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

DUI #2 Arrest-Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/27/2023 2:12 PM

Incident:23WHC000424
Date:01/26/23
Location:Sand Hill Rd
Investigating Deputy:David S. Gaillardetz, Det. Sgt. M. Checchi

Accused:Stephen D. Goose
Age:69
City & State of Residence:Putney, VT

Charges:DUI #2

Description:On January 26,2023 at approximately 1546 hours, a deputy with the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Sand Hill Rd. The operator, Stephen D. Goose was found to be impaired by alcohol rendering him unsafe to operate a motor vehicle. Goose was processed and released on a criminal citation for a later date. He was charged with DUI #2.

Court Date:03/21/23
Bail:N/A



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

Arrest on Warrant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/16/2023 3:56 PM

Incident: 23WHC000213
Date: 01/14/23
Location: South Pine Banks Road. Putney, VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy T. Raymond Det. Sgt. M. Checchi

Accused: Arthur D. Madore Jr
Age: 64
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Charges: Arrest on Warrant

Description: On January 14th, 2023, at approximately 1940 hours, deputies from the Windham County Sheriff's Office learned that a Arthur D. Madore Jr was at a residence on South Pine Banks Road. Putney, VT. Madore had an active Arrest Warrant and was subsequently arrested at the residence. He was transported to the Bellows Falls Police Department and processed. Madore was then transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility.

Court Date: 01/17/23
Bail: $200



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

DUI Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/03/2023 5:41 PM

Incident: 22WHC005898
Date: 12/30/22
Location: Center St. Bellows Falls, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi

Accused: Benjamin E. Worth
Age: 38
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: DUI

Description: On December 30th, 2022, at approximately 0054 hours, a deputy with the Windham County Sheriff's Office assigned to a highway safety detail, stopped a vehicle on Center St. in Bellows Falls, VT. The vehicle was operated by Benjamin E. Worth, of Westminster, VT. Worth showed signs of impairment and was subsequently screened for alcohol and or drug impairment. He was arrested soon after. After being processed, Worth was issued a civil violation for operating after suspension and a criminal citation for DUI. He was released on citation to appear at a later date. A passenger was issued a civil violation complaint for open container of alcohol. Officers from the Bellows Falls Police Department assisted in this investigation.

Court Date: 1/31/23
Bail: N/A



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

Arrest on Warrant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/03/2023 5:40 PM

Incident: 22WHC005894
Date: 12/29/22
Location: Saxtons River Rd. Rockingham, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi, Deputy M. Fisher, Deputy T. Raymond

Accused: Jared I. Stockman
Age: 40
City & State of Residence: Springfield, VT

Charges: Arrest on Warrant

Description: On December 29th, 2022, at approximately 2050 hours, deputies from the Windham County Sheriff's Office learned that a Jared I. Stockman was at a residence on Saxtons River Rd. in Rockingham, VT. Stockman had an active arrest warrant and was subsequently arrested at the residence. He was transported to the Bellows Falls Police Department and processed. Stockman was then transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility.

Court Date: 12/30/22
Bail: $5,000



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

DUI Arrest-Dover

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/03/2023 5:39 PM

Incident:22WHC005918
Date:12/31/22
Location:RT. 100 Dover, VT
Investigating Deputy:Deputy David S. Gaillardetz

Accused:Christopher JT Miller
Age:30
City & State of Residence: Glastonbury, CT

Charges:DUI

Description: On December 31st, 2022 at approximately 2118 hours, a Deputy with the Windham County Sheriff's Office working a DUI Saturation Patrol in Dover, observed a vehicle traveling south on VT Route 100 at 48 mph in a 35 mph. After further investigation, Christopher Miller was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol. After arrest and processing, Christopher was released on a criminal citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. Dover Police assisted in this investigation.

Court Date:01/17/23
Bail: N/A



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

Male Arrested Domestic Assault and Unlawful Mischief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/22/2022 4:35 PM

Incident:22WHC005405
Date: December 1, 2022
Location: Whitetail Drive, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Corporal Ian Gallup

Accused: Tilford Tillman
Age: 26
City & State of Residence: Vernon Vermont

Charges: Domestic Assault, Unlawful Mischief, Assault on a Law Enforcement

Description: On 12/1/22 Tilford Tillman was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following an investigation on Whitetail Drive in Vernon.

While Corporal Gallup and Sgt. Wilbur were attempting to serve a court order at a residence at Whiltetail Drive in Vernon, they learned that a majority of the windows in the residence had been broken just prior to their arrival. Deputies also learned that on the evening of 11/29/22 an assault had occurred between Tillman and his partner.

During the investigation, Tillman became belligerent with one of the Deputies and grabbed his body worn camera, removing it from his person. Tillman then threw the camera, hitting the Deputy in the face. Following the investigation, Tillman was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Center for lack of $2000.00 bail on the above charges.

Court Date: 12/02/22
Bail: $2000



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

Violation of Ignition Interlock Device

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/08/2022 5:30 PM

Incident: 22WHC005530
Date: 12/7/22
Location: VT Route 30, Newfane
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Alex J Gero
Age: 31
City & State of Residence: Newfane, VT

Charges: Ignition Interlock Device Violation

Description: On 12/7/22 at approximately 1708 hours, Alex Gero was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after his vehicle was observed to be traveling at 58 mph in the posted 30 mph speed zone. During the stop it was discovered that he was operating a vehicle without an ignition interlock device installed which is required per his license restrictions. Alex was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date and the vehicle was removed by a licensed operator.

Court Date: 2/14/22
Bail: N/A



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

Agency: Windham County Sheriff's Office
Contact: Sgt. Chris Norton
Email: cnorton@windhamcountyvt.gov
Date: 12/01/22

DUI CHECKPOINT

During the Month of December,2022 the Windham County Highway Safety Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints within Windham County. An aggressive effort will be made to identify impaired drivers on our highways during the holiday season. Officers will be also enforcing seatbelt, child restraint and other motor vehicle laws during this checkpoint.



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

DUI #2/Excessive Speed/Gross Neg Op. arrest-Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/07/2022 3:52 PM

Incident: 22WHC005409
Date: 12/1/22
Location: Interstate 91 north Putney, VT
Investigating Deputy: Det. Sgt. M. Checchi/Deputy D. Gaillardetz

Accused: Micah McTaggart
Age: 36
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: DUI #2, Excessive Speed, Gross Negligent Operation

Description: On December 1st, 2022, at approximately 1635 hours, an off-duty Windham County Deputy called into the Windham County Sheriff's Office reporting a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and driving erratically on Interstate 91 north bound near Exit 3 in the Town of Brattleboro, VT.

Shortly after, other Windham County Deputies observed the same vehicle traveling north on Interstate 91 near Exit 4 in the Town of Putney at a high rate of speed. One of the deputies observed the vehicle to be traveling at over 120 mph. This deputy was able to catch up to the vehicle near Exit 5 in the Town of Westminster, VT. The vehicle was stopped and the operator, Micah McTaggart, showed signs of impairment. He was screened and subsequently arrested for DUI #2, Excessive Speed, and Gross Negligent Operation. He was processed at the Bellows Falls Police Department and released on a citation to appear at a later date.

Court Date: 12/20/22
Bail: N/A



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

WCSO investigating break in at Green Mountain Orchard in Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12/07/2022 3:33 PM

Incident: 22WHC005455
Date: 12/7/22
Location: 130 West Hill Rd, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Wilbur #104

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that occurred between the late hours of 12/5/22 and early morning hours of 12/6/22 at the Green Mountain Orchard in Putney. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the business and damage was done to the building.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sgt. Wilbur Ladd at (802)365-4942.



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