Franklin County woman charged with kidnapping is missing

Also, alleged axe murderer not competent to stand trial

Police say Nichole J. Cloutier, 36, who had been ordered by the court to reside at a Bakersfield residence 24-hours a day following her release from court on May 11, is being investigated for a violation of court-ordered conditions of release.

This was among several court-ordered conditions imposed upon Cloutier following her arraignment on charges of kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and aggravated assault. Police say that Cloutier had left the residence, violating the court-ordered conditions.

An arrest warrant was issued for Cloutier and bail was set at $50,000.

Domestic assault while driving on freeway – At about 6 pm Monday, state police responded to a domestic disturbance that ended in Burlington. Police say Kellie Folsom, 35, of Burlington, committed domestic assault while driving on the interstate. She was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks for processing. After processing, Folsom was issued a citation to appear in court. 

Montpelier men plead innocent to child porn – Robert Bivens, 54, and Andrew Sollace, 41, both of Montpelier, pleaded innocent last week on multiple counts of possession of child sexual abuse material, the Vermont Attorney General’s office said. 

Bivens was arraigned on two felony counts and three misdemeanor counts of possession of child sexual abuse material. Sollace was arraigned on four felony counts of possession of child sexual abuse material.

The charges brought against Bivens and Sollace are the result of a criminal investigation — including the execution of search warrants into their shared residence and online accounts — by the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which included personnel from the Attorney General’s Office, the Montpelier Police Department, the Randolph Police Department, the Burlington Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations.

The investigation was initiated when the task force received multiple CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that files of suspected child sexual abuse material, commonly referred to as “child pornography,” were uploaded on the Google platform. Based upon the criminal investigation of these tips, Bivens and Sollace were identified as suspects. During the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement officers located child sexual abuse material on cell phones belonging to Bivens and Sollace.   

Bivens and Sollace both pleaded not guilty at their arraignments in the Vermont Superior Court, Washington Criminal Division. The court ordered conditions of release which restrict Biven’s and Sollace’s access to minors and devices capable of accessing the internet.

Accused ax murderer of homeless shelter coordinator not competent to stand trial – A judge has ruled that the woman accused of buying an axe and then using it to kill a Brattleboro homeless shelter coordinator suffers from psychosis and is not competent to stand trial, the Brattleboro Reformer reported May 24.

Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh, 38, killed Leah Rosin-Pritchard, police say. The Windham County daily newspaper reported, in a byline story by Bob Audette, that “Mahvish-Jammeh, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them prounouns, ‘expresses delusions that Donald Trump is actively harming specific populations of people (unwed mothers, LGBT people, kids, black people) and is working through social services,’ wrote Nesbitt, adding ‘Zaaina reports Trump has responsibility for her stomach tumors.'”

Walmart retail theft, etc. – At about 7 pm May 29, Berlin Police received a report of a retail theft that occurred at the Dollar Tree on Ames Drive in Berlin. The suspect had left in a white SUV type vehicle with a Massachusetts registration.

Police later located the vehicle at the Berlin Mall and identified the involved suspects. During the investigation it was determined the involved vehicle, a 2023 Nissan Armada, which is owned by Hertz rental cars and was not reported as stolen, but was not leased or rented out to anyone.

The operator of the vehicle, Corey Couture, 40, of Randolph was cited to appear in Washington District Court to answer to the charge of Operation of a Motor Vehicle without owner’s consent. Couture also had an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear for fentanyl trafficking and Transportation of Drugs into Detention Center. Couture was lodged on the warrant for lack of $10,000 bail.

Cheyenne Batcelder, 30, of Berlin also was to appear in court to answer to two counts of retail theft for both the thefts at Dollar Tree located on Ames Drive in Berlin and for retail theft that occurred at Walmart located at the Berlin Mall.

Categories: Crime

3 replies »

  1. Another escapee. Surprise!!! And as far as the child porn goes, that will soon be all legal and proper if the DNC and WHO keep playing its cards right, er, I mean left.

  2. Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh who hacked to death the socail worker is NOT competent to stand trial ? I call BS- they were with it enough to know to go to the hardware store and purchase the axe- they were withit enough to know a axe would do severe bodily harm .

  3. Our Legal system has hit rock bottom! This state is pathetic!! Pay to play!!