Melissa Martin, 40, of Elmore , VT
Michael Schafer, 56, of Woodbury, VT
On 4/19/19 Brattleboro Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for a traffic violation on a vehicle leaving a residence on Central St. This residence is well known to police for narcotic activity.
A search of a vehicle revealed that both Melissa Martin, a 40 year old female from Elmore, VT, and Michael Schafer, a 56 year old male from Woodbury, VT were in possession of prescription medication that they did not have prescriptions for.
Both were issued citations for the offense, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 5/28/19 to answer the charges.
Heidi Heger, 46, of Jamaica, VT
On 3/15/19 Brattleboro Police conducted a motor vehicle stop for a moving violation.
The operator, Heidi Heger, a 46 year old female from Brattleboro, was found to be in possession of Suboxone without a prescription.
Heger was issued a citation, and will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 5/28/19.
Chyquan Cupe, 21, of Hartford CT
Peter James, 40, of Brattleboro VT
Cornelia Rivera, 50, of Brattleboro VT
On December 28, 2018 Brattleboro Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Oak Street after receiving a complaint of an assault that took place on December 25, 2018. It was reported the female victim was forced to fight another person while a male, identified as Chyquan Cupe was threatening her and the person she had to fight with a gun.
During the search warrant police recovered multiple guns from the residence. Also found was approximately 220 grams of crack and crack cocaine and several unprescribed drugs to include oxycodone, morphine and amphetamine.
At the time Cupe was not at the residence and a warrant has been requested for his arrest for the charges of: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful restraint, reckless endangerment, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled or regulated drug and contempt of court.
Two subjects were arrested at the time of the search warrant:
Peter James for possession of crack cocaine
Cornelia Rivera for possession of heroin
Both were issued citations to appear in court on February 5, 2019.
Terry Dukette, 51, of Brattleboro, VT
On 1/3/19 Brattleboro Police observed a vehicle known to them for drug activity leave a residence on Canal St. known for drug activity.
Police observed the operator, knew her to have a suspended license, and conducted a motor vehicle stop.
A passenger, Terry Dukette, a 51 year old female from Brattleboro, was found to have prescription drugs on her person, and did not have a prescription for the drugs.
Dukette was issued a citation for possessing the drugs. Dukette will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 2/19/19 to answer her charge.
Matthew Cote, 42, of Dover, VT
On 11/14/18 Brattleboro Police observed a motor vehicle committing a violation on RT 30 in Brattleboro.
Police conducted a motor vehicle stop, and identified the operator as Matthew J. Cote, a 42 year old male from Dover, VT.
Investigation revealed that Cote was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Cote was placed under arrest, and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department.
Cote was also found to be in possession of LSD.
Cote was lodged briefly, and eventually released on a citation for DUI with a Criminal Refusal enhancement, along with possession of LSD. Cote will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 11/14/18 at 0800 hours to answer his charge.
Bobby Bethune, 18 of New Jersey
On 9/11/18 Brattleboro Police encountered Bobby Bethune, a 18 year old male from NJ. Bethune had an active arrest warrant, and was arrested.
Bethune was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, along with violating his court ordered conditions of release.
Bethune was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was processed, and lodged in lieu of bail for the warrant.
Bethune will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 9/18 to answer his new charges.
Bobby Bethune, 18, of New Jersey
On 07/12/2018 Brattleboro Police arrested Bobby Bethune on an active arrest warrant. Bethune was found to be in possession of suspected Heroin at the time of the arrest. The suspected Heroin was later field tested and tested positive for Fentanyl.
Bethune was issued a citation to appear in court on 08/21/2018 to answer the charge.
Swift, Walter. 57 Brattleboro VT
On July 5, 2018 Officers from the Brattleboro Police Department responded to Elm Street to conduct an investigation. During the investigation Officers came into contact with Walter Swift. Swift was arrested for violating his court order of 24 hour curfew at his residence. A search of Swift was conducted and he was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and a regulated drug. Swift was released on a citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division on July 10, 2018. The original investigation is still ongoing.
Rodney Lumbra, 57, of Brattleboro, VT
Johnson, Shawn. W. 33 Year Old Male from Hartford CT.
On 5/4/18 Brattleboro Police responded to an establishment on Putney Road for a drug overdose. While clearing the scene, Police spotted a suspicious vehicle being operated by an individual known to Police to have a history in illegal drugs.
Police then initiated a motor vehicle stop due to several infractions. A search of the vehicle uncovered a felony amount of marijuana, and packaging/distribution materials. Shawn Johnson, a 33 Year Old Male from Hartford claimed the marijuana. He was subsequently placed under arrest. Johnson was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was processed, and held on $2k bail. Johnson will appear in court on 5/4/18 to answer to his charges.