Justine Lovig, 54, of Maine
On 5/20/21 Brattleboro Police responded to a hotel on Putney Rd. for a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival Police spoke with the trespasser, who was later identified as Justine Lovig.
Lovig continuously refused to leave the property, and refused to identify herself. Lovig then fled in her car after being told she was not free to do so.
Officers later located Lovig in her hotel room in West Brattleboro. Lovig was advised she was under arrest. Lovig shut her door, and refused to allow officers to take her into custody. Officers left the scene in order to write up an arrest warrant.
Prior to the arrest warrant being written up, Officers were called back to the hotel due to Lovig harassing other patrons. Lovig was placed under arrest and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There she was processed, and released on a citation.
Lovig will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 7/6/21 to answer the charges of Attempt To Elude, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Trespass.
Jason King, 48, of Bellows Falls, VT
On 04/28/21 at approximately 2:40pm, Brattleboro Police received a report of a male subject attempting to cut a catalytic converter from a vehicle in the parking lot to a business on Western Avenue. A description was provided of the suspect and his vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the operator on Interstate 91, however he fled into New Hampshire. Officers discontinued pursuit of the vehicle, but in searching the area were able to locate the operator in Chesterfield.
The operator, identified as Jason D. King was taken into custody by Chesterfield Police for an unrelated arrest warrant. King was cited for the following offenses by the BPD; Attempted Grand Larceny, Unlawful Mischief, Attempting to Elude an Officer, and Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was ordered to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 06/15/21.
Mark Zostant, 52, of Brattleboro, VT
On 4/25/21 Brattleboro Police attempted a motor vehicle stop in Brattleboro in the area of the exit 3 rotary for an equipment violation.
The operator, later identified as Mark Zostant, a 52 year old male from Brattleboro, refused to stop for the Police in VT, and continued into NH, where he eventually pulled over.
Investigation revealed that in order to operate a motor vehicle, Zostant is required to have an ignition interlock device; which was not present in the vehicle he was operating.
Zostant was issued a citation for Criminal DLS, along with Attempt to Elude. Zostant was taken into custody by Chesterfield PD due to NH bench warrants.
Zostant will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 6/1/21 to answer his charges.
Austin Wood, 18, of Brattleboro, VT
On 3/19/21 Brattleboro Police attempted a motor vehicle stop on Western Ave. due to a vehicle operating at 65mph in a posted 30mph.
The vehicle failed to stop, and due to safety concerns, Police did not pursue.
Shortly afterwards the vehicle crashed, and the operator, Austin Wood, an 18 year old male from Brattleboro, was subsequently arrested for DUI.
In addition to the DUI charge, Wood was issued a citation for Excessive Speed, Attempt to Elude, and Negligent Operation.
Wood will appear in court on 4/27/21 to answer the charges.
Unlawful Restraint, Attempt to Elude, Grossly Negligent Operation, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Criminal DLS, Contempt of Court
Tyson Hazelton, 41 of Vernon, VT
On 10/5/20 Brattleboro Police observed Tyson K. Hazelton, a 41 year old male from Vernon, operating a motor vehicle on High St. Police knew Hazelton to have a suspended license, and also knew that he had court ordered conditions of release to not operate a motor vehicle.
Police attempted a motor vehicle stop, and Hazelton fled in his vehicle. Due to the time of day and the vehicular and pedestrian traffic, police discontinued the pursuit.
Police later located the vehicle, and Hazelton had fled the scene on foot.
Investigaiton revealed that while fleeing from Police, Hazelton had struck another vehicle, and did not stop to render aid or exchange information. Furthermore, it was revealed that a passenger in the vehicle repeatedly asked Hazelton to let them out of the vehicle, and Hazelton refused, putting the passenger in risk of bodily injury.
Hazelton was located on 10/14/20, and taken into custody by the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and ordered held on $5,000.00 bail. Hazelton will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 10/15/20 to answer his charges.
Dimas Ocasio, 44, of Brattleboro, VT
On 9/19/20 Brattleboro Police attempted to stop a vehicle that was operating on South Main St. due to the vehicle’s plates not matching the vehicle, and knowledge that the operator, Dimas Ocasio, a 44 year old male from Brattleboro, does not possess a valid license.
Upon initiation of the traffic stop, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, and travelled through the Central St. neighborhood. Due to concerns for public safety, Brattleboro Police did not pursue the vehicle.
The vehicle was later located in a parking lot on Canal St. Police then searched the nearby Lodge, and located Ocasio hiding in one of the rooms.
Ocasio was placed into custody, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and released on court ordered conditions of release. Ocasio was issued a citation for Grossly Negligent Operation and Attempt to Elude, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 9/21/20 to answer his charges.
Ocasio was also issued several VCVCs related to this incident.