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SNOW REMOVAL, Parking Lots tonight

OIC Ryan Washburn

To:           AREA NEWS MEDIA

FROM:    Town of Brattleboro

DATE:      01/17/2018

RE:          PARKING LOT SNOW REMOVAL

            The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect. 

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.  

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions.     

Kidnapping/Second Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault/Interference with Access to Emergency Services

Walter Taylor, 25, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 1/10/2018, Brattleboro Officers received a 911 call.   A female could be heard screaming.  That call was abruptly disconnected.  Officers were able to identify the owner of phone from which the call had originated and began an investigation to determine the female caller’s location.  Subsequent investigation determined that the caller was with Walter M Taylor, 25 of Brattleboro. 

 Taylor was later located along with the female caller.  Investigation revealed that he forced the female into his vehicle and kidnapped her. In the process the female suffered a broken hand.  He then drove around with the female in his vehicle for an extended amount of time.  He then took her cell phone from her to prevent her from calling for help.   There were no weapons involved. 

 Taylor was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro police Department where he was processed.  He was ordered held without bail and is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 1/11/2018 to answer to the charges. 

The female was treated at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for her injuries and later released. 

Motor Vehicle Crash

Officer Kerylow

On 01/10/2018 at approximately 0919 hours Brattleboro Police and EMS personnel responded to Marlboro Road for a motor vehicle collision with injury.

 Allison R. Fiske was operating a white 2012 Toyota Highlander, east bound, and rear ended a white 2012 Chevrolet Express van which was operated by Shawn A. Frost.

The east bound lane of Marlboro Road was shut down for approximately 30 minutes until both vehicles were removed.

Frost was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non life threatening injuires. Fiske did not sustain any injuries from the crash.

Assault Investigation

Officer Vinton

On 01/09/18 at approximately 1527, Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Elm St. for a female that had sustained  multiple injuries and  was seeking medical attention.  Upon investigation it was determined that the injured female had cuts to her neck and chest. The victim was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life threating injuries.

This incident remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Brattleboro Police Department.

Domestic Assault

Lafayette, Marquis, D 57, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 1/8/2018, Brattleboro Officers responded to a residence located on Pleasant Street on a report of a Domestic Assault.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Marquis D Lafayette, 57 of Brattleboro.  He was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was ordered held until sober.  He is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 1/09/2018, to answer to the charge. 

Death

Detective Johnson

Updated Release: An autopsy was performed on the decedent and investigation is ongoing. The BPD is continuing to coordinate with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and area service agencies on this case. More information will be released when possible. We thank the community for their support and understanding.

Initial Release: On January 7, 2018 at 13:11 hours, members of the Brattleboro Police Department and Emergency Services responded to Birge Street for a medical emergency involving a one month year old. The one month year old was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

This death is currently being investigated by the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

 

DUI

Linn, Matthew, 43, Hinsdale

Officer Vinton

On 01/06/18 at approximately 2:07 a.m. the Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Elm St. for a male that was pounding on a door stating he was not dressed for the weather. Upon investigation it was determined that Matthew Linn, 43, of Hinsdale was intoxicated and was in possesion of his motor vehicle on a public highway. Linn was arrested for DUI and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station. Linn was later issued a citation to appear in court on 01/23/18 to face the charge.

Unlawful Mischief

Hazlett, Nathan E, 44 of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 1/02/2018, Brattleboro Officers responded to a residence on Canal Street on a report of property damage.  Upon arrival they observed that the glass, to the exterior door to the building had been shattered.  Witnesses stated that they believed Nathan E Hazlett to be responsible.  Hazlett was located a short time later and admitted to causing the damage.  He was issued a Citation for Unlawful Mischief.  He is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court to answer to the charge on 2/13/2018. 

Death

Detective Johnson

On January 7, 2018 at 13:11 hours, members of the Brattleboro Police Department and Emergency Services responded to Birge Street for a medical emergency involving a one month year old. The one month year old was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

This death is currently being investigated by the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

 

Snow Removal from Streets

To:           AREA NEWS MEDIA

 

FROM:    Town of Brattleboro

DATE:     01/07/2018   

RE:          DOWNTOWN DISTRICT SNOW REMOVAL

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.  

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.   

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions. 

              

Arrest on Warrant

George Gravatt, 30, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On January 6 2018 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department located George Gravatt on Elliot St. Gravatt was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on January 8 to face the charges.

Criminal DLS

Brandon Lee, 34, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

While on a routine patrol, Brattleboro Officers observed a vehicle south on Frost Street and observed the vehicle to be in violation of an Inspection Manual Requirement.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and found its operator Brandon P. Lee, 34 of Brattleboro to have a Criminally Suspended Driver's License.  Lee was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted and photographed.  He was released on a Citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 02/13/2018.

 

DUI

Shawn Magee, 47, of California

Steven Witherell, 30, of Massachusetts

Officer Wilson

On 12/30/2017, Brattleboro Officers responded to a two car motor vehicle collision on Sunset Lake Road. Susequent investigation revealed that both operators were under the influence of alcohol.  Witherell and Magee were both arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where they were fingerprinted and photographed.  They were issued Citations ordering them to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 01/16/2018 to answer to the charge.

Burglary

Jared Johnson, 26, of Brattleboro, VT

Jami-Leigh Webber, 26, of Brattleboro, VT

Detective Whiteman

In the month of October 2017, the Brattleboro Police Department began an investigation of multiple burglaries that had occurred in the Town of Brattleboro.  Through the course of the investigation the Brattleboro Police identified Johnson and his girlfriend Webber as suspects.  Johnson was arrested and charged for Burlary into an Occupied Dwelling x2.  Johnson was fingerprinted and photographed for these offenses.  Johnson was orderred to go to the Windham County Suprior Court Criminal Division on 01/02/2018.  Webber was arrested for Aiding in the Commission of Felony and Possession of Stolen Property.  Webber was fingerprinted and photographed for these offenses and ordered to go to the Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on 02/06/2018 to answer to thses offenses.

Assault

James A. Harris, 31, of Chicopee, MA

Sgt. Petlock

On 12/31/17 at approximately 7:00am, Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Green Street for a reported dispute involving a female and male. Investigation revealed that the male assaulted the female outside the residence. The female was treated at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for minor injuries related to the assault. There were no weapons involved in the incident. The male was identified as James A. Harris. He was arrested for the offense of Simple Assault, and later issued a citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 02/13/18.

 

Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

Tyler Reynolds, 22, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Fletcher

On December 28, 2017 at approximately 1612 hours the Brattleboro Pollice responded to a residence for a report of a persons attempting to break in.  Through investigation it was determined Tyler Reynolds had broken into an apartment by force, damaging the property.  Reynolds was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing.  Tyler was released with a citation to appear at the Windham County Superior Court, Criminal DIvision on 02/3/2018 to answer to the charges.

Unlawful Trespass

Chelsie Ouellette, 42, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On December 28, 2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Putney Road for the report of a female that staff would like trespassed.  The female was identified as Chelsie Ouellette.  Through investigation it was determined that Ouellette had previously been trespassed from the business.  Ouellette was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing.  Ouellette was released with a citation to appear at the Windham County Superior Court on 02/13/2018 to answer to the charge.

Snow Removal Harmony Lot

To:           AREA NEWS MEDIA

 

FROM:    Town of Brattleboro

DATE:      01/05/2018

RE:          PARKING LOT SNOW REMOVAL

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect. 

Snow and ice will be removed from the Harmony Lot in the downtown area this evening.  

Parked vehicles in the Harmony Lot must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions.     

SNOW Removal from Parking LOTS tonight

Lt Warner     

To:          AREA NEWS MEDIA

FROM:    Town of Brattleboro

DATE:      01/04/2018

RE:          PARKING LOT SNOW REMOVAL

            The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect. 

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.  

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions.     

 

Operation after suspension or revocation of license

Trampas Farrell 48, of Vernon

Officer Fletcher

On 12/16/17 at approximately 2124 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the parking lot of a business on Canal St in the Town of Brattleboro for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Trampas Farrell of Vernon. A records check showed Farrell's operator's license was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont. Farrell was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police station where he was processed for this offense. Farrell was released on citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 1/23/17