Police Log


May 5

• The Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Elliot Street. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Christina Miller, 41, of Brattleboro, for driving with a suspended license and possession of a regulated substance.

May 13

• At about 1 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 northbound, near mile marker 30 in Westminster. The operator Thomas Hawkes, 37, of Wilmington, Del., advised he crossed the white fog line, striking a bridge abutment with his tractor trailer, damaging the body and numerous tires and rims. There were no injuries or significant damage to the bridge abutment. Hawkes was issued a Vermont civil violation complaint for failing to maintain his lane of travel. His vehicle was towed from the scene by Hillside due to disabling damage.

May 17

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Brattleboro Food Co-op for a trespassing complaint. Michelle M. Bibens, 44, of Brattleboro, was arrested without incident for unlawful trespass.

May 20

• At about 4:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the area of Route 103 near the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham for a motor vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that Robert Storms, 66, of East Brunswick, N.J., was traveling north on Route 103 and failed to yield to oncoming traffic when attempting to turn left into the parking lot of the store. The driver's side of Storm's silver 2006 Pontiac G6 collided with the driver's side of a white 2015 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by Robert Kirker, 38, of Winchester, N.H. As a result of the collision, Kirker's vehicle was forced off the southbound shoulder of Route 103. Storm was issued a traffic citation for making an unsafe left turn. Kirker complained of shoulder pain and was transported to Springfield Hospital. Both operators were wearing their seatbelts.

• At about 7 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2002 Subaru Legacy on Interstate 91 north for several motor vehicle violations. During the traffic stop, it was learned that the passenger, Tyler Hamilton, 23, of Brattleboro, was in possession of numerous Adderall capsules which were not prescribed to him. Hamilton was arrested for the possession of a regulated drug and transported to the Vermont State Police barracks where he was issued a citation to appear in court.

May 21

• At approximately 1 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Higley Hill Road in Marlboro. The car involved was a green Subaru Outback being driven by Tyler D. Dix, 19, of Whitingham. Troopers discovered that two occupants had sustained serious injuries, and one of the occupants was entrapped. Members of the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department and Wilmington Fire Department were at the scene and assisted with extraction. EMTs from Rescue Inc. transported three of the occupants to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The two other passengers were taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital. Troopers discovered that none of the five occupants in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, however, it is believed that speed was the primary factor.

• At about 3 a.m., the Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle for multiple moving violations at the junction on Route 11 and Reilly Road in Londonderry. The operator, Matthew W. Rapphahn, 22, of Peru, was cited with driving under the influence. Rapphahn consented to a search of his person prior to exiting the vehicle. During the search, approximately 1.4 grams of marijuana was seized from his person. Roadside, Rapphahn consented to a preliminary breath test, which indicated his breath alcohol content to be .077 percent.

• At about 5 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a reported single-vehicle crash on Route 5 in Putney. About five minutes earlier, the operator, Albert Buteau, 59, of Bellows Falls, fell asleep while headed north on Route 5. Buteau struck a stone wall and rolled the vehicle. Buteau sustained minor injuries and was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He was not wearing a seatbelt. He was driving a 1991 Toyota Tercell. The vehicle had damage to its drivers side, roof and passenger side.

• At about 10:30 a.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Elliot Street for a reported disturbance. Upon investigation, Daniel A. Rehm, 42, of Brattleboro, was located inside the apartment. Rehm had violated his court-ordered conditions of release by having consumed alcohol.

May 22

• At about 12 a.m., the Brattleboro Police Department located Derek Haines, 18, of Hinsdale, N.H., who had an active arrest warrant stemming from an incident in which he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident. Haines was lodged at the police department for lack of $500 bail.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Marlboro Road for a report of an assault. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Corey Gordon, 35, of Brattleboro. The victim suffered minor injuries but declined medical care. Gordon was later found at a separate location and taken into custody for the offenses of domestic assault and criminal contempt since he had contact with the victim against court orders. Gordon was released on conditions.

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