Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for DUI, assault in Ferrisburgh

ADDISON COUNTY — At around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, troopers from the New Haven barracks of the Vermont State Police received a report to be on the lookout for a possibly intoxicated driver on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Troopers located the vehicle and stopped it on Ferrisburgh’s Old Hollow Road.
While speaking with the driver, identified as Edward Curavoo, 58, of Burlington, state police said they detected several signs of impairment. Curavoo was ultimately placed under arrest for the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and transported to the Vergennes Police Department for processing. State police alleged that while at the city police station, Curavoo assaulted a trooper.
State police cited Curavoo for driving under the influence, second offense, and for assault on a law enforcement officer, and then released him.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•On June 18 at 10 p.m. a concerned motorist called 911 to report a red car travelling northbound on Route 7 in New Haven at a high rate of speed and passing cars unsafely. Troopers were in the area and saw a red Scion TC matching the description speeding northbound on Route 7 and passing another northbound vehicle. Police report that they recorded the vehicle’s speed at 85 mph in a posted 50 mph zone.
Troopers stopped the Scion and cited Christopher LaCroix, 33, of Rutland for speeding.
•On June 19 at 8 a.m. responded to the old Wildflower Farm property on Route 7 in Charlotte to investigate the theft of a large number of expensive tools from a locked construction trailer at a Middlebury Fence Company/RenoVaTe Construction. Police said someone went onto the construction site and stole approximately $10,410 worth of tools from a locked trailer.
The tools belonged to multiple laborers, including men from Salisbury, Vergennes and Shoreham.
Police published a list of 40 stolen pieces of construction equipment that ranged from a Makita Power Planer (blue) to a Honda 1,000-watt generator (red) to a large Milwaukee Sawzall Large (red).
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the tools is asked to contact Cpl. Andrew Leise at the Williston state police barracks at 1-802-878-7111.
•On June 19 at five minutes until 11 p.m. were at Porter Hospital in Middlebury on an unrelated matter when they observed Justin Stover, 45, of South Burlington operating a motor vehicle on South Street and into the hospital parking lot. Knowing that Stover’s driver’s license was criminally suspended, troopers stopped Stover and cited him for driving with a suspended license.
•On June 20 at approximately 8:30 a.m. looked into a complaint of domestic assault that morning. Police said their investigation showed that James Payne, 29, of Cornwall prevented the victim from contacting emergency services during the incident. After further investigation troopers arrested Payne for domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services.
•On June 20 at approximately 4:22 p.m. responded to Route 116 and Varney Hill Road in Starksboro for a report of a single-vehicle crash. Police report that Benjamin Kelley, 25, of Milton was driving a 1996 International flatbed truck northbound on Route 116 when his truck’s front, left wheel seized up, causing the vehicle to drift to the left and strike a guardrail. No injuries were reported.
•On June 22 at approximately 4:40 a.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 17 east of the intersection of Forrest Drive in New Haven. Troopers’ preliminary investigation indicated that the 19-year-old Chase Emilo-Gibbs was driving eastbound on Route 17 when police said he fell asleep and his Subaru Impreza traveled off of the road and into a ditch, colliding with a power pole before coming to an uncontrolled position of rest facing east. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said.
Emilo-Gibbs, who was wearing a seatbelt, reported no injuries.
Police issued him traffic tickets for bad driving on a laned road, not having car insurance with him and a lapsed inspection.
State police were assisted on scene by the New Haven Fire Department, Bristol Rescue Squad and Green Mountain Power.
•On June 23 at around 3:30 p.m. received a report of a vehicle driving erratically on Route 7. Troopers located the vehicle in New Haven and stopped it. Police cited Joseph Burke, 18, of Middlebury for negligent driving, though they officers did not provide details on how Burke was driving.

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