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BRATTLEBORO >> The Vermont Sex Offenders Registry issued a notification that William G. Robertson is now living in the Brattleboro area. Robertson, now 47, was convicted in 1999 of one count of sexual assault of a victim less than 16 years old. In 2012, Robertson received a sentence of 27 months for failing to register as a sex offender. According to the registry, Robertson is considered "not high risk" to offend again. He is no longer being supervised by the Department of Probation and Parole.

Oct. 18

• The New Hampshire State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 12 in Charlestown. As a result, Gary Welch, 45, of Bellows Falls, was cited with operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license.

Oct. 19

• The Massachusetts State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Greenfield. As a result, Joshua Bedard, 29, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with driving with a suspended license, trafficking more than 18 grams of cocaine, conspiracy to violate drug laws, speeding and possessing a dangerous weapon. Brianna Butler, 19, also of Brattleboro, was arrested and charged with possessing a dangerous weapon, trafficking more than 18 grams of cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Oct. 20

• The Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department cited John Little, 31, of Hinsdale, with possession of a controlled drug.

Oct. 21

• On Aug. 16, the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department began an investigation into a report that three juveniles were assaulted by an adult while walking on High Street. Following an investigation, Andrew Laffond, 28, of Hinsdale, was arrested and cited with three counts of simple assault on a minor.

Oct. 22

• The New Hampshire State Police cited Brandon Worrell, 28, of North Walpole, N.H., with possession of a controlled drug.

• At 10:50 p.m., the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department responded to a disturbance on Main Street near the VFW. Upon arrival, officers attempted to separate several individuals and found one person had been assaulted. This person, identified as Neil Blouin, 27, of Hinsdale, N.H., attempted to walk away from a police officer. As he walked past Officer Bryan Jalava he punched Officer Jalava in the side of his head. Blouin was immediately taken into custody and later transported to the Cheshire County House of Corrections. He faces charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault on a police officer.

Oct. 23

• The Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 89 north in Brookfield for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Andrea Scheidler, 78, of Putney, was traveling north when she struck a deer that was in the roadway. The Subaru sustained front end damage and was towed from the scene by Blakeman's Towing.

• At 7 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 in Westminster for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Kirk Bobkowski, 23, of Holyoke, Mass., was traveling south when a small bear wandered onto the roadway. The vehicle incurred front end damage as a result of the impact with the bear. The deceased bear was found off the travel portion of the Interstate. No injuries to the driver were reported.

Oct. 24

• At 7:30 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Crescent Drive for a reported assault. Following an investigation, Joseph A. McTaggart, 34, of Brattleboro, was cited with domestic assault.

Oct. 25

• At 1:25 a.m., the Keene, N.H., Police Department responded to a report of a man passed out in a running vehicle on Main Street. As a result, Cameron Howe, 23, of Bellows Falls, was cited with driving while intoxicated.

• At 7:10 a.m. the Vermont State Police responded to Pratt Road in Putney for the report of a theft of cash from an unlocked car.

• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a store on Putney Road regarding a shoplifter. Following an investigation, June M. Bostwick, 54, of Brattleboro, was cited with retail theft.

Oct. 26

• At just past midnight, the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Rockingham Road in Rockingham. As a result, Thomas Hutchins, 32, of Rockingham, was taken into custody and cited with driving under the influence of drugs.

• At 6:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 in Westminster for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Marc Ortega, 18, of Jersey City, N.J., fell asleep at the wheel, which caused his vehicle to veer off the paved portion of the Interstate and roll over in the grass median. No injuries were sustained as a result of the crash but the vehicle sustained significant damage.

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