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Arrest on Warrant - Newfane

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/02/2023 11:10 AM

Incident: 23WHC004098
Date: 08/11/2023
Location: Upper River Road, Newfane, VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy S. Kennedy

Accused: Travis D. Olmsted Jr.
Age: 31
City & State of Residence: Windsor, VT

Charges: Arrest on Warrant

Description: On 08/11/2023 at approximately 0945, deputies from the Windham County Sheriff's Office engaging in a court-mandated eviction at a residence in the town of Newfane, VT received information that Travis D. Olmsted Jr. was occupying the residence in question and was the subject of an active arrest warrant for a failure to appear at the Vermont Superior Court-Criminal Division-Windham Unit.

Olmsted was taken into custody by deputies and transported the Windham Superior Court for an immediate hearing, and subsequently released on bail.

Court Date: 08/11/2023
Bail: $500 - Cash

DUI Arrest- Brattleboro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/02/2023 11:09 AM

Incident: 23WHC004135
Date: 08/13/2023
Location: Putney Road, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Thomas Raymond. Det. Sgt. Mario Checchi

Accused: Jessica L, Pantazelos
Age: 39
City & State of Residence: Upton, MA


1) DUI

Description: On August 13th, 2023 Deputies with the Windham County Sheriffs Department patrol division observed a vehicle driving north on Putney road that was operating with signs of possible impairment. A traffic stop was initiated and during the investigation Jessica L, Pantazelos of Upton MA was found to be impaired. Pantazelos was taken into custody and transported back to the Windham County Sheriff's Office were she was processed.

Pantazelos was released on a citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division at a later date and then released to her husband.

Court Date: October 3rd, 2023

PUBLIC FORUM: Fair & Impartial Policing in Windham County with Discussion of Proposed Changes around Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 09/01/2023 4:51 PM

PUBLIC FORUM: Fair & Impartial Policing in Windham County with Discussion of Proposed Changes around Immigration

Join the Windham County Sheriff’s Office and the Windham County No Más Polimigra Campaign for a public discussion about proposed reforms to the Sheriff’s Fair and Impartial Policing Policy (FIPP) related to immigration status. The meeting will take place on September 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

The forum will include brief presentations about the FIPP, the proposed reforms, and the perspectives of the Sheriff’s Office and the No Más Polimigra campaign about these proposals. Following those presentations, residents of Windham County will be invited to participate with questions or comments. Moderators will be Betsy Williams and Debbie Lynangale.

Spanish interpretation will be provided, and people will be able to join via computer or phone. Anyone wishing to participate can join via this Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 881 3940 5029
Passcode: 921040

To receive the Zoom link via email or to get instructions for joining by phone, contact

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