Aug. 30 at 8:33 p.m., police charged Cassaundra Walker, 29, of Eden with violating conditions of her release in an earlier case. Police said Walker was not at a residence in North Troy where she is supposed to maintain a 24-hour curfew.
Aug. 30 at 11:26 p.m., police charged Michael Smith, 50, of Elmore with disorderly conduct and criminal threatening. Police said they received a call from Smith, who complained of a family disturbance at a residence on Martineau Road in Elmore. According to police, Smith was likely the cause of the disturbance. Police said Smith was highly intoxicated, so they took him into custody and tried to take him to a detox facility in Burlington. However, “while Smith was being transported to detox, he became extremely unruly, aggressive, disorderly and threatening. Smith threatened the lives of people at his residence, threatened to assault troopers and threatened to shoot troopers upon his release. Smith also spit all over the rear seat of a trooper’s cruiser,” wrote Trooper Justin Wagner. Smith was refused admission to the detox facility in Burlington and was subsequently held at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center until sober. He was released with a citation to appear Oct. 23 in Lamoille County District Court.
Sept. 3 between 11 a.m. and noon, someone stole a pair of magnetic signs affixed to a vehicle parked in a logging yard on Route 14 in Craftsbury. The signs read “Kingdom Timber Positive Impact Forestry and Logging Adam Allen 802-696-8038.” Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Amy LeClair at the state police Derby barracks at 334-8881.
Sept. 5 at 3:10 p.m., a two-car crash occurred on Route 15 in Underhill near Warner Creek Avenue. Police said Edward Lafountain, 53, of Cambridge, had stopped behind a school bus when his GMC pickup was rear-ended by a Mercury Mariner driven by Victoria Wolf, 24, of Jericho. Both drivers were taken to UVM Medical Center in Burlington, treated for minor injuries and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Sept. 7 at 8:42 p.m., after responding to a report of a family fight on South Main Street in Waterbury, police charged Dale Brooks, 55, of Waterbury with aggravated domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services. According to police, Brooks prevented the alleged victim from calling for help. He was held for lack of $5,000 bail.
Note: Charges filed by police are subject to review by prosecutors and can be amended or dropped. This includes reports from the two Vermont State Police troopers assigned to Waterbury, as well as other local incidents.