Police Log


BRATTLEBORO >> On July 12, 2014, Susan Rockwell, 67, of Brattleboro, was cited with unlawful trespass and unlawful mischief. The citations were not referred to court for prosecution.

• A Brattleboro man sentenced to 42 months in federal prison for possession of child sexual abuse images has been released. According to the State of Vermont, Department of Public Safety, Vermont Crime Information Center, Sex Offender Registry, Samuel M. Sergi, 62, has registered an address in Brattleboro.

Sergi pleaded guilty in July 2013 to downloading and distributing child pornography using file-sharing software. Now that Sergi has been released, he must serve five years of supervised release. The conditions of that release include no firearms possession, mandatory sex-offender registration and mandatory cooperation with collection of DNA as directed by his probation officer.

April 8

• The Brattleboro Police Department cited John S. Webster, 52, of Brattleboro, with hindering an arrest.

April 13

• The Brattleboro Police responded to that intersection of Canal Street and Maple Street for a motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist. When police arrived they found the driver of the vehicle, Travis Phillips, was stopped on Maple Street at the intersection of Canal Street when a 13-year-old bicyclist lost control of his bicycle coming down Canal Street and ran into the side of his vehicle. There were no reported injuries in this incident.

April 19

• The Brattleboro Police Department located Earl Brown Earl Brown, 38, of Brattleboro, at hotel on Putney Road. Brown had an active arrest warrant issued for failure to appear into court. As a result, Brown was arrested.

April 21

• The Brattleboro Police Department arrested David J. Craveiro, 36, of Bratleboro, on an outstanding warrant from New Hampshire. Craveiro was charged as a fugitive from justice, and was held in lieu of bail.

April 24

• At 2:10 a.m., the Windham County Sheriff's Office conducted a motor vehicle stop on Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon. As a result, Amber L. Orcutt, 26, of Northfield, Mass., was arrested and cited with driving under the influence.

April 25

• At 2:20 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Simonsville Road in Andover for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Michael White, 27, of West Chesterfield, N.H., lost control of his vehicle as it left the roadway off the eastbound shoulder. The vehicle came to a position of rest in an embankment, causing damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. White was issued a warning for failing to maintain his lane of travel.

• The Windham County Sheriff's Office, Vernon Division, is requesting any information with regards to two pedestrian crossings signs that were located in the woods off of Stebbins Road. It was discovered that one of the signs had been stolen from the town of Northfield, Mass. The sign was returned to the Northfield Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Ian Tuttle at 802-365-4942.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Putney Road to a report of a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, it was determined that the male involved, later identified as Franklin D. Smith III, 28, of Pennsylvania had left the scene. Subsequent investigation determined that Smith had assaulted his wife who sustained minor injuries. Smith was later located and taken into custody.

April 27

• At just past midnight, the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 in Brattleboro. Troopers determined Thomas Houle, 59, of Newfane, was traveling south in the passing lane at between 65 and 67 mph when a vehicle that had been traveling southbound in front of him in the travel lane moved into the passing lane in front of him unexpectedly. Houle described the vehicle that cut him off as a white-colored, four-door sedan with unknown registration. Houle took evasive action and turned the steering wheel hard to the left to avoid a crash with the vehicle that had just entered his lane. Houle's vehicle entered the median and while attempting to regain control of the vehicle, Houle turned the steering wheel hard back to the right. This overcorrection caused Houle's vehicle to overturn. The vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to rest off the west shoulder of the southbound lanes facing northwest. Houle and his passenger were transported to BMH for treatment. They were treated and released. Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. responded to the scene. Rod's Towing of Putney removed the vehicle from the scene. Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any information regarding the identity of the vehicle or operator of the white four-door sedan is urged to contact Sgt. Buckley at the Vermont State Police Brattleboro at 802-254-2382.

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