ACWORTH, N.H. -- According to witnesses, a Bellows Falls man who was killed in a crash on Nov. 29 was driving the vehicle while it was not running.
Thomas Garrow, 45, was going downhill in a 1995 GMC 3500 pickup with a dump when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Grout Hill Road in Acworth. According to police, as the vehicle picked up speed, Garrow lost control because without the engine running, he had limited steering and brakes.
"It's a very sad event," said Lt. Jerome Maslan, commander of New Hampshire State Police Troop C in Keene.
Maslan said it is unclear at this time why Garrow was attempting to move a vehicle without its engine running, but alcohol was not a factor. Garrow was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of his death and there are no charges pending, said Maslan.
-- On Nov. 26, the Windham County Sheriff's Department arrested Alicia Brown, 28, of Brattleboro, on a warrant for failure to appear in court for an arraignment. She was taken into custody and later appeared in court.
-- On Nov. 29, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to G Housen on Putney Road for the report of a theft. As a result, Heidi M. Chandler, 38, of Brattleboro, was cited with embezzlement and ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- Several pieces of jewelry were found at the clerk's counter of the Vermont Superior Court. If you think these may be yours, please contact Windham County Sheriff's Deputy George Friend at 802-365-4940.
-- On Dec. 2, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined that Michael A. Cocco, 46, of Greenfield, Mass., was traveling north when a deer crossed onto the road and he was unable to avoid it. No injuries were sustained in this crash and Cocco's vehicle was towed from the scene by Demco towing of Guilford. The Brattleboro Fire Department assisted on the scene.
-- On Dec. 2, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the Windham County Sheriff's Department responded to West River Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Deputies determined Damion Forbes, 23, of Putney, was traveling south when he lost control of his vehicle, colliding with the guardrails and rolling over. Forbes escaped the crash without any significant injury, due in part to him wearing a seat belt. Rescue Inc. and West Dummerston Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
-- On Dec. 1, the Windham County Sheriff's Department conducted a seatbelt checkpoint in Newfane Village. The checkpoint, as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign, targeted motorists who failed to buckle up. Deputies stopped 1,023 vehicles and made contact with 2,558 people during the checkpoint. Three operators were ticketed for seatbelt violations.
-- On Dec. 1, at approximately 5 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to West Hill Road for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Timothy J. Sullivan, 46, of Townshend, was operating a vehicle that was found overturned on West Hill Road. Though he had left the scene, Sullivan was found by troopers and following a field sobriety test, was determined to be driving under the influence. He was ordered to appear in court on Dec. 17.
-- On Nov. 26, the Windham County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a minor motor vehicle crash in the parking lot of the building formally known as Durand Toyota/Ford. Investigation revealed that Edward Fortier, 58, of Chester, had struck a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot.
-- On Nov. 27, the Windham County Sheriff's Department received a report of a two-car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of the Interstate 91 Access Road and Back Westminster Road. Timothy Allen, 57, of Walpole, N.H., was found to have crossed the center line colliding with Dewanda Coull, 21, of Bellows Falls. Neither party was injured in the accident.
-- On Dec. 2, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a speeding stop on Interstate 91. As a result, Richard N. Williams, 30, of Queens Village, N.Y., was arrested as a fugitive from justice and was wanted in Philadelphia on several theft-related charges.
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