Vermont State Police Log: Woman smashes withdow with pan
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported that Nichole Nimblett, 45, of Essex Junction went to a Lake Street residence in Addison on April 8 and used a cast iron pan to smash in a window. Nimblett then reportedly entered the residence through the smashed window and confronted the homeowner over personal property belonging to her.
State police, with Addison County sheriff’s deputies, responded to the Addison home and investigated.
Law enforcement authorities arrested Nimblett and cited her for unlawful mischief and aggravated disorderly conduct.
In an unrelated incident last week, state police on April 5 at approximately 11:55 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 116 in East Middlebury. After a short investigation the trooper determined the driver was under the influence of some intoxicant. The driver, whom police say identified himself as 38-year-old Robert LaFountain of Weybridge, the registered owner of the car, provided a preliminary breath test that showed a blood alcohol content of zero.
The trooper arrested the man for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and transported him to the New Haven barracks for a drug influence evaluation. Following the drug influence evaluation, the accused refused to provide a blood sample and was released with a citation for driving under the influence of drugs.
The next day, police determined the accused had falsely identified himself as his brother, and he was actually Michael J. LaFountain, 37, of Weybridge.
Then, on April 7, Middlebury police tried to pull over Michael LaFountain and a high-speed chase ensued. State police pursued Michael LaFountain on Route 23 in Weybridge at speeds over 100 mph. LaFountain eventually crashed his Volvo and was arrested and cited for DUI, attempting to elude, and gross careless and negligent driving (see the Middlebury police log for a full account). State police added the charge of giving false information to a police officer to the DUI-drugs charge from the April 5 incident.
In other recent activity, state police:
• On April 7 at 2:28 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven in Lyndonville by 21-year-old Monkton resident Jackson Tow. Police tested Tow’s sobriety and said a preliminary roadside breath test showed a blood alcohol count of 0.086; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. The trooper cited Tow for driving under the influence; he is due to answer the charge in Caledonia Superior Court, criminal division, on April 25.
• On April 9 at 1:45 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Fern Lake Road in Leicester. Police allege that 80-year-old Patricia Clark of Brandon, driving a 2004 Chevrolet sedan, failed to yield to a 2010 Dodge truck driven by Michael Bessette, 60, of Vergennes. The crash caused Bessette’s truck to roll over. No one was injured, but the truck sustained massive damage to the roof, and the sedan was also damaged.
• On April 10 at 7:19 p.m. arrested Roland Griffin of Shoreham at a residence on Richville Road in Shoreham. State police observed Griffin in a vehicle, and found that the Vermont Corrections Department had a warrant out for his arrest. Police processed Griffin and lodged him at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.
• On April 10 at 9:45 p.m. police stopped a motor vehicle on Richville Road in Shoreham for traveling in excess of 30 MPH of the posted speed limit. Police cited Jason T. Hyjek, 38, of Rutland for speeding and reckless endangerment.
• Vermont State Police announced that they and other local law enforcement agencies will set up one or more sobriety checkpoints in Addison County over the next three weeks. This will be done in an effort to monitor the flow of traffic along Vermont’s highways in the interest of detecting and arresting persons under the influence of alcohol or any drug that has impaired their ability to operate a motor vehicle.
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