POLICE BEAT

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Man charged with assault

Essex Police responded to a report of domestic assault at 17 Carmichael St. in Essex on Sept. 5 just before midnight.

After speaking with the victim, officers went to the apartment and found Randy Dashnow had barricaded himself inside the apartment. Officers made entry and Dashnow was taken into custody without incident.

Dashnow was charged with second-degree aggravated assault as well as simple assault and appeared in court on Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 10.

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Essex police catch armed robber

Officers responded to a park located in the Pinewood development on Valleyview Drive in Essex last Thursday after a report of an armed robbery.

With the assistance of a Colchester Police K-9, officers located 19-year-old Ian Gilbert, of Essex, in the area of Kurk Drive, who was interviewed and subsequently arrested for the charge of assault and robbery.

In addition, a 17-year-old female was cited into Juvenile Court in connection with this incident.

The victim, who had been threatened with a knife during the assault, was not injured. Investigation indicates that this was a target specific attack and there is no further danger to the general public related to this case.

The suspect appeared in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division to be arraigned on the charge last Friday. He is scheduled to be back in court on Sept. 26.

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Dispute leads to disorderly conduct charge

Essex Police responded to the area of Bobolink Circle and Clover Drive on Aug. 28 around 8 a.m. for a citizen dispute and motor vehicle disturbance.

Investigation revealed that the altercation originated while two vehicles were stopped at a construction site at the intersection of Towers Road and Clover Drive and resumed at the intersection of Bobolink Circle and Clover Drive.

As a result of the investigation it was determined that 51-year-old Maher ElHashami operated a motor vehicle in a careless and negligent manner and engaged in disorderly conduct. ElHashami was cited to appear in court on Sept. 25.

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