Williston Police are investigating the theft of a purse from Hannaford in Williston on May 23—from a 92-year-old woman who was shopping—subsequently cited Nicholas Bartlett, 32, of Johnson and Emily Bagley, 35, of Hardwick on charges of felony theft, according to police. Bartlett and Bagley were arraigned on May 30. No further details were available as of press time.
Driving with suspended license
Samuel F. Wolcott Jr., 40, of St. Albans was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on May 14, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court.
Glenn K. Blanchard, 62, of Milton was cited on a charge of aggravated assault on May 16 after a “road rage incident,” according to police reports. A caller told police that after he accidently cut off a vehicle when trying to use exit 12, the suspect, later identified as Blanchard by police, jumped out of his vehicle and began “choking” the caller after he came to a stop at the traffic light, according to a police affidavit. Blanchard “fled in his vehicle” after the altercation, according to the affidavit. Police noted that the caller’s neck was “extremely red” and that he had “two raised scratches” consistent with marks left from fingernails, the affidavit noted. Blanchard was cited to appear in court on July 2.
On May 18, a Terry Lane resident reported that his truck had been “egged” the previous night while parked in his driveway. The case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611.
Inhumane treatment of animals
A violation ticket for inhumane treatment of animals was issued to an unnamed person on May 18 after police investigated a report of a dog locked in a vehicle with the windows rolled up at Wal-Mart, according to police reports. Police remind residents to leave their animals at home this summer, as it is not safe to leave them unattended in vehicles during the warm weather months.
Phone lines down
An equipment glitch over Memorial Day weekend left phone lines answered by the Vermont State Police in Williston down for three days. The 911 system was unaffected.
Officer James Cronan said the phones were down from Sunday morning to Tuesday night. Officers had to wait for a replacement part, which took longer than normal due to the holiday, he said. The station had several cell phones on hand so that other stations could reach officers at the Williston barracks. The main phone lines have been restored.
Charles Lyman III, 21, of Essex Junction was cited on a charge of possession of 10 grams of marijuana on May 19, according to police reports. He was cited to appear in court on July 2.
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.