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

Sheriff First to Deploy Tesla in Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/15/2020 3:37 PM

NEWFANE – The Windham County Sheriff’s Office took delivery of a 2020 Tesla Model 3 this week, as part of a pilot project around deploying alternative energy vehicles to its fleet. The vehicle was purchased to replace an aging 2013 Ford Interceptor SUV that was due to be decommissioned.

“The Model 3 has checked off a variety of goals for us, but one primary factor was the cost savings,” said Sheriff Mark Anderson. “We predict a fuel and maintenance savings up to 80% based on our current fleet expenditures. Electric vehicles don’t need things like regular oil changes. The electric cost of driving this vehicle one mile is approximately $0.03 to $0.04, compared to $0.10-$0.20 for a gas vehicle. While we pay a higher purchase price up front for the vehicle, compared to a standard police package vehicle the savings over the life of the vehicle are projected to cost less overall.”

Tesla Model 3’s come with a four-year, 50,000 mile warranty, as well as an eight-year, 130,000 mile warranty on the battery and drive. While not specifically designed for police work, the vehicle can receive most of the police equipment normally used.

It wasn’t just the cost savings that led the department to the car, however. “We initially sought to purchase a police package vehicle earlier this year,” said Sergeant Dana Shepard, the department’s fleet manager. “As a result of COVID-19, we were faced with significant delays in being able to order, let alone purchase a standard police package vehicle. When we learned we could have a Tesla delivered within 4-6 weeks, we began researching its viability.”

There are also environmental benefits as well. Electric vehicles have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to their gas counterparts. The Vermont Legislature recently passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in Vermont. “We began researching an all-electric vehicle for law enforcement back in 2019, prior to the GWSA being introduced,” said Sheriff Anderson. “Vermont has had a long tradition of caring for the environment and this simply fit the ethos. One estimate shows this vehicle with 80% less carbon emission than the vehicle its replacing."

In closing, Sheriff Anderson noted, “We’ve already had several people approach us to talk about the car with excitement. We look forward to the continued dialogue as we evaluate this project.”

Press Contact:
Sheriff Mark Anderson
manderso (at) windhamcountyvt.gov
802-365-4942



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

Putney BLM mural marked up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/13/2020 12:15 PM

Incident: 20WHC003456
Date:10/11/20-10/13/20
Location: Putney Central School
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Windham County Sheriff's Office was made aware of tire marks on the Black Lives Matter mural painted on Westminster West Road in Putney in front of the Putney Center School. A dark set of tire marks through the mural was made in the south bound lane. The tire marks appear to have been made by a dual rear wheeled truck. The tire marks traverse the entire length of the mural. There are several other smaller, lighter sets of marks. Windham County Sheriff's Office is looking for the community's help. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Jalava at (802)365-4940 or at bjalava (at) windhamcountyvt.gov



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

CT man arrested for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/06/2020 11:07 AM

Incident: 20WHC003387
Date: 10/05/20
Location: I-91 MM 25 S/B, Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Moulham Al-Roumi
Age: 35
City & State of Residence: Farmington, CT

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

Description: On 10/05/20 Moulham Al-Roumi was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after he was observed by Sgt. Norton traveling 108 mph in the posted 65 mph speed zone on I-91 in Westminster. He was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 11/24/20
Bail: N/A



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

BF man arrested for Driving While Suspended and Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/04/2020 2:29 PM

Incident: 20WHC003368
Date: 10/03/20
Location: VT Route 103, Rockingham
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Patrick Richardson
Age: 35
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Charges:
1) Driving While Suspended
2) Excessive Speed

Description: On 10/03/20 at approximately 1900 hours Patrick Richardson was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office for the above offenses. Sgt. Norton observed the vehicle he was operating traveling south on VT Route 103 at 87 mph in the posted 50 mph speed zone. A check of his VT Driver's History showed that Patrick was currently under suspension as well. Patrick was released on a citation for the above offenses and a VCVC for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 11/10/20
Bail: N/A



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

Incident: 20WHC003033
Date: 08/31/20
Location: I-91 N/B near MM 15/8 in Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Sara Jefferson
Age: 22
City & State of Residence: Burlington, VT

Charges: Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle & Excessive Speed

Description: Sara Jefferson was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop for speeding (100 mph in 65 mph speed zone) on I-91 near MM 15/8 in Dummerston. Sara was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 10/06/20
Bail: N/A



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

Incident: 20WHC003022
Date: 08/30/20
Location: VT Route 11 in Windham
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Jesse Kendall
Age: 22
City & State of Residence: Londonderry, VT

Charges: Driving w/o a License-Criminal & Warrant for FTA

Description: On 08/30/20 at approximately 1150 hours Jesse Kendall was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop for speeding on VT Route 11 in Windham. During the stop it was determined that Jesse had a Windham County cite and release warrant for failing to appear in court on 08/18/20 to answer to the charge of Driving w/o a License-Criminal. It was also determined that Jesse had on this date been driving w/o a license as well. Jesse was released on two citations to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at later dates.

Court Date: Warrant- 08/30/20 / No License- 10/06/20
Bail: N/A



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

Male Fugitive from Justice Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE09/04/2020 10:49 AM

Incident: 20WHC003065
Date of Incident: 09/03/2020
Location of Incident: Dummerston, Vermont
Deputy: Dep. Keilig

Accused: Reginald M. Kelley
Age: 50
City & State of Residence: Londonderry, VT

Charges: Fugitive from Justice

Description of Incident: On 09/03/2020 at approximately 1519 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Reginald M. Kelley for being a Fugitive from Justice following a traffic stop for speeding on Schoolhouse Rd in Dummerston. Kelley was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of bail. Kelley is scheduled to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the charge

Court Date: 09/04/2020
Bail: $50,000



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

Man arrested for 2nd Degree Agg. Domestic Assault

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE09/04/2020 10:39 AM

Incident: 20WHC003046
Date: 9/2/2020
Location: Putney
Investigating Deputy: Detective Sgt. Jessica Fellows

Accused: William Tayler
Age: 67
City & State of Residence: Putney, Vermont

Charges: 2nd Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault

Description: On September 2,2020 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested William Tayler of Putney, Vermont for the above charges. The Deputy on duty received a report from a female party regarding incidents of domestic abuse. Subsequent investigation lead to Williams' arrest. Williams was served a criminal citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division the next day to answer for the charges.



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

Labor Day DUI Patrols

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/19/2020 9:05 AM

PRESS RELEASE- Windham County Sheriff’s Office

NATIONAL LABOR DAY DUI MOBILAZATION

Date: 08/19/2020 TO 09/07/2020

DUI PATROLS

The Windham County Highway Safety Task Force consisting of the Windham County Sheriff's Office, the Brattleboro Police Department, the Bellows Falls Police Department and the Dover Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols throughout the county during the Labor Day DUI Mobilization period, August 19th through September 7th, 2020. During this time period officer and deputies will make an aggressive effort to identify and remove impaired driver from our highways. Officers and deputies will also be aggressively targeting seatbelt/child restraint violations, aggressive operation and usage of handheld electronic devices. Remember #DriveSober or Get Pulled Over.


Contact Name & Info:

Sgt. Chris Norton
Windham County Sheriff’s Office
cnorton@windhamcountyvt.gov
(802) 365-4942

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WindhamCountyHSTF



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

Graffiti on road in Jamaica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/03/2020 5:17 PM

Incident: 20WHC002654
Date: 8/2/2020
Location: Route 30/Route 100, Jamaica
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Greg Keilig

Charges Investigated: Unlawful Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, Hate-motivated Crime enhancement

Description: The Windham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating graffiti reported in the morning of Sunday, August 2nd, 2020. Three males were reported spray painting in the intersection of Rt 30 and Rt 100 in the Town of Jamaica with the phrase “White is right BLDM.” The phrase “BLM” was spray painted over that. The Vermont Agency of Transportation has been notified. Anyone with information regarding the identities of the individuals involved are asked to contact Deputy Greg Keilig at 802-365-4942.



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