Hardwick Police Report
Media Log Summary
Gross Negligent Operation
On October 27, at 3:09 a.m., Nicholas Parks, of St. Johnsbury, abandoned a running vehicle on Route 15 just east of Bunker Hill Road. Parks then walked to All Metals Recycling where he broke into a truck and drove it into a building to gain access. Parks was brought to NVRH to be seen by medical professionals and was later cited to appear in Caledonia County Court on November 9 to answer charges of Gross Negligent Operation, Aggravated Operation Without Consent of Owner, Burglary, DLS.
On October 31, at 7:02 a.m., HPD responded to a rollover accident involving an automobile on Route 16 in East Hardwick.
When HPD, fire and EMS arrived on scene, the car was vacant. A witness came forward stating that the driver was Skye Boutah, of Lyndon, and the witness had taken Boutah to get medical attention. Boutah did receive injuries, which are unknown at this time. Boutah was passing the witness and lost control of his vehicle causing the vehicle to roll over. Boutah’s license is currently criminally suspended from incidents not related to this accident. Boutah will be charged with driving while under criminal suspension. Court date to be determined.
On November 3, Robert C. Chaplin, of East Hardwick, was noticed on Mill Street in Hardwick, driving a green Subaru. Chaplin has a 24-hour curfew and conditions not to operate a motor vehicle. Chaplin was in violation of both and was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County Court on January 4.
On June 8, Logan Ballard, of Woodbury, was cited to appear on Dec. 21, in St. Johnsbury, on the charge of Embezzlement. Ballard was also charged with a bad check charge and cited for the same day.
This report is based on information received from the Hardwick Police Department but is not a full accounting of police activity. Persons named in this report are presumed to be innocent unless they plead or are found guilty in court.
State Police News
Theft, Assault, Multiple DUIs
On October 5, the Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. An unknown individual forced entry into a maintenance shop and stole two chainsaws, as well as hand tools. Investigation into the incident is ongoing and anyone with information in regards to
the theft is asked to contact the Vermont State Police.
On November 2, at 12:57 p.m., Troopers responded to a report of a family fight that had occurred on October 31 in Marshfield. Troopers spoke with the victim and the male who was identified as Malcolm Morillo, of Marshfield. After gathering statements, it was determined that Morillo had physically assaulted the victim. Morillo had fled to Massachusetts following the incident. He turned himself in to Troopers on Nov. 4 at the Middlesex Barracks. Morillo was lodged at the Barre City Police Department and issued a criminal citation to appear in Washington County Superior Court Criminal division on November 5.
On November 3, at approximately 5 p.m., the Vermont State Police St. Albans Barracks received a report of a domestic dispute in Enosburg. Subsequent investigation revealed Jayden Tilton, of Hardwick, damaged multiple parts of a family member’s vehicle following a dispute. While being placed under arrest, Tilton assaulted a law enforcement officer and resisted arrest. Tilton is charged with Unlawful Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer and Disorderly conduct. Tilton was subsequently released on flash citation to appear in Franklin County Superior Court on November 4 at 1 p.m.
On November 6, at approximately 11:32 p.m., the Vermont State Police received several reports of an erratic operation driving on South Craftsbury Road in the town of Craftsbury. Troopers responded to the area and conducted a traffic stop after locating the vehicle in question on Black River Road. The operator was identified as Crystal Peck, of Craftsbury. Peck showed signs of impairment. After a subsequent investigation, Peck was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Peck was transported to the Vermont State Police – Derby Barracks for processing and was later released on a citation.
On November 7, at 9:36 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash near the address of 335 Vt. Route 14 in the town of Craftsbury. Jeremiah Wild, 24, of Craftsbury was traveling south when he failed to observe the vehicle driven by Samuel Jay, also of Craftsbury, slowing to make a right turn into a private driveway. Wild’s vehicle struck jay’s vehicle in the rear, causing considerable front-end damage to Wild’s vehicle. Both operators were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured in the crash.
On November 8, at approximately 4:51 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Vt. Route 100 in the town of Lowell. Missisquoi Valley Ambulance, Newport Ambulance and Lowell Fire Department also responded to the scene to assist. Upon the trooper’s
arrival, the operators were identified as Brian Labarron, of Lowell and Steven Greene, of Hardwick. Investigation revealed Labarron was traveling north on Vt. Route 100 and failed to yield to oncoming traffic when turning left into the parking lot of the Lowell General Store. Greene, traveling south, struck
Labarron in the southbound lane of travel. A front seat passenger in Greene’s vehicle was reporting minor injuries and was transported to Copley Hospital. A front seat passenger in Labarron’s vehicle was also reporting minor injuries and was transported to North Country Hospital. While on scene, Labarron exhibited signs of impairment. After further investigation, Labarron was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. It was also revealed Labarron’s license to operate a motor vehicle was criminally suspended and he also had court ordered conditions of release not to operate a motor vehicle or consume any alcoholic beverages. Labarron was transported to the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks, where he was processed and later released on a citation. Labarron was charged with DUI, Driving License Criminally Suspended (DLS), and Violation of Conditions of Release. A court date was set for Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.
On Nov. 9, at 11:01 a.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a single motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Taylor Farm Road and Vt. Route 214 in Plainfield. Subsequent investigation indicated that the operator, Jordan Preman of Plainfield, had been operating while under the influence of intoxicants. Preman was transported by EMS to Central Vermont Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Preman was subsequently issued a citation to appear in the Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division on November 19 at 8:30 a.m. to answer to the charge of DUI.
This report is based on information provided by the Vermont State Police but is not a full accounting of police activity. Persons named in this report are presumed to be innocent unless they plead or are found guilty in court.