Sept. 16

• At about 10 p.m., the Vermont State Police was called to Old Route 8 in Jamaica for a reported assault. After an investigation, probable cause was found to cite Jonathan R. Matyas, 34, of West Townshend, with simple assault on Grant Bercik, 28, of Jamaica.

Sept. 19

• At 9 p.m., the New Hampshire State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 12 in Walpole. As a result, Rebecca Price-Wood, 37, of Saxtons River. Vt., was cited with operating a vehicle with a revoked or suspended license.

Sept. 22

• At about 5:30 p.m., Vincent Atkins, 53, of Montmagny, Canada. was operating his a tractor trailer and missed his turn while entering the truck entrance at the Vermont Welcome Center on Interstate 91. When Atkins began backing up, he struck a vehicle operated by Richard Girolomo, 66, of Cheshire, Conn., causing front-end damage. Atkins was ticketed for backing up unsafely and his vehicle had a scratch on the rear bumper. There were no injuries and all were wearing seat belts.

Sept. 23


• At 5:35 p.m., Patricia Baran-Bubik, 46, dialed 911 after she, her 8-year-old daughter and their dog became lost on the trails of Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, N.H. The family started their hike at 3:45 p.m. from the Horseshoe Road parking lot, and planned to hike a loop and get back to their vehicle. Unfortunately, they became disoriented and the "loop" was not made, possibly due to lack of a trail map, and a combination of darkness and torrential rain; the family frantically dialed 911 for a rescue. At 7:30 p.m., New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers found the family on the Reservoir Trail near North Ponds Trail using 911 GPS coordinates, and transported them out of the woods by all-terrain vehicle approximately three miles to the Horseshoe Road parking lot.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to the area of Canal Street and Fairview Street at about 11:30 p.m. for a motor vehicle that had struck two pedestrians. Anthony Braun, 31, of Hinsdale, N.H., was operating a 2010 Honda Pilot north on Canal Street when his vehicle hit an 18-year-old male and 16-year-old male, both from Brattleboro. The two victims were taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. assisted at the scene.

Sept. 24

• At approximately 5:50 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Stratton Arlington Road in Stratton. Investigation revealed that a dark sedan was observed to be travelling on Stratton Arlington Road when someone from within the sedan discharged a firearm. Investigation revealed that two street signs and a private mailbox in the area had been damaged by bullets.

• The Vermont State Police is investigating a burglary that occurred overnight at Jake's Restaurant on Route 100 in Londonderry. Thieves broke into the restaurant between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Entry was gained through a rear door. A safe and cash were stolen.

• At about 6:50 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Stickney Brook Road in Dummerston for a reported single-vehicle crash. The caller reported finding a single vehicle off the road with no one around. Investigation found that a vehicle being operated by Simone Monette, 21, of Brattleboro, was headed eastbound on Stickney Brook Road when she lost control of her vehicle and then struck a tree. Monette was alone in her car at the time of the crash. No injuries were sustained in this crash and Monette's vehicle was towed by Al's Towing of Vernon.

• At 7:50 p.m., the New Hampshire State Police responded to Route 12 in Westmoreland, N.H., for the report of a single-vehicle rollover. Preliminary investigation revealed that Lorrie J. Valentine, 52, of Walpole, N.H., was travelling north when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle crossed over the southbound lane and went off the roadway, striking an embankment and flipping over. Valentine was the only occupant of the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Speed and alcohol may have be contributing factors, however the crash remains under investigation. State Police were assisted on scene by the Westmoreland and Keene Fire Departments. The Walpole Police Department and New Hampshire Department of Transportation also assisted with detouring traffic while Route 12 was closed for approximately two-and-a-half hours. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Noah Sanctuary at 603-223-8494 or at

Sept. 25

• At 3:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Faulkner Road in Whitingham for the report of an ATV accident. Troopers determined two teenagers were travelling west on Chase Hill Road but were unable to stop at the intersection with Faulkner Road. The ATV travelled across Faulkner Road and struck a culvert. Both teens were wearing helmets, but sustained minor injuries and were transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for treatment. The Wilmington Police Department, Whitingham Fire Department and Deerfield Valley Rescue all assisted at the scene.

• At just before 4 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to East West Road in Dummerston for the report of a motorcycle accident. Troopers determined Graham G. Sampson, 61, of Longboat, Fla., was travelling west when he lost control of his vehicle. Sampson was alone on the motorcycle at the time of the crash and was not injured. His motorcycle was removed by Marlboro Towing of Marlboro.

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