Brattleboro Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Brattleboro man pleads to assault, drug charges

    3 hrs ago | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Less than a month after Kobie McDurfee was accused of holding a knife to a woman's throat in Brattleboro, he was arrested for possessing drugs and wrestling with police. Now McDurfee, 20, has entered pleas to charges that stemmed from both of those incidents.

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today [10.24.14]

    23 hrs ago | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: The physician, who treated patients in West Africa, is the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's largest city. The gunman had talked about wanting to go to Libya or Syria, and may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting a passport.

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  • Police Log

    Yesterday | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    The Brattleboro Police Department is currently seeking the public's help in locating Cory Chamberlin, 26, of Maryland. On Aug. 20, police and firefighters responded to the Hannaford parking lot on Putney Road for the report of a vehicle crash with a possible fire.

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  • Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

    Tuesday Oct 21 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 hours of interviews. Attorneys for James Holmes asked for the postponement Tuesday, and the judge gave prosecutors until Wednesday to respond.

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  • NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

    Tuesday Oct 21 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. Kalleen was performing Friday at the G train stop in Brooklyn's hipster Williamsburg neighborhood, home to trendy boutiques and cafes patronized by ultrahip residents and tourists who flock there to experience Brooklyn life.

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  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison fo...

    Tuesday Oct 21 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" the double-amputee Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

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  • Home invasion suspect arrested

    Monday Oct 20 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Police have arrested a Bellows Falls man they say is the final suspect in a home invasion case in which three men allegedly stole money after illegally entering a woman's apartment and using a gun to assault the victim. According to the Bellows Falls Police Department, Christopher Billetdeaux, 27, was taken into custody from a village residence on an arrest warrant on Oct. 17, with help from the Walpole, N.H., Police Department.

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  • Hinsdale man faces charges of prostitution

    Friday Oct 17 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    A Hinsdale man faces one misdemeanor count of prostitution for allegedly offering money to an 18-year-old woman in exchange for sexual acts. Dustin J. Postma, 37, is accused of contacting the woman, who had applied for a job at a local car dealership he works for, in reference to her application, and eventually solicited her to engage in acts of prostitution for $100.

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  • Vt. man who killed woman in 2000 flees, is caught

    Thursday Oct 16 | via WCAX-TV Burlington 

    Authorities say a Vermont man who fatally shot his foster mother to death in 2000 and served more than a decade in prison is in custody after fleeing from the state. Police said 32-year-old Scott Favreau walked away from his job at a Brattleboro restaurant Sunday night.

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  • New Jersey man with criminal history arrested after ...

    Saturday Oct 11 | via MassLive.com 

    A New Jersey man with a history of fleeing from the police allegedly reprised that role on Friday after a car he was in was pulled over by Vermont State Police in Brattleboro. According to a press release from troopers, officers on patrol around 1:10 p.m. Friday spotted a vehicle that was wanted in relation to an ongoing investigation near the Super 8 Motel on Putney Road in Brattleboro.

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  • Second suspect arrested in BF home invasion

    Friday Oct 10 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    A second man was arrested in relation to a home invasion that occurred in the early evening hours of Oct. 8. According to a press release from the Bellows Falls Police Department, Thomas Thompson Jr., 27, of Bellows Falls, was cited with burglary of an occupied dwelling and assault and robbery. He was arrested Thursday night at approximately 8:15 p.m. He was ordered held on $15,000 bond and is expected in court today for arraignment.

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  • Man sends newspaper check years after rack thefts

    Friday Oct 10 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida. Bernard Schermerhorn says he's followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend's scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger .

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  • Simpson case to launch FX's 'American Crime Story'

    Tuesday Oct 7 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    The FX is joining with "American Horror Story" producer Ryan Murphy on a true-crime anthology miniseries. First up: the O.J. Simpson murder case.

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  • Webcast - News headlines for Monday, October 6

    Monday Oct 6 | via WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh 

    BACK IN 20-12. THEY'VE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. JURY SELECTION FOR ALLEN PRUE'S TRIAL WILL START TODAY IN BURLINGTON.

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  • Judge: Vegas shooting suspect fakes mental illness

    Friday Oct 3 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    A Nevada judge said Friday that a doctor determined a Las Vegas criminal defendant is faking mental illness to avoid a new trial on charges that he fired a gun backstage while trying to steal costumes and props from cast members of the "Thunder From Down Under" male revue. Jailers said Joey Kamari refused to be brought to court, where Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell told his lawyers, Yi Lin Zheng and John Momot, that two doctors found Kadmiri competent for retrial on felony burglary, robbery, battery, drug and weapon charges.

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  • Man charged in $5M violin theft pleads guilty

    Friday Oct 3 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery on Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee. Salah Salahadyn was taken into custody after changing his plea during a hearing in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

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  • Reputed drug cartel member pleads guilty in U.S.

    Friday Oct 3 | via The Brattleboro Reformer 

    A cousin of one of the world's most notorious drug lords who prosecutors say was working to expand the cartel's reach to Europe and northern New England faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hampshire. Jesus Gutierrez-Guzman admitted that he planned to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine plus heroin and methamphetamine in the U.S. Prosecutors say his cousin is Joaquin Guzman, who led the violent Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico until his arrest in February.

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Brattleboro Law

If I fight it and don't accept states offer against me can they present a worse offer?
If you reject the offer they do not have to re-offer it if you have "buyer's remorse." If you don't like an offer all...
Count One - 6-9 months as with 24 months probation std w/ specials: A1c, 3, 4, 5, must not buy, have, consume regulated drugs nor possess w/o valid RX;not engage in criminal behavior; random urinalysis. I was driving and had a seizure. When pulled over I explained to the officer I was having a seizure. They charged me with DUI - drugs. THey drew blood but tests not back yet.
The best advice anyone can give you is to hire the best lawyer you can find and fight this charge against you. I trust...
I know of someone (and have written proof via internet messages) that a woman in Colchester, VT, knowingly financed a vehicle in her name and got insurance for the sole purpose of allowing a 4 time convicted DUI offender and documented alcoholic drive the vehicle full time. She lists her address as the home of the vehicle,yet, this drunk driver is the one solely in possession of said jeep. I found out they were insured by Geico and alerted their fraud dept. They investigated and dropped this woman from insurance for fraud. After that, she went to Progressive and obtained insurance. They are currently investigating the case. I have also let VT state police know and they are watching him. I have been giving tips for the past 6 months to cops and NICB. How serious of an offense is this
I cannot tell you the specifics above about Vermont law. I am a Maine attorney and I know in Maine this would be a...
I can't afford a lawyer, but his parents pay for his. I am a wonderful mother and am very concerned about my son. The day his father received his lasts DUI was less than a month ago and it was three hours before he was supposed to pick my son up. I feel like I have a good chance to win custody back even without aa lawyer. Do I? I live in VT, by the way.
It looks like this has properly posted as a child custody question. If you can get the underlying police reports on...
A drunk driving accident with a broken arm resulted in a felony conviction over 14 years ago. No other problems with the law have occured since then. Can it be expunged and how do I go about it?
More than likely, the state where it occurred has procedures for expunging records. Generally a DUI conviction is not a...
A woman in VT fully financed a car and purchased insurance for it in her name, however, she is NOT the primary driver. She bought it for someone who has 4 DUI convictions and a permanently revoked license in the State of FL. He has no license in VT either due to his FL convictions. This woman allows this man to drive the car 24/7 and keep it at his residence. She has her own vehicle. Geico investigated them late last fall and dropped them from the policy after finding that indeed, the purchaser was NOT the one driving the vehicle. They have lots of photographic and video evidence. Now they switched to Progressive who is investigating them for fraud. I have called the police in the area and no one wants to be bothered w/ this. How can these 2 have charges filed against them for this?
I suggest that you make note of the make, model, color and license plate number of the vehicle. The next time you see...
I was "stopped" (though I wasnt driving. I was actually sleeping in my vehicle with the engine running) and was checked on by a passing officer. When she woke me up she decided to put me through the SFSTs. Im not sure how I did on the HGN but I personally feel I did well with the walk and turn and one leg stand. She proceeded with the PBT but could not get it to work roadside so she took me into custody and brought me back to her barracks. After waiting a little while her PBT started to work and I gave my breath sample followed by my DMT sample. I blew a .15. Can someone help me please? Do I possibly stand a chance at winning my case? Im scheduled to appear in court on 1/13/2014. Any advice? Thanks.
Yes, you stand a chance. Here's a good starting point: http://ncdd.com/find-an-attorney/usa/vermont .