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

Sheriff to host checkpoints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/18/2017 1:09 PM

The Windham County Sheriff's Office would like to announce that it'll be hosting multiple seatbelt checkpoints in Windham County in the coming weeks.

The checkpoints are targeted at increasing occupant protection and the usage of seatbelts by all people in a vehicle.

The checkpoints are being held as part of the Click It or Ticket Task Force initiative in collaboration with the NHTSA, Vermont Governors Highway Safety Program and area law enforcement agencies. The Windham County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to "Click it, or you'll get a ticket!"



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

Man Cited for Excessive Speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/08/2017 8:05 AM

Incident: 17WHC002016
Date: 05/04/2017
Location: Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Leland S. Sloan
Age: 46
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: On May 4th, 2017 at approximately 0055 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office cited Leland S. Sloan, 46, of Vernon for Excessive Speed.

Sloan's vehicle was observed by a deputy traveling in excess of 30 miles per hour above the posted speed limit on Fort Bridgman Road.

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



Court Date: 05/30/2017
Bail: n/a



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

Woman Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/08/2017 8:05 AM

Incident: 17WHC001963
Date: 04/28/2017
Location: Fort Bridgman Road/Cersosimo Lumber
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Cheryl L. Tripaldi
Age: 34
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On April 28th, 2017 at approximately 2332 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Cheryl L. Tripaldi, 34, of Brattleboro for Driving Under the Influence.

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

Court Date: 05/30/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/08/2017 8:04 AM

Incident: 17WHC001921
Date: 04/26/2017
Location: Fort Bridgman Road
Investigating Deputy: Joshua Parro

Accused: Gilbert J. Ramirez
Age: 55
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On April 26th, 2017 at approximately 2133 hours the Windham County Sheriff's Office arrested Gilbert J. Ramirez, 55, of Westminster for Driving Under the Influence.

Ramirez's vehicle was stopped on Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon after the deputy observed a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Ramirez for DUI.

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

Court Date: 05/30/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Vandalism at Santa's Land

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/05/2017 11:05 AM

Incident: 17WHC001891
Date: 04/24/2017
Location:
Investigating Deputy: Sergeant Melissa Evans

Accused: Unknown


Charges: Unlawful Mischief

Description: On April 24,2017, the Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding recent vandalism at Santa's Land. With in the last week, there was significant damage done since the new owner took possession of the property. The property has had many instances of vandalism over the last couple of years. At this time, the new owner is working on cleaning the property up and would like to have it up and running for our community to enjoy sooner than later. Parents, teachers,and community members please help us in educating children the importance of respecting property that does not belong to them. Not only is it a serious offense to damage someone's property, it is also dangerous for young people to be on property that may be perceived as abandoned. Thank you for your assistance and if you have any information or questions, please contact Sergeant Melissa Evans at the Windham County Sheriff's Office.



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

Woman Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE05/02/2017 11:11 AM

Incident: 17WHC001961
Date: 04/28/2017
Location: Main Street, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Accused: Melanie A. Walker
Age: 61
City & State of Residence: North Attleborough, Massachusetts

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On April 28th, 2017 at approximately 2157 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Main Street, Putney, operated by Melanie A. Walker, 61, of North Attleborough, Massachusetts.

Investigation at the scene led to Walker's arrest for driving under the influence.

She was cited to appear at the Superior Court Windham Criminal Division at a later date and time.

Court Date: 05/16/2017
Bail: N/A



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

Shooting in Vernon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE04/26/2017 10:32 AM

Incident: 17WHC001940
Date: 4/25/17
Location: Vernon
Investigator: Sheriff Keith Clark

Description: On April 25th, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Windham County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accidental shooting in the Town of Vernon resulting in the injury of a 20 year old male.

The victim, identified as Shawn J. Gailey, age 20, was initially driven by private transportation to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and later transported by ambulance to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for treatment of gun shot wounds to his right hand and his right leg.

Based on the victim's statement it is believed the incident occurred in the boat landing near the Vernon Hydroelectric Dam.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Windham County Sheriff's Office at 802-365-4942.



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

Drug Take Back Day XIII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE04/18/2017 9:44 AM

Windham County Drug Take Back Day
National Prescription Drug Take Back XIII

On Saturday April 29th from 10:00am-2:00pm the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and in coordination with local law enforcement agencies and prevention coalitions serving Windham County, will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Please keep in mind the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Bring your pills for disposal on April 29th to any of the following locations:
*Windham County Sheriff's Dept. - 11 Jail St, Newfane
*Brattleboro Police Dept.- 230 Main Street, Brattleboro
*Bellows Falls Police Dept.- 170 Rockingham St, Bellows Falls
*Wilmington Police Department- 2 E. Main St, Wilmington
*Dover Police Department- 246 VT Rt 100, Dover

All participating locations that have permanent drop boxes located in agency lobby, and it available for pill disposal during open lobby hours, no questions asked.
Please contact Sergeant Jessica Fellows at (802)365-4942 or at jfellows@windhamcountyvt.gov for more information.



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

Woman Arrested for Driving Without a License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/31/2017 11:48 AM

Incident: 17WHC001456
Date: 03/27/17
Location: Ft. Bridgman Rd., Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Norton

Accused: Ashleigh Fletcher
Age: 22
City & State of Residence: Guilford, VT

Charges: Operating Vehicle W/O a License (2nd or subsequent)

Description: Ashleigh Fletcher was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a traffic stop for an uninspected motor vehicle on Ft. Bridgman Rd. Fletcher did not have a license to drive. She was released on a citation to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 04/25/17
Bail: N/A



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

Woman Arrested For Excessive Speed and Negligent Operation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE03/27/2017 9:01 AM

Incident: 17WHC001428
Date: 3/24/2017
Location: West River Rd, Dummerston
Investigating Deputy: Sgt. Tyler Cooke

Accused: Karli Knapp
Age: 20
City & State of Residence: Townshend, VT

Charges: Excessive Speed and Negligent Operation

Description:
On March 24, 2017 at approximately 2050 hours, the Windham County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on West River Rd in the Town of Dummerston for traveling more than 30 mph in excess of the posted 50 mph speed limit. The operator who was identified as Karli Knapp, 20, of Townshend, was arrested for excessive speed and negligent operation. Knapp was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court - Windham Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 5/16/2017
Bail: n/a



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