posted at 10:07 am Mon Jun 11th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)
On 08JUN12 at approximately 2150 hrs, Greenwood was traveling east on US Rt 2 in the town of Marshfield, VT. As he entered the village, he observed a vehicle on the side of the road with the hazard lights flashing and a lone male outside of the vehicle.
Greenwood stopped to offer assistance. Upon doing so, the male approached Greenwood and pulled what was described as a black semi-automatic handgun from under his jacket and pointed it at Greenwood and his passenger. Greenwood immediately fled and the male jumped back into his vehicle and pursued.
Greenwood reported that the chase started on RT 2. Greenwood turned onto Creamery St. and was heading west toward East Calais. He advised that the other vehicle was very close behind him. However, when the road turned from pavement to dirt, he was able to create some distance.
Not knowing how far back the other vehicle was, or, if it was still pursuing him, Greenwood continued west at a high rate of speed. Not knowing the area, Greenwood was unaware that the road ended at Rt 14, at which point one would have to make a 90-degree turn and go around a church. Greenwood approached that point at a reported speed of about 50mph before realizing that the road ended. He was unable to make the sharp turn and applied his brakes, skidding. He was unable to stop before colliding with a stone wall and going over the edge. The vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Ram truck, got hung up on the wall and was teetering over the 10 foot drop. Neither Greenwood nor his passenger was injured. A passerby hooked onto the truck and pulled it off the wall. The truck sustained damage to the front end and undercarriage.
Greenwood was unaware if his vehicle was shot at or not. However, a resident in East Calais village reported that he was outside at the time. A few minutes before the crash, he reported hearing what he believed was a gunshot in the direction from which Greenwood came. He did not see any other vehicles, however.
The male of the other vehicle was described as a black male, approximately 6 foot tall, with short hair. The vehicle was described as a small, green vehicle, possibly a Honda Civic or Ford Escort type.
No action was taken against Greenwood. The suspect was not located.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Ray LeBlanc at the State Police barracks in Middlesex at 802-229-9191.
INCIDENT: Attempted robbery/crash
CASE #: 12A302381
TROOPER: Sgt. Ray LeBlanc STATION: Middlesex
DATE/TIME: 08JUN12/2150 hrs
LOCATION (specific): Rt 2, Marshfield to Rt 14, Calais
VIOLATION: Attempted robbery
VICTIM: Dan Greenwood AGE: 36 CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT
VICTIM: Jennifer Eldridge AGE:32 CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Orleans, VT
Middlesex, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Orleans, VT 05860 (Set as Local)
Marshfield, VT 05658 (Set as Local)
Calais, VT 05648 (Set as Local)