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

Woman Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/17/2018 1:10 PM

Incident: 18WHC004366
Date: 08/14/2018
Location: Westminster, VT
Investigating Deputy: DFC Griffus

Accused: Kaitlyn Whitham
Age: 32
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On 8/14/2018, the Windham County Sheriff's Office conducted a motor vehicle stop in the Town of Westminster. The stop led to the arrest of Kaitlyn Whitham, 32, of Westminster, for driving under the influence. Whitham was cited to appear at the Windham Superior Court-Criminal Division to answer to the charge.

Court Date: 08/28/2018
Bail: N/A



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

I91 paving update-

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/16/2018 2:55 PM

Windham County Sheriff's Office

I91 paving update - August 16th, 2018

"This VTrans 1-91 paving project is from the Vermont/Massachusetts state line to Exit 3 in Brattleboro including the Exit On/Off ramp work.
Due to the limited on/off ramp area and the safety of the workers at Exits 1 thru 3 northbound & southbound on/off ramps will need to be individually closed while they are working on them. Motorists will follow an alternate route.


The current closure schedule for crack sealing the Exit Ramps for the week beginning Sunday, August 19, 2018 is as follows:



Sunday - 7:00pm to 6:00am:

Weather permitting, Exit 1 northbound & southbound ramps

Monday & Tuesday - 7:00pm to 6:00am:

Weather permitting Exit 2 northbound & southbound ramps


Tuesday & Wednesday – 7:00pm to 6:00am:

Weather permitting, Exit 3 ramps


Thursday - 7:00pm to 6:00am:

No work scheduled unless needed due to weather earlier in the week.


NOTE: Each ramp will take approximately 2 – 3 hours and will be closed during the work. Motorists will follow a signed detour. Upon completion of each ramp it will be opened back up to traffic.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085 or email sbarrett@coibsinc.com.

We ask all motorists to use extreme caution while traveling thru the work zone as the safety of the workers as well as their own is of the utmost importance."

Please be cautions of workers and other operators on the road and PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN!



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

Man arrested for Driving While Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/09/2018 1:08 PM

Incident: 18WHC004271
Date: 08/08/18
Location: County Rd in Stratton
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Stuart Fisher
Age: 57
City & State of Residence: Grafton, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Stuart Fisher of Grafton following a traffic stop on County Rd in Stratton. He was issued a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 10/23/18
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/09/2018 1:05 PM

Incident: 18WHC004171
Date: 8/1/2018
Location: Baltimore, VT
Investigating Deputy: DFC Griffus

Accused: Nelson Kendall
Age: 33
City & State of Residence: Baltimore, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On 8/1/2018, the Windham County Sheriff's Office came in contact with Nelson Kendall, 33, of Baltimore. Kendall was arrested and cited for DUI and ordered to appear at the Vermont Superior Court Windsor Criminal Division.

Court Date: 8/14/2018
Bail: N/A



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

I91 paving update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/02/2018 11:01 AM

Update from All State Materials Group Guilford-Brattleboro, I-91 Paving Project

“As part of the ongoing 1-91 paving project from the Vermont/Massachusetts state line to Exit 3 in Brattleboro please be advised the week beginning Sunday, August 12, 2018 night work will begin for Exit On/Off ramp work.

Due to the limited on/off ramp area and the safety of the workers at Exits 1 thru 3 northbound & southbound on/off ramps will need to be closed during the working hours of 7:00pm to 6:00am. During the closure time, motorists will follow an alternate route. Typical closure may be 2-3 hours in duration. The ramps will be opened to traffic from 6:00am to 7:00pm.

The current closure schedule for the week beginning Sunday, August 12, 2018 is as follows:

Sunday - 7:00pm to 6:00am:
• Exit 1 northbound & southbound ramps to be completed
Monday & Tuesday - 7:00pm to 6:00am:
• Exit 2 northbound & southbound ramps to be completed
Wednesday & Thursday - 7:00pm to 6:00am:
• Exit 3 northbound & southbound ramps to be completed

Please note the dates/times are weather dependent so they may vary however nighttime work will only be from Sunday thru Thursday nights.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the project may contact Stephanie Barrett, Public Outreach Coordinator at 802-862-6085 or email sbarrett@coibsinc.com.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.”

WCSO would like to remind drivers that cell phones are prohibited at all times while operating a motor vehicle. Please stay alert and off your phones while driving, it is illegal!



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

Burglary in Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/30/2018 11:43 AM

Incident: 18WHC004099
Date: 7/27/2018
Location: Westminster, VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Devito

Description:

On 7/27/2018, the Windham County Sheriff's Office took a report of a residential burglary on Westminster West Rd, in the Town of Westminster. Several items were taken from the residence during the week of 7/23/2018.

Anyone with information about this incident or other similar incidents in the Westminster Area, is urged to contact Deputy Devito at 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

Man arrested for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/27/2018 3:28 PM

Incident: 18WHC004083
Date: 07/27/18
Location: Athens
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: James N. Davis
Age: 54
City & State of Residence: Rockingham, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On 07/27/18 at approximately 1155 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested James N. Davis of Rockingham after the vehicle James was operating was observed traveling 68 mph in a posted 35 mph zone on VT Route 35 in Athens. James was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and issued a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 09/11/18
Bail: N/A



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

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest on Warrant and DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/27/2018 2:09 PM

Incident: 18BB05598
Date: 07/13/2018
Location: Winter St in the Town of Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle

Accused: Kenneth A. Rochefort Jr.
Age: 41
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, Arrest Warrant

Description: On July 13th, 2018 at approximately 1956 hours a deputy assigned to a Brattleboro Police Department (BPD) patrol coverage shift arrested Kenneth A. Rochefort Jr., 41, of Brattleboro.

The deputy observed several equipment violations on a vehicle as it passed by him on Maple St. The deputy stopped the vehicle and subsequently identified the operator as Rochefort. Investigation revealed that Rochefort had a criminally suspended drivers license as well as an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court.

Rochefort was arrested and transported to the BPD for processing. He was ultimately lodged at BPD for lack of $750 bail. Rochefort will appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and time to answer to the charges.

Court Date: 07/16/2018-Warrant, 08/21/2018-DLS
Bail: $750 Cash/Surety



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

Juvenile Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/27/2018 2:09 PM

Incident: 18BB05653
Date: 07/14/2018
Location: Park Place, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: DFC Ian Tuttle

Accused: Juvenile (Withheld)
Age: 17

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On July 14th, 2018 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested a juvenile for driving under the influence.

A deputy assigned to a patrol coverage shift with the Brattleboro Police Department stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Park Place. The operator, a 17 year old juvenile was subsequently arrested for DUI.

At the completion of processing the juvenile was issued a citation to appear in Windham Family Court at a later date.

Bail: N/A



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

Man Cited for No License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE07/26/2018 4:11 PM

Incident: 18WHC003878
Date: 07/18/18
Location: Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Devito

Accused: Kyle L. Riendeau
Age:26
City & State of Residence: Chester, Vermont

Charges: Driving without a License

Description: On July 18th, 2018 at approximately 0940 hours the Windham County Sheriff’s office arrested Kyle Riendeau, 26, of Chester VT for driving without a license.
A vehicle equipment violation was observed by a deputy on duty in Westminster. The deputy conducted a motor vehicle stop on RT 5 and the subsequent investigation led to Riendeau’s arrest.
Riendeau was issued a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court Criminal Divison at a later date and time

Court Date: 09/11/18
Bail: N/A



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