Vt. State Police - 1:10 am Fri Nov 2nd, 2012
On 10/27/2012, at approximately 2:00 am, the Vermont State Police began an investigation into an assault incident which occurred on Merrifield Rd., Whitingham. According to numerous witnesses, a fight involving numerous people occurred at a party.
During the altercation, one individual used his vehicle as a weapon, struck two victims, and fled the scene. The vehicle which struck the victims was described as a white or silver newer style mini-van; the operator is believed to reside in the Brattleboro area.
After this incident, three other motor vehicle operators crashed their vehicles; these crashes are still under investigation. However, one of the crashes occurred at Exit 3, and the vehicle was operated by a Mr. Michael Angelo Locascio, 17, of Jacksonville. Mr. Locascio was attending the party in Whitingham, and was driving a vehicle which contained seven other individuals. Three of the injured passengers were taken to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital; two were released with minor injuries, and the third was transported to Dartmouth Hospital. Mr. Locascio was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crash; he was taken to the Brattleboro barracks where he was processed and cited to appear at the Windham Superior Court on 11/20/2012. None of the passengers in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.
If anyone has information regarding this case they are urged to contact Trooper Hashim at 802-254-2382. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info<http://www.vtips.info> or text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS
*UPDATE* On 11/01/2012, at approximately 10:00pm, the Vermont State Police identified the operator of a vehicle which struck a pedestrian at a party on Merrifield Rd., Whitingham; related to the incident which occurred in the early hours of 10/27/2012.
The operator of the vehicle was identified as Ms. Heather Marie Birmingham, 35, of Brattleboro.
Ms. Birmingham was cited to appear on 12/04/2012 before the Windham County Superior Court, criminal division, for negligent operation with personal injury resulting and leaving the scene of a crash. *UPDATE*
COURT ACTION: Yes
CITED - DATE: 12/04/2012 COURT: Windham
LODGED - LOCATION: N/A BAIL: N/A
State of Vermont | Vermont Department of Public Safety
Submit An Anonymous Tip: Text CRIMES (274637) to Keyword VTIPS
INCIDENT: *UPDATE* DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Assault, Underage Alcohol Consumption, Negligent Operation
CASE #: 12D202979 and 12D203040
TROOPER: Hashim STATION: Brattleboro
DATE/TIME: 10/27/2012, approximately 2:00am, and 11/01/2012, approximately 10:00pm
LOCATION (specific): Merrifield Rd., Whitingham and Exit 3, Brattleboro
ACCUSED 1: Mr. Michael Angelo Lacoscio
VIOLATION: DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Accident
ACCUSED 2: *UPDATE* Ms. Heather Marie Birmingham
VIOLATION: Negligent operation with personal injury resulting, Leaving the scene of a crash
Windham, VT 05359 (Set as Local)
Whitingham, VT 05361 (Set as Local)
Jacksonville, VT 05342 (Set as Local)
Brattleboro, VT 05301 (Set as Local)