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Single vehicle crash causes minor injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/18/2014 9:40 AM
Incident: 14WHC003515
Date & Time: 8/16/2014 16:53
Location: Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Benjamin Gates

Operator: Eric Mayhew
Age: 45
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Description: On August 16, 2014, the Windham County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash into a telephone pole. Four occupants were treated for minor injuries and released. Mayhew reported that he fell asleep while driving.

The Vernon Fire Department, Rescue Inc and Al's Towing assisted at the scene.


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Vandalism at St. Charles Cemetery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/13/2014 9:30 AM
Incident: 14WHC003453
Date: 08/13/14
Location: Cemetery Road, Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Chris Norton

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating vandalism that occurred at St. Charles Cemetery during the overnight hours on 08/12/14 to 08/13/14. Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy First Class Christopher Norton at (802) 365-4942.



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Theft of auto parts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/13/2014 9:26 AM
Incident: 14WHC003413
Date: 08/09/14
Location: Westminster
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Chris Norton

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of auto parts from John's Car Corner on Rt. 5 in Westminster on 08/09/14 at approximately 1900 hours. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy First Class Christopher Norton at (802) 365-4942.




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Updated: Illegal dumping under investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/13/2014 8:39 AM
Incident: 14WHC003442
Date: 8/13/14
Location: Vernon Highway Department, Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Lt. Mark Anderson

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office Vernon Division is investigating a report of illegal dumping at the Vernon Highway Department. During the afternoon of August 11th, 2014 a Ford truck regular cab truck was seen unloading two mattresses and a box spring at the Town Highway Department.

As a reminder, the Vernon Highway Department is not a transfer station. The bins located at their site are for recycling and compost purposes only.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Mark Anderson at (802)254-6962.

Updated: 8/13/14 12:37
This investigation has been closed. The responsible party contacted our office upon seeing the press release and removed the mattresses.


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Vandalism to farm field under investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/13/2014 8:31 AM
Incident: 14WHC003444
Date: 8/13/2014
Location: Newton Road, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Lt. Mark Anderson

Description: The Windham County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of vandalism to a farm field on Newton Road in Vernon. The damage was caused by a motor vehicle between August 9th at 1700 hours and the morning of August 10th. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Mark Anderson of the Vernon Division at (802)-254-6962.


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Man Arrested for DUI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/11/2014 5:03 AM
Incident: 14WHC003406
Date: 08/10/2014
Location: Route 142, Vernon
Investigating Deputy: Ian Tuttle

Accused: Matthew C. Unaitis
Age: 42
City & State of Residence: Vernon, VT

Charges: Driving Under the Influence

Description: On 08/10/14 at 2229 hours, Matthew C. Unaitis was found in a suspicious area of a business parking lot after being seen driving on Route 142 in Vernon. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Unaitis for DUI. He was cited to appear at the Vermont Superior Court: Criminal Division at a later date.


Court Date: 09/02/14
Bail: N/A


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Man arrested for contempt of court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/08/2014 10:03 AM
Incident: 14WHC3359
Date: 08/07/2014
Location: Brattleboro Court
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Joseph Borgatti

Accused: Jonathan Bynorth
Age: 29
City & State of Residence: Bellows Falls, VT

Description: Jonathan Bynorth, of Bellows Falls, VT., was arrested by the Windham County Sheriff's Office on a mittimus for contempt of court for failure comply with an order to make payment to the office of child support. Jonathan was later transported the Southern State Correctional Facility, due to an ability to raise the $140.00 payment.




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Woman arrested for Driving While Suspended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/05/2014 10:41 PM
Incident: 14WHC003285
Date: 08/04/14
Location: VT 121 in Bellows Falls
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Chris Norton

Accused: Rosemarie Koske
Age: 49
City & State of Residence: Saxtons River, VT

Charges: Driving While Suspended

Description: Rosemarie Koske was arrested for Driving With a Criminally Suspended License by the Windham County Sheriff's Department after she was stopped for a traffic violation on VT 121 in North Westminster. She was cited to appear in the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division at a later date.

Court Date: 09/23/14
Bail: N/A


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Camp Leadership Challenge 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/04/2014 12:14 PM
The Windham County Sheriff's Department would like to thank the many local businesses and agencies for their contributions to this years Camp Leadership Challenge. There were 27 children ranging from ages 12-17 that successfully completed the one week camp at the Westminster Armory.

We would like to send out a special thank you to the Vermont Army National Guard, the Bellows Falls Rotary and the Kurn Hattin School for all they did to make this years camp a success.

We would also like to thank the following local businesses for their contributions to camp:
Allen Brother's- Westminster
Bruegger's Bagels- Brattleboro
Hannafords- Brattleboro
MacLoamainns- Chester
Mr. G's- North Walpole NH
Price Chopper- Brattleboro
Reel to Real- Walpole NH
Rent-A-Center- North Walpole NH
Stop and Go- Brattleboro
Vermont County Store- Rockingham
Pizza Palace- Bellows Falls
The Final Cut- Bellows Falls
Pepsi- Brattleboro
C&S- Brattleboro





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Motor Vehicle Crash under Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   08/03/2014 9:46 PM
Incident: 14WHC003260
Date: 08/02/2014
Location: Huckle Hill Rd, Vernon.
Investigating Deputy: Brett Gaylord

Description: The Windham County Sheriffs Office responded to the area of Huckle Hill Rd near Basin Rd for damage to a stone wall. Investigation revealed that a motor vehicle collided with the wall l between the hours of 8:30am and 5:15pm on 8/2/14. Evidence found at the scene indicates a turquoise blue / light blue Dodge or Chrysler motor vehicle being involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy First Class Brett Gaylord at 802-254-6962.


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