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Opinion: Legal marijuana the right move

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Winslow Colwell



I’m writing today in response to the recent letter signed by various chiefs of police regarding marijuana law in Vermont.

I’m very glad that they have such concern for the young people of Addison County. As the father of a pre-teen I truly appreciate that they are looking out for the welfare of young people in our community. Reading their letter, however, leaves me feeling that they are a bit out of touch with reality.

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Vergennes Police Log: Cops investigate assault, alleged sex tape

Posted on March 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police had a busy seven days between March 9 and 15, dealing with theft complaints and drug and alcohol issues, helping several motorists who were locked out of their cars, investigating an assault and an alleged sex tape, and handling a case of a motorist driving off without paying for gas that turned into a multi-town car chase ending with a Vermont State Police arrest in Hancock.

Police also earlier this week were still investigating a March 13 robbery of the People’s United Bank on Main Street in Vergennes; see story in this edition.

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Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for DUI following traffic stop

Posted on March 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Timothy Dragon, 36, of Middlebury for driving under the influence (second offense), following a traffic stop on Route 7 South on March 15.

Police allege that Dragon’s vehicle almost struck a guardrail as it turned from Route 125 onto Route 7. Police said they measured Dragon’s blood-alcohol content at 0.206 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Vergennes Police Log: U.S. marshals help cops catch suspect

Posted on March 11, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police and U.S. marshals on March 6 arrested a third suspect from a Feb. 28 incident involving drugs and attempting to elude police.

The marshals arrested Jesse Ware, 21, a North Dakota resident who has been living on Potash Bay in Addison, in Quechee on this past Friday and turned him over to Vergennes police.

Vergennes police lodged Ware at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on several citations, including being a fugitive from justice, attempting to elude police, and providing false information to a police officer.

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Middlebury Police Log: Family finds missing woman

Posted on March 11, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police launched an investigation into the whereabouts of a 51-year-old Bennington woman reported missing from downtown Middlebury on March 6. The woman had reportedly been experiencing some mental health issues and confusion prior to her disappearance.

Fortunately, a family member called early the next morning to confirm the woman had been located.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Bristol police deal with many minor disturbances in February

Posted on March 9, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department in February dealt with a host of mostly minor incidents, including domestic disturbances, drunk drivers and fighting students. They also ticketed or towed motorists who continue to defy the town’s winter parking ban on some streets.

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Middlebury Police Log: Arrest made after abuse order allegedly violated

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Theresa L. Engel, 46, of Middlebury for allegedly violating a relief from abuse order at Kinney Drugs on Court Street on Feb. 20.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated a report of a family disagreement in the Valley View neighborhood on Feb. 22.

•  Assisted a local man who had been receiving unwanted text messages from his ex-wife on Feb. 22.

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Vergennes Police Log: Obstructed windshield stop ends with citations

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police made an arrest and issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol following Sunday traffic stops.

On that day, city police arrested Ricky Relyea, 45, of Ticonderoga, N.Y., after stopping his vehicle because of an obstructed windshield. They discovered Relyea was wanted on an outstanding warrant for DUI and possession of marijuana, and they also cited him for driving with a suspended license before lodging him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.

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Man faces multiple DUI charges

Posted on February 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Feb. 14 arrested a Waitsfield man on suspicion of committing multiple offenses.

Police pulled over Erik P. Lundblad, 35, just before 1 a.m. for driving an unregistered vehicle on Stoney Hill Road. Police found that his driver’s license had been suspended for life for previous DUI convictions, and that he had a pending third DUI charge. Police said Lundblad was under conditions set by a judge that he not drive nor buy or possess alcohol. Police suspected Lundblad was intoxicated, and found an open can of beer in the vehicle.

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Vergennes Police Log: Irate motorists corner log truck driver until cops arrive

Posted on February 18, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes and Vermont State police, with some help from a number of upset motorists, on Feb. 13 issued a number of citations to the driver of an empty southbound log truck that Vergennes police said ran two vehicles off Route 7 and nearly struck three more.

City police said VSP cited Kenneth Willard, 67, of Leicester, for careless and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Vergennes police cited Willard for 13 violations of federal trucking laws, most notably, they said, for fatigue and failure to maintain driving logs properly.

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