Saturday May 18, 2013

WESTMINSTER -- On May 13, Betty Bashaw, of Walpole, N.H., was cited for burglary for assisting Jacob McAllister, 21, of Westminster, commit a burglary at Kenneth Beebee's plumbing and heating business in Westminster on Jan. 27.

Between Jan. 27 and Jan. 31, Beebee's business was broken into three times. McAllister confessed to committing all three burglaries during this time with the assistance of Bashaw on Jan. 27. McAllister is currently in Franklin County Jail, in Greenfield, Mass., being held on unrelated drug charges.

According to police, the burglaries were committed to support McAllister's and Bashaw's heroin addiction.

The Bellows Falls Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Bellows Falls

-- On May 13, Catrina Kingsbury, 27, of Westminster, was arrested for violations of conditions of release and disorderly conduct.

Brattleboro

-- On May 12, the Vermont State Police responded to Exit 2 of I-91 for the report of a two-vehicle accident. According to police, Vandyke Tempera, 56, of San Antonio, Texas, was traveling southbound when he fell asleep and sideswiped a vehicle being driven by Keith Hmielski, 38, of Fort Worth, Texas. No injuries were received as a result of the accident, but both vehicles were totaled, according to police.

-- On May 12, Leonard J. Viola, 46, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited for unlawful trespass, which allegedly occurred on May 9 at the Hannaford grocery store on Putney Road.

-- On May 13, Brattleboro police responded to Canal Street in the area of Exit 1 of I-91 for the report of a citizen dispute. As a result, Ethan B. Newton, 21, of Bellows Falls, and April Hastings, 29, also of Bellows Falls, were arrested. Hastings was cited with possession of marijuana and Newton was cited for driving with a criminally suspended license.

-- On May 13, Brattleboro police responded to the Morningside Commons complex for the report of a fight. As a result, Tiffany Palmer, 18, of Brattleboro, was cited for disorderly conduct.

-- On May 14, Chelsie Ouellette, 37, of Brattleboro, was cited for possession of stolen property and giving false information to police. On May 15, Ouellette was cited for petit larceny and fraudulent use of a credit card related to an incident at Marlboro College Graduate Center on Vernon Street on May 7.

-- On May 14, Liliana Hoyer, 29, of Brattleboro, was arrested for violating an active restraining order.

Grafton

-- On May 12, the Vermont State Police responded to Eastman Road for the report of an out-of-control man. When troopers arrived, they learned Jonathan Blake, 24, of Grafton, had stolen two firearms and ran off into the woods. Troopers were unable to locate Grafton, but later that night, Blake turned himself into the Vermont State Police. He was cited for violation of conditions of release, interference with access to emergency services and larceny.

Newfane

-- On May 13, the Vermont State Police and NewBrook Fire and Rescue responded to Route 30 for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that Christin Fagan, 60, of Newfane, was traveling north when she fell asleep and drifted off the road. Her vehicle then hit a telephone pole, damaging it and forcing closure of Route 30 for several hours. She was not injured in the accident.

Townshend

-- On May 14, the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 in front of Mary Meyer, for the report of a two-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, troopers learned Carol Cantwell, 62, of Rawsonville, was traveling south when Karren E. Mayer, 47, of Townshend, turned left in front of her. Cantwell was unable to avoid colliding with Mayer's vehicle. Townshend Fire and Rescue assisted.

Wardsboro

-- On May 14, the Vermont State Police arrested Mark Holcomb, 26, of Wardsboro, for failing to appear in court to answer to a charge of driving under the influence, second offense, and driving with a suspended license, fourth offense.

Westminster

-- On May 12, the Vermont State Police stopped Stuart Rumrill, 27, of Saxtons River, on I-91 for a speed violation. Rumrill was subsequently arrested and cited for driving under the influence. He was ordered to appear in court on May 28.