• Police charge man with burglary
    November 04,2013
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    PUTNEY — Police said a residential alarm led them to a naked burglar early Sunday morning.

    Around 12:30 a.m., state police responded to an alarm at a home on Fred Houghton Road. After seeing what they called “signs of forced entry” to a sliding glass door, they entered the home and found 52-year-old Putney resident Marshall T. Dean, undressed and seated atop a bathroom sink.

    Police said Dean was bleeding from cuts all over his body. Putney Fire and Rescue Ambulance took Dean to Brattleboro Hospital, and after being treated, Dean was released to state police.

    Police charged Dean with burglary and felony unlawful mischief. He was held in Springfield prison on $1,000 bail and is expected to appear today in Brattleboro criminal court.



    Man facing DUI 5

    had kids in car

    LUDLOW — A man with four drunken-driving convictions has been charged with a fifth offense after he allegedly drove with his two young children early Sunday morning.

    Shortly after 1 a.m., according to Sgt. Richard King with the Ludlow Police Department, police stopped 52-year-old Henry F. Taboada, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for a motor vehicle violation as he drove north on Route 100.

    According to police, Taboada showed signs of impairment and was arrested and charged with drunken driving. Police said Taboada had his two children, who are 5 years old and 20 months old, in the car.

    According to police, Taboada has four prior drunken-driving convictions from New York and Florida.

    He was held in Springfield prison on $3,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear today in White River Junction criminal court.



    Police: Man using

    drugs crashes car

    POWNAL — Vermont State Police said a local man was under the influence of drugs when he crashed a stolen car Saturday afternoon.

    Police said 35-year-old Anthony Barbiero was illegally in possession of prescription medication and marijuana when he drove a 1998 Ford Escort station wagon off the east side of Cedar Hill Road and struck several trees. Police said Barbiero had taken the car without the owner’s consent.

    According to police, Barbiero was not wearing his seat belt. He was taken to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, police said. His condition was not available Sunday.

    Police said that while at the hospital, a drug recognition expert with state police screened Barbiero and determined he was under the influence of drugs at the time of his crash.

    Barbiero is facing charges of driving under the influence, driving a car without the owner’s consent, careless or negligent driving, as well as civil tickets for marijuana possession and driving with an expired license.

    He is scheduled to answer those charges Jan. 6 in Bennington criminal court.

    —Staff reports
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