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Vermont State Police Log: Man jailed after assault

ADDISON COUNTY — A Brandon man got in a lot of trouble recently after crashing his SUV in Leicester, then the next day getting sent to jail for allegedly assaulting a person in Leicester.
On Nov. 7 just before 8 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a one-car car crash on Cram Road in Leicester. Troopers report that Matthew Nicklaw, 42, of Leicester was driving a Chevy Equinox westbound on Cram Road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. The Equinox was judged to be a total loss, but Nicklaw was reported to be uninjured.
While speaking with Nicklaw, police noted several signs of alcohol and drug impairment and they cited him for driving under the influence, third offense.
Brandon Rescue, Brandon Fire Department and the Brandon police lent a hand.
The next day, Nov. 8, at around 12:41 p.m. troopers were called to a Bullcok Road home in Leicester on a report of a physical altercation between two individuals. Police said they found that Nicklaw had assaulted a household member. They took Nicklaw into custody and transported him to the New Haven barracks for processing, cited him for first degree aggravated domestic assault and then lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.
Vermont State Police was assisted on scene by Brandon Rescue again.
Nicklaw was not the only one cited by state police for first degree aggravated domestic assault recently.
On Nov. 5 at approximately 11:35 a.m. troopers responded to a report of a physical altercation between four individuals at a residence on Larose Lane in Bristol. Police said they learned through investigation that Chase Gibbs-Emilo, 19, of Bristol had assaulted another household member.
After receiving medical treatment, Gibbs-Emilo was taken into custody and transported to the New Haven barracks for processing.
State police were assisted on the scene by the Bristol Rescue Squad and Middlebury Regional EMS.In other activity between Nov. 4 and 18, Vermont State Polie:
• On Nov. 4 at approximately 6:36 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 17E near the intersection with Old Gravel Lane in Starksboro. Police report that David Rossiter, 33, of Middlebury was driving south around a curve when a deer ran into the road. Rossiter attempted to avoid the deer and his vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. Rossiter was evaluated by rescue personnel and did not suffer any injuries other than minor scrapes. His 2004 Toyota sustained damage. Civil tickets are pending.
• On Nov. 7 at approximately 9:40 a.m. responded to a three-vehicle crash on Route 7 near the Stove Depot in Ferrisburgh. Police report that Shaunice Hutchinson, 25, of Vergennes was driving northbound at 45 mph when she allegedly failed see that traffic had stopped in her lane while they waited for a southbound vehicle to turn across traffic. Hutchinson reportedly slammed on her brakes, but her vehicle collided with the rear end of a vehicle driven by Willow Wheelock of Bristol, which then struck the rear end of a vehicle driven by Virginia Desroder, 75, of Whiting. No injuries were reported, but the vehicles all sustained damage.
Police issued Hutchinson a ticket for following too closely.
• On Nov. 9 at around 3:30 p.m. were notified of a possible shoplifter at a business on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. State police arrived on scene, identified Katrina Race, 36, of Charlotte, as a person of interest, and took Race into custody because of an active arrest warrant. Police lodged Race at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $200 bail.
Vergennes police helped out on this case.
• On Nov. 11 at just past 6 p.m. looked into a report of a two-car crash on Route 17W near the intersection with Jersey Street in Addison. Initial investigation indicates that Donald Bickford, 68, of Addison was driving east around a curve when an unidentified vehicle forced him off the road. When Bickford attempted to return to road but crossed into the opposing lane due to snowy road conditions, police report. Bickford’s Nissan Rogue was sideswiped by a Jeep driven by Patrick Kachmar, 47, of Vergennnes, who was traveling west. As a result of the collision, Kachmar left the roadway off the westbound lane and crashed into a road sign.
Kachmar was evaluated by rescue personnel and did not suffer any injuries other than soreness. Bickford was not injured, according to police.
The Vermont State Police were assisted by members of Town Line First Response, Addison Fire Department and Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.
• Closed at least one lane of Route 17 between the New Haven Fire Department and East Street on the morning of Nov. 12 after a tractor-trailer jackknifed.
• Troopers at the New Haven barracks announced on Nov. 13 that they and other local law enforcement agencies will run sobriety checkpoints in Addison County over the the next two weeks.
• On Nov. 14 at approximately 9:13 p.m. were dispatched to a one-car crash on Plank Road near Pea Ridge Road in Ferrisburgh. Police said Jesse Beaver, 40, of Bristol was driving a Chevy Malibu when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the road into a ditch. Troopers ended up citing Beaver for driving under the influence, third offense, and released him to a responsible sober party.
• On Nov. 16 at around 7 p.m. saw a vehicle traveling north on Route 22A at a speed greater than the posted speed limit in Addison. The trooper stopped the car and cited Robert Evarts, 63, of Colchester for driving with a criminally suspended license. Evarts also got a speeding ticket for allegedly driing 67 mph in a 50 mph zone.
• On Nov. 17 at 10 minutes to 9 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh after observing several moving violations. Police cited John Hill, 29, of Charlotte for driving under the influence.

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