Jennifer Bido, 36, of Brattleboro, VT
On 11/24/2020 at approximately 1222 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Main St. for a report of vandalism. It was reported that someone threw several Christmas wreaths onto Main St. It was reported later the same individual was now throwing several Christmas wreaths over the bridge into the Whetstone brook.
Upon further investigation it was found that Jennifer Bido took several Christmas wreaths and threw them over the Kyler Gilbert Memorial Bridge. Bido destroyed several Christmas wreaths that needed to be replaced. Bido was issued a citation for unlawful mischief and is to appear at the Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 1/12/2021 to face the charge.
Steven Hull, 52, of Brattleboro, VT
On November 22, 2020 at approximately 1644 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a parking lot on Marlboro Road for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. The person and vehicle were located and the owner and operator was identified as Steven C. Hull. Subsequent investigation revealed that Hull was in possession of 164 bags of fentanyl and was also in possession of cocaine. It was also discovered that Hull had been driving under the influence of drugs. Hull was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted and photographed. He was issued a citation and released, and is scheduled to appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on December 15, 2020 to face the charges.
Brattleboro Police are currently attempting to locate a runaway juvenile by the name of Allyssa Norman. Allyssa is a 16 year old female listed at approximately 5’2”, 100 pounds. Norman is believed to be in the area and not in any known danger. If you have any information on Allyssa’s whereabouts please contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950. Attached is a photo of Allyssa.
Thomas Devens, 58, of Brattleboro, VT
Kevin Lynch, 55, of Brattleboro, VT
Det. Sgt. Eaton
Sometime between August 22, 2020 and August 31, 2020, several credit cards were stolen out of a vehicle that was parked at a residence on Western Avenue. Between August 31, 2020 and September 2, 2020, the credit cards were used several times at multiple locations in Brattleboro and Hinsdale, NH totaling just under $2,000.
During the investigation, Thomas Devens and Kevin Lynch were identified and subsequently issued citations to appear in court at a later date for fraudulent use of credit cards.
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, many families and individuals are struggling financially. Isolation and fear can increase as well, creating a feeling of worry or even desperation in some people. Such circumstances are highly conducive to unscrupulous criminals trying to take advantage of people in a variety of ways, including financial scams.
Efforts to separate people from their money can come via US mail, e-mail, or phone calls. Documents and callers are very convincing, and often attach the names and logos of legitimate businesses or government organizations in order to add to their credibility. The fact that there are some legitimate loan and grant programs available from the government can make this even more confusing.
Before anyone ever applies for money or provides personal information, they should talk to other trusted people including family, friends, and financial advisers. People should not feel embarrassed asking for help or advice in such matters. People should not provide or confirm personal information over the phone to someone that has called you.
To complicate matters further, our current pandemic does provide some situations where a government official may call to ask and confirm information, such as a contact tracer from the Department of Health. If you get such a call, confirm the person’s name and tell them you will call back. Then get the phone number from a different source (such as the agency’s website) and call the person back. You can then provide the requested information. This is a relatively reliable way to make certain the person is who they say they are.
Jillian Taylor 37, of Bellows Falls, VT
On 11/17/20 at approximately 0803 hours Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department located a motor vehicle on Western Ave that appeared to have been invoved in a motor vehicle crash.
The vehicle has sustained moderate front-end damage with smoke coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was unoccupied. Witnesses in the area advised the vehicle was just parked on the side of the roadway and the female operator crossed the street and went into a nearby residence.
A short time later, the female operator returned to her vehicle, she was identified as Jillian N. Taylor of Bellows Falls, VT. A check of Taylors motor vehicle records showed her license was criminally suspended. Taylor made arrangements to have her vehicle removed from the scene and she was taken into custody.
Taylor was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where she was processed for the incident. She was released on citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 1/12/2021.
Philip Patoine, 34, o Brattleboro, VT
Over the past several months Brattleboro Police have received numerous complaints in regards to drug activity stemming from a house on Western Ave.
On 11/16/20, Brattleboro Police were monitoring this house, when they observed a vehicle leave the residence. The vehicle acted in a highly suspicious manner, acting in a manner consistent with attempting to avoid police conduct. Due to the actions of the operator, along with prior knowledge of the situation that the officer had, reasonable suspicion that illegal activity was present, and officers conducted a motor vehicle stop to investigate.
The operator, Philip H. Patoine, a 34 year old male from Brattleboro, provided a false name to law enforcement. Investigation revealed that Patoine’s license was criminally suspended. Investigaiton also revealed that Patoine, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm.
Patoine was placed under arrest, and the vehicle seized in order to apply for a search warrant.
Patoine was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. From there he was released on a citation for Criminal DLS, False information to Law Enforcement, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Patoine will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 11/18/20 to answer his charges.
Johnathan Vanalstyne, 28, of Bellows Falls, VT
On November 12 2020 at approximately 1550 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Canal Street for a reported family fight. Upon arrival officers met with a woman who reported that her ex-boyfriend, Johnathan Vanalstyne, had become angry with her, and had taken and broken several of her possessions.
Vanalstyne was later located, and subsequent investigation led to him being issued a citation for Unlawful Mischief. Vanalstyne is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham County Criminal Division on December 29 to face the charge.
Timothy Destromp, 53, of Brattleboro, VT
On 11/13/2020 Brattleboro Police arrested Timothy J. Destromp for violating his court ordered conditions of release. Through investigation it was discovered that Destromp had contact with a female subject which was prohibited per his conditions of release.
Destromp was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was fingerprinted, photographed, held on $200 cash bail, issued conditions of release and was ordered to appear in court on Monday, 11/16/2020, at 1230 PM.
Tiffany Scadding, 35, of Brattleboro, VT
On 11/8/2020 at approximately 0517 hours Tiffany Scadding was being released from the Brattleboro Police Department. While being released it was found that Scadding was in possession of heroin. Scadding was then released on a citation for possession of heroin and transportation of regulated drugs into a place of detention. Scadding is to appear at the Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 12/15/2020 to face the charge.