Police Log


BRATTLEBORO >> The name of the driver who was killed while riding a motorcycle in the vicinity of 843 Canal Street on July 3 has been released by the Brattleboro Police Department.

According to a press release, Gregory Q. Nichols, 29, of Bellows Falls, was operating his motorcycle at around 4:45 p.m. when he struck and was killed by a vehicle being operated by Noreen F. Woodruff, 40, of Guilford.

The accident is still under investigation and no other details will be available until it is complete.

Though Nichols' name had been circulated on social media, the Reformer does not release this type of information until it comes officially from law enforcement.

A gofundme page has been set up for Nichols' family at https://www.gofundme.com/2cqn2y3w.

July 3

• Following an investigation, the Bellows Falls Police Department, with assistance of the Walpole, N.H., Police Department, executed a search warrant at an apartment located at 3 Oak St. in Bellows Falls. During the course of the investigation, Nicholas J. Marrocco, 62, of Bellows Falls, was arrested and cited with three counts of the sale of heroin and four counts of possession of heroin. Officers also recovered a large amount of U.S. currency.

July 4

• At 2:25 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the intersection of National Forest Road 299 and Vermont Route 155 in Weston for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Kevin M. Munson, 55, of West Townsend, was riding his motorcycle when he fell asleep, causing him to lose control and fall onto the roadway. He was transported to the Rutland Regional Medical Center for injuries related to the crash.

July 5

• On May 14, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the emergency department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to meet with an employee with the Department of Families and Children regarding suspected child abuse. Through investigation, it was learned that a 5-year-old female had sustained significant injuries to her face and body. As the investigation progressed, probable cause was developed that lead to the arrest of Nikolaus Trombley on June 3. Trombley is facing criminal charges of second degree aggravated domestic assault and cruelty to a child. Detectives from the Brattleboro Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division continued the investigation into the allegations of abuse in this case. Probable cause was developed to arrest the child's mother, Samantha L. LaValley, 26, of Brattleboro. She was arrested and has been cited with domestic assault and cruelty to a child. She was released on conditions and cited to appear in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on Tuesday July 12.

• At 12:07 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to the area of 1027 Vermont Route 9 in Searsburg for a reported two-vehicle crash with injuries. The incident involved a 2012 Toyota Yaris driven by Tyler Higley, 21, of Vernon, and a 2008 Ford F-150 driven by Lyndsi Earle, 27, of Malta, N.Y. The crash temporarily shut down the flow of traffic in both lanes of Route 9 as the vehicles were heavily damaged and still in the roadway. Wilmington Fire and Deerfield Rescue were already on scene tending to the crash. Minor injuries were sustained by the operator and passenger of the Ford truck. The operator of the Toyota was uninjured. Details of the crash are still under investigation at this time.

• At 12:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 103 in Rockingham for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Lisa Tamasi, 55, of Grafton, was traveling south when she fell asleep. The vehicle then crossed the centerline and crashed into the guardrail on the opposite side of the road. Tamasi's vehicle sustained substantial front end damage and was leaking fluids onto the roadway. She was transported to Springfield Hospital for injuries relating to the crash.

• At 5:10 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the area of 820 Western Ave. in Brattleboro for a single-vehicle crash. After an investigation, it was found that a Nissan Altima sideswiped a telephone pole and then struck a small tree. The vehicle contained two occupants; Alexis Klinker and Molly Duff, both 19 and both from Hinsdale, N.H. Both occupants were transported to the hospital and sustained minor injuries.

• At just before 11 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 in Newfane for the report of a motorcycle versus automobile crash. Troopers determined Donald F. Lyon, 39, of Newfane, was traveling south on his Harley Davidson when he crossed the centerline, striking head on a pickup truck being driven by Kristen M. Lucia, 32, of Park Ridge, N.J. Neither Lucia nor her passenger were injured in the crash, but Lyon was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which included a fractured spine, according to the press release. The NewBrook Fire Department, Rescue Inc., and Scott Brooks assisted at the scene.

July 6

• At just past 2 a.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Rockingham. As a result, Amber French, 19, of Barre, was found to be in possession of approximately two ounces of crack cocaine. She was held on lack of bail.

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