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Pursuit in Sharon
Posted on June 10, 2014

Summary of Incident:
PRESS RELEASE
-Pursuit in Sharon leads to two arrests, multiple charges-
CASE#: 14D302243, 14RY00361
RPD OFFICERS: Ofc. John Breault, Ofc. Gary Rogler
VSP TROOPERS:Sgt John Helfant, Tpr Zachary Gauthier, Tpr Gary Salvatore
STATION: Royalton PD/VSP Royalton
CONTACT#:802-763-7776/234-9933

DATE/TIME:June 9, 2014 @ 2000 hrs
LOCATION: White Brook Road & Fay Brook Rd, Sharon VT

ACCUSED:Sandy Jones
AGE:47
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:Sharon, VT
VIOLATION:VSP-Careless and Negligent Operation/RPD-Aiding in a Motor Vehicle Felony

ACCUSED: Brandin Durkee
AGE: 26
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Hartford, VT
VIOLATION:VSP-None/RPD-Felony Att. to Elude, Viol. Conditions of Release, Driving License Suspended 4th, Careless and Negligent Motor Vehicle Operation

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:Royalton PD was engaged in a pursuit with Brandin Durkee, operating a 2013 blue Dodge Dart, on White Brook Road in Sharon VT. Durkee operated the vehicle while criminally suspended and in a negligent manner. Durkee drove the vehicle onto a Class 4 road and then fled on foot. Royalton PD received a phone tip that Sandy Jones, who is civilly suspended, was operating a 2006 tan Ford Explorer and was headed to pick up Durkee in an attempt to help him evade police.

State Police located the Ford Explorer on Clifford Farm Rd in Sharon and observed Jones operating the vehicle. Jones fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed, operating in the oncoming lane of travel in blind corners. State Police caught up to the Explorer as it was pulling into a driveway on Kibling Hill Rd in Tunbridge, VT. Jones was operating and Durkee was in the passenger seat.

Jones and Durkee were arrested for the above charges. Jones and Durkee were processed at VSP Royalton and released on citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court on July 22, 2014 to answer to the charges.



DLS 3rd Offense
Posted on May 26, 2014

Summary of Incident:
PRESS RELEASE
CASE #: 14RY00264
OFFICER: Breault

DATE/TIME: 5/22/14 at 1140 hrs.
LOCATION: VT Route 110, So. Royalton
VIOLATION: Criminal DLS - 3rd Offense

ACCUSED: Edward Davis, Jr.
AGE: 27
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chelsea, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On Thurs, May 22, at approx. 1140 hours, Royalton police stopped a vehicle for a minor violation on Route 110 in South Royalton. The operator, Edward Davis Jr., 27, of Chelsea, was found to be driving with a criminally suspended license. He was taken into custody and transported to Royalton PD for processing. He was late released with a citation to appear in Windsor Criminal Court to answer to the charge of DLS, 3rd offense.



DUI 3rd Offense
Posted on May 26, 2014

Summary of Incident:
PRESS RELEASE
CASE#: 14RY00268
OFFICER: Rogler

DATE/TIME: 5/25/2014 at 1839 hrs
LOCATION: VT Route 110, South Royalton
VIOLATION: DUI (3rd Offense)

ACCUSED: David Smart
AGE: 41
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: So. Royalton, VT

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On Sun., May 25, at approximately 1839 hours, Royalton police stopped a vehicle on Route 110 in South Royalton for a minor moving violation. Upon speaking with the operator, David Smart, 41, of South Royalton, the officer determined Smart was driving under the influence of alcohol. After failing roadside sobriety exercises, Smart was taken into custody and transported for processing. He was later released with a citation to appear in Windsor Superior Court Criminal Division to answer to the charge of DUI, 3rd offense.

COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: June 3, 2014
COURT: Windsor Criminal Division