On May 16, 2020, at approximately 5:00pm, Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department, as well as members of The Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc. responded to Motor Vehicle Crash that took place near a business on Marlboro Road in Brattleboro. Due to the severity of the crash both lanes of traffic were shut down from approximately 5:15pm until 6:20pm. The vehicles involved in the crash were a Chevy Cruze and a Honda Motorcycle. The persons involved were Timothy Gerbasi, a 52 year old male from Brattleboro, and Shelley Donald, a 47 year old female from Athol, MA. Gerbasi suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries and was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital for treatment. Donald suffered minor injuries and was treated at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation.
On 04/29/2020 at approximately 1:58pm Brattleboro Police, Rescue Inc. and Brattleboro Fire responded to Main Street near Brattleboro Savings and Loan for a report of a bicyclist that was struck by a motor vehicle.
Through investigation it was discovered that Alice A. Blais, 88 year old female from Claremont, NH, was travelling north on Main Street in her vehicle when a bicyclist pulled onto Main Street from Brattleboro Savings and Loan.
The bicyclist was identified as Kathleen D. Sims, 57 year old female from Brattleboro, VT. It was determined that Sims failed to yield to oncoming traffic and collided with Blais.
Sims was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
On February 22, 2020 at approximately 0215 hours, officers from the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to a 2 car motor vehicle crash on Cotton Mill Hill. Upon arrival of officers it was learned that one of the vehicles had fled from the scene of the crash after causing significant damage to the other vehicle. At this time the Police Department is seeking information that would identify the operator and the vehicle that left the scene. The vehicle was described as a dark colored truck, and would most likely have significant damage to the drivers side of the vehicle. Anybody with information is urged to contact the Police Department.
On 1/16/2020 at approximately 8:45 PM Brattleboro Police received a call for a single vehicle crash on Cedar Street. Officers located a 2001 GMC Sonoma down an embankment. The vehicle was not occupied when it was located by officers. Roadway traffic was restricted for a short time while the vehicle was removed from the embankment.
This crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950.
On 12/19/2019 at approximately 2:49pm Brattleboro Police responded to the area of Putney Road and Browne Court for a report of a motor vehicle collision with possible entrapment. Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. also responded.
Dylan R. Ray was operating a silver 2009 Subaru Forester and was turning onto Putney Road from a business parking lot. Elaine M. Greenwood was operating a gold 2006 Toyota Camry north on Putney Road and collided with Ray’s vehicle.
Ray was treated on scene and did not sustain any injuries. Greenwood was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
On 12/10/2019 at approximately 1250pm the Brattleboro Police Department was actively investigating a motor vehicle collision in the exit 3 roundabout when a second collision occurred.
The second collision involving a passenger car and a box truck occurred on the north end of the roundabout causing significant damage but no injuries to either operator.
The roundabout was intermittently closed for approximately one hour causing heavy delays in traffic.
Thanks to the Brattleboro Fire Department and Marlboro Collision for assisting in the removal of the vehicles.
On 10/31/2019 at approximately 6:45 PM Brattleboro Police, Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc responded to a vehicle collision involving two pedestrians on Canal Street near Oak Grove Avenue. Investigation revealed that Michael Floyd (39 of Brattleboro) struck a 28 year old male and a 29 year old female in a crosswalk with his vehicle, a 2009 Honda Civic. Both pedestrians sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Canal Street was closed in that area between 6:45 PM and 7:05 PM.
The investigation into this collision is still ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950.
On 10/15/2019 at approximately 11:19 am Brattleboro Police responded to Putney Road for a report of a bicyclist that was struck by a motor vehicle.
Upon arrival, Brattleboro Police met with a 40 year old male of South Carolina who was riding his bicycle north on Putney Road. Through investigation it was discovered a black 2017 Cadillac XTS with New Hampshire registration struck the bicyclist and fled the scene after the collision.
The bicyclist did not need medical attention but sustained minor, non-life threatening injuries. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Officer Kerylow at the Brattleboro Police Department.
On 10/15/2019 at approximately 8:25 am Brattleboro Police, Rescue Inc. and Brattleboro Fire responded to the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street for a report of a bicyclist that was struck by a motor vehicle.
Upon arrival, Brattleboro Police and EMS personnel located the bicyclist laying on Walnut Street. The bicyclist was a 29 year old female of Brattleboro. She was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The operator was identified as Sean P. Pierce of Massachusetts. He was operating a red 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The bicyclist was travelling north on Putney Road and Pierce was crossing Main Street, travelling east, towards Walnut Street at the time of the collision.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Officer Kerylow at the Brattleboro Police Department.
John Burch, 72, of Putney, VT
On September 15, 2019 at approximately 0210 hours an officer of the Brattleboro Police Department was on patrol on Putney Rd. The officer located a vehicle that had crashed into a small ravine in the area of the rotary. Investigation revealed that John Burch, 72, of Putney was traveling on Putney Rd when he drove off the travel portion of the road, drove through a light pole and ended up in the ravine. Further investigation led to the arrest of Burch for driving under the influence of alcohol. Burch was cited and released to appear at the Vermont Superior Court – Windham Criminal Division on October 8, 2019 to answer to the charge of Driving Under the Influence.
The Police Department was assisted on scene by the Brattleboro Fire Department, Rescue Inc and A’s Towing.