-- On Oct. 1, James H. Neveu, 57, of Brattleboro, contacted 911 to report that he was having a bad day and that he wished to be placed into protective custody. Neveu was contacted and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for false activation of emergency services.
-- On Oct. 5, James H. Neveu, 57, of Brattleboro, called the Brattleboro Police Department to report that he was too drunk to make it home. He was contacted and found to be in violation of active conditions of release. Neveu was arrested for that violation.
-- On Oct. 8, Vermont State Police, Rescue Inc. and Marlboro Fire and Rescue were dispatched to South Pond Road for a report of a female subject that had been run over by a vehicle. The female was reported to have sustained a leg injury and the vehicle had rolled down an embankment. Police arrived on scene and a preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle owned by Ann Bellstrom, of Brattlebor, was parked in the South Pond Access Area and Bellstrom was standing outside the vehicle. A juvenile, who was sitting in the passenger seat, then exited the driver's seat and had placed the transmission into neutral without setting the parking brake. After exiting the vehicle, it began to roll towards the pond and both the juvenile and Bellstrom attempted to physically stop the rolling vehicle. Bellstrom slipped and was partially run over by the vehicle. She was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The vehicle sustained minor damage and was towed by Brattleboro Towing. This incident is still under investigation.
-- On Oct. 8, Stephen Kaplan, 57, of New Orleans, La., called Vermont 911 to report that he had been hiking in the woods in the area of Putney Mountain, when he became lost. Kaplan reported that he had become separated from the other party in his group. 911 operators were able to obtain Kaplan's GPS coordinates from the 911 call and provided that information to Vermont State Police. Troopers responded to the scene and Putney Fire Department responded to the scene to assist. A command post was established and a plan to locate Kaplan was established. Members of the Putney Fire Department traveled into the woods on trails in the area towards the location of Kaplan's GPS coordinates on the Putney Fire Department six wheeler. Once in the woods, the siren was activated on the six wheeler to help orient Kaplan. A member of the Vermont State Police spoke to Kaplan on his cell phone to assist in directing personnel to his location. Kaplan was able to follow the sound of the siren and walked out to members of the Putney Fire Department around 9 p.m. Kaplan was not injured and refused medical treatment. He reported to police that he had hiked in the area years ago but quickly became disoriented as darkness approached.
-- On Oct. 8, Vermont State Police responded to Route 121 for a report of a single vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that Nieva Schemm, 16, of Saxtons River, was blinded by the sun while coming around a sharp curve. She failed to maintain her lane and left the roadway, striking a pole.
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