Police Log


May 7

• On April 26, the Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Meadowbrook Road. Following an investigation, Cara Rodrigues, 25, of Townshend, was found to be in violation of her court ordered curfew condition.

May 9

• At 2:30 p.m., the Vermont State police responded to the intersection of Guilford Center Road and Weatherhead Hollow Road for the report of an accident. Troopers determined Ryan T. Hammond, 22, of Rutland, was assisting with the line-painting operation in the Guilford area. As the vehicle made a right turn onto Weatherhead Hollow Road, it struck a pedestrian standing on the side of the road, and then made contact with the bridge. The pedestrian received no reported injuries and the bridge sustained no obvious damage. State Police are investigating this crash and are looking to speak with any witnesses. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the State Police at 802-254-2382.

• During a routine patrol, officers with the Brattleboro Police Department spotted suspicious activity on Canal Street. As a result, Gina Taylor, 40, of Brattleboro, was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant and cited with retail theft.

• Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on foot patrol downtown when they encountered Myra Morales, 47, of Connecticut, at a business on Flat Street. Following an investigation, Morales was arrested and cited with violating the conditions of her release.

• Following an investigation that began on March 17 regarding damage to vehicles due to being struck with rocks from a passing vehicle, Morrow Bernard, 18, of Wilmington and a 17-year-old juvenile were cited with multiple counts of unlawful mischief and reckless endangerment.

May 10

• During the early morning hours, the Vermont State Police responded to a residence in Westminster for the report of an assault. Upon arrival, troopers learned an unknown person had struck a victim several times in the head. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time. The accused, a 29-year-old man from Westminster, was a known associate of the victim due to the two being involved in the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics. Although the accused was known to the victim there was not a sufficient amount of information provided to be able to make a positive identification of the accused. The victim was transported to Springfield Hospital, was treated for non-life threatening injuries to the head area, and then released later that morning. The investigation into the identity of the accused is ongoing at this time. Based on the circumstances of the case it is believed that this was an isolated incident involving a dispute with the victim and accused regarding their involvement in illegal drug activity, therefore, there does not appear to be an ongoing risk to the general public.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to an establishment on Main Street for a report of a shoplifter. As a result, William Roy, 31, of Wilmington, was found to have concealed several items on his person, which he did not pay for. Further investigation indicated that Roy had failed to show up for his daily sign in checks at the Brattleboro Police station. Roy was subsequently arrested and cited with retail theft, unlawful mischief and 34 counts of criminal contempt.

• At 3 p.m., an elderly resident from Newfane received a telephone call from a female posing to be from Medicare. The caller reported that they had personal information about the resident and they were calling to offer her a free gift. The person who received the call immediately became suspicious and ended the call. The number involved in this incident was 888-528-7801. An investigation revealed that this is likely a fraud and an attempt to gather personal information from the elderly or unsuspecting people. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. Buckley of the Vermont State Police at 802-254-2382.

• At 3:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a home on Mountain Ridge Road in Peru for the report of a burglary. Following an investigation, Sarah G. Torrance, 54, of Londonderry, was arrested and cited with burglary.

• At 7:50 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Shady Pines Trailer Park in Westminster for a weapons offense. Through speaking to victims and witnesses, it was determined that Stanley Kissell, 54, of Westminster, had pointed a firearm at a dog outside of the victim's residence and threatened to kill it. A young child was also present with the dog at the time. Kissell was arrested and cited with disorderly conduct, animal cruelty, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

May 11

• At 3:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Wilmington Cross Road in Whitingham for the report of a single-vehicle accident. Troopers determined Jesse Zboray, 21, of Readsboro, was traveling south when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree before rolling over. Zboray was not injured in the crash and Affordable Towing removed the vehicle.

May 12

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a motel on Putney Road for a family fight. Following an investigation, Joseph Pasquino, 31, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with domestic assault.

• At 8:30 a.m., The Vermont State Police took into custody on an active arrest warrant Keith G. Belisle, 32, of Westmoreland, N.H., as a suspect in an armed robbery.

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