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November 23, 2017

Middlesex/Crash/DUI

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#:  17A3034865                                             

TROOPER: B Gallant

STATION: Middlesex                                

CONTAC#: (802) 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11/23/17 2136 hours

STREET: VT Route 302    

TOWN: Orange, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Riddle Pond Rd     

WEATHER: Cloudy  

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  Male  

AGE: 14   

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Topsham, VT  

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2006

VEHICLE MAKE: Dodge

VEHICLE MODEL: Pick-up

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end damage   

INJURIES: Possible injury to Operator

HOSPITAL: Central Vermont Medical Center  

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On November 23, 2017 at 0011 hours, Vermont State Police was notified of a single vehicle crash on VT Route 302 near the intersection of Riddle Pond Rd in Orange, Vermont. The operator was Identified as a 14 year old male of w Topsham, VT. The operator showed signs of impairment. Standard Field Sobriety Tests were administered. The operator was taken to Central Vermont Medical for evaluation of minor injuries. Charges pending the results of a blood test of samples provided by the operator.

 

COURT ACTION: Pending

COURT DATE: N/A

COURT: Orange County Superior Court-Criminal Division

LODGED No      

BAIL: N

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

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

 




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Royalton Barracks / DUI

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B205199

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sgt. Rich Slusser                             

STATION: Royalton                     

CONTACT#: 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 11-23-17/0100 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Hartland Park and Ride (exit 9/I-91)

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Jamie Branciforte                                              

AGE: 43

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Marlborough, FL

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 11-23-17, Troopers from the Royalton Barracks encountered Branciforte in his vehicle at the Hartland Park and Ride. Investigation revealed he had been operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Branciforte was arrested, processed and cited into criminal court for the offense.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 12-5-17            

COURT: Windsor

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

 




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Press release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

                                                                                                 VERMONT STATE POLICE                         

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 11/22/17 during the night hours, Troopers from the St. Albans Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on I-89 and along several main travel routes in the surrounding area. The purpose of this patrol was to detect and enforce aggressive driving behaviors, detect and apprehend impaired drivers as well as ensure seatbelt use.  

 

During the patrol, a total of seven (7) traffic tickets and twelve (12) written warnings were issued for various driving violations. Troopers also located and arrested two (2) individuals operating with a criminally suspended license, and arrested one (1) person on an outstanding warrant.

 

The Vermont State Police would like to encourage motorists to utilize a designated driver during the upcoming holiday period and help keep Vermont roads safe.

 

 

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

 




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St. Albans Barracks // DLS

STATE OF VERMONT

                                DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

                                          VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE# 17A205739

TROOPER: Nicholas Olson                                                              

STATION: St. Albans Barracks                     

CONTACT# 802 524 5993

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/17 –  2328 hours

LOCATION: Exit 19 Maplefields, St. Albans, VT

VIOLATION: DLS

 

ACCUSED: Anthony Airoldi                                             

AGE: 28

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On November 22nd, 2017 at approximately 2328 hours the Vermont State Police initiated a motor vehicle stop at the Exit 19 Maplefields in St. Albans, VT.  The operator of said vehicle, identified as Anthony Airoldi (age 28 of St. Albans), was ultimately determined to be operating while under criminal suspension.  Airoldi was released on citation to appear in Franklin County District Court on 12/18/17 to answer to the charge of Driving While License Suspended (Criminal).

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: 12/18/17             

COURT: Franklin County District Court

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

 

Trooper Nicholas Olson

Vermont State Police – St. Albans

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-5993

E-mail: Nicholas.Olson@vermont.gov

 




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Derby Barracks/DUI #2

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:  17A504700

TROOPER:  Ferrier                                                           

STATION:  Derby                   

CONTACT#:  334-8881

 

DATE/TIME:  11/19/17            2244 Hours

LOCATION:  2102 US RT 5, Coventry, VT

VIOLATION(S):  DUI #2, Driver's License Criminally Suspended.

 

ACCUSED:  Ryan Lewis                                                                                                  

AGE:  32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Newport Center, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On the above date and time, State Police responded to the area of 2102 US RT 5, Coventry, for a report of a tractor trailer unit parked partially in the roadway.  State Police located the vehicle and the operator Ryan Lewis.  A strong odor of intoxicants was detected from Lewis' person.  Lewis performed Standard Field Sobriety Exercises.  Lewis was subsequently placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and taken to the Derby Barracks for processing.  Lewis had an active arrest warrant and was later lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.  

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE:  12/12/17                

COURT:  Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION:  Northern State    

BAIL:  N/A.

MUG SHOT: Y





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November 22, 2017

Middlesex Barracks / DUI, DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A304863

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. William Phelps                           

STATION: Middlesex                   

CONTACT#: 229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/2017, 2105 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Miller Rd @ Airport Rd, Barre Town            

VIOLATION: DUI, DLS

 

ACCUSED: Benjamin R. Perry                                                     

AGE: 24

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 11/22/2017, at approximately 2105 hours, VT State Police from the Middlesex

Barracks conducted a motor vehicle stop on Miller Rd & Airport Rd in Barre, VT.

The operator was identified as Benjamin Perry of Barre. Subsequent investigation

led to Perry's arrest for suspicion of DUI. It was also learned that his license

was suspended criminally. Perry was transported to the Middlesex State Police

Barracks for processing. He is scheduled to appear in Washington Superior Court

- Criminal Division on 12/07/2017 at 0800 hours.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: December 7th, 2017, 0800 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 William J. Phelps

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Middlesex

1080 US Route 2

Middlesex, VT, 05602

Phone #:802-229-9191

Fax #:802-229-2648

 

 




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Press Release/ VSP Rutland

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B406109

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Sergeant Steven Coote                           

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/17 @ about 1702 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Sugar Hollow Road; Pittsford

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 11/22/17 the Vermont State Police assisted the Pittsford Police Department with their investigation of a reported aircraft incident in the area of Sugar Hollow Rd.

 

The initial caller indicated a small aircraft was low flying over the area, and as it continued out of sight, the caller indicated they heard a loud noise. The caller was fearful the plane had crashed. The caller added that they only heard a noise and did not see the plane crash nor did they see any wreckage.

 

Investigation found this claim to be unfounded.  With the assistance of the FAA, Vermont Civil Air Patrol and the Rutland Regional Airport it was determined there were no unaccounted aircraft in the area, or any aircraft broadcasting a distress signal.  The was no physical or witness account evidence discovered during the investigation that revealed any sort of aircraft crash had occurred.

 

The Pittsford Police were assisted on scene by the Vermont State Police, Pittsford First Response, Pittsford Fire Department, The Vermont Civil Air Patrol, and Rutland Regional Ambulance Services.

 

Further inquiries to this incident should be directed to the Pittsford Police Department.

 

 

Sergeant Steven Coote

Vermont State Police

B Troop-Rutland

124 State Place

Rutland, Vermont 05701

Tel: 802-773-9101

Email: Steven.Coote@vermont.gov

 




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MIDDLESEX / ARREST WARRANT

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

CASE#: 17A304856

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: TPR AMBER POULIOT

STATION: MIDDLESEX

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/17 at  2000 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Bergeron St, Barre City, Vermont

VIOLATION: Arrest on warrant

 

ACCUSED: Carissa Gilbert

AGE: 29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 22, 2017 at approximately 2000 hours Vermont State Police and Department of Corrections located Carissa Gilbert at a residence on Bergeron St in Barre City. Gilbert was taken into custody on as she was on escape status with the Department of Corrections and had an active warrant for her arrest. Gilbert was transported to the Barre City Police Department for processing. She was then transported to Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility where she was lodged. 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE / TIME: November 27, 2017 / 0830 hours  

COURT: Washington County Superior Court

LODGED: Yes 

LOCATION: Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

BAIL: hold without bail

MUG SHOT: No

PBT: N/A

 

 

Trooper Amber Pouliot

Middlesex Barracks

1080 US RT 2,

Middlesex, VT 05602

P: 802-229-9191

F: 802-229-2648

E: Amber.Pouliot@vermont.gov

 




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St. Albans Barracks / Driving While License Suspended

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

CASE#: 17A205734                         

TROOPER: M. Conte

STATION: St. Albans                         

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: November 22nd, 2017 at 1855 Hours

STREET: Route 7

TOWN: Georgia

CROSS STREET: Ballard Road

 

ACCUSED: Whitney Parah

AGE: 30

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St. Albans, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On November 22nd 2017, at 1855 hours a member of the Vermont State Police stopped Whitney Parah near Route 7 in the town of Georgia due to a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation revealed that Parah did not possess a valid Driver’s License, and was in fact under criminal suspension at the time of operation. Parah was charged with Driving While License Suspended, and released with a citation to appear in Franklin Superior Court on January 22nd 2018 in order to face said charge. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: January 22nd, 2018 at 1300 Hours                  

COURT: Franklin Superior Court

MUG SHOT: None

 

 

 

 




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Press Release/VSP St Albans

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 11/22/17  Troopers from the St Albans Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Interstate 89. The purpose of this patrol was to detect and enforce aggressive driving behaviors, detect and apprehend impaired drivers as well as ensure seatbelt use.  

 

During the patrol, a total of eight (8) traffic tickets and fourteen (14)  written warnings were issued for  various driving violations. Troopers also located and ticketed one (1) individual for operating with a civilly suspended license as well as one (1) for Operating While License Suspended-Criminal offense.

 

 

Sgt Joseph A Paquette

Vermont State Police

Patrol Commander

140 Fisher Pond Road

St. Albans, VT 05478

Ph#802.524.5993

Fax #802.527.1150

 

 

 




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New Haven Barracks/Motor Vehicle Collision


STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE


PRESS RELEASE
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH


CASE#: 17B503925  
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Adria Pickin
STATION: New Haven  
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919


DATE/TIME: November 22, 2017/Approximately 1335 hours
STREET: South Lincoln Road
TOWN: Lincoln
LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Orvis Road
INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A
WEATHER: Light snow
ROAD CONDITIONS: Wet


VEHICLE #1
OPERATOR: Ronald Brown
AGE: 63   
SEAT BELT? Y
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lincoln, VT


VEHICLE YEAR: 2011
VEHICLE MAKE: Chevy
VEHICLE MODEL: Silverado
DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Heavy front end damage
INJURIES: N/A
HOSPITAL: N/A


SUMMARY OF CRASH: On November 22, 2017, at approximately 1335 hours, State Police were notified of a single vehicle collision with a tree on South Lincoln Road in the Town of Lincoln. State Police arrived on scene and identified the operator as Ronald Brown (63) of Lincoln, VT. Brown advised that prior to the collision he had been travelling soutbound on South Lincoln Road at approximately 20-25mph. Brown advised that he became distracted breifly and looked away from the road and subsequently collided with a tree. A branch from the tree subsequently fell onto a nearby power line. Brown sustained no injuries as a result of the collision and his vehicle sustained heavy front end damage. Alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision.


State Police were assisted on scene by the Lincoln Fire Department and Green Mountain Power.


Vermont Civil Violation Complaint: Pending
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A
BAIL: N/A
MUG SHOT: N
COURT ACTION: N


Trooper Adria C. Pickin

Vermont State Police

"B" Troop New Haven Barracks

802-388-4919 P  802-453-7918 F

adria.pickin@vermont.gov





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Middlesex/Warrant/Failure to Appear

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#:17A304851

TROOPER: Todd Stackhouse                                       

STATION: VSP-Middlesex                    

CONTACT#:802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/2017 1328 hours

LOCATION: Rt. 100 south ramp, Exit 10 Waterbury, VT

VIOLATION: Disturbing the Peace by Phone/Failure to appear

 

ACCUSED: Nicole Perreault                                                                         

AGE: 35

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Barre, VT 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Troopers responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Rt. 100 in the town of Waterbury, VT.  Upon arrival, troopers spoke with complainant/passenger Nicole Perreault who was uninjured. A record check on Perreault indicated she had an active warrant out of Barre City for failure to appear. Subsequently, Perrault was taken into custody and transported to the Middlesex State Police Barracks for processing. Perrault was then brought before a Judge at the Washington County Superior Courthouse.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE: NA

COURT: Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division

LODGED LOCATION: NA

BAIL: 1,000

MUG SHOT: Yes

 

 

Trooper Todd C. Stackhouse

Vermont State Police

1080 US Rt. 2

Middlesex, VT 05602

802-229-9191

 




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Royalton Barracks / Single car crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  17B205161                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr Chris Blais

STATION: Royalton                         

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 11/21/17  1453

STREET: Pleasant St (VT Rt 12)

TOWN: Bethel

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  835 Pleasant St

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Dry

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Emma Pickett

AGE:  17   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chelsea, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2009

VEHICLE MAKE: Toyota

VEHICLE MODEL: Carolla

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front fenders, bumper, and hood

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 11/21/17 Troopers responded to a single car crash near 835 Pleasant St in

Bethel.  Investigation revealed that Emma Pickett lost control of her vehicle as

she drove around a corner entering Bethel Village.  Pickett left the road and

struck a mailbox and damaged a dry hydrant owned by the Town of Bethel.  Pickett

was uninjured in the crash.  Pleasant St was reduced to one lane of travel for

approximately 1 hour while the crash was cleaned up and repairs were made to the

hydrant.  Pickett was issued a ticket for failing to maintain her lane of travel.

 

 

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ___3216014_ T23 VSA __1038_

 

Trooper Christopher Blais

Vermont State Police, Royalton

2011 VT Route 107

Bethel, VT 05032

802-234-9933

FAX (802)-234-6520

 




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Daily Incident Summary - November 22nd, 2017

 

UVM Children's Hospital Toy Drive, 2017

 

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

INCIDENT: Christmas Toy Drive “Operation Fire Cuffs”

 

 

TROOPER: Hunt        STATION: St. Albans    CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME:  12-14-17 / 1300 hours

 

LOCATION (specific): The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, Burlington VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

The Vermont State Police in conjunction with the Burlington Fire Department and numerous other organizations are teaming up together to gather new toys and or donations for this Christmas Holiday Season. The toys will be delivered to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital on 12-14-17. In need are all types of toys, for both boys and girls, ranging in age from toddler to teen.  The above agencies are looking to the public for donations of toys that can be dropped off at the following locations during normal business hours.

 

Vermont State Police                               

Williston Barracks                                   

2777 St George Road                              

Williston, VT 05495

 

Vermont State Police                               

Saint Albans Barracks                             

140 Fisher Pond Road                      

Saint Albans, VT 05478

 

Vermont State Police                                

Middlesex Barracks                                 

1080 US Route 2                                     

Middlesex, VT 05602

 

Burlington Fire Department

Station #1                      or        Station #5

136 South Winooski Ave          Ferguson Avenue

Burlington, VT 05401               Burlington, VT 05401

 




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Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks/ DUI

 

CASE#: 17B406098

TROOPER:  Trooper Christopher Loyzelle                                                                        

STATION: Rutland                     

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: 11/22/2017 0200 hours

LOCATION: Rutland , Vermont

VIOLATION: DUI #1

 

ACCUSED: Derek Xavier Lee

AGE: 32

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On November 22, 2017 Troopers from the Vermont State Police, Rutland Barracks investigated a suspicious vehicle that was observed in the back parking lot of a hotel in Rutland City.  Troopers made contact with the male operator who was later identified as, Derek Lee (32).  Investigation revealed  Lee had been operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  Lee was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence and released on a citation to appear at the Rutland Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and time.

 

 

LODGED – N/A   

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Yes

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT: Vermont Superior Court, Rutland Criminal Division

COURT DATE/TIME: December 10, 2017 at 08:30

           

*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.

 

 

 




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Shaftsbury Barracks/Motor Vehicle Pursuit/Pownal

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17B303819

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Justin Walker                           

STATION: Shaftsbury Field Station                     

CONTACT#: 802-442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 11/21/17 at approximately 0042 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: North Pownal Road, VT RT 346 into Petersburg, New York

VIOLATION: Attempt to Elude, Driving While Criminally Suspended, Gross Negligent

Operation.

 

ACCUSED: Nicholas T Dunham                                               

AGE: 31

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waterford, NY

 

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 11/21/17 at approximately 0035 hours, Vermont State Police were assisting New York State Troopers in attempting to locate a vehicle, identified as a 2002 GMC Sierra, in the Bennington/Pownal area. New York Troopers had pursued the vehicle into Bennington following an attempted motor vehicle stop in New York State. The suspect vehicle fled into Bennington, where New York Troopers called off their pursuit.

 

Troopers located the vehicle on North Pownal Road. The vehicle began to actively flee from Troopers as they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on it after observing several motor vehicle infractions. The vehicle led Vermont Troopers on a pursuit onto VT RT 346, and into New York State. Vermont Troopers continued to pursue the vehicle onto County Route 95, where the operator eventually exited the vehicle and fled from the vehicle and into a wooded area. Troopers were able to catch the operator and take him into custody. The operator was identified as Nicholas Dunham, 31, of Waterford, NY.

 

New York State Police arrived on scene to assist and took Dunham into custody for various charges they had against him as a result of the first motor vehicle pursuit. Dunham faces multiple criminal charges in both New York as well as Vermont.  Dunham faces charges from the Vermont State Police for Attempting to Elude, Driving While Criminally Suspended and Gross Negligent Operation. Dunham was also suspected to be under the influence of alcohol while driving the vehicle. DUI charges are pending  upon receipt of DUI test results conducted in New York. Dunham also had 2 active arrest warrants in Vermont, for which he will also have to answer for in Bennington Criminal Court.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: To be determined            

COURT: Bennington County Superior Court, Criminal Division.

LODGED - Yes LOCATION: New York State     

BAIL:

MUG SHOT: INDICATE  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.

 

Tpr. Justin Walker

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Field Station

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Phone (802) 442-5421

Fax (802)442-3263

Email  Justin.Walker@vermont.gov

 

 




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Press Release/VSP Rutland

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

On 11/21/17 during the late night hours, Troopers from the Rutland Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on USRT 7 in the towns of Rutland and Clarendon. The purpose of this patrol was to detect and enforce aggressive driving behaviors, detect and apprehend impaired drivers as well as ensure seatbelt use.  

 

During the patrol, a total of five (5) traffic tickets and three (3) written warnings were issued for  various driving violations. Troopers also located and ticketed two (2) individuals operating with a civilly suspended license.

 

The Vermont State Police would like to encourage motorists to utilize a designated driver during the upcoming holiday period and help keep Vermont roads safe.

 

###

 

Sergeant Steven Coote

Vermont State Police

B Troop-Rutland

124 State Place

Rutland, Vermont 05701

Tel: 802-773-9101

Email: Steven.Coote@vermont.gov

 




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