Total reported incidents, including traffic stops: 239
Tickets, 7; warnings 31
Suspicious events: 26
Agency assists: 7
Because of scheduling conflicts, the sheriff’s department blotter was not published last week. This edition, covering a two-week period, is slightly abbreviated.
May 17 at 8:32 p.m., a person reported about $300 worth of rock climbing gear — harness, shoes, carabiners and belay devices — was stolen from a car parked on Main Street in Johnson. Police are investigating.
May 18 at 4:27 a.m., while running radar on Route 12 in Elmore near the Worcester line, police pulled over a car with a missing taillight and arrested the driver — Michael S. Sylvester, Jr., 30 — and passenger — Tanya A. Hamel, 31 — on warrants issued in Washington County. Both live in Morrisville.
May 18 at 5:28 p.m., after pulling a car over on Route 15 east of Johnson because its muffler was too loud, police accused the driver, Jenna Cross, 20, of driving after criminal license suspension. Police also arrested a passenger, Nicholas Preston, 19, of Burlington, on an active warrant.
May 18 at 7:25 p.m., a couple of dirt bikers riding on Tree Farm Road in Eden had permission to be there, but a caller asked if police could patrol the area to control speeding.
May 18 at 10:55 p.m., burglars hit another car on Lower Main Street in Johnson, stealing $30 to $40 worth of items, including books and a check. Police are investigating.
May 18 at 11:53 p.m., police dog Kubo helped Morristown police search a car for drugs after a chase.
May 19 at 4:30 p.m., several kids riding ATVs off Jones Road in Hyde Park were not wearing helmets, and police told them they needed to if they were going to ride on public roads.
May 20 at 12:17 p.m., Twisted Teas were reported stolen from the Wolcott Store.
May 20 at 3:50 p.m., no one was injured in a three-car wreck on Route 15 in Johnson near Hog Back Road.
May 20 at 4:37 p.m., a concrete truck from Harrison’s Concrete crashed into a utility pole on Railroad Street in Johnson. The driver told police he was going less than 10 mph and must have gotten tangled up in the wires. No one was injured, the truck wasn’t damaged and the driver wasn’t ticketed.
May 20 at 9:36 p.m., a man and woman were arguing on Lower Main Street in Johnson. Police say she was intoxicated, registering a 0.147 percent blood-alcohol level, and the two agreed to go their separate ways for the evening.
May 20 at 10:06 p.m., police accused Christina Benson, 42, of Hyde Park of domestic assault. She allegedly scratched and bit a man and hit him with a piece of driftwood.
May 21 at 11:09 a.m., the Twisted Tea thief was back at Wolcott Store, pocketing three 24-ounce cans in his hoodie. When a store employee asked him to return them, he said, “sorry,” and walked out. Police are investigating.
May 21 at 4:13 p.m., police accused Anissa Geno, 46, of Hardwick of driving after criminal license suspension. She’d been pulled over for speeding on Garfield Road.
May 21 at 4:19 p.m., a Wolcott resident found a large dent in his passenger side door and a note that explained a tire had come off a trailer and slammed into the car. The note writer did not leave contact information, though.
May 21 at 9:18 p.m., police accused Steven Royer, 46, of Johnson of driving under the influence, second or subsequent offense, after pulling him over on Main Street in Johnson for having a headlight out. Police measured Royer’s blood-alcohol level at 0.111 percent.
May 22 at 8:36 p.m., police responded to the home of William Peters, 99, on Ferry Street in North Hyde Park, and found that Peters had died of natural causes. Police say the hearty man had mowed the lawn just that morning.
May 23 at 1:53 p.m., burglars hit another parked car in Johnson and stole $350 worth of belongings.
May 23 at 5:13 p.m., in Johnson, a Codding Hollow resident reported a break-in, saying someone had rifled through the bedroom drawers. Nothing was reported missing but police are investigating.
May 23 at 6:05 p.m., in Johnson, a Clay Hill resident reported thousands of dollars’ worth of old coins had been stolen.
May 24 at 11:14 a.m., no one was injured in a Hyde Park parking lot fender bender.
May 25 at 10:38 a.m., the driver of a Honda CRV was seen dumping tires on Brook Road in Hyde Park, but the license plate reported didn’t match the car. Police are investigating.
May 26 at 1:39 a.m., yet another Johnson car was reported broken into, from a few days prior. The owner said a backpack was taken that contained clothes, makeup, an EpiPen and juggling balls.
May 26 at 3:49 p.m., police accused Benjamin W. Draper, 33, of Eden of unlawful trespass, DUI No. 2, driving after criminal license suspension and violating conditions of release. Police said parked his flatbed trailer at a Johnson home and entered the house without knocking, saying his truck was out of gas. Police say Draper refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. The homeowner told police it “seemed odd” that a man would just walk into someone’s house, especially one with barking dogs.
May 28 at 4:59 a.m., a father and son got into an argument over the son arriving late for work. Police persuaded them to separate.
May 29 at 8:52 p.m., a car hit a deer near the Wolcott-Craftsbury town line and the deer walked away.
May 30 at 11:01 a.m., police charged Nathan Edwards, 30, of Johnson with assaulting police and violating conditions of release. Edwards was placed in a holding cell at the sheriff’s department after deputies responded to an altercation on Route 100C in Johnson. Edwards refused to hand over his hooded sweatshirt, which has a drawstring, police said, and allegedly punched one deputy and spit on the others who came to assist.
May 30 at 7:38 p.m., minor car crash in the Johnson Maplefields parking lot; no injuries or tickets.
Note: Charges filed by police are subject to review by the Lamoille County State’s Attorney Office and can be amended or dropped.