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January 16, 2018

Westminster Barracks / DLS

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:18B100366

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Gary T. Salvatore                             

STATION: Westminster Barracks                       

CONTACT#:(802)722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: January 16th, 2018 at 1900 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Interstate 91 southbound at mile marker 35 in the town of Rockingham

VIOLATION: Criminal-DLS

 

ACCUSED: John F. Barbera                                                

AGE:50

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Montpelier, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On this date and time, Vermont State Police stopped John F. Barbera on Interstate 91 southbound at mile marker 35 in the town of Rockingham (Windham County) Vermont, for a minor motor vehicle violation.

 

Investigation revealed that Barbera was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont for previous motor vehicle infractions.  Barbera was arrested and transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing.

 

Barbera was later released with a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, on February 13th, 2018 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 

 




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VSP Royalton / Domestic Assault

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B200288

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Paul Feeney                             

STATION: Royalton Barracks                     

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 1/16/18 1115 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Peavine Blvd., Bethel

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

 

ACCUSED: Kevin Upham                                               

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bethel, VT

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE: 33

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Bethel, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 1/16/18 at approximately 1115 hours there was a report

of a dispute on Peavine Blvd. in the Town of Bethel (Windsor County). Troopers

responded to investigate and eventually took Kevin Upham into custody for

domestic assault.  He was transported to the Royalton Barracks for processing

and later released with conditions. He will appear in Vermont Superior Court

Windsor Criminal Division on 01/17/2017 at 1230 hours. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 1/17/18 1230 hours           

COURT: Windsor

LODGED - LOCATION: No     

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: N/A

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Paul J. Feeney

Corporal

Vermont State Police

Troop “B” Royalton

2011 VT RT # 107

Bethel, VT 05032

Tel.:  802-234-9933

Fax: 802-234-6520

Email: paul.feeney@vermont.gov

 




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FW: [VSPMEDIA] PRESS RELEASE - ARMED ROBBERY / OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - MONTPELIER

CORRECTION -  Subject Name should be NATHAN GIFFIN – NOT Nathaniel

 

From: VSP Media Listserv [mailto:VSPMEDIA@LISTSERV.DPS.STATE.VT.US] On Behalf Of Hall, Glenn
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:43 PM
To: VSPMEDIA@LISTSERV.DPS.STATE.VT.US
Subject: [VSPMEDIA] PRESS RELEASE - ARMED ROBBERY / OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - MONTPELIER

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE –  ARMED ROBBERY / OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – MONTPELIER

 

Major Glenn Hall – Criminal Division Commander

 

January 16, 2018 – Montpelier – At approximately 1105 AM troopers from the Vermont State Police and the Montpelier Police Department shot at and killed a male subject identified as Nathaniel Giffin, 32, of Essex, Vermont.   The shooting occurred on the athletic field at the Montpelier High School following a bank robbery that Giffin committed at approximately 930 AM.

 

Vermont State Police Criminal Division detectives responded to investigate and the Crime Scene Search Team to process the scene.  Also assisting were detectives from the Barre City Police Department.   Preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

 

On Tuesday morning, 01/16/18, at approximately 0932 AM an E911 call reported that a bank robbery had just occurred at the Vermont State Employee Credit Union (VSECU) located at 1 Bailey Avenue in Montpelier.  The robbery was described to involve only one male subject, later identified as Giffin, who was dressed in all black clothing and wearing a mask.   Giffin brandished a handgun and demanded money from the VSECU bank tellers.  Giffin left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.    

 

The Montpelier High School is located across the street from the VSECU.  Montpelier Police Department’s Corporal Matt Knisley is the School Resource Officer.   Corporal Knisley observed Giffin cross Bailey Street and begin walking down the bike path adjacent to the Montpelier High School property.   Corporal Knisley drove his cruiser down the bike path behind Giffen to make contact with him.   Giffin took a position on the athletic field bleachers, and Corporal Knisley observed him brandishing a silver colored handgun.   At this time the high school was contacted and put into lockdown.        

 

Numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit and Crisis Negotiation Unit, immediately responded to the high school athletic field and by approximately 1012 AM Giffin was surrounded.   During the next approximate 50 minutes law enforcement officers attempted to negotiate with Giffin, who during that timeframe made threatening statements toward law enforcement and included suicidal statements. Giffin continued to display the handgun and ignored orders from officers to surrender his handgun.  At this time multiple officers of the Vermont State Police and Montpelier Police Department shot Giffin.  Giffin was transported by ambulance to the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, where he was later pronounced dead. Giffin’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death. 

 

No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a total of nine officers discharged their firearms during this incident, eight of whom were Vermont State Troopers and one Montpelier Police officer. The names of the officers that discharged firearms during this incident are not being released at this time and the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pursuant to Vermont State Police policy.                          

 

The Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit is leading this investigation consistent with all officer involved shootings in Vermont.  Detectives are working in consultation with the Washington County State’s Attorney and Attorney General’s Office, both of who will conduct independent reviews upon completion of the investigation to determine whether the shooting was justified.  This investigation is active and ongoing to include numerous witness interviews and scene processing in order to document and collect evidence.  Anyone who has information about this incident or witnessed any of the events is encouraged to contact the State Police Major Crime Unit at 802-229-9191. 

 

Agencies that were involved in this incident included the Montpelier Police Department, Vermont State Police,  Department of Motor Vehicles, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Liquor Control, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Giffin is known to law enforcement and has an extensive criminal history that includes convictions for the following offenses dating back to 2002: Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, Petit Larceny, DUI, Unlawful Mischief, Unlawful Trespass, Larceny, Burglary (multiple) and Violation of Abuse Prevention Order.  Giffin was convicted of a Robbery on federal charges in 2012 that involved a bank robbery that occurred in Williamstown, VT. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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PRESS RELEASE - ARMED ROBBERY / OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING - MONTPELIER

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE –  ARMED ROBBERY / OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING – MONTPELIER

 

Major Glenn Hall – Criminal Division Commander

 

January 16, 2018 – Montpelier – At approximately 1105 AM troopers from the Vermont State Police and the Montpelier Police Department shot at and killed a male subject identified as Nathaniel Giffin, 32, of Essex, Vermont.   The shooting occurred on the athletic field at the Montpelier High School following a bank robbery that Giffin committed at approximately 930 AM.

 

Vermont State Police Criminal Division detectives responded to investigate and the Crime Scene Search Team to process the scene.  Also assisting were detectives from the Barre City Police Department.   Preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

 

On Tuesday morning, 01/16/18, at approximately 0932 AM an E911 call reported that a bank robbery had just occurred at the Vermont State Employee Credit Union (VSECU) located at 1 Bailey Avenue in Montpelier.  The robbery was described to involve only one male subject, later identified as Giffin, who was dressed in all black clothing and wearing a mask.   Giffin brandished a handgun and demanded money from the VSECU bank tellers.  Giffin left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.    

 

The Montpelier High School is located across the street from the VSECU.  Montpelier Police Department’s Corporal Matt Knisley is the School Resource Officer.   Corporal Knisley observed Giffin cross Bailey Street and begin walking down the bike path adjacent to the Montpelier High School property.   Corporal Knisley drove his cruiser down the bike path behind Giffen to make contact with him.   Giffin took a position on the athletic field bleachers, and Corporal Knisley observed him brandishing a silver colored handgun.   At this time the high school was contacted and put into lockdown.        

 

Numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit and Crisis Negotiation Unit, immediately responded to the high school athletic field and by approximately 1012 AM Giffin was surrounded.   During the next approximate 50 minutes law enforcement officers attempted to negotiate with Giffin, who during that timeframe made threatening statements toward law enforcement and included suicidal statements. Giffin continued to display the handgun and ignored orders from officers to surrender his handgun.  At this time multiple officers of the Vermont State Police and Montpelier Police Department shot Giffin.  Giffin was transported by ambulance to the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, where he was later pronounced dead. Giffin’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death. 

 

No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a total of nine officers discharged their firearms during this incident, eight of whom were Vermont State Troopers and one Montpelier Police officer. The names of the officers that discharged firearms during this incident are not being released at this time and the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pursuant to Vermont State Police policy.                          

 

The Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit is leading this investigation consistent with all officer involved shootings in Vermont.  Detectives are working in consultation with the Washington County State’s Attorney and Attorney General’s Office, both of who will conduct independent reviews upon completion of the investigation to determine whether the shooting was justified.  This investigation is active and ongoing to include numerous witness interviews and scene processing in order to document and collect evidence.  Anyone who has information about this incident or witnessed any of the events is encouraged to contact the State Police Major Crime Unit at 802-229-9191. 

 

Agencies that were involved in this incident included the Montpelier Police Department, Vermont State Police,  Department of Motor Vehicles, Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Department of Liquor Control, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Giffin is known to law enforcement and has an extensive criminal history that includes convictions for the following offenses dating back to 2002: Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, Petit Larceny, DUI, Unlawful Mischief, Unlawful Trespass, Larceny, Burglary (multiple) and Violation of Abuse Prevention Order.  Giffin was convicted of a Robbery on federal charges in 2012 that involved a bank robbery that occurred in Williamstown, VT. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Rutland Barracks - Fugitive From Justice

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE       

CASE#: 18B400238

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Trooper Patrick Slaney                           

STATION: Rutland                   

CONTACT#: 802-773-9101

 

DATE: January 16, 2018

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rutland City, Vermont

VIOLATION:

 

1.)    Fugitive From Justice  (Title 13 VSA 4953)

 

ACCUSED:  Gerald Richardson

AGE: 34

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  North Adams, Massachusetts

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: 

 

On January 16, 2018, at approximately 1330 hours, Detective Troopers from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations assigned to the Rutland State Police Barracks, were notified  of an extraditable arrest warrant on Gerald Richardson. Detectives from the North Adams Massachusetts Police Department requested Richardson be taken into custody by the order of Northern Berkshire Co. MA District Court. North Adams MA Detectives found probable cause to charge Richardson with the following crimes under Massachusetts General Law: Rape, Chapter 265 Section 22 B, Indecent Assault and Battery on a person 14 or over, Chapter 265 Section 13 H, and Assault and Battery Chapter 265, Section 13A. Richardson was subsequently taken into custody as a Fugitive from Justice, and was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $50,000.00 cash or surety bond. Richardson was ordered to appear before the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, on January 17, 2018, at 1230 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE / TIME:   January 17, 2018/ 1230 hours      

COURT:  Rutland County Superior Court

LODGED:  Yes

BAIL:  $ 50,000.00

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

 

Detective Trooper Patrick Slaney

Vermont State Police

Troop B West/BCI

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, VT 05472

Office: 802-388-4919

Cell: 802 585-6498

Email: Patrick.slaney@vermont.gov

 




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Rutland Barracks / Motor Vehicle Crash

PRESS RELEASE:

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18B400284                                   

TROOPER RANK / FULL NAME: Trooper Steven Schutt

STATION: Rutland                           

CONTACT#: (802) 773-9101

 

DATE/TIME: January 16, 2018 / Approximately 1400 hours

STREET: Diamond Run Mall Place

TOWN: Rutland Town

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: KMART

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy, 24 degrees

ROAD CONDITIONS: snow and slush covered

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Latisha Torres

AGE: 43

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rutland, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2017

VEHICLE MAKE: Ford

VEHICLE MODEL: Escape

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Total

INJURIES: Minor

HOSPITAL: Rutland Regional Medical Center

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On January 16, 2018, at approximately 1400 hours, Troopers from the Vermont State Police - Rutland Barracks were notified of a single vehicle collision in the parking lot of the Diamond Run Mall, KMART parking lot in the Town of Rutland, VT. The crash was reported as a single vehicle into a building. Rutland Town Fire Department  and  Regional Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

 

Upon arrival it was determined that vehicle #1 had backed out of a parking space at the time of the collision. Vehicle #1 was backing and drove up over the curb leaving the roadway and collided with the side of the building.

 

Minor injuries resulting from the crash. Substantial contact damage to vehicle #1.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaints - Pending

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A          

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: N/A

COURT ACTION: Pending

COURT: Pending

COURT DATE/TIME: Pending

 

*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/Vandalism

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:  18B300187

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper/Benjamin Barton                        

STATION:  Shaftsbury                    

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:  Between 01/11/18-01/16/18

INCIDENT LOCATION: (street, exit, or mile marker and town)  4512 VT RT 7A, Arlington, VT

VIOLATION:  Vandalism

 

ACCUSED:                                               

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)  Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home-Arlington Chapel

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the afternoon of 01/16/18 the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury received a report of a vandalism that occurred at the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home-Arlington Chapel  .  Investigation determined between the above dates individual(s) broke two (2) windows on the backside of the home. 

 

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury at (802) 442-5421.  Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS

 

COURT ACTION: No

COURT DATE/TIME:  N/A           

COURT:  N/A

LODGED –N/A LOCATION:  N/A     

BAIL:  N/A

MUG SHOT:  N/A

 

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

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

 

Trooper Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Work: 802-442-5421

Fax: 802-442-3263

Email: Benjamin.Barton@vermont.gov

 




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VSP St. Johnsbury / Motor Vehicle Crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#: 18A400327                                          

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trp. Richard Ostrout

STATION: VSP St. Johnsbury                       

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 01/16/18 @ 0727 hrs.

STREET: VT Rte. 113

TOWN: West Fairlee, VT

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: Fire Department

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER: N/A

WEATHER: Cloudy

ROAD CONDITIONS: Ice covered

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Shari Swantak

AGE: 49   

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: East Corinth, VT

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2011

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Outback

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Front end

INJURIES: None

HOSPITAL: N/A

 

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 01/16/18, at approximately 0727 hours, the Vermont State Police received a

report of a single vehicle collision on VT Rte. 113, near the West Fairlee Fire

Department, in the Town of West Fairlee, VT.

 

Operator Shari Swantak, of East Corinth, VT, lost control of her vehicle after

striking a large section of thick ice covering the roadway. Swantak was not

injured and her vehicle sustained moderate front end damage.  

 

 




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18B100240 Death Investigation Update

Update regarding death investigation 18B100240

 

The decedent in this investigation is 11-month-old Karsen Rickert.  Karsen Rickert is the son of Abigail Wood and Nicholas Rickert.  Emergency personnel responded to the Ludlow residence Wood shares with her boyfriend, Tyler Pollender-Savery, on January 11 for a report of an unresponsive infant.  Karsen Rickert was later pronounced deceased at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

 

This investigation is on-going.  An autopsy has been completed by the New Hampshire OCME.  At this point, cause and manner of death are undetermined.  Nothing additional will be released at this time.

 

See original press release below:

 

 

VSP Press Release-Incident

STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

CASE#: 18B100240

RANK / TROOPER FULL NAME: Lieutenant John-Paul Schmidt                         

 

STATION: Westminster                

CONTACT#: 802-722-4600

 

DATE/TIME: 01/11/2018; approximately 0840 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Ludlow, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

During the morning of January 11, 2018, Vermont State Police Troopers responded

to assist Ludlow Police Department with a death investigation.

 

VSP detectives from B Troop East are investigating the death of an 11-month-old

male.  This investigation is on-going.  There is no public safety concern.

 

No names or other information will be released now.  Additional information will

follow in subsequent press releases.

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New Haven Barracks-Excessive Speed

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B500186

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Jacqueline June                             

STATION:  New Haven Barracks                   

CONTACT#: (802) 388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 01/15/18 1219hours

LOCATION: US Route 7

VIOLATION: Excessive Speed

 

ACCUSED:   Austin Wedge                                            

AGE: 18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brandon, Vermont

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On January 15, 2018, the Vermont State Police observed a vehicle traveling southbound on US Route 7 in the Town of New Haven at a high rate of speed. Upon activation of a radar unit, the target vehicle was confirmed to be operated at a speed greater than 30 MPH over the posted speed of 50 MPH.

 

The Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the traffic violation. State Police made contact with the operator, Austin Wedge. Wedge was taken into custody for Excessive Speed. Wedge was transported to the New Haven Barracks and released on a citation to appear at Addison District Court on 04/09/18 to answer to the charges of Excessive speed. 

 

 

COURT ACTION:  Y

COURT DATE:  04/09/18 @ 1230 hours          

COURT: Addison District Court

LODGED - LOCATION:  N   

BAIL: N

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

 

*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 Jacqueline June (468)

Vermont State Police

B Troop- New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, VT 05472

Tel: (802)388-4919

Fax: (802)452-7918

Email: jacqueline.june@vermont.gov

 




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press release-mv crash

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:18B300179                                           

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Godfrey, Wayne M

STATION: VSP Shaftsbury                                            

CONTACT#: 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME: 01-16-2019 1021h

STREET: W. Mountain Road

TOWN: Shaftsbury

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS: VT RTE 7A

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:

WEATHER: Cloudy/light snow

ROAD CONDITIONS: snow/ice

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR: Tela C. Zasloff

AGE: 78    

SEAT BELT? Y

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Williamstown, MA

 

VEHICLE YEAR: 2010

VEHICLE MAKE: Subaru

VEHICLE MODEL: Forester

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: rear driver’s fender/hatch, passenger's side fender, doors and quarter panel

INJURIES: none

HOSPITAL: (IDENTIFY) n/a

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

 

On 01-16-2018 at 1021 hours the Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on West Mountain Road, located in the Town of Shaftsbury, VT.

 

Upon arrival on scene, the operator, who was identified as Tela C. Zasloff (78) of Williamstown, MA, was traveling west on West Mountain Road when she came upon frozen ruts in the road. Zasloff lost control of her vehicle, which began to fishtail. Zesloff's vehicle glanced off of a utility pole, then rotated 90 degrees and went off the roadway. Zasloff's vehicle travelled over a small embankment and came to rest on its passenger's side.

 

Zasloff reported no injuries as a result of the crash.

 

All Service Citgo of Bennington, VT removed the vehicle.

 

*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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Trp. Wayne M. Godfrey & K9 Tarawa

Vermont State Police

Shaftsbury Barracks

(802)442-5421

(802)442-3263 fax

wayne.godfrey@vermont.gov

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VSP - Media Briefing on Montpelier Shooting at 12:15

Media:

 

Montpelier Police and the Vermont State Police will hold a media briefing at 12:15pm today (Tuesday, January 16, 2018) at Montpelier City Hall regarding the shooting at Montpelier High School today.

 




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Daily Incident Summary - January 16th, 2018

 

Royalton Barracks - DUI

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B200282

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Corporal Busier                             

STATION: Royalton                     

CONTACT#: 234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 1/15/18-2336 hrs

INCIDENT LOCATION: Christian Hill Rd

VIOLATION: DUI

 

ACCUSED: Stacey W. Capron                                                

AGE: 11/3/1980

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Windsor Locks, CT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On 1/15/18 at approximately 2336 hours Troopers from the VSP Royalton Barracks responded to the area of Christian Hill Road in Bethel for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Upon arrival to the area the vehicle in question was located and operator was processed for DUI. 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 1/30/18 / 0800            

COURT: Windsor County

LODGED: No     

BAIL: No

MUG SHOT: No

 

 

 

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

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

 




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January 15, 2018

St. Johnsbury/ 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 18A400325

TROOPER: Brennan                                                        

STATION: VSP – St. Johnsbury                    

CONTACT#: (802) 748-3111

 

DATE/TIME: 01-15-18/ 1700 hours

LOCATION: St Johnsbury, Vermont

 

ACCUSED: Nicholi Vines

AGE: 27

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, Vermont

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On the evening of 01-15-18, St. Johnsbury dispatch received a call of a domestic violence incident in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Troopers responded to the scene and  subsequent investigation revealed that Vines (27) had committed an assault and there was a knife used in the commission of the assault. Vines was arrested and brought to the St. Johnsbury barracks for processing. Troopers called for bail and conditions, the court imposed conditions on Vines and released him on those conditions.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE / TIME:   January 18, 2018  / 1230 hours      

COURT:  Caledonia County Superior Court

LODGED:  NO

BAIL: N/A

 

 

Trooper Sean Brennan

VSP Bradford

1594 Waits River Road

Bradford, VT 05033

802-222-4680

 




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Derby Barracks / Violation of Conditions of Release

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

               

CASE#: 18A500207

TROOPER: Pohlman                                                       

STATION: Derby                  

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 01/15/2018 1754 hours

LOCATION: Orleans, VT

VIOLATION: Violation of Conditions of release

ACCUSED: Allen Davis                                   

AGE:  29

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT

 

VICTIM:

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

                On 01/15/2018 at approximately the Vermont State Police received a call for a citizen’s assist in the town of Orleans. One of the parties identified at the residence, Allen Davis, had court ordered conditions to remain away from the residence. Davis was arrested on scene and transported to the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks for processing. Davis was released on citation to appear in Orleans County Court at a later date.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE: 01/16/2018

COURT: Orleans

MUG SHOT:  Y

 

 

Trooper Mark Pohlman

Vermont State Police

Troop A- Derby

802 334 8881

 




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Westminster barracks / Saturation Patrol in Windham County

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

 

During the early evening hours of January 15th  2018, Troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Interstate 91 in Windham county.  The focus of the patrol was to enforce motor vehicle laws, and promote safe driving on Vermont roadways. 

 

During the patrol, Troopers initiated 23 traffic stops while issuing 10 VCVCs (traffic tickets) and 17 written warnings for various motor vehicle violations.

 




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Shaftsbury Barracks/Collision

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH

 

CASE#:  18B300172                                         

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper/Benjamin Barton

STATION:  Shaftsbury                                    

CONTACT#:  (802) 442-5421

 

DATE/TIME:  01/15/18-1546 Hours

STREET:  VT RT 346

TOWN:  Pownal

LANDMARK AND/OR CROSS STREETS:  Indian Massacre Road

INTERSTATE MILE MARKER:  N/A

WEATHER:  Clear             

ROAD CONDITIONS:  Main travel lane-clear/hard packed snow and ice on the shoulders

 

VEHICLE #1

OPERATOR:  Savanniah M. Hunter

AGE:   19    

SEAT BELT? Yes

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  North Petersburgh, N.Y.

 

VEHICLE YEAR:  2005

VEHICLE MAKE:  Mazda

VEHICLE MODEL:  MZ5

DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1:  Damage to front driver side wheel well, bumper and engine compartment.

INJURIES:  Yes-minor bruises and scrapes

HOSPITAL:  Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC)

 

SUMMARY OF CRASH:

On the above date and time the Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury received a  report of a single vehicle collision on VT RT 346 in Pownal.  When police arrived the operator Savanniah Hunter, was being transported to SVMC by a Bennington Rescue Squad for treatment of injuries.  Investigation determined Hunter was traveling north on VT RT 346 in the vicinity of Indian Massacre Road.   After Hunter traveled around a left curve she lost control of her vehicle as she approached a straightaway.  Hunter was not able to regain control of her vehicle and collided with a Green Mountain Power pole off the right (east) side of the roadway, causing the pole to break.  The pole was located in close proximity to the railroad tracks which run parallel with the roadway.  Pan Am Railways was notified to seize railway transportation until the pole could be replaced. 

 

A tow truck from Cahill’s Garage out of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. towed the vehicle from the scene.  The North Pownal Fire and Pownal Valley Fire Departments, Green Mountain Power, Pan Am Railways and ADA Traffic Control all responded to the scene.

 

Speed appears to be a contributing factor in this collision.  The collision is still under investigation.

 

Vermont Civil Violation Complaint ______________ T23 VSA _______:  None at this time

LODGED –No  LOCATION: N/A  

BAIL:  N/A

MUG SHOT:  N/A

COURT ACTION:  N/A

COURT:  N/A

COURT DATE/TIME:  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 Benjamin Barton

Vermont State Police – Shaftsbury Barracks

96 Airport Road

Shaftsbury, VT 05262

Work: 802-442-5421

Fax: 802-442-3263

Email: Benjamin.Barton@vermont.gov

 




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Westminster Barracks / Saturation Patrol

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

SATURATION PATROL

 

 

On January 15th  2018, Troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Interstate 91 throughout Windham and Windsor counties.  The focus of the patrol was to enforce motor vehicle laws, and promote safe driving on Vermont roadways. 

 

During the patrol, Troopers initiated 18 traffic stops, issuing 12 VCVCs for various motor vehicle violations.

 

 

Sergeant Dan Martin

Patrol Commander

Vermont State Police

Westminster Barracks

(802)722-4600

 




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Royalton Barracks \ Domestic Assault

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 18B200233

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Knapp                            

STATION: Royalton Barracks              

CONTACT#: 802-234-9933

 

DATE/TIME: 01/13/18 / 1200 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Chelsea Street, Royalton

VIOLATION: Domestic Assault

 

ACCUSED: Brent Morrill                                             

AGE: 49

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Tunbridge, Vermont

 

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

sexual assault or domestic violence.)

AGE:

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On the above date and time, Vermont State Police in Royalton received a call

about a domestic assault that occurred on Chelsea Street in Royalton. After an

investigation, Brent Morrill was arrested for Domestic Assault and transported

to the Royalton Barracks. Morrill was released with conditions and a flash cite

to appear in Windsor County Superior Court on January 16th, 2018 at 1230 hours.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: 01/16/18 / 1230 hours            

COURT: Windsor

LODGED - LOCATION: N/A     

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Y

 

 

 

 

*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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