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Vermont State Police Log: 10,000 CDs reported stolen in Goshen

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Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — On Dec. 21 Vermont State Police issued a report that they were looking into a burglary at a Cemetery Hill Road home in Goshen, where approximately 10,000 CDs were reported stolen.

The homeowner told state police that four different suitcases containing the CDs were taken from his garage sometime between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20. The suitcases had “Map Tech” embroidered in red on them and the CDs were topographical maps scheduled to be donated to a search-and-rescue team in Massachusetts. The CDs were valued at approximately $15,000.

Anyone with information on the theft of these CDs is asked to contact Trooper Bloom at the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven at 802-388-4919.

In a separate incident, state police on Dec. 18 issued a warrant for the arrest of John Ryan Stice, a 26-year-old transient, who was wanted for obstruction of justice. State police allege that on Dec. 11 Stice made threats over the phone to harm two workers from the Middlebury Department for Children and Families office.

Police said Stice is involved in a custody dispute.

If he is apprehended, Stice’s bail will be set at $100,000. Anyone with information about his whereabouts or contact information for Stice is asked contact Vermont State Police at the number above.

In other recent activity, state police:

• On Dec. 15 at around 8:30 a.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Park Road and Route 7 in Charlotte. Police said that the primary cause of the crash was that 27-year-old Zachary Ruitenberg of North Ferrisburgh, who was driving a 2003 Subaru Legacy, was following too closely the 2013 Ford Focus driven by Dallas Lumbra, 18, of Milton. The trooper said he would mail Ruitenberg a traffic ticket at a later date. No injuries were reported but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

• On Dec. 15 at around a quarter ’til 4 p.m. responded to a one-vehicle crash on Route 30 in Hubbardton. Police report that Jason Munger, 32, of Leicester was driving a 1999 GMC truck southbound when his pickup veered off the western road. When Munger attempted to correct, he lost control of the truck and crashed off the eastern road edge. The truck came to rest, partially overturned, facing south. Munger’s son was extracted from the vehicle by members of the Hubbardton Fire Department; no injuries were reported to police. The truck was judged to be a total loss. A trooper described the weather as overcast and the road as dry. No charges were filed.

• On Dec. 15 at approximately 8:15 p.m. received a report of a vehicle being operated erratically southbound on Route 7 in Pittsford. At 8:30, state police and Pittsford police located the vehicle and stopped it on Route 7 in Rutland Town. Police report that the driver, identified as 29-year-old Jeremy Munger of Leicester, exhibited signs of impairment. After conducting standardized field sobriety tests, police took a breath test and determined Munger’s preliminary test results showed 0 percent alcohol concentration. Police took Munger into custody and cited him for driving under the influence of drugs.

• On Dec. 16 looked into a report of a domestic assault that occurred that morning between Jorge DeNapoli, 54, of Lincoln and a family member. Troopers attempted to contact DeNapoli that night and the next day with no success. State police, with the assistance of the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, did finally get in touch with DeNapoli on Dec. 18, took him into custody and cited him for domestic assault. Addison County Family Court also issued DeNapoli a relief from abuse order.

• On Dec. 17 announced that they would cite Jacob Dominque, 21, of St. Albans for burglary for a Nov. 19 incident in Starksboro. On that date, state police were alerted to a burglary on Shaker Hill Road in Starksboro, and another burglary in neighboring Huntington. Police questioned suspects and determined that Dominque had been in the Starksboro home during the burglary. Last Thursday, police reported that Dominque was in custody at the Northwest Correctional Facility.

• On Dec. 18 at approximately 7:27 a.m. received a 911 call regarding a two-vehicle crash at the junction of Vermont Route 30 and Leicester-Whiting Road in the village of Whiting. Vermont State Police and Whiting Volunteer Fire/Rescue responded to the scene. Police reported that Belinda Brown, 64, of East Middlebury was driving a 2012 Jeep Liberty westbound on Leicester-Whiting Road and attempted to cross over Route 30 when the jeep was hit by a southbound 2015 Honda CRV driven by Michelle Eagan, 46, of Middlebury. The trooper reported that Brown had a stop sign and did not yield to oncoming traffic. Neither driver was injured but the CRV was towed. No court action was expected.

• On Dec. 18 at approximately 2:44 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Bittersweet Falls Road in Weybridge. Police said that Brian Bowdish, 29, of Cornwall was driving a 2008 PT Cruiser when he reached for a water bottle, got distracted and drove off the road into a utility pole, which broke. Bowdish, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Porter Hospital to be looked at for chest pain. The road was closed while Green Mountain Power repaired the pole. The crash is under investigation.

• On Dec. 18 at approximately 3:30 p.m. responded to a one-car, rollover crash on the Leicester-Whiting Road in Leicester. Police determined that 24-year-old driver Larry Lanpher of Leicester fell asleep while driving a 2002 Subaru Legacy and his vehicle left the travel portion of the roadway. The vehicle struck a rock, which caused it to roll over, and come to rest on its tires. All three occupants of the vehicle — Lanpher, a 21-year-old woman and a 9-week-old child (who was in a car seat) — were transported to Porter Hospital for evaluation. The car was totaled. Anyone witnessing the crash is asked to contact state police at 388-4919 or submit an anonymous tip online at www.vtips.info. Members of the Leicester Fire Department and Brandon Area Rescue Squad responded.

• On Dec. 18 at around 10:30 p.m. went to a New Haven home after getting a report of a family fight. After a short investigation, police cited Kyle W. Eroncig, 32, of New Haven for domestic assault.

• On Dec. 20 at 4:30 a.m. went to a one-car crash on South Street in New Haven. Police said that Charles Ouellette, 22, of New Haven lost control of the 1999 Ford Mustang convertible he was driving because of bald tires and poor road conditions. The vehicle left the road and collided with a culvert and mailbox, sustaining damage to the front end, entire left side and undercarriage. Police issued Ouellette multiple traffic tickets.

• At approximately 8 a.m. on Dec. 20 received a report of an apparent suicide of a Brandon man who was an inmate at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland. Police said their initial investigation indicated that Victor R. Bora, 52, had hanged himself while in his cell. No evidence was found to indicate foul play. The official cause and manner of death are pending completion of the autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.

DRUNK DRIVING PATROLS

Vermont joined the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, 2016, with a strong law enforcement presence on Vermont highways. Law enforcement agencies across the state — including the DUI Task Force, local police, sheriff’s departments, and the Vermont State Police Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) — will conduct extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints to detect impaired drivers. In addition, Vermont will use law enforcement Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to evaluate any suspected drug impaired drivers.

In 2014, 38 percent of fatalities were impaired driving related, which includes both drugs and alcohol. Through Sunday, 52 people have died in highway crashes, and 10 of those involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, which is illegal in every state.

Lt. John Flannigan urged people to make a plan before that holiday gathering. If you plan on drinking, designate a designated driver or use alternate public transportation.

“It’s time for all drivers to get the message,” Flannigan said in a press release. “Driving impaired is a choice you make, that puts others at risk of injury or death.”

“Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, attorney fees, time away from work, and dozens of other expenses. So do not take the chance,” said Vermont Secretary of Transportation Chris Cole.

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