Police Log

Monday October 29, 2012


-- On Oct. 24, Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Black Mountain Road. The Toyota Tacoma sustained extensive front-end damage as it left the roadway and struck several trees. Operator, Maria Soboleski, 25, of Dummerston, sustained no injuries as a result of this crash. Soboleski advised that she was distracted while operating the Toyota and that this contributed to the crash. The vehicle was towed by Rod’s Mobil.

Saxtons River

-- On Oct. 23, Jason Burton, 30, of Ludlow, was arrested for an incident that occurred on Aug. 9. He is charged with cruelty to a child after an altercation that occurred at his residence in Saxtons River. He was cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on Nov. 20.


-- On Oct. 24, members of the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 South. Multiple witnesses reported they had observed a male operator leave the totaled vehicle and flee into the woods. State Police later located the suspect, James M. Oberfeldt, 29, on Route 5 by Lowry Road. Investigation revealed the vehicle traveled off the west side of the interstate and down an embankment. The vehicle then came to a rest adjacent to some wetlands approximately 30 feet off the interstate. Rod’s Towing removed the disabled vehicle and brought it to the Brattleboro Barracks. Oberfeldt was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident and negligent operation. He was processed and released at the Brattleboro Barracks. Investigation is ongoing at this time.


-- On Oct. 25, the Vermont State Police and the Ascutney Fire and Rescue responded to a call regarding a motor vehicle crash on Tenney Road. Troopers observed a car flipped on its roof and a young male stating he was the operator. Hunter Knox, 21, of Windsor, was operating the vehicle and informed police he had been drinking. Knox consented to field sobriety exercises and a preliminary breath test. He was arrested for DUI and transported to the Windsor Police Department. Knox was processed and released with a citation to appear in court on Nov. 13 in Windsor County Superior Court.


-- On Oct. 17, the Vermont State Police received a call regarding a retail theft at the Circle K gas station located on Route 5. The police spoke with the cashier at the gas station and she informed them that approximately three or four young male individuals took a remote control helicopter without paying. The Vermont State Police were given the license plate to the vehicle of the young males who were driving. The cashier also informed the troopers that the suspects were on security camera footage from the store. The case is still under investigation.

-- On Oct. 18, the Vermont State police received a call regarding a theft at the Westminster Auto located on Route 5. A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2000 Honda CRV while it was sitting in the Westminster Auto parking lot. The troopers were informed that this was not the first time something had been stolen from the lot and that Westminster Auto has security camera footage. The case is still under investigation.


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