Police Log

Tuesday June 4, 2013


-- On May 21, the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division issued a warrant for Polly J. McNaughton, 20, of Putney, for two counts for violations of conditions of release. On May 23, Vermont State Police observed McNaughton on Canal Street. She was arrested without incident and subsequently transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $1000 bail.


-- On May 23, Vermont State Police arrived at the Tyler residence on Camp Arden Road in an attempt to locate Natasha L. Holden, 38, of Dummerston. Investigation revealed a woman matching Holden’s description was in the home. The woman in the home claimed to be Heather Holden. Police said this identity was found to be fictitious and Holden was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for violating her court ordered conditions of release and for providing a false name to law enforcement.


-- On May 20, Vermont State Police investigated the report of several stolen pieces of jewelry from a residence in Guilford. Investigation revealed that Martin K. Zappala, 23, of Guilford, was living at the home with the resident, and admitted to the theft when questioned by police. Zappala was flash cited into court for the crime of petit larceny and taken into custody by probation and parole officers as this offense was also a violation of his probation.


-- On May 10, Vermont State Police received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash at the junction of Derrywoods Road and Otter Lane. The call was placed by Duane Hart, 49, of Weston, who stated that he was driving a Mack truck for the town of Londonderry, when he struck the power lines and snapped a utility pole. Police responded to the scene and determined there were no injuries. Green Mountain Power was dispatched to the area and took care of the utility pole.


-- On May 22, Vermont State Police was dispatched to Barrows Road for a single motor vehicle crash. Investigation at the scene revealed that Gary Wayne Palmer, 55, of Brattleboro, had been driving while under the influence of alcohol. Palmer lost control of his vehicle on Barrows Road and went down an embankment, which then caused the vehicle to overturn. Palmer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from his vehicle. Also in vehicle was Steven Bridge, of Brattleboro.

Both Palmer and Bridge were taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. While at the hospital, Palmer reportedly assaulted a nurse and several maintenance staff members. No serious injuries resulted from the assault or from the crash.

Palmer was later processed and released from the Brattleboro barracks and was issued a citation for driving under the influence, simple assault and disorderly conduct. Palmer is scheduled to appear at Windham County Superior Court on June 6 to answer to the charges.


-- On May 23, Edmond Arundell, 46, of Newfane, was cited for unlawful trespass. Probable cause was found that Arundell violated his order to stay off his neighbor’s property in Newfane, according to police. Arundell will answer to the charge in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division on July 2.

-- On May 23, Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary at Grout Road. Upon investigation, it was found that someone forced entry at the front door and removed most of the copper from the crawl space under the home. Anyone with information is urged to called the Vermont State Police in Brattleboro at 802-254-2382 ext. 566.


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