This report is based on information provided by the Vermont State Police Department, but is not a full accounting of police activity. Persons named in this report are presumed to be innocent unless they plead or are found guilty in court.
Driver falls asleep at the wheel, overturns vehicle in East Montpelier
At approximately 8:24 am today, Troopers with the Vermont State Middlesex barracks responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on U.S Route 2 just east of the intersection with Muddy Brook Road in East Montpelier. Investigation revealed the operator, Kevin Reynolds, 35, of Lyndonville, fell asleep while driving, resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a tree before rolling onto its driver’s side. Reynold’s was transported to Central Vermont Medical Center for suspected minor injuries.
Waterbury man cited for DUI
On March 28 at approximately 12:19 pm, Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on VT RT 100 in the town of Waterbury for a moving violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Anthony Cabana, 53, of Waterbury. A subsequent investigation revealed that Cabana was operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol. He was taken into custody and transported to the Middlesex Barracks for processing. He was issued a citation to appear at the Washington Superior Court Criminal Division on June 18 to answer to the charge of Driving Under the Influence. He was subsequently released into the care and custody of a friend.
Waterbury man cited for suspended license
On March 27 at approximately 11:05 pm, Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on VT RT 100 in the town of Waterbury. The operator of the vehicle, who was identified as Eric Worden, 23, of Waterbury, was found to have an operator’s license that was under criminal suspension. Worden was issued a citation to appear at the Washington Superior Court Criminal Division on June 18 to answer to the charge of Operating with a Criminally Suspended License. He was subsequently released.
Man arrested for damaging tow truck in Cabot
On March 26 at 11:43 pm, the Vermont State Police received a report of a male damaging the headlights of a tow truck parked at the Cabot Garage. A witness advised he recognized the male as Mathew Coutu. Vermont State Police responded to the scene and spoke with the witness, who was able to identify all parties involved. Vermont State Police located Mathew at his residence in Marshfield. Mathew was issued a citation to appear in Washington County Criminal Court and released.
Police seek information regarding vehicle larceny in Cabot
On March 25, the Vermont State Police Middlesex barracks opened an investigation into a larceny from a motor vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on Main Street, in the town of Cabot, VT. Several tools and other building supplies were removed from the vehicle. Those with information pertaining to this incident are asked to contact Trooper Casey Ross at 802-229-9191.
Woodbury plow truck strikes tree
On March 24, Vermont State Police Middlesex initiated a crash investigation for a town of Woodbury Plow truck that went off the roadway while plowing on Cabot Road in Woodbury. The truck lost a tire chain while plowing up the hill resulting in the truck losing traction. Vehicle operator Peter Dailey, 33, of East Calais, stated the truck started sliding backward, spun around, and left the roadway. The truck struck a tree resulting in front end and driver side damage. Road conditions, the steep grade of the roadway, and loss of traction were contributing factors to this crash.
Northfield driver cited for driving on suspended license, other violations
On March 15 at 4:00 pm, Troopers were patrolling Interstate 89 North in the area of Exit 8, when they observed a male operator of black Subaru Impreza traveling at approximately 65 miles per hour, switch seats with a female passenger. Subsequently, Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop and discovered there to be a 2-year-old child in the vehicle. Troopers identified the operators to be James Capron, 29, of Northfield, and Victoria Stauff, 21, of Northfield. Capron’s privilege to operator a motor vehicle in the State of Vermont was shown to be criminally suspended. Capron was transported to the Middlesex State Police Barracks where he processed and both Capron and Stauff were issued a citation to appear in Washington County Superior Court Criminal Division on April 23 at 8:30 am.
Northfield man arrested for aggravated domestic assault, cruelty to a child
On March 14, at approximately 9:00 pm, Troopers with the Vermont State Police Middlesex barracks responded to a residence for reported 911 hang up. After investigation, Mark Martin, 36, of Northfield, was taken into custody, processed, and held on conditions for the charges of Aggravated Domestic Assault, Cruelty to a Child, and Unlawful Mischief.
Waterbury sexagenarian arrested for domestic assault
On March 14 at 8:17 pm, State Police were called to a residence in Waterbury for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, investigation revealed Sandra Richardson, 67, of Waterbury, had committed the offense of domestic assault. A judge was contacted and set forth bail and conditions of release. Richardson was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Facility until her arraignment date of March 16.
Middlesex Saturation Patrol results in tickets for cell phone use, speeding
On March 12th, 2020 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm, Troopers from the Middlesex State Police Barracks conducted a saturation patrol on I-89 in the Middlesex area of Washington County. The purpose of the patrol was to detect and identify aggressive drivers while enforcing the motor vehicle laws and promoting safe driving.
- Troopers involved: 4
- Number of traffic stops: 30
- Number of traffic tickets issued: 15
- Number of written warning issued: 23
– One operator was ticked for using a cell phone while driving.
– A number of operators were issued tickets for exceeding the authorized speed limit.
Stowe Man Drives 114 mph on Interstate 89
On February 26, at 10:29 pm, Troopers were monitoring northbound traffic on Interstate 89 near Exit 7 when they observed a 2019 Kia sedan traveling at 114 mph. Subsequently, Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop and arrested the operator Victor Alexandre Vieira, 24, of Stowe, for Careless and Negligent Operation. Alexandre Vieira was transported to the Middlesex State Police Barracks where he was processed and given a citation to appear in Washington County Superior Court Criminal Division on March 12 at 8:30 am.
Rogue vs. Rogue Crash in Middlesex
On February 26, at approximately 11:30 am, the Vermont State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Waterbury-Stowe Road near the Colby House. Upon arrival, it was discovered one vehicle was completely in the road and unmovable, and another was partially in the road. An investigation revealed operator Kelsey Butchino, 21, of Northfield, driving a 2008 Nissan Rogue, attempted to turn onto Waterbury-Stowe Road from an intersecting driveway and was struck by Terry Fitzgerald, 61, of Waterbury, driving a 2015 Nissan Rogue, traveling north on Waterbury-Stowe Road. Both vehicles sustained significant front-end damage. No injuries were reported. Operators should be reminded to proceed with caution and be aware of traffic conditions before entering an intersecting roadway, regardless of signs, perceived hand-motions or turn signals. Both vehicles were removed from the roadway and the road was opened from one lane to normal conditions.
Waterbury Roommate Accused of Forgery
On February 25, at approximately 10:00 am, Troopers with the Vermont State Police Middlesex barracks received a complaint from Thomas Sweeney, 69, of Waterbury, regarding a stolen checkbook.
Through investigation, Troopers discovered that Todd M. Mailhoit, 49, stole checks from the victim at their shared residence. Mailhoit forged several of these checks and on multiple occasions withdrew money from the victim’s account without permission.
Troopers located Mailhoit and issued him a citation for Forgery and Uttering Forged or Counterfeited Instrument(s). That citation orders Mailhoit to appear before the Washington County Superior Court on April 16, at 8:30 a.m. to answer to the above charges.
Troopers Nab Kinney Drugs Shoplifter
On February 19, at approximately 9:30 am, Troopers with the Vermont State Police, Middlesex barracks, received a retail theft complaint from the Kinney Drugs located in Waterbury.
Employees at the store reported security footage of Melissa Dunster, 46, removing items from shelves and concealing them on her person on two separate occasions. Employees later confirmed these items as missing from store inventory with no record of the sale.
Troopers located Dunster at her residence and issued her a citation for Retail
Theft. That citation orders Dunster to appear before the Washington County
Superior Court on April 2, at 8:30 am, to answer to the above charge.
Traffic Stop Reveals Suspended License
On February 20, at approximately 7:06 pm, Vermont State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Main Street in the town of Waitsfield for speed and equipment violations. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Peter Noack, 52, of Waitsfield. A subsequent investigation revealed that Noack was operating the vehicle with a criminally suspended license due to the vehicle not being equipped with an ignition interlock device as required. Noack was taken into custody and transported to the Middlesex Barracks for processing. He was issued a citation to appear at the Washington Superior Court Criminal Division on March 19, to answer to the charge and released.
On February 23, at 7:08 pm, Troopers out of the Middlesex Barracks were on routine patrol on Interstate 89 in Montpelier, VT. While patrolling south on I-89, troopers observed a minor motor vehicle infraction. The 2006 Subaru being operated by Taylor M. Flores, 20, of Williamstown, was stopped for said violation. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery that Flores’ driver’s license was criminally suspended in the State of Vermont. Flores was arrested and transported to the Middlesex State Police Barracks for processing before being released with a citation to appear in Washington County Superior Court Criminal Division on March 26, at 8:30 am.
On February 24, at 10:54 am, Vermont State Police stopped a Saturn sedan on Route 100B at the intersection with Route 100 in Moretown for having an expired inspection sticker. Subsequent investigation indicated that the driver, Jacob Martin, 27, of Waitsfield, had a criminally suspended driver’s license. Martin was issued a citation to appear in the Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on March 26, at 8:30 am.