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Trespassing

George A. Gravatt, 30, of Brattleboro, VT

Lt. Warner

On 11/15/17 at 1021hrs, Brattleboro Officers encountered George A. Gravatt, 30, in the Preston Parking Lot on Flat St. Gravatt was trespassed from the lot in July of this year for having an open container of alcohol in public. Gravatt was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/5/17 to answer to the charge of Unlawful Trespass.

Driving with a Suspended License

James F. Davis, Jr., 46, of Windsor, VT

Sgt. Petlock

On 11/09/17 at approximately 2:45am, Officers stopped a vehicle on Western Avenue after identifying a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the operator, identified as James F. Davis, Jr. was under criminal license suspension in the State of Vermont. Davis was subsequently arrested, and issued a citation for the offense ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/26/17.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident/ Driving Under the Influence

Keith A. Harvey, 50, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/10/2017 at approximately 1241 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the area of 972 Putney Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision. It was advised that an operator of one of the vehicles fled on foot. Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. also responded.

Upon arrival, witnesses advised a male who was operating a red 2006 Ford Focus had fled on foot to a motel on Putney Road. Brattleboro Police and EMS personnel tended to a female operator who was operating a black 2012 Subaru Outback. She was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Brattleboro Police were able to locate Keith A. Harvey at a motel on Putney Road. Through investigation it was determined that Harvey was the operator who fled on foot.

Harvey was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Harvey was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged and ordered held until sober. Harvey was later issued a citation to appear in court on 12/05/2017 to answer the charges.

 

Retail Theft

Michael J. Campbell, 42, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/04/2017 Brattleboro Police received a report from a business on Canal Street regarding a theft complaint. An officer was in the parking lot of the business on a separate incident and observed a male subject exit the business and started to run from employees.

The male was apprehended and was identified as Michael J. Campbell. Campbell had taken several items from the business without paying and dropped them while running from business employees. All items were recovered.

It was discovered that Campbell also had an outstanding warrant in the State of Vermont. Campbell was arrested for the outstanding warrant and for the offense of Retail Theft.

Campbell was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged in lieu of $5,000 cash bail for the warrant and was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/19/2017 for the offense of Retail Theft.

Unlawful Trespass and Criminal Contempt

James H. Neveu, 61, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/04/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center for a report of a male subject sleeping on the top level of the Transportation Center near near the elevator.

Upon arrival, James H. Neveu was located sleeping in the foyer area of the Transportation Center. It was discovered that Neveu had been previously trespassed from the Transportation Center and had active Conditions of Release that he must remain 300 feet away from the Transportation Center. Neveu was found to be in possession of alcohol which is another violation of his active Conditions of Release.

Neveu was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and lodged. Neveu was issued Conditions of Release and a citation to appear in court on 12/05/2017 to answer the charges.

 

Motor Vehicle Crash, Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Jami-Leigh Ashcraft, 26, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 11/3/17 Brattleboro Police responded to a 2 car motor vehicle crash on Main Street at the intersection of Elliot St.

Upon arrival police spoke to many witnesses, who all stated that the operator of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado bearing NH REG 3682019 had fled the scene.

Ashcraft, who was with the vehicle, stated that she had been operating the vehicle, and that she was alone. In total 5 citizens assisted the Police in providing their witness statements. These citizens all stated that a male was operating the vehicle, and left the scene after the crash.

Investigation is currently ongoing, and the Police do have a suspect.

Ashcraft was issued a citation for False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer. She will appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/19/17 to answer her charge.

The Brattleboro Police Department would like to thank the members of the community who stepped up and assisted the Police in the investigation.

Retail Theft

Brooke Saladino-Balch, 50, Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Witherbee

Brattleboro Police responded to a business downtown for a report of a shoplifter. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen merchandise from another downtown business in her possession. Brooke Saladino-Balch was cited for criminal court on 12/05/17 to answer charges on two counts of Retail Theft.

Possession of Stolen Property

Tonya L. Camolli, 33, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 09/29/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Washington Street for a report of a theft. It was reported by all three residents that they were missing items from their home.

Police were able to track an iPad mini that was stolen from the residence to a residence on Pleasant Street. Upon arrival, Police located three bags in the parking lot area of the residence.

The bags were seized and a search warrant was subsequently applied for and approved for the bags. Police were able to recover items from the residence on Washington Street and were able no identify the bags as belonging to Camolli.

Camolli was located at a later date and was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/19/2017 to answer the charge.

Motor Vehicle Crash with Pedestrian

LT Perkins

On November 6, 2017 at 2002 hours the Brattleboro Police responded to Western Avenue, in the area of George Miller Drive for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. On arrival, a female pedestrian was located in the roadway. The operator of the vhicle, Walter Stearns (55 years of age) of Brattleboro remained on scene. EMS responded and treated the pedestiran. The pedestiran was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Rescue Inc. She was then transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH by DHART.

The pedestrian's condition was later reported as stable.

Western Ave.  in the area was closed to traffic for approximately 1 hour while the police conducted their investigation of the scene. Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950. No charges have been brough forward as police continue to investigate the incident.

Crash

Officer Vinton

On 11/06/17 at approximately 1915, The Brattleboro Police responded to Western Ave. for a report of a cyclist crash. Upon investigation it was determined that a male traveling east on Western Ave. drove his bicycle into a parked vehicle as he turned his head to check for traffic. The male sustained non-life threating injuries and was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hosptial. The vehicle sustained substantial damage to it's rear-end. The vehicle was able to be driven from the scene and it was unoccupied during the incident. In the area of the crash, Western Ave. was closed to one lane traffic for about thirty minutes, as local Fire and Rescue provided aid.

Motor vehicle accident with pedestrian

SGT Witherbee

On 11/02/17, at approximately 1356 hours, Brattleboro Police, Rescue Inc. and Brattleboro Fire Department responded to the intersection of Canal St. and Clark Ave. for a report of a pedestrian struck by a car. During the investigation, the pedestrian, Mark Allen (41 of Brattleboro) reported he had no injuries. Allen was treated on scene by Rescue Inc. and released.

Jason Stover (41 of Brattleboro) was attempting to make a turn onto Canal St. from Clark Ave. and when doing so, his vehicle, 2010 Honda Insight struck Allen, causing him to fall to the ground. There was no damage caused to the vehicle in the crash.

 

Domestic Assault, Assault on a Police Officer

Adam J. Martin, 44, Brattleboro VT

Officer Cable

On 10/30/17, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of an active domestic dispute occurring at a residence. Upon arrival, Officers made contact with Adam J. Martin, 44, of Brattleboro. During the investigation, Martin became assaultive towards the officers on scene and was subsequently sprayed with pepper spray and Tased. He was charged with Domestic Assault X2, Attempted Assault on a Police Officer, Cruelty to Animals, Interference with Emergency Services, Burglary, Unlawful Mischief and Unlawful Restraint.

Martin was ordered held in lieu of $3,000.00 bail. He will appear in Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division on 10/31/17.

Accident

Officer Hamilton

On October 30 2017 at approximately 1145 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Oak St. and Chapin St. for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival officers found that the single vehicle involved struck a residence in the area. The scene was secured with the assistance of the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc., and the operator was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

DRIVING WHILE CRIMINALLY SUSPENDED

James F Davis 48, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 10/28/2017 at approximately 2200 hours, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle being driven by James F Davis.  A records check revealed that Davis's license was criminally suspended in the state of Vermont.  Davis was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was finger printed and photographed. He was issued a Citation ordering him to appear at Windham County Superior Court on 12/12/2017 to answer to the charge.

DOMESTIC ASSUALT

Nicholas Poplawski 32, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 10/28/2017, at approximately 1400 hours, Officers responded to a residence on South Main Street on a report of a Domestic Assault.  Upon arrival, they could hear a male and female arguing inside the apartment. They knocked on the door and a female answered. She stated that she was having a verbal argument with her husband.

She stated that the argument was only verbal today. She stated that they had gotten into a another argument the previous day and that Nicholas had physically assaulted her.  Nicholas was arrested for the offense of Domestic Assault and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted and photographed. He was released on Conditions and issued a Citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 10/30/2017 to answer to the charge.

Disorderly Conduct

Steven M. Brown, 28, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On October 24, 2017 Brattleboro Police responded to business on Flat Street for the report of male acting belligerent and leaving the area. Through investigation it was determined that Steven M. Brown was screaming obscenities in a public area in the presence of staff members and members of the public. Brown was issued a citation to appear at the Windham County Superior Courthouse on 12/12/17 to answer to the charge.

SALE OF CRACK COCAINE

Kevin McGirr 35, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 10/15/2017, Brattleboro Police received an anonymous tip regarding a recent burglary at a local Jewelry Store. The caller stated that a female involved in the burglary could be located at a residence on Canal Street.  During a search Officers located Crack Cocaine.

McGirr was arrested and charged with the sale and distribution of Crack Cocaine. He was released on Conditions and issued a Citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/05/2017 to answer to the charges. The female was also located and the investigation into the Jewelry Store burglary is still under investigation.

Unlawful Mischief

Michael Lacroix - 62 - West Chesterfield

Officer Lynde

On July 31, 2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a dispute at a Putney Road business. When police arrived they found there was an argument between two separate parties and one of them ran over the other's construction materials. Police were able to identify that male as Michael Lacroix. Lacroix was issued a citation to appear in court on December 5, 2017 for the charge of unlawful mischief.

TRAFFICKING HEROIN, COCAINE AND CRACK COCAINE

Crystal Willard 27, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

Crystal Willard was arrested as a result of a recent Drug Bust and ongoing investigation that occurred on Green Street on 10/05/2017 during a traffic stop. She was originally charged with Possession of Cocaine and Heroin. A search of Willard's home later resulted in Willard being charged with Trafficking of Heroin, Trafficking of Crack Cocaine, Trafficking of Cocaine, and Possession of a Controlled and Regulated Drug.

She was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where she was fingerprinted and photographed. She was lodged and later ordered released on Conditions. She was issued a Citation ordering her to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/12/2017 to answer to the charges.

Trespassing

Tammy Wright, 46, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Lynde

On October 26, 2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a Business on Linden Street for a trespassing complaint. When police arrived they met with Tammy Wright who police found to be trespassed from the property. Wright was issued a citation to appear in court on December 12, 2017 for the charge of trespassing.