ST. ALBANS-On March 8, the Vermont Drug Task Force and the Vermont State Police arrested Brendan Berno at his home for two counts of the sale of narcotics.
While at Berno's residence in St. Albans, Berno refused to comply with police orders and attempted to retreat into the residence.
While troopers restrained Berno to facilitate his arrest, Berno called out to his girlfriend Megan Cross for assistance.
Cross came to the aid of Berno and grabbed VSP Trooper Jacob Metayer. Berno and Cross were taken into custody without further incident. No one needed medical attention as a result of this incident and arrest.
Berno was arrested for the sale of narcotics (two counts), assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. Cross was arrested for impeding a police officer. Berno was remanded to the Chittenden County Correctional Center and Cross was remanded to Northwest Correctional Center, both for lack of bail.
Berno and Cross will appear in court at a later date.