Police Log

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Bellows Falls

-- On May 18, Bellows Falls Police were dispatched to a reported hit and run incident in the Cumberland Farms parking lot. After an investigation done by Officer Checchi, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle that left the scene was Matthew E. Baird, of Newport, N.H. Baird was later cited to appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

-- On May 21, Bellows Falls Police were called to the Country Village Community Care Home located at 99 Atkinson Street for a reported assault. Investigation revealed that Eric Youknot, of Bellows Falls, had physically assaulted another subject. He was taken into custody and subsequently lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of a $1,000 bail.


-- On April 25, Brattleboro Police received a report from a resident on Oak Grove Avenue that Chelsie Ouellette, 37, of Brattleboro, had entered their house earlier in the day without being invited in. The investigation led to Ouellette being issued a citation for trespassing.

-- On May 19, Brattleboro police responded to the Peebles on Putney Road for the report of a retail theft. As a result, Jillian Cotter, 18, of Brattleboro was cited and ordered to appear in court at a later date.

-- On May 21, John Adams, 68, of Brattleboro, was driving southbound on I-91, just south of Exit 3, when a deer entered the roadway from the median. Adams was unable to avoid the deer as it entered the travel portion of the roadway and struck it with his vehicle. The deer did not survive the crash.


-- On May 20, a deputy from the Windham County Sheriff’s Department stopped Mallory Costabile, 23, of Townshend, for not having a valid inspection sticker. Her privilege to operate in the state of Vermont was suspended criminally and she was cited on May 21, to appear at Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division.


-- On May 17, and then again on May 22, Vermont State Police received a complaint that Jesse Johnson, 34, of Townshend, had broken into a residence on Route 100. Members of the State Police with assistance from a Winhall Police officer and a Windham County Sheriff’s Department deputy responded to the residence where the trespassing had been reported. On both occasions, troopers discovered Johnson inside the residence, making himself at home. Johnson explained that he had been given permission to live in the home for four months and later stated that he owned the home.

The actual owner of the home stated that he did not know Johnson nor has he provided him with permission to enter the home.

Investigation revealed that Johnson had broken a window to enter the home and began living in the home until he was initially detected and removed on May 17. After being removed from the home, Johnson returned and again made himself at home until he was discovered on May 22. He was arrested and subsequently issued a citation to report to the Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division in Windham on May 23 for arraignment. Johnson was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,500 bail.


-- On May 23, Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash. Investigation revealed that Jakub Tirreno, 30, of Londonderry, failed to navigate a turn from Thompsonburg Road on Route 11. He was sent to Springfield Hospital with a possible broken ankle.


-- On May 22, Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Dover Road for a report of a burglary. Upon investigating the incident, it was determined that numerous medications and a check book were stolen. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact Trooper Hashim at 802-254-2382.


-- On May 17, the Rockingham State Police received a call regarding a burglary on Slies Hill. The caller informed police that a custom acoustic guitar was taken from the residence between May 10 and 16. The guitar was in a black TKL case.


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