November 22, 2014

Police Notes

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Drug possession

Sandra R. Mason, 57, of Williston was charged with burglary and two counts of possession of regulated drugs on Aug. 16 after she allegedly entered a residence at Eagle Crest Senior Living, where she is also a resident, and stole prescription Oxycodone pills, according to police reports. Mason also entered the apartment of another resident “on a pretext” and stole Hydrocodone, according to the report. She was cited to appear in court on Oct. 4.

Disorderly conduct

Scott D. Perkins Jr., 24, of Northfield was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 11 after an incident at Best Buy in which Perkins allegedly became “very irate and upset” regarding his laptop computer, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

Fender bender

The Williston Fire Department called police on Aug. 12 to report a fire department pickup truck had “backed into another vehicle,” according to police reports. No other information was released.

Theft

A Tamarack Drive resident reported to police on Aug. 13 that someone stole a laptop computer from the resident’s vehicle some time the previous night, according to police reports. No other information was available at press time. The investigation is ongoing.

Possession of stolen property

On July 8, police received a report that a storage unit had been broken into and approximately $2,000 worth of personal property had been stolen, according to police reports. On Aug. 13, Jason Martin, 34, of Winooski was arrested in connection with the theft, and later released on a citation to appear in court on Oct. 4 to answer to the charge of felony possession of stolen property, according to the report. Several of the stolen items were recovered from Martin’s home, the report notes.

False pretenses

On Aug.10, police arrested Adam Champagne, 28, of South Burlington and charged him with three counts of false pretenses, according to police reports. Champagne allegedly stole his mother’s Home Depot credit card and used it to purchase more than $4,000 worth of copper. Champagne was cited to appear in court on Aug. 17.

Home improvement fraud

On Aug. 12, police arrested Clifton H. Bevins III, 47, of Milton on a charge of home improvement fraud, according to police reports. Bevins is doing business as Around the Clock Property Maintenance, according to police. Bevins defrauded a Williston resident of several thousand dollars after failing to complete a job at a condominium unit, according to the report. He was cited to appear in court on Aug. 17.

Multiple charges

After a motor vehicle stop on Aug. 15, the driver, Marcus Watkins, 25, of Hinesburg, fled on foot, according to police reports. Officers chased Watkins and he was apprehended a short time later after resisting arrest, according to the report. During the arrest, police recovered a “large quantity of pills” from “near his person,” according the report. He was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Center on $5,000 bail on charges of possession of narcotics greater than 100 doses, resisting arrest, impeding a police officer, violation of conditions of release and driving while license suspended-criminal, according to the report.

Stolen vehicle

Police are investigating the burglary of several storage facilities at Chase Moving & Storage in Williston. The storage units were recently broken into and numerous items were stolen. During the investigation of these burglaries, it was also discovered a truck was stolen from the business next door, Munson Earth Moving. Police say the suspects crashed through a locked closed gate with the stolen truck.

The stolen truck is a 1994 red Chevrolet pickup truck, with Munson Earth Moving lettering on it and the number “10.” The truck also has a plow frame on the front and a diesel pump in the bed of the truck. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611 or Crime Stoppers at 864-6666.

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