Police Notes

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. These notes were compiled using reports from the Williston Police Department, gathered between Oct. 3 and Oct. 17.

An employee at Flooring America on Marshall Avenue called police on Monday, Oct. 3 at 4:21 p.m. to report that the store had been burglarized. The caller said there had been a break-in and $492.06 had been stolen from her office. The police had no suspects at the time of the report’s filing.

A truck was stolen from Flooring America on Marshall Avenue, according to police reports and was reported on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10:08 a.m. Police said the Sheriff’s department located the missing truck in Fairfax, but no suspects had been identified at the time of the report.

Police arrested Christopher Holwager, 26, at a local business in Maple Tree Place Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:40 p.m. after the business called to report two suspicious people inside the facility. After making contact, police found Holwager was in violation of his court conditions, which included staying away from the person he’d entered the business with. Later that night at 7:34 p.m., the suspect was in the process of being transferred to a correctional facility from Williston Police due to an inability to pay $2,000 bail, when Holwager, who lives in Waltham, asked to use the phone, which officers allowed him to do. While on the phone, an officer reviewed Holwager’s conditions and when asked, Holwager confirmed he was indeed speaking to that individual. At this time, Holwager committed a violation of conditions of release. An additional $3,000 was added to his bail and he was lodged at Chittenden Regional Correctional Faciltiy. According to Vermont State Police, Holwager was arrested on June 9 on domestic assault charges and again was arrested on Aug. 21 for DUI, with a blood alcohol reading of .162 percent. He had already had multiple counts of violation of conditions against him.

A babysitter called police at 9:24 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 from Slate Barn Drive when she was concerned about hearing someone knocking on the home’s doors and windows. Police checked the area and the babysitter found out it was a friend that had been pulling a prank. The parents of the children arrived to take care of the issue.

Two vehicles crashed into each other at Taft Corners on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2:22 p.m. The first vehicle had failed to yield to the right of way of traffic. Two women were found to have minor injuries and were transported to UVM Medical Center for evaluation.