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Police Notes (4/22/10)

April 22, 2010



Michael C. Lamphere, 40, of Barre was cited on a charge of stalking on April 16 after allegedly following a woman in Christmas Tree Shops and out to the parking lot, during which he took photos of her on his cell phone, according to police reports. No other information was released.


Prohibited acts

Gene Hunt, 75, of Williston and Joseph Petrarca, 40, of Burlington were cited on charges of prohibited acts on April 15, according to police reports. The men were observed at Overlook Park engaging in “inappropriate behavior in a public place” by a police detective, according to the report. The men were cited to appear in court on June 7.


Disorderly conduct

Andrew T. Ventre, 20, of Burlington was cited on a charge of disorderly conduct on April 17 after allegedly shining a laser “pointer” into a Williston Police officer’s eyes while the officer was sitting in his marked cruiser, according to police reports.


Violation of conditions

Matthew P. Pepper, 23, of Burlington was cited on a charge of violation of conditions of release on April 14, according to police reports. No other information was released.


Domestic assault

Richard A. Spitzer, 39, of Williston was cited on a charge of domestic assault on April 15, according to police reports. Spitzer allegedly grabbed his daughter’s face and pushed her during an initial argument, and grabbed her wrist and threw her to the floor during a second altercation, according to a police affidavit. Spitzer was taken to the Williston police station for processing, according to the affidavit. The daughter obtained a temporary restraining order, the affidavit notes.




The Williston Police Department is seeking information regarding a possible attempted abduction that occurred on Gail Terrace in Williston on April 6.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a slender build. He had short brown hair and appeared to have been unshaven. He was last seen wearing long gray pants and a gray sweater.

Another witness reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood at the time of the incident. The vehicle is described as a small truck or SUV, silver or tan in color, with rust spots on it.

The Williston Police Department urges everyone to be aware of anyone unfamiliar in their neighborhoods. If a suspicious person is observed, attempt to obtain a thorough description and a possible vehicle description and contact the Police Department immediately at 878-6611.

The Williston Police Department is also urging parents to speak with their children about strangers and to remind them to report the stranger to an adult as quickly as possible.

The Williston Police Department is actively investigating this incident and will provide more information as it becomes available.

Anyone who may have seen the male or vehicle is asked to contact the Williston Police
Department at 878-6611.

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