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Violation of Conditions of Release Arrest- Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/03/2023 2:46 PM

Incident: 23WHC005105
Date: 09/30/2023
Location: Westminster St
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond, Det. Sgt. Mario Checchi

Accused: Samantha Chiu
Age: 32
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges:

1) Violation of Conditions of Release

Description:

On the aforementioned date Deputies with the Windam County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a defective tailight. during the traffic stop Deputies learned that the operator Samantha Chiu Age 32 had court orderded conditions to not operate a motor vehicle.

Chiu Was cited and released to appear at the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date. A valid operator arrived on scene and took control of the vehicle.

Court Date:
Bail: N/A


Request for Information- Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/03/2023 10:52 AM

Incident: 23WHC005127
Date: 09/27/2023
Location: Kimball Hill
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond

Accused: Unknown




Description:

On October 2nd, 2023 the Windham County Sheriff's Office took a report of Swastika that had been drawn on the concrete sidewalk on Kimball Hill in Putney Vermont. It appeared to be drawn with a Carrot. Anyone with information or video recordings is asked to contact Deputy Thomas Raymond at 802-365-4942 or tips (at) windhamcountyvt.gov


Probation Violation Arrest- Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/01/2023 11:14 AM

Incident: 23WHC005069
Date: 09/29/2023
Location: Forest Road
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond, Deputy David Gaillerdetz

Accused: Todd M. Ward
Age: 55
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges:

1) Probation Violation

Description:

On September 29th, 2023 Deputies with the Windham County Sheriff's Office received reports that a male was intoxicated and had violated his Probation conditions. While En route Deputies also learned that the reporting party had locked Ward outside of the residence and he was not leaving the property.

Deputies arrived on scene and worked alongside officer's from the Vermont Probation and Parole office. It was determined Ward had violated his Probation and was taken into custody by deputies on scene.

Ward was transported to the Windham County Sheriff's Office where custody was then transferred to Probation Officer's and taken to Southern State Correctional Facility.

Court Date: N/A
Bail: N/A


DUI Drug Crash Arrest- Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 10/01/2023 11:12 AM

Incident: 23WHC005063
Date: 09/28/2023
Location: U.S Route 142
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond, Deputy Micah Fisher, Detective Sgt. Mario Checchi

Assisting Officers: Officer Hammond W.P.D(DRE)

Accused: Alexander C Freeman
Age: 40
City & State of Residence: Newfane, VT

Charges:

1) DUI Drug

2) Negligent Operation of a motor vehicle

Description:

On the aforementioned date and time deputies with the Windham County Sheriff's Office received reports of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash on Route 142 in the town of Vernon VT. Deputies arrived on scene and located the operator who was identified by his Vermont Driver license as Alexander C Freeman age 40. Over the course of the investigation deputies observed possibly signs of impairment from Freeman. A DUI investigation was initiated and found that freeman was unsafe to operate a motor vehicle.

Freeman was taken into custody and transported to the Windham County Sheriff's Office. Deputies on scene requested a Drug Recognition Export to further evaluate Freeman. Freeman was Processed and released to a sober adult and issued a criminal Citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date. Freeman was issued a Vermont Civil violation for operating a motor vehicle without Liability insurance.

Windham County Sheriff's Office were assisted by the Wilmington Police Department, Vernon Fire Department, Rescue Inc, and Bulldog Towing.

Court Date: 11/28/2023
Bail: N/A


Putney: Arrest for Negligent Operation and Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/27/2023 6:02 PM

Incident: 23WHC005045
Date: 09/27/23
Location: I-91 N mm 22.8, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton #166

Accused: Apoorv Krishna
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Stamford, CT

Charges:

1) Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
2) Excessive Speed

Description: On 09/27/23 at approximately 1620 hours, Apoorv Krishna was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle he was operating was observed traveling 102 mph in the posted 65 mph speed zone on I 91 in Putney. Apoorv was released from the scene on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date. He was also issued a traffic ticket for the civil speeding violation.

Court Date: 11/21/23
Bail: N/A


Simple Assault Arrest- Putney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/27/2023 6:01 PM

Incident: 23WHC004959
Date: 09/23/2023
Location: Carol Brown Way
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond

Accused: Kenneth Jacobs
Age: 80
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Charges:

1) Simple Assault

Description:

On the aforementioned date and time the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Assault that occurred on 09/14/2023. A investigation was initiated and found that Kenneth Jacobs age 80 of Putney Vt had committed the crime of Simple Assault. Jacobs was subsequently arrested and issued a Criminal citation for Simple assault. Jacobs was then released at his residence.

Court Date: 10/31/2023
Bail: N/A


Vehicle Break-Ins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/25/2023 8:36 PM

Incident: 23WHC004985
Date: 09/23/23
Location: Kimball Hill/ Westminster Rd, Putney
Investigating Deputy: David S. Gaillardetz

Description: On September 25th, 2023, the Windham County Sheriff's Office received multiple reports of vehicle break-ins which occurred over the weekend. All reported incidents took place between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Saturday 09/23/23. Anyone with information or video recordings is asked to contact Deputy David Gaillardetz at 802-365-4942 or tips (at) windhamcountyvt.gov

The Windham County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone to lock their vehicles and secure their valuables.


DUI Arrest- Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/25/2023 9:46 AM

Incident: 23WHC004965
Date: 09/24/2023
Location: U.S Route 5
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond, Det. Sgt. Mario Checchi

Assisting Deputies: Deputy Jay Pierce, Officer Labelle(Bellows Falls Police Department)

Accused: Daniel L Richardson
Age: 66
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges:

1) Driving Under the Influence (Alcohol)

Description:

On September 23rd, 2023, a deputy working for the Windham County Sheriff's Office patrol division was working on a Governor's Highway Safety Program DUI detail in the town of Westminster. Around 23:50 hours the deputy observed a motor vehicle driving erratically traveling south on U.S Route 5 in Westminster by the Bellows Falls Union High School.

A traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle under suspicion of DUI. Upon initial contact with the operator who was identified as Daniel L Richardson Age 66 of Brattleboro Vt., signs of impairment were observed and an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Richardson's breath. Richardson was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence. Richardson was transported to the Windham County Sheriff's Office where he was processed.

Richardson was issued a criminal citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, on October 3, 2023, at 0830 hours to answer the above charges. Richardson was released to a sober adult at the Sheriff's Office

Windham County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Bellows Falls Police Department, and J&M auto for assisting with the investigation.

Court Date: 10/03/2023
Bail: N/A


Criminal DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/25/2023 9:43 AM

Incident:23WHC004926
Date:09/22/23
Location:Route 5 Dummerston VT
Investigating Deputy: David S. Gaillardetz

Accused: Francis J Macie
Age: Incident:23WHC004926
Date:09/22/23
Location:Route 5 Dummerston VT
Investigating Deputy:David S. Gaillardetz

Accused:Francis J. Macie
Age: 49
City & State of Residence: Putney VT

Charges:Driving while Suspended-Criminally

Description: On 09/22/23 at approximately 1150 hours Francis J Macie was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office after the vehicle he was driving was observed traveling south on Route 5 near the Sweet Tree Farm with no visible inspection sticker and no front or rear license plates. During the stop it was discovered that Francis privilege to drive in the state was suspended criminally. He was processed and released on a citation into the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date:11/07/23
Bail: N/A


DUI Arrest- Westminster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/25/2023 9:41 AM

Incident: 23WHC004946
Date: 09/22/2023
Location: U.S Route 5
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond

Assisting Deputies: Det. Sgt Mario Checchi, Officer Labelle(Bellows Falls Police Department

Accused: Nicholas J Palermo
Age: 44
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges:

1) DUI

Description:

On September 16th,2023 a deputy working for the Windham County Sheriff's Office patrol division was working on a Governor's Highway Safety Program DUI detail in the town of Westminster. The deputy observed a vehicle traveling north on U.S route 5 in the area of Allen Brothers that appeared to be driving erratically. The Deputy began following the vehicle and observed more signs of impairment.

A traffic stop was initiated and identified the operator as Nicholas J Palermo. During the investigation more signs of impairment were observed from the operator. The operator subsequently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and transported to the Windham County Sheriff's Office in Brattleboro to be processed.

Palermo was issued a criminal citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division, on October 3, 2023, at 0830 hours to answer the above charges. Palermo was given a courtesy ride back to his residence and released to a sober adult.


Court Date: 10/03/2023
Bail: N/A


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