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Man charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child
WARDSBORO- A 68-year-old Wardsboro man has been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, aggravated sexual assault, and domestic assault.  Police arrested Jerry Rathburn on Friday, March 30, following a lengthy investigation by the Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department for Children and Families.  Rathburn was processed at the Westminster Barracks and was later transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility where he was held on $10,000 bail.

Name released
WILMINGTON-  Police have released the name of a man whose body was found outside his East Main Street house on Sunday, March 24.  Police say the death of Richard Kime, 70, of Wilmington, appears to have been accidental.  Autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death are pending.

Two charged in Dover burglary    
DOVER- Following an investigation of a burglary at a house on Sunday, January 28, Celina Stephens, 32, was charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.  Gregory Moffit, 29, was charged with aiding in the commission of a felony and receiving stolen property.  Stephens was also charged with unlawful mischief following a report of damage to a residence on Monday, February 5.

West Dover woman charged
DOVER- Marina Czechorowski, 25, of West Dover, was charged with disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release following an incident at a fire scene in West Dover on Saturday, February 3. Czechorowski was also charged with uttering a forged instrument and violation of conditions of release following an incident on Sunday, February 18.  

Driver charged with DUI and DLS
DOVER- Tyler Turner, 28, of Wilmington, was charged with driving under the influence following a motor vehicle stop of a suspicious vehicle on Friday, February 23, at about 9:15 pm.  Turner was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

Driver stopped for erratic operation    
DOVER- On Saturday, March 3, at 9:30 pm, a New Jersey-registered Lexus was stopped on Tannery Road for erratic operation.  The driver, Richard Diamond, 45, of Ridgewood, NJ, was charged with driving under the influence.

Driver’s license was suspended    
DOVER- A New York-registered Land Rover was stopped on South Access Road for several motor vehicle violations on Tuesday, March 6, at about 8:15 pm.  The operator of the vehicle, Joseph Chandler, 34, of North Salem, NY, was found to be suspended in Vermont.  Chandler was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Grafton man faces multiple charges
DOVER- Dover police investigated a complaint of an altercation and vandalism at a hotel in West Dover at about 10:30 pm on Thursday, March 8. Jared Vanosdol, 25, of Grafton, was charged with stalking, operation with owner’s consent, false information to a police officer, petit larceny and unlawful mischief.  Vanosdol was lodged at the Southern State Correction Facility for lack of $2,500 bail.

Police say hit-and-run driver didn’t go far
DOVER- At about 10 pm on Saturday, March 17, Dover police received a report of a hit-and-run accident.  A black New Jersey-registered GMC pickup was stopped a short distance from the accident.  Matthew Soleau, 33, of Hoboken, NJ, was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Charged with negligent operation    
DOVER- On Sunday, March 18, at about 4:45 pm, Dover police received a report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Handle and Tannery roads.  John Santaniello, 51, of West Dover, was charged with negligent operation.

Driver stopped for several violations    
DOVER- Police stopped a Connecticut-registered Acura on Route 100 for several motor vehicle violations at about 1 am on Sunday March 18.  The driver, Stanislaw Dzczepanik, 64, of Southington, CT, was charged with driving under the influence.

Charged with DUI
DOVER- Police stopped a Rhode Island-registered Mazda on Route 100 for speeding at about 1:30 am on Saturday, March 24.  The driver, Bronson Damota, 28, of Coventry, RI, was charged with driving under the influence.

Driver stopped for erratic operation    
DOVER- On Friday, March 23, at about 11:45 pm, Dover police stopped a New York-registered Jeep Wrangler on Route 100 for erratic operation.  The driver, Jorge Rodrigues, 48, of Mineola, NY, was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Charged with driving under the influence
DOVER- Police stopped a Vermont-registered Subaru on Route 100 for several motor vehicle violations at about 1:45 am on Sunday, March 25.  The operator of the vehicle, Daniel Childs, 24, of West Dover, was charged with driving under the influence.

Driving under the influence of drugs
DOVER- On Friday, March 30, at about 11 pm, police stopped a Vermont-registered Subaru on South Access Road  for erratic operation.  The operator of the vehicle, James McGovern, 18, of West Dover, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

No injuries in crash
WHITINGHAM- Police say Grace Russell, 18, of Jacksonville, escaped injury when her vehicle crashed into a tree on Route 8A at about 9:25 am on Monday, April 2.  According to reports, Russell was driving downhill and around a curve when she lost control of her vehicle.  She attempted to regain control, but oversteered and crashed into the tree.  The vehicle was considered a total loss.

The Deerfield Valley News

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