-- On Jan. 4, at approximately 10:55 p.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department arrested Jay Houle, 47, of Louisburg, N.C., and cited him for violating an abuse prevention order. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Jan. 1, the Brattleboro Police Department observed an intoxicated man at Pliny Park on Main Street. As a result, Leonard Viola, 47, of Brattleboro, was arrested for unlawful trespass and ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Jan. 2, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Burger King on Canal Street for a report of a vehicle parked in the drive-through. As a result, David Gates, 50, of Brattleboro, was arrested for driving under the influence. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Jan. 4, at approximately 8 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 for the report of a single vehicle accident. Troopers determined Dennis M. Young, 43, of Shaftsbury, was traveling southbound crossing the Williams Street Bridge when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the southbound passing lane and struck the guard rails just south of the end of the bridge. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed from the scene. There were no reported injuries.
-- On Jan. 4, at approximately noon, the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Troopers determined Julie A. Whitman, 23, of Hamden, Conn., was northbound when she attempted to exit the highway to enter the Welcome Center. Whitman entered the off ramp at a speed greater than the existing road conditions would allow, went off the roadway and struck the rest area sign. Whitman and her passenger were not injured in the crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Whitman was issued a violation for failure to maintain control of the vehicle that she was operating.
-- On Jan. 3, at approximately 7:10 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 Welcome Center for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Troopers determined Thomas P. Walsh, 45, of Ellington, Conn., was traveling north when he exited on to the Welcome Center off ramp at approximately 50 mph on a snow-packed paved roadway. After entering the off ramp, Walsh lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a light pole on the side of the roadway. No injuries were sustained in this crash and Walsh’s vehicle was pulled back onto the roadway by Rod’s Towing of Putney.
-- On Jan. 5, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 at Wild Turkey Road for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Troopers determined Jesse P. Wolf, 23, of Keene, N.H., was traveling northbound when he came upon a vehicle stopped in the roadway that he believed was going to turn left onto Wild Turkey Road. Wolf reported that the vehicle in front of him slammed on its brakes due to the car that was preparing to turn. He said that the vehicle in front of him began to lose control and he applied his brakes. Wolf reported that he believed that he was not going to be able to stop in time and was going to rear end the car in front of him. Wolf reported that he elected to steer his vehicle off the roadway to avoid colliding with the vehicle in front of him. As a result, Wolf’s vehicle left the roadway, struck the Wild Turkey Road sign and then crashed into a tree on the west side of the roadway.
There were no reported injuries at the scene. Jamaica Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene. Wolf was issued a citation for following too close.
-- On Jan. 4, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 100 for the report of a two-vehicle accident. Troopers determined Thomas McNulty, 72, of Windsor, Conn., was traveling north down a steep hill just south of the West River bridge when his vehicle started to skid out of control into the southbound lane, subsequently hitting a vehicle being driving by Anne Pringle, 18, of Belmar, N.J. Pringle pulled her vehicle to the far right on the bridge and was just about stopped when her vehicle was hit by McNulty’s vehicle. There was damage to the front and rear door on the driver’s side of McNulty’s vehicle while Pringle’s vehicle sustained significant damage to the front end quarter panel and hood on the driver’s side. Pringle’s vehicle was not operative; Wayne’s Auto towed it from the scene.
McNulty was driving too fast for the conditions of the roadway, both because of the declining hill and because they were snow covered and slippery. McNulty failed to maintain right in his own lane responded to a two vehicle crash on the bridge located on Rte 100 in the town on S. Londonderry, VT with unknown injuries.
-- On Dec. 27, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the Newfane Country Store for the report of a theft. Troopers determined a woman had entered the store and browsed for approximately 15 minutes before paying for a few items and exiting the store. After the woman left, the clerk observed that multiple sets of earrings were missing from a display. On Jan. 5, the shopper was identified as Donna M Ditchkus, 51, of Brattleboro. She was cited for retail theft and violating the conditions of her release and ordered to appear in court on Jan. 7.
-- On Dec. 31, the Vermont State Police responded to a report of vandalism to a home on Pleasant Street. According to a press release, Janice Mitchell-Love reported her home had been egged late on Dec. 31 or early on Jan. 1. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-875-2112.
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