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Brattleboro Police Department Press Releases. 

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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Robbery

On January 15, 2014 at approximately 9:15pm, members of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Domino's Pizza located on Canal Street 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 Canal Street. There was no weapon shown nor where there any reported injuries.

The robber is described as a white male, approx. 5'9" tall, 200 lbs, wearing a dark blue jacket, tan or khaki pants, and wore a dark colored knit type ski mask.

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 David Godinho or Det. Lt. Michael Carrier at the BPD, 802-257-7950 or the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188.

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Apparent Suicide

On January 12, 2014 at approximately 23:13 hours, Emergency Services personnel, to include the Brattleboro Police Department, were dispatched to a residence in MHTP in Brattleboro.

When officer's arrived they found a 13 year old dead who had died as the result of an apparent suicide.

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

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is on-going and therefore no further information will be disseminated at this time.

Detective Lt. Michael Carrier

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Aggravated Sexual Assault

On November 27, 2013 the Brattleboro Police Department received a report of a sexual assault that occurred in the Town of Brattleboro.

Through investigative means Jeffrey Anderson, age 29 of Brattleboro, was arrested on November 29, 2013 and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault. Anderson was arraigned in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division, on December 2nd, 2013 and held without bail at Southern State Correctional Facility.

Information gleaned from the investigation identified a second person who is alleged to have participated in the sexual assault. The second person was identified as William Brown, age 29, of Hinsdale, NH.

An arrest warrant was applied for and granted charging Brown with Aggravated Sexual Assault. Brown was believed to be staying in New Hampshire and efforts were made to locate and arrest Brown on the warrant.

During the early morning hours on December 12, 2013, Brown was arrested at a residence on Plain Road in Hinsdale, NH.

Brown's arrest was the result of a collaborative effort by the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, which consist of members from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Greenfield PD, and Deputy U.S. Marshals; the Vermont Violent Offender Task Force, as well as members of the Brattleboro and Hinsdale Police Departments.

Brown was transported to Cheshire House of Corrections pending his arraignment and extradition back to Vermont to answer to the charges.

Assault and Robbery

Date of Incident: 11/12/13 @ 1930

Lt. Carrier

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Cory Davis, the suspect who was being sought by the Brattleboro Police Department in connection with the assault and robbery at America's Best on 11/10/13 has been arrested in Fitchburg Massachusetts.  Davis was arrested on a Vermont felony warrant for Criminal Contempt, DUI #1, and Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer.

The BPD learned Davis was believed to be at a residence in Fitchburg and coordinated with the Fitchburg Police Department with his apprehension.

Davis will be held in MA pending extradition back to Vermont.

At this point in time no further information will be made available.

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Motor Vehicle Accident involving a Pedestrian

On November 11, 2013 at approximately 08:34 hours, Emergency Services personnel responded to the area of 435 Western Avenue in Brattleboro for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

Through preliminary investigation it was learned Eric Tuepker, age 40, appeared to have been struck by the side of a flat-bed trailer that was being pulled by a 2003 Ford F250 pickup truck, driven by Ronald Farrington, age 56.

Tuepker was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Rescue Inc and then life-flighted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center via DHART to be treated for his injuries.  Tuepker is currently listed in stable condition.

Western Ave. had to be closed for approximately an hour and a half due to the accident.

The accident is still under investigation, however, speed or alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier Brattleboro Police Department

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Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card

The Brattleboro Police Department is trying to identify the suspect in the attached image.  He is a suspect associated in the theft of a backpack from a motor vehicle on Western Ave in Brattleboro.  The theft of the backpack occurred on the afternoon of October 12, 2013.  A credit card that was contained inside the backpack was used by this suspect at a local business a few minutes later after the theft.

Anyone having information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Officer David Godinho or Detective Lt. Michael Carrier at the BPD, 802-257-7950, the TIPSLINE at 802-251-8188, or bpd@sover.net

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier Brattleboro Police Department

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Felony Unlawful Mischief Arrest

A local man has been arrested and charged with Felony Unlawful Mischief.

Shane Mercy, age 34, of Brattleboro was arrested on October 23, 2013 for the offense without incident.  An investigation was begun into allegations that Mercy had intentionally caused damage to machinery at Windham County Solid Waste in Brattleboro where he had been working.

After his arrest, Mercy was transported to the BPD where he was processed and released on conditions.  Mercy was issued a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division to answer to the charge at a later date.

Detective Lieutenant Michael Carrier

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Untimely Death

Date of incident: 9/23/13

Det. Lt. Michael Carrier

On September 23, 2013 at approximately 17:41 hours, members of the Brattleboro Police Department conducted a welfare check at a residence on Frost Street in Brattleboro.

Upon checking the residence, it was determined the occupant of the residence was deceased.

Preliminary investigation does not indicate the death was suspicious in nature.  The body was transported to the Vermont Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy to determine the manner and cause of death.

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

 

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Untimely Death

Date of incident: 09/20/19

Det. Lt. Mike Carrier

On 09/18/13 at approximately 6:40pm, Emergency Services personnel responded to an address located on Green Street for a reported unconscious female.  Upon their arrival it was determined a 65 year old female had died.
 
Through investigation it was determined her death was not suspicious in nature and she died from natural causes.

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