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Domestic Assault

Gary Ewens, 61, residence Brattleboro

Officer Vinton

On 07/25/17 at approximately 5:00 a.m. Brattleboro Police responded to a report of a male possible being stabbed on Canal St. The stabbing was unfounded. Upon investigation, it was determined that Gary Ewens, 61, of Brattleboro committed the offense of Domestic Assault. Ewens was treated on scene by Rescue. The victim also showed signs of strangulation. Ewens was arrested for Domestic Assault and transported to The Brattleboro Police Station. Ewens was issued conditions of release and a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court on 07/26/17 to face the charges.

Burglaries

Benjamin Lyons (40) of Trescott Township, ME

Detective Eaton

On the morning of 07/24/2017 Brattleboro Police took reports of multiple burglaries of commercial businesses on Putney Road. Investigators from Brattleboro Police and the Vermont State Police coordinated a quickly-developing investigation that led to the identification of Benjamin Lyons (40) of Trescott Township, ME, as the suspected burglar. Lyons was located in Newfane, and after a brief foot pursuit he was taken into custody. Lyons was later ordered held in the Brattleboro lockup on $20,000 bail in relation to the burglaries and an extraditable warrant from the State of Maine for Trafficking.

 

Unlawful Trespass

William Roy, 32, residence homeless

Officer Vinton

On 07/22/17 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to a call about a trespassing issue on the New England Central Railroad property. Upon investigation it was determined that William Roy was trespassing on the property. Roy was issued a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court on 08/29/17 to face the charge.

Unlawful Trespass

James Neveu, 61 of Brattleboro

SGT Stanley

On 7/20/17 the Brattleboro Police Department encountered James Neveu, 61 year old male of Brattleboro on Flat St. in Brattleboro. Neveu was located on property which he is currently trespassed from. Neveu was initially trespassed for drinking alcohol in public at that location. Neveu was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 8/29/17 and released from the scene.

Violation of Conditions

Jenny Amanna, 41, residence Brattleboro

Officer Vinton

On 07/16/17 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to a local business in town for a welfare check. Upon investigation, it was determined that Jenny Amanna, 41, of Brattleboro had violated her conditions of release. The conditions were stemming from an assault on a male. Amanna was issued a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court on 08/29/17 to face the charge.

DUI

Britney Hescock, 23, of Putney, VT

Officer Penniman

On 7/22/17 while on patrol Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle execute a wide turn, veering out of their designated lane for travel. Brattleboro Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle in a neighboring parking lot.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the operator, Britney Hescock, was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Hescock was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where she was cited to appear on 8/8/17 at the Windham County Superior Court to answer her charge.

 

Motor Vehicle Crash Involving a Pedestrian

Officer Lynde

On 07/21/2017 at approximately 1405 hours Brattleboro Police, Brattleboro Fire, and Rescue Inc. responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Western Avenue in the area of George Miller Drive.  The pedestrian was taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and then taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

At-scene investigation is ongoing at this time with the assistance of Vermont State Police.  Western Avenue (Route 9) is down to one lane in the area causing significant travel delays.  More information will be released when it becomes available

 

 

Unlawful Trespass

William Roy, 32, of New Hampshire

Officer Penniman

On 7/21/17 Brattleboro Police were on routine patrol when they spotted William Roy on the property of a business on Main Street where he has been trespassed from previously.

Roy had been trespassed from the establishment for stealing from customers.

Roy was cited to appear in court on 8/29/17 to answer his charge.

Assault

Stephanie M. McDonald, 27, of Brattleboro, VT

Lt. Warner

On 7/20/17 at approximately 1811hrs, Brattleboro Officers responded to a report of a man and woman fighting outside a residence on Fairground Rd. Investigation revealed that Stephanie M. McDonald struck the male in the face during an argument. McDonald was issued a citation to appear in court on 8/29/17 for Simple Assault. No one involved was medically treated.

Criminal Contempt

Delmas Ortz, 24, of New Hampshire

Officer Wilson

On 7/19/17, while conducting a patrol in the Canal Street area, a Brattleboro Police Officer encountered Delmas Ortiz, a 24 year old male of New Hampshire who was on a court ordered 24 hour curfew . This court order was issued related to an arrest for cocaine possession and sales. Ortiz was subsequently arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. He was later released and cited for Criminal Contempt and will appear in Windham County Superior Court on 8/29/17.

Unlawful Trespass

George Gravatt, 29, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On July 14, 2017 Brattleboro Police witnessed George Gravatt on Flat St where Gravatt had previously been Trespassed. Gravatt was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing. Gravatt was released on a Citation to appear in court on 8/22/2017.

Possession of Heroin

Cynthia R. Radcliffe, 33, of Brattleboro, VT

Lt. Warner

On 7/13/17 at approximately 12:20pm, Brattleboro Officers received a report of 3 subjects shooting heroin in an alley next to a business on Flat St. Upon arrival, Officers contacted Cynthia R. Radcliffe, 33, and discovered she had heroin in her possession. Radcliffe was placed under arrest for Possession of Heroin and later released with a citation to appear in court on 8/22/17 to face the charge.

 

Unlawful Trespass

Jonathan (Gray) Darling, 45, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 7/13/17 Brattleboro Police were called to a business on Putney Road for a report of a male trespassing on the property.

Upon arrival Jonathan Darling was located in the business. Darling had been trespassed from the business within the last two days by Brattleboro Police for causing disturbances and making patrons feel uneasy.

Darling was placed under arrest, and processed at the Brattleboro Police Station. He was released on conditions, and cited for 8/22/17 to answer his charge.

Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Omi Perez, 33, of New York

Officer Wilson

On 7/11/17 at approximately 1900 hours an Officer of the Brattleboro Police Department observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Canal Street. The operator, upon seeing the Officer attempting to make a U-Turn to follow it, took off and proceed down Lexington Ave at a high rate of speed. The vehicle stopped at the end of Lexington Ave due to the fact that this street is a dead end. A motor vehicle stop was conducted and the operator was identified as Omi Perez, a 33 year old male from New York. Subsequent investigation determined that Perez's Driver's License was Criminally Suspended out of New York. Perez was issued a ticket for operating a motor vehicle without a license and a Criminal Citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 8/22/17 for the offense of Negligent Operation.

Unlawful Trespass

Samantha Soskin, 25, of Brattleboro, VT

William Roy, 32, Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 7/8/17 Brattleboro Police were called to a local business for a report of two individuals who were sleeping on the property.

Upon arrival the two individuals were identified as William Roy and Samantha Soskin. Both had previously been issued No Trespass Warnings previously for the business.

Roy had been trespassed for the suspicion of stealing from customers at the establishment, while Soskin was trespassed for suspicion of drug abuse in the establishment.

Both Roy and Soskin were cited for Unlawful Trespass, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 8/15/17 to answer the charge.

Disturbing the Peace by use of Telephone

Steven Hunziker, 25 of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 6/30/17 Brattleboro Police took a report from a male and female who stated that they were receiving threatening text messages from Steven Hunziker.

Brattleboro Police viewed the messages, and deemed them direct and threatening enough to warrant legal action. After the phone number was verified to be Hunziker's, Hunziker was cited for the offense of Disturbing the Peace via Telephone.

Hunziker was cited to appear on 8/29/17 at the Windham County Superior Court to answer his charge.

False Pretenses (4) , Petit Larceny (4), Forgery (4)

Trevor Robinson, 29, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 06/09/17 at approximately 3:50 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to a call for a check being stolen, forged and then cashed at a local bank. Upon investigation, it was determined that Trevor Robinson, 29, had stolen a check at a local business, forged the signature and then cashed it at his bank. Robinson was issued a citation for these offenses, case# 17BB04900 and will face the charges at Windham Superior Court on 08/15/17.

On 06/16/17 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to a call for a checkbook being stolen and three checks were forged and cashed at a local bank in Brattleboro. Upon investigation, it was determined that Trevor Robinson had stolen the checkbook out of a local residence, forged the checks and then cashed them at his local Bank. Robinson was issued a citation, case# 17BB05149 to appear at Windham Superior Court on 08/15/17 to face the charges.

Simple Assault

Arthur Givens, 56, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Stanley

On 7/15/17 a subject came to the Brattleboro Police Department to report an assault. Male stated that in the area of Spring St. and Elliot St. he was punched by Arthur Givens, 56 years old of Brattleboro, causing him pain to the ear. Givens was later located and interviewed regarding the incident. Givens was subsequently cited and released for the offense of Simple Assault and will appear in Windham County Superior Court on 8/22/17 to answer to the offense. No parties involved received medical treatment for injuries related to this incident.

Criminal Contempt

Phyllis Parent, 28, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Stanley

On 7/14/17 while conducting a foot patrol in the downtown area a Brattleboro Police Officer encountered Phyllis Parent, 28 year old female of Brattleboro who was actively in contact with a male she has been court ordered not to be in contact with. This court order was issued related to an arrest for domestic assault. Parent was subsequently issued a no trespass order for the Brattleboro Transportation Center, cited and released for Criminal Contempt and will appear in Windham County Superior Court on 8/22/17.

Trespassing, Criminal Contempt

George Gravatt, 29, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Stanley

On 7/14/17 an officer with the Brattleboro Police Department was conducting a foot patrol in the downtown area when George Gravatt, 29 years old of Brattleboro was seen with a female whom he has conditions of release not to have contact with. Contact was made with Gravatt at which time it was also learned that he was in violation of an active no trespass warning for the Brattleboro Transportation Center. Gravatt was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and lodged. Gravatt was later released with a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 7/25/17.