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

Man Arrested on a Warrant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE04/06/2020 2:04 PM

Incident: 20WHC001536
Date: 4/2/2020
Location:Westminster
Investigating Deputy:Cpl. J. Griffus

Accused: Franklin L. Blunt
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Dover, Delaware

Charges: Fugitive from Justice

Description: On 4/2/2020 at approximately 14:05 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a suspicious vehicle on Granger St in the Town of Westminster. After an investigation Franklin Blunt, 29, of Dover,DE was arrested on multiple warrants out of the State of Delaware. Blunt was transported to Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Court Date: 4/3/2020
Bail: $50,000



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

Handgun stolen from vehicle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/24/2020 11:43 PM

Incident: 20WHC001494
Date: 03/24/2020
Location: Banning Rd Putney Vermont
Investigating Deputy: DFC Devito

Description:
On 03/24/2020 at approximately 0834 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding the theft of a handgun from a vehicle.

On 03/22/2020 between the hours of Noon and 7pm a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 caliber pistol was taken from inside of a black Nissan Frontier pickup truck that had been parked in a driveway on Banning Rd in Putney. Also taken was a spare magazine and holster for the handgun.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should 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

Sheriff's Response to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/17/2020 6:40 PM

NEWFANE -- In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, the Windham County Sheriff's Office is taking a variety of steps to ensure necessary public safety services it provides continue, while taking steps and precautions necessary to minimize the spread of the virus. We continue to monitor the information provided by the Vermont Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and Vermont Emergency Management for the most up-to-date information and best practices. Changes will adapt as necessary based on the best information and practices we have.

First, we are encouraging elderly, shut-ins, self-quarantined, injured, or ill community members to subscribe to the “Are You Okay?” program which provides a regular, scheduled call to check their welfare. This free program allows us to continue our community care taking role from a distance and can dispatch emergency services to a subscriber when necessary.

Deputies will continue to physically respond to emergencies where life, limb, or property are in jeopardy. Deputies will also handle non-emergency calls via electronic communication when possible. To minimize exposure to surfaces, we may request people meet us outside of their homes or businesses. Deputies may be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves or masks as a precaution.

Consistent with guidance from the Vermont Department of Health, we have suspended all fingerprinting for civilian licensing/background checks until after April 15th, 2020. Additionally, our lobby will be closed starting March 17, 2020. People coming to our office can use the call box by the door.

Our office is monitoring the health of all of our employees. Disinfecting and cleaning protocols for our office, vehicles, and equipment are occurring regularly. We have been in contact with all local law enforcement agencies in Windham County as part of our emergency management procedure to confirm mutual aid agreements and resource sharing agreements to ensure continuity of policing services, dispatching services, and the safety of our community.

Through these trying times, the Windham County Sheriff’s Office will continue to serve the people of Windham County. Be well and be safe.

Respectfully submitted,


Sheriff Mark R. Anderson



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

Man arrested for Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/15/2020 4:48 PM

Incident: 20WHC001434
Date: 03/15/20
Location: Newfane
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Jason Larson (02/01/91)
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Newfane, VT

Charges: Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle

Description: On 03/15/20 at approximately 1245 hours Jason Larson was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop in Newfane. When the deputy pulled out into traffic to make a stop it took off at a high speed onto West St/S Wardsboro Rd at points traveling over 80 mph in an attempt to not be pulled over. The vehicle did slow down and the deputy was able to catch up and stopped it for the violations. Jason was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 04/28/20
Bail: N/A



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

Woman Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/15/2020 4:47 PM

Incident: 20WHC001288
Date: 03/07/2020
Location: Rte 30 Newfane Village
Investigating Deputy: DFC Devito

Accused: Teresa M. Walker
Age: 45
City & State of Residence: Hartford, CT

Charges: DUI#1, Negligent Operation

Description:
On 03/07/2020 at approximately 2219 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Teresa M. Walker of Hartford, Connecticut for the above charges. The Deputy on duty observed several moving violations and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The subsequent investigation lead to Walkers arrest. Walker was transported to the Windham County Sheriff's Office in Newfane for processing and released on citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the above charges.

Court Date: 3/17/2020
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 RELEASE03/02/2020 3:10 PM

Incident: 20WHC001148
Date: 03/02/20
Location: VT Route 30, Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Frank L Nephew II
Age: 38
City/State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 03/02/20 at approximately 1205 hours Frank Nephew II of Brattleboro was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle he was operating was observed traveling at 87 mph in the posted 50 mph zone on VT Route 30 near the old Maple Valley Ski Area. He was released with a VCVC for speeding and a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 04/28/20
Bail: N/A



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

Sobriety Check Point

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/02/2020 2:59 PM

PRESS RELEASE


Date 3/2/2020


SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT


During the Month of March, 2020, the Windham County Sheriff’s Office and other Law Enforcement agencies, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint within Windham County. An aggressive effort will be made to identify impaired drivers on our highways. Officers will be also enforcing seatbelt, child restraints and other motor vehicle laws during this checkpoint.


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

Woman Arrested for Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/02/2020 2:50 PM

Incident: 20WHC001067
Date: 02/27/2020
Location: Marlboro, VT
Investigating Deputy: D.F.C. Keilig

Accused: Edith M. Molner
Age: 55
City & State of Residence: Wilmington, VT

Charges: (1) Criminal DLS


On 02/27/2020 at approximately 1318 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Edith M. Molner for Criminal DLS. Molner was arrested before being cited and released to appear at the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the charge.



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

Man Arrested for DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/25/2020 3:43 PM

Incident: 20WHC000946
Date: 02/20/2020
Location: Rte5, Putney
Investigating Deputy: DFC Devito

Accused: Julio Y. Funentesmercado
Age: 33
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, Vermont

Charges: DLS

Description:
On 02/20/2020 at approximately 2206 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Julio Y. Funentesmercado of Bellows Falls, Vermont for driving with a criminally suspended License. The Deputy on duty observed a moving violation and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The subsequent investigation lead to Funentesmercado's arrest for the above charge. Funentesmercado was transported to the Vermont State Police Barracks for processing and released on citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a late date and time to answer for the charge.

Court Date: 04/07/2020
Bail: N/A



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

Fugitive from Justice Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/25/2020 3:42 PM

Incident: 20WHC000960
Date: 02/21/2020
Location: Main St, Putney
Investigating Deputy: DFC Devito

Accused: Daniel D. Kramer
Age: 32
City & State of Residence: Putney, Vermont

Charges: Fugitive from Justice

Description:
On 02/21/2020 at approximately 1656 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel D. Kramer of Putney, Vermont on a Fugitive from Justice charge. The Deputy on duty observed a moving violation and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The subsequent investigation showed Kramer to have outstanding warrants out of the State of Missouri. Kramer was detained and transported to the Bellows Falls Police Department for processing. Kramer was transported to Southern State Correctional Facility and lodged in lieu of 100 dollars bail. Kramer was issued a criminal citation to appear in the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the above charge.

Court Date: 02/24/2020
Bail: $100



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