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Hardwick Police Report

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On June 8, at 11:21 p.m., the Hardwick Police Department stopped a car operated by James Pitman, of Waterbury, for a motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed Pitman to be under the influence of an intoxicating substance. He was issued a citation to appear in Caledonia County Court to be arraigned on this charge. Pitman has two previous convictions for DUI.

On Monday, June 17, at approximately 9 a.m., Hardwick Police responded to an unlawful trespass complaint on Highland Avenue in Hardwick. Upon arrival, the male in question provided a false name. Further investigation determined the male was Matthew Thompson. Matthew Thompson had three outstanding arrest warrants. The first was out of Vermont Superior Court, Lamoille Unit for DUI #3, Vehicle Operation – License Suspended for DUI #2, Criminal Threatening and Vehicle Operation – License Suspended for DUI #2. The second arrest warrant was out of Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit for Vehicle Operation – Without Owner Consent – Aggravated and Petit Larceny. The third arrest warrant was out of Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit for Heroin Possession.

Thompson was taken into custody and transported to the Hardwick Police Department for processing. He was later transported to the Vermont Superior Court, Washington Criminal Division, for the outstanding arrest warrants. He was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Caledonia Criminal Division on July 29 for the new charge of false reports to law enforcement authorities.

On June 23, the Hardwick Police Department served an arrest warrant on Melissa A. Baldwin, of Barre. Baldwin was wanted out of Caledonia Superior Court for failing to appear in court for a status conference in connection with a “Leaving the Scene of an Accident” charge from Hardwick PD. Baldwin was issued a citation to appear in court for June 24.

The Hardwick Police Report is based on information provided by the police and is not a comprehensive list of police activity. Individuals named in the police report are presumed to be innocent until they plead or are found guilty in court.

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