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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/18/2018 1:05 PM

Incident: 18WHC003263
Date: 06/17/2018
Location: Canal St, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle

Accused: Steven J. Letourneau
Age: 48
City & State of Residence: Berlin, New Hampshire

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On June 17th 2018 at approximately 0440 hours a Deputy who was participating in the Governors Highway Safety DUI program, aimed to remove drunk and or drugged drivers from the roadway, arrested Steven J. Letourneau, 48, of Berlin NH for DUI.

The Deputy observed a vehicle commit a moving violation on Canal St in the Town of Brattleboro. The Deputy ultimately stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Letourneau. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to his arrest for DUI.

Letourneau was processed and released on citation to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and time.

Court Date: 08/14/2018
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/18/2018 11:40 AM

Incident: 18WHC003260
Date: 06/17/2018
Location: Canal Street, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Jeffrey S. Dunklee
Age: 52
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On June 17th, 2018 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Jeffrey S. Dunklee, 52, of Vernon for DUI.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office was participating in the Vermont Governors Highway Safety program aimed to target impaired and aggressive drivers when a deputy observed a vehicle commit numerous moving violations. The deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Dunklee.

Investigation at the scene led to Dunklee's arrest. Dunklee was processed and released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 07/31/2018
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrest for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/18/2018 11:38 AM

Incident: 18WHC003063
Date: 06/09/2018
Location: West River Road, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Alonzo M. Paige
Age: 55
City & State of Residence: Wilmington, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On June 9th, 2018 at approximately 2120 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Alonzo M. Paige, 55, of Wilmington for DUI.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office was participating in the Vermont Governors Highway Safety program aimed to target impaired and aggressive drivers when a deputy observed Alonzo's vehicle traveling in excess of the posted speed limit.

Investigation led to the arrest of Alonzo for DUI. Alonzo was processed and cited into Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.



Court Date: 07/03/2018
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrested for DUI, GNO, and VCR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/18/2018 9:11 AM

Incident: 18WHC003251
Date: 06/16/2018
Location: Main St, Saxtons River
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle
Assisting Officers: Dep. Joshua Parro, Bellows Falls Police Dept, Vermont State Police Westminster

Accused: Gordon R. Briggs Jr
Age: 35
City & State of Residence: Brownsville, Vermont

Charges: Driving Under the Influence, Gross Negligent Operation, Violation of Conditions of Release

Description: On June 16th, 2018 at approximately 2127 hours a Deputy who was assigned to a Party Patrol detail due to graduation was on Main St in the Village of Saxtons River. The deputy observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and clocked the vehicle on RADAR at 71 miles per hour in a posted 25 mile per hour zone. The deputy was not able to make contact with the vehicle right away but later found it and stopped it.

The operator was identified as Gordon R. Briggs Jr, 35, of Brownsville VT. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Briggs for DUI, GNO, and VCR. Briggs was also charged by the Vermont State Police on charges stemming from a case that they had started.

Briggs was ordered held and to appear at a later date in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Officers from the Bellows Falls Police Department and Troopers from the Vermont State Police.

Court Date: 06/18/2018
Bail: $1000



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

Motorcycle crash with injury in Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/15/2018 1:54 PM

Incident: 18WHC003135
Date: 06/12/18
Location: Tyler Hill Rd, Vernon

Investigating Deputy: Dep. Cornellier, Sgt. Norton and Dep. Parro.

Vehicle #1: 1997 HD FLHT

Operator: Paul Spaulding Jr.
Age: 54
Seat Belt? Helmeted
City, State of Residence: Hinsdale, NH

Description: On 06/12/18 at approximately 1700 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office-Vernon Division responded to Tyler Hill Rd in Vernon for a single vehicle traffic crash with injury. Upon arrival it was found that Vehicle #1 had been traveling eastbound down the hill when it failed to negotiate a sharp left turn and crashed into the guardrail off the southbound side of the road. Operator #1 was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is currently under investigation. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Dep. Cornellier at (802) 365-4942.



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

Car vs Bicycle Crash with injury in Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/15/2018 1:53 PM

Incident: 18WHC003130
Date: 06/12/18
Location: Fort Bridgman Rd at Miller Farm

Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Vehicle #1: 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Operator: Betty Chamberlin
Age: 76
Seat Belt? Yes
City, State of Residence: Vernon, VT


Bicyclist: Mathew Meunier
Age: 34
Seat Belt? N/A
City, State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Description: On 06/12/18 at approximately 1450 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office-Vernon Division responded to the area of the Miller Farm on Ft. Bridgman Rd for a car vs bicycle crash with injuries. The bicyclist was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Norton at (802) 365-4942.



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

Man Cited for DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/15/2018 1:23 PM

Incident: 18WHC002961
Date: 06/05/2018
Location: Bellows Falls Rd, Putney
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle
Assisting Deputy: Jonathan Griffus

Accused: William A. Masters
Age: 58
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro VT, formerly of Cheyenne WY

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

Description: On June 5th, 2018 at approximately 1319 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle operated by William A. Masters, 58, of Brattleboro VT for numerous motor vehicle violations.

After subsequent investigation, Masters was found to have a criminally suspended license in the State of Vermont.

Masters was issued a citation to appear to answer to the charge of DLS in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and time.

Court Date: 07/24/2018
Bail: N/A



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

Woman Cited for Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/04/2018 12:55 PM

Incident: 18WHC002857
Date: 06/02/2018
Location: Old Depot Rd, Putney
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle

Accused: Elena M. Newsmith
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

Description: On June 2nd, 2018 at approximately 1345 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Old Depot Rd in the Town of Putney for a motor vehicle violation.

The operator of the vehicle was Elena M. Newsmith, 29, of Brattleboro. Subsequent investigation at the scene revealed that Newsmith's license was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont.

Newsmith was issued a citation to appear to answer to the charge of DLS in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and time.

Court Date: 07/24/2018
Bail: N/A



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

Man Cited for Driving While Criminally Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/04/2018 12:54 PM

Incident: 18WHC002713
Date: 05/30/2018
Location: Pine Banks Road, Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Joshua Graves
Age: 20
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

Description: On May 28th, 2018 the Windham County Sheriff's Office cited Joshua Graves, 20, of Bellows Falls for Driving with a Criminally Suspended License.

Graves' vehicle was stopped following a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation showed that Graves privilege to operate a motor vehicle had been Criminally Suspended.

Graves was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.



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

Highway Safety Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/02/2018 8:40 PM

Incident: On 6-2-17 the Wilmington Police Dept hosted a highway safety initiative in Deerfield Valley. The Windham and Bennington County CIOT task forces joined together in a group effort to conduct various enforcement details in the area. This event was sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and was part of the Click Or Ticket campaign. Eight officers representing Wilmington Police, Dover Police, Windham County Sheriff Office, Bennington County Sheriff Office and the Bennington Police Dept focused on aggressive driving, distracted driving and speeding. The team conducted an electronic surveillance enforcement detail and within 2 hours ticketed 14 motorists who had been observed operating a vehicle while being distracted by an electronic device. Seven additional motorists were ticketed for various other violations and 21 warnings were issued during this detail. Throughout the day, 101 motorists were stopped for assorted violations including 46 tickets being issued for speed related violations. This initiative was designed to increase highways safety, with the goal of reducing motor vehicle crashes.

Photos of the task force are available upon request





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