Nov. 26, 2008
• A juvenile stole books from Williston Central School on Nov. 17, according to police reports. The youth’s case was referred to the Williston Reparative Board.
• Zachary Shomer, 25, and Maria Jesuele, 30, both of Vergennes, were charged with retail theft from Wal-Mart on Nov. 18, according to police reports. Information about the value and type of merchandise allegedly stolen was not released.
• An ATV was stolen from a residence on Fay Lane on Nov. 21, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.
Darnell Stewart, 22, of Williston was charged with second-degree aggravated assault on Nov. 17, according to police reports. Stewart allegedly assaulted his girlfriend’s mother after the woman tried to stop him from taking an X-Box 360 gaming system as he was “in the process of packing his belongings” at the home he had shared with his girlfriend and her mother for more than three years, according to a police affidavit. Stewart, who has two previous convictions for domestic assault from February 2008, fled the scene after the altercation, according to the affidavit.
Police were unable to locate him, but Stewart subsequently called his probation officer, who advised him to “turn himself in,” according to Williston Police Sgt. Scott Graham. The probation officer met Stewart at the Vermont District courthouse, where he was arraigned on a charge of violation of probation in addition to the assault charge, according to Graham.
Stewart is being held for lack of $5,000 bail, Graham said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 29.
Driving with a suspended license
Tawnja Suchoski, 32, of Burlington was charged with driving with a suspended license following a motor vehicle stop on Nov. 20, according to police reports. No information was available as to the nature of the suspension.