Throughout the month of November, Brattleboro Police Officers, along with law enforcement throughout the state, will be stepping up enforcement for motor vehicle violations. This will be made possible via saturation patrols, check points, and utilizing extra bodies on the roads.
November is a busy month. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, school vacations, and adverse weather conditions can make November a tough month for motorists. Brattleboro Police, with the support of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will be out there trying to keep the roads as safe as possible for the motoring public.
The Brattleboro Police urge motorists to watch their speed, obey traffic laws, avoid using phones while operating, use their seatbelts, and to of course, never drink and drive.
Danielle Braverman, 32, of Brattleboro
.On 11/14/18 at approximately 2:05am, Brattleboro Police responded to a downtown business after receiving a report of a female that was refusing to leave the premises.
Upon arrival, the female was no longer inside the establishment. She was located nearby, and investigation revealed that the female identified as Danielle Braverman had been previously trespassed from the business.
Braverman was issued a citation for the offense of Unlawful Trespass. She was ordered to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 12/18/18.
Matthew Cote, 42, of Dover, VT
On 11/14/18 Brattleboro Police observed a motor vehicle committing a violation on RT 30 in Brattleboro.
Police conducted a motor vehicle stop, and identified the operator as Matthew J. Cote, a 42 year old male from Dover, VT.
Investigation revealed that Cote was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Cote was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department.
Cote was also found to be in possession of LSD.
Cote was lodged briefly, and eventually released on a citation for DUI with a Criminal Refusal enhancement, along with possession of LSD. Cote will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 11/14/18 at 0800 hours to answer his charge.
On November 13, 2018 at approximately 1700 hours the Brattleboro Police Department , Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc were dispatched to a car vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of Canal and Elm St.
Upon arrival Officer’s located a 2011 Mercedes C that was operated by William Wieliczka Jr., 54, of Holyoke, MA. During the investigation it was learned that Wieliczka was turning onto Elm St from Canal St when he struck a female pedestrian that was crossing Elm St. The pedestrian was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for serious but non life threatening injuries.
Elm St was closed from the Elm St lot to Canal St for approximately 30 minutes due to the crash for scene preservation.
Anybody with information is asked to contact the Police Department at (802) 257-7950.
Maskell, Terri,L, 46 year old female from Brattleboro
On 11/12/2018 at approximately 1:02pm Brattleboro Police responded to Depot Street for a motor vehicle collision.
While investigating the collision, it was discovered that Terri L. Maskell had operated one of the vehicles and her license in Vermont was criminally suspended. Maskell was placed under arrest and was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing. She was fingerprinted, photographed and was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/18/2018.
Hnatiuk, Joshua. D. 29 Year Old Male from Vernon, CT
In the early morning hours of 11/12/18 Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle travelling on Putney Rd faster than the posted speed limit. A motor vehicle stop was conducted due to this violation.
Investigation revealed that the operator, Joshua D. Hnatiuk, a 29 year old male from Vernon, CT was under the influence of alcohol while operating a motor vehicle.
Hnatiuk was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and released on a citation for DUI. Hnatiuk will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 12/4/18 to answer his charge.
Smith, Raymond. A. 25 Year Old Male from Keene, NH
On 11/11/18 Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation, and subsequently conducted a motor vehicle stop.
Investigation revealed that the operator, Raymond Smith, a 25 year old male from Keene, NH, was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Smith was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and released on a citation for DUI. Smith will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 12/4/18 to answer his charge.
On 11/8/18 the Brattleboro Police Department was notified of an unusual email that had been sent to the Brooks Memorial Library. The email made a generic reference to school shootings. In a separate sentence it mentioned a vehicle collision at GCC.
GCC is the acronym for Greenfield Community College. Out of an abundance of caution, BPD notified Greenfield, MA police of this email and provided them a copy.
Questions related to the actions of Greenfield Community College or the Greenfield or Massachusetts state police should be referred to those entities.
Rochefort, Kenneth, A Jr. 42 of Brattleboro VT.
On 11/6/2018 at approximately 1619 hours Officers from the Brattleboro Police Department located Kenneth Rochefort age 42 of Brattleboro in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. Rochefort had an active Vermont arrest warrant. After Rochefort was arrested on the warrant officers located a bag of heroin on his person. Rochefort was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department for processing. Rochefort was held on the arrest warrant and issued a citation to appear in Windham Superior Court: Criminal Division on 12/18/18 to answer for the possession of Heroin charge.
Peel, Zachary. G. 32 Year Old Male from Putney, VT
On 11/7/18 Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle traveling at an excessive rate of speed on Putney Rd, and initiated a motor vehicle stop. Investigation revealed that the operator, Zachary G. Peel, a 32 year old male from Putney, VT was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. It was also determined that Peel’s operation was grossly negligent.
Peel was placed under arrest for the above offenses, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, issued a citation, and lodged. Peel will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 11/7/18 at 1230 to answer his charges.