Police Log

Sept. 7

- The Brattleboro Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Oak Street after observing a motor vehicle violation. The operator, identified as Justin L. Hale, 33, of Guilford, was found to be under criminal license suspension.

Sept. 11

- At 9:15 a.m., the Brattleboro Police Department made contact with Robert Ottendorf, 41, Brattleboro, at the Brattleboro Transportation Center. It was determined that Ottendorf had previously been issued a trespass notice for the Transportation Center, and was in violation of that order. Additionally, it was determined that he had violated his court-ordered conditions of release as he was subject to a 24 hour curfew at his residence.

- The Vermont State Police responded to a report of burglary that occurred on Chester Road in Grafton sometime over the past year. Forced entry was gained into the house through a rear window. Taken from the residence was a Charlie Hunter painting and taken from the yard was a red Sunfish sailboat with a red and white sail. Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to contact the State Police in Westminster.

Sept. 14

- At 10 a.m., the Vermont State Police investigated a two vehicle crash on Route 11 at the junction of Route 100 near Clark's IGA. Jessica Rizio, 46, of Wilmington, was operating a 2013 Kia Sorrento and had turned left onto Route 100 west into oncoming traffic. She struck the front end of Joseph Breznick, 56, of Londonderry, who was traveling east. Both vehicles sustained minor to moderate front end damage but were driven from the scene. Breznick reported back/neck pain but did not need an ambulance. Rizio was issued a warning for the crash.

Sept. 15

- At 10:45 p.m., a member of the Vermont State Police was on patrol in the town of Putney when he observed a vehicle traveling with defective equipment. The trooper performed a motor-vehicle stop and identified the operator as Cassidy Grover, 28, of Putney. Further investigation revealed that Grover was operating her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Sept. 16

- At 9:45 a.m., the Brattleboro Police Department and Rescue Inc. responded to the parking lot of 489 Canal St. for a report of a vehicle that crashed into the building. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found the operator Thelma Deorsey, 86, of Vernon, trapped inside the vehicle. Deorsey was removed from the vehicle and taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

- At 4:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police arrested Billy Joe Tiller, 35, of Westminster, for violating a relief from abuse order and vandalism. Tiller was transported to the Westminster Barracks for processing. He was issued conditions of release and a citation to appear in court. Once released Tiller again violated his relief from abuse order and also his conditions of release. Tiller was located and taken into custody. Tiller was held on lack of bail and lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility.

- Officers with the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Western Avenue. Subsequent investigation revealed that the operator of the motor vehicle, Ankoit Bhanot 25, of Massachusetts, struck Jacob Gagnon, 23, of Brattleboro, who was attempting to run across the street. Gagnon was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. No criminal charges were filed. Gagnon was found to be inattentive while crossing the street.

Sept. 17

- At midnight, the Vermont State Police responded to a residence on Gramma Cutts Lane in Townshend for a report of a dispute between family members. Further investigation revealed that Grant H. Joiner, 23, of Townshend, had assaulted a family member. Joiner was arrested for domestic assault.

- At at 20 minutes before 1 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the area of 2971 Tater Hill Road in Guilford for a noise complaint. Upon arrival, troopers found a black Ford Focus stuck on the shoulder of the road. The operator was identified as Scott Romo, 20, of Brattleboro. Romo advised troopers he was attempting to turn his vehicle around and backed up too far off the road and became stuck. While investigating the incident it was determined Romo was under the influence of alcohol.

- At 11:45 a.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Route 9 between South Road and Church Hollow Road in Marlboro for the report of a motorcycle accident. Troopers determined Aime J. Paquette, 60, of Lowell, Mass., was traveling west when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Paquette, who the press release characterized as an experienced rider, failed to correct the motorcycle as it came out of the curve. Paquette drifted into the shoulder of Route 9 and could not come out of it due to gravel. As a result, Paquette's motorcycle struck a guardrail that began at the shoulder, causing the motorcycle to flip over. Paquette and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle and both sustained incapacitating injuries. Paquette, who sustained broken ribs, was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and his passenger, who sustained a broken hip, was flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Route 9 was shut down during the duration of the investigation and reopened around 3 p.m. This crash is still under investigation any witnesses should contact the State Police at 802-254-2382 and reference case number 17B106048 with information.

- At 7:55 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Stratton Mountain Road in Winhall. As a result, Lydia A. Shaffer47, of Manchester Center, was arrested and cited with driving under the influence. The Winhall Police Department provided assistance in this incident.

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