Public Safety


Charged with aggravated sexual assault
TOWNSHEND- Police have charged Marshall H. Parker, 36, of Brattleboro, with aggravated sexual assault following an investigation by state police and the Vermont Department of Children and Family Services.  
According to police, Parker was arrested on Wednesday, April 18, and processed at the Westminster Barracks.  He was later trasnsported to the Southern State Correctional Facility where was held without bail until his arraignment the following day.

Woman faces multiple charges
HALIFAX- Police have charged a Keene, NH, woman with unlawful trespass into a dwelling, unlawful mischief, and disorderly conduct following an incident Thursday afternoon, April 19.  Police say they received a complaint about a threat at a Larock Lane house.  
According to police, Ashlee Riddle, 32, of Keene, NH, forced entry into an unoccupied house.   While she was at the house, she was confronted by family members, and she threatened them with physical assault. Police removed Riddle and her husband from the property.
At about 7:48 pm, police say, the Riddles forced entry into the same house again.  
Ashlee Riddle refused to leave the residence and was arrested.  She was processed at the state police barracks in Westminster and released on conditions.

Interviewee charged with DUI
NEWFANE-  Police say they were investigating an incident when they observed Mark Larson, 60, of Newfane, driving on Purinton Road.  
When they interviewed him in connection with their investigation, police say he displayed signs of impairment.  He failed field sobriety exercises and was arrested for driving under the influence.  He was ordered to answer the charge in Windham Superior Court on Tuesday, May 8.

Driver charged with DUI after crash
MARLBORO- Police arrested Derek Miller, 31, of Marlboro, for driving under the influence after investigating a crash on Augur Hole Road at about 8:10 pm on Friday, April 20.  Miller was ordered to appear in Windham Superior Court on Tuesday, May 8, to answer the charge.

Electric company warns of phone scam
RUTLAND- Vermont Electric Power Company is alerting Vermont residents to a telephone scam involving callers claiming to be representing VELCO. The scammers have targeted Vermont businesses demanding credit card information to pay an account balance or face disconnection.
VELCO has no residential or commercial business accounts; it owns and operates the high-voltage electric transmission grid. Retail electric service is provided by local distribution companies. Further, Vermont utilities do not demand credit card information or other payment mechanisms over the phone or in person. Anyone receiving such a call should follow these steps: do not provide payment or any other personal information; do not engage with the caller; immediately hang up.
Customers receiving such calls are encouraged to report this scam by calling (800) 649-2424 or (802) 656-3183, or by visiting

Drug take-back day on Saturday
VERMONT- On Saturday, April 28,  communities across Vermont will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and setting up collection sites that offer a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Last year, Vermonters turned in 5,552 pounds of medication at more than 70 collection sites.
Take-back day is organized in partnership with the health department, local and state law enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration to help ensure that prescription drugs that are no longer being used don’t end up being misused.
The health department coordinates a system of permanent prescription drug disposal sites. Collection sites will be open from 10 am to 2 pm. Find a collection site by visiting or by dialing 2-1-1 from any Vermont phone.

Discussion on how to avoid scams
MARLBORO- AARP Vermont and Marlboro Cares will present Weapons of Fraud, a discussion of leading scams, con artist techniques and steps to avoid victimization.    The program, led by Elliott Greenblott, will take place at Marlboro Elementary School on Route 9 Wednesday, May 2, at 7 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.  For more information call (802) 258-3030.

The Deerfield Valley News

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