Police Log


By Reformer Staff

Dec. 16

- The Bellows Falls Police Department arrested Tyler Haskell, 37, and cited him with driving under the influence.

Dec. 17

- At 7 p.m., the Brattleboro Police Department responded to residence on Canal Street for a report of vandalism. As a result, Mark Caslin, 28, of Brattleboro, was cited with unlawful mischief.

Dec. 18

- At about 10:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Dover Road in Newfane, near Rutha Drive. Upon arrival, troopers spoke with the operator of the vehicle, John Meaney, 20, of Woburn, Mass. Meaney stated he was traveling north on Dover Road. Meaney stated he traveled into the slush on the right side of the road. Meaney stated he began to slide off the road and was unable to gain control of the vehicle. Meaney traveled off the right side of Dover Road and struck a small tree, causing minor damage to the passenger side of the vehicle. Speed was determined to be a factor in this crash. Therefore, Meaney was issued a ticket for operating too fast for the road conditions. Meaney was not injured and advised he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

- At noon, the Brattlboro Police Department responded to Landmark Hill Drive for the report of an altercation. As a result, Xavier Vargas, 29, of Brattleboro, was cited with domestic assault.

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Dec. 19

- At 6:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Grassy Brook Road in Brookline. During the roadside investigation, it was determined that the operator, David Covey, 24, of Athens, was traveling south on Grassy Brook Road at approximately 25 miles per hour. As Covey continued south, he entered a moderate curve to the right. Covey failed to navigate the curve and went off the roadway into a drainage swale. Once in the swale, the vehicle went up a minor grade on the other side and then overturned onto the passenger side. It should be noted that at the time of the crash the gravel roadway was ice covered and had not yet been treated with sand.

- At 9:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 30 south in Townshend. Investigation revealed that the operator, Morgan Powers, 54, of Jamaica, had an active arrest warrant out of Bennington County for petit larceny. Powers was arrested and transported to the Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division in Brattleboro.

- At 1:45 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 9 in Marlboro for the report of a two-vehicle crash. Troopers determined Trent Fulton, 28, of Blacksburg, Virginia, was traveling westbound on Route 9 when he stopped at South Road while waiting for eastbound traffic to clear so he could turn left onto South Road. A vehicle being operated by Robert Mayle, 53, of Whitingham, was traveling westbound at approximately 50 mph when he noticed Fulton's vehicle stopped in the roadway. Mayle attempted to stop and subsequently skidded into the back of Fulton's vehicle. Mayle indicated that he was unable to see that Fulton's car has stopped due to the solar glare. Both Mayle's and Fulton's vehicles were towed from the scene by Marlboro Collison of Marlboro. No injuries were sustained in this crash.

Dec. 20

- At 2:10 a.m., members of the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department and the Winchester, N.H., Police Department responded to a residence on Pleasant Street for a 911 call. As a result, Aaron Delano, 30, of Hinsdale, was arrested and cited with four counts of second-degree assault, three counts of simple assault and one count of obstructing the report of a crime or injury.

- Following an investigation, the Bellows Falls Police Department arrested Christopher W. Paige, 36, of Bellows Falls. At 5:20 p.m., officers with the Bellows Falls Police Department and the Walpole, N.H., Police Department served a search warrant on Paige's residence at 25 School St. As a result of the search, officers discovered a sophisticated marijuana grow operation in the basement area that included 116 marijuana plants and 1.2 pounds of marijuana. In addition, police seized 140 bags of heroin and 16 firearms. Bail was set at $25,000.00 and Paige was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility.

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