Monkton man facing multiple charges

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MONKTON — A 68-year-old man is facing multiple charges following an incident in Monkton last month.

On May 23, authorities say they were notified of a disorderly man who was operating his motor vehicle in a negligent manner on North Camp Road at around 7:25 p.m.

Witnesses identified the man as John Gargano, of Monkton.

Police say that Gargano was also trespassing and in doing so, violated an abuse prevention order.

While speaking with witnesses, Gargano returned to North Camp Road and fled from troopers in his vehicle.

Troopers later attempted to take Gargano into custody at his home.

Police say Gargano resisted and again fled in his vehicle.

Troopers did not pursue and applied for an arrest warrant for Gargano.

Yesterday, state police in conjunction with embedded mental health clinicians executed a search warrant for Gargano’s residence.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the New Haven State Police barracks for processing.

He was transported to the Addison County Courthouse in Middlebury where he was arraigned for the charges of VAPO, unlawful trespass, negligent operation, grossly negligent operation, attempting to elude, impeding a public officer, and resisting arrest.

He was held at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

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