By Guy Page
A 38-year-old man was cited to appear in court for fentanyl and crack cocaine distribution and then released in Brattleboro Wednesday, September 13 – the second alleged dealer or illegal, lethal drugs to be released in southeastern Vermont this week.
By contrast, a man who reportedly shot at another person was jailed and held overnight pending a court appearance the next day.
Officers with the Vermont Drug Task Force arrested Damar Bruce Ausby, of Brattleboro, on charges related to the sale of narcotics.
Ausby is charged with distributing both fentanyl and crack cocaine in the Brattleboro community. He was arrested and processed at the Brattleboro Police Department and released on a citation to appear in court to answer the charges.
Earlier this week, police also cited to appear in court and released a Springfield man after charging him with narcotics distribution.
Jailed, cited to appear in court next day after arrest for shooting from roadway – On September 13, state police arrested, jailed, then cited to appear in court the next day a Wardsboro man who reportedly was shooting at another person from the roadway.
State police on Sept. 6 investigated a reported dispute in August between Justin Wimer, 47, of Wardsboro and another individual that involved Wimer shooting from a roadway. There were no reported injuries. from this. On Sept. 13, Wimer agreed to meet with police and was arrested for First Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault, Aggravated Disorderly Conduct, Reckless Endangerment, and Shooting from a Roadway. Wimer was then transported to the Westminster Barracks for processing and lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail. He was issued a citation to appear in court the next day.
Cited, released after arrest for crashing into interstate weigh station gate – A Connecticut man who police say was driving drunk and in possession of a controlled substance was cited and released after he crashed his 2018 GMC Terrian into a locked entry gate to the weigh station off Interstate 91 in Guilford.
The crash occurred on Interstate 91 northbound at mile marker 1 at 10 pm September 13. Matthew Erdos, 40, was cited to appear in court for DUI and possessing a controlled substance and released.
Cited, released after speeding while using cannabis – Vermont State Police say Joseph McGinnis, 43, of Milton was speeding and driving while under the influence of drugs. He was stopped on Bombadier Drive in Milton at 4:30 PM September 13. McGinnis was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence and transported to the Milton Police Department for processing, then released with a citation to appear in court to answer the charge of DUI-Drugs.
Alleged Bolton Valley burglar cited, released – At 2 pm Sept. 8, state police received a report of two individuals that broke into several locations at the Bolton Valley Resort. Troopers identified one of the accused as Jessica Kimball (40) of North Bennington. While speaking with Kimball, Troopers say they were able to locate her vehicle and recover some of the stolen items. She was arrested for Grand Larceny and transported to the Williston Barracks for processing. At the conclusion of processing, Kimball was cited to appear in court in October to face charges of Grand Larceny, Burglary and Possession of Stolen property.
In VDC’s review of state police press releases this week, the only property crime arrest resulting in immediate jail, pending arraignment in two days, was an alleged first-degree arson by a homeowner in Strafford.
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