Police Reports 03/10/2021

Hardwick Police

Media Log Summary

March 1: Traffic Stop, Vt. Rte. 14; Traffic Stop, Vt. Rte. 14; Foot Patrol, S. Main St.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Lake Shore Rd., Greensboro; Traffic Stop, Rte. 15 east; Traffic Stop, School St.; Traffic Hazard, Center Rd.; Alarm, Town Farm Rd.

March 2: Traffic Hazard, Center Rd.; Traffic Hazard, Hopkins Hill Rd.; Lost Property, S. Main St.; Traffic Hazard, Sumner St.; Traffic Hazard, N. Main St.; Fire, Spring St.

March 3: Missing Person, Hazen Union Dr.; Citizen Dispute, Molleur Dr.

March 4: Suspicious Event, High St.; Suspicious Event, High St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, S. Main St.; Assist – Other, Wolcott St.

March 5: Assist – Motorist, Wolcott St.; 911 Hangup, Main St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Center Rd.

March 6: Assist – Agency, Tousant Hill Rd., Stannard; VIN Verification, High St.; Assist – Agency, E. Hill Rd., Wolcott

March 7: Assist – Other, Bayley-Hazen Rd.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 16/Bayley-Hazen Road; Threats/Harassment, High St.March 8: Animal Problem, Vt. Rte. 15/Bunker Hill Rd.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Vt. Rte. 15W.

Violation of Curfew, Suspended License, Collision with a Horse

On March 1, at 3:20 p.m., police saw Robert C. Chaplin in the passenger seat of a white Mitsubishi Lancer with Vermont registration HCB401. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop and issued Chaplin a citation for May 3 for the charges of Violation of a 24-hour in-residence curfew. 

On March 1, at 3:30 p.m., Shamcie L. Cota, of E. Hardwick, was stopped on Vt. Rte. 16 in E. Hardwick. Police issued a $249 ticket for Operating after Suspension.

On March 3, Robert Chaplin, of E. Hardwick, was cited to appear in court on May 3 on the charges of Violation of Conditions of Release and Simple Assault by Physical Menace. Chaplin will appear in St. Johnsbury.

On March 5, at 8:06 p.m., police responded to a single vehicle crash involving a car and a deer on Center Rd. in Hardwick. Upon arrival, police spoke to the operator, Elizabeth Brown, of Craftsbury, who was uninjured. The vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and headlight.

On March 8, at 4:39 a.m., police responded to a single vehicle crash involving a horse on Rt. 15W in Hardwick. The operator, Linda Mcgraw, of Hardwick, was uninjured however the vehicle was heavily damaged. The horse was injured, and a vet was contacted. Animal Control Officer Mercer was also notified. At this time, it is unknown who the horse belongs to.

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.

State Police Report

Unlawful Trespassing, Truck Rollover

On February 25, Vermont State Police received a complaint about a trespassing. Subsequent investigation revealed Mandy Chan had trespassed into the victim’s property without her permission. Mandy Chan was located and issued a citation to appear at the Washington County Superior Court – Criminal Division on April 8 at 8:30 a.m. hours to answer to the charges of Unlawful Trespassing. Chan was released with a citation.

On March 2, at approximately 2:01 p.m., the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 2 across from Hooker Mountain Farm Distillery in Cabot. Upon investigation, it was determined that Marcial Rodriguez-Arenal, of Woodbury, driving a 2016 Freight Box Truck, was traveling east on U.S. Route 2 at approximately 50 mph when he encountered snow and ice on the roadway. Arenal lost control of the truck resulting in the truck rolling over onto its side. Arenal was wearing his seat belt and airbags were not deployed. Contributing factors to this crash were wind and snowdrifts.

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.