Police Log

Thursday September 20, 2012

Trooper released from hospital after crash

GRAFTON -- A Vermont State trooper was treated at Springfield Hospital for minor injuries and released following an accident that occurred while attempting to locate the armed suspects of a burglary.

According to police reports, Trooper Nicholas Arlington, 29, of Woodstock, responded to the Route 35 area at Eastman Road for a reported burglary on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The suspects were reported to have fled the scene with firearms shortly before Arlington arrived. Troopers went to the area with members of the Chester Police Department to try to find the suspects.

Arlington was traveling south on Vermont Route 35 at roughly 50 miles per hour. It was very rainy and windy and as he was driving his cruiser around a slight corner in the roadway, the vehicle hit a large area of standing and running water. Arlington's cruiser then hydroplaned and went off the west shoulder of the road and up an embankment, striking a tree. The vehicle rotated several times while going along a culvert and came to a stop facing northwest in the southbound lane.

He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

The suspects involved with the burglary were not located and the crash in under investigation.

Grafton Fire/Rescue, Golden Cross Ambulance, the Chester Police Department and Vermont Fish & Wildlife officers assisted at the scene.


-- Byron E. Trepanier, 28, of Rutland, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol on Interstate 91, near Exit 1, at approximately 6:44 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.

According to police, state troopers pulled over a Chevy Malibu that had a defective tail light and Trepanier was identified as the operator.

Troopers determined Trepanier was traveling from a concert in Greenfield, Mass., to his residence in Rutland and the strong odor of alcohol was smelled.

Trepanier was processed at the Brattleboro barracks. He was ordered to appear in court on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

-- Thandeka Wauchope, 20, of Brattleboro, was cited with simple assault on Saturday, Sept. 8.

He was ordered to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

-- Eileen F. Doyle, 51, of Long Island City, N.Y., was cited on Thursday, Sept. 13, for driving under the influence of alcohol.

She was processed and ordered to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

-- Andrew Fisher, 25, of Hinsdale, N.H., was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.

Brattleboro Police say they responded to South Main Street at approximately 9:35 p.m. to investigate an accident in which one of the vehicles involved had reportedly fled the scene.

The vehicle was located and Fisher was identified as the operator.

He was ordered to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

-- Two Brattleboro residents were cited with possession of marijuana at on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Brattleboro Police executed a search warrant at roughly 3:52 p.m. and as a result Tara L. Brown, 36, and Brian K. Hall, 48, were cited.

Both were ordered to appear in court to answer to the charge.


-- A local man was cited with domestic assault and his ex-wife with unlawful trespassing after police say she entered her ex-husbands' house.

Troopers from the Vermont State Police Rockingham barracks responded to a residence on Golden Hill Road at approximately 4:53 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, on a report of an assault.

Authorities determined that Kathleen Spence, 49, had entered the home of her ex-husband, Thomas Spence, and left after a brief struggle.

Each was cited to appear in Windham Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date to answer to the charge.

Editor's note: The Rockingham item in this log appeared incorrectly in the Sept. 20 edition of the Reformer. It has been corrected in this online edition.


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