On October 20, 2019 Brattleboro Police responded to a residential fire at 125 Canal Street. The fire was put out on arrival and no one was hurt or displaced from the fire. Police are considering this fire an arson and are reaching out to the public for help. Anyone with any information is urged to call the police department at 802-257-7950 or the tips line at 802-251-8188.
The Town of Brattleboro has approved an Open Air/Parade permit and Street/Sidewalk Blocking permit for applicant “350 Brattleboro.” In order to facilitate the safe use of this permit Brattleboro Police will be coordinating the following road closures on Friday September 20, 2019. The listed times are estimates and may be extended without notice. Travelers should expect significant detours and delays in the downtown area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes. 1130am – 1230pm High Street will be CLOSED to all through traffic from the intersection with Green Street to the intersection with Main Street. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Green Street. Westbound traffic will not be allowed to enter High Street from Main Street. 1200pm – 1230pm Main Street will be CLOSED in its entirety to all traffic. Southbound Putney Rd traffic will be detoured north on Route 30 to Cedar Street. Southbound Route 30 traffic will be detoured onto Cedar Street. Northbound Main Street traffic will not be allowed. Southbound Route 30 tractor-trailer vehicles will be unable to negotiate the above detour and will be STOPPED for the duration of the closure.
The Brattleboro Police Department has recently seen an uptick in larceny from motor vehicles most notably vehicles that are left unlocked at their residence.
BPD patrol officers continue to take reports and conduct initial investigations into the larcenies.
BPD reminds citizens to take steps to prevent burglaries and to report suspicious circumstances. Citizens are urged to call the police if they see something suspicious. The Brattleboro Police Department wants to remind the public that they are a full time agency and have officers available 24 hours a day to respond.
Citizens can take additional steps to prevent burglaries by locking doors and windows in their homes and vehicles. Garages, back doors, and basement bulkheads are often overlooked by homeowners but are common burglary access points. If you leave town, make arrangements to have your mail stopped and your newspapers picked up. A house that appears unoccupied is an attractive target for a burglar as well as unlocked vehicles.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Officer: Captain Mark Carignan
Incident Type: First responder training at Middle School
Circumstances of Event:
Local and regional first responders will be participating in a training at the Brattleboro Area Middle School at 109 Sunny Acres in Brattleboro, VT. This training will occur on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the afternoon and evening. The training will be indoors, but there will be a notable presence of police, fire, and EMS vehicles in the area.
Questions related to this training should be directed to Captain Mark Carignan at the Brattleboro Police Department.
This training has been scheduled and planned for months. It is not the result of any recent local, regional, or national events.
Throughout the month of November, Brattleboro Police Officers, along with law enforcement throughout the state, will be stepping up enforcement for motor vehicle violations. This will be made possible via saturation patrols, check points, and utilizing extra bodies on the roads.
November is a busy month. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, school vacations, and adverse weather conditions can make November a tough month for motorists. Brattleboro Police, with the support of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, will be out there trying to keep the roads as safe as possible for the motoring public.
The Brattleboro Police urge motorists to watch their speed, obey traffic laws, avoid using phones while operating, use their seatbelts, and to of course, never drink and drive.