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Unlawful Trespass

James Neveu, 61, of Brattleboro

Officer Hamilton

On October 27 2017 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a public building on Flat St. for a report of a a man defecating in public. Subsequent investigation revealed that James Neveu was in violation of a No Trespass Warning. Neveu was arrested and charged with Unlawful Trespass, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on December 12 to face the charge.

Possession of Heroin

Corey Whidden, 27, of Brattleboro

Officer Hamilton

On October 22 2017 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on foot patrol on Flat St. when they noticed Corey Whidden and another male acting suspiciously behind a business. Upon approach of the two males officers observed that Whidden was in possession of a loaded syringe. Whidden was arrested for possession of heroin, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on December 12 to face the charge.

 

WANTED PERSON

Delmas Ortiz, 24 of Brattleboro

Officer Wilson

On 11/21/2017, Brattleboro Officers were conducting a routine patrol and observed Delmas Ortiz in a vehicle traveling east on Elm Street. Ortiz was knownto have multiple outstanding felony warrants. Officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and Ortiz jumped out of the vehicle and began running.

Officers gave chase and later set up a perimeter. Ortiz was eventually located and placed under arrest. He was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged. He is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 11/22/2017.

Retail Theft

Juan A. Sanchez Jr. , 18 of Brattleboro

Officer Washburn

On November 18, 2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal St. for a shoplifter in custody. The suspect was identified as Juan A. Sanchez Jr. age 18 of Brattleboro VT. Sanchez Jr. was released on citation and is scheduled to appear in the Windham County Superior Court Criminal Division on December 26, 2017.

Thanksgiving 'Click It or Ticket' Holiday Campaign

Thanksgiving 'Click It or Ticket' Holiday Campaign

 

Sgt. Petlock

From November 22nd through the 26th, 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 this time period the Brattleboro Police Department will be coordinating with the Vermont State Police in 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.

Motor Vehicle Collision Involving Pedestrian

Officer Kerylow

On 11/20/2017 at approximately 0823 hours Brattleboro Police and EMS personnel responded to the area of Birge Street near Minshall Street for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

Christina L. Kangas was operating a silver 2016 Ford Focus south on Birge Street when a female pedestrian stepped off the sidewalk to cross Birge Street. The female pedestrian was then struck by the vehicle Kangas was operating.

The pedestrian was treated on scene for non-life threatening injuries. The incident is still under investigation.

 

Possession of Regulated Drugs

Dalvon R Curry, 21, of Buffalo, NY

Officer Wilson

On 11/15/2017, Brattleboro Officers were conducting a routine patrol on Western Ave

and initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle. The operator was found to have a suspended license. While investigating the driver the passenger stepped out of the vehicle to speak with the Officers.

While speaking with Curry an Officer observed a plastic bag in Curry's sweatshirt pocket. When asked about the bag Curry admitted that is contained Xanax. Curry did not have a prescription for the prescription drug and was subsequently arrested.

He was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was finger printed and photographed. He was later released on a Citation ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/26/2017 to answer to the charge.

 

 

Unlawful Trespass

Frank J. Christofalo, 51, Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Emery

On 11/03/17, the Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Main St for a report of a male that was in the business and had been previously served with a trespass after warning for this location. Frank J Christofalo, 51, of Brattleboro was later located and issued a citation to appear at Windham County Superior Court on 12/26/17 to answer to the charge of Unlawful Trespass.

 

Criminally Suspended License

Edward Conley, 43, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Vinton

On 10/28/17 at approximately 5:30 p.m. Brattleboro Police responded to a residential development for a report of a male that was driving while his license was suspended. Upon investigation it was determined that Edward Conley, 43, was driving on a public highway with a Criminally Suspended License. Conley was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Station where he was later released with a citation. Conley will appear in Windham Superior Court on 12/12/17 to face the charge.

Retail Theft

Thomas Supernois, 38, Homeless

Officer Vinton

On 10/23/17 at approximately 7:00 p.m. The Brattleboro Police Department responded to a local business on Canal St. for a report of retail theft. Upon investigation it was determined that Thomas Supernois, 38, had committed the crime of retail theft. Supernois was issued a trespass from the business and a citation for retail theft. Supernois will appear in Windham Superior Court on 12/26/17 to face the charge.

Trespassing

George A. Gravatt, 30, of Brattleboro, VT

Lt. Warner

On 11/15/17 at 1021hrs, Brattleboro Officers encountered George A. Gravatt, 30, in the Preston Parking Lot on Flat St. Gravatt was trespassed from the lot in July of this year for having an open container of alcohol in public. Gravatt was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/5/17 to answer to the charge of Unlawful Trespass.

Driving with a Suspended License

James F. Davis, Jr., 46, of Windsor, VT

Sgt. Petlock

On 11/09/17 at approximately 2:45am, Officers stopped a vehicle on Western Avenue after identifying a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that the operator, identified as James F. Davis, Jr. was under criminal license suspension in the State of Vermont. Davis was subsequently arrested, and issued a citation for the offense ordering him to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/26/17.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident/ Driving Under the Influence

Keith A. Harvey, 50, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/10/2017 at approximately 1241 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the area of 972 Putney Road for a report of a motor vehicle collision. It was advised that an operator of one of the vehicles fled on foot. Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. also responded.

Upon arrival, witnesses advised a male who was operating a red 2006 Ford Focus had fled on foot to a motel on Putney Road. Brattleboro Police and EMS personnel tended to a female operator who was operating a black 2012 Subaru Outback. She was treated on scene for minor injuries.

Brattleboro Police were able to locate Keith A. Harvey at a motel on Putney Road. Through investigation it was determined that Harvey was the operator who fled on foot.

Harvey was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Harvey was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged and ordered held until sober. Harvey was later issued a citation to appear in court on 12/05/2017 to answer the charges.

 

Retail Theft

Michael J. Campbell, 42, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/04/2017 Brattleboro Police received a report from a business on Canal Street regarding a theft complaint. An officer was in the parking lot of the business on a separate incident and observed a male subject exit the business and started to run from employees.

The male was apprehended and was identified as Michael J. Campbell. Campbell had taken several items from the business without paying and dropped them while running from business employees. All items were recovered.

It was discovered that Campbell also had an outstanding warrant in the State of Vermont. Campbell was arrested for the outstanding warrant and for the offense of Retail Theft.

Campbell was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged in lieu of $5,000 cash bail for the warrant and was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/19/2017 for the offense of Retail Theft.

Unlawful Trespass and Criminal Contempt

James H. Neveu, 61, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 11/04/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to the Brattleboro Transportation Center for a report of a male subject sleeping on the top level of the Transportation Center near near the elevator.

Upon arrival, James H. Neveu was located sleeping in the foyer area of the Transportation Center. It was discovered that Neveu had been previously trespassed from the Transportation Center and had active Conditions of Release that he must remain 300 feet away from the Transportation Center. Neveu was found to be in possession of alcohol which is another violation of his active Conditions of Release.

Neveu was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and lodged. Neveu was issued Conditions of Release and a citation to appear in court on 12/05/2017 to answer the charges.

 

Motor Vehicle Crash, Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Jami-Leigh Ashcraft, 26, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Penniman

On 11/3/17 Brattleboro Police responded to a 2 car motor vehicle crash on Main Street at the intersection of Elliot St.

Upon arrival police spoke to many witnesses, who all stated that the operator of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado bearing NH REG 3682019 had fled the scene.

Ashcraft, who was with the vehicle, stated that she had been operating the vehicle, and that she was alone. In total 5 citizens assisted the Police in providing their witness statements. These citizens all stated that a male was operating the vehicle, and left the scene after the crash.

Investigation is currently ongoing, and the Police do have a suspect.

Ashcraft was issued a citation for False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer. She will appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/19/17 to answer her charge.

The Brattleboro Police Department would like to thank the members of the community who stepped up and assisted the Police in the investigation.

Retail Theft

Brooke Saladino-Balch, 50, Brattleboro, VT

Sgt. Witherbee

Brattleboro Police responded to a business downtown for a report of a shoplifter. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had stolen merchandise from another downtown business in her possession. Brooke Saladino-Balch was cited for criminal court on 12/05/17 to answer charges on two counts of Retail Theft.

Possession of Stolen Property

Tonya L. Camolli, 33, of Brattleboro, VT

Officer Kerylow

On 09/29/2017 Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Washington Street for a report of a theft. It was reported by all three residents that they were missing items from their home.

Police were able to track an iPad mini that was stolen from the residence to a residence on Pleasant Street. Upon arrival, Police located three bags in the parking lot area of the residence.

The bags were seized and a search warrant was subsequently applied for and approved for the bags. Police were able to recover items from the residence on Washington Street and were able no identify the bags as belonging to Camolli.

Camolli was located at a later date and was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/19/2017 to answer the charge.

Motor Vehicle Crash with Pedestrian

LT Perkins

On November 6, 2017 at 2002 hours the Brattleboro Police responded to Western Avenue, in the area of George Miller Drive for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. On arrival, a female pedestrian was located in the roadway. The operator of the vhicle, Walter Stearns (55 years of age) of Brattleboro remained on scene. EMS responded and treated the pedestiran. The pedestiran was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital by Rescue Inc. She was then transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH by DHART.

The pedestrian's condition was later reported as stable.

Western Ave.  in the area was closed to traffic for approximately 1 hour while the police conducted their investigation of the scene. Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950. No charges have been brough forward as police continue to investigate the incident.

Crash

Officer Vinton

On 11/06/17 at approximately 1915, The Brattleboro Police responded to Western Ave. for a report of a cyclist crash. Upon investigation it was determined that a male traveling east on Western Ave. drove his bicycle into a parked vehicle as he turned his head to check for traffic. The male sustained non-life threating injuries and was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hosptial. The vehicle sustained substantial damage to it's rear-end. The vehicle was able to be driven from the scene and it was unoccupied during the incident. In the area of the crash, Western Ave. was closed to one lane traffic for about thirty minutes, as local Fire and Rescue provided aid.