Police Briefs

Trinity teacher charged with injuring student

A teacher at Trinity Baptist School in Williston was arraigned on a charge of simple assault Tuesday after an investigation into a January incident in which she allegedly grabbed a second-grade student by the arm, leaving a visible injury.

Williston Police and the Vermont Department of Children and Families investigated the incident after receiving a Jan. 31 report. The case was reviewed by the Chittenden County State’s Attorney.

The teacher was named in a press release from Williston Police as Marleta Eason, 57, of Richmond.

Trinity Baptist School teaches about 70 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in a school building behind Trinity Baptist Church.

“We are deeply grieved over the recent allegation that one of our teachers injured a student,” a statement from the school released this week says. “Any allegation of harm to a student is serious and warrants our full attention and cooperation. The extent of the injury to the student was a scratch/minor cut on the wrist, which required no medical treatment.”

Driver in Shelburne crash sought

Shelburne Police are attempting to identify the driver involved in a crash with a pedestrian last Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m. in front of the Shelburne Country Store.

According to police, two girls were crossing Falls Road near the store when one of them was struck by a car traveling south. The girl reportedly fell, and the driver stopped to check on her. He did not identify himself and may not have realized she was injured, police said.

The driver is described as having a smaller build, at least 50 years of age, with white or gray hair. Police believe he was driving a silver or white convertible with a black top, possibly a BMW.

The pedestrian, a 12-year-old resident of Shelburne, was treated by Shelburne Rescue and released to her mother.

Anyone with any information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Shelburne Police Department at 985-8051.

Police looking for Walmart thief

The Williston Police are attempting to identify a woman who allegedly used a lost credit card to make purchases at Walmart in Williston on Feb. 27. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police department at 878-6611.