Vermont State Police Log: Local man cited for aggravated assault
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to Leicester-Whiting Road in Leicester twice on recent occasions and both times cited the same man for serious crimes.
On July 27 at a little after 5 p.m. state police received a report of a vehicle stolen from a Leicester Whiting Road home. Troopers identified the suspect as Christopher Bridgmon, 34, of Leicester.
Later, Pittsford police and troopers from the Rutland barracks located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. Bridgmon fled in the vehicle and ultimately crashed it in Pittsford. Police cited Bridgmon for an aggravated count of driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
Then on Aug. 7 at four minutes past 9 p.m. state police logged a report of an assault at a Leicester home.
After investigation, troopers determined that Bridgmon had assaulted a household member. Police said that while they were speaking with Bridgmon, he engaged in violent and tumultuous behavior.
They arrested Bridgmon and took him to the New Haven barracks, where they said he damaged state property. Police cited Bridgmon for first degree aggravated domestic assault, disorderly conduct and unlawful mischief and then lodged him at the Southern State Correctional Facility without bail.
Vergennes police assisted troopers on scene in Leicester.
In other recent activity, state police officers:
• On July 30 at 4:34 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by James Turner, 31, of Shoreham on Interstate 89 in Sharon and cited Turner for driving with a criminally suspended license.
• On Aug. 2 were dispatched to a report of a disturbance that had occurred earlier around 3 p.m. at McDonald’s restaurant on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Police allege that Keri Garrow, 34, of Pittsford engaged in tumultuous and threatening behavior, and made unreasonable noise in a public place. State police cited Garrow for disorderly conduct.
• On Aug. 7 at a little before 5:30 p.m. logged a report that a vehicle had gone off Route 100 in Granville and rolled over. Troopers report that they found driver Shawn Gagnon, 23, of Chicopee, Mass., showing signs of impairment. Police cited Gagnon for driving under the influence, second offense, and released him.
• On Aug. 7 at approximately 6:53 p.m. received a report of a motorcycle-car crash with injuries on Route 116 in Bristol near River Road. Troopers report that Martin Meyers, 56, of South Burlington was driving a 2010 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle northbound on Route 116 with 54-year-old Evonn Meyers of South Burlington as his passenger. Police allege that Meyers was driving too fast when he entered the curve in the road, and he crossed into the southbound lane into the path of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 driven by Julianne Seymour, 53, of Bolton, Conn. The motorcycle slid into the driver’s side of the Mercedes. Meyers and his passenger were transported to UVM Medical Center where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Seymour was taken to Porter Hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Both vehicles were totaled.
Police said Martin Meyers had been driving at an unsafe speed.
Troopers were assisted on scene by members of the Bristol police, rescue and fire departments, as well as Middlebury Regional EMS.
• On Aug. 10 at approximately 9:35 p.m. were advised to be on the lookout for a vehicle operating in an erratic manner and without any headlights. Troopers found the vehicle on Main Street in Vergennes and identified the driver as Hector Abadgalindo, 25, of Vergennes.
Abadgalindo was run through a series of tests to ensure he could operate a motor vehicle safely. At the conclusion of those tests, police took Abadgalindo into custody, transported him to the Vergennes Police Department and cited him for driving under the influence.
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