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Fugitive caught

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — On Nov. 26, at approximately 9:49 a.m., Vermont State Police were notified by New York State Police regarding a Fugitive from Justice identified as Trevor Smith, 32, from Westport, and that he was currently residing in Vermont. Smith was located in Brattleboro and arrested on a warrant for a criminal offense that occurred in New York. Smith was processed at the Brattleboro State Police Barracks and transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility. He was issued conditions of release and is being held on $10,000 bail. Smith was cited to appear in the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division Nov. 27.


LAKE PLACID — On Dec. 8, at approximately 1:30 a.m., State Police responded to Wesvalley Road, Lake Placid for a report of motor vehicle accident. Lake Placid Police who were on scene advised the responding troopers that the operator of the vehicle had the left the scene.

Leland F. Stanton III, 22, had been operating a 1998 Dodge van on Wesvalley Road when he drove off the south shoulder of the road and struck a tree. Stanton had fled the scene on foot and was located at the Wesvalley Housing. Stanton was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Stanton’s blood alcohol content was determined to be .13 percent. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawful possession of marihuana. He was issued appearance tickets and is scheduled to appear at the Town of North Elba Court Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Stanton was also issued traffic tickets for leaving the scene of a property damage motor vehicle accident, moving from lane unsafely, and uninspected motor vehicle.

False indentification

ELIZABETHTOWN — On Dec. 7 at approximately 4:37 p.m., State Police initiated a traffic stop on I-87 in the town of Elizabethtown on a 2013 Volkswagen sedan. The operator identified herself with a false name and stated she did not have her license with her. When the Trooper checked the license of the name given during the traffic stop, it was discovered that person only possessed a New York State identification card and their right to drive was suspended.

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