Police Notes

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Police picked up four $20 counterfeit bills at Walmart on Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, which the store had mistakenly accepted as payment on Oct. 2, as well as two $20 counterfeit bills that had been accepted in payment on Oct. 3.

A caller reported spotting man that seemed to be asleep with two children in his car at 4:47 p.m. in the parking lot near CosmoProf in Taft Corners Shopping Plaza. Police investigated and found the man awake, alert and in no need of medical assistance.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

A three-car collision took place at 2 p.m. on Essex Road in front of Agway, when two vehicles had been stopped at the red light at James Brown Drive, and a third vehicle collided with the rear bumper of the second vehicle, which in turn smashed into the rear of the first vehicle. The accident was “caused by the inattention” of the third driver, police said. Ten second vehicle’s operator was transported to UVM Medical Center with a suspected concussion, police said.

A caller reported the traffic signal at the intersection of Williston Road and Essex Road, or routes 2 and 2A was all flashing at 8:24 p.m. Police responded, and reset the traffic light.

Thursday, Oct. 20

A caller on Williston Road near Oak Hill Road called police at 11 p.m. saying that she was worried about friends that her step-child had over in the backyard. Police agreed to patrol the area.

Friday, Oct. 21

Police were called by a resident on Shirley Circle at 2:17 p.m., who did not want her husband driving her car. Police responded and advised the husband that she did not want him to drive the vehicle. The husband said he would not.

A caller reached police at 4:26 p.m. over concerns there was possible drug dealing at 212 Day Lane, a multi-unit apartment building in The Hamlet development.

A caller said that he was contacted several times by a worker at Walmart, who was in violation of court order by doing so. Police arrested Penny Murray, 52, of Waterbury, at 3:19 p.m. for violating her conditions of release by contacting the person several times by phone.  Police picked her up at Walmart. They noted her court date was set for Oct. 24, and bail issued was $750.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Police spotted two suspicious vehicles at Rossignol Park at 2:09 a.m. An officer, upon investigation, discovered it was individuals engaged in sexual activities. Police asked the people to move on.

A call came in at 4:33 p.m. from Sandri Sunoco when a person was suspected of stealing an ice cream bar from the gas station’s freezer. When police arrived, the alleged thief was gone.

Police were called to the Texas Roadhouse when two vehicles were broken into at 8:45 p.m. at Interstate Corporate Center, police said. Both cars had their passenger’s side windows broken and both also had pocketbooks stolen from within, police said. Police reports noted that this has happened in the past. No witnesses were available and “any evidence has been washed away by rain,” was reported by police. There were no suspects at the time.

Sunday, Oct. 23

A backpack was stolen from a vehicle outside the Marshall’s clothing store. Police said the vehicle had been unlocked. It was reported to police at 10:51 a.m. No suspects were named at the time.

-A man and woman stole $40 worth of clothing from Wal-Mart at 12:33 p.m., according to police reports. While police responded, they reported that after viewing the surveillance video, neither suspect was identifiable, due to poor quality of the video.

Monday, Oct. 24

A woman on Aster Lane called police at 11:32 a.m., suspecting that jewelry had been stolen from her home. As police investigated the complaint the woman’s husband spoke with them and said that the search was no longer necessary.

A thief made off with a laptop, Walmart reported to police on Oct. 24 at 11:48 a.m. Police said when they reviewed the video, it was difficult to identify the suspect.

A.C. Moore called police at 7:52 p.m. saying they had received merchandise that had been stolen when a woman went to return it. Police said the person returning the things did not know they had been stolen. Since no money was lost and the items were returned, the case was closed.

Police pulled over Allarie Sullivan, 27, of Stowe at 10:07 p.m. on I-89 headed southbound near exit 12 for operator concerns, and found, upon conducting a field sobriety test and taking a breath sample, that Sullivan had been driving under the influence. Sullivan was given a citation to appear in court on Nov. 10 for a first offense DUI. But according to a Feb. 27, 2014 issue of the Stowe Reporter, Sullivan was arrested by police Feb. 22, 2014 on the Mountain Road in Stowe for DUI 1. Williston Police said that case had been dropped.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

Police arrested Ian Wallace, 22, at the Sandri Sunoco at 1:43 a.m. for driving under the influence and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He is due in court Nov. 15.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

At Flooring America, a worker reported at 9:15 a.m. that a theft had occurred in the building. Approximately $80 was stolen, police said, and entry appeared to have been made through a rear door. Police said there were no suspects that this time.

A worker called police from Hannaford at 1:15 p.m. saying $55 had been stolen from her wallet, which had been left in the grocery store’s break room, police said. There are no cameras or witnesses, and police closed the case due to lack of evidence.

Police responded to two-vehicle crash with injuries on Essex Road near Hickory Hill Road at 6:18 p.m. One driver had been traveling north on Essex Road, toward the intersection with Mountain View Road, when she did not see that traffic ahead of her had stopped. She collided with a second driver. The first driver was transported by rescue with minor injuries, and the second driver was not injured, police said.

Thursday, Oct. 27

A caller on Porterwood Drive reported at 3:20 p.m. that her brother had passed away on and that the day after his passing, there were banks were calling regarding credit cards that were being opened under her brother’s name. After further investigation, the banks closed the credit cards before any money was taken, police said.

A worker from Shaw’s grocery store called at 3:22 p.m. to report that someone had been purchasing alcohol for a minor. Police investigated, and found out that the caller who reported the incident knew the buyer personally, and had assumed that the person was purchasing the alcohol for a lack of evidence.

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. These notes were compiled using reports from the Williston Police Department, gathered between Oct. 18 and 27.