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.
Buck Mitchell, 27, of Brattleboro, VT
On 1/11/2020 at approximately 2134 hours officers from the Brattleboro Police Department observed Buck Mitchell. Brattleboro Officers were advised that Mitchell had an active arrest warrant.
Upon making contact with Mitchell to place him under arrest for his warrant. Mitchell attempted to flee and resist by fighting with Brattleboro Officers on Canal St. Neither Officer sustained any injuries.
Mitchell was placed under arrest for Resisting Arrest and for Disorderly Conduct. Mitchell is to appear at the Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 1/13/2020 to face the charges.
Buck Mitchell, 27, of Brattleboro, VT
On December 29, 2019 at approximately 0615 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were dispatched to Belmont Avenue for a report of a male going through yards. Officers later located Buck Mitchell in a nearby parking lot who matched a description provided by a complainant. Mitchell was informed he was under arrest for an unrelated crime, which he resisted and actively struggled to get away. Mitchell was eventually placed into custody and transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was held in lieu of bail. Mitchell will appear in Windham Superior Court: Criminal Division on 12/30/2019.
Tyler Smith, 34
On 11/13/19 at approximately 3:45pm, Brattleboro Officers responded to a report of a man blocking traffic on Putney Rd. near the roundabout. Multiple callers reported the man, later identified as Tyler Smith, Jr., was jumping on cars and had smashed someone’s windshield. Smith immediately attacked the first officer to arrive on scene. The officer deployed a Taser to control Smith, but the Taser had little effect, stopping Smith only briefly. Smith attacked the officer again, charging him and repeatedly throwing punches at his head. A second officer arrived and deployed his baton. Smith charged the second officer, throwing punches at him, and was taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs by the officers. Smith was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Assault on an Officer, and Resisting Arrest. Smith will appear in court on 11/14/19 to face the charges. The two officers would like to express their thanks to the bystanders on scene who offered their assistance and support during and after the incident.
Buddy Vecchiano, 38, of Brattleboro, VT
On 7/27/2019 at approximately 0150 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department were on patrol on High Street. Officers made contact with the operator of a motor vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. The operator was identified as Buddy W. Vecchiano.
Further investigation revealed that Vecchiano was under the influence of alcohol. It was also found that Vecchiano had a criminally suspended operator’s license. During the investigation, Vecchiano fled the scene on foot while officers yelled several times for him to stop and that he was under arrest. Vecchiano was caught and placed under arrest.
Vecchiano was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged. Vecchiano was held in lieu of bail, subsequently made bail, and was released on condtions. Vecchiano was issued a citation to appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 7/29/2019 to answer to the charges of Driving Under the Influence, Operating with a Criminally Suspended License, and Resisting Arrest.
Lyon, Nicholas. W. 27 Year Old Male from Vernon, VT
On 5/16/19 Brattleboro Police were called to a petrol dispersal station on Canal St for a report of an intoxicated male that was causing a disturbance, and had driven to the location. Upon arrival officers made contact with the operator, Nicholas W. Lyon, a 27 year old male from Vernon, VT.
Investigation revealed that Lyon operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Also revealed was the fact that Lyon’s license to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended due to a previous DUI. Lyon was placed under arrest, and resisted.
Lyon was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department. There he was processed, and released on a citation for DUI, Criminal DLS, and Resisting Arrest.
Lyon will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 6/4/19 to answer his charges.
Mills, Antoinette. E. 63 Year Old Female from Brattleboro
On 4/21/19 Brattleboro Police responded to the area of 9 Canal St. for a report of a female abusing drugs in her vehicle. Upon arrival Officers observed the female, Antoinette E. Mills, a 63 year old female from Brattleboro, conducting behavior in her vehicle consistent with drug abuse. Mills became physically resistant, and caused a scene on the street. Mills also attempted to injure officers several times.
Mills was placed under arrest, and found to be in possession of 21 bags of heroin.
Mills was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for evaluation. There, she was issued a citation for Possession of Heroin (Felony amount), Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Mills will appear at Windham County Superior Court on 5/28/19 to answer her charges.
Theodore Colehamer, 44, of Brattleboro, VT
On 4/19/19 Brattleboro Police were on foot in the downtown area when they observed a male operating a motorized electric scooter on the sidewalk on Main St. Due to the fact that the male appeared to be having issues balancing the scooter, and was commiting a motor vehicle infraction by operating the scooter on the sidewalk, contact was made.
Upon contact police identified the male as Theodore D. Colehamer, a 44 year old male from Brattleboro. Police suspected Colehamer to be intoxicated, and ordered him to stay put while they went across the street to fetch their cruiser.
Colehamer fled the scene, and momentarily eluded police.
Colehamer was then seen on foot on Flat St. After a brief foot pursuit, Colehamer was taken into custody.
Colehamer was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department, where he was processed for DUI #4, Eluding a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. Before Colehamer was released, a search was done on his bag. In his bag a criminal amount of Marijuana was located.
Carrow, Dawn, A – 38 – Vernon, VT
On 4/3/2019 at approximately 2304 hours officers of the Brattleboro Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on Putney Road for a motor vehicle violation. The operator was identified as Dawn A. Carrow (DOB: 8/9/1980). Further investigation revealed that Carrow was under the influence of alcohol. Carrow physically resisted arrest and officers had to remove her from the vehicle. Neither officers or Carrow were injured during the incident. It was also discovered that Carrow had active Conditions of Release which stated that she was not to engage in any criminal behavior.
Carrow was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where she was processed, issed a citation and conditions and held until sober. Carrow was ordered to appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on 4/4/2019 to answer to the charges.
Elizabeth MacFarland, 38, of Brattleboro, VT
On December 21 2018 officers of the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Elliot St. for a report of an out of control customer. Upon arrival officers met Elizabeth MacFarland, the customer in question. MacFarland refused to leave when instructed, and was physically resistant with officers when placed under arrest. MacFarland was transported to the department where she was lodged until sober, and then released with a citation. MacFarland will appear in Windham County Superior Court: Criminal Division on December 24 to face the charges.