Police Log

- The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of vehicle tires being punctured in the parking lot of Brattleboro Union High School on Nov. 1 at approximately 11 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to contact Capt. Mark Anderson at 802-451-3451.

Nov. 6

- Following an investigation into a tire slashing that occurred in Vernon on Oct. 17, the Windham County Sheriff's Office cited Kyle Shippee, 21, of Vernon, with unlawful mischief and unlawful trespass.

Nov. 6

- The Vermont State Police arrested 39-year-old Sheldon K. Mounsey, of Westminster, Vermont he violated his active pretrial conditions of release. Mounsey was arrested by the Walpole, N.H., Police Department and charged with reckless operation, disobeying a law enforcement officer and operating a motorcycle without a license, which is a direct violation of his current conditions of release in the State of Vermont.

Nov. 8

- At just past 10 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to several calls regarding the erratic operation of a vehicle traveling south on Route 7A in Manchester. Troopers located the vehicle stopped in the roadway just south of Shaftsbury State Park. Trooper Justin Walker made contact with the operator, Victoria Distefano, 65, of Londonderry. Following field sobriety exercises, Distefano was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Nov. 9

- While the investigation continues into the incident that began Sunday, Nov. 5, in Vernon, the Windham County Sheriff's Office has determined that no credible threat to the Vernon community currently exists as a result of this incident. The individual who reportedly entered the residence was known to the family, and had been to the home in the past. There is no information to conclude any other residences are a target. Deputies are continuing to investigate the report. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Lt. Jessica Fellows at 802-365-4942.

- The Vermont State Police received a report of a single vehicle accident that happened on Oct. 19 at the Whitingham Town Office. Troopers learned a metal hand railing had been struck by a vehicle and the driver it did not stop. Following an investigation, Kathy Moyers, 60, of Whitingham was arrested and cited with leaving the scene of a crash.

- At just past midnight, the Vermont State Police preformed a motor vehicle stop at 564 Canal St. in the town of Brattleboro. During the investigation of the stop it was discovered that Tiffany Leblanc, 26, of Brattleboro, was in possession of a stimulant/depressant/narcotic. Subsequently she was arrested and taken back to the Vermont State Police Westminster barracks for processing.

- At 8:30 a.m., the Vermont State Police were notified of a motor vehicle crash on Dover Road in South Newfane. A member of the Vermont State Police responded to the scene. Investigation revealed that Beatrice Birch, 62, of Brookline, had driven into the back of a vehicle being driven by Patricia Sweeney, 51, of Wilmington, when Sweeney stopped at an emergency lane closure on Dover Road, which reduced travel to one lane. This emergency/temporary lane closure was erected due to a washout on the edge of the roadway from the last rainfall. No injuries were sustained in this crash and Birch's vehicle was towed from the scene by Al;'s Towing of Vernon.

Nov. 10

- At 7:50 a.m., the Vermont State Police were responding to a crash on Interstate 89 in Hartford when troopers observed the driver of a northbound vehicle lose control while traveling on a bridge over the White River. As a result, Erik French, 37, of Brattleboro, was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of a concussion and several bruises and lacerations.

- At just past noon, the Vermont State Police responded to Interstate 91 in Rockingham for the report of a single vehicle crash. Troopers determined Sarah E. Thompson, 19     Cheshire, Conn., was traveling north when a gust of wind caused her to lose control of the vehicle, which spun on to the median and struck a small group of trees. Thompson reported no injuries as a result of the crash. Vermont State Police was assisted on scene by Golden Cross Ambulance, Rockingham Fire Department and J&M Towing.

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