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Man arrested for Violating Court Ordered Conditions of Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/18/2014 7:30 PM
Incident: 14WHC003838
Date: 09/04/14
Location: Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Chris Norton

Accused: Raymond Hatt
Age: 75
City/State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Violating Conditions of Release

Description: Raymond Hatt was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office on September 4th, 2014, for being in possession of and consuming alcohol in violation of his court ordered conditions of release after deputies were sent to his residence to investigate a disturbance. Hatt was cited to appear in the Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 10/14/14
Bail: N/A


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Woman Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/14/2014 11:46 PM
Incident: 14WHC004034
Date: 09/14/14
Location: Pond Rd, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Accused: Melissa A. Chisamore
Age: 46
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: Melissa A. Chisamore, 46, of Vernon, was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office on September 14th, 2014. Chisamore's vehicle was stopped 0231 hours for a motor vehicle violation on Pond Road in Vernon. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Chisamore for DUI. She was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 09/30/14
Bail: N/A


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Couple charged with attempted theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/12/2014 6:08 AM
Incident: 14WHC003850
Date: 9/9/14
Location: Vernon, VT
Investigating Deputy: Lt. Mark Anderson

Accused: Michael Lenois Sr.
Age: 47
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Accused: Pamela Gleason
Age: 45
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Petit Larceny

Description: Michael Lenois Sr., 47, of Brattleboro, and Pamela Gleason, 45, of Brattleboro, were charged by the Windham County Sheriff's Office Vernon Division following an investigation into the theft of gas cans from a residence on Tyler Hill Road in Vernon on 9/5/14. Lenois and Gleason were cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date.


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Drug Take Back Day IX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/11/2014 12:32 PM
Windham County Drug Take Back Day
National Prescription Drug Take Back IX

On Saturday September 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm the Windham County Sheriff’s Department, 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 its ninth opportunity in four years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Last April, Americans turned in 390 tons (over 780,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,400 of its state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its eight previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 4.1 million pounds—more than 2,100 tons—of pills.
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 September 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm 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
Vermont State Police, Brattleboro- 464 Marlboro Rd, West Brattleboro
*Wilmington Police Department- 2 E. Main St, Wilmington

* Denotes 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@windhamsheriff.com for more information.



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Farm stand vandalized, money taken

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/10/2014 1:09 PM
Incident: 14WHC003921
Date: 9/9/2014
Location: Franklin Road
Investigating Deputy: Lt. Mark Anderson

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office - Vernon Division is investigating vandalism to a lockbox and theft of the money it contained. The farm stand, located on Franklin Road is believed to have been vandalized and stolen from between 9/6/2014 at 12:00 and 9/7/14 at 16:30 hours. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Mark Anderson at 802-254-6962.


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Mailboxes Damaged on Tyler Hill Rd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/09/2014 3:18 AM
Incident: 14WHC003905
Date: 09/08/14
Location: Tyler Hill Rd, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Description: On 09/08/14 the Windham County Sheriff's Office-Vernon Division responded to a report of mailboxes that had been damaged on Tyler Hill Rd in Vernon. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Deputy Ian Tuttle at 802-254-6962.


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Woman arrested for aggravated assault, domestic assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, DUI-drugs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/05/2014 10:23 PM
Incident: 14WHC003859
Date: 9/5/2014
Location: Broad Brook Road / Fort Bridgman / Vernon Road, Brattleboro
Investigating Deputy: Lieutenant Mark Anderson

Accused: Penny Doyle
Age: 36
City & State of Residence: Brattleboro, VT

Charges: Aggravated assault, domestic assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, DUI-drugs

Description: Penny Doyle, 36, of Brattleboro, was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office Vernon Division for aggravated assault, domestic assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and DUI drugs. The investigation stemmed following several calls to multiple incidents between Vernon and Brattleboro, including a domestic dispute on Broad Brook Road, a vehicle in the water off of Vernon Street and a medical call at the intersection of Fort Bridgman Road and Broad Brook Road. Investigation revealed that Doyle attempted to assault her victim using a motor vehicle on Broad Brook Road. The vehicle, following the assault was driven into Brattleboro where it was ultimately located in the water north of Cotton Mill Hill.

Doyle was ordered to be held without bail and was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility.

The Brattleboro Police Department, Rescue Inc, Brattleboro and Vernon Fire Departments and Brattleboro Towing assisted with the investigation.

Court Date: 9/8/14
Bail: Held without bail.


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Woman arrested for Driving While Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/02/2014 3:08 PM
Incident: 14WHC003766
Date: 08/31/14
Location: Westminster, VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Chris Norton

Accused: Christina Cole
Age: 37
City & State of Residence: Westminster, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended

Description: Christina Cole was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following a traffic crash on US Route 5 near Henwood Hill Rd for driving with a suspended license. She was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 10/14/14
Bail: N/A


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Man arrested for Credit Card Fraud and Petit Larceny

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/02/2014 2:51 PM
Incident: 14WHC003534
Date: 08/29/14
Location: Saxtons River, VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Chris Norton

Accused: Ryan Goodrich
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Saxtons River, VT

Charges: 1) Credit Card Fraud
2) Petit Larceny

Description: Ryan Goodrich was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office following the investigation into the theft and illegal use of a credit card from Westminster. Goodrich was cited to appear in court at a later date.

Court Date: 10/14/14
Bail: N/A


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Santa's Land animals seized during search warrant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   09/01/2014 2:06 PM
Incident: 14WHC003760
Date: 09/01/2014
Location: Santa's Land, Bellows Falls Road, Putney
Investigating Deputy: Corporal Melissa Martin

Description:
On August 31, 2014, the Windham County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant to remove several animals at Santa's Land. The animals have been placed with other caretakers as a result.

The United States Humane Society, Windham County Humane Society, and the Putney Fire Department assisted. This is an on going investigation and prosecution. No other information will be released. All questions should be directed to the Windham County States Attorney's Office.


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