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Vermont State Police Log: Motorcycle crashes into deer in Ripton

ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of July 4 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a deer on Lincoln Road in Ripton.
Police report that sometime before 11:20 a.m. this past Thursday, Robert Wesley, 54, of Ripton was driving a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Lincoln Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wesley reportedly attempted to avoid the deer but collided with animal. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said.
Wesley and a passenger were transported to Porter Medical Center for treatment of suspected minor injuries to both parties.
Lincoln Road was temporarily reduced to one lane of travel due to the collision.
The Vermont State Police were assisted on scene by the Ripton Fire Department and Middlebury Regional EMS.
Meanwhile, in the past week Vermont State Police reported on the outcome of investigations into two separate incidents that took place in the past eight week.
First, on July 2, troopers said who they thought was at fault in the June 8 incident in which a vehicle inflicted $2,500 in damage to a lawn in on Singing Cedars Road in Orwell. When police were called to the scene of the crime at 2 a.m. that day, they found the vehicle (with an open container of alcohol in it) on the lawn, but the driver was no longer on scene. State police now say that 50-year-old Randy Ryan of Orwell was the one driving the car and they cited Ryan for unlawful mischief.
Then, on July 7, troopers reported on the results of their investigation into a May 19 vandalism at a Starksboro home. State police said they determined that Colleen Dorney, 45, of Burlington had vandalized a vehicle at the Ireland Road residence. The damage was estimated to be valued at $6,936.68. On July 3 police cited Dorney for unlawful mischief.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•On July 3 at a little after 1 a.m. were called to a Lincoln home for a report of domestic assault. After investigating, troopers reported that Taj Rothblatt, 39, of Lincoln had physically assaulted a family member. Police cited Rothblatt for domestic assault.
•On July 5 at around 5:30 p.m. observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 7 near River Road in New Haven and clocked it at 80 mph in a 50 mph zone. Police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Jesse Gagne of Franklin. During the stop, police learned that Gagne had an active warrant for his arrest and that his license was under criminal suspension.
So troopers took Gagne into custody, cited him for driving with a suspended license and speeding, and took him to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center where he was lodged on the outstanding warrant and for lack of $200 bail.
•On July 5, while driving through Middlebury at about a quarter to midnight, stopped a car for an observed motor vehicle equipment violation on Washington Street in Middlebury. Police cited driver Matthew Hunter, 29, of St. George for driving under the influence.
State police operating out of the New Haven barracks release a daily log of a selection of their activities. In Addison County, those activities included:
•June 30, citizen assist, Snake Mountain, Weybridge.
•June 30, agency assist, Garfield Street, Bristol.
•July 1, vandalism, Keewaydin Way, Salisbury.
•July 1, traffic crash, Brown Road at Bay View Lane, Shoreham.
•July 2, public speaking engagement, Shelburne Road, Shelburne.
•July 2, citizen assist, Lovers Lane, Bristol.
•July 2, larceny from a building, Chipman Point Road, Orwell.
•July 2, accident with damage, Route 22A, Orwell.
•July 2, citizen assist, Rockydale Road, Bristol.
•July 2, citizen assist, Shacksboro Road, Shoreham.
•July 2, motor vehicle disturbance, Routes 22A and 7, Ferrisburgh.
•July 3, family disturbance, West Hill Road, Lincoln.
•July 3, suspicious person, Plank Road, Bristol.
•July 3, vandalism, Barnumtown Cemetery, Monkton.
•July 3, traffic hazard, Route 73 three-quarters of a mile east of Field Days Road, New Haven.
•July 3, agency assist, Morgan Road, Salisbury.
•July 3, larceny from a building, Old Stage Road, Orwell.
•July 3, fireworks, Lower Notch Road and Vincent Drive, Bristol.
•July 4, citizen assist, Hollow Road, Monkton.
•July 4, accident with injury, Lincoln Road, Ripton.
•July 4, welfare check, Forrest Road, Bridport.
•July 4, welfare check, Leicester Whiting Road, Leicester.
•July 5, suspicious person, Hawkins and Little Chicago roads, Ferrisburgh.
•July 5, driving with a suspended license, Route 7, New Haven.
•July 5, larceny, Falls of Lana, Salisbury.
•July 5, ATV incident, Meehan and Purinton roads, Bristol.
•July 5, fireworks, Fern Lake Road, Leicester.
•July 6, leaving the scene of an accident, Route 116, Starksboro.
•July 6, abandoned vehicle, Downingsville and Hall roads, Lincoln.
•July 6, citizen assist, Panton Road, Panton.
•July 6, juvenile problem, Ten Acre Drive, Addison.
•July 6, suspicious person, Hawkins Road at South Mccuen Fishing Access, Ferrisburgh.
•July 6, suspicious person, Shoreham Depot Road, Orwell.
•July 6, animal problem, Battell Drive/Morgan Horse Farm Road, Weybridge.
•July 6, citizen assist, Waterhouse Drive/Tent site 68C, Salisbury.
•July 6, suspicious person, Robinson Road, Lincoln.
•July 6, citizen assist, East Street, New Haven.
•July 7, suspicious person, Shoreham Whiting Road, Whiting.
•July 7, citizen assist, Route 73, Orwell.
•July 7, citizen assist, Conkey Hill Road, Orwell.
•July 7, citizen assist, Avian Lane, Starksboro.

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