Police Log

Friday May 3, 2013

Brookline man wanted to ‘zap’ neighbors, police say

BROOKLINE -- A Brookline man was arrested for trespassing and simple assault after police said he ran an electrified wire onto a nearby property "with the intention of having the wire ‘zap’ his neighbors."

State police said Kerry F. Bourne, 51, of Marsh Drive, violated a no-trespass order by entering the property of an unidentified complainant.

Bourne also had attached a metal wire to an electric horse fence on his property and ran it through the woods onto the complainant’s property, police said.

That wire was about 300 feet long and came within 15 feet of the side of the neighbor’s residence, then continued to the point where the neighbor’s property meets Marsh Drive, state police Senior Trooper Kurt Wagenbach said.

The complainant, who said the wire was hidden among saplings and brush at elbow height, had been "zapped" but was not injured, police said. The incident was reported April 26.

Bourne was cited to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

Bellows Falls

-- A Bellows Falls man was arrested at 8 p.m. April 26 on a warrant for failing to appear in court, police said.

Christopher Sanford was apprehended on Russell Street in Bellows Falls and was transported to Southern State Correctional Facility, police said.

-- A Westminster woman was cited for driving under the influence at 11:15 p.m. April 26 on Rockingham Street, Bellows Falls police said.

Brenda Hansen was stopped after a near head-on collision in front of PK’s Bar, police said. She was taken into custody and later was released to a friend.


-- Police said two men were cited for fighting April 25 on Canal Street.

Investigation led to the arrest of Salahdin Trowell and Ken Waterman for disorderly conduct. They had been fighting in the street in front of Gouger’s Market at approximately 8:20 p.m., police said.

-- On April 25, Ervin King of Brattleboro was arrested for violating his court-ordered conditions of release, police said. King, 34, was issued a citation to appear in court.

-- A Brookline man was cited for driving with a suspended license after an April 25 traffic stop, state police said.

Jeremy Morrill, 31, was stopped at 6 p.m. on Putney Road. The car he was driving had no active registration, and Morrill has a criminally suspended license, police said.


-- On April 25, a fugitive from justice in Massachusetts was arrested in the area of Route 5 and Jackson Road.

State police said they were summoned to that area at 7:50 p.m. to assist Massachusetts authorities who had pursued Christopher D. McMurtry into Vermont "based on active arrest warrants and a felony motor-vehicle violation that McMurtry had reportedly committed in Massachusetts."

Police said McMurtry, a 24-year-old Colrain resident who was wanted on a Massachusetts warrant for kidnapping, was taken into custody and ordered held without bail at Southern State Correctional Facility.


-- State police are investigating the April 26 theft of a steam cooker from behind the Skyline Restaurant on Route 9.

Police said the 500-pound cooker was reported stolen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact Brattleboro state police at 802-254-2382.


-- A Putney woman was cited for driving under the influence after police responded to the Putney Library to investigate an April 25 crash.

State police say Alicia B. Dana, 44, had been operating a Subaru Legacy at 4:22 p.m. when she struck a parked car. She was transported from the scene by a friend, Steven Darrow, police said.

Dana was located at her residence and was arrested for DUI. Darrow was cited to appear in court for hindering an arrest, police said.


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