Brattleboro police nabbed eight senior citizens last week, including one nonagenarian, charging each with a single count of disorderly conduct.
According to police, Ellen Graves, 72, of West Springfield, MA; Priscilla Lynch, 61, of Conway, MA; Linda Owen, 73, of Brattleboro; Patricia Wieland, 69, of Northampton, MA; Anneke Corbett, 70, of Florence, MA; Frances Crowe, 94, of Northampton, MA; Marcia Gagliardi, 65, of Athol, MA, and Susan Lantz, 72, of Northampton, MA, were arrested at about 7:35 am on Wednesday, June 12.
In an uncharacteristically vague press release, Brattleboro police failed to mention a victim, location or nature of the alleged conduct, however, the same band of renegade grannies have been arrested in Brattleboro before. Several are habitual offenders and have been arrested on multiple occasions while protesting at Entergy Nuclear/Vermont Yankee corporate headquarters at 185 Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro.
The streets of Brattleburgh may be safe from these maniacs for now, but who knows when this menace will strike again?