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

Two vehicle crash in Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/17/2021 6:44 PM

Incident: 21WHC002313
Date: 06/17/21
Location: Main St and Kimball Hill Rd intersection
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Operator #1: Sarah Nelson
Age: 26
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Operator #2: Travis Healey
Age: 25
City & State of Residence: W Chesterfield, NH

Vehicle #1: 2013 Honda CR-V, VT Registration HPL767.

Vehicle #2: 2001 Chevy Prizm, NH Registration 4653068.

Description: On 06/17/21 at approximately 1635 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a minor two vehicle traffic crash at the Main St/Kimball Hill Rd intersection. It was determined that Vehicle #1 had turned left in front of Vehicle #2 causing the two vehicles to collide. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were removed from the scene by the owners.



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

Tractor trailer unit destroys bank drive-thru in Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/16/2021 4:08 PM

Incident: 21WHC002278
Date: 06/15/2021
Location: River Valley Credit Union, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused: Timothy Parker
Age: 61
City & State of Residence: Baltimore, MD

Charges: Disobeying Traffic Controls (VCVC)

Description: At approximately 6:50 pm on Tuesday, June 15th, the Windham County Sheriff's Office and Putney Fire Department responded to River Valley Credit Union on Main Street in Putney for a report of a tractor-trailer unit that crashed into the bank's drive-thru/ATM awning.

The truck and attached 53-foot trailer were operated by Baltimore Maryland resident Timothy Parker. Parker was hauling over 40,000 lbs of frozen Tyson chicken for Transam Transportation out of Kansas.

The drive-thru awning was completely torn off the building and collapsed. The gutter of the awning impaled the side of the refrigerated trailer. The Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Vehicle Enforcement was summoned to the scene for a truck inspection.

Deputy Jalava issued Parker a citation for disobeying a traffic sign. There are 5 signs on the property restricting tractor-trailers entering the parking lot due to length and height restrictions. DMV Officer Cuttita grounded the damaged trailer. Transam Transportation sent an empty trailer to retrieve the load.

This is not the first time a tractor-trailer unit has crashed into the Putney branch's drive-thru. Any additional information or questions may be directed to Deputy Bryan Jalava at bjalava@windhamcountyvt.gov or (802)365-4940



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

**Scam Warning**

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/15/2021 7:14 PM

On Tuesday, June 15th the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report that someone had attempted to scam a local resident by claiming to be Amazon and requesting the resident provide personal information, obtain a gift card and provide the gift card number to them within a certain time period.

@windhamsheriff would like to remind residents that no no reputable business would ask that you obtain gift cards and provide them with the number to deal with purchase/account issues and to never provide personal information over the phone or internet unless you can verify whom the information is going to and what it is being used for. If something sounds fishy or to good to be true.. It likely is!

You can report suspected scam activity to the VT Attorney General's Office here https://ago.vermont.gov/cap/stopping-scams/



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

Brattleboro Woman Arrested for Unlawful Mischief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/02/2021 12:49 PM

Incident: 21WHC001777
Date: 05/19/2021
Location: S. Pine Banks Rd., Putney
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Jalava

Accused: Courtney D. Jacobs
Age: 23
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Unlawful Mischief

Description: On May 19th, 2021, the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on South Pine Banks Road in Putney at approximately 2140 hours for report of a woman attempting to gain entry into a residence. It was reported that the woman then got into her vehicle and rammed another vehicle in the driveway. Estimated Damage to the vehicle was in excess of $1,000. The woman, identified as, Courtney Jacobs, was located, arrested, and released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date:08/31/2021
Bail: NA



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

Woman arrested for Excessive Speed in Jamaica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/02/2021 12:48 PM

Incident: 21WHC002018
Date: 06/01/2021
Location: Route 30, Jamaica
Investigating Deputy: Belville
Accused: Abigail Arnold-Call
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Bennington, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: Abigail Arnold-Call was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle she was operating was observed traveling at 71 mph in a 40 mph speed zone on Route 30 in Jamaica. She was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and a VCVC for the speeding violation.

Court Date: 07/20/2021
Bail: N/A



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

[Windham County, VT] — During this year’s national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which will take place May 24 through June 6, 2021, The Windham County Highway Safety Task Force (WCHSTF) consisting of members of the Windham County Sheriff's Office, Bellows Falls Police Department, Brattleboro Police Department and Dover Police Department will be teaming up with law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) kickoff event. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking all states to participate in B2B, a one-day, 4-hour national seat belt awareness event on May 24, which is coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B initiative aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement for drivers at state border checkpoints.

According to NHTSA, in 2019, there were 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55% of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the B2B kickoff event is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations both day and night. In Vermont the penalty for a seat belt violation is $25 for a first conviction, $50 for a second conviction and $100 for three plus prior convictions.

“The Border to Border component of the Click It or Ticket campaign is important because it raises awareness about seat belt safety during a time when seat belt use is decreased,” said WCHSTF Coordinator Sgt. Chris Norton. “With an increased number of cars flooding the roads due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, it’s imperative we get the word out about the importance of seat belt safety.”
“In 2020, Vermont lost 24 people because they did not buckle their seat belts,” said Sgt. Norton. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2019, more than half (51%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 40% were not buckled up.

“We aren’t handing out tickets for the thrill of it. If enforcement wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our mission to be a success,” said Sgt. Norton. “If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone — front seat and back, child and adult — needs to remember to buckle up.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot

Follow the Windham County Highway Safety Task Force on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WindhamCountyHSTF

Follow Sgt. Norton on Twitter @WCSO166



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

Man arrested for Driving While Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/20/2021 4:19 PM

Incident: 21WHC001754
Date: 05/19/2021
Location: Westminster St., Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Belville #183

Accused: Llewelyn Lewis
Age: 67
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended

Description: On 05/19/2021 at approximately 08:37 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Llewelyn Lewis 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: 07/27/2021
Bail: N/A



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

Man arrested for opererating without a license

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/17/2021 12:19 PM

Incident: 21WHC001675
Date: 05/14/2021
Location: Route 30, Jamaica
Investigating Deputy: Belville #183
Accused: Wayne E. Adams
Age: 57
City & State of Residence: S. Londonderry, VT

Charges: Criminal No License

Description: On 05/14/2021 at approximately 08:50 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Wayne E. Adams 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: 06/22/2021
Bail: N/A



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

Catalytic Convertor Thefts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/09/2021 5:52 PM

The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple thefts of catalytic converters from Vernon all the way north to Westminster. The thefts/damage occurred between 04/14/21 and 04/21/21.

We are asking anyone with any information to please 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

Man arrested for Driving While Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/09/2021 5:45 PM

Incident: 21WHC001485
Date: 04/30/2021
Location: Route 30, Jamaica
Investigating Deputy: Belville #183

Accused: Gideon M. Toussaint
Age: 40
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended

Description: On 04/30/2021 at approximately 10:48 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Gideon M. Toussaint 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: 06/15/2021
Bail: N/A



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