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Brattleboro Police Department Press Releases. 

Burglary

Denise Madeja, 41, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Lynde

On 07/11/2015, Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Elliot Street for a female who had broken in and taken money. Police conducted an investigation and arrested Denise Madeja for burglary. Madeja was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing and then released on a citation to court for a later date and time.

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Burglary

Daniel Williams, 28, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 05/30/2015, members of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a motel on Putney Road for a report of a theft. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Daniel Williams for Burglary. Williams was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was held on $500 bail and will appear in court on Monday to answer the charge.

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Burglray, Unlawful Mischief

Trevor Clark, 19, of Westminister, VT

Officer Lynde

On 05/18/2015, Brattleboro responded to a Putney Road businesses for the theft of two televisions. When police arrived a short investigation took place and Trevor Clark was arrested on scene and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. Clark was held on $5000.00 bail.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Captain Carrignan

The Brattleboro police department recently released information related to burglaries in the area and would like to release additional information on the status of those investigations.   

BPD patrol officers continue to take reports and conduct initial investigations into burglaries.  BPD detectives are conducting active and ongoing investigations.  Some of these cases involve cooperation with NH law enforcement agencies and Vermont State Police.   

Several suspects have been identified, but names are not being released at this time because releasing them prematurely would limit investigations.  Stolen property has been recovered during the course of these investigations, including money, prescription medications, and firearms.  As the investigations continue and conclude, arrests are expected. 

BPD reminds citizens to take steps to prevent burglaries and to report suspicious circumstances.  Capt. Mark Carignan points out that "We are out in the community a lot, but people know their own neighborhoods better than we ever could because they live there every day.  If you see something out of place, call the police.  We are a full time agency and have officers available 24 hours a day to respond.  We would much rather respond and find out the situation was not a problem than not get a call and miss a burglary." 

Citizens can take additional steps to prevent burglaries by locking doors and windows in their homes and vehicles.  Garages, back doors, and basement bulkheads are often overlooked by homeowners but are common burglary access points.  If you leave town, make arrangements to have your mail stopped and your newspapers picked up.  If there is a storm while you are gone, make sure someone shovels your snow.  A house that appears unoccupied is an attractive target for a burglar.

Burglary

Officer Kerylow

On 02/25/2015 members of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on High Street for a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, the resident advised that the suspect made entry to the residence and then fled on foot. The suspect was a white male, in his mid twenties, approximately 5'9", had scruffy facial hair, was wearing jeans and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt under a gray puffy jacket. Any information on this incident, please contact Officer Kerylow at the Brattleboro Police Department.

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Burglary and School Lockdown

Christopher R. McLean, 31, of Brattleboro, VT

Captain Carignan

On 2/19/15 at around 1:00pm a resident of Oak Grove Avenue called to report a burglary in progress of his residence.  The complainant reported that the suspect had fled his house and provided a description of him. 

Several officers arrived within minutes and began to search the area for the suspect.  Police received information that the suspect had entered the Oak Grove School, which is about a quarter mile away from the location of the burglary.

 WSESU schools are on vacation this week, but the YMCA-Apire program is still taking place at Oak Grove School and there were about 27 elementary school aged children there.  Brattleboro police notified school staff what was occurring and they implemented their lock-down procedures.

Additional police resources responded and secured a perimeter around the school.  Officers began a tactical search of the school and located the above subject hiding in a woman's bathroom.  He was arrested without incident.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.  However, police have learned that the above subject has a young child who attends the Aspire program.  As a result, he was allowed access to the school by a staff member.  As soon as staff were notified of the incident the children were segregated into a secure class room.

The suspect had direct contact with his child only.  For a brief period he was present in a room with other children.  No children were in danger, injured, or witnessed any violent events during this incident.  Children did not witness the arrest.  No weapons were reported to be involved in this incident and no weapons were located.

Approximately 16 police officers responded to the scene.  The Vermont State Police and Vermont DMV enforcement assisted.

As of this release Mclean is in police custody, but arraignment and bail information has not been determined.

Burglaries

Brattleboro Police Department

Over the past several weeks the Brattleboro police department has responded to several burglaries in town. Many of these have occurred in the West Brattleboro area, but burglaries have been reported at several areas in town. Stolen property has included electronics, money, and collectible items.

The Brattleboro police are actively investigating these crimes. Burglaries have been reported in other nearby communities and BPD is working collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies to solve these crimes.

The Brattleboro police would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens to lock their homes and vehicles. Captain Mark Carignan stated "many times people in rural communities feel safe leaving their homes and vehicles unlocked. While we do live in one of the safest state's in the country, it is essential to lock doors and secure buildings. Exterior lighting can help as well. If you are leaving your home for several days, put lights on a timer and have mail and newspaper deliveries stopped. Have a friend or neighbor check on your house regularly and take care of things like shoveling snow. These small steps can all help deter a burglar."

Finally, BPD asks citizens to report unusual activity in their neighborhoods. This could include an unrecognized car passing through several times, suspicious persons, or anything that appears out of place.

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Burglary

William Brown, 48 year old male, of Brattleboro

Officer A. Petlock

Officers conducted an investigation regarding the theft of items from a storage facility in Brattleboro. Investigation revealed that William Brown entered several individual storage spaces and removed items. Brown was issued a citation for the offenses of burglary, petit larceny, and unlawful mischief. He was ordered to appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date.

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Burglary

Christopher Mclean, 31 of Brattleboro

Officer Cerreto

On January 14, 2015 the Brattleboro Police arrested Christopher Mclean, 31, of Brattleboro, VT and charged him with Burglary. Mclean was cited to appear in the Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division at a alter date to answer to this charge.

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Burglary

Tammy Stowell, 41, of Newfane, VT

Officer Lynde

On 11/12/14 Brattleboro Police responded to Deepwood Drive for a reported burglary that had occurred sometime during the day. An investigation lead to the arrest of Tammy Stowell. Stowell was cited to appear in court for a later date and time.

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Burglary/Unlawful Mischief/Larceny

Daniel Koolick,19, of Brattleboro, VT

Lt. Kirkpatrick

On 10/31/14, Brattleboro Police responded to the report of a burglary into a business at 81 Williams Street in the town of Brattleboro. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Daniel Koolick, 19 years of age. Koolick was lodged at the Brattleboro Police lockup for the charges of burglary, unlawful mischief, larceny, and violating his court ordered conditions of release. Koolick was held on $2500 bail for the charges.

Burglary

Detective Lt Carrier

Updated Press Release as of November 4, 2014:

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 3:45am, the Vermont Jazz Center located at Cotton Mill Hill complex was burglarized. Stolen during the burglary was a sound board, amplifiers, as well as other similar electronics.

A $500.00 reward is being offered to information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burglary and theft.

Anyone having information regarding the burglary is asked to contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950.

Original Press Release:

The Brattleboro Police Department is currently investigating a burglary that occurred in the Town of Brattleboro.

 Information gleaned from the investigation indicates around 3:45am on October 23, 2014, at least two subjects entered a local business on Cotton Mill Hill and stole a significant amount of electronic equipment.  Some of the items stolen were mixing boards, speakers, amplifiers, as well as other electronic type devices.

 Anyone having information regarding the burglary or the stolen electronics, is asked to contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950 or the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.

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Burglary; Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Trespass, Petit Larceny, DC

Samuel Lazzaro, 22, of Brattleboro

Sgt. Emery

The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a male that had broken into a facility and was subdued by people inside. Samuel Lazzaro, 22, of Brattleboro was subsequently arrested and charged with Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Trespass, Disorderly Conduct and Petit Larceny. He was ordered held in lieu of $5,000.00 bail. He will answer to these charges at a later date.

Burglary

Daniel Koolick, 19 of Brattleboro

Officer Stanley

On 7/14/14, the Brattleboro Police Department arrested Daniel Koolick for a burglary that occurred in April. Koolick was processed, cited and released to appear in court at a later date.

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1st Degree Aggravated Domestic, Domestic, and Burglary

Date of Incident: 03/21/14

Sgt. Emery

Patrick Cusson, 24, of Brattleboro, VT

On 03/20/14, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence in Brattleboro for a report of a domestic dispute.  After the investigation, Patrick Cusson was arrested for 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Domestic Assault, Interference with Access to Emergency Services, Unlawful Mischief and Burglary.   He will appear in Windham County Superior Court to answer to these charges on 03/21/14.  

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Burglary

Date of Incident: 01/19/14

Officer Whiteman

On 01/19/14 at 2227 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the HCRS offices at 51 Fairview St.  Upon arrival officers discovered that forced entry had been made into the building.  A search revealed no one was located inside.  The investigation into this incident is continuing.  It is requested that anyone having any information into this incident, contact the Brattleboro Police Department at (802) 257-7950.

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