Donald LaChance, 39, of Bow, NH
Det. Sgt Eaton
On February 13, 2020, Brattleboro Police Criminal Investigation Division received a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a hotel in Brattleboro in October 2019. The sexual assault involved a minor under the age of 18. The investigation lead to the arrest of Donald G. LaChance on August 25, 2020. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
Domestic assault, Unlawful restraint, Interference with access to emergency services, sexual assault.
Craig Jacobsen, 31, of Brattleboro, VT
On 5/23/20 at approximately 2:15PM Officers of the Brattleboro Police department received a domestic assault complaint. The victim called to report her husband, Craig C.Jacobsen, had assaulted her. After assaulting his wife, Jacobsen removed all electronic devices, blocking her from calling for help and refused to allow her to leave the residence for over twenty four hours before she was able to flee as he slept. The victim was evaluated for minor injuries.
Jacobsen was located hiding in the attic of his residence. He was taken into custody and ordered held without bail until arraignment on 5/26/20.
Kyle Brower, 23, of Brattleboro, VT
On 3/24/2020 at approximately 2100 hours the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a business on Putney Road to investigate a report of a sexual assault.
Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Kyle M. Brower for Sexual Assault (x3) and Domestic Assault. Brower was later located and placed under arrest at which time he was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was processed and lodged.
Brower was ordered to be held in lieu of $10,000 bail and will appear in Windham County Superior Court; Crminal Division on 3/25/20 to answer to the charges.
Jarod Wilkins, 19, Bondville, VT
Ethan Engelhard, 22, of Brattleboro, VT
On July 16, 2019 Brattleboro Police were made aware of a sexual assault against a female juvenile. After an investigation took place police arrested Wilkins on January 6, 2020 for sexual assault and on January 8, 2020 Engelhard was arrested for sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a child.
Sexual Assault, Violation of Abuse Prevention Order, Aggravated Stalking, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling
Carlos Rodriguez, 32, of Springfield, MA
On 9/13/19 the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Western Ave to investigate a possible domestic dispute. The complainant reported receiving a concerning phone message in regards to a friend of his who may be in distress due to a subject violating a restraining order. Officers responded to the residence where it was determined that Carlos J. Rodriguez was in violation of an active abuse prevention order.
Subsequent investigation led to further charges of sexual assault, burglary of an occupied dwelling, and aggravated stalking.
Rodriguez was transported to the Brattleboro Police Department where he was lodged and ordered held without bail. Rodriguez will appear in Windham County Superior Court; Criminal Division on 9/16/19 to answer to the charges.
Steven Hunziker (DOB: 06/20/91)
Hunziker was sent to the Springfield Correctional Facility on 04/04/18 after Brattleboro Probation & Parole violated his probation due to a sexual assault allegation.
The Brattleboro Police Department and the Windham County Safe Place conducted a joint investigation. The Brattleboro Police Department filed a charging affidavit with the Windham County State's Attorney's Office for sexually assaulting a female adult.
Hunziker listed his place of residence as Brattleboro and is on Probation for a non-sexual related offense. Hunziker will be appearing at the Windham County Criminal Division Court House at a later date to answer the charge of Sexual Assault.
As of 04/12/18 Hunziker is being lodged at the Springfield Correctional Facility.