Last week, Vermont State Police arrested 65 individuals as part of a coordinated statewide arrest warrant sweep. All of these individuals have pending criminal charges in Superior Court (felonies and misdemeanors) and failed to uphold their court obligations, which resulted in warrants being issued for their arrest. Troopers from all 10 state police field stations were joined by local police officers, county sheriffs, game wardens, Dept. of Motor Vehicle officers, and federal law enforcement to make arrests. The Vermont State’s Attorney offices and Vermont Dept. of Corrections also assisted.
“Individuals who commit crimes and then fail to appear in court undermine our criminal justice system and erode the quality of life in Vermont,” said Public Safety Commissioner Thomas D. Anderson in a press release. “Law enforcement in Vermont will continue to ensure that those violating Vermont law cannot run or hide from justice before a Vermont court,” he added.
In Rutland County, state police arrested 13 people ranging in age from 23 to 57. Scott Chandler of West Rutland, Desireah Fosmer of Rutland City, Young Lim of St. Albans, Taylor Howes of Ludlow, Brittany Valente of Rutland City, Justin Hodgin of Clarendon, Gordon Ritchie of Benson, Vaughn Wilcox of Wells, Kevin Demars of Rutland Town, Ronald Kreth of Rutland City, Sharon Frappier of Castleton, Nichole Reynolds of Proctor and Faith Shorey of Rutland City were all arrested on warrants and arraigned in court or lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.