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Aug. 20• At 12:56 p.m., an officer with the Bellows Falls Police Department cited Stacey M. Martin, 35, of Brattleboro, for retail theft from a local business as well as violation of conditions of release. Officers responded to Greater Falls Pharmacy after receiving a report of a female who had just walked out of the store with a pair of sunglasses without paying. The subject was ultimately identified as Martin, who was located and issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court — Windham Criminal Division at a later date to answer to the charges.
Aug. 28• The Vermont State Police received a report of a theft from a residence in Rockingham. Photographs show a man believed to be an individual involved in the theft. State Police are asking for assistance in identifying the individual. Anyone with information on the theft or the individual is encouraged to call the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.
Sept. 2• At about 3:27 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a Canal Street business for a report of a disorderly male. Upon arrival the male had already fled the area, but he was later identified as David Mears, 43, of Brattleboro. Police had issued Mears a no-trespass order earlier in the day. Mears was located and issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful trespass.
Sept. 15• At approximately 7:50 p.m., Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash with entrapment on Rockingham Road in Rockingham. Vermont State Police arrived on the scene and observed two motor vehicles in the middle of Rockingham Road. The first vehicle was a blue 2017 Hyundai Elantra, and it was in the northbound lane facing south. The second vehicle was a silver 2007 Toyota Corolla, and it was in the northbound lane facing north. Both vehicles appeared to have come to a position of uncontrolled rest in the middle of the roadway after a head-on collision. Investigation revealed that Caleb Adams, 23, of Springfield, Vermont, drove the Hyundai left of the double yellow center line on Rockingham Road, causing a head-on collision with the Toyota, operated by Frederick Bennett, 58, of Rockingham. Both operators were transported from the crash scene to local area hospitals before being sent to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. Vermont State Police concluded that Adams was at fault for the crash. He was issued a ticket for failure to drive to the right.
• The Brattleboro Police Department executed a narcotics-based search warrant on a residence on Western Avenue. A felony amount of fentanyl and prescription pills, cash and a catalytic converter were seized during the search. Arrested were Michael A. Inman, 44, of Brattleboro, and Jeffrey A. Edson, 47, of Brattleboro. Both are charged with possession of fentanyl (trafficking weight) and possession of controlled substances (pills). Further investigation is being conducted regarding the catalytic converter. Both Inman and Edson were placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There they were processed, and released on citations. Both Inman and Edson will appear in court at a later date to answer the charges.
Sept. 17• The Brattleboro Police Department was contacted for a potential violation of conditions of release. Investigation revealed that John Dalphond Jr., 43, of Brattleboro, contacted an individual that he had court ordered conditions to not contact. Dalphond Jr. was placed under arrest, transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, processed, and released on a citation. Dalphond Jr. was scheduled to appear in court.
Sept. 18• The Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop to investigate their suspicions that the operator had a suspended license. The operator, identified as Russell Ryan, 29, of Brattleboro, was found to have a civilly suspended license. Investigation also revealed that Ryan had court ordered conditions of release prohibiting him from operating a motor vehicle unless he had a valid license. Ryan was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed and released on citation for contempt of court. Ryan was scheduled to appear in court.
• The Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for suspicion that the operator had a suspended license. Investigation revealed that the passenger, Karen S. Miner, 22, of New Hampshire, had a warrant out of Vermont and New Hampshire. Further investigation also revealed that Miner was in possession of a misdemeanor amount of fentanyl and crack cocaine. Miner was taken into custody and lodged due to the New Hampshire warrant. Miner was issued a citation for the possession charge, and will appear in court at a later date for the possession charges.
Sept. 19• The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Canal Street for a report of a disorderly person. Investigation revealed that Larry Barrows , 61, of Brattleboro, had been present inside an establishment in which he had previously been trespassed from. Barrows was issued a citation for unlawful trespass. Barrows will appear in court at a later date.
Sept. 22• At 4:38 p.m., Vermont State Police received a report that Benjamin Kowalski, 19, of Marlboro, had thrown a pumpkin through a window at a family member’s house. Upon troopers’ arrival it was determined that Kowalski had also assaulted a family member the evening before. Kowalski was subsequently arrested for domestic assault and unlawful mischief, and was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks in Westminster for processing. Kowalski was issued a criminal citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division and then released after receiving court issued conditions of release.
• At 8:34 p.m., Vermont State Police — Westminster Barracks responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on I-91 south in Brattleboro at mile marker 12.8. Troopers arrived on scene and identified the operator as George William Russell, 25, of Millbury, Mass. Russell was traveling southbound when he hit the guard rail and went off the road into the median. Upon further investigation it was determined that Russell was operating the vehicle while impaired and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Russell was transported to the Westminster Barracks for processing and later released with a citation to appear in Windham County Criminal Court.