Vermont State Police Log: Bottle thrower in Bristol cited for disorderly conduct
ADDISON COUNTY — On March 23 at about 11:45 a.m. Vermont State Police were notified of a 911 hang up call.
Through investigation troopers said they found that Jody Bartlett, 42, of Bristol had thrown a glass bottle out of his vehicle striking a neighbor’s mailbox; and that Bartlett continuously drove his vehicle past the complainant’s residence off Route 116 in Bristol honking his horn and yelling profanities.
Bartlett was cited to appear in Addison District Court to answer to the charges of disorderly conduct.
In other recent activity, VSP:
• On March 21 at approximately 1:56 p.m. responded to a report of a missing person off Shaker Hill Road in Starksboro. His caretaker told troopers that 74 year-old Frank Goodfellow hadn’t been seen at his residence in Starksboro since approximately 8 a.m. that morning. Goodfellow had been known to wander off in the past, and his caretaker had searched the area for several hours before contacting the VSP. Personnel from the Shelburne and Starksboro fire departments and Hinesburg police joined troopers from the New Haven and Williston barracks in the search, and Starksboro firefighters located Goodfellow at approximately 3:30 p.m. Goodfellow was in good health and was returned home.
• On March 21 at approximately 12:45 a.m. were notified of a suspicious vehicle on Morse Road in Cornwall. Police said investigation they found that Christina Rubright, 34, of Middlebury was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Rubright was processed and cited to appear in Addison District Court to answer to the charges of driving under the influence.
• On March 22 at 6:24 a.m. Jason Decasas, 41, of Warren drove a car off the roadway on Route 100 just north of Buffalo Hill Road in Granville. Trooper Feeney cited Decasas for DUI.
• On March 23 at about 7:25 a.m. investigated a single-vehicle crash on Mill Pond Road near Howard Hill Road in Benson, in which police were told a pickup truck had left the roadway and was completely submerged under water in Mill Pond. The operator of the vehicle was able to exit the vehicle and was uninjured.
Investigation revealed that a 2002 Dodge truck driven by Christopher Welch, 41, of Shoreham was traveling north on Mill Pond Road. According to Welch, he crested a hill and was unaware of a corner ahead. Due to the speed the vehicle was traveling Welch was unable to navigate the corner, and left the travel portion of the road. According to Welch he was able to guide the vehicle between the guardrail and a barn, however he was unable to stop the vehicle before it was propelled into the pond.
Welch, who was wearing a seat belt, exited the vehicle under his own power and reported he was uninjured. Welch advised he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
Police blamed driving at speeds in excess of the posted limit as the cause of the crash.
• On March 24 at 6:02 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Garrett Brown, 42, of Sudbury on Route 30 in Whiting for speeding. Police cited Brown for possession of hashish.
• On March 24 at 11:23 p.m. checked on a vehicle parked with its lights off in a pulloff on Route 7 in Leicester. The trooper said he found that the driver and only occupant, Jason Kimball, 44 of Leicester, was in possession of marijuana and prescription pills for which he did not have a prescription on him. Kimball was processed at the New Haven state police barracks and subsequently released with a citation to appear at the Addison Criminal Court for possession of marijuana and possession of a regulated substance.
• On March 25 cited Matthew J. Baker, 24, of Brick, N.J., for careless and negligent driving after his car went off the road in Cornwall. Police said that Baker’s 2001 Hyundai Elantra was southbound on Route 30 at a little after 4 p.m. when it travelled off the west side of the road. Baker allegedly lost control and the Hyundai crossed both lanes of Route 30 and went off the east side. Just before this, the police dispatcher received a complaint of the vehicle involved being “all over the road.” The trooper screened Baker for alcohol and the results were negative, so he issued Baker the negligent driving citation.
• On March 26 at approximately 11:22 a.m. responded to a reported family fight at Blaise’s Trailer Park in Bristol. Upon arrival at the scene, troopers determined that Lindsay Landon, 21, of Bristol had assaulted the victim. When police tried to take Landon into custody they said she was uncooperative, combative and subsequently fought with the troopers. Police ultimately took Landon to the New Haven state police barracks and cited her for domestic assault, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.
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