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Hate Motivated Assault

Patrick W. Poillon, 21 year old from Brattleboro VT

Officer M Petlock

On 7/31/16, Brattleboro Police Officers responded to Elliot St. for a report of an assault. Upon arrival they discovered two victims. A male was attacked randomly and struck repeatedly with a beer bottle, and a female passerby was attacked as well. The suspects, a male and female, shouted racial slurs as they assaulted the female.

The suspects fled down Elliot St. after the assault. The victims were treated for non life-threatening injuries. Vermont State Police and the Windham County Sheriff's Department assisted Brattleboro PD in searching for the suspects. VSP deployed their K9 Unit.

The female suspect, Mariam J. Belarj, 20, was arrested by BPD for Disorderly Conduct: Hate Motivated, Aggravated Assault, Assault and Robbery, and Possession of Stolen Property. Belarj was held on bail. Belarj will appear in court at a later date to face the charges.

The male suspect who fled the scene was apprehended on Elliot Street during the early morning hours of 08/03/16. The male subject, identified to be Patrick Wayne Poillon, was arrested without further incident. Poillon was treated for minor injuries sustained from the original incident. Poillon was held on bail and will appear in the Windham County Superior Court at a later date for the following offenses; Assault and Robbery, Aggravated Disorderly Conduct, Hate Motivated Crime, Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest.