August 29, 2014

Police Notes (3/18/10)

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Multiple charges

• Police received a report from PetSmart on March 9 that someone was trying to return stolen merchandise. Marie G. Zietlinski, 69, of New Jersey was subsequently cited on a charge of false pretenses and Patricia A. Giddings, 37, of New York was cited on charges of retail theft and false pretenses, according to police reports. The merchandise was valued at more than $380, the report notes. Giddings was cited to appear in court.

• On March 13, police observed a vehicle on Essex Road that was swerving and almost collided with a curb, according to police reports. The vehicle turned onto Industrial Avenue and swerved again, almost driving off the road, according to the report. Police subsequently stopped the driver, Donald Douglas, 44, of South Burlington and cited him on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of release, according to the report. His blood alcohol test registered .195, the report notes. The legal limit for driving in Vermont is .08.

 

Burglary

• Ponderosa Steakhouse was reportedly “broken into” on March 11, according to police reports. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611. The investigation is ongoing.

• U.S. Unwired was reportedly burglarized on March 11, and money was reported missing, according to police reports. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611. The investigation is ongoing.

 

Domestic assault

Ashley Ray Stevens, 27, of South Burlington was cited on a charge of aggravated domestic assault-first degree on March 10 after allegedly hitting and kicking his wife and threatening her with a box cutter, according to a police affidavit. Stevens’ wife showed police the bruises and scratches incurred during the alleged assault, and said she was going to obtain a relief from abuse order and file for divorce, according to the affidavit. He was cited to appear in court.

 

Bicycle found

A silver and maroon mountain bike was found near the bike path on March 11, according to police reports. It is being stored at the police station. For more information, contact Williston Police at 878-6611.

 

Theft

• A vehicle at Earthycars had its tires and rims stolen on March 7, according to police reports. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611.

• Martin Magnuson, 20, of Burlington was cited on a charge of retail theft after allegedly stealing almost $50 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart on March 10, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

• Sarah E. Forquites, 30, of Essex Junction was cited on a charge of retail theft after allegedly stealing almost $412 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart on March 14, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.

 

Disorderly conduct

• Tara Porter, 39, of South Burlington was cited on a charge of disorderly conduct on Feb. 26 after allegedly “causing problems” at FedEx on Leroy Road, according to police reports. No other information was released.

• Sarah E. Couture, 19, of Colchester, Christopher O’Reilly, 19, of Winooski and Andrew J. Bessette II, 19, of Colchester were cited on charges of disorderly conduct on March 8, according to police reports. No other information was released.

 


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