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

Man Arrested for DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/20/2017 4:01 PM

Incident: 17WHC003661
Date: 08/07/2017
Location: Jamaica
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Dennis W. Cobb
Age: 27
City & State of Residence: Jamaica, VT

Charges: Operating with a Criminally Suspended License.

Description: On August 7th, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Dennis W. Cobb, 27, of Jamaica for Operating with a Criminally Suspended License.

Cobb's dirt bike was stopped on River Rd in Jamaica for multiple motor vehicle violations on Route 30. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Cobb.

Cobb was cited into Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 09/19/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrested for Possession of a Regulated Drug

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/20/2017 3:56 PM

Incident: 17WHC003908
Date: 08/19/2017
Location: I-91 Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Brennan R. Goldsmith
Age: 19
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Possession of a Regulated Drug

Description: On August 19th, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Brennan R. Goldsmith, 19, of Westminster for Possession of a Regulated Drug.

Goldsmith's vehicle was stopped on I-91 in Dummerston after a motor vehicle violation on Main St in Putney. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Goldsmith.

Goldsmith was cited into Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 08/17/2017
Bail: N/A



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

2017 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Mobilization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/17/2017 2:06 PM

This Labor Day, Vermont Law Enforcement Agencies and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program
Remind Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over In Effort to End Drunk Driving

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. This is also the time of year when children – our most precious natural resource – typically return to school following their summer vacation. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday weekend is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering not only themselves but everyone else on America’s roadways.

Again this year, state, local, and county law enforcement agencies from all across Vermont are partnering with the VT Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 18 through September 4, 2017. During this period, law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with strict enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.

Impaired driving is one of the deadliest, most often committed, yet preventable crimes committed in the United States. According to NHTSA, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2015, an increase from the 9,967 people killed in 2014. On average, 10,000 people were killed each year from 2011 to 2015 – one person killed every 51 minutes in 2015. That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors.

In Vermont the situation is even more grim. Nationally about one-third of all fatal crashes are the result of impaired driving. Here in Vermont, of the 62 roadway deaths in 2016, more than half (37) involved a driver impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. This is why Vermont law enforcement agencies are working together to remind drivers that impaired driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to enjoy your Labor Day festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

“We’re stressing the dangers of driving impaired to our community,” said Paul White, Law Enforcement Liaison with GHSP. “Drunk driving is a massive problem in the United States, with more than 10,000 people dying annually. If you’re out on the roads and you see someone driving drunk, please call 911. You could help save a life. Drunk driving is not acceptable behavior, and it’s essential that you make your plan for a sober ride home before you ever even leave for the party. Before you go out, know how you’re going to get home.”

For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.



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

Burglary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/15/2017 11:07 PM

Incident: 17WHC003391
Date: 07/21/17
Location: West Rd, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Dep. Upton

The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Burglary that occurred between the evening hours on 07/20/17 and the afternoon of 07/21/17 on West Rd. in Vernon.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Windham County Sheriff's Office at (802)254-6962 or (802)365-4942.



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

Intoxicated Pedestrian in Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/15/2017 10:51 AM

Incident: 17WHC003760
Date: 08/14/17
Location: Ft. Bridgman Rd, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Allan Shedd
Age: 20
City & State of Residence: Northfield, MA

Charges: Minor having Consumed Alcohol

Description: On 08/14/17 at approximately 1330 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office-Vernon Division was notified of a possible underage intoxicated pedestrian walking north on Ft. Bridgman Rd. approaching the Vernon Town Offices. Contact was made with Allan Shedd who had been found to have consumed alcohol and is under the age of 21. Allan was issued a Windham County Diversion Notice of Violation and was released at the scene to a family member.



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

Woman cited for Disorderly Conduct

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/15/2017 10:38 AM

Incident: 17WHC003525
Date: 07/29/2017
Location: Ft. Bridgman Rd
Investigating Deputy: Deputy David Upton

Accused:Kellie Ann Poplawski
Age: 50
City & State of Residence:Vernon, VT

Charges: Disordely Conduct

Description: On July 29, 2017, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Kellie A. Poplawski, of Vernon for Disorderly Conduct.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to an apartment building on Ft. Bridgman Rd for a disturbance. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to the charging of Poplawski. She was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court- Windham Criminal Division at a later date.


Court Date: 08/22/17
Bail: N/A



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

Man cited for Criminal DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/15/2017 10:36 AM

Incident: 17WHC003529
Date: 07/29/2017
Location: Ft. Bridgman Rd, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: David Upton

Accused: Edward D. Conley, Jr.
Age: 43
City & State of Residence: W Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License

Description: On July 29, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office cited Edward D. Conley Jr, 43, of W Brattleboro,VT for driving with a criminally suspended license.

Conley's vehicle was stopped on Ft. Bridgman Rd for a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Conley. He was cited to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 08/22/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Putney Central School Vandalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/15/2017 10:35 AM

Incident: 17WHC003578
Date: 08/02/2017
Location: Putney Central School
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Charges: Unlawful Mischief

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office is seeking information regarding a vandalism that occurred during the overnight hours of Monday, August 1st into Tuesday, August 2nd.

During this time period an unknown person operating a silver Jeep Wrangler with black wheels entered upon the premises of the Putney Central School and proceeded to do burnouts in the field area as well as driving through the garden.

Anyone with information regarding this is asked to contact Deputy Ian Tuttle at 802-365-4942.

Court Date:
Bail:



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

Man Arrested for DLS, FIPO, and VCOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/15/2017 10:34 AM

Incident: 17WHC003565
Date: 08/01/2017
Location: Route 5, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Accused: Corey W.J. Betit
Age: 27
City & State of Residence: Brookline, Vermont

Charges: Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, Providing False Information to Law Enforcement, Violation of Conditions of Release

Description: On 08/01/2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Corey W.J. Betit, 27, of Brookline Vermont for driving with a criminally suspended license, providing false information to a law enforcement officer, and violation of conditions of release.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Betit on Route 5 in Putney. Betit and other involved parties tried to mislead the deputies on scene by saying that he was not driving. Deputies conducted a brief investigation and discovered that Betit had been driving and active conditions of release from the court not to do so.

Betit was arrested and later released on citation to appear at a later date in Windham Superior Court Criminal Division.

Court Date: 08/10/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Two vehicle crash on Ft. Bridgman Rd. in Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE08/07/2017 6:13 PM

Incident: 17WHC003609
Date: 08/03/17
Location: Ft. Bridgman Rd., Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Operator #1: Jay Karpin
Age: 93
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Operator #2: Joseph Sikoski
Age: 25
City & State of Residence: Turners Falls, MA

Description: On 08/03/17 at approximately 1754 hours I the Windham County Sheriff's Office-Vernon Division was dispatched to a two vehicle traffic crash on Ft. Bridgman Rd. near Cersosimo's Lumber. Investigation found that Vehicle #1 being operated by Jay Karpin crossed the center line causing Vehicle #1's side mirror to strike the side mirror of Vehicle #2 operated by Joseph Sikoski. Sleep deprivation is believed to be the major contributing factor in this crash.



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