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Police Chief’s Work on Opioid Epidemic Recognized by State

Captain Carignan

The Brattleboro Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief Michael Fitzgerald has been recognized as a Prevention Champion by the State of Vermont.  Recipients of this recognition will be honored at a ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse on February 22, 2018.  Visit http://www.preventionworksvt.org/ for more information about the event. 

Chief Fitzgerald was nominated by Cassandra Holloway, director of the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, for his tireless work in this area.  In the words of her nomination: 

“Chief Michael Fitzgerald takes a top-down approach to make a cultural switch within the department and he and his staff have created a mission statement to reinforce that the police in the town of Brattleboro will provide people who need help for substance use disorders with resources and support, at a time when (the need for) such intervention is ripe and critical.” 

The nomination went on to mention Chief Fitzgerald’s years of service on the BAPC board and his ongoing collaboration with HCRS, Turning Point Recovery Center, and PAARI, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative.  He continues to leverage these partnerships into multi-discipline outreach teams that will seek out those struggling with addiction and their families at their most vulnerable time. 

Please joing BPD in congratulating our chief on this important recognition of his work.

Agg. Domestic Assault,Domestic Assault, Unlawful Mischief

Garrett, Peter J, 30, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On February 11, 2018 Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Oak Street for the report of a female who was threatened by her roommates. Through investigation it was determined Peter Garrett (6/9/87) assaulted a 40 year old female. The female sustained minor injuries but was not treated. Garrett left the area prior to police arrival. Garrett turned himself in at the Brattleboro Police Department on 2/16/18. Garrett was placed under arrest and later released with conditions and a citation ordering him to appear at the Windham County Superior Courthouse on 2/20/18 to answer to the charges.

Retail Theft

Aucoin, Ian M, 35, of Brattleboro VT

Parker, Carmel Y, 46 of Brattleboro VT

Officer MacDonald

On February 6, 2018 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Putney Road for the report of a theft that occurred earlier in the day. Through investigation it was determined Ian Aucoin (8/21/82) and Carmel Parker (9/5/71) took items from the business without paying for them. Both were issued citations ordering them to appear at the Windham County Superior Courthouse on 3/27/18 to answer to the charge.

Arrest on Warrant

Ellis, Christopher. 48 Year Old Male from Jacksonville, VT.

Officer Penniman

On 2/15/18 Christopher Ellis turned himself in to the Brattleboro Police Department on an outstanding warrant. This warrant stemmed from an incident that occurred on 1/28/18 where Officers responded to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and spoke with a female who sustained injuries from an incident involving a motor vehicle and an attempted robbery.  Based upon the victim’s statements along with subsequent investigation, a warrant was requested for Ellis’s arrest.

 A warrant was issued for Ellis’s arrest on 2/12/18, and social media was utilized on 2/15/18. The warrant for Ellis’s arrest included the charges of Aggravated Assault with a weapon, Assault and Robbery with Injury, Leaving the scene of a Crash with Serious Injury, and Reckless endangerment.  Ellis was held in lieu of $25k bail, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 2/16/18.

Snow Removal from Lots

Lt. Perkins

To:           AREA NEWS MEDIA

FROM:    Town of Brattleboro

DATE:      February 18, 2018

RE:          PARKING LOT SNOW REMOVAL

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect. 

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.  

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions.     

Domestic Assault

O’Brien, Jeffrey, M 48, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 2/14/2018, Brattleboro Officers responded to a residence on Cotton Mill Hill for a report of an assault.  Upon arrival, Officers made contact with the victim who stated that she was kicked in the face by her ex-boyfriend.  Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Jeffrey M O’Brien 48 of Brattleboro.  O’Brien was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing. He was later ordered released on Conditions and issued a Citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 2/15/18 to answer to the charge.  The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

Trespassing

Higley, Andrea L 35, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 2/15/2018, Brattleboro Officers responded to the Transportation Center located at 77 Flat Street on a report of Trespassing.  Upon arrival Officers made contact with Andrea L Higley 35, of Brattleboro.  Higley was found to be in violation of a Trespassing Warning issued to her.  Higley was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing. She was issued a Citation ordering her to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 3/27/18 to answer to the charge.

Death

Detective Lieutenant Evans

On 02/12/2018 at approximately 1400 hours police responded to an apartment on Elliot Street to check the welfare of a resident. Upon arrival it was determined that the resident was deceased. The death did not appear to be suspicious in nature. An assistant medical examiner from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner assisted on scene. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Arrest on Warrant

Tonya Camolli, 33, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Hamilton

On February 13 2018 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on patrol on Canal St. when they noticed Tonya Camolli going into a business. Camolli had an active warrant out for her arrest. Camolli was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on February 13 to face the charge.

Domestic Assault

Calijah B. Lindvall,  18,  of Brattleboro, VT

Officer MacDonald

On February 12, 2018 Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on School Street for the report of yelling and banging in the residence. Through investigation it was determined Calijah Lindvall (9/4/99) assaulted a 46 year old female at the residence. Lindvall was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing. Lindvall was released with conditions and a citation ordering him to appear at the Windham County Superior Courthouse on 2/13/18 to answer to the charge.

Domestic Violence, Criminal Contempt

Jared Johnson, 29, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 2/11/2018, Brattleboro Officers responded to a business on Western Ave, on a report of a Citizen Dispute.  Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the victim who stated that Jared A Johnson had verbally assaulted her causing her fear, and took her vehicle.  Johnson was found to be on court ordered conditions in which he was ordered not to operate a vehicle and ordered to be at his residence on a 24 hour curfew.  Johnson was later located.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department.  He was ordered held on $2000.00 bail and given Court Ordered Conditions by a Judge.  He is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 2/13/2018 to answer to the charges. 

Possession of Cocaine, Contempt of Court and Driving While Criminally Suspended

Richard G. Brown, 46, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 2/05/2018, Brattleboro Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for a moving violation.  Richard G Brown 46, of Brattleboro was found to be the operator.  While speaking with Brown, Officers observed him throw an object under his vehicle.  The item was retrieved and later tested positive for crack cocaine.  Subsequent investigation revealed Brown to be Criminally Suspended and to be in Violation of Court ordered Conditions.  Brown was placed under arrest and transported to Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted and photographed.  He was later ordred released on Conditions and issued a Citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 3/27/2018 to answer to the charges.

Contempt of court

Walter Swift – 57 - Brattleboro

Officer Lynde

On February 9, 2018 while on patrol Brattleboro Police stopped a vehicle on Elliot Street for a motor vehicle infraction.  During the stop police knew the passenger of the vehicle as Walter Swift and knew he had court ordered conditions that state a 24 hour curfew.  Swift was taken into custody and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and released on citation to appear in court on February 13, 2018. 

Attempt to Elude a Police Officer

Female Juvenile from Brattleboro

Officer Penniman

On 2/6/18 shortly before midnight, Brattleboro Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle traveling towards town on Canal Street for a defective brake light.  

The vehicle refused to stop for police, and sped away at a high rate of speed into Hinsdale, NH. Hinsdale Police were notified of the incident, however the vehicle was not located. 

Police contacted the parents of the juvenile registered to the vehicle. The juvenile then came into the Brattleboro Police Station the evening of 2/7/18.  

The juvenile was issued a juvenile citation for Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.

Criminal Contempt

Ready, Avry S 19, of Winooski VT

Officer Wilson

On 2/05/2018, Brattleboro Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to comply with the Vermont Periodic Inspection Manual. As the vehicle came to a stop, Officers observed a male (later identified as Avry S Ready, 19 of Winooski VT) subject exit the passenger side of the vehicle and make an attempt to leave the scene.  Officers made contact with the male and subsequent investigation revealed him to be in violation of his court ordered conditions.   Ready was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted and photographed for this offense.  He was later released on a Citation, ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 3/27/2018 to answer to the charge. 

Driving While Criminally Suspended

Matias, Anthony L 33, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 2/03/2018, Brattleboro Officers observed Anthony Matias 33, of Brattleboro operating a vehicle on Canal Street.  Officers knew Matias to have a Criminally Suspended Driver's License and conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle he was operating.  Officers made contact with Matias and verified that he was in fact Criminally Suspended.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted and photographed.  He was issued a Citation and is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior court on 3/27/2018 to answer to the charge..

Possession of Heroin and Crack Cocaine

Fuquay, Kathleen 46, of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 1/25/2018, Brattleboro Officers observed a vehicle traveling north on Main Street with defective equipment.  Officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the operator Kathleen Fuquay 46, of Brattleboro.  While speaking with the occupants of the vehicle Officers became suspicious and requested K9 assistance from Vermont State Police.  VSP K9 arrived on scene and the K9 alerted to the presence of narcotic odors coming from the interior of the vehicle.  A warrant was executed and a search of the vehicle produced heroin and crack cocaine.  Fuquay was later arrested and charged with Possession of heroin and crack cocaine.  Fuquay was later ordered released by a Judge.  She was released on a Citation ordering her to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 3/27/2018 to answer to the charges.   

Recklessly endangering another person

White, Korak, H. 37 of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/17/2017 Brattleboro Police started an investigation regarding a firearm that was discharged inside a residence on Western Avenue.  

After investigation it was determined that Korak H. White discharged a firearm inside his residence back in September.  

White was issued a citation to appear in court on 03/27/2018 to answer the charge.

Snow Removal From Lots

To:           AREA NEWS MEDIA

 

FROM:    Town of Brattleboro

DATE:      02/08/2018

RE:          PARKING LOT SNOW REMOVAL

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect. 

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.  

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions.