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Oct. 1

At about 12:50 a.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation on Center Street. The subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of Jamie L. Thomson, of Bellows Falls, for driving under the influence. Thomson was transported to the Bellows Falls Police Department for processing and released on citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the charge.

At about 9 a.m., Matthew Albonizio, 45, of Brattleboro, was taken into custody by the Brattleboro Police Department at a residence on Church Place. Albonizio had outstanding arrest warrants from Vermont and New Hampshire. Albonizio was held in lieu of bail and was scheduled to appear in court the next day.

At about 9:30 a.m., officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on patrol on Putney Road and stopped a vehicle for no inspection. Subsequent investigation revealed that the operator, Morgan Powers, 37, of Brattleboro, was criminally suspended. Powers was arrested, and then released with a citation to appear in court at a later date.

The Brattleboro Police were patrolling a lodge on Canal Street. Police observed Sylvester Little, 47, of Brattleboro, exiting the property. Little was trespassed from the property previously due to his behavior on the property. Little was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and released on a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Oct. 4At 1:10 a.m., an officer with the Bellows Falls Police Department observed multiple moving violations and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of Artem Pigarey, of Fall Church, Virginia, for driving under the influence and negligent operation. Pigarey was transported to the Bellows Falls Police Department for processing and lodged in lieu of $1,000 bail. Pigarev was cited to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the charges.

The Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Wantastiquet Drive for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the operator, Bernie Scarborough Jr., 23, of Brattleboro, had a criminally suspended license. It was also determined that Scarborough was impaired via alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. Scarborough was placed under arrest for the above offenses, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and released on a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Oct. 5

A deputy from the Windham County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling 108 mph in the posted 65-mph speed zone on I-91 in Westminster. Moulham Al-Roumi, 35, of Farmington, Conn., was arrested for negligent operation of motor vehicle and excessive speed. Al-Roumi was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Oct. 6At 7:32 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report that Brian Edward Pearlman, 30, of Ashuelot, N.H., posted sexually explicit photos of a faculty member at the Twin Valley School District, on the school district’s Facebook page without the victim’s consent. Investigation revealed that Pearlman was responsible for posting the sexually explicit photos. Pearlman was arrested and processed at the Westminster State Police Barracks and was issued a criminal citation to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division to answer to the charge of disclosure of sexually explicit images without consent.

The Brattleboro Police Department initiated an investigation after being contacted regarding the theft of some lawn signs for a local business, that were posted on private property. Investigation revealed that the signs were stolen by Mitchel B. Mullen, 36, of Guilford. Mullen was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Oct. 9A warrant was issued for Jhi Buxton for failure to register as a sex offender in the state of Vermont. By Vermont law, Buxton is required to register as a sex offender and has failed to do so. If you see Buxton do not approach him; call the police.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts can contact Det. Lynde at the Brattleboro Police Department or call the tips line at 802-251-8188.

The Bellows Falls Police Department attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls for a motor vehicle violation. The vehicle failed to stop in Vermont and travelled over the bridge to North Walpole, New Hampshire where it stopped in a business parking lot. The operator was identified by Bellows Falls Police and Walpole Police as Danny Richey, 54, of Claremont, N.H. Richey was ultimately arrested by Walpole Police Department on unrelated charges. Richey’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle was found to be criminally suspended in the state of Vermont and Richey was later cited by Bellows Falls Police to appear in court at a later date. The Bellows Falls Police Department was assisted by the Walpole New Hampshire Police Department.

Oct. 10At about 3:41 p.m., officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to a business on Putney Road for a report of a violation of court conditions. Subsequent investigation revealed James Owens, 34, of Brattleboro, violated his conditions of release when he contacted a person he had conditions against. Owens was arrested and cited to appear in court at a later date.


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