Vermont State Police Log: Bristol man cited for violating orders

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police in the past week cited a Bristol man for violating an abuse prevention order twice for two separate incidents. 

First, on Oct. 13 troopers received a complaint regarding a violation of an abuse prevention order. They looked into the report and ended up citing Kaleb Gorton, 28, of Bristol for violating an abuse prevention order of Oct. 12. Police didn’t formally deliver the citation until they located Gorton on Oct. 17. 

The next day, Oct. 18, at 6:23 p.m. state police were dispatched to a welfare check in Bristol. Troopers investigated again and determined that Gorton had again violated an abuse prevention order, as well as violated court ordered conditions of release. They cited Gorton for those two offenses, as well as for driving with a criminally suspended license.

Police took Gorton to the New Haven barracks, issued citations and released him.

Troopers were assisted by Bristol police.

In other recent activity, state police:

•  On Oct. 10 at 5:40 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Robert Ritchey, 29, of Middlebury on Route 30 in Middlebury and cited him for driving with a criminally suspended license.

•  On Oct. 14 received a report that Michael Graziadei, 51, of Lincoln had violated an abuse prevention order on Oct. 12. After investigating, police cited Graziadei for violation of an abuse prevention order.

•  On Oct. 14 at a little before 10:30 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Greenbush Road near Stage Road in Ferrisburgh after seeing a motor vehicle violation. Police cited Peter Leclair, 55, of Charlotte with driving under the influence, fourth offense, and driving with a criminally suspended license. Leclair was released to the Grace House detox center in Rutland.

•  On Oct. 15 at approximately 12:19 p.m. stopped vehicle on Court Street in Middlebury, took into custody Jamie Trinci, 35, of Bristol because of an active arrest warrant, issued Trinci a ticket for driving with a civilly suspended license and released her with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court.

•  On Oct. 17 at approximately 5:18 a.m. responded to a reported two-car head-on collision on Route 30 near Parkhill Road in Cornwall. Police said their preliminary investigation indicated that an unnamed juvenile was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla southbound on Route 30 at an unknown speed when the Corolla traveled left of center into the opposing lane of travel. At the same time, Patrick Burke, 21, of Fair Haven was driving a 2010 Nissan Altima northbound on Route 30 at approximately 50 mph. Police report that Burke recognized the hazard of an approaching vehicle and attempted to avoid a collision, but was unable to do so. 

Burke’s Altima came to rest just off the southbound shoulder of roadway. The juvenile’s Corolla came to rest east of the roadway. Driver fatigue appears to be a contributing factor in this crash, police report. Police declined to identify the juvenile’s name, age or town of residence. 

Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services took both drivers to Porter Medical Center, where the juvenile was treated for a broken right hip and knee, and Burke was treated for minor injuries.

Members of the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department assisted police on the scene. 

Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to contact the state police at 388-4919.

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