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Nov. 22

The Vermont State Police Westminster Field Station was made aware of damages to the security gates at the weigh station on I-91 southbound, near mile marker 39.5. Subsequent investigation found that Elizabeth McAllister, 57, of Westminster had crashed into the gates at the weigh station, fled the scene and failed to report the crash. McAllister was located and issued a citation to appear before the Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Windsor Unit for the charges of leaving the scene of an accident and negligent operation.

Nov. 25

- Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a medical building on Belmont Avenue. Subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of Justin E. Clough, 40, of Brattleboro, for attempted aggravated assault and simple assault. Clough was transported to Southern State Correction Facility where he was held without bail. Clough will appear in Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division to answer to his charges.

Nov. 26

- During the evening hours, troopers from the Vermont State Police Westminster barracks conducted a saturation patrol throughout Windham and Windsor counties. The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive and speeding drivers, enforce motor vehicle laws, promote safe driving, and to apprehend impaired drivers. There were four troopers involved. They conducted seven stops, issued three traffic tickets, issued eight written warnings, and made two arrests. Two operators were screened for possible impairment, one was subsequently arrested for DUI Alcohol & Reckless Endangerment. Troopers conducted one motor vehicle consent search yielding a misdemeanor drug possession charge and contraband/paraphernalia.

Nov. 27

- Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., Vermont State Police troopers from the Westminster barracks conducted a saturation patrol on Interstate 91, Route 9 and Route 103 in Windham and Windsor counties. The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify impaired operators, along with aggressive drivers while enforcing the motor vehicle laws and promoting safe driving. There were four troopers involved. They conducted 20 traffic stops, issued 15 traffic tickets (seven of which were for speed violations), and issued 20 written warnings.

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Nov. 28

- The Vermont State Police from the Westminster barracks stopped a vehicle on I-91 northbound, mile maker 21.6 in the town Putney, for a moving violation. During the stop it was determined that the operator, Tyler Granja, 19, of Danbury, Conn., was operating under the influence of drugs. He was arrested and transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks where he was processed and released with a citation to appear in Windham County Criminal Court.

- During the evening hours, Vermont State Police troopers from the Westminster barracks conducted a saturation patrol throughout Windham and Windsor counties. The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive and speeding drivers, enforce motor vehicle laws, promote safe driving, and to apprehend impaired drivers. There were five troopers involved. They conducted 27 traffic stops, issued 12 traffic tickets, and 17 written warnings. Several operators were stopped for traveling more than 25 mph over the posted speed limit.

Nov. 29

- At 9:45 p.m., troopers with the Vermont State Police were conducting a safety and sobriety checkpoint at the Winhall/Manchester Town line Route 11 and Route 30. As a result, Pamela Ellison, 60, of West Wardsboro, was arrested and cited with driving under the influence of drugs.      

Nov. 30

- At just before 4:30 p.m., troopers with the Vermont State Police responded to Oak Hill Road in Newfane for the report of an altercation. As a result, Dawn M. Kenny-Copperthite, 54, of Newfane and Bolton, Conn., was arrested and cited with simple assault.

- At 7 p.m., a trooper with the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Canal Street in Brattleboro. As a result, Phillip E. Legault, 47, of Brattleboro, was arrested and cited with operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license.

- On Nov. 19, the Brattleboro Police Department began an investigation of a burglary of a Canal Street business. Police learned someone smashed windows at the business and stole a vehicle, which was later found in Ohio. As a result, Andrew J. Dillingham, 36, of Guilford, was arrested and cited with aggravated operation without owner's consent, unlawful mischief and grand larceny., Dillingham is being held in Ohio pending extradition.


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