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May 7

- Officers with the Wilmington Police Department took into custody John Galaske, of Wilmington, on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear at court.

May 12

- Officers with the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Cooke Road for a report of a possible burglary. Following an investigation, Jennifer Brady, 34, of Brattleboro, was cited with unlawful trespass and simple assault.

May 15

- At 4:30 a.m., officers with the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Canal Street for a report of an active domestic assault. As a result, Gary G. Ewens, 63, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with first degree aggravated domestic assault, interference with access to emergency services and violating his conditions of release.

May 16

- At 9:40 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of an assault in Putney. As a result, Chandler M. Hurley, 20, of Putney, was cited with domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services.

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May 18

- Officers with the Wilmington Police Department took into custody Matthew Nalepinski, 28, of Wilmington, and cited him with violating his conditions of release by having contact with the victim from an earlier domestic assault case.

May 20

- The Vermont State Police is investigating a case of vandalism that caused $6,400 in damage to solar panels on Grafton Road in Townshend. The panels, owned by Soveren Solar, were damaged with rocks sometime between May 13 and 19. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-722-4600, by submitting a tip by texting keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES) or by visiting


- At 1:35 a.m., the Brattleboro Police Department, the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. responded to a two-vehicle crash on Marlboro Road. Officers determined Aliester Sibilia, 40, of Shaftsbury, was operating a vehicle when it collided head-on with a tractor trailer. Both vehicles received extensive damage and the road was closed for three hours to allow for cleanup. Neither of the drivers was injured in the crash. Following an investigation, Sibilia was arrested and cited with driving under the influence and gross negligent operation.

- At 1:20 p.m., a resident on Fowler Road in Whitingham arrived home and witnessed a man exit her house through the basement door. The male took off running north, into the woods. The male was described to be approximately 5'7" with white hair, estimated to be in his late 60s. The male was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. Troopers with the Vermont State Police determined the man forced entry through the front door of the residence. The homeowner's checkbook was stolen. The homeowner was not injured in the incident, nor was there a weapon displayed. If anyone has information on this burglary, they are asked to contact Trooper Jensen at 802-722-4600 or submit an anonymous tip to the Vermont Tip Line at 844-848-8477.

- At 3:15 p.m., troopers with the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Route 30 in Newfane. Troopers determined Stephen Dery, 23, Townshend, rear-ended a vehicle that had come to a stop.

- At 6:15 p.m., a trooper with the Vermont State Police observed a speeding motorcycle on I-91 in the town of Dummerston traveling 103 mph in a 65-mph zone. As a result, Dakota J McCarthy, 24, of Hinsdale, N.H., was arrested and cited with excessive speed.


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