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Burglary

Charles R. Cassell Jr, 25 of Brattleboro

Detective LT Evans

On 05/22/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to the Vermont Country Deli on Western Avenue for a reported burglary alarm being activated. Investigation showed that a burglary had indeed taken place. Physical damage was done to the business both inside and out and items were stolen, to include money. 

Investigation led to the identification of a suspect. On 05/25/2017 police located Charles R. Cassell Jr. (25), of Brattleboro, at a local residence and arrested him in connection to this burglary. Cassell was held in the Brattleboro lockup on $1,000 bail. 

Brattleboro Police have investigated 19 commercial burglaries since the beginning of April. Each of those incidents is still being actively investigated. In order to ensure the integrity of those investigations, no more information regarding them will be released at this time.

Domestic Assault, Stolen Property

Moses Akot, 37 of Milton

Officer Cable

On 5/24/2017 at approximately 10:14 PM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Western Avenue for a report of a fight in progress. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Moses Akot (37 of Milton). Akot was also found to be in possession of the keys to a nearby vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Williston, VT. Akot was held in lieu of $1,000 bail and ordered to appear at court at a later date and time to answer to the charges of Domestic Assault and Possession of Stolen Property.

Felony possession of cocaine

Michael Polcari 28, of New Hampshire

Officer Wilson

On 05/23/2017, at approximately 2042 hours Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a motel on Putney Road, for the report of a domestic disturbance. During the course of the investigation Officers located what they believed to be suspected cocaine. After serving a search warrant on the motel room officers seized approximately 36.74 grams of cocaine. During the course of the investigation officers arrested Michael Polcari for felony possession of cocaine. Polcari will appear in court at a later date to answer to this charge.

Domestic Assault, Unlawful Restraint

Connor Rusin, 24, of Wilmington, VT

Officer Stanley

On May 18, 2017 Brattleboro Police Responded to Spring Street Road for an assault that had occurred. After speaking to the victim police found the suspect, Connor Rusin had fled on foot to an unknown location. Police checked the area but were unable to locate him. On May 22 police located and arrested Rusin at a Canal Street address. Rusin was processed and released on a citation to court for a later date and time.

Disorderly Conduct

Lynn Norman, 58 of, Brattleboro, VT

Officer Fletcher

On 5/12/17 at approximately 1955 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to 178 Linden St for a report of a suicidal female. The female was determined to be highly intoxicated and uncooperative. Norman refused medical treatment, became loud and belligerent with staff and Police on scene she was arrested for disorderly conduct. Norman was issued a citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and time.

Petit Larceny

Nathaniel Hurley, 18, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Lynde

On May 4, 2017 Brattleboro Police took several complaints for motor vehicle break-ins in the area of Orchard Street, Macintosh Lane and New England Drive. One of the victims was able to trace his stolen tablet into the Town of Guilford later in the day. With the assistance for Vermont State Police the tablet was located in a vehicle at the Guilford School. After an investigation took place police arrested Nathaniel Hurley for the charge of petit larceny. More arrests are expected in this case.

Unlawful Trespass

Sylvester Little, 43, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 5/10/2017 at approximately 8:50 PM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department received a complaint about someone who was trespassed from a Cabal Street business. Sylvester Little (43 of Brattleboro) was found to have been in violation of a previously issued trespass order. Little was issued a citation and released to appear at court at a later date and time to answer to the charge of Unlawful Trespass.

Negligent Operation Of a Motor Vehicle

Michael Greco, 45 of Jamaica, VT

Officer Wilson

On May 2, 2017 the Brattleboro Police responded to reports of two vehicles driving recklessly through the town. Subsequent investigation led to Michael Greco being issued a Citation for Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Greco will appear at the Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date to answer to this charge.

Violations of Conditions

Daniel Horton, 34, residence Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 05/19/17 at approximately 7:30 Brattleboro Police responded to a residence in Brattleboro for a possible dispute. Upon investigation Daniel Horton was arrested for Violation of Conditions. Horton was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court at a later date in time.

 

Domestic Assault

Daniel Horton, 34, residence Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 05/19/17 at approximately 3:45 Brattleboro Police responded to a local business on Putney road for a possible assault. Upon investigation Daniel Horton was arrested for domestic assault. Horton was arrested and issued a citation to appear in court at a later date in time.

Assault, Unlawful Mischief, Disorderly Conduct

Nicholas Kane, 28, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Witherbee

On 05/18/17 at approximately 3:50 pm, Brattleboro Police responded to Canal St. for a report of a fight in the roadway. Several people were involved in the fight. One subject was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for injuries.

Police arrested Nicholas Kane (28 of Brattleboro) for assault and disorderly conduct. More arrests are expected as this is an ongoing investigation. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Sgt. Witherbee at the Brattleboro Police Department.

Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, False Information

Charles R. Cassell, Jr., 25, of Brattleboro

Kevin W. McGirr, 35, of Brattleboro

LT Warner

On 5/17/17 at approximately 11pm, information regarding property stolen from a business on Canal St. during a burglary led officers to a residence on Canal St. in an attempt to locate Charles R. Cassell, Jr., 25, of Brattleboro. Cassell fled on foot upon officer's arrival. Cassell was caught on Homestead Place and arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest. At the residence on Canal, Kevin W. McGirr, 35, of Brattleboro, lied to officers in an attempt to deflect the investigation. McGirr was charged with False Information to Law Enforcement. Both subjects will appear in court at a later date to face the charges.

Arrest on Warrant

Amanda Fogg, 29, of Brattleboro

Holly Rhodes, 28, of Brattleboro

Officer Hamilton

On May 17 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department, during the course of another investigation, located Amanda Fogg and Holly Rhodes. Both had outstanding warrants. Fogg and Rhodes were arrested on the warrants, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date to face the charges.

Petit Larceny and Accessory Before the Fact

Michael Polcari, 28 years old of Brattleboro

Officer Stanley

On 5/9/17 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business in town for a report of a theft by an employee. Subsequent investigation led to evidence that employee Eva Shepard, 30 year old female of Brattleboro took money from the register and provided it to Michael Polcari, 28 year old male of Brattleboro who then left the business. Polcari was later located at which time he was cited and released for the offenses of petit larceny and accessory before the fact. Polcari will appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date.

Unlawful Mischief

Timothy Meadows, 24, of Brattleboro

Officer Hamilton

On May 14 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Canal St. for a family fight. Subsequent investigation led to Timothy Meadows being issued a citation for Unlawful Mischief. Meadows will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date to face the charge.