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Brattleboro Police Department Press Releases. 

Assault and Robbery

George G. Tarbell, 30, of Brattleboro, VT

Det. Lt. Carrier

The Brattleboro Police Department has made a second arrest in the Assault and Robbery that occurred on the night of April 23, 2015.

Information learned from the investigation conducted by the Brattleboro Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division, identified a second suspect in the case. The suspect was identified as George G. Tarbell.

Tarbell was arrested without incident on May 9, 2015 and his being charged with Assault and Robbery, Larceny from a Person and Aggravated Disorderly Conduct.

Tarbell is currently being held on $5,000.00 bail at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield Vermont pending his arraignment in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division.

Untimely

Det.Lt.Mike Carrier

On May 9, 2015 at 08:13 hours, Emergency Services to include the Brattleboro Police Department, responded to a residence on Green Street in Brattleboro for a reported unconscious male.

Upon their arrival it was determined the male was deceased.

Members of the Brattleboro Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division was contacted to investigate the death.

A preliminary finding indicates the death is not considered to be suspicious in nature.

The deceased was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington Vermont for an autopsy.

The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin and results from the autopsy.

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Untimely Death

Detective LT Mike Carrier

On April 18, 2015 at 10:33 hours, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence in Brattleboro for a welfare check. Upon arrival it was determined the male resident was deceased. The death is not considered to be suspicious in nature.

The body was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy.

At this time the name of the deceased will not be released pending notification of the next of kin.

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Suspect in Circle K Robbery Apprehended

Nicholas J. Lapedota, age 34, of Brattleboro, VT

Det. Lt. Carrier

On March 8, 2015 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Circle K on Canal Street for a reported robbery. The robbery was investigated by the BPD's Criminal Investigation Division. Information learned from the investigation developed probable cause to charge Nicholas J. Lapedota, age 34, of Brattleboro as the alleged robber.

Surveillance operations were conducted of the suspect to maximize public safety at the time of his arrest.

As a result of the surveillance, on March 31, 2015 at approximately 08:15 hours, Lapedota was located on Putney Road near St. Michaels Episcopal Church.

In a coordinated effort Officer Josh Lynde from the Patrol Division made initial contact with Lapedota. Once Officer Lynde initiated contact, Lapedota fled on foot into St. Michaels Episcopal Church. Additional Officer's responded and secured a perimeter. Lapedota was located inside the Church and was taken into custody.

Lapedota is being held on $50,000.00 bail and was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility pending his arraignment in Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division.

Lapedota has been charged with Assault & Robbery, Larceny from a Person, Obsturction of Justice and Resisting Arrest.

 

 

Death

Detective LT Mike Carrier

On March 24, 2015 at 10:37am, Brattleboro Emergency Services were called to a residence on Chestnut Street West in Brattleboro for a reported new born baby in distress.

The new born was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and pronounced deceased. The new born was then transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington Vermont where an autopsy will be performed.

The Brattleboro Police Department is working in conjunction with the OCME's to determine the cause and manner of death.

 

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Dead Body

Detective Lt. Carrier

On March 12, 2015 at 12:11 hours, the Brattleboro Police Department and members of Emergency Services responded to a residence on Melrose Street for a reported medical problem.

Upon arrival a female was found deceased. The death does not appear to be suspicious in nature nor is there any threat to the public.

The deceased will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington Vermont for an autopsy.

The name of the decedent will not be released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

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Robbery

On March 8, 2015 at 21:47 hours, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Circle K on Canal Street for a reported robbery.

Upon arrival Officer's determined the store had been robbed by a lone male. The male entered the store and approached the clerk demanding money. The robber told the clerk he had a gun but no gun was displayed. The clerk gave the robber the cash and the robber fled the store with an undetermined amount of money. There were no reported injuries.

A Vermont State Police Canine Unit was called in to assist. The canine tracked the robber behind the store and to a location behind Burger King. The robber was not found and may have driven away from the scene in a light colored SUV type vehicle.

Detectives from the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division was called in to investigate the robbery. Evidence was recovered from the scene and will be processed for evidentiary value.

The robber is described as a white male, approximately 5'3", 120-130 lbs, dark hair and had some facial hair (mustache). The robber was wearing light brown boots, jeans that are faded in the knee and thigh area, a black coat with a blue shirt underneath and a purple knit cap.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact BPD's Criminal Investigation Division at 802-257-7950.

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Apartment Fire

Detective LT. Carrier

On February 6, 2015 at 17:27 hours, the Brattleboro Fire and Police Departments responded to 27 Brattle Street in Brattleboro for a reported apartment fire.

Upon arrival fire was observed coming out of a second floor apartment. The fire was brought under control by the Brattleboro Fire Department.

The occupant of the apartment was transported to the BMH by Rescue Inc for smoke inhalation and was later released. All other occupants of the building were accounted for.

The fire investigation is continuing but at this time the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

 

 

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Reported Sexual Assault

Detective LT Mike Carrier

Circumstances of Event:

On January 6, 2015 at approximately 22:11 hours, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Elm Street in Brattleboro for a reported sexual assault.

The Brattleboro Police Criminal Investigation Division was called in to investigate the assault.

The investigation is currently active and therefore no further information will be disseminated at this time.

As the investigation continues additional press release updates may be released.

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Unattended Death

Karen B. Bucher, 62, of Brattleboro, VT

Detective Lieutenant Carrier

The Brattleboro Police Department has identified the female found dead in an apartment on Western Ave as Karen B. Bucher, age 62, of Brattleboro.

Her body was discovered on December 29, 2014 and the preliminary findings from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner does not appear her death was suspicious in nature. The final autopsy report is pending.

 

Sergeant Belville

On Monday, 12/29 at approximately 11:43 hours, emergency services responded to 270 Western Avenue for a report of an unresponsive adult. Upon arrival, this adult was found to be deceased. This investigation is still active and is being conducted by the Brattleboro Police Department. There is no suspicion of foul play involved. The name of the deceased is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. The deceased has been transported to the VT Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

 

Stabbing

Detective Lieutenant Carrier

On 12/09/14, at approximately 00:30 hours, Emergency Services to include the Brattleboro Police Department, responded to the area of Elliot Street and Elliot Terrace for a reported stabbing.

Upon their arrival, a male subject was located who had sustained multiple stab wounds. The male was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

As this is considered to be an active investigation, the victim's name and his current condition is not being released.

Anyone having information regarding the stabbing is asked to contact the BPD at 802-257-7950 or the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.

 

 

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Bank Robbery

David A. Abbott, age 69, of Gardner Massachusetts

Detective Lt Carrier

On November 20, 2014 at approximately12:33 hours, members of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Brattleboro Savings and Loan for a reported hold-up alarm.

Upon arrival, Officers determined the bank had been robbed by a male suspect who fled the scene in a car traveling south on Main Street. The suspects vehicle was located in the area of Exit 1 on Canal Street. The car was stopped by the Brattleboro Police Department and was assisted by the Vermont State Police.

The suspect in the car, identified as David A. Abbott, age 69, of Gardner was detained. Based on information learned from the investigation Abbott was subsequently charged with Assault and Robbery, Grand Larceny, and Larceny from a Person.

The car was towed to the BPD where later a search warrant was applied for and granted to search and seize items of evidential value.

Abbott is currently being held at the BPD on $250,000.00 bail pending his arraignment in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division to answer to the charges.

As this is still considered to be an active investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

 

Arrest Warrant

David M. Church, age 30, of Keene NH

Det. Lt. Mike Carrier

As a result of an investigation conducted by the Brattleboro Police Department, David M. Church, age 30, of Keene NH was arrested in Swanzey NH.

An arrest warrant was obtained from Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division, charging Church with Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Child under 16, Sexual Exploitation, and Indecent Material.

Information learned from the investigation lead authorities to believe that Church was in Swanzey NH. The Swanzey Police Department was notified and located Church. Church was arrested by members of the Swanzey PD without incident.

Church was transported to the Cheshire House of Corrections on a Fugitive from Justice charge where he will be held pending extradition back to Vermont.

Also assisting in the investigation was the Keene NH Police Department.

 

Motor Vehicle Accident - Fatality

Updated Press Release

The following press release was issued on 10/17/14 at approximately 09:55 hours.


The Brattleboro Police Department is releasing the names of the two individuals
involved in the fatal motor vehicle crash on October 25, 2014 at approximately
19:46 hours.
 
The driver is identified as Kyle D. Aubert, age 17, of Brattleboro and was
pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The passenger in the car, identified as Baily M. Strange, age 15, of Brattleboro
was transported to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon NH where
she is currently being treated for her injuries.
 
The crash remains under investigation.  Anyone having information related to the
crash is asked to contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950, or
the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.

No further information will be disseminated at this time.

Original Press Release

Detective Johnson

On 10/25/14 at approximately 19:45 hours the Brattleboro Police Department received a 911 regarding regarding a motor vehicle accident on Bonnyvale Road in Brattleboro, VT. Upon arrival emergency responders found a vehicle lying on its roof off of an embankment. Two occupants were found in the vehicle. The operator died on scene, and the passenger was life flighted to Dartmouth. Names of the occupants are not being released at this time.

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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Aggravated Sexual Assault charge

On March 3, 2013 at approximately 10:10 hours, Shawn Betit, age 34, of Brattleboro was arrested by the Brattleboro Police Department and charged with 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Domestic Assault and Unlawful Mischief.

The investigation continued and as a result of the investigation Betit has also been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint in the 1st Degree, and Interference with Access to Emergency Services.

Betit was arraigned today in Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division on the new charges and is currently being without bail pending further court proceedings.

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier

Untimely Death

On March 05, 2014 at approximately 14:45 hours, Emergency Services personnel, to include the Brattleboro Police Department, were called to a residence on East Orchard Street in Brattleboro for a reported deceased person.

Upon their arrival it was determined that Katheryn  Eppel, age 60, had died.

The Vermont State Police Crime Scene Search Team was notified and assisted in processing the scene.

The decedent was transported to the Vermont Medical Examiners Office in Burlington Vermont for an autopsy.

Based on the information learned to date, there is no threat to the general public.

As this is an active investigation, no further information will be disseminated.

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier

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Strong Arm Robbery

On January 18, 2014 at approximately 6:00am, members of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Exit 3 Mobil Station located on Putney Road for a reported robbery.

Through investigation it was learned a male entered the store and demanded money. The clerk gave the robber an undisclosed amount of money and the robber fled the store on foot traveling south on Putney Road. There was no weapon shown or reported injuries.

The robber is described as a white male, medium height with a small frame build. He had salt and pepper hair and was believed to be approx. 50 years old. The robber was wearing a gray sweatshirt with scruffy facial hair.

Video surveillance is currently being reviewed as well as other items of evidentiary value.

Anyone having information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Officer Adam Petlock or Det. Lt. Michael Carrier at the BPD, 802-257-7950 or the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier

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