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Coffee with a Cop

Detective Washburn

Sergeant Petlock

Brattleboro Police Department

will host Coffee with a Cop on 05/03/17

Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues 

COFFEE WITH A COP IS BACK AND COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU! 

On 05/03/17, officers from the Brattleboro Police Department and community members will once again come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event will be between 7:00 am and 9:00 am on Wednesday May 3rd at ‘The Works Bakery Café’ at 118 Main Street, Brattleboro.

Please contact Detective Ryan Washburn or Sergeant Adam Petlock with questions: 802-257-7950.

 

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Brattleboro’s neighborhoods.

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

The program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time.

Untimely Death

Detective Johnson

On April 20, 2017 at 19:27 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Morningside Drive for a welfare check.

Upon their 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 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.

 

Criminal Contempt

Leonard J. Viola, 50 of Brattleboro

Officer Cerreto

On 04-21-2017 the Brattleboro Police arrested Leonard J. Viola of Brattleboro and charged him with Criminal Contempt. Viola was within 300' of a business in violation of his ordered conditions of release. Viola was cited to appear in the Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date to answer to this charge.

Aggravated Disorderly Conduct

Brandon Porter, age 26, residence homeless

Officer Vinton

On 04/09/17 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Brattleboro Police were dispatched to a residence in Brattleboro for a trespassing issue. Upon investigation it was determind that Brandon Porter had committed the offence of Aggravated Disorderly Conduct. Porter was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Domestic Assault/Disorderly Conduct/Criminal Contempt

Damian Dukette, 25, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On April 19, 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to School Street for a report of Domestic Disturbance. Subsequent investigation led to Damien Dukette being arrested for Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Contempt of his court ordered conditions. Dukette will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date to face the charge.

Dead body

Detective Eaton

On April 19, 2017 at 16:05 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Clark Street after receiving a call from a concerned person about a possible death. Upon their arrival it was confirmed that an adult male had passed away. Detectives from the Brattleboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division were notified and responded to the scene. The deceased male was transported to the Office of 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 at this time.

Contempt of Court

Daniel Mattson, 29 of Brattleboro, VT
 

Officer Cable

On 4/18/2017 at approximately 10:21 PM officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence in the Mountain Home Trailer Park for a dispute. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Daniel Mattson(29 of Brattleboro). Mattson was later released on a citation and additional conditions of release to appear at court at a later date to answer to the charge of Criminal Contempt.

Disorderly Conduct - Unlawful Trespass

Brandon Porter, 25 of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 04/18/2017 the Brattleboro Police charged Brandon Porter with Unlawful Trespass and Criminal Contempt. Porter was upon property he had previously been Trespassed from and in Violation of his Court Ordered Conditions. Porter was arrested and due to appear in the Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date to answer to these charges.

 

Criminal Contempt

Brandon L. Porter, 25, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 04/17/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal Street on a report of a male subject who had made a threat of robbing the business. Police located the male described who was identified as Brandon L. Porter. Porter was found to be in violation of current court ordered conditions. Porter was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged and issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Disorderly Conduct - Unlawful Trespass

Max A. Peyton, 25, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Cerreto

On 04/16/2017 the Brattleboro Police charged Max A. Peyton with Unlawful Trespass and Disorderly Conduct. Peyton was upon property he had previously been Trespassed from and acting Disorderly. Peyton was cited to appear in the Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date to answer to these charges.

 

DUI

Aileen Monahan, 23, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Wilson

On 4/16/17 at approximately 0200 am Brattleboro Police were responding to a residence on Upper Dummerston Ave on a report of a Citizen Dispute. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Aileen Monahan for DUI.

Attempt to Elude, Negligent Operation, Violation Cond. of Release

Max Peyton, 25, of Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Witherbee

On 04/16/17, approximately 0024 hours, a Brattleboro Police officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Canal St. and the male operator, identified as Max Peyton, took off at a high rate of speed onto I91 north. Peyton was operating a 2005 Honda Civic.

The officer lost sight of the vehicle and continued north. The officer came upon the vehicle that had crashed at the Exit 2 off ramp. Three occupants were outside of the vehicle at this time.

Rescue Inc. and Brattleboro Fire responded to the scene. The operator, Max Peyton (age 25 of Brattleboro) and a passenger, a 28 year old female from Brattleboro, were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Another passenger, a 29 year old male from Brattleboro was treated on scene and released.

I91 Exit 2 northbound was closed temporarily while emergency workers tended to the occupants.

Peyton was charged with Violation of Conditions of Release, Attempting to Elude Police and Negligent Operation. Peyton will appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date. This investigation is currently ongoing.

DUI

Paul Symanski, 25, of Brattleboro, VT
 

Officer Wilson

On 4/15/17 at approximately 2000 pm Brattleboro Police were responding to a residence on Western Ave on a report of a Domestic Dispute. A vehicle leaving the scene was stopped on Western Ave. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Paul Symanski for DUI.

 

Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

Gregory Moffit, 28, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Lynde

On April 7, 2017 Brattleboro Police Department stopped a vehicle on Pleasant Street for a motor vehicle infraction. When police made contact with the driver, Gregory Moffit, they found his license to be criminally suspended in the State of Vermont. Moffit was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department were he was processed and then released on a citation to court for a later date and time.

Possession of Heroin

Cheryl A. Rogers, 29, of Keene,NH

Officer Kerylow

On 04/06/2017, Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Putney Road, for a report of a female subject of interest in a theft case.  Upon arrival, Brattleboro Police met with Cheryl A. Rogers who was found to be in possession of Heroin.  Rogers was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.

Trespassing

Gregory Gosselin, 32 of Lowell, MA

Officer Cable

On 4/14/2017 at approximately 1:20 AM officers of the Brattleboro POlice Department received a call for a suspicious man goin through vehicles on Central Street. Investigation led to the arrest of Gregory Gosselin (32 of Lowell, MA). Gosselin was found to be in possession of several items suspected to be stolen property. Gosselin was held in lieu of $250 bail. Gosselin was issued a citation to appear at court at a later date and time to answer to the charge of Unlawful Trespass.

If anyone in the Central, Washington and Pine Street area has information about this incident, or if you believe you may be the owner of stolen property please contact the Brattleboro POlice Department at 802-254-7950.

Unlawful Trespass

Phyllis Parent Age: 28 Residence: Brattleboro, VT

George Gravatt Age: 29 Residence: Brattleboro, VT

SGT Petlock

On 04/13/17 at approximately 11:30pm, Brattleboro Police Officers were conducting a foot patrol on Flat Street when they encountered two subjects standing in an alley on a private property. Investigation revealed that the subjects, identified as Phyllis Parent and George Gravatt had been previously trespassed from the property. Both subjects were issued criminal citations for the offense of Unlawful Trespass, and ordered to appear in Windham County Superior Court at a later date.

Arrest Warrant

Jonathan Gray 44 of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On April 12, 2017 Brattleboro Police came into contact with Jonathan Gray on Putney Road. While dealing with Gray it was found he had an active warrant in the State of Vermont. Gray was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. Gray was held at the Brattleboro Police Department until he could be seen in court.

 

Disorderly Conduct

Mark Berman, 48, of Brattleboro

Officer Hamilton

On April 8 2017 Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to Western Ave for a road-rage incident. Subsequent investigation led to Mark Berman being issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct. Berman will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date to face the charge.

Trespassing

Richard G. Brown II, 46, of Brattleboro,VT

Officer Kerylow

On 04/06/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a gas station on Western Avenue for a trespassing complaint. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Richard G. Brown II for Unlawful Trespass. Brown was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date.