ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday afternoon at around 1:30 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of an illegal “tattoo party” at a residence on Crown Point Road in Bridport.
The troopers’ investigation led to the arrest of James St. Denis, 29, of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; he was cited for tattooing and piercing without a Vermont registration.
Anyone with information about local tattooing is asked to contact VSP at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
Separately, last week proved to be a bad streak for home burglaries in the Addison/Panton area, police said. First, on July 23, VSP received a report that someone had broken into a Country Club Road home in Addison between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Several items of jewelry were taken along with a change jar. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
Then, on July 26 they received a report that a burglar had forced his or her way into a home off Route 22A in Addison. An undisclosed amount of jewelry was taken. A white male was seen leaving the residence in a light colored vehicle moments after the alarm company notified the resident.
That same day police received a report from a Panton woman that she had returned to her Jersey Street home at 4 p.m. to find her front door kicked in and several drawers and cabinets rummaged through. At the time of the report, no items appeared to be stolen.
Another afternoon break-in on the 26th took place at a Route 22A home in Panton. Like the other residences, an undisclosed amount of jewelry was taken from this residence.
Anyone with information on any of these cases is asked to contact Trooper Kaitlyn Armstrong at 802-388-4919.
In other recent activity, troopers:
•On July 22 received a report from Monkton that someone had stolen a Cobra 29 CB radio, a rear truck window scene of palm trees in Florida, and new seat covers from an unlocked truck. The approximate value of all the items is $300. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP at 1-802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
•On July 24 responded to a report of a burglary at a Richville Road home in Shoreham. The perpetrator forced the front door open. Items taken included Dale Earnhardt die cast collectible cars and personal checks. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•On July 25 at 6:35 a.m. responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A in Ferrisburgh. Police said both vehicles were travelling south on Route 7 approaching the intersection when the traffic light turned red. After a car driven by Carol Callahan, 66, of Waltham stopped for the red light, a 2012 Chevy Cruze driven by Judith Virzi, 52, of Essex Junction rear-ended Callahan’s 2002 Subaru Outback. The Vergennes Fire Department also responded to the scene and provided traffic control.
•On July 26 at 8:30 a.m. responded, with Addison Country Sheriff's Department deputies, to a one-vehicle rollover on Lime Kiln Road in New Haven. Police said Lea Calderon-Guthe, 26, of New Haven was driving her 2005 Jeep when it exited the roadway and rolled onto its side. No injuries were reported.
•On July 26 at 5:46 p.m. cited Kenneth J. Green, 47, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., for speeding on Route 22A in Addison.
•On July 26 responded to a residence on Columbus Smith Road in Salisbury for a report of an assault. Through investigation state police determined that Nathan Jackson, 30, of Salisbury had assaulted a family member the previous night. They arrested Jackson, cited him for domestic assault and released him with conditions.
•On July 27 at approximately 11:36 a.m. responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 30 in Cornwall, where a vehicle driven by Veronica J. Saffo, 44, of St. Albans had traveled off the road and got stuck on private property. Two witnesses told police they had seen the car being driven erratically prior to the incident, and troopers noted the driver was impaired. Saffo was cited for driving under the influence, second offense, and negligent driving. Police said Saffo’s evidentiary test revealed she had three times the legal blood alcohol content for driving.
•On July 27 received a report from a Bristol woman that several items were stolen from a purse locked in a car parked on Route 7 in New Haven between 3 p.m. the previous day and 9:30 p.m. that day. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•Were told that sometime between 5 p.m. on July 26 and 8:42 p.m. on July 27 a Ferrisburgh man’s car was vandalized.
•On July 27 at 5:13 p.m. responded to a single-vehicle collision on Route 30 in Cornwall not far from the Middlebury line. Police said their investigation showed that Wayne Gorton, 60, of Cornwall was driving northbound on the road when he lost control of the 2002 Chevy truck he was driving; it traveled over an embankment and rolled onto its roof. Gorton, who was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt, was treated by Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association personnel and released. The truck was totaled.
•On July 27 at 11:57 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Basin Harbor Road in Panton for an infraction, and ended up citing the driver, identified as 44-year-old Chester P. Hemingway of New Haven, for driving under the influence. Vergennes police assisted.
•On July 28 received a report of a vehicle stolen from Bristol. State police were able to stop the vehicle on Hollow Road in Monkton and identify the driver as Labon Deyette, 36, of Bristol. Deyette was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and transported to the New Haven VSP barracks for processing. Police cited Deyette for driving under the influence, second offense.
•On July 28 received a report of a car break-in at Thunder Bay Marina in Orwell. The victim reported that a new Coleman queen-size air mattress was stolen from the bed of a truck, along with a 3 HP outboard boat engine, several siding guns and a roofing gun. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.