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Unlawful Trespass

Amber Dibona. of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Witherbee

Brattleboro Police were contacted by a business on Putney Rd. regarding a female that was on the property after being trespassed. Amber Dibona was subsequently charged with unlawful trespass for this offense.

 

Petit Larceny

Justin Perdue, 26, residence Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 05/10/17 Brattleboro Police responded to a call of a backpack being taken off of a local bus. Upon investigation it was determined that, Justin Perdue had taken a backpack off the bus that did not belong to him. The property was later returned to the victim. One item missing from the backpack was a Skull Candy Blu tooth headset with a value of $ 19.99. Perdue was issued a citation for Petit Larceny. Perdue will appear at Windham Court on 07/25/17 to face the charge.

Disorderly Conduct

James A Douglas Sr., 57, of Brattleboro, VT
 

Officer Hamilton

On June 21, 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to Flat St. for a report of a man threating people with a knife. Officers located James A. Douglas Sr., the man in question, and were questioning him and others in the area. Douglas became physically resistant with the officers and was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. Douglas was later released with conditions and a citation, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on July 25 to face the charge.

Retail Theft

Michael J. Stone, 27, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Cerreto

On 06/20/2017 the Brattleboro Police arrested Michael J. Stone, 27 of Brattleboro, VT and charged him Retail Theft. Stone was observed on video surveillance in a local supermarket selecting items from the store shelves. Stone then departed the store without paying for approximately $90.00 worth of goods. Stone will appear in the Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division on 08/01/2017 to answer to this charge.

Fugitive from Justice

Patryk Henry, 20, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On June 19, 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were notified by Probation and Parole that one of their probationers, Patryk Henry, had an outstanding warrant from New Hampshire. The warrant was for absconding from probation, which was part of Henry's sentence for Burglary. Henry was arrested and charged as a Fugitive from Justice. Henry was released with a citation, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on June 20 to face the charge.

Violations of Conditions, Domestic Assault

Phyllis M. Parent , 28, residence Brattleboro, VT

George Gravatt, 29 residence Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 06/19/17 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center bathroom for a possible altercation. Upon investigation it was determined Phyllis Parent was in violation of her conditions of release stemming from a domestic assault. Parent was found to have assaulted a male that she was barred from having contact with. Parent was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station, where she was issued conditions of Release and a citation to appear in Windham Court on 06/20/17 to face the charges.

Also it was determined that George Gravatt, 29 was in violation of his conditions of release by being in-contact with a female that ordered to have no contact with. Gravatt was issued a citation to appear in Windham court on 07/25/17 to face the charge.

Violation of Conditions

Connor Rusin, 24, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On June 18, 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were asked to be on the lookout for Connor Rusin by Wilmington Police Department. Wilmington PD reported that Rusin had left his residence in Wilmington in violation of his conditions of release, which stipulated a 24 hour curfew. Officers located Rusin, conducted a motor vehicle stop, and arrested him for contempt of court. Rusin was held in lieu of $1000 bail, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on June 19 to face the charge.

Unlawful Trespass

Phyllis Parent, 28, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On June 17 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on foot patrol on Flat St. when they noticed Phyllis Parent at a business from which she had been issued a No Trespass Warning. Parent was issued a citation for Unlawful Trespass and released. Parent will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on July 25 to face the charge.

Disorderly Conduct

Janet Dinicola, 46, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On June 11,2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Canal St. for a suspicious complaint. Employees at the business complained that Janet Dinicola was disturbing their business, blocking their parking lot, shouting at them, and following employees. Dinicola was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and later released with a citation. Dincola will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on July 18 to face the charge.

Violations of Conditions, Domestic Assault

Phyllis M. Parent , 28, residence Brattleboro, VT

George Gravatt, 29 residence Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 06/19/17 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center bathroom for a possible altercation. Upon investigation it was determined Phyllis Parent was in violation of her conditions of release stemming from a domestic assault. Parent was found to have assaulted a male that she was barred from having contact with. Parent was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station, where she was issued conditions of Release and a citation to appear in Windham Court on 06/20/17 to face the charges.

Also it was determined that George Gravatt, 29 was in violation of his conditions of release by being in-contact with a female that ordered to have no contact with. Gravatt was issued a citation to appear in Windham court on 07/25/17 to face the charge.

 

Motor vehicle crash on Route 9

Officer Lynde

On June 16, 2017 Brattleboro Police Department responded to Route 9 by John McKays Auto Sales for a motor vehicle crash. When police arrived the found John Pease (23) was driving his 2002 Acura west when he crossed over the center line, and crashed into Kurt Johnson (56) driving east. Both vehicle sustained heavy damage and were towed from the scene. No injuries were reported and the Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc. and the Department of Motor Vehicles assisted on the scene as well. Route 9 had restricted traffic for approximately one hour.

Disorderly Conduct

Janet Dinicola, 57, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 6/8/17 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to Fairview St. for a disturbance between a group of bicyclist and a operator of a motor vehicle. Upon investigation it was determined that Janet Dinicola, 57 of Brattleboro had acted in a disorderly manner. Dinicola was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station where she was issued conditions of release. Dinicola was also issued a citation to appear in court on 7/18/17, to face the charge.

Unlawful Trespass

Michele Amsden, 48, Wilmington, VT

Officer Vinton

On 6/8/17 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center for a report of intoxicated individuals. Upon investigation Police found Michele Amsden, 48 on the top floor of the parking garage. It was also determined that Amsden had been trespassed from the transportation center on 09/13/14 for being unconscious and under the influence of alcohol. Amsden was issued a citation to appear in court on 7/18/17.

Criminal Contempt

Samantha H. Soskin, 25, of Brattleboro,VT

Officer Kerylow

On 06/14/2017 Samantha H. Soskin was found to be in violation of her current Conditions of Release. Soskin is required to check in at the Brattleboro Police Department from a prior offense and has failed to do so. Soskin was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge.

Criminal Contempt

Samantha H. Soskin, 25, of Brattleboro,VT

Officer Kerylow

On 06/14/2017 Samantha H. Soskin was found to be in violation of her current Conditions of Release. Soskin is required to check in at the Brattleboro Police Department from a prior offense and has failed to do so. Soskin was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge.

Domestic Assault

Christopher Therieau, 26 of Brattleboro

Officer Cable

On 6/13/17 at approximately 4 AM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a fight in progress on Marlboro Road. Officers located Christopher Therieau(26 of Brattleboro) and a 23 year old female walking on Marlboro Road. Investigation showed that Therieau had pushed the female victim to the ground, causing minor injuries. Therieau was subsequently arrested and held until deemed sober. Therieau was issued court ordered conditions of release and ordered to appear at court on 6/14/2017 to answer to the charge of Domestic Assault.

Untimely Death

Detective Johnson

On June 12, 2017 at approximately 22:54 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on New England Drive for a report of a non responsive individual.

Upon the Brattleboro Police Department's arrival it was determined the male was deceased. Detective Johnson from the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division was notified and responded to the scene. The investigation into this death is still on-going, but does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The identification of the decedent is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Violation of Court Order

Phyllis Parent, 28 of Brattleboro

George Gravatt, 29 of Brattleboro

Officer Cable

On 6/12/17 at approximately 10 PM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to the Transportation Center on Flat Street for a report of a dispute. Responding officers located Phyllis Parent (28 of Brattleboro) and George Gravatt (29 of Brattleboro). No physical altercation was reported however investigation showed that both Parent and Gravatt had court ordered conditions of release stating that they could not have contact with each other. Gravatt was issued a citation to appear at court on 7/18/17 and released. Parent, whose conditions stemmed from an alleged domestic assault, was arrested and held until deemed sober. Parent was later released on a citation to appear at court on 6/20/2017.

UNLAWFUL TRESPASS

James Neveu 60, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 06/12/17, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a bank on Main Street for a report of a male sleeping inside the ATM. The investigation revealed that James Neveu, 60, of Brattleboro, was the male. Neveu had been previously served with a trespass after warning for this location. Neveu was found to be intoxicated and arrested. He was transported to the Brattleboro Police Station where he was fingerprinted and photographed. He was issued a citation to appear at Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division to answer to the charge of Unlawful Trespass.

Untimely Death

Detective Johnson

On June 12, 2017 at approximately 19:12 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Pleasant Valley Road for a report of a non responsive individual.

Upon the Brattleboro Police Department's arrival it was determined the female was deceased.  Detective Johnson from the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division was notified and responded to the scene.

The deceased female was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington, Vermont where an autopsy will be performed. The investigation into this death is still on-going, but does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The results of the autopsy are pending as of the date and time of this release.

The identification of the decedent is not being released pending notification of next of kin.