HINSDALE, N.H. -- A 27-year-old resident of Brattleboro is suspected of attempting to rob the WalMart on Route 119 on Monday morning.

According to Hinsdale Police Chief Todd Faulkner, officers were dispatched to the WalMart after receiving a report of a disturbance at approximately 11:30 a..m.

"Associates attempted to stop him and he assaulted them," said Faulkner. The suspect then fled on foot and was found about a quarter mile west of the WalMart walking down the middle of Route 119 trying to get someone to stop and give him a ride.

Cpl. Mike Bomba was assisted by an off-duty Windham County (Vt.) Sheriff’s deputy and former Brattleboro Police Chief Eugene Wrinn, said Faulkner.

"We appreciate their help," said Faulkner.

As a result, Joseph Ford has been cited with robbery and resisting arrest. He is being held on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in Keene District Court today. Before moving to Brattleboro, Ford is most recently from Springfield, Mass.

Bellows Falls

-- On July 24, the Bellows Falls Police Department the Bellows Falls Police Department observed a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on Route 121. As a result, Joel M. Goldsmith, 31, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with careless and negligent operation. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Aug. 15, the Bellows Falls Police Department served a search warrant on a residence on Canal Street.


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The search warrant was obtained as a result of an investigation into the distribution of heroin. As a result, Dalton Kissell, 23, and Shannon Harty, 22, both of Bellows Falls, were arrested. During the search of the residence, police seized cash and heroin. Kissell and Harty were both cited with possession of heroin. In addition, Kissell was cited with operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license. Kissell was also cited with possession of heroin following a traffic stop on Route 5. Both were ordered to appear in court at a later date. The Bellows Falls Police Department was assisted by the Vermont State Police and the Walpole, N.H., Police Department.

-- On Aug. 15, at approximately 8:15 p.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department began an investigation into alleged drug activity in The Square. As a result, Phillip J. Euber, 26, of Bellows Falls, was arrested and cited with possession of heroin and violation of the conditions of his release. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Aug. 17, at approximately 10:15 p.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department cited Lydia Benson, 59, no residence given, with violating the conditions of her release. She was ordered to appear in court on Sept. 16.

Brattleboro

-- On July 26, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Bel Air Drive. As a result, Kelly J. Hall, 41, of Brattleboro, was cited with violating the conditions of her release. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Aug. 11, the Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop. As a result, Justine Pond, 24, of Putney, was cited with operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Aug. 16, the Brattleboro Police Department cited Donald J. Reetz, 44, of Brattleboro, with unlawful trespass after he was found at the Brattleboro Transportation Center. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On Aug. 17, the Brattleboro Police Department cited Carole L. Lewis, 48, of Brattleboro, with disorderly conduct related to an incident at Mountain Home Park. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Londonderry

-- On Aug. 15, at approximately 4 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the intersection of Route 11 and Route 100 for the report of a two-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Kayla Popik, 19, of Newtown, Penn., was traveling north on Route 100 when she stopped to make a left turn onto Route 11. Popik began to pull onto Route 11 and struck a vehicle being operated by Connor O’Sullivan, 24, of Windsor, Conn., who was traveling east on Route 11 and was partially through the intersection when Popik’s vehicle struck O’Sullivan vehicle near the rear axle. As a result, O’Sullivan’s vehicle spun out and jackknifed with the small utility trailer it was pulling. Nobody was injured, and all occupants were wearing seatbelts. Popik was issued a ticket for failing to yield at a stop sign.

Townshend

-- On Aug. 16, at approximately 2:20 p.m., a Vermont Fish and Wildlife game warden conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 30 for multiple vehicle infractions. As a result, the Vermont State Police arrested Jason S. Lauridsen, 18, of Enfield, Conn., and cited him with driving under the influence. He was ordered to appear in court on Sept. 2.

Vernon

-- On Aug. 16, the Windham County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a single vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies determined Eric Mayhew, 45, of Vernon, fell asleep at the wheel and struck a telephone pole. Four occupants were treated for minor injuries and released. The Vernon Fire Department, Rescue Inc. and Al’s Towing assisted at the scene.

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