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Oct. 17

- Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department observed a motor vehicle on Canal Street. Officers knew from prior contact that the operator had a criminally suspended driver's license. The vehicle fled from officers and was later located. Aalyiah Jacobs, 19, of Brattleboro, was cited for gross negligent operation, attempting to elude, driving while criminally suspended and providing false info to an officer.

Oct. 20

- Officers from the Brattleboro Police station located a suspicious female in the Brattleboro Transportation Center attempting to relieve herself behind a fixed object. The female was identified as Andrea Higley 35, of Brattleboro. A records check showed Higley had been previously trespassed from the property. Higley was issued a citation to appear in court.

Oct. 25

- At about 6 p.m., officers from the Brattleboro Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle on Canal Street which did not have its lights on. The operator jumped out of the vehicle without putting it into park and ran from officers, jumping over a fence into neighboring yards. Multiple Brattleboro units and the Vermont State Police arrived on scene. A perimeter was set up and a search for the suspect was conducted. The suspect was never found. On Oct. 31 at about 6:30 p.m. a Brattleboro police officer observed the suspect in the same general location and made contact with him. The suspect again attempted to run. Force was used to control the suspect. He was placed under arrest and was found to be in possession of cocaine. While handcuffed, the suspect attempted to escape. He was identified as Chyquan M Cupe, 21, of Hartford, Conn. Cupe was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and ordered held on $2,500 bail.

Nov. 2

- At 3:25 p.m., the Vermont State Police received the report of a rollover crash on Wilmington Cross Road near the intersection of Murdock Lane in Whitingham. Members of the Vermont State Police Westminster barracks, Deerfield Valley Rescue and Whitingham Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival, it was determined that a 2002 Volkswagen Passat had traveled off the roadway, up an embankment, hit a rock wall and over turned. Preliminary investigation revealed that all four occupants were juveniles and not wearing seat belts. Speed and distracted driving were contributing factors in this crash. The operator of the vehicle was issued a juvenile citation to answer to the charge of negligent operation and ticket.

- At about 8:04 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to the Interstate 91 Exit 6 southbound on-ramp in Rockingham for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by William Carslaw, 31, of Barre, entered onto I-91 from Exit 6, exited the paved ramp and struck a rock ledge. The vehicle was towed from the scene by J&M Towing of Bellows Falls. Carslaw was suspected to have consumed illicit drugs and was administered field sobriety exercises by a drug recognition expert. Carslaw was subsequently arrested for a second offense of driving under the influence. Carslaw was processed at the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster and released on a citation to appear in court.

- At about 7:05 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to Middle Road for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Upon arrival it was found the operator had left the scene. The operator was later located at her residence. Further investigation revealed that the operator, Claire Halverson, 82, of Dummerston, showed signs of impairment and she was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. She was transported to Westminster State Police Barracks for processing and released on citation.

Nov. 2

- At 11:35 p.m., officer Bryan Jalava and other Winchester, N.H., police officers, responded to the area of Keene and Old Westport roads for a reported car off the roadway. Upon their arrival, a car had left the main travel portion of the roadway and was approximately 50 feet in a corn field. Officer Jalava made contact with the driver, identified as Jessica L. Boucher, 34, of Brattleboro. Boucher was arrested for DWI first offense, open container and negligent driving and was transported to the Winchester Police Department for processing. Boucher requested the services of a bail commissioner and was subsequently released on personal recognizance and into the custody of friend. Boucher will appear in Keene District Court at a later date to answer to the charges.

Nov. 3

- At 8:34 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a past burglary at a residence on Townshend Road in Grafton. Investigation revealed an unknown subject(s) had entered a barn/shed on the property and stole several items to include hand tools and power equipment. This incident occurred between Oct. 12 and Nov. 2.

- At 4:49 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a male standing in the road, yelling and throwing objects at vehicles. Upon arrival Noah Hearn, 41, of Townshend, was located standing in the roadway on Route 30 in Townshend. Hearn was highly intoxicated and placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. Hearn was cited and released to a responsible sober party.

Nov. 4

- Just after midnight, the Vermont State Police received a report of a vehicle versus house crash on Collins Road in Halifax. After an investigation, it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Michael J. Gabriel, 46, was under the influence of alcohol, causing him to hit the residence of 406 Collins Road in Halifax. He was arrested and transported to the Wilmington Police Department for fingerprints and photographed. He was released on a citation to appear in court for driving under the influence and gross negligent operation.

- At 6:30 a.m., Officer Bryan Jalava from the Winchester, N.H., Police Department responded to Keene Road for report of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. While en route, Jalava learned from county dispatch that the caller, identified as Dakota V. Drinnon, 23 of Hinsdale, N.H., had a warrant for wilful concealment. Jalava made contact with Drinnon at the scene and Drinnon was taken into custody on the warrant without incident. Drinnon was transported to the Winchester Police Department for processing and requested the services of bail commission, who responded. Drinnon was released on personal recognizance and will appear in Keene (N.H.) District Court at a later date to answer to the charge.

- At 6:30 a.m., Officer Bryan Jalava from the Winchester, N.H., Police Department responded to Keene Road for report of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. Jalava made contact with the operator of vehicle, identified as Emily E. Adams, 27, of Hinsdale, N.Y. Jalava learned that Adams did not have a valid driver's license and issued Adams a summons to appear in Keene (N.H.) District Court to answer to the charge of operating without a valid license, second offense.

- Vermont State Police troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Interstate 91 throughout Windham and Windsor counties. The focus of the patrol was to enforce motor vehicle laws, and promote safe driving on Vermont roadways. During the patrol, troopers initiated 16 traffic stops, issuing 13 citations and three warnings, for various motor vehicle violations.

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