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March 19

- At 5:25 a.m., a trooper with the Vermont State Police responded to the exit ramp of the Vermont Welcome Center on Interstate 91 in Guilford. The trooper determined James Preston, 56, of Barre, was traveling north when his vehicle left the roadway, striking a guard rail. Preston reported that he fell asleep just prior to the crash. The Guilford Fire Department and Al's Towing assisted at the scene. Preston was transported to to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for treatment of bumps and bruise.

- At 9:30 p.m., troopers with the Vermont State Police responded to a report of an altercation at the River Bend Market in Townshend. As a result, Matthew M. Prue, 30, of Brookline, was arrested and cited with simple assault, giving false information to law enforcement and operating a vehicle without owner's consent.

March 21

- At 2:55 a.m., the Bellows Falls Police Department attempted to effect an arrest on the operator of a vehicle reported to be stolen from the town of Springfield, Vermont. The operator of the vehicle fled from police at a high rate of speed in the vehicle and struck a police vehicle while attempting to elude. The operator abandoned the vehicle on Williams Street Extention and left the scene on foot. The Bellows Falls Police Department is is looking for assistance with making contact with a Zachary Hart, 24, of Springfield, in regards to this incident. He is being accused of operating without owners consent, assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, and attempting to elude. Anyone who has information about this incident or has information on Hart's whereabouts is urged to contact the Bellows Falls Police Department at 802-463-1234. The Bellows Falls Police Department was assisted by the Walpole N.H. Police Department and the Vermont State Police.

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