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March 1

-Zachary Wilkins, 24, of Jamaica, Vt., was cited by New Hampshire State Police for DUI, possession of a controlled drug and possession of less than 3/4 oz of marijuana, on Route 9 in Keene, N.H.

March 3

- John Keller, 55, of Walpole, N.H., was cited by New Hampshire State Police for driving after revocation/suspension, on Route 12 in Walpole.

March 7

- At 10:06 a.m., the Keene, N.H., Police Department arrested Timothy Paul O'Keefe, 51, of Hinsdale, N.H., for violating a protective order.

- At about 5 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a complaint stating a vehicle was parked on the Interstate 91 north Exit 2 off-ramp, in the town of Brattleboro, and there appeared to be a male sleeping in the driver's seat. Upon arrival, troopers met with the operator, Igor Kravchenko, 20, of Chicopee, Mass. After screening the operator, Kravchenko was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Westminster State Police barracks for processing. Kravchenko was given a citation and released. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

March 9

- At 2:55 a.m., officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Sam's on Main Street for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival officers found evidence that the store had been broken into. Sam's Outdoor Outfitters was searched but there was no one still inside. Review of the surveillance video from Sam's revealed that at about 1:30 a.m., a single suspect broke the door, and thereafter at about 2:50 a.m., the suspect returned, entered the store, and stole items. The suspect has not yet been identified. Anyone with information that can help identify and prosecute the suspect is urged to come forward.

- At 10:06 p.m., John Ferguson III, 32, of Jacksonville, was operating a motor vehicle on Vermont Route 107 Royalton. Ferguson's vehicle was stopped for failing to maintain his lane of travel. It was determined Ferguson was under the influence of alcohol and he was subsequently arrested for DUI. He was processed at the Royalton State Police Barracks and later released.

March 10

- At 1:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 5 in Westminster. Upon arrival, it was determined that an occupant of the vehicle may have suffered a minor back injury. The occupant, along with the operator were transported to Springfield Hospital. The operator, a juvenile, reported losing control as a result of a wet roadway and an over correction caused the operator to veer into a utility pole which was severed. The vehicle was totaled and Green Mountain Power was contacted to replace the damaged pole.

- At 10:15 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Upper Dummerston Road in Dummerston. During the investigation, it was determined that a juvenile male had been operating a 2008 Toyota Yaris when he failed to navigate a corner and went off the roadway. Troopers on scene observed possible signs of impairment and screened the operator. The juvenile was subsequently arrested and processed for driving under the influence of drugs. The juvenile was issued a citation and released to a sober family member. Tameeka Ellis, 22, of Guilford, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have an active arrest warrant for providing false information to police, driving with a criminally suspended license and violation of conditions. While speaking to her and the operator, it was determined she provided a false name on this evening, as well as having operated the car after the crash. Ellis was taken into custody and cited with new charges of driving with a criminally suspended license, giving false information and violation of conditions of release. Additional charges are possible, pending the results of a search warrant on items seized from the vehicle, as well as further investigation into items located in the car.

March 11

- During the evening hours, Vermont State Police troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol in Windham and Windsor counties, concentrating their efforts on I-91. The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive drivers and impaired operators (DUI/DWI) while enforcing motor vehicle laws. During the patrol, troopers initiated 14 traffic stops, while issuing eight traffic tickets and 15 written warnings for various motor vehicle violations. The State Police would like to remind all motorists to consider utilizing a designated driver or seek alternative transportation when planning to consume alcohol or drugs.

March 12

- The Brattleboro Police Department received a report of a family altercation that included a knife, though no one was injured. Following an investigation, Jonathan M. Garland, 23, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with aggravated domestic assault, simple assault, unlawful mischief, and petit larceny.

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