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Domestic Assault

William Sabolevski, 73, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Fletcher

On 8/15/17 at approximately 2150 hours members of the Brattleboro Police department responded to a residence on Brook St for a report of a physical assault.

After speaking with all persons inside the residence it was found that William Sabolevski had assaulted his female roommate causing injury. The female victim was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial hospital for non life threatening injuries.

Sabolevski was placed under arrest and taken to the Brattleboro Police station where he was later released on conditions and a citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 8/17/17 at 1230 hours.

 

Criminal Contempt

Daniel L. Mattson, 30, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Petlock

On 08/15/17, Brattleboro Police conducted an investigation after receiving information that Daniel L. Mattson had violated his court ordered conditions of release. Investigation revealed that Mattson had contacted a female, whom his court ordered conditions prohibited him from contacting, on numerous occasions over the last several days.

On 08/16/17, Officers received information that Mattson was present at the above female's residence in Brattleboro. Officers responded to the residence and located Mattson inside. He was arrested, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was temporarily lodged. He was issued a citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 09/26/17.

Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order

Robert Benedict, 53, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On 8/15/17 a female made a complaint of an ex-boyfriend who was in violation of an abuse prevention order. Robert Benedict of Brattleboro has a court order not to have contact with the female. The female victim reported Benedict had texted and left voice-mails in direct violation of the order.

Benedict was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station. Due to intoxication and other medical issues Benedict was taken from the Police station to the Brattleboro memorial Hospital where he was released on conditions and citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 8/17/17 at 1230 hours

 

Trespassing and Violation of Conditions of Release

George A. Gravatt, 29, Homeless

Phyllis M. Parent, 28, Homeless

James H. Neveu, 61, Homeless

Lt. Warner

On 8/10/17 at approximately 1115hrs, Brattleboro Officers responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center for a report of two people having sex in the rest room. Upon arrival, officers encountered George Gravatt, Phyllis Parent and James Neveu inside the BTC. All three subjects were trespassed, and were issued citations and released. Review of BTC security footage showed Gravatt and Parent in contact with each other in violation of their court ordered conditions. The subjects will appear in court on 9/19/17 to face the charges.

Disorderly Conduct

Walter Swift, 56, of Michigan

Officer Kerylow

On 07/22/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Putney Road for a disorderly male. Brattleboro Police met with the store owner, nd she told police a male entered the store and started yelling at staff. The description given by the store owner fit the description of Walter Swift. Swift was located at a later date, and was issued a citation to appear in court on 09/19/2017 to answer the charge.

Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

Daniel S. Machell, 66, of Manchester, VT

Sgt. Petlock

On 08/13/17, Daniel S. Machell was arrested for the offense of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct. This was resulting from an investigation into an incident that reportedly occurred in June of 2016, where it was reported that Machell had inappropriate contact with a female party while inside an establishment on Main Street in Brattleboro.

Machell was issued a citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 09/19/17.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Labor Day DUI Campaign

Sgt. Petlock

From August 18th to September 4th, the Brattleboro Police Department will be participating in a high visibility traffic enforcement campaign, sponsored by the Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program. Officers will be conducting extra traffic patrols, with the goal of reducing crashes (and resulting injuries) caused by impaired drivers.

Additionally, During the week of August 27- September 2, the Brattleboro Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint within the town of Brattleboro. An aggressive effort will be made to identify impaired drivers on our highways. Officers will be also enforcing seatbelt, child restraint and other motor vehicle laws during this checkpoint.

Attached is a press release issued by the GHSP regarding the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' national mobilization.

 


2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Mobilization

This Labor Day, Vermont Law Enforcement Agencies and the

Governor’s Highway Safety Program

Remind Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

In Effort to End Drunk Driving

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. This is also the time of year when children – our most precious natural resource – typically return to school following their summer vacation. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday weekend is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering not only themselves but everyone else on America’s roadways.

Again this year, state, local, and county law enforcement agencies from all across Vermont are partnering with the VT Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 18 through September 4, 2017. During this period, law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with strict enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.

Impaired driving is one of the deadliest, most often committed, yet preventable crimes committed in the United States. According to NHTSA, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, an increase from the 9,967 people killed in 2014. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2011 to 2015 – one person killed every 51 minutes in 2015. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors.

In Vermont the situation is even more grim.  Nationally about one-third of all fatal crashes are the result of impaired driving. Here in Vermont, of the 62 roadway deaths in 2016, more than half (37) involved a driver impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. This is why Vermont law enforcement agencies are working together to remind drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to enjoy your Labor Day festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

“We’re stressing the dangers of driving impaired to our community,” said Paul White, Law Enforcement Liaison with GHSP. “Drunk driving is a massive problem in the United States, with more than 10,000 people dying annually. If you’re out on the roads and you see someone driving drunk, please call 911. You could help save a life. Drunk driving is not acceptable behavior, and it’s essential that you make your plan for a sober ride home before you ever even leave for the party. Before you go out, know how you’re going to get home.”

For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

Domestic Assault

Lucas Houk, 56, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On August 13, 2017 Brattleboro Police responded to Carriage Hill Road for the report of a family fight that occurred earlier on Western Avenue. Through further investigation it was determined that Lucas Houk struck a 50 year old female while in a vehicle on Western Avenue. Houk was placed under arrest and issued a citation to appear at the Windham County Superior Court on 8/14/2017 to answer to the charge.

Explotation of Vulnerable Adult/Crack Cocaine

Kathleen Fuquay, 45, of New Hampshire

Officer Wilson

On 8/13/2017 at approximately 0130 hours, Brattleboro Officers were conducting an investigation into a theft that had occurred at a Putney Road business. During the course of the investigation, Officers were led to a Brattleboro hotel where Kathleen Fuquay was staying. A search of her room yielded the stolen merchandise as well as a felony amount of Crack Cocaine, Prescription Drugs, and a large sum of cash. Fuquay was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where she was fingerprinted and photographed. She was ordered held on $15,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Windham county Superior Court on 8/14/2017 to answer to the charges.

Theft

Tiffany C. LeBlanc, 26, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Cable

On 8/12/2017 at approximately 10:25 AM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a theft from a local business on Putney Road. Investigation showed that Tiffany LeBlanc (26 of Brattleboro) had gone into the store with several other people and stole an iPhone 6. The phone was later recovered from a local motel room. LeBlanc was issued a citation to appear at court on 9/19/2017.

Unlawful Mischief

Tanya Gagne, 43, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Cable

On 8/12/2017 at approximately 3:40 AM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a vandalism at a local motel on Putney Road. A witness reported that he saw Tanya Gagne (43 of Brattleboro) break the window of his motel room. Gagne was later located and issued a citation to appear at court on 9/19/2017 to answer to the charge of Unlawful Mischief.

Criminal DLS

Felton Staton, 51, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 8/12/2017 at approximately 0100hrs, Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for having defective equipment. Officers made contact with the operator, Felton Staton and found that he was Criminally Suspended. He was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro police Station where he was fingerprinted and photographed. He was issued a Citation and is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior court on 9/19/2017 to answer to the charge.

Criminal DLS

Jeremy Dunham, 35, of Newfane, VT

Officer Penniman

On 8/9/17 Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle driven by Jeremy Dunham fail to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Canal Street and Elm Street.

Brattleboro Police conducted a motor vehicle stop, and a run of Dunham's record showed that Dunham's right to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended.

Dunham was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station. There Dunham was fingerprinted and photographed. Dunham was cited and released, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 9/19/17 at 0800.

Possession of Heroin

Rebecca Soubble, 20, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On August 3, 2017 Brattleboro Police were performing a foot patrol on Flat St. when they observed Rebecca Soubble in possession of drug paraphernalia. Soubble later admitted to Brattleboro Police that she was in possession of Heroin and Crack Cocaine. Soubble was place under arrest and released with a citation to appear at the Windham County Superior Court on 9/12/2017, to answer to the charge.

Possession of Crack Cocaine

Tasha Fuquay, 35, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 8/1/2017 at approximately 2030 hours, while attempting to serve a Trespass Order at a residence on Canal Street, Officers observed Tasha Fuquay smoking Crack Cocaine and found her to be in the possession of Crack Cocaine. She was issued a Citation and is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court to answer to the charges on 9/12/2017.

Possession of Crack Cocaine

Patricia LeVarn, 59, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

While searching for a suspect involved in a Domestic Assault Officers were questioning Patricia LeVarn and found her to be in the possession of Crack Cocaine. She was issued a Citation and is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court to answer to the charges on 9/12/2017.

Unlawful Trespass

Zachary Rutledge, 21, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On August 10, 2017 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on patrol on Flat St. when they noticed Zachary at the Brattleboro Transportation Center. Subsequent investigation revealed that Rutledge had been issued a No Trespass Warning for the building. Rutledge was issued a citation for Unlawful Trespass and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on September 19 to face the charge.

Unlawful Trespass

Walter Swift, 56, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On August 9, 2017 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on patrol on Flat St. when they noticed Walter Swift walking in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. Subsequent investigation revealed that Swift had been issued a No Trespass Warning for the building. Swift was issued a citation for Unlawful Trespass and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on September 19 to face the charge.

Disorderly Conduct

Walter Swift, 56, of Michigan

Sgt. Stanley

On 8/3/17 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center to investigate a report of people sleeping on the property. Officers located Walter Swift, 56 years old of Michigan sleeping on a bench on the Flat St. side of the facility. Officers asked Swift to leave the area but he refused. When officers attempted to serve a no trespass warning on Swift he became belligerent, shouting profanities. Swift was subsequently placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department and lodged. Swift was later issued conditions of a release, a no trespass order, and a criminal citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 9/12/17.

Retail Theft

Ervin King (Unwin), 38, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On July 25, 2017 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Main St. for a theft. Subsequent investigation revealed that Ervin King stole approximately $73 dollars of merchandise from the business. King was located at a later date and charged with Retail Theft. King will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on September 12 to face the charge.