Tuesday November 6, 2012

Brattleboro

-- On Oct. 9, Lawrence E. Benjamin, 50, no place of residence listed, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident in the Hannaford parking lot on Putney Road.

-- On Oct. 11, James R. Purchase, 54, of Chicopee, Mass., was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident on Oak Street. He was also cited for providing false information to a police officer.

-- On Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m., Keith E. Squires, 56, of Brattleboro, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct following a dispute in an Elm Street apartment.

-- On Oct. 30, Lisa Akey, 29, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited for retail theft. She was ordered to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

-- On Nov. 1, at approximately 2 p.m., the Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle for expired registration on I-91 North.

According to police, a search of the vehicle determined Michelle A. Bartlett, 32, no place of residence listed, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was in possession of cocaine. She was ordered to appear in court on Dec. 31.

The driver, Michael Stickney, 28, no place of residence listed, was issued a civil citation for expired registration.

-- On Nov. 1, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a home on Central Street for the report of an assault.

According to police, Sarah Weitzel, 31, of Brattleboro, was arrested for domestic assault, resisting arrest and two counts of assault of a police officer. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Nov. 1, the Vermont State Police clocked a vehicle at 83 mph in a 50-mph construction zone on I-91.

According to police, Anne B. Cignoli, 59, of Mendon, Mass., was traveling north when she entered the work zone and passed a commercial vehicle as the lanes tapered. Due to the high rate of speed, Cignoli was arrested and cited for careless and negligent operation. She was ordered to appear in court on Dec. 18.

-- On Nov. 2, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Hannaford on Putney Road for a trespassing complaint. According to police, Gina M. Taylor, 36, of Brattleboro was arrested and cited for unlawful trespass and ordered to appear in court on Dec. 18.

-- On Nov. 4, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Hannaford on Putney Road to the report of shoplifting.

According to police, John M. Butler, 49, of Brattleboro was found to have an active trespass warning against him forbidding him from entering the store. He was arrested and cited for unlawful trespass and was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Marlboro

-- On Oct. 3, the Vermont State Police responded to a two-car crash on Hogback Mountain on Route 9.

Police learned that Kathleen A. Roy, 47, of Rutland, was traveling east when she took her eyes off the roadway to look at the view. She left her lane of travel and struck a parked vehicle. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Roy was issued a ticket for failing to maintain her lane of travel.

-- On Nov. 5, the Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at Moss Hollow Road.

According to police, Trevor J. Betit, 22, no place of residence listed, was traveling south when his vehicle strayed into the opposing northbound lane, colliding with a vehicle being driven by James A. Bialowski, 49, no place of residence listed.

Both vehicles were totaled, and Betit and his passenger William L. Elting, were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Betit was issued a civil violation for failing to stay on his side of the road and for not having car insurance.

Rockingham

-- On Nov. 4, the Vermont State Police received a report of theft of merchandise from the Vermont Country Store on Route 103.

According to police, suspects were seen getting into a vehicle and fleeing toward Chester Village. The vehicle was located in Chester by local police. As a result, three men were arrested and cited for felony retail theft and possession of stolen property.

According to police, Stephen W. O’Brien, 44, of Quincy, Mass., Robert T. Viens, Jr., of Braintree, Mass., and David Attardo, 48, of Quincy, Mass., were found to be in possession of $5,000 worth of clothing stolen from the store. They were ordered to appear in court on Nov. 5.

Winhall

-- On Nov. 4, the Winhall Police Department responded to a report of a theft of a large amount of gold jewelry and precious stones from a home on Winhall Hollow Road.

According to police, the theft occurred on Oct. 22 but was not noticed until just prior to the report being made. The value of the missing gold and jewels was estimated to be between $8,000 and $10,000.

On Nov. 5, Winhall Police interviewed a man who had worked on the home and based on the interview, police were able to recover a portion of the stolen jewelry from locations in Winhall and Chester. Investigation also revealed the balance of the jewelry had been sold to a jewelry store in the Springfield area. According to police, all of the property could not be recovered but the store owners were able to identify the person of interest who sold the jewelry to them.

As a result, January M. Nelson, 30, of Chester, was cited to appear in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division.