Police Log


April 8

• The Brattleboro Police Department stopped a vehicle on Canal Street. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Cara Rodrigues, 25, of Wardsboro, for possession of heroin and violation of court-ordered conditions of release. She will appear in court at a later date.

• The Brattleboro Police Department was advised that William Roy, 31, of Wilmington, concealed something suspicious underneath a building on Canal Street. Subsequent investigation led to Roy being arrested for possession of crack cocaine. He will appear in court at a later date.

April 18

• Jonathan Lenois, 24, of Brattleboro, was cited for aiding in the commission of unlawful trespass and burglary. He was also cited for disorderly conduct. The citations were issued as the result of an investigation conducted by the Brattleboro Police Department stemming from an incident that occurred on Clark Street on March 14. During the incident, a male subject sustained minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.

April 20

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on South Main Street for a report of a citizen dispute. Subsequent investigation led to Donald Doutre, 49, of Brattleboro, being arrested for disorderly conduct. Timothy Sanborn, 35, of Brattleboro, is being charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Both men will appear in court.

April 20

• At approximately 10:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 1998 Buick Riveria in the parking lot of the Price Chopper in Brattleboro. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Earl Brown, 38, of Brattleboro. Brown's Vermont driver's license was under suspension stemming from a prior conviction for DUI. Brown was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro State Police barracks where he was fingerprinted, photographed and issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Criminal Court.

• At approximately 9:13 p.m. the Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango for a motor vehicle infraction on Putney Road near the 99 Restaurant in Brattleboro. The operator, Herbert Meckle, 50, of Dummerston, showed signs of alcohol impairment. As a result field sobriety exercises were administered. After failed FSE's Meckle was placed under arrest for DUI. A preliminary breathe test showed a result of .176 BrAC. Meckle was cited and released from the Brattleboro barracks.

April 22

• At approximately 6:30 a.m., Hannah M. Hart, 17, of Townshend was traveling southbound on State Forest Road in Townshend in a 1994 Subaru Legacy. As Hart continued southbound, she entered a moderate curve to the right. Hart failed to negotiate the curve and she began to lose control. Hart made an attempt correct her path of travel but overcorrected. As a result of the over correction, Hart's vehicle began to fish tail, rotated 90 degrees to the right and the passenger side of her vehicle struck a tree off the east side of the roadway. Hart's vehicle is considered a total loss. Hart was wearing her seat belt in this crash and walked away from the crash without injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

April 23

• At about 3:26 p.m., Vermont State Police, Rescue Inc. and the South Newfane (Williamsville) Fire Department responded to Sunset Lake Road in South Newfane for a reported single-vehicle rollover crash. Swan Perea, 19, of Brattleboro, was traveling east on Sunset Lake Road at approximately 40 to 45 miles per hour. While traveling downhill, she lost control of her vehicle, struck a tree, crossed the roadway and subsequently rolled the vehicle, a 2007 Subaru Forester, onto its passenger side. Perea and her passenger, Corey Whidden, 25, of Chesterfield, N.H., were transported to Grace Cottage Hospital by ambulance for injuries. Perea's vehicle was towed from the scene by Scott Brooks Towing of Townshend. Perea was found to have consumed alcohol and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence. She provided a preliminary breath test with a reading of .209 percent. She was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division for arraignment on June 21 at 8 a.m. Whidden was found to have an active warrant for his arrest issued out of the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division. After receiving medical attention, Whidden was arrested on the warrant and subsequently transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $7,000 bail.

April 24

• At about 5:25 a.m., Scott Pierson, 55, of Vernon, was traveling southbound on Interstate 91 in Guilford in the travel lane when a moose entered the roadway from the west side of the roadway moving east. As Pierson continued south, his vehicle struck the moose. The moose died in the crash. Pierson's 2014 Volkswagen Jetta sustained moderate damage to the driver-side front bumper, hood, windshield and roof. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Rescue Inc. and Guilford Fire Department responded to the scene.

• The Vermont State Police is investigating a burglary at a residence on Route 5 in Westminster. The incident occurred between April 15 and 24. The house was not occupied at the time. A large plasma flat-screen television, a Playstation 4 and miscellaneous games were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Paul Dean at the Rockingham Barracks at 802-875-2112.

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