ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to investigate the burglary of a Panton Road home in the town of Panton on March 1. Troopers reported that various items and jewelry were taken while the residents were away during the workday.
Two days later, a citizen turned into VSP a Heartwood Creations custom jewelry box that had been found in a ditch off West Road in Panton. The Panton Road homeowner told the Independent that she suspected the box was hers, but she hadn’t confirmed it as of press time.
Anyone who believes the box is theirs is asked to contact Senior Trooper Andrew Leise at 802-388-4919. The owner should be able to describe the unique design on the top of the box.
Anyone with information on the Panton Road break-in, or other nefarious activities, is asked to contact the VSP at 388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.tips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
In other recent activity, troopers from the New Haven VSP barracks:
• On Feb. 25 at approximately 10:30 a.m. were called to a report of a theft of a wallet from a home in the Chickadee Lane area of Starksboro while the resident was sleeping. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
• On Feb. 25 just after 11 a.m. were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover on Route 22A north of Route 73 in Orwell. It was reported by the driver — Brian Scott, 54, of Benson — and several witnesses that the 2000 Honda Odyssey driven by Scott was northbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and traveled off the southbound side of the road, struck several trees and rolled over several times before coming to a stop on its wheels. The total distance of the accident scene was 296 feet. Police said the vehicle was a total loss. Scott was transported to Porter Hospital for treatment of neck and back injuries.
• On Feb. 26 at 7:30 a.m. responded to a hit-and-run incident on Route 22A in Shoreham. A Shoreham resident told the trooper that he was driving northbound when an unknown tractor-trailer came over the crest of a hill in his lane and side-swiped the Dodge Ram 2500 he was operating. The driver reported minor injuries that didn’t require hospitalization.
• On Feb. 26 received a report of credit card fraud in which approximately $1,800 in online charges were made to the North Ferrisburgh victim’s credit card. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
• On Feb. 26 at 4:43 p.m. responded to Shard Villa Road in Salisbury for a one-car crash. The driver, identified as 26-year-old Travis Wilson of Middlebury, told police that a deer ran in front of him, causing him to swerve and go off the road. The 2003 Jaguar XTY he was driving sustained heavy front-end damage. The weather was described as cloudy.
• On Feb. 27 at 4:45 p.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 22A in Addison.
Police said Robert Wheelock, 53, of Port Henry, N.Y., was driving a Honda Accord northbound on Route 22A in Addison, when the car crossed the center line and collided with a Volvo station wagon driven southbound by Aidan Cruickshank, 19, of Burlington. Both vehicles were considered to be totaled. Wheelock sustained non-life threatening injures and was transported to Porter Hospital; Cruickshank did not require medical attention. Police gave Wheelock a written warning for failure to drive to the right.
• On Feb. 28 at approximately 11:09 p.m. stopped 28-year-old Daniel R. Sweeney of Ferrisburgh driving on Route 22A in Panton for speeding. During the stop it was found that Sweeney had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in court, so the trooper took Sweeney into custody, booked him, and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
• On March 2, at 8:10 a.m., responded to a two-car crash on Route 116 in Bristol. Police report that Laura Ferguson, 18, of Middlebury was driving a 2004 Subaru Forester northbound when she went around a corner travelling a little too fast and her right tires got onto the icy edge of the road. Ferguson told police that her vehicle began to slide and she collided with a vehicle that was travelling southbound — a 2011 Hyundai Elantra driven by Susan Cram, 57, of Middlebury. After colliding with the Elantra, Ferguson’s Forester went back across the road and collided with a utility pole. Both vehicles sustained damage, but no injuries were reported. The Bristol Fire Department and Bristol Rescue Squad also responded.
• On March 2 at 8:43 p.m. responded to a vehicle off Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, and cited the driver, identified as James R. Slater, 48, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence of alcohol and for careless and negligent driving.
• On March 2 at 8:15 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 22A in Bridport. Police said Margaret Myhrum, 61, of Hughsonville, N.Y., was driving on the snow-covered road when she lost control of the 1999 Honda Accord she was driving, went off the east side of the road and hit a tree. Myhrum was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was not injured. No charges were filed.
• On March 3 at 10:53 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle on West Street in Bristol for a “motor vehicle infraction.” Police said their investigation revealed that the driver, identified as David Fallon, 23, was driving under the influence of alcohol, and that the passenger, identified as Daniel Fallon, 23, was found to be in possession of marijuana. The two men, both Vergennes residents, were transported to the New Haven VSP barracks and released on a citation to appear in court. Daniel Fallon was cited for DUI and David Fallon was cited for possession of marijuana.
• On March 4 at 8:40 a.m. received a report of an assault in Shoreham. Police said their investigation revealed that Amanda Felion, 29, of Shoreham, entered the victim’s apartment and after a brief argument assaulted the victim.
• On March 4 at approximately 3:08 p.m. were notified of a two-car crash on Meehan Road in Starksboro. Police report that Amberly Friend, 18, of Starksboro was driving a 2000 Honda Accord eastbound on Meehan Road when the car began to slide out of control on the snow-covered dirt road. It collided with a 2013 Chevy Cruze driven by Timothy Cousino, 33, of Starksboro. The Honda sustained minor damage to driver’s side front end and the Chevy sustained moderate damage to the driver’s side doors and was towed from the scene. There were no injuries. Snow conditions and the moderate grade of the road were contributing factors to the crash, police said.