight. Upon

arrival, Troopers conducted an investigation and after a short period of time

located Robert Turcotte. Turcotte was taken into custody, processed, and

released on a ciation to appear in Caledonia County Court to answer for the

charges of Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 08/30/2017/1230 hours           

COURT: Caledonia

LODGED No - LOCATION:NA     

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: INDICATE NOT AVAILABLE

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Trooper Casey Ross

Vermont State Police

“A” Troop – St. Johnsbury

1068 U.S. Route 5; Ste. 1

Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

PH: (802) 748-3111

FX: (802) 748-1585

 

Email: casey.ross@vermont.gov

 

Derby Barracks / DUI #2

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A503511

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr Daniel Lynch                            

STATION: Derby                   

CONTACT#: (802) 334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 8/29/17, 2300 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rte 100, Westfield

VIOLATION: DUI 2

 

ACCUSED: Corey Gunn                                              

AGE: 26

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Westfield, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 8/29/17 at approximately 2300 hours, VSP-Derby Troopers on patrol in the town of Westfield stopped a vehicle for speed.  The operator was identified as Corey Gunn, and indicators of impairment were observed about him.  Gunn was screened for impairment and subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI 2.  Upon completion of processing he was released with a citation to appear in the Orleans District Court on 9/19/17.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Arrested

COURT DATE/TIME: 9/19/17, 0830            

COURT: Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION: NA    

BAIL: NA

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.

August 29, 2017

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               

 DUI CHECKPOINT


On 08/29/17 the Vermont State Police in St. Albans conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint on Rt. 78 in the town of Highgate. During this checkpoint 110 motor vehicles passed through containing approximately 164 people. No impaired drivers were observed and No arrest were made during this checkpoint.


Sergeant David Robillard
Patrol Commander
Vermont State Police – St. Albans Barracks
140 Fisher Pond Rd.
St. Albans, VT 05478
Ph# (802)524-5993
FX#(802)527-1150
Email: David.Robillard@Vermont.gov

MIDDLESEX BARRACKS/ DLS Criminal

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A303554

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Logan Potskowski                             

STATION: Middlesex                    

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 8/29/2017, 1733 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Intersection of VT Rte 12 and VT Rte 64, Northfield

VIOLATION: DLS Criminal

 

ACCUSED: Nicyah Spaulding                                               

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Washington, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 08/29/2017, at approximately 1733 hours, VT State Police out of the Middlesex Barracks conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of VT Rte 12 and VT Rte 64 in Northfield. The operator was identified as Nicyah Spaulding. Subsequent investigation led to Spaulding's arrest for operating a motor vehicle with a criminally suspended license. She was transported to the Northfield Police Department for processing. Spaulding was released and is scheduled to appear in Washington Superior Court - Criminal Division on 10/13/2017.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 10/13/2017, 0830 hours            

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.

 

 

Trooper Logan Potskowski

Vermont State Police-Middlesex

1080 US Rt 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

Ph:802-229-9191

Fax:802-229-2648

Email: logan.potskowski@vermont.gov

 

Shaftsbury Barracks / DUI

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

        

CASE#: 17B302868

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Cody Sholtes

STATION: Shaftsbury                                 

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: August 29, 2017 / Approximately 1815  hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Main Street, Manchester, VT

 

VIOLATION: DUI (Title 23 VSA 1201)

 

ACCUSED: Robert J. Troy

AGE: 76

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Halesite, NY

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On August 29, 2017, at approximately 1815 hours, Vermont State Troopers assigned to the Shaftsbury Barracks conducted a traffic stop in the Shaw’s parking lot in the Town of Manchester, VT. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Robert J. Troy (Age 76). While speaking to Troy, he displayed signs of impairment, and was subsequently screened for DUI. Troy was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. Troy was issued a citation to appear in Bennington Criminal Court to answer to the charge of DUI.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: September 11, 2017, 0815 hours.             

COURT: Bennington Criminal Court

LODGED - No     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

 

Trooper Cody Sholtes

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone: (802) 442-5421