August 5, 2015

Police Notes

Theft, marijuana possession

Morgan McConnel, 19, of Williston was charged with stealing more than $100 worth of CDs from Wal-Mart on April 15, according to police reports. She was also charged with possession of marijuana after police found “marijuana and several pipes/bongs in her car,” according to the report.


· Beverly Stoudt, 57, and Ashley Stoudt, 20, of Eden were charged with retail theft from Wal-Mart on April 16, according to police reports. The mother/daughter team went through the self-checkout without paying for some items, according to the report.

· A 15-year-old male from Richmond and two friends, from Richmond and Jericho, were charged with stealing a $50 pair of boots from Plato’s Closet on April 18, according to police reports. The case was referred to the Williston Reparative Board.

· Three vehicles were broken into at Courtyard by Marriott on Hurricane Lane on April 19, according to police reports. One window was smashed and small items and change were taken from the vehicles, according to the report. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611.

Bomb threat a hoax

Reginald Graham, 79, of Burlington was cited for “false public alarm” on April 18 after a Lavallee Lane resident called to report a bomb threat, according to police reports. Graham allegedly told the resident that he had put a bomb in the person’s car, which was parked in the resident’s driveway, according to police. The home was evacuated for several hours and the Williston Fire Department and Vermont State Police Bomb Team were placed on standby during the investigation, according to the report. After interviews by police, the threat was determined to be a hoax, police said.

Driving under the influence

On April 19, police received a report of two intoxicated women purchasing beer at Taft Corners Mobil, according to police reports. The women left the store and were found on Essex Road, according to police. Shannon Ilges, 34, of Colchester was cited for charges of driving under the influence and for giving false information to police, according to the report.

Underage drinking

Ashleigh Tillson, 20, of South Hero was charged with underage drinking and transported to ACT 1 detoxification center with a blood-alcohol content of .111 on April 20, according to police reports. Tillson and an unidentified man had been in an argument at Clark’s Sunoco, according to police.

Driving with a suspended license

· Patrick Lavely, 52, of Essex was charged for criminally driving with a suspended license on Route 2 on April 20, and was also cited to appear in court on April 22 on an outstanding arrest warrant, according to police reports.

· On April 21, police cited Christopher Boutin, 21, of Georgia for criminally driving with a suspended license, according to police reports. Boutin’s driver’s license is currently suspended for a driving under the influence conviction earlier this year, according to police.

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