Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for sexual assault in Ferrisburgh

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week cited a New York man for sexual assault, arising from an incident in North Ferrisburgh.
On June 20 state police detectives assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigations were notified of a sexual assault complaint in North Ferrisburgh. During the course of investigation, which included a number of interviews, police determined that on two occasions Aaron Candido, 45, of St. Johnsville, N.Y., sexually assaulted a victim who was unresponsive following medical events.
On July 3 detective troopers issued a citation for Candido appear before the Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on July 30 to answer the charge of two counts of sexual assault.
In other recent activity, state police:
•  On June 26 were notified of a vehicle operating in an erratic manner on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, found the vehicle and cited Caleb Holden, 32, of Woodsville, N.H., for driving under the influence.
•  On June 29 at 2:30 a.m. were called to the check the welfare of a person in Ferrisburgh. Troopers determined that Kristen Sotherden, 37, of Ferrisburgh had driven her vehicle on Fuller Mountain Road and fell asleep at an abandoned house. Police cited Sotherden for driving under the influence.
•  On June 30 between 8 and 10 p.m. participated in a Cross Border/Joint Agency DUI checkpoint. Local troopers joined forces with the New York State Police and the Vergennes Police Department in an attempt to identifying individuals operating while impaired by drugs or alcohol (DUI). During the checkpoint, troopers made contact with 145 vehicles, including 363 occupants, and screened one person for possible impairment.
•  On July 1 stopped a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and ended up citing Andrew Neil, 46, of Burlington for driving with a criminally suspended license and violation of conditions of release.
•On July 1 at approximately 11:15 p.m. observed a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta in the parking lot of the Jiffy Mart on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after closing. Troopers talked with the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Alex Nicosia of Middlebury, to check his welfare. While speaking with Nicosia, troopers detected signs of impairment, screened him for driving under the influence and cited him for DUI-drugs.
•  On July 4 at 12:25 a.m. responded along with the Bethel Fire Department and Orange County Sheriff’s deputies to a two-car crash on Camp Brook Road in Bethel. Police report that three vehicles were northbound on Route 12 near the intersection of Camp Brook Road. When the first car stopped abruptly, the second car, driven by James Morse Sr., 78, of Middlebury, braked to avoid a collision. The third car, driven by 18-year-old Nicholas Doyle of Hancock, was not able to stop in time and collided with Morse’s car. Both vehicles sustained damage, but all occupants were wearing seat belts and no one was injured.
•  On July 4 at approximately 10:35 p.m. got a warning to be on the lookout for a Harley Davidson motorcycle operating erratically on Route 17 in New Haven. Troopers located the motorcycle on Route 7 in New Haven near Lime Kiln Road stopped it. Troopers cited Patrick Tynan, 58, of Ferrisburgh for driving under the influence, third offense.
•  On July 8 saw Stephen Young, 28, of Ferrisburgh driving on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, and knew that Young’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle on a public highway was under criminal suspension. Police stopped the vehicle and cited Young for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•  On July 9 stopped a car driven on Route 22A in Addison by Karen Norton, 47, of Vergennes and cited her for driving with a criminally suspended license and issued tickets for speeding and consuming an alcoholic beverage while driving.
•  On July 10 at a little past 7 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on James Road in Weybridge that claimed the life of Randall Quesnel Jr., 36, of Ferrisburgh. Read a full account of this incident in a story in the A section of today’s edition.

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