Sept. 29, 2011
Police are investigating the theft of a monitor (instrument) panel from a John Deere dump truck during the weekend of Sept. 16-18 from Nortrax, a local business in Williston. The panel is valued at more than $5,000, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to call the Williston Police Department at 878-6611 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-427-8477.
Police are investigating a theft from a vehicle parked at Chili’s restaurant on Sept. 20. Items including an iPhone, MacBook, wallet, calculator, backpack and prescription drugs with a total value of $3,200 were taken, according to the report.
On Sept. 27, Vermont State Police and Williston Fire and Rescue responded to a two-car collision on Interstate 89. The travel lane of the Interstate was subsequently closed for approximately 45 minutes while the accident was being investigated, and one of the drivers was transported to Fletcher Allen Health Care. Investigation revealed that a 2011 Dodge Avenger driven by Nicholas Campbell, 20, of Montpelier struck the rear of a 2003 Toyota Echo driven by Lynn McNicol, 60, of Winooski, according to police reports.
The report noted: McNicol lost control of her car and slid off the roadway onto the grassy shoulder and collided with the rock ledge; her vehicle rebounded back onto the Interstate and completely blocked the southbound travel lane; the Dodge Avenger received minor damage to the front bumper; McNicol was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital; her Toyota Echo “was totaled.” Solar glare has been identified as a factor in the accident, but it is still under investigation, according to the report.
MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS
Police who stopped a motor vehicle for having no front license plate on Sept. 21 discovered that the driver had no driver’s license — only a learner’s permit — and had never taken a driver’s education course, according to police reports. The driver also had no insurance or registration and other violations, the report notes. The vehicle was towed from the scene. No other information was released.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Martha Stromme, 51, of Winooski was cited on a charge of driving under the influence on Sept. 22, according to police reports. Her blood alcohol concentration was .115, the report notes. The legal limit for driving in Vermont is .08. She was cited to appear in court on Oct. 13.
DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED LICENSE
• Kara L. Zimmerman, 32, of Ferrisburgh was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Sept. 22, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.
• Trevor LaRock, 44, of Colchester was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on Sept. 22, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.
• Larry Farley, 30, of Milton was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-criminal on Sept. 25, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court on Nov. 7.
DISTURBING THE PEACE
Donna Pike, 52, of Williston was cited on a charge of disturbing the peace via telephone on Sept. 22, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court. No other information was released.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
As the result of a motor vehicle stop, Timothy G. Hatgen, 18, of South Burlington was cited on a charge of possession of marijuana on Sept. 24, according to police reports. Police seized18.5 grams of marijuana from his vehicle, the report notes. No other information was released.
Police received a report on Sept. 24 that a vehicle’s tires were slashed after two men “exited a cab, slashed the tires and then left in a white car that was waiting for them,” according to police reports. Damage was estimated at $150, the report notes. 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.