On January 2, 2020 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department along with the Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc responded to 2 separate and unrelated car vs. pedestrian collisions. An earlier press release was sent out to detail the initial circumstances of these collisions.
In addition to the initial information released, the pedestrians involved have been identified as Kenneth Rochefort, 44 y/o male of Brattleboro (20BB00038), and Koree Childs, 23 y/o male of Brattleboro(20BB00042).
Rochefort was initially transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained then discharged at a later time. Childs was initially transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital then later transferred to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for injuries sustained during the collision.
Timothy Shortell, 54, of Newfane, VT
On January 2, 2020 at approximately 2123 hours the Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc were dispatched to a reported car vs. pedestrian crash on Canal St in the area of Fairview St. Investigation revealed that a subject was crossing Canal St in a crosswalk at Fairview St when Timothy Shortell, 54, of Newfane, was traveling north on Canal St and failed to see the subject in the crosswalk striking the subject. The subject that was struck was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital due to the extent of their injuries, Shortell was not injured in the crash. Shortell was subsequently cited for Negligent Operation and issued a citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court – Windham Criminal Division on February 11, 2020 at 0800 hours.
The northbound lane of Canal St was closed at Fairview St for approximately 1 hour to allow for the investigation.
Jarmal Arnold, 30, of Brattleboro, VT
On January 2, 2020 at approximately 1523 hours the Brattleboro Police Department, Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc were dispatched to a reported car vs. pedestrian crash on Canal St in the area of South Main St. Investigation revealed that a subject was crossing Canal St in the area of South Main St in a crosswalk, when Jarmal Arnold, 30, of Brattleboro was traveling south on Canal St failed to observe the subject in the crosswalk striking the subject. The subject that was struck by the vehicle was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash, Arnold was not injured. Arnold was subsequently cited for Negligent Operation and issued a citation to appear at the Vermont Superior Court – Windham Criminal Division on February 11, 2020 at 0800 hours.
The Police Department would like to thank those who stopped and rendered aid for their assistance in this crash.
On 10/15/2019 at approximately 1:15 pm Brattleboro Police responded to a residence on Williston Street for a report of a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle on Main Street.
Upon arrival, Brattleboro Police met with a 57 year old female of Brattleboro. Through investigation it was discovered the female was struck by a white Mercedes sedan with unknown registration on Main Street near the Post Office around 12:10 pm. The pedestrian was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for 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 05/06/19 at approximately 1:42pm, Brattleboro Police responded to Western Avenue near exit 2 for a motor vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle and a Sheriff’s Deputy conducting traffic control. Preliminary Investigation revealed that a Deputy Sheriff was directing traffic on Western Avenue, when he was struck by a vehicle (towing a car hauler/trailer) as it was turning left onto the I-91 southbound ramp.
Western Avenue was reduced to alternating one-lane traffic for approximately 1 hour while Officers conducted investigation at the scene.
At this time, no enforcement action has been taken against the operator of the vehicle identified as Cezar Julio Mafort of Danbury, CT. The crash remains under investigation.
The Deputy Sheriff sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident.
Brattleboro Officers were assisted at the scene by members of the Vermont State Police, Windham County Sheriff’s Department, DMV Police, Rescue Inc., and the Brattleboro Fire Department.
In regards to the incident that occurred on 05/06/19, the Deputy Sheriff involved is identified as Kevin Turnley.
On November 13, 2018 at approximately 1700 hours the Brattleboro Police Department , Brattleboro Fire Department and Rescue Inc were dispatched to a car vs. pedestrian crash at the intersection of Canal and Elm St.
Upon arrival Officer’s located a 2011 Mercedes C that was operated by William Wieliczka Jr., 54, of Holyoke, MA. During the investigation it was learned that Wieliczka was turning onto Elm St from Canal St when he struck a female pedestrian that was crossing Elm St. The pedestrian was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for serious but non life threatening injuries.
Elm St was closed from the Elm St lot to Canal St for approximately 30 minutes due to the crash for scene preservation.
Anybody with information is asked to contact the Police Department at (802) 257-7950.
On May 9, 2018 at 1318 hours Brattleboro Police responded to the intersection of Canal St and Fairview St for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Members of Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. responded to the scene as well.
A 28 year old female was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle involved was a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The operator of the vehicle, Marissa Heath- 31 of Hinsdale NH, was issued a VCVC for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The investigation is still active.
Traffic was temporarily delayed on Canal St for approximately 15 minutes.
On April 25, 2018 Brattleboro Police responded to the area of 1020 Western Avenue for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. When police arrived they found the suspect vehicle had left the scene. The pedestrian was treated by Rescue Inc. on the scene and released. Anyone with any information in reference to this is asked to Officer Lynde of the Brattleboro Police Department at 802-257-7950.