April 26th, 2012
WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police arrested two Weybridge youths in connection with a burglary at an occupied, local dwelling on April 20.
One of the accused — Ariel Moore, 19 — is the granddaughter of the owners of the home, who were sleeping at the time of the crime, according to police.
Both Moore and her alleged accomplice, Jessi L. Curavoo, 18, are accused in the April 20 break-in of the Perkins Road home of Ida and Lawrence Washington, 87 and 86, respectively. The culprits allegedly made off with $2,750 worth of property from the home.
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police are investigating an April 22 domestic assault in Bristol that culminated in the suspected suicide of the perpetrator in Jericho later that day.
Police said they initially responded to a reported domestic assault at a home on Route 116 in Bristol where a man and woman were allegedly assaulted by Shad Hance, 39, of Jericho. State police declined to identify the victims or their address, citing the ongoing investigation and a desire to protect the identities of assault victims.
LEICESTER — A Leicester man was arrested for assault and other charges after he allegedly struck an elderly couple at their Fern Lake home and then took their phone so they couldn’t call for help on April 23.
Vermont State Police arrested Donald Foley, 48, who pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to two charges of simple assault and one charge of interfering with access to emergency services. Those charges stemmed from an alleged verbal dispute that Foley had with his neighbors that authorities said turned physical.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police arrested Stepfanie Williams, 20, of New Haven on the charge of grand larceny for allegedly stealing $12,000-$13,500 worth of metal from a local residence on April 15.
Police allege Williams took the metal to an area scrap yard and sold it for a small fraction of the actual value of the material, according to police.
MIDDLEBURY — Division I Burlington on this past Wednesday won both the boys’ and girls’ sides of a track and field meet hosted by Middlebury Union High School at Middlebury College, but the Tigers and the visiting Mount Abraham and Vergennes teams, all D-II squads, had highlights.
Burlington won the girls’ meet with 145 points, with MUHS (52) edging Mount Abe (46) for second and VUHS in third (9). The already small VUHS team was shorthanded because several students, including steady point-scorers, were on a school language trip.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont House on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would revamp the state’s search-and-rescue policy in wake of the tragic death of 19-year-old Levi Duclos on a Ripton hiking trail this past January.
The legislation would set up some interim rules requiring Vermont Department of Public Safety, with the help of local emergency organizations, to immediately respond “to every search and rescue call for help, which shall include an immediate call to the department’s search and rescue team.”
VERMONT — When Gene Nolette, owner of Leicester-based Gene’s Property Management, went to buy the popular fertilizer mix “10-10-10” for lawn application this month, he was surprised to find that he wasn’t able to.
The fertilizer, aptly labeled for its three main nutrients, is comprised of 10 percent nitrogen, 10 percent phosphorus and 10 percent potassium. But a Legislative act passed in 2011, which took effect Jan. 1, has outlawed the application of phosphorus fertilizers on lawns, with a few exceptions.
MIDDLEBURY — Guacamole. Avocado fries. Avocado-coconut soft-serve. Baby spinach salad with smoked salmon and avocado.
What do all of these dishes have in common? They’ve all been spotted in the Middlebury College dining halls over the past three weeks.