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Opinion: Repeat offenders in Vermont avoid strict punishment

Posted on April 20, 2015 |
By Jonathan and Tracy Himmel Isham



Last week, a drunk driver killed a beloved community member. Readers of this newspaper know that repeat violators rarely face the kind of strict punishment that would deter them from jumping behind the wheel when they are drunk and/or have no license. Your April 1, 2015, Superior Court Log included the following:

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Man pleads innocent to DUI-3 after bad crash

Posted on April 8, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Middlebury man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of driving under the influence, third offense, and misdemeanor careless or negligent driving, in connection with a Dec. 21, 2014, incident during which he allegedly split in two the vehicle he had driven into a tree off Route 30 in Whiting.

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Police arrest suspect in two Vergennes bank robberies

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES  — Vergennes police on Saturday arrested an Addison man who they say robbed two Vergennes financial institutions — the first on Friday, March 13, and the second just this past Friday.

Police arrested Ricky D. Putnam, 44, and cited him for two counts of robbery — of the Peoples United Bank at the corner of Main and Maple streets on the 13th and of the Vermont Federal Credit Union at 100 Panton Road on the UTC Aerospace facility on the 27th.

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Man with knife robs Vergennes bank; police seek leads

Posted on March 13, 2015 |
By Zach Despart



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UPDATED: VERGENNES — Someone robbed the People’s United Bank on Main Street in Vergennes on Friday afternoon, Vergennes police said.

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Ripton man charged with robbing RiteAid pharmacy

Posted on December 31, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Ripton man on Tuesday told a court that he did not steal prescription drugs from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in a Sunday evening robbery of the Middlebury store.

Michael Maheu, 40, pleaded innocent in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony count of larceny from a person, in connection with the Dec. 28 robbery. He faces up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $500 if convicted.

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Local woman battles opiate addiction, finds hope with suboxone

Posted on December 11, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was New Year’s Eve 1998 when Cheryl Barrows got her first taste of heroin.

“I met this ‘wonderful’ guy in Rutland who put a needle in my arm and said, ‘This is wonderful stuff,’” recalled Barrows. “I looked out of the window, saw a pink cloud and my pain was gone. I felt nothing.”

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Counterfeit tickets to cost Field Days thousands

Posted on October 13, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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NEW HAVEN — In the final days of the Addison County Fair and Field Days this past August, Ken Button, one of the fair’s directors, was counting the tickets that had been collected that week. He was trying to get a sense of how many people had come through the gates. On the table in front of him lay stacks of exhibitor day passes and season passes arranged by type of ticket.

But when he looked closely at the stacks of tickets, something didn’t look right.

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State police report gun thefts in county

Posted on October 10, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.

Police responded to Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh Oct. 5 where a man said he had left his .45 caliber pistol, in its carrying case, on the back of his truck and then drove away, causing it to fall off. Police said they spoke with someone who saw the gun case on the side of the road. Police found the case, but the gun was not in it.

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Orwell man charged with shooting after arguing over a horse

Posted on October 10, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — An Orwell man is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly fired a gun in the direction of some neighbors during an argument over a horse.

Jeffrey A. Bradish, 51, was ordered held on $15,000 bail at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, following his arrest.

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Rutland men charged in assault on woman, teen

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Two Rutland men are facing assault-related charges in connection with their alleged roles in an Aug. 18 fight at a Seymour Street residence in Middlebury where a woman was struck in the face and a youth was beaten and choked to the point of almost losing consciousness, according to records on file at the Addison County Courthouse.

Grover W. Pangburn, 39, pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated assault stemming from the fight.

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