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Theft of Welding Equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 06/12/2024 2:40 PM

Incident: 24WHC003023
Date: 06/11/2024
Location: I-91 MM 31.2-Westminster, VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy J. Cohen

Description: On 06/11/2024, at approximately 0900 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office was notified of the theft of a red and black Lincoln Electric "Ranger" 225 Engine Driven Welder. The welder, along with approximately 200 feet of cable, were stolen from the I-91 construction site on the Rt. 121 bridge in the Town of Westminster. Anyone with information on this event should contact the Windham County Sheriff's Office. Investigation into this event remains ongoing.


Violation of Conditions of Release - Brattleboro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 06/03/2024 11:48 AM

Incident: 24WHC002105
Date: 04/27/2024
Location: Wilsons Woods Rd, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle & Det. Sgt. Mario Checchi

Accused: Steven R. Holway
Age: 30
City & State of Residence: Hinsdale, NH

Charges: Violation of Conditions of Release

Description: On April 27th, 2024 at approximately 2110 hours a Deputy assigned to a grant funded Governor's Highway Safety funded highway safety detail arrested Steven R. Holway, 30, of Hinsdale, New Hampshire, for violation of conditions of release.

Holway's vehicle was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Wilsons Woods Rd in the Town of Brattleboro. After a brief investigation it was discovered that Holway was in violation of his court ordered conditions of release.

Holway was arrested and transported to the sheriff's office were he was processed and issued a citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division.

Court Date: 06/04/2024
Bail: N/A


Brattleboro - Arrest for DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 06/03/2024 11:47 AM

Incident: 24WHC001962
Date: 04/20/2024
Location: Putney Road, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Dep. Ian Tuttle

Accused: Mark E. Kriskov
Age: 62
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, Vermont

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

Description: On April 20th, 2024, at approximately 2225 hours, a Deputy with the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Mark E. Kriskov, age 62, of Brattleboro, Vermont, for DLS.

Kriskov was arrested and transported to the Windham County Sheriff's Office for processing. At the completion of processing he was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division.

Court Date: 05/21/24
Bail: N/A


Arrest For Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 05/20/2024 3:52 PM

Incident:24WHC002124
Date:04/29/2024
Location:Pond Rd, Vernon VT
Investigating Deputy:David S. Gaillardetz #121

Accused: Juvenile
Age: 17
City & State of Residence: Vernon VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 04/29/2024 at approximately 1547 hours, a Juvenile was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle he was operating was observed to be traveling 67 mph in a posted 35 mph speed zone. The Juvenile was released to his father from the scene on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Family Division at a later date.The Juvenile was also issued a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 06/27/2024
Bail:N/A


Criminal DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 05/20/2024 3:48 PM

Incident: 24WHC002144
Date: 04/30/2023
Location: Newton Rd, Vernon VT
Investigating Deputy:David S. Gaillardetz

Accused: David A. Wiinikainen
Age: 63
City & State of Residence: Vernon VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended-Criminally

Description: On 04/30/2024 at approximately 1602 hours David A. Wiinikainen was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after his vehicle he was driving was observed traveling on Newton Rd Vernon VT. During the stop it was discovered that David's privilege to drive in the State was suspended criminally. He was brought back to the Windham County Sheriff's Office where he was processed and released on a citation to appear into the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date:06/04/2024
Bail:N/A


Domestic Assault Arrest-Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 05/12/2024 2:25 PM

Incident: 24WHC002377
Date: 5/11/24
Location: Westminster Heights Rd. Westminster, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi, Deputy D. Gaillardetz

Accused: Cosmus M. Musyoka
Age: 44
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

Description: On May 11th, 2024, at approximately 2250 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Cosmus M. Musyoka for 1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault. This arrest is a result of an investigation initiated by Windham County Sheriff's Deputies after receiving a call at approximately 2004 hours. It was reported that Musyoka had assaulted a family/household member causing serious bodily injury as defined by statute, at an address on Westminster Heights Rd. in the Town of Westminster. Musyoka was processed and ordered held on $10,000 cash or surety bond. He was further issued a criminal citation to appear in court on 5/13/24. Musyoka was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility.

Court Date: 5/13/24
Bail: $10,000 cash or surety bond


Unlawful Trespass/Violation of Conditions Arrest-Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 05/10/2024 5:57 PM

Incident: 24WHC002019
Date: 4/24/24
Location: Main St. Putney, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi

Accused: Bryan Wainwright
Age: 34
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Unlawful Trespass, Violation of Conditions of Release

Description: On April 24th, 2024, the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of trespass, after hours, at a local business on Main St. in Putney, VT. A male reportedly entered the barbed wired fenced in area of the business by scaling the fence and entering various vehicles in the lot the night prior.

Investigation developed probable cause to charge Bryan Wainwright with Unlawful Trespass. Wainwright also violated his conditions of release in the process. On 4/29/24, Wainwright was located at the Vermont Superior Court-Windham Unit and arrested by deputies. Wainwright was issued a criminal citation to appear at a later date.

Court Date: 5/21/24
Bail:


Arrest on Warrant-Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 05/10/2024 5:05 PM

Incident: 24WHC002341
Date: 5/10/24
Location: Old Rt 5 S. Putney, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi, Deputy S. Kennedy

Accused: Jared E. Butler
Age: 47
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Charges: Arrest on Warrant-In State

Description: On 5/10/24, at approximately 1630 hours, Deputies with the Windham County Sheriff's Office located Jared E. Butler outside an address on Old Rt. 5 S. in Putney, VT. Butler had an active in state arrest warrant. He was arrested and transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility.

Court Date: 5/13/24
Bail: $100


Arrest for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 04/29/2024 4:37 PM

Incident: 24WHC002031
Date: 04/24/24
Location: I-89 S MM28.6, Randolph
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Robert E. Taylor
Age: 61
City & State of Residence: Wilder, VT

Charges: 1) Excessive Speed

Description: On 04/24/24 at approximately 1615 hours, Robert E. Taylor was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle he was operating was observed to be traveling 98 mph in the posted 65 mph speed zone. Robert was released from the scene on a citation to appear in the Orange Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. He was also issued a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 06/19/24
Bail: N/A


Arrest for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed in Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 04/23/2024 2:10 PM

Incident: 24WHC001997
Date: 04/23/24
Location: I-91 S, Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Colleen Ross
Age: 52
City & State of Residence: Keene, NH

Charges:
1) Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
2) Excessive Speed

Description: On 04/23/24 at approximately 1104 hours, Colleen Ross was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle she was operating was observed to be traveling 100 mph in the posted 65 mph speed zone. Colleen was released from the scene on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. She was also issued a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 06/25/24
Bail: N/A


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