Woman arrested for stalking, trespassing in Pawlet

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PAWLET — A 33-year-old woman was arrested following an incident in Pawlet yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a violation of an order against stalking on School Street at around 6:10 p.m.

Following an investigation, it was found that Ruth Byrne, of Pawlet, had violated a court order prohibiting stalking.

Police allege she assaulted Gilbert Mach, 72, of Pawlet, and violated a notice against trespass.

Byrne was taken into custody and transported to the Rutland barracks for processing.

She was lodged at Marble Valley Correctional Facility for lack of bail at $2,500.

She is scheduled to appear in court today.

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