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

Woman arrested for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/14/2021 10:02 AM

Incident: 21WHC004181
Date: 10/14/21
Location: I 91 N/B MM 68, Hartford
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Breige A Reilly
Age: 32
City & State of Residence: Charlestown, NH

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

Description: On 10/14/21 at approximately 0655 hours Breige Reilly was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after Sgt. Norton observed the vehicle Breige was operating traveling up behind him at 101 mph in the posted 65 mph zone. Visibility at the time was diminished to fog. Breige was release on a citation to appear in the Windsor Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. She was also issued a VT Civil Violation Complaint for the civil speeding violation.


Court Date: 12/07/21
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrested for Driving Without a License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/13/2021 6:07 PM

Incident: 21WHC004130
Date: 10/12/2021
Location: Winhall Station Road, Londonderry
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Belville

Accused: Jacob M. Topping
Age: 25
City & State of Residence: Jamaica, VT

Charges: Operating Without a License

Description: On 10/12/2021 at approximately 0700 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Jacob M. Topping 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: 11/23/2021
Bail: N/A



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

Blue Light Patrols in Putney & Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/13/2021 6:06 PM

Have you seen a Sheriff’s Department Cruiser with solid blue lights in your neighborhood?

As a part of our dedication to better serve you in providing community policing, we have begun ‘Blue Light Patrols’ in Putney and Westminster. Starting in October our deputies will be patrolling your neighborhoods after sunset at low speeds with solid, non-flashing, blue lights. ‘Blue Light Patrols’ provide more visibility of our night patrols in your community. The goal of these patrols are to make the residents feel safe knowing that we are out there and be a strong visible deterrent to any criminal activities. If you encounter a Windham County Sheriff’s Office cruiser with solid, non-flashing, blue lights you do not need to take any action, motorists do not need to pull over unless the blue lights are flashing and/or there is an audible siren.

If you have any questions or feedback on the ‘Blue Light Patrol’ program please contact Corporal Bryan Jalava at (802)365-4940 or bjalava@windhamcountyvt.gov



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

Putney Woman Arrested for Vandalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/07/2021 10:23 AM

Incident:21WHC004004
Date:09/30/2021
Location:Putney
Investigating Deputy:Deputy Gaillardetz, Corporal Jalava

Accused: Helen Mican
Age: 65
City & State of Residence:Putney Vermont

Charges: Unlawful Mischief

Description: Helen Mican, 65 of Putney, was charged by the Windham County Sheriff’s Office for Unlawful Mischief following a report on 9/30/2021. Mican was seen on surveillance footage carving profanities into the walls of Putney Meadows apartments. The estimated damage was $1,350. Mican was issued a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.


Court Date: 11/02/2021



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

Juvenile arrested for Excessive Speed in Brattleboro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE10/07/2021 10:22 AM

Incident: 21WHC004019
Date: 09/30/21
Location: Linden St, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Juvenile
Age: 16
City & State of Residence: Dover, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 09/30/21 at approximately 1615 hours a juvenile arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle the juvenile was operating was observed traveling 71 mph in the posted 40 mph speed zone. The juvenile was released on a Juvenile 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 that carries a waiver penalty of $475 and 8 possible points on their license.



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

Man arrested in Putney for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE09/18/2021 11:06 AM

Incident:21WHC003822
Date: 9/17/21
Location: RT5 Putney
Investigating Deputy: Corporal Jalava

Accused: George Heller III
Age: 33
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro VT

Charges: DUI #2

Description: George Heller was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following an investigation into a suspicious person/vehicle. During contact with Heller, signs of impairment were noted.

Heller was subsequently taken into custody and processed at the Bellows Falls Police Department. He was later released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 10/5/21



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

Suspicious Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE09/13/2021 5:22 PM

Incident: 21WHC003759
Date: 09/13/2021
Location: 5395 Route 100 Londonderry, VT
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Belville


Description: On 09/13/2021 at approximately 12:38 PM, Deputies from the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of 5395 Route 100 for a report that the operator of a black Jeep had attempted to get an 18 year-old female to enter the Jeep by pulling along-side her and opening the passenger door. This was after the female had told the operator that she didn't want a ride.

The female in question had fled into the woods and was unharmed. The vehicle in question was described as a black Jeep with unknown NH plates. The Jeep was reported to have a dent near the driver's-side taillight area.

The vehicle was operated by a white male (unknown age), with black hair and a black beard. The operator was reported to be wearing a baseball cap with a fish on it.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the Jeep. No other reports were made about the Jeep. Anyone with information about the Jeep/Operator is encouraged to contact the Windham County Sheriff's Office at (802)365-4942.



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

Woman arrested for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE09/13/2021 3:53 PM

Incident: 21WHC003753
Date: 09/12/21
Location: N Main St, Londonderry
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Thelma Ward
Age: 47
City & State of Residence: New Haven, CT

Charges: Excessive Speed 62 mph in 30 mph zone.

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Thelma Ward after she was observed traveling on N Main St in Londonderry at 62 mph in the posted 30 mph speed zone near Hells Peak Rd. She was released 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 which includes a potential penalty of $489 and 8 points on her privilege to operate in the State of Vermont.

Court Date: 11/09/21
Bail: N/A



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

Incident: 21WHC003724
Date: 09/10/2021
Location: Route 11 Londonderry, VT
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Belville

Accused: Thomas F. Flaherty
Age: 51
City & State of Residence: Londonderry, VT

Charges: Crashes; Duty to Stop, Driving While Suspended

Description: On 09/10/2021 the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motor vehicle accident that had occurred on Route 11, at the intersection with Route 100. The 2nd vehicle in this accident was reported to have left the scene.

After an investigation, Thomas F. Flaherty was arrested for the offenses of Crashes; Duty to Stop and Driving While Suspended. Flaherty was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. Flaherty was also issued traffic tickets for Stop or Yield Intersections: Accident Resulting and Operating Without Liability Insurance.

Court Date: 10/19/2021
Bail: N/A



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

Man arrested for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE09/10/2021 11:21 AM

Incident: 21WHC003719
Date: 09/09/21
Location: I-91 S/B near MM55
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Kyle Wyrick
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Claremont, NH

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 09/09/21 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Kkyle Wyrick after he passed a marked sheriff's vehicle from behind at 99 mph in the posted 65 mph speed zone. Kyle was released on a citation to appear in the Windsor Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later. He was also issued a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation which includes a potential penalty of $517 and 2 points on his privilege to operate in the State of Vermont.

Court Date: 11/16/21
Bail: N/A



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