Police Log


May 20

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped Tammy Brooks, 47, of Brattleboro, for a motor vehicle violation on Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon. The result of an investigation during that stop led to the arrest of Brooks for driving under the influence. Brooks was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court to answer to the charge.

May 24

• Members of the Windham County Click It or Ticket Task Force were patrolling the Route 100 corridor in Wardsboro when Carl Schwippert, 64, of Wardsboro, was stopped by the Windham County Sheriff's Office for speeding. Investigation revealed Schwippert's privilege to operate a vehicle was criminally suspended and he had been charged with the similar offense twice in the past. Schwippert was arrested and processed at the Dover Police Department. He was cited to appear in Windham Superior Court.

May 25

• At 2:20 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a speeding stop on Interstate 91 in Dummerston. As a result, Francis P Wilkins, 45, of Westford, was found to be operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license. However, Wilkins attempted to leave the scene in his vehicle but the Trooper was able to gain control. His blood alcohol content registered at .129 percent. He was arrested and cited with resisting arrest, driving under the influence and operating a vehicle while suspended. He was also ticketed with speeding.

May 26

• The Vermont State Police responded to Route 100 in Jamaica for the report of a crash. Troopers determined Klavs Landberg, 70, of Wolfeboro, N.H., was driving his motorcycle south when he was distracted by his GPS and crashed into a ditch. He was transported by Rescue Inc. to Grace Cottage Hospital for treatment of a possible collar bone injury. The motorcycle was towed by Scott Brooks Towing and the Jamaica Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

May 27

• At approximately 2 p.m., the Vermont State Police in Brattleboro was notified of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on the Guilford Center Road in Guilford. An investigation at the scene revealed that Tim Spooner, 29, of Guilford, was northbound on Guilford Center Road just north of the old Guilford Town Highway Garage. As Spooner continued northbound into a moderate curve to the left, Spooner failed to navigate through the corner and went off the roadway into a drainage swale off the east side of the roadway.

May 28

• At just before 11 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Western Avenue in the area of Exit 2 for a reported two-car motor vehicle collision with injury. Investigation revealed that Tyler J. Hecht, 22, of Brattleboro, was operating a 2003 Toyota Truck on the off-ramp to Exit 2, when he rear-ended a 2001 Volkswagen Passat, operated by Majorie R. Starin, 54, of Troy, N.Y. An adult passenger in Starin's vehicle was treated and released at the scene for a minor injury. There was restricted traffic on Western Avenue for approximately 20 minutes during this investigation. The Brattleboro Police Department was assisted by the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc.

May 30

• At 1:17 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash at the junction of Vermont Route 11 and Landgrove Hollow Road, in Londonderry. The investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle crossed the median, causing David C. Fenton, 21, of Londonderry, to swerve off of the roadway. Fentan's 2010 Toyota Tundra then collided with a telephone pole and overturned several times. Fenton sustained minor injuries but was transported to Springfield Hospital for an evaluation.

• At approximately 2:45 a.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 north in Rockingham, for a speeding violation. During the stop, it was learned that the operator, Christopher Henry, 21, of Bradford, N.H., was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Henry provided a preliminary breath sample which revealed that his blood alcohol concentration equaled .143 percent. Henry was subsequently arrested for the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Rockingham State Police barracks where he was processed for the violation and issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Criminal Court.

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office recovered a motorcycle stolen out of Rhode Island in 2012. The motorcycle was recovered when a Vernon resident attempted to complete the registration process after acquiring it through a private sale. Through a collaborative effort of the Windham County Sheriff's Office and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, the motorcycle was returned to its rightful owner. The investigation in Vermont was turned over to the Providence (RI) Police Department.

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