Police Log


July 14

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office conducted a motor vehicle stop on Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon. Cassy Strange, 19, of Marlboro, was arrested for driving under the influence and for violating conditions of release.

July 17

• At about 7 p.m., the Vermont State Police was contacted by a resident of Londonderry alleging that two acquaintances assaulted and robbed him in Wardsboro. An investigation led to the arrest of Jacob M. Matyas, 26, of Windham, and William R. George, 30, of Townshend. Matyas and George deny the charges against them and were held at Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of bail.

July 28

• Joseph H. Provencher, 65, of West Chesterfield, N.H. was arrested at Cumberland Farms in Keene, N.H., for driving after revocation or suspension of his license.

July 29

• At about 4 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Vernon Street, just south of Cotton Mill Hill for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that operator Terri Ellis, 43, of Vernon, was traveling south on Vernon Street when she drove off the right shoulder of the roadway causing the vehicle to roll over before landing upright. Ellis was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Members of the Windham County Sheriff's Office assisted while both lanes of traffic on Vernon Street were closed for a brief period of time. The crash remains under investigation.

July 30

• At about 2:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 north near mile marker 37. During the investigation, troopers discovered that the operator of the vehicle, Daniel Gautreau, 43, of Woodsville, N.H. was in possession of heroin. Gautreau was arrested for possession of heroin and transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing. Gautreau was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date. Gautreau was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of bail.

• At about 6:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to West Windham Road in Windham for a report of a single-car motor vehicle crash. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the operator, Mariam Belarj, 21, of Medford, N.Y., was operating her vehicle eastbound on West Windham Road, when she observed a deer in the roadway. When Belarj attempted to maneuver around the deer, her vehicle left the roadway, turned on its side and then came to rest in an upright position. Belarj did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash. Belarj was issued a written warning for driving too fast for conditions.

• At about midnight, Brattleboro police and fire departments responded to Green Street School for a call regarding a Dumpster fire. The fire was controlled without any damage to the school and no one was injured. Power lines were damaged by the fire. The circumstances of the fire were suspicious and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 802-257-7950.

July 31

• At about 12:45 a.m., a Vermont State Police trooper observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 91 lose control and spin out in the center median. While checking on the motorist, State Police learned the operator, Caitline Oconnell, 29, of Greenfield, Mass. was intoxicated. After field sobriety exercises, Oconnell was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

• At about 5 a.m., the Vermont State Police was notified of a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 southbound in area of mile marker 00/10 in Guilford. Upon the arrival of troopers, it was determined Aaron W. Hudon, 25, of West Chesterfield, N.H., was driving southbound at approximately 70 miles per hour. As Hudon traveled southbound approaching the Massachusetts state line, he fell asleep, went into the median and struck a delineator post. The vehicle was towed from the scene. There were no reported injuries. Guilford Fire Department responded to the scene.

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