• At about 9:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police recovered an engagement/wedding ring from the grounds of the Abenaque Car Wash located off Route 123 in Westminster. If you have any information regarding the owner of the ring please contact Trooper Anthony Frissora at the Rockingham State Police barracks at 802-875-2112.
• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Transportation Center on Flat Street for a report of an intoxicated individual that had urinated in the public elevator. Subsequent investigation led to Leonard Viola, 49, of Brattleboro, being issued a citation for unlawful trespass as it was found that he had previously trespassed from at location.
• At about 8 p.m., the Vermont State Police in conjunction with the Ludlow Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on a silver Chevy Equinox for a cracked windshield on Route 103 near the Ludlow and Cavendish town line. During the stop, it was determined that the operator, Jeffrey Burke, 26, of Athens, was under the influence of narcotics and had an active arrest warrant out of Windham County. The passenger, Zachary Bridge, 25, of Bellows Falls, was found to be in possession of three bags of heroin. Bridge was arrested by the State Police and transported to the Rockingham State Police barracks. The Windsor County Court Clerk issued several conditions of release for Bridge. He was issued a citation to appear in Windsor County Superior Court Criminal Division and then released.
• At about 4 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a residential alarm on Leon Wood Road in Putney. Upon arrival, it was discovered the residence had been forcibly entered. The case is under investigation. Police are asking that anyone who observed any suspicious vehicles, or individuals in the area at that time or in general, report them. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-254-2382. Anonymous tips can also be provided on vsp.vermont.gov.
• A member of the Vermont State Police was patrolling Western Avenue in Brattleboro and observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed westbound. The officer performed a motor vehicle stop near Exit 2. The operator of the vehicle, Keith J. Justras-Fox, 21, of Guilford, was found to be operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Jutras-Fox provided a preliminary breath test and the result was 0.157 percent. He was arrested for DUI.
• The Vermont State Police received a call from a Westminster resident advising that their 6-year-old son was assaulted by their neighbor. Police arrived on scene and determined that Kelly Ann Heavner, 26, of Westminster, slapped the boy across the face after a verbal altercation took place over a bicycle. Heavner was subsequently arrested for simple assault and transported back to the Rockingham Barracks for processing. Heavner was later released with a criminal citation and conditions of release, stating that she could not go within 50 feet of the victim or his home.
• At approximately 8:54 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Somerset Road in Somerset. It was reported that three bicyclists were struck by a vehicle and all were injured. Upon arrival, it was learned, a 1998 GMC truck operated by Lukas Wallace, 19, of Halifax, struck all three cyclists. Wallace also struck another vehicle operated by Cameron Johnson, 19, of Jacksonville. The three cyclists were identified as Graeme Street, 40, of Essex, Conn.; John Biehn, 33, of Madison, Conn.; and Timothy Ahern, 53, of Essex, Conn. All three cyclists were transported to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. The Wilmington Police Department and Fire Department, and Deerfield Valley Rescue assisted at the scene. This crash is under investigation and the Vermont State Police are seeking information in regards to it. Information can be provided by calling 802-254-2382, or anonymously on the Vermont State Police website, vsp.vermont.gov.
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