Vt. State Police Log: Tractor trailer truck overturned in Waltham

CORRECTION: An item in the Vermont State Police Log in the May 17 edition of the Addison Independentmixed up the participants in a May 7 traffic accident on Route 17 in West Addison. A subsequent interview with Trooper Justin Busby revealed that Jeffery Freegard, 29 of Vergennes was driving a newer Fort Taurus sedan on Route 17 to a job at a farm in West Addison that day when he turned in front of a Chevy van driven by Jessica Cheney, 18, of Ticonderoga, N.Y.
Cheney and a juvenile male passenger were injured and transported by ambulance to Porter Hospital. The van sustained massive front-end damage — the frame buckled and engine block was pushed in. It was declared a total loss.
Freegard was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care complaining of back pain.
Busby said Freeguard was at fault in the crash and was mailed two traffic tickets — one for failing to yield when turning left and the other for driving on a roadway across the lane.
We regret the errors in our first report.
ADDISON COUNTY — During the early evening of Tuesday, May 15, Vermont State Police worked to clear a tractor-trailer overturned on Route 7 in Waltham.
Traffic on Route 7 between Route 22A in Ferrisburgh and Route 17 in New Haven was delayed for three to four hours that evening while troopers dealt with the mess. No one was seriously injured as a result of the accident. Police said the accident is under investigation.
In other recent activity, troopers:
•  On May 15 at 6 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 7 and Tuppers Crossing in Ferrisburgh. Investigation revealed that neither juvenile operator was injured. One car sustained moderate passengers side damage and the other sustained rear bumper damage.
•  On May 17 at 1:20 a.m. cited Aerial Rodman, 21, of Brandon for driving under the influence on North Main Street in Rutland City.
•  On May 18 at approximately 1:57 p.m. responded to a report of a burglary in the Guthrie Road neighborhood in Lincoln. Various items were reported taken from the residence sometime over the past four weeks. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Vermont State Police at 388-4919.
•  On May 18 at 8 p.m. were called to Starksboro for a domestic assault. Police alleged that Andrew Bissonette, 21, of Starksboro had assaulted a person with whom he is in a domestic relationship. The trooper said investigation showed that Bissonette had left the scene prior to arrival of VSP. He was later found in a vehicle in Vergennes with Kaleb Gorton, 19, of Vergennes and Jacob Rochon, 22, of Bristol. During this encounter, all three were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a regulated substance, both misdemeanors. Bissonette was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center on the domestic assault charge. Rochon and Gorton were released with citations to appear at the Addison Criminal Division.
•  On May 20 at nearly 6 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Hardscrabble Road and Monkton Road in Bristol. Police said a “junior operator” rear-ended another car while attempting a left-hand turn. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage with minor injuries reported.
•  Were called to investigate a burglary at a Hardscrabble Road home in Monkton that occurred between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on May 21. Multiple items of jewelry were taken from the residence. Troopers said a blue Dodge Dakota with a lift kit and loud or modified exhaust was seen in the area earlier in the day with three occupants. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 388-4919.
•  On May 21 at 12:38 p.m. were called to a report of a suspicious person in Whiting. Investigation led the trooper to arrest Joseph A. Wedge, 28, of Bristol and cite him for domestic assault, burglary, aggravated assault and violations of conditions of release. Wedge was processed at the New Haven VSP barracks and lodged at the Marble Valley correctional facility.

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