Police log


April 4

• The Brattleboro Police Department received a report of at least two thefts from a local grocery store. The subject was not immediately identified but subsequent investigation led to Kenneth Rochefort, 39, of Brattleboro, being cited for retail theft.

April 11

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a theft and trespassing complaint at a local service station. With assistance from the Bradford Police Department, Shane Wetherby, 40, of Brattleboro, was located on April 29 and issued a citation. Wetherby was cited to appear in court on June 7.

April 26

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to Canal Street for a report of a theft. Subsequent investigation led to Rodney Lumbra, 55, of Brattleboro, being issued a citation for retail theft and unlawful trespassing.

April 28

• At 7:50 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Rockingham for a vehicle traveling at 101 mph in a 65-mph zone. As a result, Rachel Watrous, 28, of Ledyard, Conn., was arrested and cited with excessive speed.

April 29

• At 4:31 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to River Road in Guilford for a reported single-vehicle rollover crash. Investigation revealed that a vehicle being driven by Ocean Adams, 63, of Guilford, was traveling east on River Road at approximately 35 miles per hour, when she lost control and crashed into an earth embankment on the south side of the roadway. After striking the embankment, Adams' vehicle rolled onto its roof. Minor head and leg injuries were sustained in this crash and Adams' vehicle was towed from the scene by Affordable Towing of Brattleboro. Adams was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The vehicle, a blue 2008 Toyota Yarus, was considered a total loss.

April 30

• At about 4:18 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a vehicle crashing into a tree on Town Hill Road in Marlboro. The Marlboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. also responded to the scene, where it was determined that the operator of the vehicle had fled the scene on foot.

An investigation revealed that the operator of the vehicle at the time of the crash was Cassy Strange, 18, of Marlboro. At the scene it was determined that Strange was traveling westbound on Town Hill Road. As Strange traveled westbound, she went off the roadway, smashed into and snapped off the mailbox at #608 Town Hill Road. After striking the mailbox, the vehicle smashed into a large tree.

Strange was located approximately four and a half hours after the crash at her residence. Strange reported that she fell asleep and crashed. The investigation revealed that Strange had been drinking alcoholic beverages. The vehicle, a 1998 Subaru Forester was towed from the scene by Rick's Towing. The vehicle sustained moderate damage to the front end, front bumper, hood and rear. There were no reported injuries. Strange was not wearing a seatbelt.

Strange was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division to answer to the charge of leaving the scene of a crash in which property damage occurred. Strange was issued civic violation complaints for possession of alcohol by consumption and underage drinking.

• The Brattleboro Police Department began an investigation into an alleged assault that reportedly occurred at a hotel on Putney Road. Eric Zobkiw, 45, of Bellows Falls, was arrested for domestic assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and interference with access to emergency services. Zobkiw was lodged at the Brattleboro Police Department on $2,500 bail. He will appear in Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division on May 2.

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