Vermont State Police Incident Log for Aug. 1 through Aug. 29

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VSP logo incident reportEditor’s Note: The Vermont State Police incident report is a sampling of incidents directly from the Vermont State Police. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested.

Monday, Aug. 1, Rockingham – State Police received a report of a forced entry into a garage on Rockingham Road. Two chainsaws valued at $1,100 each and 15 aluminum truck wheels worth $325 each were stolen.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, Londonderry – At about 10:27 a.m. a driver stopped at Wayne’s Auto on Main Street in Londonderry.  After parking for a short time, the driver drove into a parked car then drove behind Wayne’s to turn around. Workers tried to keep him from leaving, but he got back onto VT11.  Witnesses said he appeared to be drunk. A witness followed the car until it stopped in the parking lot of the Bromley Market in Peru.  The driver got out of his car, urinated in the parking lot, fell down – hitting his head – then tried to get back into his car.  A witness kept him getting into his vehicle until Winhall Police and State Police arrived.  He was arrested and cited for DUI and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.

Thursday, Aug. 4, Londonderry – State Police received a report of two men taking bottles from the West River Montessori School Bottle Drive donation bin. One man was recognized and, when questioned by a trooper, admitted to taking the bottles. The other subject was then identified and both were issued citations for Petit Larceny. The men got $50.20 from the redemption center for the returns.

Friday, Aug. 5, Saxtons River – A complainant on School Street told State Police that someone had broken the windows of his car. Troopers found that a 33-year-old Bellows Falls man was responsible for the damage and cited him for unlawful mischief.

Sunday, Aug. 7, Cavendish – A kayak valued at $600 was stolen from a residence on Ranney Hill Road. The kayak had been stored in an unlocked area and police were called when the owner noticed it was missing.

Monday, Aug. 8, Andover – Vermont State Police responded to a one vehicle rollover on RT 11 in Andover. Justin Carpenter was driving east in a 2003 GMC box truck. He was attempting to use the GPS on his cellphone and veered off the right side of the roadway. The truck traveled onto the grass then rolled onto its side after hitting a steep embankment. The truck landed on the driver side of the vehicle and completely blocked both lanes of RT 11. Even though the truck was empty, the roadway was closed for two hours until it could be towed away. Carpenter had bumps and bruises but did not seek medical attention. He was issued a ticket for using an electronic device while operating a vehicle.

Friday, Aug. 12, Rockingham – Police charged a woman with vandalism for slashing a car’s tires on Rockingham Road in Rockingham. The damage was estimated at $180.

Thursday, Aug. 18, Windham – Several items were taken from a barn on Chase Road in Windham and a surveillance camera caught a picture of a man at the residence. Police issued the photo to identify the man but then learned that he was with the electric company and was at the house on business. The case is still under investigation.

Thursday, Aug. 18, Rockingham – Vermont State Police responded to a one-vehicle rollover on Austin Road in Rockingham. Charles Dumont had been operating a flatbed/boom truck and was delivering cement landscaping blocks to a residence. While attempting to maneuver the truck into a driveway, the brake system lost air and Dumont could not get the truck into gear. The truck rolled down the steep hill and rolled onto its side. Dumont received minor lacerations to the arm and was transported to Springfield Hospital for evaluation.

Saturday, Aug. 20, Windham – A resident off Popple Dungeon Road reported that someone had driven past the house and had turned around in the driveway. The car was recorded on a trail camera.

Monday, Aug. 29, Weston – A resident of Old County Road reported that someone had entered the home and stolen a number of pieces of jewelry valued at nearly $15,000.  This is an open case that is still under investigation.

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  1. Hey Wayne,
    Everything that gets called in gets logged whether a trooper goes out to the scene or just makes a phone call. We assemble a”sampling” of calls and sometimes we pick a silly one.

  2. Wayne says:

    I’m not sure I quite understand. The police are using resources because someone used their driveway to turn around? Why is that worth not only going through a trail-cam to find, but calling the cops for?

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