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Page 14 JOURNAL OPINION August 15, 2012 Area Police News HAVERHILL POLICE DEPARTMENT HAVERHILL---On July 25, the Haverhill Police Department responded to a request to check the welfare of a suspicious person. Todd Carey, 50, of Mashpee, MA was taken into protective custody and transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections for treatment and services. Police responded to a North Haverhill residence for a report of a choking baby. The child was breathing normally upon police arrival and the family was escorted to the hospital. ,, * Haverhill Police are investigating a report of criminal trespass in Woodsville. ,,, The Haverhill Police Department responded to a report of an suspicious person at a North Haverhill business. The suspect was given a courtesy ride to the town line. *** On Aug. 3, the Haverhill Police Department arrested Jeremy Tuttle, 21, of Wells River, for reckless operation, disobeying an officer, and driving without a license. Tuttle was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 2 Circuit Court-Haverhill District on Oct. 1. *** Haverhill Police are investigating a report of online sexual solicitation of a juvenile in Pike. $$* On Aug. 4, the Haverhill Police Department arrested Nicholas Dimitroli, 49, of Lincoln for driving while intoxicated. Dimitoli was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to,appear before the 2 nd Circuit Court- Haverhill District on Oct. 1. *** The Haverhill Police Department responded to a report of domestic disturbance at Cumberland Farms in Woodsville on Aug. 4. Matthew Bray, 31, of Brooldine, MA was arrested on warrants from Plymouth Police and Holderness Police Departments. Bray was remanded to the Grafton County House of Corrections in lieu of $500 cash bail on the Plymouth charge. He was given $1,500 personal recognizance bail on the Holdemess charge. $$$ On Aug. 4, the Haverhill Police Department arrested Dillion Webster, 19, of Bradford, for acts prohibited, drugs. Dillion was released on $350 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 2 nd Circuit Court- Haverhill District on Oct. 1. *** Haverhill Police are investigating a break in at the American Legion. $$, The Haverhill Police Department also responded to the following: 9-1-1 hang up calls, citizen assists, juvenile, complaints, alarm "activations, disorderly subject, motor vehicle complaints, unfounded complaints, motor vehicle accidents, welfare checks, suspicious persons, suspicious vehicles, noise complaints, animal complaints, and sex offender registrations. PIERMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT PIERMONT--On Aug. 6, police responded to a medical call on Barton Road, caller refused medicaltransport; followed up with attorney reference an arrest made for operating alter suspension; telephone outage reported on Barton Road unknown cause. ,,, On Aug. 7, followed up with Grafton County House of Corrections; assisted vitizen with a suspended license query; disabled motor vehicle on Route 25c. $$$ On Aug. 8, animal control issue on Bedford Road, loose dogs; Vin check made on Barton Road; assisted New Hampshire State Police with a search warrant on Route 25c, open investigation. on Aug 9, house check made on River Road; animal control issue on Route 10, bear problem. on Aug. 10, criminal mischief complaint on Lily Pond Road, passing vehicle was struck with objects thrown from another vehicle; followed up with the Pike School, reference complaints. on Aug. 11, trespass complaint on Rivervale Road, caller found an unauthorized deer camera on his property;' '16st/st01ff property' returned; house check made on Cape Moonshine Road; suspicious vehicle found on Lily Pond Roa& motor vehicle stop attempted 6nRottte"10 for speed'30/86, vehicle eluded police south on Route 10; assisted Lyme and Vermont State Police with a continued vehicle pursuit that started in Piermontriver arrested in Vermont for cocaine and possession of stolen vehicle, further charges from Piermont Police are imminent; stolen vehicle reported from Brock Farm Road, Piermont Police f, ound vehicle prior to owners discovery. On Aug. 12, wires down on Route 25c from a fallen tree. pllllllllllllmlmlllll TIRE CHAINS " INDUSTRIAL CHAIN * STEEL METAL FABRICATION McLEODS SPRING & CHASSIS Your Truck Chassis Specialists Toll Free 32 Blackwell St. 1-800-464-4971 Barre, VT 05641 FAX 1-802-476-6265 VERMONT STATE POLICE BRADFORD--From Aug. 15 through Labor Day on Sept. 3, the state police as well as local and county law enforcement agencies will be conducting driving while intoxicated checkpoints in Caledonia and Orange counties. Police will also be patrolling areas with high crash rates and enforcing motor vehicle laws, with an emphasis on aggressive driving, speeding and proper use of seatbelts. *** On July 15 at 8:18 p.m., Trooper Heather Flowers responded to a call about a man in Groton who was threatening suicide. Police located Christopher Gordon, 20, of Groton who was taken into custody and later taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. When he was apprehended, Gordon had two knives in his possession. Neighbors told police that Gordon had broken into a seasonal residence owned by Michael Giampietro of Wilfred, MA and stole six knives. Gordon was then issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County Superior Court on Sept. 26 on the burglary charge. On Aug. 5 at 9:24 a.m., Trooper Heather Flowers responded to a residence m Ryegate after a report was received about a violation of an abuse preventmn order. Caleb Tracy, 20, of Groton had violated the order because he had pushed, threatened and spit on a family member. Tracy was lodged at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility in St Johnsbury in its probation and parole division and was issued a citation to appear at the Caledonia County Superior Court on Sept. 17. He was charged with violation of an abuse prevention order and domestic assault. ,,, On Aug. 7 at 1:16 p.m., Michael Buonanduci of Corinth called state police to report the theft of motor vehicle mufflers from his residence on Goose Green Road. Buonanduci estimated that between 12 to 15 mufflers were taken within the previous three days. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Trooper. Richard Ostrout, who is investigating the theft, at (802)222-4680. On Aug. 9 at about 8:30 am., Trooper Richard Ostrout received a report of a burglary having occurred at a seasonal residence on Fish Pond Road in Newbury. Robert Wheeler of Wells River said his camp had been broken into sometime over the two days prior and a John Deere clock and an indoor-outdoor weather station were taken. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ostrout at (802)222-4680. *** On Aug. 9 at 2:10 p.m. Sgt. Ray LeBlanc out of the Middlesex barracks was on a routine patrol on Haggett Road in East Montpelier when he came upon a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road for no apparent reason. He ran a check on the vehicle's registration and found out that the owner Of the vehicle had a criminally suspended license. LeBlanc approached the driver to find out if he was the registered owner, Cecil Sweat, 50, of South Ryegate. Sweat was the driver of the vehicle and he was issued a citation to appear on Sept. 13 in Washington County Superior Court, criminal diwsion, on the charge of the charge of driving with a criminally suspended license. , *$$ On Aug. 11 at 12:41 a.m., Joshua Bulluss, 28, of Warren was stopped by Senior Trooper David Shaffer on the Lower Plain in Bradford after Bulluss and his passenger screamed profanities while he was parked at the Bradford Mini-Mart. Bulluss was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for driving under the influence. He was processed for DUI at the barracks and released with a citation to appear in Orange County Superior Court on Aug. 29. Bulluss was also issued traffic tickets for driving without a license, possessing an open alcohol container and consuming alcohol while driving. *** On Aug. 11 at 1:43 p.m., Trooper Charles Schulze responded to an accident on the Willey Hill Road in Topsham where two cars had collided. Members of the Tri-Village Fire Department, East Corinth Fire Department and Barre Town Ambulance also responded. The police investigation found that Sarah Russell, 22, of Littleton was driving a 2000 Dodge Neon eastbound on Willey Hill Road and Carrie Miller, 29, of Corinth was traveling west in a 2012 Toyota Tercel. Russell momentarily took her eyes off the road and drifted into the other lane. Miller attempted to swerve out of the way to avoid Russell's vehicle, but was unable to get out of the way in time and the two cars sideswiped each other on the driver's side of each, causing side damages to both. Russell was issued a civil violation for operating her vehicle without liability insurance. She was also issued a traffic violation. Weather at the time was cloudy but dry. No injuries to either driver were reported and both were wearing seatbelts. *** Senior Trooper David Shaffer responded to the report of a possibly intoxicated driver on Route 5 in Bradford on Aug. 11 at 6:37 p.m. Shatter located the vehicle on Route 5 in Fairlee. Amy Benicio, 37, of North Thetford provided a preliminary breath test which indicated her blood alcohol content was .324 percent. Benicio was arrested and charged with for DUI and reckless endangerment because there was a four-year-old child in the vehicle that was not secured in a child restraint system. Benicio was processed at the Bradford barracks where her BAC was found to be .293 percent. She was later lodged as an incapacitated person at the Northeast Regional Correctional Center in St. Johnsbury and was scheduled to appear in Orange County Superior Court on Aug. 29. The child was taken into the custody of the Department of Children and Families. On Aug. 12 at about 3:30 p.m., an accident at the intersection of Route 25 and Chelsea Road in Bradford was reported. Senior Trooper Richard Ostrout was the responding officer. According to his report, Verlea Covey, 74, of Bradford was driving northbound on Chelsea Road in her 2002 GMC Sierra pickup. As she entered the intersection with Route 25, the brakes failed and the vehicle ended up stopping in the ditch. Cove,/ was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. No damage was reported to her vehicle. Weather at the time was cloudy but dry. mill restore Your aUtO body back to its natural shape! Gateway Motors Body Shop Sykes Ave. White River Jct. 802-295-3124 Open 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Mon.-Fri. We work on any make & model, foreign or domestic Area Court News ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT-CRIMINAL DIVISION CHELSEA---The tbllowing cases were heard on Aug. 1 betbre Judge Harold E. Eaton Jr. of the Orange Count' Superior Court-Criminal Dlvision in Chelsea. All detbndants were released on conditions unless otherwise noted. Arraignments Terri Stephens, 42, of Randolph, pleaded innocent to domestic assault on July 31. The arresting agency was Vermont State Police in Royalton. *** Rose Marie Thompson, 46. of West Fairlee, pleaded innocent to driving under the influence on June )2 The arresting agency was the Randolph Police Department. Thompson failed to appear for a Ju' 1 arraignment; bail was set at $1,000. ,,, Cody S. Bvam, 18, of East Corinth, pleaded innocent to driving under the influence on )uly 17. The arresting agency was VSP in Bradford. *** Bruce K. Ordway Jr., 38, of East Thettbrd, pleaded innocent to a felony charge of driving under the influence, third or subsequent offense, and vehicle operation with suspended license, on July 13. The arresting agency was VSP in Bradford. Conditions include a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m curfew. *** Timothy Perkins, 21, of Brookfield, pleaded innocent to a felony charge of burglary on Nov. 10, 2011. The arresting agency was the Randolph Police Department. Conditions include restriction of associates, a 9 p.m. to 6 am. curfew, and orders not to 'harass or have contact with his alleged victim or enter onto Thrift Store in Randolph,,, Tyler Totten, 22, of Orange, pleaded innocent to simple assault on June 5. The arresting agency was VSP in Middlesex. Conditions include orders not to harass or enter on the properly of his alleged victim Kelly L. Wroblewski, 36, of Randolph pleaded innocent to drixsng under the influence, second oftbnse (test refusal), on July 17. The arresting agency was the Randolph Police Department. *** Wendell F. Hartley Jr., 44, of Fairlee, denied aolation of probation, third offense, as filed on July 27. The probation stems from three felony convictions: two couflts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child; and one attempted lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, all on Feb. 1, 1999. The arresting agency was VSP in Bradford. Senteneings lJenjamin Currier, 23, of Washington, pleaded guilty to escape of ;tody on furlough on June 21. Currier was sentenced to serve one to three month to start Aug. 1, consecutive to sentence currently in execution, and charged $141 in surcharges. Currier is being held at Northeast Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbur3". ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT-CRIMINAL DIVISION CHELSEA--The tbllowing cases were heard on Aug. 8 before Judge Harold E. Eaton Jr. of the Orange Countx Superior Court-Criminal Division in Chelsea. All defendants were released on conditions unless otherwise noted. Arraignments On Aug. 3, Brandon Audet, 18, of Bradford pleaded innocent before Judge Kathleen Manlev to two counts of simple assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct (fight) on Aug. 2. The arresting agency was Vermont State Police in Bradford. Conditions include an order to stay off Hall's Beach. *** Seth Springer, 48, of Corinth, pleaded innocent to a felony charge of unlawful mischief greater than $1,000 on July 18. The arresting agency was VSP in Bradford. He was ordered not to harass or have contact with his alleged victim. Courtney L. Thresher, 22, of Canon City, CO, pleaded innocent to two felony counts of tbrgery on June 1. The arresting agency was the Randolph Police Department. *** On Aug. 6, Joseph E. Slack, 22, of East Thetford, pleaded umocent to domestic assault and intertbrence with access to emergency services on Aug. 4. The arresting agencv was the Randolph Police Department. Slack was released on $2,500 bail on conditions including orders not to harass or hae contact with his alleged victims and to stay 100 yards away from their residence. On Aug. 6, Corey A Coburn, 23, of West Newbury pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct (tight) and a lblony of unlawful mischief greater than $1,000 on Aug 3. The arresting agency was VSP in Bradford. He was ordered not to harass or have contact,vith his alleged victim Joel Gouin, 26,of Washington. denied x4olation of probation as filed July 30. The probation stems from charges of simple assault (amended from domestic assault) and violation of conditions of release on Nov. 30 and Dec, 5. Gouin was held at Northeast State Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury; conditions of release include no contact with his victims. *** Jonathan L. Spurrier, 28, of Burlington, failed to appear for his arraignment lbr vehicle operation with suspended license on July 9. The arresting agency was Orange County Sheriff's Department. On Aug. 10, Christine Richer, 32, of Topsham, pleaded innocent topetit larceny ($900 or less) on May 14 and a felony charge of prescription fraud on May 15. The arresting agency was VSP in Bradford. She was held at Northeast Correctional Facility  St. Johnsbury on $500 bail. Senteneings Cole Sanborn, 20, of Bradford, pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash with properW damage on June 19. The arl:esting agency was VSP in Brattleboro. Sanb)m was sentenced to 'serve three to six months all suspended and placed on probation under conditions including mental health counseling. *** Zachary M. Darnall, 20, of Hanover pleaded guilty to possession of less than two ounces of marijuana on March 10. The arresting agency was the Thetford Police Department. Damall was ordered to pay $371 in fines and surcharges. Missing hiker found in NC RUMNEY--A 72-year-old North Carolina man who disappeared in Rumne3 while vacationing with family has been found, according to a report from the McDowell (NC) News. Hugh Armstrong of Clayton, NC, was last seen leaving for a walk from Hathorne Village in Rumney on July 25. But after he didn't turn up after his expected time of return, authorities launched a massive search around Stinson Lake. The search was suspended about a week later. According to the McDowell News, Armstrong believes he fell and apparently hit his head while out walking. When he woke up, all he could recall was that he was from North Carolina. Armstrong told the newspaper he set out for the Tar Heel State on foot. He hitchhiked some. He even spent three days in Permsyh'ania helping a farmer ha,,- his field. While making his way across North Carolina, McDowell County sheriff  s deputies responded to a state highway in the early morning hours of Aug. 11 after a man was spotted walking along the road with a pillowcase. He told authorities that he couldn't recall his name or where he was from. He wasn't carrying identification, but officers checked his wedding band and found the initials "H.W.A." engraved on the inside. After searching a database for missing individuals, they were quickly able to match him to Armstrong's description and they notified family members in