Police Log


BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Police Department is investigating a series of car break-ins. Repeated areas targeted by the thieves have been the public boat launch on Old Ferry Road and the parking area at the Harris Hill Ski Jump. The thieves have been smashing windows to remove visible items. The department advises people do not leave any valuables inside their vehicles. Anyone with information regarding the car break-ins, should call the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950.

In Chesterfield, N.H., the police department is investigating a number of "smash and grabs" at the Madame Sherri Forest on Gulf Road. Similar incidents have occurred at the Kilburn entrance to Pisgah State Park and Mountain Road in Hinsdale, N.H. The Chesterfield Police Department is increasing patrols near Madame Sherri's and entrances to Pisgah. Those who have seen anything suspicious are urged to contact dispatch at 603-355-2000. To remain anonymous, visit www.nhchesterfield/police and select anonymous tip to send the information.

On Aug. 11, at 4:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a trailhead parking lot in Brookline for the report of vandalism committed against a vehicle. The driver told troopers he had parked his car at noon and when he returned the rear and side windows had been smashed out. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle. Anyone with information is urged to contact the State Police at 802-875-2112.

On Aug. 11, the Chesterfield Police Department responded to Old Westmoreland Road near the Westmoreland town line for a reported burglary. The suspect entered the residence by removing a window fan and going through the open window. The suspect then exited through a sliding glass door. Numerous items were taken during the course of this burglary. The Chesterfield Police Department and New Hampshire State Police are working in collaboration with the recent span of crimes in the Chesterfield and Westmoreland Area. If anyone has seen any suspicious persons or vehicles on or around Westmoreland Road/Spofford Road area, they are urged to contact the Chesterfield Police Department or the New Hampshire State Police at 603-355-2000. To remain anonymous, visit www.nhchesterfield/police and select anonymous tip to send the information.

Also on Aug. 11, sometime between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon, a person or persons entered a home on West Hill Road and stole a number of items. Anyone with information is urged to call Vermont State Trooper Soule at 802-722-4600.

At 1:40 p.m. on Aug. 11, the Vermont State Police responded to Hickory Ridge Road in Putney for the report of a burglary, which happened sometime between noon and 1:30 p.m. The burglar entered through an unlocked door and stole a Macbook, two iPods, a portable hard drive and jewelry. Anyone with information is urged to call 802-875-2112.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Broad Brook Road in Vernon some time during the day on Aug. 10. Those with information are urged to contact Sgt. Norton at 802-254-6962 or 802-365-4942.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office reminds people to take preventative measures to help prevent burglaries from occurring by locking doors and windows, closing blinds, removing keys from vehicles, locking vehicles and not leaving valuables in plain sight. Additionally, it is recommended a record of items with serial numbers such as TVs, computers, firearms and other valuables be kept.

Aug. 6

• At 4:10 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Main Street in front of the Post Office for the report of a two-car motor vehicle collision involving fluids and personal injury. The Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. also responded. Main Street was restricted to one lane traffic for approximately 30 minutes until both vehicles were removed from the roadway. A 17-year-old female from East Dummerston was operating a Ford Freestyle and Leon F. Dunbar Jr., 35, from Hinsdale, N.H., was operating a GMC truck, when the young woman looked into her rear-view mirror before rear-ending Dunbar's vehicle. The woman was treated on scene and was not transported to a hospital. Dunbar was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for back pain.

Aug. 9

• At 5:10 p.m., the Keene, N.H., Police Department responded to the McDonald's on Winchester Street for the report of an intoxicated man sitting in a car in the parking lot. As a result, Duane A. Nash, 55, of Chesterfield, N.H., was arrested and cited with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Aug. 10

• At 7:55 a.m., the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a trespassing complaint. As a result, Darcie Gaboriault, 48, of Hinsdale, N.H., was arrested and cited with unlawful trespass.

• At 10:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Guilford Center Road. Troopers determined Timothy C. Racine, 45, of Marlboro, had not been involved in a crash, but rather a tire had blown out on the vehicle. During the investigation, troopers determined Racine had been driving under the influence, for which he was taken into custody.

Aug. 11

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Denise Madeja, 42, of Brattleboro, for violating her court ordered conditions of release. Madeja was seen following a court appearance with a subject that she was not supposed to have contact with.

• At 6 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Stickney Brook Road in Dummerston for the report of a single vehicle accident. Troopers determined James R. Mosher, 24, Dummerston, was traveling east when he drove off the roadway and struck a tree. Mosher reported to troopers that he swerved to avoid a deer that had entered the roadway. Mosher reported that his evasive driving to avoid the deer caused him to lose control and go off the roadway. During the investigation at the scene, evidence suggested that Mosher was traveling too fast on the bumpy roadway which caused him to lose control, fishtail side to side and then go off the roadway and strike a tree. Mosher's vehicle was towed from the scene.

• At 2:10 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for defective equipment on Route 100 in Londonderry. As a result, Garth Olson, 39, of Dorset, was arrested and cited with operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license.

• At 4:55 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Westminster. As a result, Deven Guernon, 19, of Warwick, R.I., was arrested and cited with possession of heroin, cocaine and a regulated drug.

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