Police Log

Sept. 8

At 11:43 a.m., Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for defective equipment and speeding. As a result of the stop and subsequent consent search of the vehicle, a misdemeanor amount of heroin and buprenorphine was located. Jonathan Gallagher, 37, of Rutland, was issued a citation for possession of a controlled substance. John Danylieko, 38, of Orwell, was issued a citation for possession of heroin.

Sept. 9

- At 2:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a home invasion that had occurred on Riverview Road in Brookline. Members of the Vermont State Police out of the Westminster Barracks investigated the incident where the complainant reported that an unwanted, unknown man entered her home and left after being told to. The unidentified male took a grocery bag with items from the home prior to leaving the residence. The male was described as a white male approximately 6'0", with brown hair, wearing a blue shirt, and black pants with no shoes.

The victim took a photograph of the suspect prior to him leaving the residence.

- At 2:55 p.m., Vermont State Police took a report of an assault at 4228 Route 100 in Whitingham. Upon further investigation, it was learned that Ethan M. Betit, 19, of Whitingham, had committed 1st degree aggravated domestic assault on the victim just prior to her calling 911. Betit was subsequently arrested and later released with a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court Criminal Division. Betit was also issued conditions of release.

- At 3:02 p.m. members of the Vermont State Police, Westminster Barracks were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 91 in Putney. During the investigation, it was determined that Marisa Strafaci, 46, of New York City, was traveling south on I-91 and failed to maintain her lane, while passing a 2014 Toyata Highlander. Strafaci's vehicle struck the Highlander. Both vehicles departed the roadway into the median. Strafaci's vehicle came to rest in the median while the Highlander came to rest in the northbound lane of I-91. Vermont State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Putney Fire Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS

- At 10:35 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash near the address of 219 Covered Bridge Road, in Westminster.

The vehicle was heavily damaged and removed from a culvert on the road by J&M Auto. Upon arrival, troopers determined that the operator of the vehicle, William Boyce, 38, of Westminster, was under the influence of alcohol and initially lied about who was operating by placing blame on an individual other than himself. He was arrested for DUI and false information to a law enforcement officer. Boyce was transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks, where he was released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division on Oct. 31.

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