Police Log


JAN. 10

• The Vermont State Police responded to Higley Hill Road in Marlboro at 7 a.m. for the report of single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Sarah L. Zapetis, 19, of Northborough, Mass., was traveling at 30 mph when he lost control of his vehicle due to icy conditions. Zapetis applied the brakes to try to prevent the crash but was unable to stop. Zapetis struck the guardrails, damaged two posts before coming to a final uncontrolled position of rest off the south side of the roadway. Zapetis was not injured in this crash.

Jan. 11

• The New Hampshire State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Court Street in Keene. As a result, Kaitlyn R. McCormick, 25, of Chesterfield, was cited with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or liquor.

• At 7 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Sunset Lake Road in Newfane for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Zakary B. Pike, 28, of Brattleboro, was traveling south at approximately 35 mph when he failed to negotiate a sharp left-hand turn and drove off the roadway. Pike was not injured in the crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Marlboro Towing and Collision.

• The Vermont Statge Police is investigating the report of a burglary that occurred at camps located on Lake Road in Marlboro. Evidence suggest that these breakins occurred sometime in the last week. Anyone who has recently observed suspicious activity in the area is encouraged to contact Trooper Matthews at 802-254-2382.

• A Hinsdale, N.H., man was arrested on multiple charges of felony domestic violence. William Cooke, 38, was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail. The New Hampshire State Police tactical team was called in after police received information that Cooke was allegedly armed and dangerous. Cooke was taken into custody without incident. The case remains under investigation.

• At 3:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Vernon. As a result, Troopers determined Donald L. Conn Jr., 42, of Marshfield, had an arrest warrant issued out of Washington County. Following his arrest, Conn was found to be in possession of 137 bags of heroin. He was cited with possession of heroin, trafficking heroin, importation of heroin and obstruction of justice.

Jan. 12

• On Dec. 16, the Windham County Sheriff's Office began an investigation into a case of child cruelty in Vernon. As a result, Laura Jeffrey, 41, of Vernon, was arrested and cited with driving under the influence of drugs and cruelty to a child.

• The Vermont Health Department is investigating a report that an employee of a restaurant on Putney Road was taking food out of neighboring business dumpsters. If anyone has any further information or inquiries on this incident, direct them to the Health Department at 802-863-7200.

• On Jan. 11, William Cooke was arrested by the New Hampshire State Police Tactical Team for multiple felony offenses stemming from a domestic violence situation over the weekend. He was initially held in-lieu of $50,000 cash bail at the Cheshire County House of Corrections.

Also on the Jan. 11,the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department in conjunction with the NH State Police EOD Unit served a search warrant on Cooke's residence at 33 Plain Road for evidence related to his felony charges. Based on new findings the house was secured and posted by the Hinsdale Police while a new search warrant was obtained.

The NH State Police EOD Unit, Hinsdale Police and federal authorities then executed a new search of Cooke's residence on Jan. 12. As a result of this search multiple pieces of evidence were seized and certain items were made safe. Due the general proximity of the residence to the school, the Hinsdale School District was made aware of this situation and asked to keep the children inside, which was for precautionary measures only.

Additionally, for the safety of the law enforcement officers at the scene Rescue Inc. stood by and the Hinsdale Fire Department assembled a crew in the event their services were needed. On Jan. 12, Cooke was arraigned before the Cheshire County Superior Court and ordered held on $100,000 cash bail. This case remains under investigation.

• The Vermont State Police responded on Jan. 11 to Old Route 8 in Jamaica for the report of a single-vehicle crash. The operator, Christopher Perkins, 17, was brought to Grace Cottage Hospital for minor injuries to his head. Troopers spoke with Perkins the next day, and he confirmed he had crashed on Jan. 11 but was unsure of the circumstances.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to Main Street after receiving a report of someone who was screaming and yelling. Upon arrival, officers met with Phyllis Parent, 26, of Brattleboro, who was intoxicated and disorderly. After an investigation, Parent was arrested and cited with five counts of criminal contempt, disorderly conduct, violation of an abuse prevention order and for resisting arrest.

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office took into custody Jenny A. Amanna, 40, of Brattleboro, on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in court.

Jan. 12

• At 5:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 in Rockingham for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Brian D. Boyan, 34, was traveling north when his vehicle traveled off the eastern side of the roadway after Boylan lost control due to winter weather conditions, and the vehicle rolled onto its driver's side. All three occupants were trapped inside of the vehicle when a small tree pinned the passenger side doors shut. All three had to be assisted out of the vehicle. All three occupants were seat belted and only minor injuries were reported.

Jan. 14

• The Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Athens Road in Townshend at 7:55 a.m. Troopers determined Kimber Luce, 55, Quechee, was traveling south at approximately 30 to 35 mph when her vehicle went off the roadway, struck a rock wall and came to rest in a small stream. Luce reported that she believed that she fell asleep while driving. Luce and her passenger were transported to Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend for minor injuries. Both occupants were treated and released. Townshend Fire and Rescue Inc. assisted at the scene. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Scott Brooks Towing.

• At 12:50 a.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 north in Westminster for traveling at 106 mph in a 65-mph zone. As a result, Guillermo Jose Ramirez-Ortiz, 20, of Bryn Mawr, Penn., was arrested and cited with excessive speed.

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