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April 21

- At 11:10 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Back Westminster Road in Westminster. The vehicle, which was a 1998 Ford Econoline van, had taken out a section of guardrail and a telephone pole, knocking out power to the area. When the State Police arrived, there was no one with the vehicle. The road remained closed for several hours as crews repaired the pole. Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Westminster Barracks or to the Vermont tip line at 844-848 8477.

April 26

- At 1:45 p.m., the Vermont State Police along with the Winhall Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Coleman Hills Road in Jamaica for a possible burglary. Dispatch was informed by the caller that he located a former roommate — Clinton S. Messiter, 39, of Bondville, — inside his residence and a weapon was displayed by the suspect after being confronted. Police subsequently located the suspect a short distance away and investigation led to the suspect being arrested for unlawful trespass and possession of a dangerous weapon while committing a felony. The suspect was later processed at the Winhall Police Department and transported to Southern State Correctional Facility on $500 bail.

- At 3:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 9 in Marlboro. Upon arrival, it was determined that the driver of a Chevrolet Trailblazer veered into the opposite lane, causing his vehicle to strike a Jeep Wrangler traveling east on Route 9. The operator of the Chevrolet, Kody Crosier, 24, of Whitingham, was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for sustaining minor injuries to his upper body. The operator of the Jeep Wrangler sustained no injuries as a result of the crash. Pending further investigation, a Vermont Civil Violation Complaint may be filed against Crosier for failing to stay within his lane and a defective part on his vehicle.

April 27

- At 2:02 p.m. the Vermont State Police investigated a theft at the Bellows Falls Country Club. Investigation revealed that gas had been stolen from golf carts on the property. The gas was stolen between the hours of 7 p.m. on April 26 and 8 a.m. on April 27. Anyone with information is asked to call Trooper Zachary Gauthier at the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

- At 7:09 pm, members of the Vermont State Police responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Exit 4 Putney Sunoco gas station on Route 5. While Troopers were en route, the vehicle involved in the complaint left the gas station, driving north on Interstate 91. A member of the State Police observed the vehicle involved in this incident traveling northbound. After observing moving violations the vehicle was stopped on Route 103 in Rockingham. The operator of the vehicle was found to be Brandy Wills, 32, of Windsor. Wills was administered field sobriety exercises. A check of her DMV record revealed that her driver's license was under criminal suspension. Wills was subsequently arrested for driving with suspended license and driving under the influence of drugs. After being evaluated by a nationally certified drug recognition expert, Wills was processed at the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster. Wills was released on a citation to appear in court.

- At 9:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop at Route 5 and the Interstate 91 Access Road in Westminster. It was determined that the license of the operator, Kyle Ritchie, 28, of Alstead, N.H., was suspended.

April 28

- At 7:54 p.m., the Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle traveling at 103 miles per hour southbound on Interstate 91 in Guilford. The operator, Addison S. Southwick 29, of Keene, N.H., had no identification on his person. Southwick was arrested for excessive speed. Southwick was identified, processed and released with a citation to appear in court.

April 29

- At five minutes past midnight, the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks responded to a report of a domestic assault in progress in Newfane. The victim reported that his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Lyon, 24, of Vernon, had broken into his house and assaulted him and his new girlfriend in the presence of a child. Jessica left the residence prior to the arrival of troopers. She was located a short time later and arrested for driving under the influence, domestic assault, simple assault and burglary. She was released on conditions of release set by the court.


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