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

Man Arrested for DUI Drugs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/19/2017 3:51 PM

Incident: 17WHC002872
Date: 06/16/2017
Location: Route 5, Rockingham
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Accused: Michael J. Johnson II
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Meriden, CT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On June 16th, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael J. Johnson II, 29, of Meriden Connecticut for driving under the influence of drugs.

Johnson's vehicle was stopped on Route 5 in the Town of Rockingham for a marked lane violation. Subsequent investigation at the scene led to Johnson's arrest.

Johnson was issued a citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court- Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time, and was lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility.

Court Date: 06/27/2017
Bail: $100



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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/19/2017 3:50 PM

Incident: 17WHC002854
Date: 06/15/2017
Location: Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Nicholas Williams
Age: 66
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On June 15th, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Williams, 66, of Putney for Driving Under the Influence.

Williams' vehicle was stopped on Route 5 in Dummerston following a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Williams for DUI.

Williams was cited into Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 07/25/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Arrest for violation of conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/12/2017 7:21 PM

Incident: Violation of Conditions of Release
Date: June 12, 2017
Location: Putney
Investigating Deputy: Sheriff Keith Clark

Accused: Stephen R. Bain
Age: 63
City & State of Residence: Putney, Vt

Stephen R. Bain of Putney, Vermont was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office on June 12, 2017 at approximately 12:00 noon for violation of conditions of release. Bain was released on conditions issued on May 24, 2017 following his arrest on burglary and possession of Marijuana charges. The conditions required Bain to abide by the requirements of the Electronic Monitoring Program managed by the Windham County Sheriff's Office. It was determined that on the evening of June 10 he left his residence without authorization to do so. During the weekend of June 10th he also failed to properly charge the electronic tracking anklet as required.

Bain was lodged at Southern State Correctional in Springfield. He is schedule to be in court on June 13, 2017 at 12:30 to answer to the new charges.

Court Date: June 13, 2017
Bail: $10,000



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

CIOT Task Force Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/05/2017 8:07 AM

Incident: Click It Or Ticket Task Force
Date: 6-3-17
Location: Deerfield Valley, Wilmington & Dover
Investigating Deputy: Michael Roj


Description:

On 6-3-17 members of the Click It Or Ticket Task Force joined together in Deerfield Valley to conduct several highway safety initiatives. Throughout the afternoon 8 law enforcement officers from Bennington Police Dept, Bennington County Sheriff's Dept, Wilmington Police, Dover Police and the Windham County Sheriff's Office participated in an electronic portable device detection detail which yielded 10 violations being issued to motorists who were found to be using devices while operating a motor vehicle.

They also conducted a safety checkpoint on Rt-100 at the Wilmington/Dover town line. Over 1250 vehicles were stopped and 10 tickets were issued for various violations. Motorists are reminded to drive responsibly, wear seat belts and not operate a vehicle if they've been consuming alcohol.

This effort was made possible through the combined efforts of the agencies, the Governor's Highway Safety Program and that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



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

Untimely Death in Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE06/05/2017 8:05 AM

Incident: 17WHC002600
Date:6/1/17
Location: Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Jessica Fellows

Description: On June 1, 2017 at approximately 0900 hours deputies from the Windham County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Vernon for the report of an untimely death. Upon their arrival it was determined that an adult male was found deceased. The deceased male was transported to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed. The investigation into this death is still on-going, but does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The identification of the decedent is not being released at this time.



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

Theft and Vandalism of Mailboxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/30/2017 9:50 AM

Incident: 17WHC002407 and 17WHC002427
Date: 5/24/17 and 5/25/17
Location: Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Tyler Cooke

Description:
The Windham County Sheriff's Office is seeking information into the theft of a mailbox and a vandalism to a mailbox in the Morse Brook Rd and Hartley Hill Rd areas of Westminster.

On May 24th the Sheriff's Office took a report of a stolen mailbox from a residence on Morse Brook Rd. The owner advised the theft occurred sometime between May 23 and May 24.

On May 25th the Sheriff's Office took a report of a vandalized mailbox on Hartley Hill Rd. The owner advised the vandalism took place sometime between May 24 and May 25.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the 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 DUI and Negligent Operation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/30/2017 8:32 AM

Incident: 17WHC002499
Date: 05/27/2017
Location: Route 5, Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Deputy David Upton & Sgt. Melissa Evans

Accused: Eric V. Johnson
Age: 43
City & State of Residence: Hartland, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence & Negligent Operation

Description: On May 27, 2017 at approximately 17:45 hours Eric Johnson, 43, of Hartland for Driving Under the Influence.

Johnson's vehicle was stopped on Route 5 in Dummerston for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Johnson for Driving Under the Influence and Negligent Operation.

Johnson was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court- Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 06/06/17
Bail: N/A



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

Arrest for Operating with Suspended License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/30/2017 8:32 AM

Incident: Operating While Suspended License
Date: 5-27-17
Location: Rt-5, Putney VT
Investigating Deputy: Michael Roj

Accused: Gregory M. Hecht
Age: 26
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro

Charges: Operating with a criminally Suspended License

Description: On 5-27-17 at approximately 9:50am a vehicle operated by Gregory Hecht was stopped for speeding on Rt-5 in Putney Village. Investigation revealed that Gregory Hecht's privilege to operate was criminally suspended. He was issued a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court on 6-27-17 for the offense of operating a vehicle with a criminally suspended license

Court Date: 6-27-17
Bail:



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

Man Arrested for VCR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/24/2017 3:49 PM

Incident: 17WHC002339
Date: 05/22/2017
Location: East-West Road, Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Daniel F. Horton
Age: 32
City & State of Residence: Londonderry, VT

Charges: Violations of Conditions of Release

Description: On May 22nd, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Daniel F. Horton, 32, of Londonderry for Violations of Conditions of Release.

The Click it or Ticket Task Force stopped Horton's vehicle for a motor vehicle violation on East-West Road in Dummerston. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Horton.

Horton was cited into Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 07/06/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Woman arrested for DUI and Negligent Operation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/23/2017 12:53 PM

Incident: 17WHC002304
Date: 05/21/2017
Location: Pond Rd, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: David Upton

Accused: Colleen L. Thomas
Age: 48
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence and Negligent Operation

Description: On May 21, 2017 at approximately 01:34 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to Pond Rd in Vernon for the report of a motor vehicle crash.

Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Colleen L. Thomas for Driving Under the Influence and Negligent Operation. Thomas was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court-Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 06/06/17
Bail: N/A



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