Arrest on Warrant, Resisting Arrest, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Hindering Arrest, Violation of Relief from Abuse Order
Joseph Butts, 29, of Brattleboro, VT
Female Operator, 35 of Brattleboro
On 3/15/20 at approximately 1900 hrs Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle that they believed Joseph Butts was a passenger in. Police knew that Butts had several warrants out of Vermont.
Police initiated a motor vehicle stop on Pine St, and made contact with the operator, a 35 year old female from Brattleboro. Police also made contact with Joseph, who was the passenger.
When police ordered Joseph out of the car, Joseph slammed the door, and the female operator took off. Joseph then exited the vehicle, and ran on foot into the neighborhood.
A foot pursuit ensued, and Joseph was located and taken into custody.
Joseph was placed under arrest for his warrants, along with resisting arrest. Furthermore, Joseph was found to be in violation of a court ordered Relief from Abuse order, and was in violation of his court ordered Conditions of Release.
Joseph was held in lieu of bail, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 3/16/20 at 1230 to answer his charges.
The female operator was placed under arrest for hindering arrest, and negligent operation. The female operator was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where she was processed, and releaed on a citation. The female operator will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 4/28/20 to answer her charges.
George McCline, 29, of Brattleboro, VT
On 2/12/20 Brattleboro Police observed George McCline, a 29 year old male from Brattleboro, operating a motor vehicle. Police were aware that McCline’s license to operate a motor vehicle is criminally suspended.
Police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop, however McCline chose to flee in his vehicle, going through a busy intersection, and eluding the police.
McCline was later located, and placed under arrest. McCline was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was processed, and released on a citation. McCline will appear in court on 3/31/20 to answer his charges.
Sean Pierce, 52, of Massachussets
On 10/15/2019 Brattleboro Police, Brattleboro Fire and Rescue Inc. responded to the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street for a report of a bicyclist that was struck by a motor vehicle.
This had been an ongoing investigation and through investigation police were able to determine the operator, Sean P. Pierce, was at fault. Pierce was issued Justice Alternatives paperwork and a citation to appear in court on 02/25/2020.
Stephen Curran, 63, of Nashua, NH
On 11/29/2019 Brattleboro Police responded to Williams Street for a report of a possible intoxicated driver who struck a telephone. Police were told that the operator left the scene.
Police later located the operator who was identified as Stephen W. Curran in a parking lot of a medical facility on Linden Street. Curran was subsequently placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence, Negligent Operation and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Curran was issued a citation to appear in court on 12/17/2019 at 8am.
Federick Habich, 52, of Guilford, VT
On 10/24/2019 at approximately 5:28 PM a Brattleboro Police Officer on foot patrol in the downtown area was approached by a local citizen. The citizen reported that she had been a victim of a crime. Investigation revealed that Frederick A Habich (52 of Guilford) had nearly struck the 53 year old woman with his vehicle while she was walking on a sidewalk. The prior night Habich had assaulted the same woman by shoving her to the ground. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries from the night prior incident.
Habich was located and arrested. He was later released to appear at Windham Superior Court on 10/25/2019.
George Kracke, 29, of Darien, CT
On 9/29/19 at approximately 0159 hours Brattleboro Police Department responded to a local business on Putney Rd. for a report of a single vehicle crash. It was reported that the vehicle appeared to have been racing and crashed into a median in the parking lot, there was no one with the vehicle.
Upon arrival Brattleboro Police found a 2016 Dodge Challenger that had crashed into the median of the parking lot. The vehicle was removed from the scene.
Later on 9/29/19 George Kracke came to the Brattleboro Police Department. Investigation revealed that Kracke had driven the vehicle into the parking lot and then raced across the parking lot, crashing into the median. No one was injured in the crash. Kracke was issued a citation for Negligent Operation and is to appear at the Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 11/5/19 to face the charge.
Sean Wall, 45, of Hinsdale, NH
On 09/13/19 at approximately 4:45pm, Brattleboro Police observed a traffic violation on Canal Street, however before the Officer was able to conduct a traffic stop with the vehicle the operator turned onto Brook Street and traveled through Frost Place at a high rate of speed. The operator, identified as Sean S. Wall then crashed into the side of the bridge spanning Elliot Street at Frost Place, as well as another vehicle traveling on Elliot Street.
Wall was treated at the scene for minor injuries. He was arrested, and charged with the offense of Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle. He was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court on 10/29/19, and released.
The operator of the other vehicle was not injured. There was damage caused to the bridge railing on Elliot Street.
Officers on scene were assisted by members of Brattleboro Department of Public Works, Brattleboro Fire, and Rescue, Inc.
Zachariah McAllister, 28, of Westminster, VT
On 9/11/2019 Brattleboro Police received a tip that Zachariah A. McAllister (28 of Brattleboro) had an active arrest warrant and was driving a silver Mercedes vehicle. Officers located a vehicle and operator matching the description at a location on Putney Road. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was positively identified as McAllister.
McAllister’s license was criminally suspended for multiple prior convictions of driving with a civilly suspended license. McAllister fled from the traffic stop in the vehicle at a high rate of speed and without regard for traffic when told that he was under arrest. A “Be On the Lookout” was issued for McAllister and the vehicle.
As of this press release McAllister has not yet been apprehended by law enforcement. He is wanted for the charges of Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, Negligent Operation, Eluding a Police Officer and the active warrant. Anyone with information as to McAllister’s whereabouts is asked to please contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950.
Vaudrien, Kevin F., 48, of Vernon
Shepard, Timothy C., 38, of Brattleboro
On May 19 2019 at approximately 2130 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to Western Aveune for a suspicious complaint. It was reported that two vehicles were chasing a third. The vehicles were located on Fairview St., where subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Timothy Shepard for Driving with a Suspended License, and the arrest of Kevin Vaudrien for Negligent Operation. Both were issued citations and released, and will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on July 2 to face the charges.
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.