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Vermont State Police Log: Hiker finds missing snowmobile in woods

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Posted on February 7, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police received a call from an Addison man this past Sunday at around 1:30 p.m. alerting them that he had found a snowmobile while walking in the woods of Chimney Point State Park in Addison. The vehicle, described as a multi-colored red, white and black Polaris 700, matched the description of the snowmobile Patrick Cyr of New Haven reported as stolen on Jan. 5.

The man who called in the report and Senior Trooper Cathy Cappetta were joined by Patrick and Rodney Cyr at Chimney Point State Park. They walked in the woods about three-quarters of a mile and located the Polaris snowmobile. Its serial number matched that in Patrick Cyr’s paperwork.

Cappetta reported that there was no damage to the snowmobile and it had been covered with an Arctic Cat snowmobile cover. It was driven out of the woods and returned to Patrick Cyr.

If anyone has information on this case, or would like to claim their Arctic Cat snowmobile cover, call Trooper Cappetta at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to keyword: VTIPS.

In other recent activity, VSP:

•  On Jan. 30 at 1:47 a.m. responded to a single-vehicle crash on Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury. Crystal Grant, 28, of Leicester told police she lost control of her 2001 Nissan Frontier and it struck a tree. Police said the icy road conditions appeared to be a factor in the crash.

•  Were called to North Street in New Haven on Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. for a report of an ongoing domestic disturbance. Police cited Michael Gardner, 42, of New Haven, for domestic assault and transported him to the New Haven state police barracks for processing. He was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $1,000 bail.

•  On Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. responded to a one-car accident on Shaker Hill Road in Starksboro. Police said Trenton Gay, 20, of Starksboro was driving a tan Subaru Forester westbound, lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the south side of the roadway and struck a culvert. Gay left the scene and was not present when troopers arrived. Police found him using a K-9 to track him, and cited Gay for driving under the influence and negligent driving.

•  On Jan. 31 at 10:19 a.m. received a report from a Shoreham man that he had left his residence to take his child to school, and upon returning home he discovered someone had stolen his 1998 Green Yamaha 350cc 4x4 ATV. It is believed the vehicle was pushed from its location on the property before being loaded into a vehicle as the key is still in the owner’s possession.  Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.

•  On Jan. 31 exercised a search warrant at a residence on Buttolph Road in Shoreham and recovered property allegedly stolen from Champlain Farms in Middlebury. Police transported back to the New Haven barracks and cited Sidney Messick, 35, and Toni Bachand, 24, both of Shoreham, for possession of stolen property. They are due to answer the charges in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on April 8.

•  On Feb. 1 at 2:03 a.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Skylar J. Silloway, 21, of Middlebury on Seminary Street Extension after observing a violation. Police cited Silloway for driving under the influence of alcohol.

•  On Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 17 in Starksboro, where police report that Jessica M. Hall, 35, of Starksboro was driving a 2006 Honda Element westbound when she lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the south side of the roadway and collided with a rock ledge. There were no injuries as a result of the collision, however the Bristol Rescue Squad took Hall to Porter Hospital for precautionary reasons. Police cited Hall for driving under the influence.

•  On Feb. 2 at 1:21 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Jeffrey Faber, 54, of Rutland on Route 7 in Salisbury for allegedly traveling at 32 mph over the posted speed limit. Police cited Faber for driving under the influence, speeding, and careless and negligent driving.

•  On Feb. 2 received a report of a burglary at a home on Mountain Road in Addison during daytime hours. The victim was initially unaware of what had been stolen from the residence. Police reminded residents that there have been numerous burglaries in the area and encouraged residents to be vigilant.

•  On Feb. 2 at approximately 3 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of South Lincoln and Ripton roads in Lincoln. Police said their investigation suggests that a 16-year-old Bristol driver failed to yield due to icy road conditions and collided with a second vehicle. Both vehicles were driven from the scene with minor damage. No injuries were reported.

•  On Feb. 2 were called to investigate the theft of four iPhones allegedly stolen off the front porch of a Lake Street home in Addison after being delivered to the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police New Haven Trooper Andrew Leise at 1-802-388-4919.

•  On Feb. 3 at 12:55 a.m. responded to a one-car crash on Morse Road in Cornwall. Police said Kevin Jackson, 21, of Middlebury was traveling northbound on Route 30 when he reportedly dozed off. When he came to, he was going off the east side of Route 30 at the intersection with Morse Road. The Chevy Cruze Jackson was driving went onto Morse Road and collided with a utility pole and some small trees, totaling the vehicle. Jackson was uninjured.

•  On Feb. 3 at 1:19 a.m. responded to a one-car crash on Downingsville Road in Lincoln. Police said Raechel C. Schuldenrein, 21, was driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla northbound, lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the east side of the roadway and hit a tree. Schuldenrein sustained minor injuries and police judged the car a total loss. Police said that speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the collision; a blood test was obtained and results from the Vermont Forensic Laboratory are pending. The collision is still under investigation. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Lincoln Fire Department and Bristol Rescue Squad.

•  On Feb. 4 at 8:41 p.m. responded to Boro Hill Road in Monkton for a report of a vehicle that had gone off the road. Upon arrival, the trooper met with the driver, identified as Aaron Dehm, 38, of Bristol. The trooper said that Dehm showed multiple signs of intoxication. He cited Dehm for driving under the influence.

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