On 2/25/2019 at approximately 1459 hours Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Fire Department, and Rescue Inc. responded to the area of 130 West River Rd. for a report of a motor vehicle crash. It was reported as a head on motor vehicle crash between a passenger car and a box truck. The collision occurred when a 2017 Toyota Prius operated by Devan Calabrese (27 of Brattleboro) and a Ford F450 operated by Todd Clark (47 of Westminster) collided on West River Rd.
Upon arrival it was found that all parties involved in the crash had non-life threatening injuries. All parties were later transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hosipital by Rescue Inc. for treatment.
West River Rd. was closed at approximately 3:05 PM until 6:45 PM, this was due to the vehicles being in both lanes of travel and for investigation.
This motor vehicle crash is still under investigation. If anyone has any further information or witnessed this crash please contact the Brattleboro Police Department (802)257-7950.
Lacey Chandler, 22, of Brattleboro, VT
On 12/19/18 Brattleboro Police responded to a single car motor vehicle crash on Sunset Lake Rd.
Upon arrival Police observed the Toyota Pickup Truck bearing VT REG: QUERCES to be flipped on the hood, off of the road.
Two out of three passengers were transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for serious, yet not life threatening injuries.
Investigation revealed that the operator, Lacey Chandler, a 22 year old female from Brattleboro, was intoxicated.
Chandler was processed, and issued a citation for DUI. Chandler will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 1/8//19 to answer her charge.
Sunset Lake Road was closed for approximately 1 hr.
Peggy Strobeck, 33, of Brattleboro, VT
On 12/19/2018 Brattleboro Police along with Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Western Avenue and Bonnyvale Road. It was reported that one of the vehicles involved fled the scene.
Upon arrival, police and EMS personnel located a red 2018 Toyota Rav 4 on the south shoulder of the east bound lane. The vehicle was operated by a 75 year old female from Brattleboro. The female was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The other vehicle was a silver 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe operated by Peggy M. Strobeck. Strobeck was travelling west on Western Ave and struck the red Toyota Rav 4 as it crossed Western Ave from Glen Street. Strobeck fled the scene and later returned. Strobeck did not complain of any injuries.
The east bound lane of Western Avenue in the area of Bonnyvale Road was shut down to one lane alternating traffic for approximately 45 minutes until the investigation was complete.
Strobeck was issued a citation to appear in court on 01/29/2019 to answer the charge of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Thereault, Christie L. – 50 of Newfane
On October 2, 2018 at approximately 8:27 PM members of the Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Fox Farm Road.
Investigation showed that the operator of a 2017 Jeep Cherokee, Christie L. Thereault (50 of Newfane), had misjudged the position of her vehicle and rolled it down an embankment. Thereault was not injured as a result of the crash.
Further investigation revealed that Thereault had been operating her vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Thereault was arrested and later released with a citation to appear at court on 10/23/18 to answer to the charge of Driving Under the Influence.
Suzanne McNeary. 49 Year Old Female From Brattleboro.
On 7/24/18 Brattleboro Police, Fire, and Rescue Inc responded to Highland St for a single car motor vehicle crash. The vehicle had left the roadway, and was on an embankment. Highland St. was shut down for approximately 1.5 hrs.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the operator, Suzanne McNeary, a 49 year old female from Brattleboro was under the influence of alcohol while operating the vehicle.
McNeary was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There she was processed, and released on a citation. McNeary will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 8/7/18 to answer her charge.
Only minor injuries occurred as a result of the crash.
On 07/09/18 at approximately 3:45 p.m. the Brattleboro Police responded to a two vehicle crash on Western Ave. It was indicated there was leaking fluids from the vehicles and possible injuires.
The traveled portion of Western Ave. was blocked to the flow of traffic by a head-on crash between a Subaru Forester operated by Margaret Maloney (89) and a Kia Sorenta operated by Natasha Zawistoski (26) both operators were of Brattleboro. Western Ave. was closed for about thirty minutes to allow the vehicles to be removed from the scene and clean up the debris.
Minor non-life threatening injuries were evaluated on scene by local Fire and Rescue. The operator of the Subaru (Maloney) was issued a ticket for crossing the center lane marked for travel.
On 6/11/18 at approximately 1542 hours Officers from the Brattleboro Police Dept, responded to the Brattleboro/ Dummerston Town line on Route 30 for a report of a multiple car motor vehicle accident. Members of the Brattleboro Fire Dept., Dummerston Fire department and Rescue Inc also responded to the scene.
After the initial investigation was conducted of the crash it was determined Eric Stoddard, 37, of Bellows Falls crossed the center line while traveling northbound striking a southbound vehicle. Stoddard's vehicle a 2014 Mazda was towed from the scene due to disabling damage. Stoddard declined medical attention.
The second operator was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial hospital for non life threatening injuries. The second vehicle, a 2011 Dodge pickup was also towed from the scene due to disabling damage.
Route 30 was completely shut down for just over an hour while the incident was being investigated. There are no criminal charges pending at this time.
On May 29, 2018 Brattleboro Police responded to Marlboro Road for a motor vehicle crash. When police arrived they found a 2002 Chevrolet 2500 truck headed east had crashed head on into a tractor trailer truck heading west. The driver of the pick up truck, Damien Gillespie of Brattleboro, VT was transported to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the crash. The driver of the tractor trailer truck, Peter Gibson of Greenfield Center, NY was unhurt in the crash. This incident is still under investigation and charges are expected to come forward. Rescue Inc., Brattleboro Fire Department, Windham County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Motor Vehicles all assisted at the scene.
The road was closed for approximately two hours.
On 5/5/18 at approximately 0845 hrs Brattleboro Police responded to Western Ave near the exit two on ramps.
Mercury Montego. Operated by Lucy Stacey from Hinsdale, NH.
Subaru WRX. Operated by Robert Mcnair from Bondville, VT.
Investigation revealed that Stacey rear ended Mcnair.
Both parties were transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Western Ave west bound was closed for approximately 1 hr.
On 4/8/2018 at approximately 3:47 PM members of the Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc responded to a two vehicle crash in the area of Canal Street and South Main Street.
The collision occurred when a 2013 Volkswagen operated by Oliver Marston (32 of Brattleboro) entered traffic and collided with a 2009 Ford operated by William Lanza (72 of Longmeadow, MA). Marston and his passenger were transported by Rescue Inc to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for non-lifethreatening injuries.
Brattleboro Police closed the road in the area between 3:52 PM and 4:39 PM while emergency crews worked at the scene.