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Possession of stolen Property

Lisa M. Johnson, 60

Officer Cerreto

On 03-21-2017 the Brattleboro Police arrested Lisa M. Johnson of West Townshend, VT. Johnson was charged with possession of stolen property when an Officer discovered that she was in possession of property stolen from the State of Vermont. Johnson was cited to appear at the Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date to answer to this charge.

Domestic Assault

Richard Strange, 59, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 3/26/17 Brattleboro Police were dispatched to a residence on Canal Street in Brattleboro for a report of a verbal fight.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the verbal fight had become physical. Investigation lead to the arrest of Strange for Domestic Assault.

Strange was fingerprinted, photographed, and lodged at Brattleboro Police Department, where he was released and will appear at Windham County Superior Court at a later date.

Neither party required medical transport.

 

Vehicle Collision

Officer Cable

On 3/26/2017 at approximately 5:26 AM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department took a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that had occurred in the area of Fairview Street and Ledgewood Heights. The pedestrian involved, John Carrington (37 of Brattleboro), walked himself to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he was treated for injuries as a result of the collision. A vehicle or operator has not yet been identified, as they left the scene of the collision.

This incident is still under investigation by the Brattleboro Police Department. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is asked to please contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950.

Vehicle Crash

Officer Cable

On 3/26/2017 at approximately 2:17 AM members of the Brattleboro Police Department and Brattleboro Fire Department responded to Meadowbrook Road, just south of Orchard Street, for a report of a utility pole that had been damaged. Responding officers found extensive damage to the utility pole, as well as evidence that it had been struck by a large truck with duel wheels in the rear. The vehicle that struck the utility pole had left the scene.

Meadowbrook Road was closed in that area by emergency services between 2:40 AM and 4:32 AM. Traffic flow was then handled by responding utility companies while the utility pole was replaced. Meadowbrook Road remains closed at the time of this press release.

This incident is still under investigation by the Brattleboro Police Department. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is asked to please contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950.

Retail Theft

Stacy Olmsted, 45, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 03/24/2017 at approximately 1900 hours Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal Street for a shoplifting complaint. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Stacy Olmsted for Retail Theft. Olmsted was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge of Retail Theft and Violation Of Conditions

Retail Theft

Larry Barrows, 57, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 03/24/2017 at approximately 1900 hours Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal Street for a shoplifting complaint. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Larry Barrows for Retail Theft. Barrows was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge of Retail Theft.

Retail Theft

Tom Supernois, 46, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 03/24/2017 at approximately 1900 hours Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal Street for a shoplifting complaint. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Thomas Supernois for Retail Theft. Supernois was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge of Retail Theft.

Reckless Endangerment, Assault on an Officer

Derek J. Root, 36, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 3/25/17 Brattleboro Officers responded to a residence on Fairground Rd. regarding a man threatening people with a gun. Upon arrival, Officers arrested Derek J. Root, 36, for Reckless Endangerment. While taking Root into custody he assaulted an officer. Root will appear in court at a later date to face the charges of Reckless Endangerment and Assault on an Officer. No one was treated for injuries. A firearm was seized on scene.

Domestic Assault, Unlawful Mischief

Bryan E. Tompkins, 35, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Belville

On Friday, 03/24/2017 at approximately 03:34 hours Brattleboro Police began an investigation into an alleged assault. At the conclusion of this investigation, Bryan E. Tompkins was arrested without incident for the offenses of Domestic Assault and Unlawful Mischief. Tompkins was lodged at the Brattleboro Police Department. Tompkins will appear in the Windham Superior Court: Criminal Division on 03/24/2017 to answer to this charge.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Officer Fletcher

On 3/22/17 at approximately 1632 hours Officers from the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Marlboro Rd, in the area of the Molly Stark Motel for a report of a single vehicle, motor vehicle crash. The Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. also responded to the scene.

A tree had fallen onto a moving car due to high winds causing damage to the vehicle and unknown minor injuries to the operator. The operator, Madeline Fan 49, of Brattleboro, was taken to the Brattleboro Memorial hospital for treatment of her non-life threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for approximately 30 minutes while the vehicle, a 2013 Volkswagen, was removed from the roadway.

DUI

Anthony Matias, 32, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 3/20/17 at approximately 0200 am Brattleboro Police stopped a car on Elliot Street for defective equipment and expired registration. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Anthony Matias for DUI.

Driving with a Suspended License

Brian M. Brownell, 34, of Bellows Falls, VT

Officer Petlock

On 03/21/17 at approximately 9:15am, Brattleboro Police received a report of a vehicle operating erratically on Putney Road. Officers later located the vehicle on Town Crier Drive, and identified the operator as Brian Brownell. Investigation revealed that Brownell's driver's license was under criminal suspension in the State of Vermont. He was arrested and issued a citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date.

False info to Police, Fugitive from Justice

Amanda Fogg, Age 29, From Townshend

Officer Lynde

Officer Penniman

On March 19, 2017 Brattleboro Police were made aware of an extraditable warrant for Amanda Fogg out of the State of New Hampshire. Police were able to locate Fogg driving a vehicle on Canal Street. When police made contact with Fogg she gave a false name and date of birth. Eventually Fogg gave her real identity and she was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where she was processed and held on $5000.00 cash bail.

Please help identify

Detective Eaton

The Brattleboro Police Criminal Investigation Division is looking to identify the pictured female related to a credit card fraud.  Please contact Detective Eaton at 802-257-7950 or by email at gregory.eaton@vermont.gov.  You may also call the tip line at 802-251-8188 to report anonymously.

False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities

Anthony W. Duchaine, 33, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 01/26/2017 Brattleboro Police met with Anthony W. Duchaine on a report of an assault. Duchaine told police that he was assaulted by another male. Subsequent investigation revealed that the Duchaine was not assaulted by the male he claimed assaulted him. Duchaine was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge of False reports to law enforcement authorities.

Unlawful Trespass

William S. Bostwick Jr., 35, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 03/17/17 at approximately 2251 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal St. for a trespassing issue. Upon investigation it was determined that William S. Bostwick Jr. violated a no trespass order for the business. Bostwick was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date in time.

Contempt of Court

Damian Dukette, 23, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 3/6/17 while investigating an unrelated incident on Canal St. in Brattleboro, Dukette was located and found to be in violation of 3 of his court ordered conditions of release, in that he was in contact with an individual he was ordered to refrain from contact with, was within 300 feet of said individual, and was inside a residence that he was ordered not to reside in.

Dukette turned himself in to Brattleboro Police Department, where he was cited, processed, lodged, and released on conditions of release.

Dukette will appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date to answer the charge of Contempt Of Court.

Unlawful Trespass

Diana Dee, 38, Of Dover, VT

Officer Vinton

On 02/28/17 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro Police were dispatch to a local business on Putney Road for a report of Unlawful Trespass. Upon investigation it was determined that Diana Dee violated a No Trespass order that was issued by a business. Dee was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Unlawful Trespass

James Neveu, 56, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 3/7/17 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Transportation Center in the Town of Brattleboro to investigate a report of an intoxicated male. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of James Neveu, of Brattleboro for unlawful trespass . Neveu was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station for processing. He was cited and released and will appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date to answer to the offense.