Wednesday April 11, 2012

BRATTLEBORO

-- On April 9, members of the Vermont State Police, Brattleboro fire and police departments responded to a vehicle fire near the off-ramp of exit 2 along I-91.

According to Trooper James Matthews, when emergency personnel arrived on scene the front half of the car was "entirely engulfed in flames."

Firefighters worked quickly and were able to put out the flames before the rear of the car ignited.

Matthews wrote that the fire wasn’t caused by a crash and is under investigation.

-- A Wilmington man was arrested on March 16 for two drug sale charges.

According to Det. Dennis Coughlin of the South East Drug Task Force, 24-year-old Gregory Haight had made two drug deals with a cooperating individual working with members of the task force and the Wilmington Police Department in 2011.

Haight was processed, released and cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer the charges.

-- Teri L. Fowler, 26, of Brattleboro, was arrested for retail theft on April 7, according to police. She was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on May 22 to answer the charge.

-- Stephanie M. Barber, 29, of Brattleboro, was arrested for violation of conditions on April 9, according to police.


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She was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on May 22 to answer the charge.

-- Nathan Fiset, 19, of Ashuelot, N.H., was arrested for DUI after he was stopped along Main Street for one of his occupants yelling out of his car window.

According to Brattleboro Police, one of Fiset’s passengers, 21-year-old Ryan Morse, of Winchester, N.H., was cited for furnishing alcohol to minors.

-- Blessed M. Ngoma, 35, of Brattleboro, was arrested for stalking on April 7, and was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer the charge.

-- Paul C. McMahon, 62, of Brattleboro, was arrested for DUI on March 27, after police conducted a motor vehicle stop along Elliot Street. He was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on April 17, to answer the charge.

-- Bevin Carmichael, 52, of Brattleboro was arrested for assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct on April 7, after police responded to Blakeslee Street for a report of an intoxicated man out of control.

Carmichael was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on May 22 to answer the charge. JAMAICA

-- Sometime between 4 p.m., on April 4, and 4 p.m., the next day, someone broke into a home along Pike Falls Road and police are asking anyone that may have seen an unknown vehicle in the area to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-254-2382.

LONDONDERRY

-- Vermont State Police are investigating a break-in at a home along Hells Peak Road that occurred sometime last week.

According to Trooper Paul Dean, someone broke into the residence but the homeowner said nothing had been stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockingham Barracks at 802-875-2112.

-- Police are encouraging people to remove valuables from their vehicles and lock the doors after receiving several reports of theft along Winhall Hollow Road in South Londonderry.

According to Vermont State Police Sgt. Anthony French, the vehicles were parked at residences and a witness said they saw two men in the area at about 3:30 a.m., on April 5.

Anyone with information is asked contact the Rocking Barracks at 802-875-2112.

WESTMINSTER

-- Authorities say a missing hiker was found safely over the weekend. Peter Lovino, 57, was transported to a Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to be checked out, after being separated from his hiking partner along Windmill Ridge Nature Reserve and missing for several hours.

After Lovino was reported missing a search was organized with members of the Vermont State Police, Rescue Inc., Putney and Westminster Fire Departments.

Using off-road equipment and accessing various trail heads, Lovino was found about an hour after the search began.

ROCKINGHAM

-- On April 8, Cheryl Barrows, 47, of Brattleboro was cited for negligent operation of a motor vehicle after she was stopped by a Vermont State Police Trooper for allegedly driving 96 mph near Route 103 and Parker Hill Road.

Barrows was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer the charge.

WINHALL

-- A Bennington man was arrested for felony trespassing after he allegedly attempted to break into a home along Slippery Fox Road on April 9.

According to Winhall Police and Rescue Chief Jeffery Whitesell, 18-year-old Ian W. Kilpatrick, allegedly tried to enter the home but left quickly when the home’s alarm system went off.

Kilpatrick told police that he was working at the home earlier that week and "thought no one would be home because they were on vacation."

During the investigation, Whitesell stated that Kilpatrick had been released on conditions in February, after being charged with several burglaries in the Bennington area.

Kilpatrick is being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland for lack of $5,000 bail.