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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers investigate motorcycle crash

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Posted on June 27, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Sunday afternoon Vermont State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 17 in Addison. Police said Newton C. Pereira, 56, of Brookeville, Md., was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide eastbound on Route 17 in Addison at a little after 4 p.m. when he attempted to negotiate a sharp left curve in heavy rain and lost control of the bike. The motorcycle and its rider slid approximately 200 feet before coming to rest.

Pereira suffered contusions and lacerations, and was taken to Porter Hospital by the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad. He was wearing a helmet, and police said impairment was not a contributing factor to the crash. The motorcycle sustained moderate damage.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Addison Fire Department.

In other recent activity, Vermont State Police troopers:

•On June 18 began investigating a burglary at a residence on Murray Road in Whiting. Two chainsaws worth a total of $590 were stolen and approximately $400 in vandalism was done to the residence and barn during the burglary. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Andrew Leise at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

•On June 18 at 8 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Charles Pumilia, 31, of New Orleans on Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury for allegedly traveling at 72 mph in a 25 mph zone. Police cited Pumilia for speeding and for careless and negligent driving.

•On June 19 at 8:41 a.m. responded to a one-car collision on Elder Hill Road in Lincoln. Police said the 16-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and slid into a ditch. The car sustained moderate front-end damage; the driver was transported to Porter Hospital with unknown injuries. No criminal action is pending.

•On June 19 after 3 p.m. began investigating the report of a runaway 16-year-old girl from Starksboro (this was not the same person as the 16-year-old involved in the crash in Lincoln earlier in the day). Police reported that she turned up later that night and is back at home.

•On June 20 at 1:45 p.m. checked out a report of the theft of a pressure washer from a residence on Route 74 in Cornwall. The victim reported that the theft occurred sometime within the past two weeks. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.

•On June 20 at 10:22 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle collision on Stevens Orchard in Orwell. Both cars — a 2011 Honda Pilot driven by 36-year-old Dawn Laprise-Hurlburt of Orwell and a 2005 Subaru driven by 42-year-old Scott Greene of Orwell — were reported totaled. No injuries were reported. Police cited Laprise-Hurlburt for driving under the influence.

•On June 22 at 7:44 p.m. responded to an Orwell residence for a vehicle that travelled off the roadway causing property damage. The vehicle left the scene prior to VSP’s arrival, but troopers later located the vehicle and the driver, identified as Brian Toomey, 35, of Orwell. Police cited Toomey for DUI, second offense; leaving the scene of an accident and careless and negligent driving.

•On June 23 at 2:59 p.m. responded to a crash on Route 7 in Pittsford. Police said Lucas Manchester, 33, of Forest Dale was driving a 2000 Chevy S10 northbound on Route 7 in Pittsford when his truck crashed into the guardrail on the east side of the roadway, crossed the center yellow line and went off the road on the west side of Route 7. A witness told police that Manchester’s vehicle was traveling at a “high rate of speed.” Manchester sustained minor cuts on the top of his head and was taken to the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Police cited him for careless and negligent driving.

•On June 24 at approximately 7:05 a.m. responded to a one-car rollover crash with no injuries on River Road in Killington. Upon arrival troopers observed a gray 2013 Kia Forte on its roof off the roadway in the stream. The car was a total loss. Police said the driver, identified as 42-year-old Bristol resident James Corkins, was driving too fast for roadway conditions as he came around a curve and crossed the centerline and crashed into the guardrail.

•On June 24 were called to investigate the burglary the previous night of a Briggs Hill Road home in Bristol, from which numerous items were stolen, including guitars and electronics.

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