Search Warrant in 1984 Raid

STATE OF VERMONT
CHITTENDEN COUNTY

To any Law Enforcement Officer of the State of Vermont,

GREETINGS:

WHEREAS, Affidavit has been made to me under oath by James E. Leene at a hearing held in the District of Vermont, Unit No. II, Chittenden Circuit, in said County on the 21st day of June, 1984, and upon the evidence submitted, I am satisfied that probable cause exists, to believe that the below described evidence and persons subject to arrest and seizure is located at the place indicated below, and that grounds exist for the issuance of a search warrant.

NOW THEREFORE, BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF VERMONT, you are hereby commanded forthwith to enter the following described place:

1. House or buildings #1-19 located in Island Pond, Vt. As described in the attached Exhibit V the curtilage and any outbuildings in Island Pond, County of Essex, State of Vermont,

therein to search for, seize, secure and inventory the following evidence and people:

  1. any and all children under the age of 18 years old found herein except the children belonging to Carl and Coleen Gamba, and in addition thereto, if search and seizure can be accomplished without jeopardy to the children;
  2. any and all rods and paddles;
  3. any and all medical supplies, indicative of the illegal practice of medicine;
  4. any and all photographs of discipline and/or illegal medical practices;
  5. any and all letters, tapes, writings or records involving the physical discipline of children, education of children, and/or illegal medical practices;

and you are commanded to bring evidence and persons so found, forthwith before the Vermont District Court, to be disposed of and dealt with according to law; and for so doing this be your sufficient warrant.

HEREOF FAIL NOT, but of this complaint and warrant, with your doings thereon, service and return make according to law.

Given under my hand at Burlington, in said County, this 21st day of June, 1984.

___________________________
Judge

EXHIBIT V

 

RESIDENCES TO BE SEARCHED IN ISLAND POND

 

  1. A very large three (3) story wood building located on the West side of Cross Street, at the Junction of Alder Street. The building is on the south side of Alder Street. This building houses the Common Sense Restaurant, their print shop, infirmary, and meeting room.
  2. A large two (2) story wood framed building, tan in color, with detached barn in back. Located on the east side of Pleasant Street. It is the 2nd house on the right traveling northwest from Dale Avenue.
  3. A large two (2) story wood framed building, color green. This building is on the east side of Pleasant Street at the Junction of Dale Avenue. This building is on the northwest corner of Dale Avenue.
  4. A large two (2) story wood framed building located on Pleasant Street at the southeast corner of Dale Avenue. The color of the building is yellow. There is an Outbuilding on the north side of the house.
  5. A two (2) story wood frame building, Grey in color located on the northeast side of Dale Avenue. There is a detached one (1) car garage located on the south side of the house. There are a large number of beehives stored on the property. This house is at the intersection of Dale Ave. Extension.
  6. A large three (3) story wood frame building located on the north side of Birch Street. The color of the house is brown. The house is the 2nd house on the left traveling east on Birch Street. The first house being a house trailer.
  7. A large two (2) story gray wood framed building located on the west side of Elm Street at the Junction of South Street known as Arbor, being scraped.
  8. A large three (3) story wood framed building located on the north side of South Street at the Junction of Mountain Street, also called Cross Street. The house on the west corner of Mountain Street is called the Maples.
  9. A large two (2) story wood framed building, color blue, located on Mountain Street at the Junction of Elm Street. This building is at the south corner of Elm Street.
  10. A large two (2) story wood framed building, color brown, located on the west side of Derby Street. The house is the fourth house on the left traveling north on Derby Street from the Junction of :Pleasant Street known as Gateway.
  11. A large two (2) story unpainted wood frame building with green trim. This building is located on the west side of Mountain Street at the Junction of North Street. The house is on the south side of North Street.
  12. A large two (2) story wood framed building located on the east side of Derby Street at the Junction of Birch Street. The building is on the southside of Birch Street. This building houses the Common Loaf Bakery.
  13. A one (1) story wood framed building located on the west side of Derby Street directly opposite the Junction of Dale Avenue. This building is a gas station.
  14. A large two (2) story wood building located on the south side of Main Street at the Junction of Cross Street on the east side of Cross Street. The first floor of the building houses a shoe repair shop and an appliance store run by the Church. The second and third floors are apartments that are occupied, but not by members of the Church.
  15. A three (3) story blue wood frame building on the west side of Pleasant Ave., known as the Dwelling or Farm, with barn and outbuildings, directly across from #4.
  16. A two (2) story beige and brown trim wood frame building on the north side and adjacent to the Island Pond Health Center, on the west side of Main Street (Route 114).
  17. A brown two (2) story wood structure located on Middle Street in Island Pond with a stone wall in front of the home. This wall is approx. 6 feet high above the roadway and the residence is 200 feet from Mountain Street. It is the third house on the right coming from Mountain Street.
  18. A two (2) story blue house with white trim on Forest Street (Bresciani house).
  19. A red two (2) story wood frame structure situated on the east side of Elm street located on the corner as Elm turns toward South Street.
  20. A wooden 2 and ½ story green house with attached barn, located on the west side of Cemetery Hill Road in Barton, Vt. This residence is occupied on the first floor by non-church members Carl and Coleen Gamba and family and is further located approximately 200 yards from the entrance to the Welcome O. Brown Cemetery.

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