Police Beat June 7, 2024

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Whitehall Police Beat

May 22

5:32 p.m. – Police were asked to intervene in a disagreement between a Granville man and a local restaurant. Officers responded to the restaurant after the restaurant staff refused to refund the man’s payment for his meal, which he said was not satisfactory. Police spoke to the restaurant owner, who refunded the cost of the meal to the man’s debit card.

7:12 p.m. – A Whitehall man is facing seven charges – including two felonies – after a domestic incident in which he is accused of assaulting his girlfriend. Thomas R. Jordan, 30, of Main Street, was charged by village police with first-degree criminal contempt and aggravated family offense, both felonies, and criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors, after he allegedly violated an order of protection and choked his girlfriend. Police were dispatched to the Main Street apartment building after the woman called 9-1-1 to report the assault. The woman told officers she and Jordan had been arguing when he grabbed her by the throat and choked her. Police noted she had visible red marks around her neck. The woman claimed the incident was not the first involving Jordan; police said he was previously convicted of domestic violence within the past years. Police traced Jordan to a Poultney Street residence, where he was taken into custody. He was transported to the Washington County central arraignment court.

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office Beat

May 15

6:49 p.m. – Deputies responded to a reported assault at the Market 32 supermarket in West Rutland. The subsequent investigation revealed that a juvenile allegedly menaced another juvenile with the threat of bodily injury. The offender was arrested and released on a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Family Division.

May 24

7:59 p.m. – The Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from 65-year-old Ronald E. Viggue of West Rutland, where he allegedly became abusive with the dispatcher and sounded as if he was intoxicated, according to police. Deputies were dispatched to his residence where he refused to answer the door. A search warrant was granted. Deputies found signs of impairment and arrested Viggue, as he was under court order not to consume alcohol following a previous incident. He was also charged with disorderly conduct by phone. Viggue was processed and transported to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility pending bail. He will appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

May 25

11:55 p.m. – A deputy on patrol in the Town of Wallingford observed a vehicle committing several traffic infractions and conducted a motor vehicle stop. The subsequent investigation determined the driver, 46-year-old Randy Duprey, of Rutland, was operating the vehicle with a criminally suspended license. He was also found to have an active warrant for cocaine possession. Duprey was arrested on the warrant, a driving with a criminally suspended license charge and several traffic violations. He was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility pending further court action.

May 26

5:19 p.m. – Deputies were displaced to Clarendon for a report of a vehicle driving into a building. Upon arrival, it was determined 41-year-old Katy M. Kessop of Rutland was traveling north on Walker Mountain Road when she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign before entering onto VT Route 133. Kessop then entered the parking lot of the Clarendon Reformed Bible Church, striking the building, causing significant damage. Kessop was subsequently charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, processed and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.

Vermont State Police Beat

May 24

3:34 p.m. – State police were notified of a single-, car crash on Dublin Road in the Town of Plymouth. The investigation showed the driver lost control, exited the north side of the roadway and traveled down a short embankment before overturning in a river. The operator was transported to the Springfield Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Troopers were assisted by the Plymouth Fire Department and Ludlow Ambulance Service. A violation complaint is pending.

May 26

7:51 p.m. – Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a car on West Street in Rutland traveling above the posted speed limit. While speaking to the operator, 31-year-old Brendan C. Cutler, of Clinton, MA, signs of alleged impairment were detected. Cutler was given a field sobriety test and subsequently charged with DUI. He was processed and released with a citation to appear in Rutland Superior Court at a later date.