Police Beat March 29, 2024

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Granville Police Beat

Editor’s note: A charge is not a conviction. All persons listed are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Charges can be amended or dismissed.

March 14

5:10 p.m. – An officer was summoned to Madison Street by a woman who indicated she had been bitten on the hand by a neighborhood pit bull, while trying to defend both her children and her dog from the attack. An area resident contacted police to say she had the animal quarantined in her garage and would contact the owners. Police also notified the dog control officer.

March 15

9:30 p.m. – Two officers responded to a Madison Street address for a report of an active harassment. On the scene, police were met by a man who indicated he was having a woman evicted on March 25. He also stated she came to his room and urged him to kill himself. Police spoke to both parties, who agreed to remain away from each other. The case was closed without further incident.

March 18

3:55 p.m. – A stationary patrol observed a vehicle traveling 35 mph in a 20 mph zone. The speed was confirmed by radar. During the traffic stop, it was determined the operator, 35-year-old Amber Pelerin of Granville, had suspended New York and Vermont licenses. She received uniform traffic tickets for speed and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and was released.

5:24 p.m. – An officer returned to the station to complete a fingerprinting request for employment.

March 20

3:34 p.m. – A Granville officer was called to assist the Pawlet constable with the arrest of subject on VT Route 30 who was being combative. Upon the officer’s arrival, the subject was safely in custody.

3:45 p.m. – An officer was called to a South Maple Street address for a report of two males fighting. On arrival, the officer spoke with both individuals, who were uncooperative. Neither wished to press charges. The scene was cleared without further incident.

Fair Haven Police Beat

March 21

4:45 p.m. – Officers arrested Jonathan P. Jordan, 23, of Benson, after stopping him for a motor vehicle violation. Jordan was pulled over for no front license plate on Washington Street. Upon interview, police learned Jordan was allegedly under criminal suspension to operate a motor vehicle. They also determined Jordan was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Rutland Superior Court after he failed to appear in October last year for a prior charge of driving with a suspended license. Furthermore, Jordan had also fled from police on in October on his motorcycle after an officer attempted to stop him following a motor vehicle complaint.

Jordan was arrested for this prior incident and was ordered to appear in court later this month on this charge. Jordan was also charged with two counts of driving with a criminally suspended license, attempting to elude police and careless and negligent operation. He was issued new citations and released.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

March 17

5:11 p.m. – While on patrol in the Town of Clarendon, a deputy stopped a vehicle on Cold River Road for a noticed traffic offense. Upon investigation, it was determined the driver, 29-year-old Jacob Vandenburgh of Shrewsbury, was operating with a criminally suspended license. He was charged and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court.

Vermont State Police Beat

March 16

2:44 p.m. – Troopers from the Vermont State Police barracks in Rutland were dispatched to the Town of Hubbardton for a report of a male threatening people with a 2×4 and acting disorderly. While enroute, troopers were provided a description of the male as he had left the scene.

Law enforcement encountered the subject, later identified as 53-year-old David A. Torrey of Brandon, on Vermont State Route 144. Based on information provided at the scene Torrey was arrested for simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Torrey was transported to the Rutland barracks where he was processed and released on a criminal citation to appear in Rutland County Superior Court and was issued conditions of release.

March 18

11:05 p.m. – Vermont State Police responded to a reported vehicle crash on Roaring Brook Road in Killington. The vehicle had struck multiple trees, a well casing at a residence and rolled over on its side. The operator, John Kohn Jr. of Killington, VT, was uninjured but displayed signs of alleged impairment. Kohn Jr was screened roadside and subsequently arrested for DUI.

Kohn was transported to the Rutland barracks for processing and released on a citation to appear in court at a later date. The state police were assisted on scene by Killington Fire and First Response as well as Regional Ambulance.

March 19

7:57 a.m. – Troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident on VT Route 140 in Wallingford. According to the report, one vehicle was traveling eastbound, lost control and ran off the south side of the highway. A second vehicle traveling behind the first was unable to stop and struck the rear of the first vehicle. No injuries were reported.

9:44 a.m. – State police were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on VT State Route 100 in Killington involving a Vermont Transportation snowplow. Troopers indicated while turning around in a pull off, the truck’s plow blade crossed into an oncoming vehicle, causing serious damage but no injuries. The plow truck was determined to be at fault.

March 20

On this date, Vermont State Police released the results of an investigation begun on Feb. 7 where a Pownal woman is alleged to have attempted to pass both tobacco and marijuana to an inmate at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland. She was discovered by prison personnel, escorted from the facility and later charged by troopers with the transportation of alcohol, tobacco or regulated drugs into a place of detention. Wynetta Burdick, 38, was ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

In April 2022, the Vermont State Police received a referral from the Department of Corrections regarding an investigation into possible parole violations involving Daniel Adams, 53, of Mt. Holly, who was on parole for convictions related to sexual offenses. Subsequently, the Vermont State Police applied for and were granted a search warrant for Adams’ residence, where multiple pieces of evidence were seized. After a lengthy investigation, it was found that the items contained suspected child abuse images. On March 20, Adams was cited for possession of child sexual abuse material and ordered to appear in Vermont Superior Court in May.