Feb. 19, 2009
Someone attempted to break into Windshield World on Adams Drive through a back door on Feb. 10, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.
Power line fire
Police on patrol on Oak Hill Road on Feb. 11 noticed a “light coming from within the woodline” and, after further investigation, found a tree had fallen on a power line and started a fire, according to police reports. Police contacted the fire department and electric company.
• On Feb. 12, an Old Creamery Road resident reported the theft of four checks, according to police reports. No other details were released. The investigation is ongoing.
• A wallet was reported stolen on Feb. 12 at Hannaford on Marshall Avenue, according to police reports. The investigation is ongoing.
• Nancy L. Williams, 64, of Albany, Vt. was cited for retail theft at Wal-Mart on Feb. 14, according to police reports. No information was released regarding the nature of the theft.
• On Feb. 16, wire was reported stolen from CSE Inc. on Omega Drive, according to police reports. The case is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Williston Police at 878-6611.
Driving under the influence
While on patrol on Feb. 12, police stopped Gerald Harendza of Hallstead, Pa. on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police reports. He refused a blood alcohol test and was held at Chittenden County Correctional Center on $750 bail, according to the report.
Police received a report on Feb. 13 regarding a man at Taft Corners Mobil yelling anti-Semitic and “other racial slurs,” according to police reports. Police located the man down the road from the gas station and spoke to him about the “consequences of such behavior,” according to the report. The man “moved on without incident,” the report notes.
A rest area attendant called police on Feb. 14 to report a man who appeared to be sleeping in a vehicle in the parking lot, according to police reports. The attendant told police a propane tank and flames from a “cup like device” were visible through the window,” according to the report. The attendant suspected the man was trying to heat the vehicle, the report notes. Upon arrival, the “heater” was shut off and police contacted the fire department to test for carbon monoxide poisoning. The man refused to go the hospital, according to the report.
Update on Maple Tree Place assault
Since Feb. 5, the Williston Police Department has been investigating an assault and robbery that occurred at Maple Tree Place. The incident did not take place in front of Three Tomatoes Restaurant, as was previously reported. The incident allegedly occurred in a parking area behind the restaurant.
On Feb. 12, police made three arrests in connection with the incident. Daniel Grimason, 18, of Shelburne, Nicholas Dubuc, 18, of Charlotte and James Costello, 20, of Shelburne were arrested and charged with assault and robbery.
Reports indicate the perpetrators may have known the victim. The case remains under investigation and more arrests are possible.