Guptil Road traffic light

The traffic light at the intersection of Route 100 and Guptil Road went into action this week.

May 1 at 5 p.m., police charged Justin P. Stevens, 26, of Newport with aggravated assault and unlawful mischief. Police said Stevens was at Upper Valley Services on Dickerson Road in Moretown when he allegedly struck a staff member in the head with a cellphone, threatened both that person and another staff member with a box cutter, and damaged the building. He was taken to Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin for a mental health evaluation.

May 1 at 5:40 p.m., police charged Samantha L. McMullen, 28, of Montpelier with violating her conditions of release by allegedly having contact with a person she’s been ordered to stay away from at a residence on Foote Drive in Cambridge.

May 2 at 4:09 p.m., authorities found a lost hiker on the Long Trail near the town line between Eden and Lowell. Police received a call from Isabelle Parent, 37, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, who started her hike at Route 118 in Eden and became lost. With assistance from the Lowell Volunteer Fire Department and the Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, police located Parent, who was cold but otherwise in good health.

May 7 at 6:36 p.m., after a traffic stop on Intervale Avenue in Waterbury, police charged Matthew A. Hayes, 19, of Waterbury with driving after criminal license suspension.

May 8 at 11:36 p.m., police charged Ezekial Neathawk, 28, of Chester with driving under the influence of alcohol. They received a report about a person driving erratically, and stopped Neathawk on Interstate 89 northbound near Exit 9 in Middlesex. 

May 11 at 11:58 p.m., police charged Justin A. Lord, 22, of Waterbury with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police had stopped Lord on Route 2 in Moretown for not staying in his lane.

May 12 at 2:14 a.m., police charged Gabriel Rand, 22, of Waterbury, with driving under the influence. Police took Rand into custody at Billings Mobil in Waterbury, where they’d received a report of a verbal altercation.

Note: Charges filed by police are subject to review by prosecutors and can be amended or dropped.

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