ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a motor vehicle driven by Jean Gaboriau, 45, of Rutland on Oct. 17 at around 2:48 p.m. on Route 7 at Campground Road in New Haven. Troopers said they found that Gaboriau was in possession of a stolen license plate.
Troopers further identified Gaboriau as having used the stolen license plate to drive away from multiple gas stations in Addison County without paying for the gas; they said this totaled in excess of $130.
Police issued Gaboriau numerous traffic tickets for driving without insurance, driving while under suspension and other offenses.
If service station attendants recall additional incidents of a Jeep Cherokee being involved in a gas drive-off, and have video of the incident, they are encouraged to contact Trooper Dempsey or Trooper Busby of the VSP’s New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, troopers:
• On Oct. 15 at approximately 4 p.m. responded to a report of a burglary in Whiting. Investigation revealed entry was gained through the back window of the residence. Several pieces of jewelry and electronics were stolen. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the VSP at 802-388-4919 or submit an anonymous tip at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” to keyword “VTIPS.”
• Began investigating two burglaries in Orwell. First, a home was entered between Oct. 12 and 15 and assorted jewelry was reported stolen. Then, on Oct 17 at 5:38 p.m., VSP received a report of the burglary of a Route 22A home. Items reported stolen include sterling silverware and jewelry. Police found no signs of forced entry. It is estimated the burglary occurred between 8 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. that day. Anyone with information in either case is asked to contact VSP at 388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
• On Oct. 18 at 10:54 p.m. stopped a car on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh for speeding and cited the driver, Jennifer Poulos, 26, of Ferrisburgh, for possession of marijuana.
• On Oct. 19 at 5:05 a.m. responded to a one-vehicle accident on Ridge Road in Cornwall. The driver, 18-year-old Tyler Dunton of Middlebury, told police that he was westbound and unfamiliar with the road and did not know he was approaching a 90 degree corner. His 2002 Ford F-350 went off the road and collided with a tree. The driver was wearing a seat belt, was not injured and did not have any passengers. The Cornwall Fire Department responded to the scene and provided traffic control and scene security.
• On a rainy Oct. 19 at 8:24 a.m. responded to a two-car accident on Burpee Road at Plant Road in Bristol. Police said Stephanie R. Murray, 43, of Monkton was driving a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder southbound on Burpee Road when a Green 1998 Subaru Legacy driven by John A. Cunningham, 38, of Bristol attempted to cross Burpee from Plank Road and pulled directly in front of the Nissan, at which point the Nissan struck the passenger side of the Subaru. The Subaru was driven from the scene, the Nissan was towed. Murray sustained a low back strain, and she was screened by the Bristol Rescue Squad at the scene and released. Neither speed nor impairment were considered factors to this collision. Police will mail Cunningham a ticket for failing to yield, which carries a fine of $156 and four points.
• On Oct. 19 at approximately 9 p.m. responded to a one-car accident on Route 17 in Addison. Police said that Li Xu, 25, of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., was traveling east on Route 17 when she lost control of her vehicle from an apparent blown right rear tire. Xu’s 2009 Toyota Sienna started to skid causing the back of the vehicle to rotate counterclockwise. The vehicle then began to travel in a northerly direction across the westbound lane before colliding with the guardrail system. One section of the guardrail and the front bumper of the vehicle sustained minor damage as a result of the crash. Xu was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured.
• On Oct. 20 at a little after noon were informed of the theft of two goose decoys from a yard in New Haven. The goose decoys, which were not secured, were described as black and white and made of plastic. One of the goose decoys is a new Flambeau brand decoy, the other is used and has no name brand. The estimated value of both decoys is $50. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police New Haven Trooper Andrew Leise at 1-802-388-4919.
• On Oct. 20 at 5:42 p.m. cited Timothy Morse, 21, of Milton for driving under the influence of alcohol on Route 116 in Starksboro.
• On Oct. 20 at 7:18 p.m. cited Walter I. Champney, 25, of Barre for driving with a criminally suspended license on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.
• On Oct. 20 at 10:45 p.m. stopped Matthew Moyer, 25, of Lincoln while driving on Plank Road in New Haven and cited him for possession of marijuana.
• On Oct. 21 at 4:26 p.m. received a report that someone had driven away from the North Ferrisburgh Short Stop on Route 7 without paying for $49.69 in gas.
• On Oct. 22 began investigating vandalism to a motor vehicle in the parking area on Mountain Road in Addison. Police said a window of an Ontario woman’s car was smashed between noon and 3 p.m. that day. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. Anyone with information on this vandalism or who may have seen suspicious behavior in this area during this time frame is asked to call the state police.
• On Oct. 23 at approximately 6:38 p.m. responded with Bristol Police to a two-vehicle collision at Daniel’s Four Corners (the intersection of Route 17 and Burpee Road) in Bristol. Police last week were still investigating the accident, but they said no alcohol or drug use was suspected. The two vehicles involved were a Volvo Sedan S70 driven by Samantha Dragon, 30, of Middlebury and a Ford F150 pickup driven by 67-year-old Andre Liotard. Dragon and James Wissell, 30, of Middlebury both reported non-incapacitating injuries. The pickup sustained front bumper damage, and the Volvo sustained damage on the passenger side.
• On Oct. 24 at 10:56 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Dominick Popp, 18, of Leicester on Route 7 in Salisbury for allegedly driving in excess of 30 mph over the posted 50 mph speed limit. Police cited Popp for speeding.