August 1, 2014

Police Notes

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Memorial Day patrols

State Police, in conjunction with other Chittenden County law enforcement agencies, will be conducting traffic details to include sobriety check points in the Chittenden County area over the Memorial Day holiday period. It is the goal of the law enforcement to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes by increasing patrols and details in the area. With the anticipated increase in traffic over the holiday, police would like to encourage motorists to slow down, be patient, wear your seat belt, and “Don’t Drink and Drive.”

Felony Check Fraud

On May 14, police received a report of a man who attempted to cash a stolen check at Key Bank in Williston. Prior to police arriving, the man left the bank. Shortly after, police received a report of a man attempting to break into cars in Maple Tree Place. He was located and identified as Patrick Blodgett, 25, of Orange—the same man who attempted to cash the stolen check, according to police reports. Further investigation indicated that Blodgett had allegedly cashed or attempted to cash approximately $7,788 worth of checks over that past few weeks. He also had two checks which he had forged the signatures on, according to police reports. He was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, and received four federal citations to appear in court. On May 15, Blodgett was released after being arraigned in court. Later in the day, police received a report from AnyTime Towing, advising that Blodgett had removed his vehicle from its facility without paying for their services, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.

Multiple charges

Christopher Coffen, 27, was cited on charges of driving under the influence, careless and negligent driving, false information to a police officer and resisting arrest on May 17 after being stopped while driving on St. George Road in Williston, according to police reports. While speaking with an officer, Coffen “became extremely agitated,” and fled the scene in his vehicle, according to the report. After being pursued for 2.5 miles, Coffen experienced a problem with his vehicle and pulled over, according to the report. He was subsequently “arrested, processed and lodged,” the report notes. No other information was released.

Driving under the influence

Kevin F. Chambers, Jr., 40, of Stowe was cited on a charge of driving under the influence on May 6, according to police reports. His blood alcohol concentration was .105, the report notes. The legal limit for driving in Vermont is .08. He was cited to appear in court.

Kayla L. Dallier, 25, of Colchester was cited on a charge of driving under the influence on May 11, according to police reports. Her blood alcohol concentration was .098, the report notes. She was cited to appear in court.

Marijuana

FedEx on Marshall Avenue reported to police on May 16 that an employee had discovered a package containing marijuana, according to police reports. Police confiscated the package. No other information was released.

Police notes are written based on information provided by the Williston Police Department and the Vermont State Police. Please note that all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Vandalism/Theft

–A window was “smashed” and property valued at $500 was stolen from a vehicle parked at a business on Boyer Circle on May 13, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.

–Two vehicles parked at a business on Krupp Drive had their windows “smashed” and property stolen on May 13, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.

–Two trucks from Vermont Energy Contracting were vandalized and equipment was stolen on May 13, according to police reports. Police are investigating.

 

Driving with license suspended

–Christine M. Ramos, 35, of Essex was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on April 30, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court on May 21.

–Paul J. Washburn, 41, of South Burlington was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 2, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–Benjamin H. Hayes, 39, of St. George was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 3, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–Rachel E. Washington, 29, of Winooski was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 4, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

–Steven T. McLeod, 44, of Waterbury was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 8, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–Seth Slayton, 48, of Bristol was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 9, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–Eric S. Martin, 26, of Burlington was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 9, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–John C. Sylva, 37, of Richford was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 11, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–Scott J. Tyler, 24, of Essex was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 14, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

–Dennis Bouchard, 34, of Colchester was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 17, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court on June 18.

–Christopher Lafreniere, age, of town was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 17, according to police reports.

–Douglas Brockington, 39, of Colchester was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 17, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.
–On May 10, a blue 1989 Honda Civic operated by Jon Cabral, 24, of Williston was stopped on Skunk Hollow Road in Jericho for a vehicle inspection violation. A check with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles revealed Cabral’s license was criminally suspended. Cabral was processed and cited for driving with a suspended license. He was also issued traffic tickets for vehicle inspection violations and a traffic ticket for operating a vehicle without liability insurance.

Police notes are written based on information provided by the Williston Police Department and the Vermont State Police. Please note that all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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