Newfane man arrested after leaving the scene of two accidents
TOWNSHEND -- A 24-year-old Newfane man was cited for a number of infractions after Vermont State Police were called in to investigate a fight Sunday night near Leland & Gray Union High School.
According to a press release, Tyler Smith, 24, was cited for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a crash, negligent operation and attempted aggravated assault for his actions following an accident on State Forest Road. At approximately 5:09 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a driver leaving the scene of an accident. A short time later, Troopers responded to Townshend after receiving a report of a fight involving five people near the high school.
During an investigation, troopers learned that Smith had been involved in the accident on State Forest Road and before fleeing the scene, threatened an individual with an 18-inch machete. After leaving, Smith crashed again, this time into the high school' sign. Smith again fled the scene, stated the police report, but he stopped in front of the Townshend Town Office where he was taken into custody by troopers from the State Police.
He was ordered to appear in court on Oct. 8.
-- On Sept. 13, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Hannaford Plaza on Putney Road for the report of a shoplifter in custody. As a result, Tyler Howard, 23, of Brattleboro was cited for retain theft over $50. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Sept. 18, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Green Street for the report of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, police determined the 65-year-old woman was dead. Following an investigation, police concluded the woman died from natural causes.
-- On Sept. 21, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Econo Lodge on Canal Street for the report of a citizen dispute. As a result, Stephanie C. Cavanaugh, 26 of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited for committing an act of petit larceny. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Sept. 21, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested Patrick J. Cusson, 23, of Brattleboro, after he signed-in late per his court-ordered conditions of release.
-- On Sept. 21, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested Jonathan P. McAuliffe, 32, of Brattleboro, after he signed-in late per his court-ordered conditions of release.
-- On Sept. 21, at approximately 7:53 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 9 at Augur Hole Road for the report of a vehicle/deer crash. An investigation revealed that David Pooley, 70, of Binghamton, N.Y., was traveling west when a deer entered the roadway. Pooley was unable to avoid hitting the animal. He was not injured in the accident. Vermont Fish and Game assisted at the scene.
-- On Sept. 18, the Vermont State Police stopped Elizabeth McAllister, 51, of Chester, for a number of moving violations. As a result, McAllister was arrested for driving with a criminally suspended license, the fifth time she has been arrested for that offense. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Sept. 9, sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 1:50 a.m., an apartment on Newton Hills Road was broken into. A safe was broken into and a large amount of cash was stolen as was a PlayStation 3. Anyone who might have information is urged to call the Vernon Police Department at 802-257-2638.
-- On Sept. 14, the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on I-91 for defective equipment. As a result, troopers discovered that the driving privileges of Ida Churchill, 29, of Hartford, had been suspended. She was arrested and cited to appear in court on Oct. 8.
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