Armed break-in to ‘save’ patients at Valley Vista

There was plenty of police activity Monday at Valley Vista, the substance abuse treatment center on the Upper Plain in Bradford, the Tuesday, January 3 Journal-Opinion daily newsletter reports.

In the morning, a 63-year-old Lowell man was taken into custody after he attempted to force his way into a waiting room with a 16-inch long ornamental knife. He then went outside and smashed several windows, according to a news release from Bradford Police Department.

Paul Sileski told officers he was trying to “save” several people at the facility. He was charged with felony trespass, felony mischief, disorderly conduct, and criminal threatening.

In the evening, a 23-year-old Orange man was cited by Vermont State Police for trespass and disorderly conduct after he refused to leave Valley Vista, became violent, and demonstrated inappropriate behavior to female employees.

Ethan Andrew Simpson was taken to Northeast Regional Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury for detox after he was taken into custody.

The Journal-Opinion is a weekly community newspaper for Bradford and surrounding towns on both sides of the Connecticut River.

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