The Town of Brattleboro has approved an Open Air/Parade permit and Street/Sidewalk Blocking permit for applicant “350 Brattleboro.” In order to facilitate the safe use of this permit Brattleboro Police will be coordinating the following road closures on Friday September 20, 2019. The listed times are estimates and may be extended without notice. Travelers should expect significant detours and delays in the downtown area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes. 1130am – 1230pm High Street will be CLOSED to all through traffic from the intersection with Green Street to the intersection with Main Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Green Street. Westbound traffic will not be allowed to enter High Street from Main Street. 1200pm – 1230pm Main Street will be CLOSED in its entirety to all traffic. Southbound Putney Rd traffic will be detoured north on Route 30 to Cedar Street. Southbound Route 30 traffic will be detoured onto Cedar Street. Northbound Main Street traffic will not be allowed. Southbound Route 30 tractor-trailer vehicles will be unable to negotiate the above detour and will be STOPPED for the duration of the closure.
Kristin Pierce, 25, of Brattleboro, VT
On 9/18/19 at approximately 10:06 PM Brattleboro Police responded to a report of a male and female arguing in the area of Main Street and Flat Street. Responding officers observed a female chasing a male. The male left the area before he could be detained and identified. The female, identified as Kristin B Pierce, continued to scream and cause a disturbance in the area. Pierce was issued a citation and released to appear in Windham Superior Court on 10/29/19 to answer to the charges of Disorderly Conduct and Noise in the Nighttime.
John Burch, 72, of Putney, VT
On September 15, 2019 at approximately 0210 hours an officer of the Brattleboro Police Department was on patrol on Putney Rd. The officer located a vehicle that had crashed into a small ravine in the area of the rotary. Investigation revealed that John Burch, 72, of Putney was traveling on Putney Rd when he drove off the travel portion of the road, drove through a light pole and ended up in the ravine. Further investigation led to the arrest of Burch for driving under the influence of alcohol. Burch was cited and released to appear at the Vermont Superior Court – Windham Criminal Division on October 8, 2019 to answer to the charge of Driving Under the Influence.
The Police Department was assisted on scene by the Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc and A’s Towing.
William Laporte, 20, of Guilford, VT
On 9/14/19 at approximately 12:18PM officers from the Brattleboro Police department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Main St. It was reported a truck had struck 2 parked and unoccupied vehicles. A witness on scene reported the truck left the scene, but he was able to provide a registration number.
The witness reported the suspects truck sustained damage to the passenger front wheel. Dept of Motor vehicle records indicated the suspect vehicle was registered to William Laporte of Guilford.
A truck matching the description was located several hours later on a trailer being towed behind another truck. The plates had been removed, the damage still visible. Laporte was operating the second truck and admitted to having been involved in the crash.
Laporte was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police station where he was processed for the offense. Laporte was released on citation to appea at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 10/29/19 at 0800 hours.
Matthew Redmond, 23, of Brattleboro, VT
On September 14, 2019 at aprox. 1012 hours, Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on South Main Street for a reported fight. The individuals involved left the scene prior to police arrival. The investigation revealed that Matthew Raymond engaged in fighting behavior throughout the day. Raymond returned to the scene and was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date to answer the charge of disorderly conduct.
Carol Van Wormer, 44, of Brattleboro, VT
On September 5, 2019, a Brattleboro Police Officer was flagged down by a taxi driver who reported a female in his cab appeared to be experiencing a medical issue and was not responsive. The officer located Carol Van Wormer in the back seat huffing on an aerosol can. It was determined that she did not have the means to pay for the taxi and later determined that it was likely she did not pay for the rest of the electronics duster in her possession. She was released on citation to appear in court for theft of services, retail theft and improper use of inhalants.
Fredrick Habach, 52, of Guilford, VT
On 09/15/2019 Brattleboro Police responded to a business on Canal Street for a report of a theft of a chainsaw from a motor vehicle.
Through investigation it was determined that Fredrick A. Habich had stolen the chainsaw from the vehicle. The chainsaw was located.
Habich was issued a citation to appear in court on 10/29/2019 to answer the charge.
Sexual Assault, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order, Aggravated Stalking, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling
Carlos Rodriguez, 32, of Springfield, MA
On 9/13/19 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Western Ave to investigate a possible domestic dispute. The complainant reported receiving a concerning phone message in regards to a friend of his who may be in distress due to a subject violating a restraining order. Officers responded to the residence where it was determined that Carlos J. Rodriguez was in violation of an active abuse prevention order.
Subsequent investigation led to further charges of sexual assault, burglary of an occupied dwelling, and aggravated stalking.
Rodriguez was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged and ordered held without bail. Rodriguez will appear in Windham County Superior Court; Criminal Division on 9/16/19 to answer to the charges.
Sean Wall, 45, of Hinsdale, NH
On 09/13/19 at approximately 4:45pm, Brattleboro Police observed a traffic violation on Canal Street, however before the Officer was able to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle the operator turned onto Brook Street and traveled through Frost Place at a high rate of speed. The operator, identified as Sean S. Wall then crashed into the side of the bridge spanning Elliot Street at Frost Place, as well as another vehicle traveling on Elliot Street.
Wall was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was arrested, and charged with the offense of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 10/29/19, and released.
The operator of the other vehicle was not injured. There was damage caused to the bridge railing on Elliot Street.
Officers on scene were assisted by members of Brattleboro Department of Public Works, Brattleboro Fire, and Rescue, Inc.
On September 13 2019 at approximately 1950 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department, along with the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc., responded to Justin Holden Drive for a report of man struck by a train. When officers arrived they discovered James Dyer Jr. lying in the area with serious injuries; interviews with railroad personnel and others at the scene confirmed that Dyer had been struck by a train. Dyer was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, and from there transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Dartmouth NH for further treatment.
Investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing. There are no criminal charges related to this incident at this time.