Police Log


Aug. 2.

• The Vermont State Police responded to the Rawsonville Store in Jamaica for a report of an intoxicated man who was later determined to be David E. Mears, 38, of Manchester. It was determined that Mears was in violation of his conditions of release due to his consumption of alcohol. Mears was arrested and lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility due to being intoxicated and was held until he was sober.

Aug. 3

• At about 10:30 a.m., Jeffrey Welles, 54, of Brewster, N.Y., pulled into Wayne's Auto on Main Street in Londonderry. After parking for a short time, Welles drove into the driver's side door of a parked vehicle. Passersby checked on Brewster who appeared to be intoxicated. Brewster backed up his vehicle then drove behind Wayne's Auto to turn around. Employees attempted to block him from leaving but Brewster drove between two trucks and proceeded to Route 11. One of the passersby followed Brewster west on Route 11 until he pulled into Bromley Market in Peru. Brewster exited his vehicle, urinated in the parking lot, fell down striking his head and then attempted to get back into his vehicles. The passerby who had followed Brewster prevented Brewster from getting into his vehicle until Winhall police officers and Vermont State Police troopers arrived. Brewster was found to be extremely intoxicated. He was transported to the Springfield Hospital by Stratton Mountain Rescue for treatment of the minor abrasions to his face. After he was released, he was taken into custody and transported to the Westminster Barracks where he was processed for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a property-damage crash.

Aug. 4

• The Vermont State Police responded to the West River Montessori School in Londonderry at about 1 p.m. after receiving a report that two subjects had been taking bottles from the school's bottle drive donation bin. One of the individuals was recognized as Ryan Magoon, 28, of Londonderry. Magoon was located and admitted to taking the bottles. The other subject was identified as Keith Johnson, 21, of Weston. Both men were issued citations for petit larceny. They allegedly received $50.20 from the redemption center for the returns.

• The Bennington Police Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 9 near Furance Brook Road at about 4:30 p.m. Kerry P. Hoag, 33, had been driving a 2002 Subaru Forester when he went off the road. Hoag was declared dead at the scene. Police said Hoag was traveling east when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. His vehicle went off the north side of Route 9, down an embankment where it flipped. It stopped against a large tree, which crushed the roof. Route 9 was shut down for a period of time. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bennington Police Department.

Aug. 5

• At about 7:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police was participating in Safe Travel on Roads in Vermont Everyday, which focuses on deterrence and enforcement of speed, aggressive driving and distracted driving. Police stopped Samuel J. Ovitt, 20, of Montague, on Interstate 91 in Vernon. Ovitt was driving a motor cycle and was arrested for excessive speed and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

• At about 11:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police were called to Saxtons River for a report of vandalism. The complainant reported that his windows had been smashed in. Through investigation it was determined that Gordon Briggs, 33, of Bellows Falls, was responsible. Briggs was cited for unlawful mischief.

• At about 12:15 p.m., a Westminster resident reported a burglary to his home on Forest Road. Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 5, an unknown person entered the unlocked garage and stole miscellaneous power tools, hand tools and a table-top band saw.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Frost Street regarding a burglary. Subsequent investigation led to Delmas Ortiz, 23, of Brattleboro, receiving a citation for possession of stolen property, and Kari Reilly, 34, of Brattleboro, receiving a citation for possession of stolen property and possession of cocaine.

Aug. 6

• The Chesterfield Police Department received three reports about smashed windows and stolen items at Madame Sherri's. Other areas with similar reports came in by the Kilburn entrance to Pisgah Mountain and Mountain Road in Hinsdale. If anyone has any information pertaining to these crimes, call dispatch at 603-355-2000. If you want to remain anonymous, visit nhchesterfield.com/police and select anonymous tip to send the information.

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