-- On Oct. 13, a barn was destroyed when fire trucks arrived on location at Under the Mountain Road. The cause has not been determined and is considered to be related to suspicious activity.The South Londonderry Fire Department responded to a call that described a structure fire. The barn was unoccupied and no one in the surrounding area was injured. There were no clues to why the fire had occurred. Fire Investigators from the Vermont State Police were asked to inspect the cause and origin.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sargeant Sutton at 802-773-9101 or Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 1-800-32-ARSON.
-- On Oct. 5, Vermont State Police responded to mile marker 12 on Interstate 91 for debris in the roadway. A tractor trailer unit was observed with front end damage and pieces of wood were scattered in both southbound lanes. Vernon H. Small, 52, of Garland, Maine, struck a large wooden box that was lying in the travel portion of the southbound lane. Subsequently, the owner of the wooden box, Diana R. Bregman, 43, of Brattleboro, was located and advised that she failed to properly secure the wooden box to the bed of her GMC truck. She was given a ticket for unsecured wooden load.
-- On Oct. 8, State Police and Department of Motor Vehicles inspectors responded to the area of Exit 2 of southbound Interstate 91 to the scene of a two-vehicle crash involving
-- On Oct. 14, Demian N. Wood, 30, of Brattleboro, was arrested by police after they found him hiding inside a Dumpster at the Recycling Center on Fairground Road. Police were called to the scene after receiving reports of someone taking items from the Recycling Center. Wood was found to have an extradictable warrant out of New Hampshire.
-- On Oct. 9, several Vermont State Troopers from the Brattleboro and Rockingham barracks responded to 375 Middle Road for the report of a 5-year-old boy who had been missing for approximately 10 minutes. The boy’s mother, Laura Tabachnick, stated that her son had been playing outside for several minutes and when she and her husband called for the boy to come inside, he was nowhere to be found. After approximately an hour-and-a-half, with troopers in the woods searching, and Trooper Hughes’ State Police canine preparing to begin tracking the boy, a neighbor several yards away had called the state police and stated that he had shown up at her house and was in good health. Trooper Gould picked the child up from the neighbor’s house and reunited him with his parents.
-- On Oct. 10, the Vermont State Police, Jamaica Fire and Green Mountain Power responded to Pike Falls Road to the report of a crash. The lone occupant, Frank LaFlam, 60, of Vernon, was doing roadside work with his dump truck. LaFlam had raised the rear bed to dump out contents but forgot to lower the bed before driving away. Subsequently, he drove into a power line which crossed over the road. As a result, a power pole was snapped in half and was leaning into trees, smoking. Jamaica Fire responded and rendered the scene safe before Green Mountain Power replaced the pole and repaired the lines. The truck was not damaged.
-- On Sept. 27, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., a residence on Hunter Brook Road was burglarized. Several items were taken from the home including an Xbox 360, Nintendo Ds, a tent, a VCR/DVD player, a Makita drill and a Generation 5000 generator. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Dana Shepard at 802-365-4942.
-- On Oct. 5, Vermont State Police received a report that Jesse Johnson has been missing since Sept. 24. He is 6-feet tall and weighs 150 pounds. Johnson has short brown hair and brown eyes. It is unknown what he was last seen wearing. Please contact Vermont State Police at 802-252-2384 with any information pertaining to Johnson’s whereabouts.
-- On Oct. 6, Vermont State Police investigated a burglary at an unoccupied property owned by Widdcombe Schmidt, located on Route 5. Sometime during the day or night, the door was forced open. Wiring was cut and stolen from the basement. Construction-grade extension cords and other hand tools were also stolen.
-- On Oct. 10, Jay Adams, 40, of Charlestown, N.H., was traveling southbound on US Route 5 and attempted to turn left into the Durand Auto Group dealership parking lot. At the same time, Chester R. Castor, 82, of Westminster, was traveling northbound. Adams failed to yield to the right away of Castor, causing the crash.