On March 17, 2020, the Lebanon Police Department received a phone call about a male on a public transportation bus who was making statements that he was infected with coronavirus. We then received secondary calls from the bus company advising that the bus had been evacuated but the male subject remained on the bus.
Officers responded and identified the male involved as David Ladeau, age 65, of Hartford, Vermont. During the investigation, Officers were able to determine that Ladeau did not have the coronavirus and the statements he made aboard the bus were false.
Ladeau was arrested and charged with False Public Alarm, a Class B Misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a Violation level offense. Ladeau was subsequently released on personal recognizance bail with a court date of July 27, 2020 in the 2nd Circuit Court, Lebanon District Division.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello