Police Log


Oct. 1

• The Keene, N.H., Police Department arrested Travis Haskins, 25, of Brattleboro. Haskins was cited for driving under the intoxicated and driving after revocation or suspension of license.

• At 9:05 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the area of Upper Dummerston Road and Meadowbrook Road for a report of a motor vehicle that was on its roof and off the side of the road. Troy A. Grant, 26, of Brattleboro, was operating a 1997 Toyota Corolla. Grant stated that he was traveling south on Upper Dummerston Road when a deer ran out in front of him. Grant stated that he swerved to avoid the deer, lost control and drove off the side of the road. Grant was transported to BMH for minor injuries. This section of Upper Dummerston Road was open to one lane traffic for approximately two hours and closed for approximately 30 minutes until the investigation was complete.

• At just before 11 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of an intoxicated subject sleeping inside of a private business building on Main Street. As a result, James Neveu, 60, of Brattleboro, was cited with unlawful trespass.

Oct. 3

• On Sept. 11, the Windham County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into an altercation involving a firearm. Following an investigation, Chad P. Dearborn, 39, of Westminster, was taken into custody and cited with disorderly conduct.

• On July 18, the Windham County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into shots fired at a Westminster company. Following an investigation, Demian Wyman, 45, of Westminster, was cited with recklessly endangering another person.

• On Sept. 30, Vermont State Police responded to a family fight at a residence on Main Street, in Saxtons River. When the troopers arrived at the residence the suspect, 30-year-old Joseph Leclair of Saxtons River, had already left. On Oct. 3, Vermont State Police located Leclair, who was arrested for domestic assault and transported to Westminster State Police Barracks for processing. Leclair was fingerprinted, photographed, and issued a criminal citation.

• At 1:10 a.m., the Vermont State Police stopped Ian Bigelow, 33, of Dummerston, for a defective tail light. Bigelow was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and was administered field sobriety exercises. The results of the preliminary breath test were .078. Bigelow was subsequently arrested for DUI.

• At approximately 1:12 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a theft on Simpson Brook Road in Townshend. Investigation revealed that on Oct. 2, sometime between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m., an unknown person had entered a campsite at a private residence on Simpson Brook Road in Townshend. The unknown person then entered and searched a tent, stealing prescription medication and a blue folding knife. According to the complainant, a suspicious male had previously been seen walking in the area. The suspicious male had been seen three times in the last two weeks walking thought the campsite wearing a camouflage hoodie, with the hoodie pulled up over his head, sunglasses and gloves. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Valcourt at 802-722-4600.

• At approximately 3:07 p.m., members of the Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc and Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Main Street near High Street. Due to the collision, southbound Main Street was closed from High Street to Grove Street for nearly an hour. The operators of the vehicles were identified as Austin Kenney, 19, of South Newfane, and Nicholas Poplawski, 31, of Brattleboro. Kenney was operating a Subaru Crosstrek which collided with Poplawski's Volkswagen Jetta when Kenney attempted to make a turn into a parking lot off Main Street. A juvenile occupant was treated for minor injuries on scene but nobody was transported to the hospital.

• At approximately 3:40 p.m., a Vermont State Police trooper stopped a vehicle occupied by Brent Mansur-Carr, 34, of Brattleboro. Mansur-Carr matched the description of a subject with an active arrest warrant. When questioned, Mansur-Carr provided the identity of another person. A photograph was obtained of Mansur-Carr and the individual he was claiming to be. After comparing photographs, Mansur-Carr was placed under arrest for providing false information to police. He was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility on the outstanding warrant.

• On Sept. 10, the Windham County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into the report of an assault. Following an investigation, Matthew Brooks, 18, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with aggravated assault.

• At 8:10 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 103 in Rockingham. As a result, Kristi L. Sawyer, 23, of Rutland, tested at .101 percent BAC. She was arrested and cited with driving under the influence.

Oct. 4

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a case involving a driver who struck a mailbox sometime overnight and then left the scene. This occurred in the Woodland Road, Southern Heights Drive area. If anyone has information about this incident, call DFC Jonathan Griffus at 803-365-4942.

• A Westminster man was arrested for criminal trespass after turning himself in to the Keene, N.H., Police Department. Jeffrey Green, 47, was responding to an arrest warrant that was issued in his name.

• At 11:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 in Marlboro. As a result, John S. Senechal, 44, of Winchester, N.H., tested a .156 percent BAC and was arrested and cited with driving under the influence.

Oct. 5

• The Brattleboro Police Department arrested and cited Tyler Galipeau, 34, of Bennington, with violating his court ordered conditions of release.

• The Brattleboro Police Department arrested Jesse Rishel, 36, of Brattleboro and charged him with unlawful mischief and disorderly conduct. This stemmed from an incident that took place on Elliot Street in the early morning hours of Sept. 26 when several planters were destroyed along the whole of Elliot Street.

• The Vermont Sex Offender Registry announced Edward L. LeClair, 64, a registered sex offender, is now living in Brattleboro. He was convicted in 2000 of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child younger than 13. According to the registry, he is not considered at a high risk to re-offend.

• At 7 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 in Townshend for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Barry Cain, 73, of Riverhead, N.Y., was traveling north when he had an unknown medical event. His vehicle crossed the southbound lane before hitting the guardrails, travelled a short distance and then struck another set of guardrails at the Scott Bridge construction site. Cain's vehicle sustained severe driver side and front end damage during the crash. Cain received a minor head and hand injury. Cain was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time. Scott Brooks Towing and Recovery removed the vehicle. The Windham County Sheriffs Department, the Townshend Fire Department and Rescue Inc. all assisted at the scene.

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