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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Man arrested for Operating Without an Ignition Interlock Device

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/20/2021 6:21 PM

Incident: 21WHC002743
Date: 07/16/2021
Location: Camp Arden Road, Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Belville

Accused: Michael P. Roy
Age: 32
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Operating Without an Ignition Interlock Device

Description: Roy was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop on Camp Arden Road in Dummerston. During the stop, Roy was found to be operating without an ignition interlock device, as required by his restricted driver's license. Roy was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. Roy was also issued tickets for Driving Without a License, Misuse of Number Plates and Operating Without Liability Insurance.



Court Date: 08/31/2021
Bail: N/A



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Counterfeit Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/20/2021 6:21 PM

Incident: 21WHC002661
Date: 07/12/2021
Location: Forest Road, Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Belville

Accused: N/A
Age: N/A
City & State of Residence: N/A

Charges: N/A

Description: On 07/12/2021, a counterfeit $20.00 bill was turned-in to the Windham County Sheriff's Office. This counterfeit bill was located on Forest Road in Westminster.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office would like to warn area businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money that may be used during transactions. Any suspected counterfeit money should be reported to your local law enforcement agency.

Court Date: N/A
Bail: N/A



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Londonderry inks Police Contract with Windham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/20/2021 3:15 PM

The Town of Londonderry has executed a contract for 20 hours of weekly policing services with the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, effective July 13, 2021. Citizens at the May 1, 2021 Londonderry Town Meeting overwhelmingly voted to support the $41,000 one-year contract, which is the first such agreement for the Town with the Sheriff’s Office. The Town was previously under contract with the Vermont State Police for supplemental law enforcement services for a number of years but was informed in March 2021 that continuation of the service would not be possible.

Town Administrator Shane O’Keefe stated that “there has been a significant increase in complaints about excessive traffic speeds in particular, and the Selectboard has expressed a strong interest in proactive community safety and law enforcement, and the Sheriff’s Office appears to be a great match for the town given its existing successful association with our neighbors, Jamaica and Windham”.

Windham County Sheriff Mark R. Anderson contracts with a dozen municipalities in the county for law enforcement services. Anderson oversees an office of 32 personnel that includes twenty sworn deputy sheriffs. “We are excited for the opportunity to serve the Town of Londonderry as we work to fill gaps in rural policing coverage,” Anderson said. “Improving rural policing and access to emergency services has been a priority of ours.”

O’Keefe added that “while the Sheriff’s deputies have supported Londonderry through grants and other funded programs for some time, we are excited to have them here on an ongoing dedicated basis to address our law enforcement, safety and prevention needs”.

Contact:
Shane O’Keefe, Town Administrator
(802) 824-3356
townadmin@londonderryvt.org

Sheriff Mark Anderson
802-365-4942
manderso@windhamcountyvt.gov



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Incident: 21WHC002557
Date: 07/04/21
Location: Rockingham Rd, Rockingham
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Nicholas Riendeau
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence & Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Description: Nicholas was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a stop for speeding on Rockingham Rd in Rockingham. During the stop an open container of alcohol was observed in the vehicle and signs of impairment were noted. Nicholas was subsequently taken into custody and processed at the Bellow Falls Police Department. He was later released to a sober individual on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. Nicholas was also issued tickets for speeding and drinking while driving.

Court Date: 07/20/21
Bail: N/A



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Incident: 21WHC002546
Date: 07/01/21
Location: Clinton St, Springfield
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Julie Bright
Age: 34
City & State of Residence: Athens, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended & Violating Conditions of Release.

Description: Jule Bright was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after she was stopped for speeding and using a cell phone while driving. During the stop it was discovered that Julie is Criminally Suspended in the State of Vermont and is currently out on court ordered Conditions of Release. She was released on a citation to appear in the Windsor Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. She was also issued a traffic ticket for the cell phone violation.

Court Date: 08/31/21
Bail: N/A



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Two vehicle crash in Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/17/2021 6:44 PM

Incident: 21WHC002313
Date: 06/17/21
Location: Main St and Kimball Hill Rd intersection
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Operator #1: Sarah Nelson
Age: 26
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Operator #2: Travis Healey
Age: 25
City & State of Residence: W Chesterfield, NH

Vehicle #1: 2013 Honda CR-V, VT Registration HPL767.

Vehicle #2: 2001 Chevy Prizm, NH Registration 4653068.

Description: On 06/17/21 at approximately 1635 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a minor two vehicle traffic crash at the Main St/Kimball Hill Rd intersection. It was determined that Vehicle #1 had turned left in front of Vehicle #2 causing the two vehicles to collide. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were removed from the scene by the owners.



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Tractor trailer unit destroys bank drive-thru in Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/16/2021 4:08 PM

Incident: 21WHC002278
Date: 06/15/2021
Location: River Valley Credit Union, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused: Timothy Parker
Age: 61
City & State of Residence: Baltimore, MD

Charges: Disobeying Traffic Controls (VCVC)

Description: At approximately 6:50 pm on Tuesday, June 15th, the Windham County Sheriff's Office and Putney Fire Department responded to River Valley Credit Union on Main Street in Putney for a report of a tractor-trailer unit that crashed into the bank's drive-thru/ATM awning.

The truck and attached 53-foot trailer were operated by Baltimore Maryland resident Timothy Parker. Parker was hauling over 40,000 lbs of frozen Tyson chicken for Transam Transportation out of Kansas.

The drive-thru awning was completely torn off the building and collapsed. The gutter of the awning impaled the side of the refrigerated trailer. The Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Enforcement was summoned to the scene for a truck inspection.

Deputy Jalava issued Parker a citation for disobeying a traffic sign. There are 5 signs on the property restricting tractor-trailers entering the parking lot due to length and height restrictions. DMV Officer Cuttita grounded the damaged trailer. Transam Transportation sent an empty trailer to retrieve the load.

This is not the first time a tractor-trailer unit has crashed into the Putney branch's drive-thru. Any additional information or questions may be directed to Deputy Bryan Jalava at bjalava@windhamcountyvt.gov or (802)365-4940



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

**Scam Warning**

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/15/2021 7:14 PM

On Tuesday, June 15th the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report that someone had attempted to scam a local resident by claiming to be Amazon and requesting the resident provide personal information, obtain a gift card and provide the gift card number to them within a certain time period.

@windhamsheriff would like to remind residents that no no reputable business would ask that you obtain gift cards and provide them with the number to deal with purchase/account issues and to never provide personal information over the phone or internet unless you can verify whom the information is going to and what it is being used for. If something sounds fishy or to good to be true.. It likely is!

You can report suspected scam activity to the VT Attorney General's Office here https://ago.vermont.gov/cap/stopping-scams/



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Brattleboro Woman Arrested for Unlawful Mischief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/02/2021 12:49 PM

Incident: 21WHC001777
Date: 05/19/2021
Location: S. Pine Banks Rd., Putney
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused: Courtney D. Jacobs
Age: 23
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Unlawful Mischief

Description: On May 19th, 2021, the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on South Pine Banks Road in Putney at approximately 2140 hours for report of a woman attempting to gain entry into a residence. It was reported that the woman then got into her vehicle and rammed another vehicle in the driveway. Estimated Damage to the vehicle was in excess of $1,000. The woman, identified as, Courtney Jacobs, was located, arrested, and released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date:08/31/2021
Bail: NA



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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Woman arrested for Excessive Speed in Jamaica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/02/2021 12:48 PM

Incident: 21WHC002018
Date: 06/01/2021
Location: Route 30, Jamaica
Investigating Deputy: Belville
Accused: Abigail Arnold-Call
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Bennington, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: Abigail Arnold-Call was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle she was operating was observed traveling at 71 mph in a 40 mph speed zone on Route 30 in Jamaica. She was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and a VCVC for the speeding violation.

Court Date: 07/20/2021
Bail: N/A



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