Press Releases

Want to receive our press releases in your email?

Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Stolen Lawn Mowers


Incident: 17RUC004257
Date: 6/13/17
Location: Byrne's Truck and Equipment
Investigating Deputy: Webster

On 6/14/17 The Rutland County Sheriff's Department was alerted of a theft that had occurred at Byrne's Truck and Equipment in the town of Clarendon. Between the hours of 5pm and 8am, four Toro push lawn mowers were taken. Two lawn mowers were Toro "Timemasters", and the other two were Toro "Recycler's". Anyone with information regarding the theft is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Department.


Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Excessive Speed


Incident: 17RUC004283
Date: 06/15/2017
Location: Proctor
Investigating Deputy: Deputy Lema Carter

Accused: Jeritt T. Patch
Age: 19
City & State of Residence: Brandon, Vermont

Charges: Excessive Speed

Description: Date: 06/15/2017
A Deputy from the Rutland County Sheriff's Department was conducting speed enforcement on Gorham Bridge Road in Proctor due to recent complaints about vehicles traveling at high rates of speed. At approximately 1650 hours, a black Suzuki motorcycle was observed traveling at 82 mph in a posted 25 mph zone.

The motorcycle was stopped and the operator was identified as Jeritt Patch of Brandon. Patch was taken into custody for excessive speed. Patch was transported to the Rutland County Sheriff's Department where he was processed and released on a citation.

Lema Carter

Court Date: 08/14/2017
Bail: N/A


Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Missing Person


*** UPDATE***

***Mary Lou has been located***

We have a missing female from Wallingford that we need your help looking for.

Her name is Mary Lou Hamilton (DOB 3/31/63). Hamilton is 5'8" tall and approximately 150 lbs, with short blonde hair and blue eyes.

She sent her son and daughter a blue emoji heart on Sunday evening at 1804 hours and has not been heard from since. She did not show up at her place of employment Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday which is uncharacteristic of her.

She was last seen at her dog's boarding house at 244 Scotch Hill Road, Fair Haven, on Sunday morning when she picked up her dog from boarding. Her dog is a black and tan pit bull mix, "Moby" and should be with her.

All attempts to contact and locate Hamilton have been unsuccessful.

We have concerns for her welfare as she is described by her children and psychiatrist as being "Chronically Suicidal" and as "Taking risks with little regard for her own safety."

She may be operating her Gray 2014 Honda Pilot bearing VT Vanity Plate M00SS.

If located, please stop and check welfare, and notify the Rutland County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jessica Ryan-LeBlanc at 802-775-8002.