Police Log


Bellows Falls

-- On March 6, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 5 just leaving the village for a motor vehicle infraction. During an investigation, Vermont State Police assisted with the use of a K9, which alerted on the vehicle being operated by Christopher Anderson, of Claremont, N.H. During a search of the vehicle, Bellows Falls Police located crack cocaine. Anderson along with passengers, Daniel Lange and Thomas Supernois, both of Springfield, were all arrested and charged with possession of crack cocaine. All three were cited to appear in court at a later date.


-- On Feb. 23, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a complaint of an assault that occurred the night before. As a result, Lilly Patterson, 38, of Brattleboro, was cited for simple assault and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On March 1, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to an alley off of Main Street for a welfare check. As a result, Sandy L. Finnegan, 37, of Brattleboro, and Leonard Viola, 47, of Brattleboro, were found to be in violation of their conditions of release. On March 4, Finnegan was arrested after police responded to a residence on Glen Street. She was cited for disorderly conduct. Also on March 4, Viola was cited for retail theft and unlawful trespass at Discount Beverage on Western Avenue. They were both ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On March 4, the Brattleboro Police Department was called to the area of Hannaford Brothers Supermarket on Putney Road for the report of a trespasser. As a result, Robert J. Ford, 48, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited for unlawful trespass. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

Keene, N.H.

-- On March 6, the Keene Police Department arrested two Vermont teenagers for drug possession. Kendrick A. Mills, 16, of Bellows Falls, was cited for possession of a narcotic drug. Emile M. Bernier, 18, was cited with possession of a narcotic drug with intent to distribute. They were ordered to appear in court at a later date.


-- On March 2, at just past midnight, the Vermont State Police stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the side of Interstate 91. During a roadside conversation, troopers determined Elizabeth O. Beardslee, 36, of Dummerston, was the operator of the vehicle. She was arrested for driving under the influence and ordered to appear in court on March 18.


-- On Feb. 27, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Jason Henske, 38, of Brattleboro, was traveling south when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road, striking several trees. Henske was wearing his seatbelt and suffered minor abrasions as a result of the collision. Golden Cross Ambulance also responded to the scene.


-- On March 1, at approximately 11:55 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male subject behind the wheel of a stopped vehicle in the middle of Kurn Hattin Road. As a result, Michael P. Hannahberry, 54, of Bellows Falls, was arrested for driving under the influence and ordered to appear in court on March 11.


-- On Feb. 28, at approximately 5 p.m., Winhall Police and Rescue responded to a two-car motor vehicle crash on Vermont Route 11 near Bromley Knolls Road. When police arrived on scene they observed one vehicle on its side with both occupants entrapped in the vehicle and a second vehicle with severe front end damage. With the assistance of the Winhall Fire Department and the Londonderry Rescue Squad, both operator and passenger were successfully extricated and brought to area hospitals for treatment. The operator of the vehicle was brought to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center by helicopter due to serious injury.

A police investigation concluded the vehicle with the entrapped occupants was stopped on Vermont Route 11 signaling a left hand turn when it was struck from behind at an unknown speed, causing the vehicle to slide more than 100 feet, strike a snow bank and turn on its side. As of March 2 all involved in the crash are in stable condition and have since been treated and released from the hospital. This is an active investigation; the Winhall Police and Rescue Department is seeking any information regarding the crash and can be reached at 802-297-2121.

-- On Feb. 28, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Winhall Police Department received a report of a disorderly intoxicated male on a chartered bus with multiple passengers. According to police Brian Kelly, 33, of Levittown, was attempting to fight other passengers, screaming and yelling profanities and smashing his head against the windows in the bus. Kelly was taken into custody by police and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On March 1, at approximately 11 a.m., the Winhall Police received a report from a concerned citizen of a vehicle traveling erratically and at a high rate of speed near the Stratton Mountain Resort. The vehicle was described as a silver Audi with Connecticut registration and a loud muffler. Officers of the Winhall Police located a vehicle fitting the description driving in reverse down the wrong lane of travel on Middle River Road. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Austin Foote, 25, of Fairfield, Conn. After further investigation it was determined that Foote was extremely intoxicated. Foote provided a preliminary breath test that showed a blood alcohol concentration of .222 percent. He was arrested, processed and released on citation to appear in court on March 17.

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