-- On Jan. 12, Vermont State Police were patrolling I-91 when a disabled vehicle was encountered between exits 1 and 2 in the southbound lane. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had broken down and required a tow truck to be removed from the interstate.
Routine computer checks on the vehicle’s occupants revealed that the passenger in the right front seat, Robert T. St. Amand, 43, of Monson, Mass., was the subject of an active arrest warrant issued out of Orange County, for the felony sale of cocaine. There were no issues with the vehicle’s other two occupants. St. Amand was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Brattleboro barracks for processing. He was then transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility by members of the Windham County Sheriff’s Department for lack of $10,000 cash bail.
-- On Jan. 14, Brattleboro Police took a report of a violation of an abuse prevention order. After completing the investigation, the suspect, Shawn L. Betit, 33, of Brattleboro, was arrested for the offense. He was released on court conditions and given a citation to appear the Superior Court to answer the charge.
-- On Jan. 15, Vermont State Police initiated a traffic stop on I-91 by exit 1. The car, which had a New York registration, was stopped for littering. Further investigation revealed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, which led to a voluntary consent search. A little more than an ounce of marijuana was located in the vehicle. The passenger, Sonya Gross, 27, of Shirley, N.Y., said she was the owner of the marijuana, according to police. Gross was given a criminal citation to appear in court for the misdemeanor possession charge.
-- On Jan. 15, Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Middle Road by Dutton Farm Road. Upon arrival, the operator, Glenna Annis, 81, of Dummerston, said she sustained no injuries as a result of the crash. Annis reported being distracted prior to the crash. Annis’ vehicle struck a culvert located in a gully off the shoulder of the roadway. Annis’ vehicle sustained minor front end damage and was towed by Rick’s Towing.
-- On Jan. 11, Vermont State Police responded to a residence in an attempt to locate an escapee from the Vermont Department of Corrections. Members of the State Police located Delaney Alyn Ping Medvigy, 19, of Putney, at her boyfriend’s home on Stockwell Drive. She was taken into custody without incident for escaping custody.
-- On Jan. 16, Vermont State Police concluded an investigation based on a report, which alleged Daniel Mager, 37, of Wardsboro, had sexual contact with a 13-year-old female at his residence in Wardsboro. The victim disclosed having sexual intercourse on several occasions with Mager during the spring of 2012, according to police. During the investigation, Mager denied the allegations. Mager was arrested and held without bail at the Southern State Correctional Facility and was cited to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division on Jan. 17, to answer to the charge of aggravated sexual assault.
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