Police Log

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Dec. 26

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a dispute. As a result, Ashlyn Murano, 21, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with domestic assault.

Dec. 27

• The Brattleboro Police Department observed an intoxicated male walking on Western Avenue. As a result, Robert Benedict, 52, of Brattleboro, was arrested for violating his court ordered conditions.

Dec. 29

• At 7 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the Exit 3 northbound offramp in Brattleboro for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Mark P. Simmons, 27, of East Hampton, Conn., was traveling north in the passing lane at approximately 45 mph when he lost control of his vehicle. He went off the roadway and struck a delineator post in the median. Simmons vehicle came to rest in the median. It was noted that Simmons' vehicle was equipped with summer tires.

• At 8:05 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 30 in Newfane for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Donald R. Wark, 32, of Putney, was traveling north following another vehicle when that vehicle was turning left on to Court Street. Wark told Troopers he realized that if he didn't take evasive action he was not going to be able to stop in time and would likely rear-end the vehicle. Wark advised that he intentionally steered his vehicle off the roadway into the snow hoping that it would slow his vehicle and prevent a crash. Wark advised that he did not apply the brakes and struck the Charles Kellogg Field monument off the east side of the roadway. Wark drove his vehicle from the scene.

• At just before noon, the Vermont State Police responded to Route 5 in Guilford for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Suzanne Vaine, 34, of Guilford, was traveling south when she swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle she thought was going to come into her lane. Vaine went off the road and overturned on an embankment.

• At 6:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 in Vernon for a report of a single vehicle rollover. Troopers determined Edward L Wyckoff III, 20, of Old Lyme, Conn., was traveling north when he lost control of his vehicle. The car slid onto the median and rolled over onto its driver's side. Wyckoff and his passengers were assisted of his vehicle through the vehicle's rear window. No injuries were sustained in this crash and the vehicle was towed by Marlboro Towing.

• At 7:20 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 103 in Rockingham for the report of a two vehicle accident. Troopers determined Russell Johnson, 20, of Bellows Falls, was exiting Interstate 91 at the Exit 6 off ramp, when he failed to yield into the flow of traffic. Johnson's vehicle crossed the center line and struck head on a vehicle being driven by Michael Coda, 50, of Fairfield, Conn. According to a press release, Johnson's vehicle was equipped with two bald front tires that inhibited him from slowing the vehicle down on the snow covered road. The occupants of both vehicles were wearing their seatbelts. Michael Coda advised of minor back pain while Lori Coda was transported to the Springfield Emergency Room for treatment of back and leg pain. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed away by J&M Auto. Johnson was issued a ticket for the defective tires.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a family dispute. As a result, Marco Skorstad, 18, Brattleboro, was taken into custody and cited with domestic assault.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Williams Street for a report of a wanted person. As a result, Jessica Rose, 28, of Brattleboro, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance.

Dec. 30

• At 7:45 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the Interstate 91 access road in Westminster for the report of a single vehicle crash. Troopers determined Trent Nobile, 18, of Old Saybrook, Conn., was traveling east when he lost control and struck a guardrail. The vehicle then spun out and crossed the road and struck another guardrail. No other vehicles were involved and none of the occupants of the vehicle were injured. The Westminster Fire Department and Golden Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene.

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