Police News in Brief


Domestic assault

BENNINGTON -- At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 2, members of the Vermont State Police and Bennington Police Department attempted to locate Shawn M. Macomber, 38, of North Pownal, for alleged involvement in a domestic assault incident, which reportedly took place on Tuesday Feb. 25. Macomber was located hiding in a residence on Branch Street. Based on an investigation by the state police, and a warrant issued by Bennington County Probation, Macomber was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault. He was later transported and placed at Marble Valley Correctional Facility, where he was held on $5,000 bail.

Driving with a suspended license

BENNINGTON -- At 11:45 p.m. on March 2, state police conducted a traffic stop on Benmont Street in Bennington. Troopers discovered that the operator of the vehicle, David Warner, 38, of Bennington was driving with a suspended license. Warner was arrested and processed at the Shaftsbury barracks. He will appear in court on March 31 to answer to the charge of criminal DLS.

Driving with a suspended license

ARLINGTON -- At approximately 7:23 a.m. on March 3, state police stopped Eli G. Capen, 35, of Bennington on Route 313 West in Arlington. From prior incidents, the trooper knew Capen to be criminally suspended to operate motor vehicles in the state of Vermont. A license check confirmed the suspension and Capen was placed under arrest. He will appear in Bennington Superior Court-Criminal Division on March 17 to answer to the charge of criminal DLS.

DUI arrest

BENNINGTON -- At approximately 3:37 p.m., on March 3, state police were dispatched to the area of Strohmaier Road in Pownal, where a resident had reported seeing a female passed out in her vehicle. The resident advised that they had approached the vehicle, and believed the woman to be intoxicated. Dispatch advised that the female was Anne-Marie Saunders, 43, of Bennington. Upon arrival to the area, troopers located Saunders driving north on Morgan Street in Bennington. The vehicle was stopped and Saunders was screen for suspicion of driving under the influence. She submitted a .201% blood alcohol content, well above the legal limit of .08 percent. Saunders was arrested and charged with DUI, criminal driving with a suspended license, and three counts of violation of conditions of release. Saunders was held on $5,000 bail.

~Derek Carson


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