Police News in Brief


Perjury, resisting arrest

SHAFTSBURY -- On July 22, at 8:40 a.m., Vermont state police went to Lake Drive in Shaftsbury to follow up on an active criminal investigation. The subject of the investigation was Trever Coon, 19, of Shaftsbury, who was being charged with perjury for alledgedly lying to a Bennington County Traffic Court judge on June 27. When police informed Coon that he was under arrest, he fled into the residence. Troopers were able to regain control of Coon inside the residence. He was taken into custody, and was charged with resisting arrest, in addition to the perjury charge. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 11 to answer to the charges.


SUNDERLAND -- Vermont state troopers responded to a burglary on Kelly Stand Road in Sunderland on July 23. The victim, Liam Wall, 31, of Astoria, New York, told police that someone had entered the house between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., while the homeowners were hiking. Among the items reported stolen were a Macbook laptop, an external hard drive, and Amazon Kindle, a watch, and two rings.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact state police at 802-442-5421. Information may also be submitted anonymously at vttips.info.

Violations of conditions of release

MANCHESTER -- On July 23, at 11:10 a.m., state police pulled over Dennis M. Winchell Jr., 28, of Sunderland, on Depot Street in Manchester. Police discovered that Winchell is prohibited from operating a motor vehcile, and was arrested on the charge of violating his conditions of release. Winchell was arrested on April 28 for driving with a suspended license.

He will appear in Bennington County Superior Court on August 18 to answer to the new charges.

Passing bad checks, larceny

DORSET -- On July 22 at 10:10 a.m., Vermont state police arrested Eric J. McKee, 42, of Rutland, after an investigation stemming from allegations that McKee was scamming people as part of his pool and spa maintenance business. McKee was charged with false pretense, passing bad checks, and larceny, and will appear in Bennington Superior Court -- Criminal Division on August 25 to answer to the charges.

Providing false information to officer

READSBORO -- On July 23 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Vermont state police responded to Alpenwald Village in Readsboro, where it was reported that Gregory D. Chittenden had violated his conditions of release stemming from a charges related to an incident on July 20, in which he alledgedly rammed Raymond Gray's riding lawnmower with his truck.

While Chittenden was being questioned by state police, he was caught lying about his whereabouts earlier in the day, and was subsequently arrested for providing false information to an officer.

~Derek Carson


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