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

Man charged with attempted escape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/21/2017 4:48 PM

Incident: 17WHC000958
Date: 2/21/2017
Location: Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division, 30 Putney Road, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Sergeant Christopher Norton

Accused: Dylan Class
Age: 22
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Charges: Attempted Escape

Description:
Dylan Class, 22, of Bellows Falls, was taken into custody on February 21st, 2017 following an escape from custody. Class was being seen at the Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division following an order returning him to prison for Escape from Probation's Field Supervision. Class was being prepared for transport back to the correctional facility after his hearing, which included being restrained in handcuffs, a hand/waist restraint and leg shackles. Class defeated one leg restraint, and ran from the transport team, who pursued him on foot.

The Brattleboro Police Department was summoned to assist and engaged in the pursuit of Class, who continued to flee on foot. Class was ultimately taken back into custody on Arch Street by the Brattleboro Police Department. Class was returned to the custody of the Windham County Sheriff's Office and lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility on his prior charges. He is being charged with Attempted Escape as a result of this incident. This incident remains under investigation.

The Windham County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Brattleboro Police Department and the public for its assistance in this matter.

Media Contact:
Lieutenant Mark Anderson
Windham County Sheriff's Office
802-365-4942



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

Criminal DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/20/2017 5:15 PM

Incident: 17WHC000940
Date: 02/20/2017
Location: Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Rheaume

Accused:Matthew B. Gay
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, Vt.

Charges: DLS

Description: On 02/20/2017 at approximately 1230 a motor vehicle stop was initiated on Route 5 in Westminster. The operator, Matthew Gay (DOB: 06/04/1987) was found to be operating the motor vehicle on a criminally suspended license.
Gay was taken to the Bellows Falls Police Department for processing and was later released on a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court at a later date.

Bail: N/A



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

Women Arrested for Criminal DLS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/17/2017 2:49 PM

Incident: 17WHC000732
Date: 02/03/2017
Location: Putney
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Crystal M. Magnuson
Age: 27
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Charges: Criminal DLS

Description: On February 3rd, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Crystal M. Magnuson, 27, of Bellows Falls for driving without a required Ignition Interlock Device.

Magnuson's vehicle was stopped for a motor vehicle violation on Main Street in Putney. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Magnuson.

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



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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/17/2017 2:48 PM

Incident: 17WHC000689
Date: 02/01/2017
Location: Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Teofil Taraburca
Age: 20
City & State of Residence: Greenfield, MA

Charges: DUI

Description: On February 1st, 2017 at approximately 2335 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Teofil Taraburca, 20, of Greenfield, MA for driving under the influence.

Taraburca's vehicle was stopped on Pond Road for a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Taraburca.

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



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

Woman Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE02/17/2017 9:00 AM

Incident: 17WHC000742
Date: 2/3/17
Location: Route 30, Newfane Village
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Tyler Cooke

Accused: Amanda Debisschop
Age: 28
City & State of Residence: Townshend, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description:
On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle being operated by Amanda Debisschop, 28, of Townshend, for a motor vehicle violation on Route 30 in Newfane Village.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Debisschop for driving under the influence.

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

Court Date: 2/14/17
Bail:n/a



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

Annual awards for employees presented

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/23/2017 4:46 PM

NEWFANE -- The Windham County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the recipients of numerous awards, given on January 21st, 2017. Sheriff Clark presented the awards at the 4th Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the actions of his staff.

The Deputy Mark H. Dooley Award was presented to Captain Robert Lakin, for his tireless dedication, compassion, enthusiasm and initiative in policing. Captain Lakin served as the Chief Deputy from 2008 to 2016. During his tenure, he led by example, establishing a standard of conduct for all personnel. Captain Lakin took time with each individual he came into contact with, ensuring all he worked with received the highest quality of service.

The Sheriff's Merit Award was presented to Deputy First Class Brett Gaylord who has demonstrated unusual devotion to duty in his assignment as the School Resource Officer at the Brattleboro Union High School from 2012 to 2016.

Deputy Noah Rheaume was recognized as the Deputy of the Year for demonstrated excellence, unusual and continued dedication to the Windham County Sheriff’s Office as recognized by superiors, peers and the public.

Dispatch Sandy Boyd was recognized as the Dispatcher of the Year for excellent, unusual and continued dedication to the Windham County Sheriff's Office and the residents of Windham County, as recognized by superiors, peers and the public.

Deputy First Class Jonathan Griffus was given the Distinguished Employee Award which signifies an employee who demonstrates unusual flexibility, positive attitude, commitment and professionalism to the Windham County Sheriff's Office over a continued period of time.

Lieutenant Mark Anderson, Sergeant Dana Shepard and Sergeant Tyler Cooke received the Volunteer Service Award. The Volunteer Service Award is given to the top ten percent of employees who donate their time to support the people of Windham County in agency coordinated events.

Please join us in congratulating these individuals for their hard work and accomplishments!

Media Contact:
Sheriff Keith D. Clark
Phone: 802-365-4942



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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/23/2017 4:38 PM

Incident: 17WHC000468
Date: 01/20/2017
Location: Route 30, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Accused: Nathan L. Olmstead
Age: 37
City & State of Residence: Dummerston, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On Friday, January 20th, 2017 the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle operated by Nathan L. Olmstead, 37, of Dummerston for a motor vehicle violation on Route 30 in Brattleboro.

Subsequent investigation at the scene led to Olmstead's arrest for driving under the influence.

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

Court Date: 02/07/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Incident:17WHC000361
Date: 1/17/2017
Location:Vernon VT
Investigating Deputy: DFC Griffus

Accused: Nicholas Russo
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: DUI, Gross Negligent Operation and Operation without Owners Consent

Description: On 1/17/2017 at approximately 00:14 hours,the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle blocking the train tracks and a possible intoxicated male banging on doors of an apartment building. After investigation Nicholas Russo, 29 of Brattleboro was arrested for DUI, Gross Negligent Operation and Operation without Owners Consent. Russo was cited to appear at the Windham County Superior Court to answer to the charges.

Court Date:2/7/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Warrants issued for Burglary Suspects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/19/2017 11:38 AM

Incident: Burglary
Date: 1/16/2017
Location: Vernon
Investigating Deputy: DFC Griffus

Accused: Daniel King
Age: 35
City & State of Residence: Spofford, NH

Accused: Lucas Bertolini
Age: 30
City & State of Residence: Putney, VT

Charges: Burglary, Grand Larceny and Unlawful Mischief.

Description: Between the dates of August 10th and August 12th, 2016 three residential burglaries occurred in the Town of Vernon. The burglaries occurred during day time hours with a total loss in excess of $6000 between the three incidents. In September 2016, Daniel King was taken into custody by the Chesterfield Police Department. King was in possession of many of the stolen items. After further investigation it was determined King and Bertolini worked together to commit the three incidents. King is currently incarcerated in New Hampshire awaiting to be brought to Vermont to answer to the charges.

Bertolini's warrant is still active at this time. Anyone with information pertaining to Bertolini's whereabouts or further information about these incidents are urged to contact the Windham County Sheriff's Office and ask for DFC Griffus at 802-365-4942.



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

Found dog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01/19/2017 11:37 AM

Incident: Stray dog
Date: 01/15/2017
Location: Morse Brook Rd.
Investigating Deputy: Rheaume

Description: On 01/15/2017 at approximately 1130 hours a deputy was dispatched to Morse Brook Road for a report of a stray dog. The deputy found a small brown & white dog with what appeared to have an eye infection roaming in the area of 2282 Morse Brook Road. The deputy tried to locate an owner but was unsuccessful. There were no identification tags on the animal and it was brought to the Windham County Humane Society.



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