Police Log


BRATTLEBORO >> A New Hampshire man is suspected of robbing Dunkin' Donuts on Putney Road on Friday, May 13.

Detectives from the Brattleboro Police Criminal Investigation Division conducted follow up on this case. Through information received from the Patrol Division, probable cause was developed to charge Peter Giandolone, 22, of Chesterfield, N.H., with attempted robbery. A Vermont warrant for his arrest was issued on June 29, 2016. If you see him, please contact the local police department for that area.

The robbery occurred on Friday, May 13, just before 1 a.m. Brattleboro Police responded to Dunkin Donuts on Putney Road for a reported robbery. There were no reported injuries. The Brattleboro Police Department was assisted by the Vermont State Police, Chesterfield, N.H., Police and the Keene, N.H., Police.

• At 11:55 a.m. the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit responded to a report of a tractor trailer that had been involved in a crash on the I-91 Exit 6 north bound entrance ramp in Rockingham.

Crofton Specialized Hauling LLC of Portsmouth, Va., was operating a 12-axle commercial vehicle which weighed 192,000 pounds, and was 135 feet long. The driver was unable to maneuver the vehicle from Route 103 south onto the I-91 Exit 6 northbound on ramp. The rear of the semi-trailer caught the soft shoulder and slid off the roadway. Two heavy duty wreckers from Hillside Towing of Springfield were called to pull the trailer back onto the road way. Vermont Agency of Transportation personnel from the Rockingham Garage, and the Bennington County Sheriff's Department, closed the ramp for three hours to get the truck and trailer back onto the roadway.

During this incident, the trailer sustained suspension damage. Cpl. Mark Heberts, of the Department of Motor Vehicles, conducted an inspection of the driver and vehicle. The trailer was subsequently placed out of service as an imminent hazard due to the suspension damage. The vehicle was grounded at the I-91 northbound rest area in Springfield until proper repairs could be made.

The Reformer was originally told the truck's cargo was classified, but the press release revealed that the vehicle was carrying a propeller shaft, was properly permitted and was following their permitted route. Due to the size of this vehicle, the permit required blue light escorts, which were provided by the Bennington County Sheriff's Department. The vehicle entered Vermont in Bennington, and was traveling to New Hampshire.

• At approximately 8 a.m., the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report of a truck blaring its horn chasing a car down Newton Road in Vernon at a high rate of speed. As a result, Mathew Unaitis, 44, of Vernon, was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office and cited with domestic assault.

• At 7:50 p.m., a member of the Vermont State Police on a DUI enforcement detail conducted a motor vehicle stop on Canal Street in Brattleboro for displaying a counterfeit inspection sticker. During the roadside investigation, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, James Lacomb, 35, of Brattleboro, was under criminal suspension for a previous DUI conviction. Lacomb was taken into custody and transported to the Brattleboro barracks for processing. Lacomb was cited with driving with a suspended license, fifth offense or more. He was also ticketed with operating a vehicle with no insurance and a counterfeit inspection sticker.

• The Keene, N.H., Police Department, in cooperation with the New Hampshire Attorney General's Drug Task Force, conducted an operation to arrest those engaged in offering themselves, via the Internet, for prostitution, and for those agreeing to pay for the services of a prostitute. This operation occurred during the afternoon and early evening of July 7. Prostitution is a misdemeanor offense if both parties are adults. The following arrests were made with all subjects released and scheduled to appear before the 8th Circuit Keene Court on Sept. 16: Mary-Lin C. Maher, 27, of Cohos, N.Y.; Phillip L. Marshall, 25, of Hinsdale, N.H.; Tammy Barrette, 48, of Goffstown, N.H., and Mark Robinson, 52, of Hillsboro, N.H.

These cases remain under investigation. Anyone who has further information is encouraged to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9820, ask to speak to Det. Joel Chidester. Information call also be provided anonymously via email at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/departments/police/anonymous-crime-tips.

All persons named in the Police Log are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you've appeared in the Police Log, and the charges were later dropped or dismissed, and you would like a follow-up to appear in print, please contact the Reformer newsroom at 802-254-2311, ext. 215, or news@reformer.com.


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