-- On Aug. 8, at approximately 5:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to northbound Interstate 91 for the report of a two-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Gary Fox, 55, of Bellows Falls was traveling north when he struck the rear bumper of a vehicle being driven by Sharon Chickering, 59, of West Chesterfield, N.H. A passenger in Chickering's vehicle, Joan Bemis, 81. of Keene, N.H., reported neck pain after the incident.
-- On Aug. 10, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a restraining order violation. As a result, Matthew Fowler, 19, no place of residence given, was cited with unlawful trespass and ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Aug. 11, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested Justine Pond, 24, of Putney, and cited her with operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license. She was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Aug. 11, the Brattleboro Police Department cited Scott D. Haselton, 48, of Brattleboro, with unlawful trespass after he was found on the Whetstone Pathway. Haselton was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Aug. 12, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested Joel Goldsmith, 31, of Brattleboro, and cited him with several counts of unlawful mischief and petit larceny. His arrest was a result of an investigation that began on Aug. 8 after the Brattleboro Police Department received a number of reports of car windows being smashed on the night of Aug. 7 and into the early morning hours of Aug. 8. Goldsmith is suspected of being responsible for the vandalism and for thefts from the vehicles. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.
-- On Aug. 10, at approximately 11 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Church Street. Upon arrival, State Police observed damage to two large party tents set up in front of a church as well as damage to a tree on private property across Church Street. From speaking with witnesses, gathering physical evidence, and observing tire marks in the grass, troopers determined a vehicle was traveling west on Church Street at a high rate of speed when it went off the roadway striking, two different large party tents set up early for a Church function. The vehicle then weaved across the street, striking and knocking down a tree. The vehicle dragged and flung one of the large tent poles and damaged a residence on Church Street. State Police took measurements of tire marks and determined the vehicle was out of control for almost 500 feet.
The driver of the vehicle then left the scene without stopping and providing his information. The following day (about 10 hours after the crash), the operator called and reported the crash. He told State Police that he fell asleep at the wheel and didn't have a cell phone so he didn't call and make an immediate report. As a result, Matthew Arean, 34, of Londonderry, was cited with leaving the scene of an accident and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He was ordered to appear in court on Oct. 10.
-- On Aug. 9, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Gates Pond Road for the report of a two-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Edmond J. Croteau, 58, of Wilmington was traveling southbound when he pulled up behind a vehicle being driven by William F. Brennan, 33, of Whitingham. According to troopers, Croteau's attention was diverted long enough for him to run into the back of Brennan's vehicle. While on scene, troopers determined Croteau had consumed alcohol and he was administered sobriety exercises. Croteau was then arrested for driving while intoxicated, cited and ordered to appear in court on Sept. 9. (This entry is a correction of an entry that was published in the Aug. 12 Police Log.)
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