ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a motor vehicle on Route 22A in Shoreham at around 10:30 p.m. on July 4. Troopers report that while talking with the driver, identified as 29-year-old Trey Hood of Crown Point, N.Y., they detected indicators of impairment. They also noted that two juveniles were in the car when Hood was driving.
So officers screened Hood for drinking and driving and ended up citing him for driving under the influence, as well as for two counts of cruelty to a child.
Hood is due to answer the charges in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Sept. 21.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a one-car rollover crash off Route 7 at Church Hill Road in Charlotte at around 6:45 p.m. this past Monday, June 29.
Troopers said that when they got to the crash they talked to the driver, identified as 48-year-old Todd Hotaling of Bristol, and they noted several signs of impairment. Hotaling was transported to UVM Medical Center for medical evaluation.
While at the hospital, Hotaling acted in a loud, threatening and tumultuous manner, loudly using profanities and causing a disturbance in the emergency department, state police alleged in a...
ADDISON COUNTY — On June 12 Vermont State police were called to a disturbance on Bisbee Road in Ferrisburgh at around 7:35 p.m.
Troopers investigated and determined that Pamela Blair, 64, of Ferrisburgh had engaged in tumultuous, threatening behavior causing public annoyance. They said Blair also had threatened another Ferrisburgh woman and had been stalking both her and her family members.
Police cited Blair into Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and criminal threatening.
In a separate case, state police allege that a...
ADDISON COUNTY — In the first eight days of June, Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks reported on three incidents (one in Chittenden County), and troopers from another barracks reported a call for help in Addison County.
During that period, troopers:
• On June 3 at 9:07 p.m. saw a vehicle northbound on Route 7 in Shelburne at a high rate of speed. Police allege that Tobias H. Yandow, 27, of Burlington drove 90 mph in a 50 mph zone, and the New Haven–based trooper cited him for speeding.
• On June 4 at approximately 9 p.m. were told about a hit-and-run crash on Lake Dunmore Road...
ADDISON COUNTY — A 30-year-old man was injured after “a weapon was discharged inside the residence” at 38 Hillside Drive in Starksboro this past Friday morning. Vermont State Police are calling the incident a “weapons offense.”
At 6:51 a.m. on May 29, troopers from the VSP New Haven barracks, along with detectives assigned to the Criminal Division, responded to the residence after receiving “a suspicious complaint that had originated in the town of Starksboro,” according to a press release issued by state police Friday afternoon.
The victim was taken to the University of Vermont Medical...
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 25 at around 12:30 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on East River Road in Lincoln. Troopers report that Austin L. Wimett-Lafayette, 24, of Lincoln was driving a 2017 GMC truck westbound on East River Road when he left the roadway and struck a pole off the eastbound lane.
The Bristol Rescue Squad transported Wimett-Lafayette to Porter Hospital for evaluation; it was determined he had no major injuries, police said.
While speaking with Wimett-Lafayette, troopers detected signs of impairment, so they screened him for driving under the...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police report late night burglaries at two different Route 7 gas stations this past week.
In the first instance, state police on May 12 at 2:31 a.m. looked into a report of a motion alarm at the Jiffy Mart convenience store in New Haven Junction. Troopers discovered that two people had forced entry through the front door and stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The burglars quickly departed the area on foot
Meanwhile, on May 15 at three-quarters of an hour past midnight, state police responded to the report of a motion alarm at...
ADDISON COUNTY — Troopers with the Vermont State Police encountered a vehicle traveling 82 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 7 near the New Haven/Waltham line on May 7 at around 10:20 a.m.
The trooper attempted to stop the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder but the vehicle failed to yield and accelerated away at a high rate of speed. Shortly thereafter the vehicle encountered a slower-moving tractor-trailer and the driver was unable to safely pass it, so he aimed his SUV toward the right shoulder and went off the traveled portion of highway.
The vehicle came to rest at the bottom of a steep embankment;...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police apprehended an Addison County resident wanted on an outstanding warrant when they responded to a call for help in Caledonia County — but not without a struggle.
On April 27 at a little before 9 p.m. state police received a report of a domestic disturbance at a Ryegate home and went to check it out. Troopers learned that one of the parties allegedly involved, 35-year-old Kristine Gowdy of Granville, had a warrant for her arrest.
While attempting to take Gowdy into custody, police report that she struck a trooper, resisted arrest, and intentionally damaged...
ADDISON COUNTY — In the past week, Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks reported three D’s: disorderly conduct, domestic assault and DUI.
First, on April 13, troopers were called to a disturbance in Addison at around 10 minutes before 11 p.m. Officers report that they found 28-year-old David Cunningham of Bristol walking on Jersey Street in Addison, they investigated and they found Cunningham engaged in violent and threatening behavior while repeatedly screaming obscenities. When troopers tried to get the situation under control, they report that Cunningham refused to comply with...