April 25th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — On Wednesday, April 17, Vermont State Police closed Route 17 between Route 7 and the New Haven town green for nearly six hours after a truck rolled over and spilled gasoline.
At a few minutes before 2 p.m. that day troopers responded to a report that a welding supply truck carrying flammable material had gone off the north side of the roadway and rolled on to the passenger side.
The driver, identified as 54-year-old Thomas Velde Sr. of North Clarendon, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
As is so often the case in Vermont’s early April, the weather and water conditions leading up to opening day of trout fishing were fickle. When the week began, rivers were running unseasonably low and clear thanks in large part to a lack of snow. Very fishable water levels and visibility, combined with a series of warm sunny days during the first half of the week, seemed to promise a delightful — and perhaps even successful — opening day.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a shooting incident in the Jackson Lane neighborhood in the early morning of April 20.
As reported on addisonindependent.com and in the Monday edition of the Independent, Bernard Kimball, 65, had been shot in the leg by a suspect outside of his apartment at around 1 a.m. that Saturday. Police said the victim was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care for surgery and follow up treatment of his injuries and was listed in fair condition on Sunday evening.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4/23 OV vs. Bellows Falls ...................... 7-3
4/23 VUHS vs. Winooski ....................... 13-5
4/23 Colchester vs. MUHS ..................... 4-3
4/22 Woodstock at OV ......................... 15-0
4/23 VUHS vs. Winooski ....................... 15-0
4/23 Colchester vs. MUHS ..................... 8-0
BRISTOL — On Monday, Bristol police investigated reports of five burglarized vehicles in the areas of Pleasant Street, Elm Street, and Taylor Avenue. As a result of that investigation, police arrested Kraton Chaloux, 22, of Bristol on four counts of petit larceny and one count of possession of stolen property. Chaloux was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $500 bail and appeared in Addison District Court on Wednesday.
Stolen property from “several” of the five vehicles were recovered, Bristol police said.
VERGENNES — Two Vergennes Police Department members, one Vermont State Police trooper from the New Haven barracks and two police canines from those agencies are set to make cameos on this week’s episode of “Golden Boy,” a CBS show that debuted in February.
Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel and his dog, Akido; Vermont State Police Sgt. Eugene Duplissis and his canine, Argus; and Vergennes detective Jason Ouellette were all invited to New York City in October to film brief appearances in the show.