Police Reports 11/10/2021

Hardwick Police

Media Log

November 1: Intoxication, Lower Prospect St.; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Suspicious Event, Cobb School Rd.; Theft, Hardwick St.; Assault, Hazen Union Dr.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 15; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Slapp Hill Rd.; Assist – Agency, Vt. Rte. 15; Alarm, Log Yard Dr.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.

November 2: Assist – Agency, High St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Vt. Rte. 14 N/Vt. Rte. 15; Assist – Agency, Slapp Hill; Traffic Stop, McAllister Rd.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.

November 3: Assist – Public, High St.; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Traffic Stop, Wolcott St.; Traffic Stop, Bridgman Hill Rd.; TRO/FRO Service, W. Church St.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.

November 4: Alarm, Vt. Rte. 14 S; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Alarm, Kate Brook Rd.; Juvenile Problem, Hazen Union Dr.; Directed Patrol, Upper Cherry St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Hardwick; Threats/Harassment, Belfry Rd.; Welfare Check, Hudson Ave.

November 5: Directed Patrol, S.; Main St.; Juvenile Problem, Hazen Union Dr.; Animal Problem, Main St.; Assist – Agency, Vt. Rte. 15; Suspicious Event, Hays Dr.

November 6: Assist – Other, Wolcott St.; Medical, Lower Cherry St.; Traffic Stop, Mill St.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Granite St.; Suspicious Event, Riverside Ter.; Accident – LSA, Hopkins Hill Rd.

November 7: Theft, Spruce Dr.; Traffic Stop, Vt. Rte. 14; Welfare Check, Spring St.; Theft, Vt. Rte. 14 S.

November 8: Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; VIN Verification, High St.; Assist – Agency, Spruce Dr.; Wanted Person, Carey Rd.; Suspicious Event, Spring St.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Hillside St.; Assist – Public, High St.

November 9: Directed Patrol, Highland Ave.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Evergreen Manor Dr.; TRO/FRO Service, W. Church St.; Citizen Dispute, Vt. Rte. 14; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.

November 10: Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Mill St.; Suspicious Event, S. Main St.; Fraud, W. Church St.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.; Suspicious Event, Alpine Hts./Main St.

November 11: Fire, Vt. Rte. 15; Suspicious Event, Granite St.; Noise Disturbance, W. Church St.

November 12: Traffic Hazard, Renaud Rd.; Threats/Harassment, Hillside St.; Alarm, Mill St.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.; Noise Disturbance, W. Church St.

November 13: Assist – Agency, High St.; Directed Patrol, Highland Ave.; Assault, Vt. Rte. 15 W; Theft, Vt. Rte. 14; Threats/Harassment, Highland Ave.; Threats/Harassment, Highland Ave.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave.; Alarm, Mill St.; Traffic Stop, Church St./Cottage St.

November 14: Traffic Hazard, Montgomery Rd.; Assist – Public, High St.; Assist – Public, Cottage St.; Traffic Stop, N. Main St.; Directed Patrol, Highland Ave.; Suspicious Event, Smith Farm Rd.; Alarm, Mill St.; Directed Patrol, Glenside Ave. November 15: Directed Patrol, S. Main St.

Violation of Protection Order, Aggravated Assault

On October 26, at 10:03 a.m. and October 28, at 3:33 p.m, Donald Stetson, of 142 High St., Hardwick, was cited for Violation of a Protection Order. He is cited for a December 27 hearing at Caledonia County Court.

On Nov. 2, at 6:50 p.m., Even Riethe, of Greensboro Bend, was stopped in Hardwick. Police issued a $277 ticket for traveling 60 mph in a 35-mph zone.

On November 8, at 4:20 p.m., Travis Thompson, of Hardwick, was picked up on a warrant at his residence at 387 Carey Rd. Thompson was detoxing and brought to Copley Hospital by ambulance. Thompson was cleared from the hospital and taken to the Newport Correctional Facility.

On November 13, at 10:50 a.m., Righley Jones, transient, was arrested at Lamoille Valley Ford on two counts of aggravated domestic assault. Jones was lodged at the Newport Correctional Facility on $1,000 bail. He was cited to appear at Caledonia Superior Court on November 15 at 12:30 p.m.

This report is based on information provided by 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.

Vermont State Police

Lewd and Lascivious Conduct, Obstruction of Justice

On October 10, Detectives with the Vermont State Police were notified of a late reported Lewd and Lascivious Conduct incident on Evansville Road in the town of Brownington. Investigation revealed Travis Thompson, of Hardwick, had conducted Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child between the spring of 2018 and the fall of 2019. On November 10, Thompson was located and taken into custody. Thompson was arraigned and subsequently held without bail.
On October 14, the Vermont State Police was notified that an inmate at the Northern State Correctional Facility, Harley Breer Jr., was sending threatening letters to friends, family and co-workers of a victim of domestic violence, who lives in Marshfield. Detectives assigned to VSP’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations collected the letters and discovered that Breer was contacting this victim directly and through third-party contact, which represent a violation of Breer’s active court-imposed conditions from a pending case earlier this year involving allegations of aggravated domestic assault and other charges. The threatening and intimidating content of these letters also support charges that Breer committed the offenses of obstruction of justice and extortion. Breer was issued a citation to appear in at 9 a.m. November 19 in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Barre. The Vermont State Police is unable to comment further at this time. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following Breer’s arraignment.

On October 10, Detectives with the Vermont State Police were notified of a late reported Lewd and Lascivious Conduct incident on Evansville Road in the town of Brownington. Investigation revealed Travis Thompson, of Hardwick, had conducted Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child between the spring of 2018 and the fall of 2019. On November 10, Thompson was located and taken into custody. Thompson was arraigned and subsequently held without bail.

On October 14, the Vermont State Police was notified that an inmate at the Northern State Correctional Facility, Harley Breer Jr., was sending threatening letters to friends, family and co-workers of a victim of domestic violence, who lives in Marshfield. Detectives assigned to VSP’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations collected the letters and discovered that Breer was contacting this victim directly and through third-party contact, which represent a violation of Breer’s active court-imposed conditions from a pending case earlier this year involving allegations of aggravated domestic assault and other charges. The threatening and intimidating content of these letters also support charges that Breer committed the offenses of obstruction of justice and extortion. Breer was issued a citation to appear in at 9 a.m. November 19 in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Barre. The Vermont State Police is unable to comment further at this time. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following Breer’s arraignment.

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 served nine people from November 7 and November 14.

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.