Man cited for Old Home Days assault

A 62-year-old man suffered broken bones in his jaw, eye socket and nose after he was assaulted by a 22-year-old Westminster man during Rockingham's Old Home Days on July 31. Full Story
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Deployed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

#1 Aug 10, 2010
Another example of the fine qaulity of young turds that Vermont is breeding, or at least supporting.
Monty Golec

Waterville, ME

#2 Aug 10, 2010
Sheriff Clark hurry up and get home we need your help cleaning up the town along with BFPD or should we get the Guards here?
flat lander

United States

#3 Aug 10, 2010
"Shine on you crazy diamonds" of Bellows Falls bag of jewels. Isn't this the way to celebrate "old home days" in the world of of Mad Max. The punishment will be harsh like sobering up in jail before they let him out on "best behavior" .
Mngurl

Lewiston, ME

#4 Aug 10, 2010
All the more reason to hire more police officers... Where were the volunteers from the Old Home Days? Maybe they need to have more of an organized front to patrol the streets? It should not have to be witnessess following these guys, why were there no police officers?
I wish Mr. Palmiter a speedy recovery.
Mngurl

Lewiston, ME

#5 Aug 10, 2010
Deployed in Afghanistan wrote:
Another example of the fine qaulity of young turds that Vermont is breeding, or at least supporting.
You said it all right there!!! I agree completely-(I am not from Vermont)
Punks

Walpole, NH

#6 Aug 10, 2010
Thos westminster punks! Lets bomb the whole town!
Green Mts

Walpole, NH

#7 Aug 10, 2010
It's losers like you that give Bellows Falls a bad name. Grow up & get out-we don't want people like you around here! Scum!!!!!!!!!!
Whit

Rochester, VT

#8 Aug 10, 2010
Wow, looks like a lot of people posting here who'd like to punch someone in the face. Attitudes like this are why incidents like this sometimes happen.
what

West Roxbury, MA

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Im from Vermont and I would never do anything like this! Why didnt the witnesses stop this from going so far? Not one person could have helped this man while it was happening? Why is behavior being blamed on a state? Kids are punks all over not just here!! Dont blame the state for what how these kids act blame the parents! Even then you cant really blame the parents because these arent really kids they're young adults and know right from wrong!
On-looker

Bellows Falls, VT

#10 Aug 10, 2010
A witness did go after them. He called 911 & was able to keep the kids in one place until the cops came & took some scratches himself through the scuffle. He'll be testifying in court.
I Vote Vermont

Hardwick, VT

#11 Aug 10, 2010
"Stockwell and Brownell were found to be extremely intoxicated, according to the police report. Stockwell registered a .190 percent BAC and Brownell registered a .255 percent BAC. "

It's not Astro Physics folks. The area has a big drinking problem. A young man about Stockwell's age lost his life this Summer in the area due to getting stupid and drunk and now this.
Whatever

Springfield, VT

#12 Aug 10, 2010
Ahhhh Bellows Falls, an artsy fartsy feel good small town; neighbors helping neighbors. Stockwell and Browning, the area's two biggest pussies. I mean really? An old man? I am a bit surprised since these two walk a little light. The article doesn't mention this but many people know that Stockwell frequents a certain little rest area on a certain nearby road where certain man to man things occur.
alcohol

Bellows Falls, VT

#13 Aug 10, 2010
testosterone and alcohol. all over the country, every friday and saturday night young men swing their fists. difference is it isn't headline news. don't blame bellows falls!

Since: Apr 09

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#14 Aug 10, 2010
Deployed in Afghanistan wrote:
Another example of the fine qaulity of young turds that Vermont is breeding, or at least supporting.
Judging a group of people by the actions of two is beyond moronic.
Whatever

Springfield, VT

#15 Aug 10, 2010
Awwww - Ben is a glass half full kind of guy; he sees the inherit kindness in everyone.

And yes 'alcohol'- testosterone, alcohol and fists get mixed all over the place, but it most certainly is headline news when it is two young men who pound the crap out of a man 40 years their senior for no reason in front of a zillion people and then walk away like nothing.
Wells Street Mom

Waterville, ME

#16 Aug 10, 2010
I support the police that showed great restraint in the situation when Officer Thaddeus Buckley got hit and sent flying, had that been another town tasers. beatings and even a gun might have been used for officers safety or fear for life. What I donít support is the cite and release mentality of the courts, an officer getting beaten and an old man are serious crimes MZ. Shriver

Dave Willard is the hero witness not afraid to stand up at meetings and place himself in harms way by getting involved. God Bless you Dave and a speedy recovery to this old man. I donít feel safe in this village and do not like going downtown anymore to shop or even take in a movie. OLD HOME DAYS had several thousand folks in town and no matter how many police might have been there a few rotten apples ruined the weekend.

The likes of the Monty gang and Collin Bratton being afraid to press charges are going to end in someone dying and then the courts might take a harder stance after a person is killed.

A few months ago it was Nick Moll and his teeny boy gang doing all kinds of crime and he is still out on the streets a case that belongs in a federal court I might add due to serious conflicts of interest with Tracy as the state attorney, she needs to get her priorities straight, the profanity police but young thugs beating up an old man and released on a citation?

A year ago a man got beat with a bat at the Wells street playground and that case has gone MIA and yes even armed citizens saw this and just called the police and drove off MR. GOLEC my kid heard the thud of the bat on this mans head she is 11 now and cant get that out of her mind to this day she wont play there anymore.

We all know about Zak and his drug dealing buddies out in Gageville, time to shut him down and all the drug dens maybe a new sheriff or Marshal in town is needed.

Go to the court for their arraignments a demand a cash bail at five thousand or more when they have to dig into their illicit profits they might wake up or GOD FORBID BUBA WAKE THEM UP AT THE SPRINGFIELD HILTON.
Concerned business owner

Chester, VT

#17 Aug 10, 2010
Can someone link a photo of these two losers? I want them nowhere near me.
get real

Keene, NH

#18 Aug 10, 2010
there were over 130 calls for assault this week so far in the Bronx Police Departments.

Over 80 in Boston

There is 1 or 2 a month around here that are legitimate assault accusations and not just crying wolf..

So, if 1 drunk ahole commits assault, the entire town takes responsibility for it??

You negative pushers are amazing. Anyone want to talk about anything good?
Positively

Richmond, VT

#19 Aug 10, 2010
get real wrote:
there were over 130 calls for assault this week so far in the Bronx Police Departments.
Over 80 in Boston
There is 1 or 2 a month around here that are legitimate assault accusations and not just crying wolf..
So, if 1 drunk **** commits assault, the entire town takes responsibility for it??
You negative pushers are amazing. Anyone want to talk about anything good?
Thank you for posting this........such continued focus on vitriol and hate. Yes, these guys have done something terrible (to someone I actually know, sort of), and deserve to be held accountable. And yes, there are people who do terrible things. And yes, there is a real alcohol problem in this area. But holy crap, people! Condemn the entire state? Sling hate words and encourage more hate?

We can do better, people. These kinds of people are all too prominent, but they remain the minority. Most of us simply want to live life in a safe and healthy way. Let's hear THOSE voices.
Mike Tyson

Skowhegan, ME

#20 Aug 10, 2010
Old Sum Days is what it should be called. All the woodchucks came out of the wood work. To co mingle with our own wood chucks, how beautiful.

BF cops what a joke, during these events they dress up like they are going to battle. Weighted leather gloves,helmets and riot sticks.

Thadius and Keefe should be home playing with barbie dolls, it is all they can handle.

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