Police Log

Wednesday March 13, 2013

Mailboxes stolen in Putney and Westminster

On March 5, the Windham County Sheriff's Department received numerous complaints regarding mailboxes being stolen in the towns of Putney and Westminster. Initial reports are showing more than 30 mailboxes were stolen during the night hours of March 4 and 5. If your mailbox has been stolen or anybody with information pertaining to the thefts is asked to contact Deputy First Class Melissa Martin or Deputy Tyler Cooke at the Sheriff's Department at 802-365-4942.


-- On Feb. 25, Brattleboro Police received a report of a collision that had occurred on Frost Street. Following an investigation, Tracy T. Cook, 43, of Brattleboro, was issued a citation for driving with a suspended license.

-- On Feb. 27, Brattleboro Police responded to 21 Moore Court for a report of a motor vehicle crash in which one party fled the scene. Upon further investigation, Polly McNaughton, 19, of Putney, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. She was cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

-- On March 1, Brattleboro Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Williams Street. After an investigation, Tyson R. Filgate, 28, of Brattleboro, was arrested for driving under the influence.

-- On March 4, Brattleboro Police arrested Cory Davis, 21, of Brattleboro, and charged him with being a fugitive of justice, DUI and false report. Davis was cited to appear in the Windham County District Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer to these charges.

-- On March 6, Julianne Fisk, 20, of Turner Falls, Mass., was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Department on a warrant for failure to appear in court for an arraignment. She was taken into custody and later appeared before the Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division as a result.

-- On March 7, Brattleboro Police arrested Kelly Hall, 39, of Brattleboro, and charged her with driving while criminally suspended. Hall was cited to appear in the Windham County District Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer to this charge.


-- On March 6, Vermont State Police was notified of a single car crash with injuries on Grassybrook Road. Investigation revealed that Neal Tozier, 49, was traveling north on the road when he lost control, struck a guardrail and then a snow bank. Speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, according to police. Tozier was cited to appear in Windham District Court to answer to the charge of DUI.


-- On March 5, Vermont State Police, Putney Fire Department and Rescue Inc. were dispatched to I-91 in the area of mile marker 17 for a report of a two-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that there was only one vehicle involved in the crash.

A 2009 Mercury Milan driven by Gerald Benjamin, 68, of Brattleboro, was traveling north on I-91, when Benjamin looked down at his radio for a moment. Benjamin reported that when he looked up again he was driving into the median, where upon the left front bumper of his vehicle struck a delineator post adjacent to mile marker 16/65. Benjamin brought his vehicle back to the traveled portion and to rest in the breakdown lane in the area of mile marker 17 northbound.

Benjamin was not injured as a result of the crash. His vehicle sustained moderate left front bumper and fender damage as a result of striking the delineator post. The vehicle was later removed from the interstate by Swan Towing. No tickets were issued.


-- On March 6, employees of the Shepherd Farm reported that one of their farm signs had been stolen. The employees were unsure of when it was taken, but stated it was sometime between Sunday and Tuesday. The sign was described as a wooden board with white lettering that said "Vermont Shepherd Farm Store." It is approximately 18x30 inches in size and oval shaped. The figure of a sheep was carved out of it. Anyone with information regarding this sign is urged to contact Trooper Wood at the Rockingham State Police Barracks.


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