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Vermont State Police Log: Police seek person who crashed into a pole

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for help from the public as they look for the person who drove a car into a utility pole in Salisbury last week but left before they arrived.
On Dec. 1 at about 6:10 p.m. troopers responded to Shard Villa Road in Salisbury for a report that a car had crashed into a pole near Columbus Smith Road. A witness reported the driver of the 2007 Saturn Ion was picked up by another individual in another vehicle and had left the scene. 
Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact the New Haven state police barracks at (802) 388-4919. You can also submit and anonymous tip to vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the Salisbury Fire Department. 
Separately, state police cited a New Haven woman for domestic assault twice after separate incidents on consecutive days late last month. 
Troopers on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. received a report of a person attempting to harm themselves in the town of New Haven. Police said an investigation showed that Amber Veneaux, 23, had caused bodily injury to a household member. Troopers took Veneaux to the New Haven barracks for processing and cited her for domestic assault.
Then, at 6:23 p.m. on Nov. 19 state police received a report of a family fight in New Haven, and police said Veneaux had again caused bodily injury to a household member. They again cited Veneaux for domestic assault.
In other recent activity, troopers:
•  On Nov. 16 at around 2:30 p.m. responded to a report that a disabled vehicle was blocking a lane of traffic on Route 125 in Hancock. Troopers found that the vehicle was unattended and later found the driver, who they identified as 35-year-old Kristine Gowdy of Granville, walking on Route 100 in Hancock. Police said Gowdy was wanted on a Caledonia County arrest warrant, and they arrested her and lodged her at the Southern State Correctional Facility, where she was held with bail set at $200.
•  On Nov. 20 learned that Michael Graziadei, 51, who was reported to be homeless, had sent a threatening email to a Lincoln resident. Troopers report that Graziadei was under court order not to contact the person in question, and they cited Graziadei for violating conditions of release and for disturbing the peace by electronic communications. 
•  On Nov. 21 at around 8:20 p.m. logged a report of a vehicle striking the porch of a Big Hollow Road home at Route 116 in Starksboro and then leaving the scene. Vehicle parts that remained on scene indicated the vehicle was a Ford of an unknown model or year. Vermont State Police ask anyone with information on the driver who struck the porch to contact Trooper Brandon Slaney at the New Haven barracks at (802) 388-4919 or text the keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES). Tips can also be submitted anonymously to 844-848-8477.
•  On Nov. 26 at 8:34 p.m. responded to a report of a one-car crash on Route 116 South near Hewitt Road in Bristol. Police said Ashleigh Hickey, 28, of Ripton drove a 2012 Subaru Impreza off the road and struck two mailboxes, but was unhurt. Troopers cited Hickey for driving under the influence, third offense. State police were assisted on scene by the Bristol Fire Department and Bristol Rescue Squad.
•  On Dec. 2 at 11:45 a.m. received a call regarding a citizen dispute in Orwell. By investigating police determined that earlier in the day Duane Kirby, 68, of Orwell had violated an abuse prevention order. Officers cited Kirby for that offense.
•  On Dec. 6 at around 6 p.m. logged a report of a family fight in Waltham. After investigating, police alleged that Corey Riley, 30, of Waltham caused bodily injury to a household member and cited Riley for domestic assault. 

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