BRATTLEBORO -- Police have cited a Whitingham man for voyeurism, alleging that he used his phone to take photos of "unsuspecting females" at the Hannaford grocery store on Putney Road.

Brattleboro police said Robert R. Smith, 44, was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

On Feb. 4, police asked for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, whose activities had been noted on the store’s video-surveillance system.

Based on a photo circulated by investigators, police say they began to receive tips on the man’s identity. Smith was arrested Feb. 6.

In other recent police news:

Bellows Falls

-- Police stopped a vehicle on Feb. 4 just off Westminster Street and say they discovered that Brian Deistler of Westminster possessed 20 bags of heroin.

Deistler was cited to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Feb. 6, Bellows Falls police stopped Justin Simoneau, 31, of Claremont, N.H., on Westminster Street for speeding.

Simoneau consented to a vehicle search, and police say they found 96 bags of heroin. He was cited to appear in court at a later date.

-- Matthew Cook, 31, of Westminster, was arrested by Bellows Falls police just after 2 a.m. Feb. 8 for driving under the influence, attempting to elude and driving with a suspended license.

He was cited for appear in court Feb. 25.


-- On Jan. 21, Brattleboro police say they stopped a vehicle on Fuller Drive and cited Christopher Gagne, 23, to appear in court at a later date for negligent operation.

-- Police responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance on Jan. 26 and cited Douglas Grimes, 41, of Brattleboro, for allegedly violating a no-trespass order. He will appear in court at a later date to answer a charge of unlawful trespass.

-- Police say they cited Denise Madeja, 40 of Brattleboro, on Feb. 3 for theft of services following an investigation at the Econo Lodge hotel. Madeja will appear in Windham Superior Court at a later date.

-- On Feb. 4, following a complaint of harassing phone calls, police arrested 36-year-old Michael Monette of Brattleboro. He was cited with stalking and will appear in court at a later date.


-- Vermont State Police say a juvenile from Halifax crashed a Chevrolet Cavalier on Feb. 6 on Route 112. Speed was a factor in the accident, police said.

The 16-year-old driver was transported to a Massachusetts hospital by her parents, State Police said. The extent of her injuries is unclear.


-- State Police say a Massachusetts man lost control of his Toyota Camry Feb. 6 on Route 30 and crashed into a backhoe owned by the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Police said John F. Downes of Florence, Mass., left the road and traveled about 25 feet into the VTrans garage parking lot. Downes was unhurt but was cited for traveling too fast for conditions.


-- Sometime after the close of business on Feb. 5, someone removed shocks from a new Arctic Cat snowmobile that was on display at Brown Enterprises, police said.

The shocks are black with a small, bright green cap and a Float 3 Fox label. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police in Rockingham at 802-875-2112.


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