Friday March 22, 2013

Bellows Falls

-- The Bellows Falls Police Department is investigating a leaving the scene of an accident that occurred on Rockingham Street near The Square on March 15 at about 10:30 p.m. According to police, a dark-colored Chevrolet pickup truck backed into a parked vehicle doing damage to the parked vehicle before leaving the area. The pickup had a possible New York registration. Anyone with information is urged to call 802-463-1234.

-- On March 17, Justin Fiske, 26, of Bellows Falls, was arrested for domestic assault after police were called to Hapgood Place for the report of a domestic disturbance. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Brattleboro

-- On Jan. 9, Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters reported a theft of a jacket. On March 6, Nicholas Dow was cited to appear in court at a later date for the offense.

-- On March 15, a deputy from the Windham County Sheriff’s Department arrested James Purchase, of Chicopee, Mass., in Brattleboro on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

-- On March 15, Cara L. Rodriguez, 22, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited for assault, disorderly conduct, unlawful mischief and resisting arrest after police responded to 73 Main Street to the report of a possible fight. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Dummerston

-- On March 14, Liquor Inspectors Bill Manch and Jason Elmer were traveling north on Route 5 when they witnessed a pickup truck in front of them swerve across the center line and strike a southbound vehicle. According to police, Ernest Kinney, 55, of Dummerston, began to feel light-headed and reached for his inhaler. In doing so, his vehicle crossed the centerline and hit a vehicle being driven by Bradford Greene, 75, also of Dummerston, about 500 feet south of Carpenter Road. Though no one was injured in the accident, Kinney was ticketed for passing vehicles in opposite directions.

Londonderry

-- On March 16, the Vermont State Police responded to Route 11 to the report of a vehicle in the brook at the Magic Mountain Access Road. Stanley F. Peterson, 30, of Manchester had been pulled from the vehicle by passersby before troopers arrived and was uninjured, though cold. He was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and issued a citation to appear in court on April 2.

Putney

-- On March 16, the Vermont State Police responded to Landmark College for the report of a single-vehicle crash. According to police, Scott Haselrig, 20, of Zionsville, Ind., was traveling at a high rate of speed on Perseverance Lane when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and struck a wooden fence. Haselrig, whose vehicle was pushed back onto the road by witnesses, left the scene and was not located until the following day. He was ordered to appear in court on April 30. Damage to the fence was estimated at $1,000.

Rockingham

-- On March 16, the Vermont State Police responded to mile marker 43 of southbound I-91 to the report of a single-vehicle crash. According to police, Paul A. Gilbo, 60, of Wethersfield, Conn., lost control of his vehicle while trying to avoid a deer in the roadway. According to police, the vehicle entered the median traveling at a high rate of speed, hit the north side of the U-Turn at mile marker 43.2 and became airborne for 112 feet. After landing, the vehicle continued 150 feet up a wooded hill, coming to a final stop on a ledge approximately 20 feet above the highway. Gilbo was taken out of the vehicle on a backboard with unknown injuries and transported to Springfield Hospital.

-- On March 16, Melissa Christian, 39, of Webster, Mass., came to the Rockingham Barracks of the Vermont State Police to report that someone had stolen her pocketbook. Christian told police she was helping a friend run a yard sale on Missing Link Road when a man, who was the occupant of a white four-door Honda, took the pocketbook and left in the vehicle. Witnesses at the scene made a possible identification of the suspect. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who might have information is urged to call Trooper Jake Bloom at 802-875-2112.

Somerset

-- On March 17, the Vermont State Police responded to a snowmobile trail to the report of a snowmobile crash. According to police, Jody Speir, 37, of Troy, N.Y., was traveling north on VAST Corridor 7 when he was unable to negotiate a curve. Speir entered the path of an oncoming snowmobile being driven by Michael Mosher, 43, of West Dover. The two snowmobiles collided and both drivers were tossed from their seats. Speir’s vehicle then caught on fire, but both machines were total losses. Speir was issued a ticket for operating a snowmobile in an unreasonable manner.

Vernon

-- On March 17, James R. Egan, 24, of Westfield, Mass., was arrested for driving under the influence after he was stopped by Vermont State Police for a moving violation on I-91. He was ordered to appear in court on April 2.

Westminster

-- On March 16, the Vermont State Police responded to a home on Route 5 to the report of a theft. According to police, the resident said fishing equipment had been stolen from the driveway of the house. The equipment included lures, jig poles, ice scoops and tip ups, all in a wicker basket. Anyone who might have information is urged to call Trooper Jake Bloom at 802-875-2112.

Whitingham

-- On March 15, the Vermont State Police responded to Route 112 to the report of a vehicle that had rolled over into a brook with an occupant trapped. Before troopers arrived, Karine J. Kelleher, 43, of Whitingham, had been pulled from the vehicle by passersby. Kelleher was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence and ordered to appear in court on April 2.