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Vermont State Police Log: New Haven man faces charges

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were joined by law enforcement officers from three other local agencies in the investigation, pursuit and capture of a 78-year-old New Haven man, who now faces multiple charges.

Troopers joined Vergennes police on the morning of Sept. 26 in their assessment of an ongoing threatening complaint that occurred on Green Street in Vergennes. State police learned that the man involved was identified as Gary A. Mcintyre, 78, of New Haven. Mcintyre had left the scene prior to police arrival, and word was spread to other police departments to be on the lookout for Mcintyre and his vehicle.

State police Cpl. Justin Busby located the vehicle in question, chased it and apprehended Mcintyre.

Police cited Mcintyre for violation of an abuse relief order, violation of conditions of release, speeding, grossly careless and negligent driving and attempting to elude a police officer.

The Vermont State Police were assisted by members of the Middlebury Police Department and the Addison County Sheriffs Department.

Meanwhile, state police are warning the public about recent scam calls in which the caller pretends to be a VSP commander or trooper. Reports to the state police indicate the imposter tells the recipient of the call that he or she is subject to a pending legal matter. If leaving a message, the scammer provides a number for the recipient to call back.

These calls are not originating with the Vermont State Police. If anyone receives such a call, they should hang up or not call back at the number provided, and instead telephone their local VSP barracks to confirm the authenticity of the message. In Addison County call VSP’s New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919.

VSP reminds the public never to give out personal information or to pay money, obtain gift cards or money orders, etc., in response to unknown or suspicious callers. People also are encouraged to report suspicious calls to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Assistance Program, at 1-800-649-2424 or online at [email protected]. More information is at ago.vermont.gov/cap/scam-prevention-through-awareness-and-education.

In other recent activity, troopers on Sept. 26 at around 6 p.m. responded to a report that someone had violated a restraining order on Maple Street in Waltham. After investigating, police took Jacob D. Burmania, 28, of Middlebury into custody and cited him on two counts of violation of an abuse prevention order by entering the lands/premises of a Maple Street home..

State police also responded to three recent motor vehicle accidents in which a car or truck struck a tree. Specifically, troopers:

• On Sept. 27 at around 10:42 a.m. dealt with a one-car crash on Lime Kiln Road south of Monkton Road in Monkton. Police report that Mikalah Russell, 18, of Bristol was driving a 2013 Honda Civic southbound along a curve on Lime Kiln Road at an unreasonable speed for the dirt road conditions. The Civic left the road off the northbound side before striking a tree and coming to a position of uncontrolled rest. Russell was taken to Porter Medical Center for a precautionary evaluation with no expected injuries. The car was a total loss. Police issued her a ticket for driving too fast, which carries a fine of $200 and two points on insurance. 

• On Sept. 30 shortly before 7 a.m. closed one lane of Route 22A in Orwell for six hours while investigating and cleaning up after a tractor-trailer crash south of Cook Road. Police report that Sheyalo A. Bwana, 50, of Syracuse, N.Y., was driving a 2023 International LT625 southbound on 22A when he left his lane and went off the southbound shoulder and struck a tree. Middlebury Regional EMS took Bwana to Porter Medical Center for suspected injuries. Police issued him a ticket for going outside of his lane.

On Oct. 3 at a quarter past midnight responded to a one-car crash on River Road in New Haven. Troopers report that Skyler LaPre, 18, of Middlebury was driving a 2010 Ford Focus westbound when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree head on. LaPre sustained suspected minor injuries and was able to exit the vehicle prior to it becoming engulfed in flames. Police said speed appeared to be a factor in this crash. 

The car was a total loss.

Troopers were assisted on scene by members of Bristol Rescue Squad and the New Haven Fire Department.

In another incident, a vehicle crashed on a county highway but did not hit a tree. Troopers report that on Oct. 3 at a little before 2 p.m. Roy Ware, 83, of Shaftsbury was driving a 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle on Route 125 near National Forest Road 43 in Hancock when he apparently oversteered through a curve causing the motorcycle tires to lose traction and tumble. Ware was transported to the nearest hospital via ambulance.

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