-- Three area men are facing a variety of charges following an incident on Thursday, June 28.
At approximately 6:46 p.m., Vermont State Police received a report of a Jeep with four male occupants trespassing on private property. The property owner was reported to be engaged in a physical altercation with the males.
While responding to the scene, Trooper Matthew Steeves saw a Jeep traveling in the opposite direction. He reported that the Jeep’s rear left tire was flat and it was riding on the rim. It was also covered with mud.
Steeves stopped the Jeep and identified the operator, and sole occupant, as Heath McAllister, 26, of Saxtons River. According to police, McAllister was covered in mud and smelled of intoxicants. He was screened for driving under the influence and was arrested before being taken to the Rockingham barracks for processing.
Troopers Jake Bloom and Kevin Hughes continued their investigation of the altercation between the property owner and the men. The investigation revealed that Kyle Ritchie, 21, of Westminster, a juvenile, another unknown male and McAllister inside McAllister’s Jeep driving on the private property. Ritchie and the juvenile were located walking in Chester and were cited with simple assault before being released.
The property owner was taken to Springfield hospital, where is was discovered that he had sustained a brain injury. He was transferred to
It was determined that McAllister was the one that hit the property owner and caused the injury. The unidentified male was on top on the victim and had choked him until the victim blacked out.
McAllister was cited for aggravated assault, trespass by motor vehicle and his second DUI charge. He was ordered held on $2,500 bail and transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility.
-- Dennis Kobel, of Bellows Falls, was cited on Wednesday, June 13, for retail theft.
He is set to appear in Windham Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date to answer to the charge.
-- Two Bellows Falls women were cited with simple assault and disorderly conduct on Thursday, June 21.
Chelsea Noyes and Crystal Schipper are slated to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.
-- At some time between 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, and 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22, a roll of stabilization fabric was stolen from a construction site on Brockways Mills Road. The roll was partially used and was left on the Springfield line.
Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-875-2112.
-- The Bellows Falls Police Department responded to Hyde Street on report of an underage drinking party on Friday, June 22.
Several juveniles were either referred to the Teen Alcohol Safety Program or cited to appear in Windham Superior Court: Family Division at a later date to answer to the charges of consumption or possession of marijuana.
-- A local woman was cited for disorderly conduct and simple assault at approximately 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, June 14.
Tonya Farnsworth, 23, was ordered to appear in court on Tuesday, July 17, to answer to the charges.
According to the BFPD, there were two victims as a result of the incident.
-- Brandon Lee, 27, of Brattleboro, was cited with criminal contempt on Monday, June 11.
He will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.
-- Police responded to the Entergy buildings at 3:53 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, for a report of trespassers.
The trespassers were identified as Joel Eisenkramer, 25, of South Newfane, Caitlin Burlett, 27, of Newfane, and Daniel DeWalt, 55, of South Newfane.
All three were cited for trespassing and are to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges. According to police reports, it was determined that Burlett and DeWalt had prior warnings on file for trespassing at the location.
-- A local man was cited for unlawful trespassing at Academy School on Sunday, June 17.
Randy Dejordy, 47, was ordered to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.
-- A White River Junction man was cited for disorderly conduct, simple assault and driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday, June 18.
Brattleboro Police responded to the emergency room at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to investigate a report of a disorderly patient. Donald N. Miller, 68, was subsequently arrested.
-- Timothy J. Colglazier, 36, of Brattleboro, was cited for false personation on Thursday, June 21.
A report of identity theft led Brattleboro officers to Colglazier. According to police reports, probable cause was found to issue Colglazier a citation based on the victim’s statement and evidence provided by the Fingerhut fraud department.
Colglazier is due to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.
-- A West Swanzey, N.H., man was cited for disorderly conduct and unlawful mischief at approximately 4:26 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.
According to police, William Bostwick, 30, and an unknown male subject had a physical altercation on Elliot Street. During the confrontation, Bostwick threw a sandwich board sign at the other man, breaking the sign.
Bostwick was ordered to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.
-- Police responded to a Canal Street residence at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, on a report of a citizen dispute.
Michael Waterman, 44, of Brattleboro, was cited for domestic assault. He was due to appear in court on Monday, June 25.
-- Lamar Carter, 21, was arrested at 3:27 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, on an active arrest warrant stemming from a charge of assault and robbery.
Carter was taken to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was processed and held on $25,000 bail.
-- Thomas L. Brooks, 72, of Brattleboro, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.
-- On Monday, June 25, Brattleboro Police arrested Kevin P. Collins, 53, of Brattleboro, on a warrant out of Maine.
Collins was lodged at the Brattleboro Police Department and ordered to appear in court to answer to the charge.
-- Wayne S. Pencek, of Brattleboro, turned himself in to the Brattleboro Police on Thursday, July 28, on an active arrest warrant. The warrant stemmed from a possession of marijuana charge.
Pencek, 21, was taken into custody without incident and was lodged on lack of $500 bail.
-- The BPD responded to Diane’s Hair Express on Thursday, June 28, to investigate a report of a burglary that had occurred sometime overnight.
Further investigation revealed that someone had entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money. The police are requesting the public’s assistance with this on-going investigation.
Anyone with information can call officer Adam Belville at 802-257-7950 or the TIPS line at 802-251-8188.
-- As a result of a joint investigation by the Brattleboro Police Department and the Department for Children and Families, a local man has been arrested and cited with sexual assault on child under 16 years of age.
Charles Muldowney, 31, of Brattleboro, was arrested on Thursday, June 28, without incident. He is being held at Brattleboro Police Department on $25,000 bail pending his arraignment in court today.
-- James Shields, 35, of Jamaica, was cited for driving with a suspended license at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.
Police were conducting speed enforcement on Interstate 91 when Trooper Senior Sgt. Michael Roj observed a speeding vehicle in the southbound lane. Roj clocked the vehicle traveling 86 mph in a 65 mph zone. He stopped the vehicle and identified Shields as the operator.
A records clerk revealed that Shields’ privilege to operate vehicle had been criminally suspended. He was transported to the Brattleboro barracks. He is due to appear in court on Tuesday, July 31, to answer to the charge.
-- Stephen Sirek, 53, of Townshend, was traveling south on Townshend Road on Thursday, June 21, when he reportedly dropped his cigarettes on the floor of the Chevrolet Blazer he was driving and was reaching down to retrieve them when the vehicle left the roadway. The Blazer went off the west side of the road and struck a utility pole, breaking it in half.
Sirek contacted police and reported that he had been in a crash. He told police he had been drinking but a Breathalyzer showed his blood-alcohol content to be under the legal limit.
He was issued a ticket for driving off the roadway and local residents were without power while CVPS responded to fix the downed lines.
-- Katheryn M. Brox, 23, of Jamaica, was cited for domestic assault at approximately 5:47 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.
VSP responded to a domestic disturbance complaint on Tonys Lane. Troopers determined that Brox had assaulted her live-in boyfriend in the kitchen of their home. The boyfriend reportedly sustained minor injury but did not require medical attention.
Brox was brought to the barracks in West Brattleboro. He was cited to appear in court at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25, to answer to the charge.
-- Joshua Defelice, 31, of Townshend, was stopped for speeding at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 28.
A records check indicated that he was under criminal suspension for multiple prior offenses of driving while license suspended.
He was transported to the Brattleboro barracks, where he was processed and issued a citation.