Police Log


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July 26

- Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to Main Street in Brattleboro for a report of a three-car crash. Subsequent investigation revealed Hollis Melton, 75, of Newfane had left the scene of the crash and did not provide the required information to the operators of the vehicles she crashed into. Melton was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident, and will appear in court at a later date.

Aug. 10

- At about 3:40 p.m., officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Fairground Road for a theft complaint. Subsequent investigation revealed that Martin Clark, 52, of Brattleboro, had stolen money and possessions from the resident. Clark was later contacted and issued a citation for petit larceny, and will appear in court at a later date.

Aug. 20

- The Brattleboro Police Department took a report of a wallet that had been stolen from a business on Main Street. After an investigation, the male was identified as Ethan T. Pinsonneault, 22, currently residing in Brattleboro. Pinsonneault gave false names to the officers involved. Once his actual identity was discovered, he was found to have active arrest warrants in Vermont. He was arrested on the warrants and also for the theft of the wallet and giving false names. He was ordered to appear in court at a later date.

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Aug. 22

- Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on foot patrol on Canal Street when they noticed suspicious activity in a park in the area. Subsequent investigation revealed that Shannon Mylott, 21, of Brattleboro was in possession of crack cocaine. The contraband was seized and Mylott was issued a citation and released. Mylott will appear in court at a later date.

Aug. 25

- New Hampshire State Police cited Hared Harrinton, 26, of Brattleboro with driving after suspension on Route 9 in Keene, N.H.

Sept. 5

- At approximately 9:15 a.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks were alerted to a suspicious instance at Leland & Gray High School in Townshend. A 16-year-old male student had made threats to another student and was found to be in possession of several knives and hatches on the school grounds. The male student was located and subsequently transported to Grace Cottage Hospital for evaluation. Based on the totality of the circumstances, a decision was made by the school to not go into lock down. In an abundance of caution and in accordance with conditions of release, State Police secured several firearms and the knives from the student's residence until this matter is resolved.

Sept. 7

- At 6:51 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a 911 call from a household member at a residence on Route 121 in Westminster reporting a family fight. State Police responded and determined that Gary S. Elliott, 64, of Westminster, physically assaulted another household member. Further investigation also revealed that Elliott unlawfully restrained this household member with the intention of preventing them from calling for emergency services. Elliott was arrested and transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks for processing. Elliott was later released with conditions.


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