ADDISON COUNTY — On Friday, Feb. 3, at around 9:30 p.m. Vermont State Police received a 911 call from a man who claimed to be a resident of Hancock. The man gave his name, said he was going to kill his mother and hung up.
Troopers responded to the last known address of the alleged caller in Hancock and through investigation determined that the person who called 911 was not the person the caller claimed to be.
Police said they identified the real caller as Eric Laporte, a 48-year-old whose residential situation they described as “transient.” They located Laporte, arrested him, cited him for disorderly conduct by phone, making a false alarm to a public safety agency, and making false reports to law enforcement authorities. He was jailed with bail set at $500.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
• Jan. 26 at 6:46 p.m. responded to a one-vehicle collision on Route 30 at the intersection of Swamp Road. Police said investigation revealed that the vehicle, driven by Randall M. Quesnel Jr., 29, of Ferrisburgh, was traveling westbound on Swamp Road when it failed to stop, crossed through the intersection and made direct contact with a telephone pole.
The vehicle sustained severe contact damage to the driver’s side.
Police cited Quesnel for negligent driving, possession of marijuana and carrying a loaded long gun.
• On Jan. 30 were called to investigate a burglary at the Brandon Scrap yard located on Route 7 in Leicester. Several items were stolen from the business after the back door was pried open, police said. Troopers are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the VSP New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.
• On Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. received a report that an employee of the New Haven Maplefields Mobil was allegedly stealing lottery tickets. Through investigation police determined that Rosemarie Souza, 43, of Bristol stole four to five scratch off lottery tickets worth $10 each. VSP cited Souza to appear in Addison District Court on March 5 to answer to the charges of petit larceny.
• On Feb. 2 at approximately 10:52 p.m. clocked a 2005 Saturn traveling at 101 mph in a 65 mph zone in the northbound lane of Interstate 89 just south of Exit 12 in Williston. Senior Trooper Michelle LeBlanc stopped the car, identified the driver as Noah Schlein, 19, of New Haven and cited Schlein for negligent driving, speeding and possession of marijuana.
• On Feb. 4 at 10:32 a.m. responded to a two-car accident on Route 7 in Pittsford. VSP said Michelle Racette, 28, of Pittsford was driving an unsafe distance behind a 2012 Chevy Equinox driven by Robert Mullin, 47, of North Ferrisburgh, and when Mullin’s vehicle stopped Racette could not stop her 2001 Dodge car and rear-ended the Equinox. No one was injured and the Equinox was driven from the scene of the accident.
• On Feb. 4 at approximately 11:30 a.m. received a report from a Bristol woman that she had pulled over her car on the side of Plank Road in New Haven to change her infant’s diaper when two males pulled up in a black, two-door car with a loud exhaust and demanded the contents of her purse. She told police that when she refused to hand over the contents of her purse then one of the men struck her in the face and threatened to strike her child as well. The victim emptied her purse and the perpetrators made off with cash, and several other items, police said. Anyone with leads or information is asked to contact VSP New Haven at 802-388-4919.