Police News in Brief


Friday Jan. 17

Theft of kerosene

POWNAL -- Richard Leonard, 65, advised state police troopers that between Jan. 1 and Jan. 17, approximately 90 gallons of kerosene were stolen from three different residences at the Alta Garden Trailer Park in Pownal. Police are currently investigating the theft, and encourage anyone with information to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-442-5421.

Thursday Jan. 16

Man charged with DUI

MANCHESTER -- State Police conducted a traffic stop on Route 11/30 in Manchester at approximately 12:26 a.m. on Thursday. Travis Colgan, 27, of Sandgate, advised police that he was out for his brother’s birthday and was acting as the designated driver for the other occupants of the vehicle. Police asked Colgan to step out of the vehicle and provide field sobriety tests, after which he was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and transported to Winhall police department for processing. Colgan is scheduled to appear in Bennington County criminal court on Feb. 3 to answer to the charge.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Local man charged with DUI

ARLINGTON -- At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, state police conducted a traffic stop on Route 7A in Arlington. Upon speaking with the driver, Steven Wall, 35, of Manchester, the trooper believed that Wall was intoxicated. Field sobriety excercises were administered to Wall, which indicated that he was under the influence of intoxicants. Wall was transported to the Shaftsbury State Police barracks, where he was processed for driving under the influence. He is due to appear in Bennington court on Feb. 3 to answer to the charge.

Monday, Jan. 13

Two-vehicle crash in Pownal

POWNAL -- State police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Pownal at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday. Raymond Broadwell, 58, of Petersburg, N.Y., and Joel Cross, 53, of North Adams, Mass., were both travelling southbound on Route 7 when Broadwell hit a patch of ice, causing him to lose control of his vehicle, a 1997 Chevy Blazer. Broadwell came to a stop in the southbound lane. Cross was unable to stop his vehicle, a 1992 Mazda 323 Hatch Back, due to the ice in the roadway, and collided with the passenger side of Broadwell’s vehicle. Both operators were wearing their seatbelts. Cross was taken to North Adams Regional Hospital with a minor head injury. Broadwell was not injured in the crash. Police did not issue any tickets for the crash. Crash on Route 7A

SUNDERLAND -- At 8:20 a.m. on Monday, state police from the Shaftsbury barracks responded to a two-vehicle accident just north of the entrance to Equinox Mountain on Route 7A in Sunderland. Roy Johnson, 62, of Arlington, had been travelling southbound on Route 7A when he took his eyes of the road temporarily and struck the rear end of a 2008 Ford Fusion, driven by Philip Hackney, 32, of Dorset. Hackney had been stopped in order to take a left turn into a business complex. There were no injuries reported as a result of the crash. Johnson’s vehicle, a 2008 Honda Pilot, was towed from the scene after it was determined that the radiator had been punctured, making it inoperable.

~ All by Derek Carson


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