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

Committment to safety for all

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/15/2021 4:40 PM

The Windham County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States and the State of Vermont. This includes protecting the rights of every person, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, national origin, immigration status, or religion.

In light of the events that occurred on January 6th, 2021 in Washington D.C., we expect any person or group wishing to exercise their First Amendment right of free speech to do so peacefully and within the boundaries of the law. As we approach Inauguration Day, we discourage armed demonstrations. The Windham County Sheriff’s Office is committed to defending our institutions and our democracy. We are not aware of any specific threats within Windham County, but stand ready to respond and manage issues if they arise.



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

Woman arrested in Londonderry for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/13/2021 3:25 PM

Incident: 20WHC000091
Date: 01/09/2021
Location: VT 100 S in Londonderry
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Withheld
Age: 18
City & State of Residence: Hudson, NY

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 01/09/21 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested a youthful offender after observing the vehicle she was operating traveling 71 mph in the posted 40 mph speed zone on VT Route 100 S in Londonderry. They were released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division and a Civil Violation Complaint for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 02/23/21
Bail: N/A



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

Man arrested on multiple charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/12/2021 1:28 PM

Incident: 21WHC000060
Date: January 7, 2021
Location: Westminster West Rd, Westminster
Investigating Deputy:Det. Sgt. Jessica Fellows

Accused: Thomas Williams
Age: 27
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Domestic Assault, Criminal Threatening, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Mischief

Description: On January 7th, Deputies were dispatched to the Peoples Bank on Main St in Putney for the report of a male subject who was behaving in a threatening manner and had used a firearm to break the window out of an occupied vehicle. The male then fled the scene and was soon after located at his residence on Westminster West Rd. The male suspect was identified as Thomas Williams. Williams then assaulted a family member and was immediately taken into custody. During the arrest, Williams resisted causing injury to a deputy. The deputy was treated for his injury at BMH and released. Williams was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail and will be arraigned 1/8/21.

Court Date: 1/8/2021
Bail: $10,000



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

Woman arrested for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/02/2021 3:37 PM

Incident: 20WHC004302
Date: 12/29/2020
Location: Chester Rd in Grafton
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Ashley J Beauchesne
Age: 26

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: Ashley Beauchesne was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle she was operating was observed traveling 61 mph in the posted 30 mph zone on Chester Rd in Grafton. She was released with a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and a VCVC for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 02/16/2021
Bail: N/A



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

Incident: 20WHC004203
Date: 12/21/20
Location: Westminster Station, Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused: Ashley Cloutier
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended, Violation of Conditions of Release

Description: Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Ashley Cloutier following a 911 call reporting erratic driving. Deputy Jalava observed the vehicle and identified the driver as Ashley Cloutier. Dep. Jalava knew Cloutier's license to be suspended from previous law enforcement interactions. Cloutier was released with a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later time. A licensed driver took control of the vehicle.



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

Man arrested in Dover for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/23/2020 1:59 PM

Incident: 20WHC004187
Date: 12/18/20
Location: RT100 Dover
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused: Wesley Sniadecki
Age: 24
City & State of Residence: Prospect, CT

Charges:DUI, suspended license, unregistered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, uninspected vehicle

Description: At approximately 2030 hours, Wesley Sniadecki was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after he was observed operating a black Cheverolet with a defective equipment on RT100 in Dover. During the stop Dep. Jalava noticed signs of impairment. Sniadecki was placed under arrest. Sniadecki was taken to the Wilmington Police Department and evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert. Sniadecki was processed and released to a sober party with a citation to appear at Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.



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

Donations for Putney Pool Stolen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/23/2020 1:56 PM

Incident: 20WHC004224
Date: 12/22/20
Location: Putney Town Hall
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Description: Sometime over the weekend (12/18-12/21), the Putney Pool donation bins containing deposit cans and bottles were emptied by unknown person(s). Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Jalava via email at bjalava@windhamcountyvt.gov or by phone at 802-365-4942.



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

Man arrested for excessive speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/18/2020 4:59 PM

Incident: 20WHC004143
Date: 12/16/20
Location: Back Westmisnter Rd., Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused:Nathan Hutchins
Age: 33
City & State of Residence: Kingston, NY

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 12/16/2020 at approximately 0930 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Nathan Hutchins after observing the vehicle Hutchins was operating traveling at 70 mph in the posted 35 mph zone. Hutchins was released on Citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.



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

Juvenile arrested for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/15/2020 4:14 PM

Incident: 20WHC004128
Date: 12/14/2020
Location: I-91 N/B, Springfield
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Juvenile
Age: 17

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 12/14/2020 at approximately 1635 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested a 17 year old juvenile after observing the vehicle the juvenile was operating traveling at 97 mph in the posted 65 mph zone. The juvenile was released on a Juvenile Citation into the Windsor Superior Court, Family Division at a later date.



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

Man arrested in Putney for Driving While Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/15/2020 4:14 PM

Incident: 20WHC004125
Date: 12/14/2020
Location: Bellows Falls Rd, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Daniel Vaine Jr
Age: 24
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended

Description: On 12/14/2020 at approximately 1452 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel Vaine Jr for the above offense after the vehicle he was operating was stopped for a traffic violation. He was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 02/15/2021
Bail: N/A



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