Police Log


BRATTLEBORO -- A 19-year-old local man is facing several charges, including assault on a police officer and unlawful sheltering of a runaway, following a weekend incident.

According to a report from the Brattleboro Police Department, officers were called to investigate a missing juvenile. As a result of the investigation, 19-year-old Kobie McDurfee was arrested and cited with unlawful sheltering, aiding a runaway child, providing a false report to law enforcement, possession of heroin and cocaine, resisting arrest, criminal contempt and assault on an officer.

McDurfee will appear in Windham County District Court: Criminal Division, at a later date.


-- On April 24, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a citizen dispute. As a result, Steven Wetherell, 37, of Brattleboro, was cited for disorderly conduct and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On May 1, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Elliot Street for the report of a fight. After an investigation, police arrested Steven D. Gay, 36, of Brattleboro, and cited him with aggravated and simple assault. During his processing, Gay assaulted a police officer. As a result, he was also cited with three counts of simple assault on a police officer with bodily fluids, simple assault on a police officer with injury resulting and disorderly conduct. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.


-- On April 30, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of erratic operation on Route 5. As a result, Troopers located Russell A. Bell, 50, of Guilford, at a residence on East Mountain Road. Further investigation revealed that Bell was operating the suspect red Dodge pick-up truck on Coolidge Highway and was found to have consumed alcohol. He was administered field sobriety exercises and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence and driving with license suspended. He was ordered to appear in court on May 20, 2014.


-- On April 30, the Windham County Sheriff's Department conducted a search of a home in Jamaica. As a result, Peter Cannatta, 38, and Wendy Cannatta, 39, both of Jamaica, were cited with cultivation of marijuana and possession of more than two ounces of marijuana. They were ordered to appear in court on June 24.

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-- Conservation officers from New Hampshire Fish and Game on Sunday were called to rescue three hikers on Mount Monadnock.

According to a report from Fish and Game, "at approximately 10 p.m., Carol Hardie, 56, her son Paul Baird, 34, and his wife Crystal, 28, all of Winchester, N.H., called 911 to report Hardie had become weak and unstable due to an unknown medical condition. The three hikers had summitted on the White Arrow Trail and it was during their descent that Hardie began experiencing problems. They rested along the trail hoping her illness would pass.

The group did not "have flashlights or warm clothes, which further complicated their dilemma" after sunset. "There were snow flurries on the mountain and temperatures in the high 30s."

Officers reached the group at 11:45 p.m. on the White Arrow Trail and escorted them off the mountain.

Hardie was able to slowly hike down with assistance, and was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough for what is believed to be a non-life-threatening illness.

Conservation Officers remind anyone who ventures outdoors to prepare for the unexpected by leaving adequate time to hike and by carrying the essential equipment such as flashlights and extra layers.


-- On April 30, at approximately 5 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Main Street for the report of a trespassing incident. Someone reportedly entered the residence and there was minor damage to some property within. Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who may have seen suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact the State Police at 802-875-2112.

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