Ryan Bratton, 21, of Guilford, VT
Amy Worcester, 19, of Keene, NH
On the evening of 4/1/19, Brattleboro Police received several calls about a vehicle being operated erratically in the area of Orchard St. The vehicle was not located.
In the early morning hours of 4/2, a call came in regarding erratic operation of a vehicle on Rt. 142, and the same vehicle description was given. Brattleboro Police located the vehicle, and attempted a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle refused to stop, and for safety reasons, Brattleboro Police did not pursue.
Approximately an hour later, a report of a single vehicle crash was reported on Bonnyvale Rd. Upon arrival, the vehicle was unoccupied, and was recognized as the vehicle that had eluded police earlier.
Through investigation of the evidence at the scene, police determined that Amy Worcester, a 19 year old female from Keene, NH, was involved, and had been in the vehicle. They also determined that Ryan Bratton, a 21 year old male from Guilford, VT, was involved as well.
Police contacted the two parties, and questioned them about the events. After the investigation, it was determined that Worcester lied to police during a sworn statement, and then lied to police about Bratton’s current whereabouts. It was also determined that Bratton was operating the vehicle.
Worcester was issued a citation for two counts of False Reports to Law Enforcement. Bratton was issued a citation for Criminal DLS, False Reports to Law Enforcement, Negligent Operation, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. It was also determined that Bratton violated his Probation Conditions of Release. Both will appear at the Windham County Superior Court on 5/14/19.
There were no injuries resulting from the crash.
Carol VanWormer, 43, of South Burlington, VT
On 12/10/2018 at approximately 1619 hours Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a female subject “huffing” outside a Putney Road Business.
Responding Officers located Carol VanWormer (43 of South Burlington) matching the description. VanWormer was found to be in possession of an inhalant which is a violation of her court ordered conditions of release. VanWormer was issued the conditions on 12/10/18 stemming from a criminal case where she was caught misusing inhalants.
VanWormer provided law enforcement with a false name during the investigation. VanWormer was brought to the hospital for an evaluation and later released with a citation.
At approximately 1936 hours Brattleboro Police received another call about a woman entering a person’s vehicle and then “huffing”. Brattleboro Police responded and found VanWormer inside a vehicle that did not belong to her. VanWormer was in the process of using inhalants. VanWormer was arrested and lodged at the Brattleboro Police Department. VanWormer was held in lieu of $1,000 bail and ordered to be in court on 12/11/18 to answer to the charges of Criminal Contempt, Misuse of Inhalants and False Information to Law Enforcement.
Royce, Andrea, D, 50, Townshend
On 05/18/18 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Brattleboro Police responded to a local business parking lot for a vehicle being struck by a school bus. Upon investigation, it was determined the operator of the school bus, Andrea D. Royce, 50, of Townshend left the location without making contact with the owner of the damaged vehicle.
Royce was later interviewed about the incident and it was determined that Royce provided false information to an officer.
Royce was issued a citation for LSA and false information to an officer. Royce will appear at Windham Superior Court on 07/31/18 to face the charge.