Police Log

Tuesday October 2, 2012


-- Daniel Lange, 38, of Bellows Falls, was cited at 1:57 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, along Route 12 for operating after a license suspension.

-- On Sept. 22, Robert A. Fleming Jr., 54, of North Grafton, Mass., was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol.

-- On Sept. 26, Maureen Fagans, 33, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited for simple assault after police responded to Thomas Street. Fagans was cited to appear in court on Nov. 6.

-- On Sept. 29, Rey Early, 27, was charged with domestic assault after the Brattleboro police answered a call from a residence at Ledgewood Heights about a possible break in.

Claremont, N.H.

-- Stanley Turner, 32, of Dover, was cited on Washington Street for operating after a license suspension on Thursday, Sept. 20.


-- The Vermont State Police is looking for information about a burglary that took place at Key Gots Storage Facility on Route 5 in early August. The rental unit owner is offering a reward for information leading to arrest and conviction. Please call 802-254-2382 and reference case number 12D202181.


-- The Vermont State Police received a call from Halifax Rescue at approximately 11:48 p.m. on Sept. 23 requesting assistance with a male patient with a leg injury.

According to Trooper Matthew Steeves, Daniel Woodcock, 21, of Wilmington, had shown up confused and with a broken leg at a friend’s residence. The friend called Halifax Rescue to his residence. While getting to the residence, rescue workers discovered a crashed vehicle a few houses down from where Woodcock’s friend lives, on Shearer Hill Road. Woodcock was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Steeves found the 1999 Subaru Imprezza, which was registered to Woodcock. He said the vehicle had substantial damage and had slid sideways into a tree.

Steeves responded to BMH to speak with Woodcock about the crash. The interview led Steeves to believe Woodcock was intoxicated. A blood test was taken and the results are pending.


-- On Sept. 15, Heather Prather, 23, of Putney, was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff’s Department on an arrest warrant for bringing deadly weapons to court and possession of marijuana. She was cited to appear in court at a later date.


-- An 67-year-old Arlington man was returned home after being rescued from the woods by the Readsboro Fire Department on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., Vermont State Police in Shaftsbury responded to a report of a missing person on West Hill Drive in Readsboro. Troopers learned that Robert Martins, a real estate worker, was showing a piece of property to a prospective buyer and several others when he became separated and could not be located.

A state police K9 unit arrived at the scene and attempted a quick search of the area. When Martins wasn’t found immediately, the Readsboro Fire Department was called in to assist. According to police reports, VSP Sgt. Brian Turner and Readsboro Fire Chief Adam Codogni developed a unified command of the search and decided more resources were needed to cover the area.

Additional troopers, including another K9 unit, and the fire departments from Florida, Mass., and Whitingham were called in with 4-wheelers. North Adams (Mass.) Rescue was also placed on stand-by at the scene.

Several hours into the search, a trooper heard screams for help. Searchers canvassed and located Martins at 4:15 p.m. in a thick area of woods. Martins was reportedly very dehydrated and tired but otherwise in good health. Readsboro Fire Department personnel got him out of the woods with a 4-wheeler.

Martins was evaluated by rescue workers at the scene and taken home by a state trooper.

South Jamaica

-- Thomas J. Hammershoy, 69, of Bethel Conn., was transported to Grace Cottage Hospital as the result of a motorcycle crash on Friday, Sept. 21.

According to police, Hammershoy sustained head and face injuries when he thrown from his 1999 Harley Davidson Road Glide at approximately 11:41 a.m.


-- Shari Lee Zavattero, 27, of Wardsboro was arrested for unlawful trespass after showing up at a home highly intoxicated, according to a Vermont State Police press release.

The police say Zavattero arrived at the home of Donna Martin on Blackmer Road where police arrested her.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 20.


-- The Vermont State Police are looking for information on a large radiator which was stolen from Ronnie Clark’s Repair shop on Saxtons River Road between Sept. 27 and 29.

The police say the yellow radiator, which has "Franklin" on the top is three feet tall, three feet long and is eight inches wide.

The police think it was stolen to be sold for scrap.

Anyone with information is asked to call 802-875-2112.


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