Robert Jones, of New Ipswitch, NH
On October 29 2020 at approximately 1145 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were notified that a vehicle was seen striking signs on Park Place and Putney Road, and that the vehicle was headed south on Main Street. The vehicle was then located on Main Street, with the operator, Robert Jones, unresponsive. Evidence of heroin consumption was observed in the vehicle. The Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc responded to the scene, and Jones and a passenger were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Main Street was completely shut down for a short time so that EMS could get access to the vehicle and officers could conduct their investigation.
Once he was cleared by hospital personnel, Jones was arrested and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was processed as a DUI. Jones was also charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Jones is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham County Criminal Division on December 1 at 0800 hours to face the charges.
On 10/28/2020 at approximately 1151 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a 2 car motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Bullock St. and Green St.
The Brattleboro Police Department had Green St. shut down for approximately 1 hour. One of the parties involved was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non life threatening injuries.
Denise Martell, 54, of Brattleboro, VT
On 10/24/20 at approximately 1850 hrs Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a 2 car motor vehicle crash on Western Ave and the intersection of the I91N on ramp.
Investigation revealed that Denise Martelle, a 54 year old female from Brattleboro operating Nissan Maxima, rear ended a Subaru CrossTrek, which was operated by Amy Newton, a 43 year old female from Putney, VT.
Investigation also revealed that the crash was caused due to Martelle operating at a speed in excess of the speed limit, and operating her vehicle in a negligent manner. Martelle also attempted to leave the scene prior to police arriving.
Newton was treated by EMS on scene. Martelle was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department to assess her injuries.
Martelle was issued several VCVCs, along with a citation for Leaving the Scene of the Crash and Negligent Operation.
Martelle will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 12/1/20 to answer her charges.
On 08/31/19 at approximately 3:05pm, Brattleboro Police responded to the intersection of Main Street and High Street for a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Preliminary Investigation revealed Heather Carter (of Brattleboro) was operating a Cadillac SRS and turning right onto High Street from Main Street, when she struck Alton Cushman (of Brattleboro) who was crossing High Street.
High Street was reduced to alternating one-lane traffic for approximately 1 hour while Officers conducted investigation at the scene.
At this time, no enforcement action has been taken against the operator of the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.
Cushman sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.
Brattleboro Officers were assisted at the scene by members of Rescue Inc., and the Brattleboro Fire Department.
Hollis Melton, 75, of Newfane, VT
On July 26, 2019, Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to Main Street, in the town of Brattleboro, for a report of a 3 car crash. Subsequent investigation revealed Hollis Melton had left the scene of the crash and did not provide the required information to the operators of the vehicles she crashed into. Melton was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on October 08, 2019 to answer for the charge.
On March 25, 2018 at approximately 9:09 am. Officers from the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of High St. and Green St. for a tractor trailer truck that had struck a building on High St. and became stuck. High St. was shut down for approximately 1 hour. A’s towing arrived on scene and removed the vehicle from the roadway.