Police Log


Jan 29

• Vermont State Police responded to a suspected burglary at the Whitingham Community Church in Whitingham at 9:58 a.m. Upon arrival, it was apparent that the front door had been forced open. Through investigation, it was determined that the burglary occurred between Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 8:58 a.m. Several items were taken from the church. Anyone with information regarding this burglary is encouraged to contact Trooper Penniman at 802-254-2382.

• Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a family fight in progress. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Raymond Tuthill, 43, of Brattleboro. Tuthill was released on court ordered conditions and was cited to appear at court at a later date and time to answer to the charge of Domestic Assault.

Jan. 30

• Vermont State Police received a 911 call to respond to a family fight in Westminster. Through investigation Troopers learned that Brian Deistler, 27, of Westminster, had assaulted an individual who he has conditions to not have contact, abuse or harass. He was cited, released and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

• At approximately 10:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police in Rockingham investigated a motor vehicle crash on Morse Brook Road in Westminster. During the investigation, the State Police learned that Jesse Morey's vehicle, identified as a 2002 Chevy Silverado, collided with Lauren Ingersoll's vehicle, identified as a 2005 Volvo, that had become disabled on Morse Brook Road. As a result of the collision, Ingersoll's vehicle received significant damage and had to be towed. Prior the arrival of the State Police, Morey, 23, of Westminster, left the accident scene. Morey and his vehicle were later located at his residence. His vehicle had also sustained significant damage. It was learned that the registration plates on Morey's vehicle where not properly assigned and he was driving with a suspended New Hampshire's Driver's License. Morey was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and transported to the Rockingham State Police barracks where he was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Criminal Court.

• Vermont State Police in Rockingham conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 North in Rockingham at 12:51 a.m. The vehicle was recorded traveling 103 mph in the posted 65 mph speed zone. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Ersoy Zirhlioglu, 30, of Rego Park, New York. Zirhlioglu was arrested for traveling 30 mph in excess of the posted speed limit. He was transported to the Rockingham State Police where he was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Criminal Court on March 8.

Feb. 2

• On Jan. 29, at just before 10 a.m. the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Frost Street for the report of a disturbance. Following an investigation, Andrew J. Kemp, 20, of Vernon, was cited with burglary.

• The Brattleboro Police Department is investigating the report of a knife-point robbery on Canal Street. The suspect was described as a Caucasian male in his 20s, slight build, small-to-medium stature, with no facial hair, wearing a hooded sweatshirt or a parka with a hood. The knife was described as being approximately 12-inches long. The suspect left the area with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Feb. 3

• At 8:10 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Rice Farm Road in Dummerston for the report of a single vehicle accident. Troopers determined Frederick E. Gaines, 61, of Brattleboro, was turning onto Rice Farm Road from the green metal bridge on Route 30 when he lost control and struck a wooden post marking a culvert on the north side of the roadway. After striking the wooden post, Gaines vehicle rotated 45 degrees clockwise and his vehicle came to rest partially blocking the eastbound travel lane. Gaines was able to drive his vehicle from the scene. There were no reported injuries.

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