ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to a one car rollover accident on Route 30 in Cornwall on Friday, Nov. 16, at around 10:13 p.m.
Upon their arrival, troopers found that the man they believed to be the driver of the 1995 Ford Mustang, 37-year-old Joshua Laraway of Bridport, had fled the scene. The passenger, 21-year-old Justin Stone of Middlebury, was transported to Porter Hospital with serious injuries. Police said he had injuries to his neck, head, back, and possibly internal; and his condition late Friday was called “guarded.”
At 3 a.m. on Saturday, Stone was transferred to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington in “fair” condition. A spokeswoman on Tuesday said Stone had been discharged from the hospital.
Police report that the Mustang, with Laraway behind the wheel, left the west side of Route 30, collided with a culvert, and rolled over several times before coming to rest on its roof off the west side of Route 30. The vehicle was totaled.
Troopers and Middlebury police looked for Laraway that night. Trooper Hanley located Laraway at his home on Saturday night and issued him multiple citations. As of press time VSP could not say the exact offenses for which Laraway was cited.
Separately, troopers are investigating two burglaries reported off Route 125 in Bridport on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15.
In one case, the culprit(s) forced open a rear door at the residence to get in and steal approximately $1,000 in jewelry. The thieves also initially broke a window in an unsuccessful attempt to get into the home. Damage to the door and window of the home is estimated at around $500.
A second home nearby was also burglarized on that same date, sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. The homeowners are currently taking inventory of what might have been stolen. Authorities did not say how the thieves got into this home, nor whether the two burglaries might be related.
Anyone with information about these burglaries should call state police at 388-4919, submit a tip online at www.vtips.info or text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
In other recent activity, troopers:
• On Nov. 13 at 3:25 p.m. responded, along with a Vermont Fish and Game warden and officers from the Middlebury Police Department, to the report of a domestic disturbance where gunshots were also reported off Tilden Road in Cornwall. Police took Roger Curtis, 48, of Cornwall, into custody without incident and transported him to the New Haven VSP barracks and cited him for domestic assault. There were no reported injuries in the incident.
• On Nov. 14 at 5:28 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 116 in Starksboro for speeding. Police cited the driver, Eric Friend, 47, of Bristol, for possession of marijuana.
• On Nov. 15 at 9:55 am. received a report of the theft of a back blade attachment for a tractor off Indian Trail in Leicester. The back blade is described as “orange/yellow” in color and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the VSP.
• On Nov. 16 at 12:43 a.m. stopped motor vehicle on Route 22A in Addison, and arrested the driver, 36-year-old Brock S. Lowell of Clarksville, Tenn., for an outstanding warrant from 2001. Lowell was lodged at Marble Valley Correctional Center, where he was held on a $500 bail.
• On Nov. 16 at 6:21 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on for speeding on Parks-Hurlburt Road in Monkton and crossing the center line on North Street in New Haven. During the stop, police said they found that the driver, Marshall Douglas, 19, of North Ferrisburgh, was in possession of marijuana and alcohol. He was cited to appear at the Addison Criminal Division for possession of marijuana and issued a notice of violation for possession of alcohol by a subject under the age of 21.
• On Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. were alerted to the theft of Adirondack chairs from a platform behind a Route 22A residence in Addison. Anyone with information is asked to contact the VSP.
• On Nov. 16 at a little before 10 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 17 in Bristol for an expired registration. Police cited the driver, Patrick B. Vonbruns, 38, of Ferrisburgh, for possession of marijuana.
• On Nov. 17 at approximately 6 p.m. stopped a car on Route 116 in Bristol for defective equipment. The trooper cited the driver, Daniel Grant, 26, of Bristol, for driving with a criminally suspended license.