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Community Forum: Police strive to shed stereotypes

Posted on December 23, 2014 |
By Chip Mason



My name is Christopher Mason, and I am a police officer.

I speak it as a confession to highlight a tension that rests at the heart of my professional life — a perceived contradiction that is very frequently commented upon. The comments typically run something like, “I really hate cops, but you seem OK.” Which is very gratifying, of course, since it’s nice not to be hated, but disconcerting at the same time.

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Vergennes Police Log: Cops investigate fight at Northlands

Posted on December 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — A total of seven Vergennes police officers and Vermont State Police troopers calmed a Dec. 15 fight involving a number of female Northlands Job Corps students, Vergennes police said, but police ended up electing not to file any charges.

When police arrived, they found a group of students yelling at Northlands security. Police settled down the situation and investigated, including interviewing a number of students, before deciding not to issue any citations.

In other incidents between Dec. 15 and 21, Vergennes police:

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Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate death of town man

Posted on December 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police initiated a death investigation following the discovery of an unresponsive man in a snow bank off Elm Street during the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 18.

Police said a passerby discovered the man and began performing CPR. Middlebury Regional EMS responded and took the man to Porter Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The deceased man has been identified as Michael Morgan, 55, of Middlebury. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Middlebury Police Department at 388-3191.

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Four injured in bus-truck crash

Posted on December 22, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Four people were injured when a farm vehicle slammed into an Addison County Transit Resources bus on Route 7 near Middlebury Beef Supply on Tuesday morning.

The crash resulted in Middlebury police closing Route 7 to traffic for more than five hours.

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DUI patrols active for holidays

Posted on December 22, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Five Addison County law enforcement agencies — Vergennes Police Department, Vermont State Police, Addison County Sheriff’s Department, Bristol Police Department and Middlebury Police Department — will be conducting an impaired driving checkpoint and DUI (driving under the influence) patrols throughout the county through the holiday season.

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Vergennes Police Log: Cops help multiple vehicles stranded in snow

Posted on December 16, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Last week’s snowstorm kept Vergennes police busy dealing with a series of mishaps and incidents.

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, city police went to Woodman Hill to direct traffic around trucks stranded trying to climb Woodman Hill on Route 7 just south of Vergennes and to the intersection of Main and School streets to direct traffic around downed power lines.

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Middlebury Police Log: Cops investigate break in at municipal offices

Posted on December 16, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a break-in at the municipal building at 94 Main St. on Dec. 13. Police said the culprit(s) gained entry by breaking a window at the teen center space, then got into the gym, where they scattered soda cans and candy wrappers.

Authorities noted the culprit(s) also wrote graffiti inside the teen center.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 388-3191.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

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Bristol police cite town man for driving with suspended license

Posted on December 16, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police on Sunday, Dec. 14, arrested a Bristol man on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

Police arrested Randy J. Gorton, 43, at 10 a.m. that day after an officer saw him driving on Mountain Street near Prince Lane. Police issued Gorton a citation to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, in January.

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Bristol board changes how ticket revenue is divided

Posted on December 15, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



BRISTOL — At the request of Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs, the Bristol selectboard has changed the way traffic citation revenue is distributed between the town and police department.

Since the Bristol Police District is only about one square mile, about the size of the former Bristol village, the town of Bristol contracts with the department to patrol town roads outside the district. According to the department’s November activity log, officers conducted five patrols near Route 116, Monkton Road and other areas.

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Lt. governor outlines his priorities for 2015

Posted on December 15, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday warned that the 2015 legislative session will be dominated by tough financial decisions and he sees little opportunity for debate on such issues as the legalization of marijuana.

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