October 23, 2014

Police Notes

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Identity Theft

After a lengthy investigation by Williston Police, Elijah J. Green, 31 of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with seven counts of identity theft, seven counts of false pretenses and one count of false reports to law enforcement authorities.

According to police reports: Green was confronted in Wal-Mart on Dec. 2, 2011 -— after using several credit cards that were declined, he attempted to purchase an Apple 64g IPad for $887.03. He gave a Williston Police detective a fake Rhode Island driver’s license, and when he was escorted out of Wal-Mart, he fled on foot and police were unable to locate him again that day.

A vehicle Green was operating was seized and a search warrant was executed. In the vehicle, police found seven credit cards with seven different account numbers, as well as an Apple 64g IPad.

A police investigation revealed the credit cards were all fraudulent, and that Green was on probation and living in Brooklyn, according to the report. He was brought back to Vermont on Feb. 15 on a warrant for violation of parole, and was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court on April 2.

Drug possession

A juvenile female was cited on a charge of possession of a regulated drug on March 12, according to police reports. She was taken to Woodside Juvenile Detention Center. No other information was released.

Jonathan W. Miller-Hale, 25, of Winooski was cited on a charge of marijuana possession on Feb. 15, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.

Theft

  •   A Christmas Tree Shops employee reported to police on March 12 that his vehicle had been “broken into” while he was at work and an I-Pod and radio were taken, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.
  •   Karen J. Wark, 53, of Burlington was cited on a charge of theft from Best Buy on March 14, according to police reports. Almost $900 in merchandise was taken, the report notes. She was cited to appear in court.
  •   Christopher D. Sanders, 26, of Williston was cited on a charge of retail theft from Best Buy on Feb. 22 after stealing almost $300 worth of merchandise, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court on April 2.
  •   Stephen Reilly, 23, of Williston was cited on a charge of petit larceny for stealing $289 worth of merchandise from an undisclosed business, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.
  •   George J. Rodriguez, 34, of Shelburne and Ryan M. Rodriguez, 29, of Shelburne were cited on charges of multiple counts of false pretenses at Home Depot on Jan. 31, according to police reports. They were cited to appear in court.
  •   On Feb. 12, police cited Eric S. Johnson, 37, of St. George on a charge of multiple counts of false pretenses for attempting to return stolen merchandise worth more than $3,500 to Home Depot, according to police reports. No other information was released.

Vandalism

A Burlington resident reported to police on March 14 that someone had cut the lock on his storage unit at Chase Moving and Storage and replaced it with a different lock, according to police reports. He said someone had “riffled” through his belongings and he has to check his inventory list to see if anything is missing, the report notes. No other information was released.

Driving with a suspended license

  •   Timothy D. Crews, 51, of Burlington was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on March 15, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.
  •   Mark Saplan, 24, of St. Albans was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on March 17, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court on May 7.
  •   Rebecca S. Domski, 39, of Starksboro was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-criminal on Feb. 20, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court.
  •   Timothy Lamotte, 42, of Williston was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license-criminal on March 18 after State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in South Burlington, according to police reports. He left the scene of the accident, but was later located and admitted to driving, according to the report. He has five prior convictions for driving with a criminally suspended license, the report notes. He was also issued tickets for driving too closely to another vehicle and for driving without insurance, according to the report. He was cited to appear in court on June 25.

Driving under the influence

Jeffrey A. White, 29, of Cambridge was cited on a charge of driving under the influence on March 18 and taken to Act 1 detoxification center, according to police reports. White’s blood alcohol concentration was .117, the report notes. The legal limit for driving in Vermont is .08. He was cited to appear in court on April 5.

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.

 

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