Police Log


Reformer Staff

Feb. 13

- At 8:20 a.m., a deputy with the Windham County Sheriff's Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 5 in Dummerston. As a result, Brandon P. Lee, 33, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with driving with a criminally suspended license.

Feb. 15

- Christopher Ellis, 48, of Jacksonville, turned himself in to the Brattleboro Police Department on an outstanding warrant. This warrant stemmed from an incident that occurred on Jan. 28 where officers responded to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and spoke with a female who sustained injuries from an incident involving a motor vehicle and an attempted robbery. Based upon the victim's statements along with subsequent investigation, a warrant was requested for Ellis' arrest. A warrant was issued for Ellis' arrest on Feb. 12 and social media was utilized on Feb. 15. The warrant for Ellis' arrest included the charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, assault and robbery with injury, leaving the scene of a crash with serious injury and reckless endangerment.

Feb. 18

- At 9:36 p.m., Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department Officer Adam Belville conducted a motor vehicle stop on Monument Road. Belville learned the passenger in the vehicle had two electronic bench warrants. The passenger, identified as Nicholas Fisher, 23, of Dummerston, was taken into custody without incident.

Feb. 19

- At 6:52 p.m., Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department Officer Adam Belville responded to a report of a suspicious person on Northfield Road at the Route 63 store. Belville made contact with the person who was identified as Nicholas C. Rheaume, 30, of Brattleboro. Belville learned that Rheaume had an active arrest warrant. Rheaume was arrested on the warrant and transported to Cheshire House of Correction.

Feb. 21

- At 1:38 a.m., a member of the Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Guilford Center Road in Guilford. Investigation revealed that the vehicle's operator, Anthony Matias, 33, of Brattleboro, as operating the vehicle after his license had been criminal suspended.

- At 2:41 a.m., members of the Vermont State Police responded to the Sunoco station located on Route 5 in Dummerston for the report of two individuals threatening the store's clerk. When troopers arrived, it was learned that these two individuals had left the store on foot. Troopers searched the area and located the subjects walking on Route 5 in Putney. It was learned that one of the subjects, Harrison Rouleau, 21, of Bellows Falls, had threatened to physically harm the store clerk. Rouleau was subsequently issued a citation for aggravated disorderly conduct.

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- At 6:58 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 north in Rockingham. During the investigation, it was determined that the operator, Chad Laduke, 45, of Windsor, was under the influence of alcohol. Laduke was arrested for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Springfield Police Department for processing. Laduke was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

- At 8:29 p.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police Rutland Barracks conducted traffic patrol for the Governor's Highway Safety Program in the area of Route 103 in Clarendon, in attempts to detect impaired drivers and drivers committing other criminal motor vehicle law violations. Troopers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was speeding and had crossed the median lines multiple times. While speaking with the operator, it was found that he had been handling a cell phone for navigation while operating the vehicle, causing the lack of attention to the roadway. Troopers identified the operator as Marc Cartner, 50, of Brattleboro. Through DMV records, Cartner was found to be operating while his license was criminally suspended.

Feb. 22

- At 9 a.m., the Vermont State Police, with the assistance of the United States Marshals, located Zachariah McAllister, 27, at a residence on Camp Road in Westminster. McAllister had warrants in three states for multiple charges, to include heroin possession, burglary, larceny, aggravated assault with a weapon and unlawful mischief. McAllister was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility where he was lodged on the warrants.

- The Windham County Sheriff's Department responded to West Hill Road in Putney for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Heidi C. Ballentine, 36, of Newfane, told troopers she was traveling south when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a drainage ditch.

Feb. 24

- The Keene, N.H., Police Department arrested Robert W. Damon, of Townshend. He had two arrest warrants.

Feb. 25

- Just after midnight, the Vermont State Police responded to multiple complaints regarding a vehicle traveling at a very high rate of speed on Interstate 91 south in Brattleboro. While responding, troopers received a call describing a single-vehicle rollover crash. The car was found to be the same description as the reported speeding vehicle. Upon arrival, the operator, John Teeters, 35, of Tomball, Texas, reported he had no injuries and he refused medical treatment. After an investigation, Teeters was arrest for his second driving under the influence charge, gross negligent operation and excessive speed. Teeters was processed at the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster. Teeters was held at the Southern State Correction Facility in lieu of $2,000 bail.

- At 11:36 a.m., members of the Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 south in Westminster. Investigation determined that Avi Laub, 46, of Woodbridge, Conn., was struck by Lily L. Davis, 44, of Bristol, after Laub struck a guardrail and turned sideways, facing the median on I-91. It was determined both operators were traveling too fast for conditions on I-91. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the collision. Vermont State Police received assistance at the scene from members of the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue. Neither operator sustained any injuries as a result of the crash.

- At 8:25 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Route 100 and Winhall Station Road in South Londonderry. As a result, Kaleb M. Mann, 26, of South Londonderry, was taken into custody and cited with driving under the influence.

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