Police Log


VERNON >> A motorcycle crash at just past 10 p.m. on June 1 killed a Vernon man.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Jordan Peduzzi, 29, was traveling south on Route 5 near the Guilford/Vernon town line on a 2014 Yamaha when he failed to negotiate a sharp turn.

His motorcycle left the roadway and hit a guard rail on the west side of the road. Peduzzi was thrown from the motorcycle, which traveled another 250 feet after impact, stated the press release. He was pronounced deceased by emergency medical personnel.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office is continuing the investigation. Anyone who might have information is urge to contact Deputy Ian Tuttle at 802-365-4941.

June 1

• Officers with the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on South Main Street for a report of a fight. Following an investigation, Robert Ottendorf, 40, and Bruce Thomas, 44, both of Brattleboro, were arrested and cited with assault and robbery.

June 2

• At 7:25 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 in Newfane for the report of a motor vehicle crash. Troopers determined Makoto Weinstein, 27, of Cambridge, Mass., was headed northbound when he fell asleep at the wheel and drove off the road. Weinstein's vehicle entered a ditch on the west side of the roadway, struck the banking and rolled onto its roof. No injuries were sustained in this crash and Weinstein's vehicle was towed by Scott Brooks Towing of Townshend. The NewBrook Fire Department and Rescue Inc. assisted at the scene.

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