Police Reports 01/27/2021

Hardwick Police

Media Log Summary

January 19: Foot Patrol, S. Main St.; Traffic Stop, Porter Brook Rd.; Alarm, Slapp Hill Rd.; Suspicious Event, High St.; Suspicious Event, Vt. Rte. 15W; Assist – Public, High St., Hardwick.
January 20: Accident – Property Damage Only, Shadow Lake Rd., Greensboro; Foot Patrol, S. Main St.; Traffic Stop, Wolcott St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Vt. Rte. 15.
January 21: Suspicious Event, Main St., Greensboro Bend; Citizen Dispute, Vt. Rte. 15W; Alarm, Country Club Rd., Greensboro; Foot Patrol, Main St.; Directed Patrol, Spring St.
January 22: Assist – Agency, Vt. Rte. 14; Accident – Property Damage Only, Vt. Rte. 16; Citizen Dispute, Vt. Rte. 15E; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 16; Foot Patrol, S. Main St.; Traffic Stop, S. Main St.; DLS, Nichols Pond Rd.
January 23: Assist – Agency, Benway Dr.; Custodial Dispute, Craftsbury Rd.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 15W; Welfare Check, Main St., E. Hardwick; Theft – Automobile, Mini Mart Dr.
January 24: Traffic Hazard, Mackville Rd./Spruce Dr.

Multiple Driving with Suspended License Incidents

On January 19, at 4:20 p.m., Melissa Farnham of E. Hardwick was pulled over for taillight out. Lamoille County Communications Center confirmed that Farnham was Driving with a Criminally Suspended License (DLS) for failure to pay fines. Farnham was cited to appear at Caledonia County Court on March 22 at 10:00 a.m.
On January 20, at 9:50 p.m., Donald J. Shappy, of Milton, was stopped on Wolcott St. Police issued a $162 ticket for driving without insurance.
January 22, at 4:54 p.m., Robert C. Chaplin was identified going into M&M Beverage on Route 14 in Hardwick. Chaplin has a 24-hour curfew and has conditions of release not to drive. A traffic stop was conducted on Nichols Pond Rd. and Chaplin was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County Court on March 15 for charges of Criminal DLS and Violation of Conditions.
January 23, at 3:30 p.m., Anthony Daisey of Plainfield was stopped for erratic driving. Daisey’s license was found to be under civil suspension. Police issues a ticket for $249. 
This report is based on information provided by the Hardwick Police but is not a full accounting of police activity. Persons named in this report are presumed to be innocent until they plead or are found guilty in court.

Vermont State Police

Retail Theft

On Dec. 30, the Vermont State Police initiated an investigation of retail theft that occurred at the Maplefields convenience store located on U.S. Route 2 in the town of Marshfield. Through investigation it was determined that Melanie Sargent, of Plainfield, and Dana Drown, of Plainfield, committed the crime of Retail Theft, a violation of Title 13 VSA 2575. On Jan. 24 both Sargent and Drown were located and issued citations to appear in Washington County court to answer for the above charge.

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.

AWARE Report

HARDWICK – AWARE assisted 13 survivors of domestic and sexual violence from January 17 through January 24. AWARE is a nonprofit organization, established in 1984, dedicated to resolving the causes and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in the greater Hardwick area.

The 24-hour hotline is 802-472-6463.