Vermont State Police Log: Cornwall man cited for domestic assault

ADDISON COUNTY — A Vermont State Police investigation last week into a reported domestic assault earlier in the month ended with a Cornwall man accused of a felony.

On Aug. 27 troopers from the New Haven barracks were notified of a reported domestic assault that had occurred on Aug. 2 at around 9 p.m. Police alleged that Brad-Leigh Grace, 28, of West Cornwall had threatened a domestic partner with a deadly weapon, and that while doing so, he interfered with that domestic partner’s access to emergency services.

At around 8 p.m. the next day, Grace turned himself in at the New Haven barracks without incident. State police cited him for first degree aggravated domestic assault and for interference with access to emergency services.

In another domestic case last week, on Aug. 22 state police reported that on Aug. 15 at a little after 4 p.m. troopers responded to a complaint that Jamey W. Pattison, 35, of Middlebury was in violation of a court order. After investigating, troopers reported that Pattison was at a place off Route 125 in Hancock in violation of final relief from abuse order. Police cited him for two counts of that violation.

As is the case most weeks, Vermont State Police last week cited a number of people for driving on local roads in a state of intoxication. 

On Aug. 22 at approximately 10:11 p.m., a trooper saw a violation and stopped the vehicle on Route 7 near Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh. The trooper cited Mark P. Tittemore, 57, of North Clarendon for driving under the influence of drugs. State police were assisted by Vergennes police.

The next day, Wednesday, Aug. 23, at about 10 minutes before 5 p.m. state police saw another violation and stopped the vehicle on High Street in Middlebury. Police cited Bruce Jestice, 58, of Ferrisburgh for driving under the influence of drugs, second offense. Vergennes police again provided assistance.

Separately, on Aug. 25 at 1:35 a.m. police checked a vehicle that was suspected to be broken down  around Route 7 and Plains Road in Salisbury. While speaking with driver Aleesha Dronia, 26, of Hyde Park, the trooper observed indicators of impairment and screened Dronia for DUI. Ultimately, they cited Dronia for driving under the influence. Troopers were assisted by Middlebury police.

Later on Friday, Aug. 25, at a little before 4:30 p.m., a trooper  stopped a vehicle on Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury after observing a motor vehicle violation. Police cited Kim Schroeder, 62, of Salisbury for driving under the influence, fourth offense.

That night, at five minutes to 11 p.m. on Aug. 25, a trooper stopped a motor vehicle on Route 7 near Old Hollow Road in Ferrisburgh. They identified the driver as an 18-year-old Salisbury resident. While speaking to the juvenile, troopers thought the teen was impaired and screened them for DUI. Police cited them for driving under the influence, second offense, as well as for enabling consumption of alcohol by two minors. They will answer the charges in Family Court.

Troopers also issued traffic tickets to the juvenile for improper use of flashing signals, being  person required to register and driving without insurance. Together those tickets could result in $544 in fines and four points on their driver’s license.

The last drunken driving citation of the week was issued early Sunday morning. At around 1:35 a.m. on Aug. 27, state police responded to a vehicle off Botsford Road in Ferrisburgh. They cited Maureen Stake, 35, of Palatine, Ill., for driving under the influence, second offense. 

It was not all arrests and citations for state police last week. On Friday, Aug. 25, at around 1 p.m. state police responded to a tractor trailer crash on Route 22A near North Cream Hill Road in Bridport. Police report that Kelvin Willis, 54, of Augusta, Ga., was driving an International MV607 northbound on 22A when a southbound gray passenger car crossed the center line and entered his lane. Willis said he veered off the road to avoid the passenger car, was unable to navigate back onto the roadway due to a steep shoulder and crashed in a wooded area off the roadway. Willis, who was not injured, told police that the gray passenger car did not stop.

Anyone with information on the gray passenger car, possibly a Honda Civic, is asked to contact Trooper Mae Murdock at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.

Troopers were assisted on scene by the Bridport and Shoreham fire departments, Sheldrick and Sons Towing of Bridport and Central Vermont Truck Repair of Rutland. 

Route 22A in the area was completely closed for approximately 45 minutes.

Then on Aug. 28 at approximately 6:04 p.m., troopers responded to a 911 hang-up call from a residence on Elder Hill Road in Lincoln. While on scene, troopers saw Jacob Jimmo, 38, of Lincoln, who was known to have two active arrest warrants. So the troopers arrested Jimmo and lodged him at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility on $200 bail for each of the two warrants. 

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