- At 10:33 p.m., the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle operated by Claudine Benoit, 51, of Putney, on Route 5 in Westminster. Benoit's vehicle was stopped for a motor vehicle violation. After completing a brief investigation at the scene of the stop Benoit was arrested for driving under the influence. Benoit was transported to the Bellows Falls Police Department for processing and was ultimately released on citation to appear in Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.
- The Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested James A. Dyer, 30, of Saxtons River, for driving while criminally suspended. Dyer's vehicle was stopped on Interstate 91 following a motor vehicle violation on Back Westminster Road. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Dyer. He was cited into Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.
- The Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Western Avenue for an infraction. The operator, Frank D. Merrell, 35, of Goshen, N.H., was found to have a criminally suspended license. Merrell was subsequently arrested for this offense. He was issued a citation to appear at Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division on Jan. 9, 2018.
- At 11:15 a.m., the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Jesse Morey, 25, of Westminster and Jacob R. McAllister, 26, of Westminster. A deputy stopped the vehicle Morey was operating on Westminster Street for a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Morey for driving with a criminally suspended license. The passenger, McAllister, was arrested for violation of conditions of release. Morey was held on lack of $2,000 bail at Southern State Correctional Facility. McAllister was cited and released on conditions.
- The Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Chandler M. Hurley, 19, of Pownal, for DUI. Hurley's vehicle was stopped on Fort Bridgman Road following a motor vehicle violation on Pond Road. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to Hurley's arrest. Hurley was held until sober at Southern State Correctional Facility and was cited into Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division at a later date.
- At 10:55 a.m., Cheshire County Sheriff Deputies went to a residence in Winchester for an eviction. Corporal Josh Murray of the Hinsdale Police Department learned the subject of the eviction was identified as Charles P. Stroble. Stroble had a Hinsdale warrant for operating after revocation or suspension and Murray notified Cheshire County. Stroble was taken into custody by Cheshire County after the eviction and transported to the Hinsdale Police Department for processing.
- At 10:55 a.m., Corporal Josh Murray of the Hinsdale Police Department was dispatched to the area of Brattleboro Road and Prospect Street for two suspicious males. One of the males was reported to be staggering. Corp. Murray located both individuals and after speaking with one of the males, who was identified as Christopher Yoerger, had a warrant for disobeying an officer and DUI. Yoerger was placed in custody without incident and transported to the Hinsdale Police Department for processing.
- At 12:31 p.m., Laura L. Meade turned herself in at the Hinsdale Police Department on an outstanding Hinsdale warrant for theft of lost or mislaid property. Meade was released on $1,000 personal recognizance.
- At 3:04 pm, members of the Vermont State Police arrested Jesse J. Howard, 35, of Putney, for a domestic assault that occurred on Nov. 28. Howard was taken into custody at his residence in Putney. He was then transported to the Westminster State Police Barracks where he was processed. Howard was ordered by the court to be held without bail, and was subsequently transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility. Howard was issued a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division to answer to the charge of first degree aggravated domestic assault.
- At 5 p.m., Corporal Josh Murray and Officer Adam Belville of the Hinsdale Police Department went to a residence on Plain Road in Hinsdale to affect an arrest warrant on Roy C. Sara. Sara's warrant was for cruelty to animals and dog a menace, a nuisance, or vicious. Sara was located at the residence and taken into custody without incident. During a search of Sara incident to arrest, a significant amount of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia was found on his person. Sara was transported to the Hinsdale Police Department and processed. Sara was bailed on $500 personal recognizance and scheduled to appear in Keene District Court on Jan. 29, 2018 for his arraignment on the animal and drug paraphernalia charges. Sara was also charged with felony possession of a controlled or narcotic drug and bailed on $5,000 personal recognizance.
- Brattleboro Police Officers responded to a residence on Canal Street on a report of a citizen dispute. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Jonathan Holway, 23, of Brattleboro. The victim stated that Holway had been drinking and that during a verbal dispute Holway became physical. The victim stated that Holway then took two of his children and took her car without her permission and fled the scene. Officers later located the vehicle and made contact with Holway. He was arrested for DUI, aggravated domestic assault and cruelty to children under 10. He was ordered held without bail by a judge and was scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court.
- On Sept. 27, the Windham County Sheriff's Office investigated a domestic disturbance that occurred on Wheeler Road in Vernon. As a result of the investigation, Alyssa Standeven, 19, of Vernon, was arrested for unlawful mischief. She was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.
- Officers from the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on a report of an assault. Upon arrival they made contact with the victim who stated that he was attacked with a knife, causing severe injury to his face. The victim was able to provide officers with enough information to track and locate the suspect, Owin Thomas, 45, of New York. Thomas was found at a residence on Green Street. During a search of the residence a large quantity of cocaine was found. Thomas was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was finger printed and photographed. During a search incident to arrest, Thomas was found to have heroin on his person. He was ordered held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court to answer to the charges.
- At just before 5 p.m., the Hinsdale, N.H., Police Department received a report of a dog struck by a vehicle on Route 119 across from Dynamic Landscaping. Hinsdale's Animal Control Officer, Ashley Pinger, was notified and responded. She determined the dog was believed to have sustained possible spinal trauma and chest contusion. Pinger notified VCA Windham Animal Hospital and transported the dog to their facility for immediate care. The dog's owner was identified and responded to VCA. Due to the extent of the dog's injuries it later had to be euthanized. Anyone who may have seen or has information regarding this is asked to contact ACO Ashley Pinger at the Hinsdale Police Department, 603-336-5723, ext. 195.
- The Vermont State Police is investigating a burglary that occurred at the Guilford County Store at 3:50 a.m. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the State Police at 802-722-4600 and reference case number 17B107752.
- At 1:50 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report from a resident on Stage Road in Guilford about a theft of mail. Sometime between Sept. 24 and Oct. 22, unknown persons stole out-going mail from a roadside mailbox. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Valcourt at 802-722-4600
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