Police Log

Reformer Staff

Oct. 28

- Officers from the Brattleboro Police Department received information about possible drug activity at a local motel on Putney Road. Officers went to investigate and observed one of the suspects, James F. Davis, 47, of Brattleboro, operating a motor vehicle and made contact with him. Davis was found to have a criminally suspended driver's license. During the investigation, it was revealed that Davis was staying at the motel with his son, James F. Craft, 20, of Brattleboro. Subsequent investigation led to a safe that Davis kept in his motel room and a search warrant was granted by a judge. Officers found 224 bags of heroin and $1,530 in cash. Both Davis and Craft were arrested and charged with possession of heroin.

Nov. 29

- At 10 p.m. a passerby observed a 2009 Toyota Corolla had crashed into a telephone pole on Middle Road in Dummerston. The civilian advised that he observed the operator, identified as Michael Robinson, 33, of Northfield, in the middle of the road. He was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The passerby gave Robinson a ride to Brattleboro, but he refused to report the crash to officials. The Brattleboro Police Department and Rescue Inc. responded to the Super 8 to speak with Robinson as he was attempting to walk away. Robinson was ultimately transported to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., for injuries related to the crash. After Robinson was released from the hospital, Vermont State Police troopers transported him to Brattleboro Police Department, where he refused to provide a sample of his breath. He was released on a citation to appear in court for the charges of driving under the influence refusal, negligent operation, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Nov. 30

- At 7:30 p.m., a member of the Vermont State Police was participating in a STRIVE (Safe Travel on Roads in Vermont Everyday) detail on Interstate 91 in Guilford. While participating in the detail, the trooper observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle's speed was measured with stationary radar at 83 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Thomas Hathaway, 44, of Dover. After a roadside investigation, Hathaway was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. Hathaway was transported to the Westminster barracks for processing. Hathaway was processed, fingerprinted, photographed, cited and released.

- At 9:15 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to the area of Exit 6 on Interstate 91 in Rockingham for a report of a suspected drunk driver. Troopers located a disabled motor vehicle matching the description. Troopers learned the operator, Terry W. Jordan, 59, of Claremont, N.H. was operating the white 2007 Chevy Cobalt. After performing field sobriety exercises, Jordan was arrested for a third driving under the influence.      

- The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash, rollover, on Gibson Road in Brattleboro. Upon arrival, a vehicle was located on its side approximately 25 feet off the roadway after having rolled over. The operator, Emma Ethier, 19, of Brattleboro was treated on scene by members of the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. She was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Gibson Road was closed for approximately two hours for the investigation. Ethier was issued a citation to appear in court to answer to charges of driving under the influence and gross negligent operation.

Dec. 1

- At 7 a.m., Vermont State Police and Wilmington Police Deparmtent responded to a one-vehicle crash on Route 100 in Whitingham. Investigation revealed that a minor from Wilmington was traveling south and lost control on the wet slush covered roadway. The Subaru Forester went off the right side of the road and struck a tree then spun around and struck a second tree. The driver was airlifted to Albany Medical Center and later discovered to have minor injuries. The 12-year-old passenger sitting behind the driver was transported to the Bennington hospital via ambulance for a facial laceration. The driver was issued a ticket for driving off the roadway and for a passenger age violation on a junior operators license.

- At 10 p.m., the Vermont State Police arrested Todd W. Weisenberger, 35, of East Dover, on suspicion of driving under the influence, after he crashed his vehicle on Brookline Road in Athens.

Dec. 2

- At midnight, the Vermont State Police received communication by an off-duty police officer regarding a vehicle operating erratically on Route 7 in Wallingford. The vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road and the operator appeared to have fallen asleep. State Police responded to the vehicle and further investigation revealed that Elena Newsmith, 28, of Hinsdale, N.H. was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Newsmith was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing. Newsmith was processed and released on a citation to appear in court to answer the charge of DUI #1.

Dec. 3

- During the morning hours, Vermont State Police troopers conducted saturation patrols on Interstate 91 in Windsor and Windham counties. The purpose of the patrols was to enforce motor vehicle laws, and promote safe driving on our roadways. During the patrols, troopers completed a total of 22 traffic stops, issuing 16 tickets and nine warnings for speed violations.

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