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

Civilian Fingerprints


Starting on June 1, 2020, we will be resuming our civilian fingerprinting operations. With the re-opening, there will be certain restrictions.

- Masks will be required in order to enter the building. You shall provide your own mask.

- Children and spouses / Friends, will no longer be allowed to accompany you into the building. Only one person at a time.

- All fingerprinting will be done by appointment only. We will not be taking walk-ins.

- Appointments will be scheduled Monday through Thursday, from 9:00am-3:00pm in one-hour increments in order to give us adequate time to clean the equipment between appointments.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation while we resume our operations.


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

COVID-19 Updates


Good Morning Everyone,

We wanted to touch base with everyone and let you know of some changes that are taking in place in the department regarding the COVID-19 Virus. We have implemented some changes that you will see below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Sheriff’s Department.
• The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department is still working and responding to emergencies.
• We are contacting complainants via phone calls on non-emergency complaints.
• We have suspended all fingerprint appointments as well as all IdentoGO fingerprint-based services until further notice.
• We encourage everyone to practice good hygiene and to follow the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order that Governor Scott implemented.

We also want to remind everyone that Victims Advocacy centers for Sexual and Domestic Assaults are still up and running, they are just operating remotely. Below is a list of numbers to call

Vermont Network website:
• Vermont Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-228-7395.
• Vermont Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-489-7273.
• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233.
• If unable to speak safely: Log onto, or text LOVEIS to 22522
• Rutland Mental Health: 802-775-2381

Here at the Sheriff’s Department, we realize these are tough times for everyone. Things are different for everyone and if we stick together, we will get through this.

Stay safe and Healthy everyone!


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

Fingerprint Suspension


March 23, 2020

In Response to the COVID-19(CORONAVIRUS) Pandemic, we will no longer be doing Fingerprints until further notice.

This is to include:
Civilian Fingerprints
TSA Pre-Check
Passport ID’s

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause!


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.


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

Rainbow Family of Living Light


***Rainbow Family of Living Light Detail***

Update 1

The 2016 Rainbow Family of Living Light national gathering is being held on the Green Mountain National Forest near Danby, VT.

The National Incident Command Team charged with managing the event in cooperation with the law enforcement agencies from Vermont became fully operational on 6/19/16.

Approximately 200 Rainbow Family members are currently encamped at a gathering site on Forest Road 10 in Mount Tabor.

On 6/19/16, 4 warning notices, 4 citations for traffic and drug violations, and one arrest for DUI.

Two thefts have been reported in surrounding communities, including Fred the dog from the Rutland humane society and fire wood from a local resident.

U.S. Forest Service resource specialists are working with Rainbow Family members on resource protection issues and properly implementing the operations plan.

Local residents who visit the gathering site should proceed with caution. Traffic is congested, parking is limited, and visibility is reduced due to dusty roads.


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



Press Release

Rutland County Sheriff's Department

Incident: Arrest: DUI
Date: 04/12/2015 - 0133 hours
Location: Center Street, Rutland VT
Investigating Deputy: Deputy First Class Michael Tarbell
Accused: Conor McQuade, 32
City & State of Residence: Hinesburgh, VT
Charges: Driving Under the Influence (Title 23 VSA 1201)

On April 12, 2015 I was working patrol in the City of Rutland, in uniform, in a fully marked police cruiser. At approximately 0132 hours I was in the parking area of the People’s United Bank at 87 West Street. I was facing east observing the intersection of West Street and Wales Street. I observed a vehicle traveling north on Wales Street. The vehicle slowed at the intersection of West Street but failed to come to a complete stop at the flashing red traffic control signal. This is a violation of Title 23 VSA 1024. I conducted a traffic stop. The operator, Connor McQuade, was Identified by his Vermont Drivers License and subsequently failed Standard Field Sobriety Exercises. At roadside, Mr. McQuade provided a preliminary breath test which yielded a result of 0.142% . The legal limit in the state of Vermont for driving while intoxicated is 0.080%.

Connor McQuade was processed for DUI and was issued a citation to appear in Rutland District Court – Criminal Division on April 20, 2015 at 0830 to answer to the charge of DUI.

DATE: 04/20/2015
COURT: Rutland District Court – Criminal Division


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

Domestic Assault


Press Release
Rutland County Sheriff's Department
Date: 03/27/2015 - 1000 hours
Location: Main Street, Wallingford
Investigating Deputy: Deputy 1/C Billy Jo Mills
Accused: Martin P. Grover, 53
City & State of Residence: Dorset, VT
Charges: Domestic Assault, Unlawful Trespass, and Interference with Access to Emergency Services
On Friday March 27, 2015 at approximately 1000 hours the Rutland County Sheriff's Department was called to respond to S. Main St. in Wallingford for a domestic dispute. I was notified that the complainant had stated that her ex was at the residence destroying her property within the house.
Following a brief investigation it was determined that Mr. Grover, had committed the act(s) of T13 VSA 1042 Domestic Assault, T13 VSA 1031 Interference with access to emergency services, and T13VSA 3705 Unlawful Trespass.
DATE: 03/27/2015
COURT: Rutland District Court – Criminal Division


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

West Rutland Robbery


On 02/10/2015, at approximately 6:45pm, deputies from the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department and surrounding law enforcement agencies responded to the Cash Market on Main Street in West Rutland for a reported armed robbery. Officers of multiple local agencies arrived on scene within several minutes of the call and a canine unit was used in an attempt to track and locate the subject involved. The suspect entered the store brandishing a knife and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk on duty followed the suspect out of the store, heading east towards the Napa Auto Parts building.
A police canine team conducted a search of the area and it is believed that the suspect may have entered a vehicle near the Rite Aid Pharmacy and left the scene.
The suspect was in the store for less than a minute before fleeing. No one was injured in the incident.
The suspect is described as a middle aged, white male, approximately 5 1/2 to 6 feet tall, heavy build, wearing a brown or grey plaid, snowboard type hooded jacket, and a ski mask.
The following are picture of a person of interest who may have information related to this case and of the weapon used. If anyone recognizes either the male subject or the knife, please call the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department at 802-775-8002.