-- On Dec. 21, the Windham County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 30 in the Newfane Village.
A total of 312 vehicles, 780 operators and occupants were contacted as a result of the campaign. Ten operators were screened for DUI and all were found to be under the legal limit. One operator was issued a ticket for drinking alcohol from an open container.
The checkpoint was performed with the help of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program during the 2012 Holiday DUI Enforcement Campaign targeted at removing impaired drivers from Vermont highways.
-- On Dec. 7, Liliana Hoyer, 29, was arrested after she was found to be present at a High Street address in violation of a no trespass order. She was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date.
-- On Dec. 11, Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Canal Street for a report of a disturbance. Following an investigation, Joshua Sternberg, 30, was issued a citation for unlawful mischief and disorderly conduct. He was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date.
-- On Dec. 12, Brattleboro Police responded to the Rocky Top Tavern for a female who had assaulted another patron and now was refusing to leave. When police arrived, an investigation was conducted and Cleo King, 27, of Brattleboro, was arrested for disorderly conduct. King was brought to the police department for processing and was issued a citation to appear at court for a later date and time.
-- On Dec. 12, Brattleboro Police responded to the Hannaford store on Putney Road to investigate a report of retail theft. An investigation was initiated and following that investigation, officers from the St. Johnsbury Vermont Police Department arrested Michael K. Peccolo, 41, of St. Johnsbury, on charges developed during this joint investigation. Peccolo is cited to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division to answer to a charge of retail theft.
-- On Dec. 17, Brattleboro Police responded to Melchen Road for an intoxicated female and a possible verbal domestic dispute. While police were dealing with the situation, the female, Siiri Peterson assaulted a family member in front of police. Peterson was arrested and brought to the police department for processing. Peterson was released on a citation to court.
-- On Dec. 17, a member of the Vermont State Police and a member of the Vermont DMV stopped to investigate a vehicle off the road and stuck in the median of I-91, between exits 1 and 2. The operator, George Charlton Morse Jr., 37, of Winchester, N.H., was found to have consumed alcohol and was administered field sobriety exercises. Morse was subsequently arrested for a DUI and was processed at the Vermont State Police barracks in Brattleboro. Morse was released on a citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham County Criminal Division for arraignment on Dec. 31.
-- On Dec. 20, Brattleboro Police responded to Twice Upon a Time located on Main Street for a reported theft. Through investigative means, it was determined four individuals, two males and two females, were responsible for stealing a large amount of jewelry. Video evidence showed these four individuals were working together in coordinating the theft. Evidence collected at the scene is currently being processed for its evidentiary value. Anyone having information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950 or the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188. A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
-- On Dec. 21, Brattleboro Police responded to Abbiatti Monument on South Main Street for a reported burglary. The scene was processed by detectives and it was determined that entry was made through a slide window. It is believed the burglary occurred sometime between 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 and 4 a.m. the following morning. Evidence left at the scene is being processed and evaluated for its evidentiary value. Anyone having information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950 or the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.