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

It is with regret that due to the COVID-19 epidemic and the unfortunate passing of our contact person with the Marine Corps League, we are unable to conduct our yearly Toys for Kids drive in the Market 32 plaza this year.

We understand the hardships that this year has presented to the community. The Windham County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Dover Police Department, will be accepting donations in COVID-friendly boxes located in our lobbies.

We are encouraging anyone with the means to do so, to please drop off their donation at either agency by December 18th, 2020. The Windham County Sheriff's Office will then collect the donations and deliver them to the Marine Corp League for disbursement.

It is our hope that we can help share a little bit of joy during this time of hardship for so many. We thank those of you who can for helping support your community, some of whom are struggling more this year than others.

Media contact: Sgt. Chris Norton #166
Phone: (802) 365-4942








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

Man arrested for Excessive Speed in Marlboro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11/23/2020 3:02 PM

Incident: 20WHC003886
Date: 11/22/20
Location: VT Route 9, Marlboro
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Matthew L. Kerins
Age: 57
City/State of Residence: Brookhaven, NY / Wilmington, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 11/22/20 at approximately 1545 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Mathew Kerins after Sgt. Norton observed the vehicle he was operating traveling 70 mph in the posted 40 mph speed zone near South Rd. Matthew was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 01/12/20
Bail: N/A



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

Date of Incident: 10/28/2020
Time of Incident: 1756 Hours
Location of Incident: Westminster, Vermont
Description of Incident: Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Negligent Operation

Accused: Jason D. King (DOB: 07/14/1972)

Narrative:

On 10/28/2020 at approximately 1756 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Jason D. King for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. King is scheduled to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer for the above charges.


Court Date: 12/29/2020



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

Stolen Bicycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11/16/2020 12:26 PM

Date of Incident: 11/10/2020
Time of Incident: 1702 Hours
Location of Incident: Putney, Vermont
Description of Incident: Stolen Bicycle
Accused: N/A

Narrative:

On 11/10/2020 at approximately 1702 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report of a stolen bike in Putney. The bike was described as a Cannondale Foray 3, blue and gray in color, and with a serial number of YC05300. Anyone with information should contact Deputy Keilig at (802) 365-4942.



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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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