Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Peter Pfenning, 56, of Orwell for driving under the influence (fifth offense), in the Bakery Lane area on July 26. Police said they measured Pfenning’s blood-alcohol content at 0.208 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. Pfenning was lodged that evening at the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of bail, according to police. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Assisted a local resident whose bank account had been hacked on July 22. • Served a no-trespass order on July 22 on a man who wasn’t wanted at the Dunkin Donuts...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into a spate of burglaries at Route 7 businesses this past Friday. Early on the morning of July 26 troopers at the New Haven barracks received information regarding three burglaries at three stores in Ferrisburgh and New Haven. Someone broke into the Dakin Farms and  Auto Creek A.C. Sports businesses in Ferrisburgh and into Cyclewise Inc. off Route 7 in New Haven. State police said that two cash boxes were reported stolen, though they didn’t specify from which businesses. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact...
BRISTOL — On July 19 Bristol police, assisted by Vermont State Police, responded to a family fight. Joshua Martell, 40, of Bristol and Jennifer Thompson, 37, of Hinesburg were each cited for domestic assault. Martell and Thompson were ordered to answer the charges in Addison Criminal Court on July 22. Between July 15 and 19, Bristol police completed seven foot patrols and six hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School three times, conducted five business checks,...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into a spate of burglaries at Route 7 businesses this past Friday. Early on the morning of July 26 troopers at the New Haven barracks received information regarding three burglaries at three stores in Ferrisburgh and New Haven. Someone broke into the Dakin Farms and  Auto Creek A.C. Sports businesses in Ferrisburgh and into Cyclewise Inc. off Route 7 in New Haven. State police said that two cash boxes were reported stolen, though they didn’t specify from which businesses. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week issued tickets to drivers of two tractor-trailer trucks for exceeding legal weight limits. On July 19 city police ticketed one operator for a truck they said was 12,400 pounds overweight after stopping the vehicle for speeding. That ticket came to $788, according to police. On July 18 police stopped another truck on Main Street for defective equipment and ended up issuing the driver a $123 ticket because the truck was allegedly 3,300 pounds overweight. In about a dozen special traffic patrols throughout the city between July 15 and 21 Vergennes police...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Alicia Gendreau, 24, of Bristol for driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and negligent driving following investigation of a car crash on Court Street Extension on July 20. Police allege Gendreau struck a parked vehicle at the Middlebury Mobil Short Stop, then left the area. Police said no one was injured in the crash. Gendreau has provided a blood sample for their investigation, police said. Vergennes police and Vermont State Police assisted Middlebury PD in responding to this incident. In other action last week, Middlebury police...
ADDISON COUNTY — On July 22 at a little before 4 p.m. someone alerted Vermont State Police to a vehicle operating erratically and travelling southbound on Route 7 near Town Hill Road in New Haven. Troopers found the vehicle, stopped it and identified the driver as Craig Getty, 44, of Georgia. While speaking with Getty, the officer observed several signs of alcohol impairment and had Getty perform a series of tests to ensure that he could safely operate a motor vehicle. State police ultimately took Getty into custody and cited him for driving under the influence, second offense, and driving...
BRISTOL — On July 11, acting on a report that a vehicle had been “all over the road” on Route 116 North, Bristol police conducted a traffic stop on West Street. Police determined that the driver of that vehicle was not impaired. Between July 8 and 14, Bristol police completed eight foot patrols and 85 minutes of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School six times, conducted five business checks, processed at least six requests for fingerprints and facilitated the return...
WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police are investigating a recent break-in at the Lemon Fair Insect Control District (LFICD) office on Weybridge Street, during which the culprit(s) stole several items, including an Olympus SZ-6045 Zoom Stereomicroscope, an Adam CPW Plus industrial scale and a Nikon D80 camera.  VSP Trooper Josh Gurwicz said the burglary occurred sometime between July 12 and July 15. The LFICD office is located within rented space in the Weybridge Congregational Church’s former carriage barn.  Anyone with information on the case should call Gurwicz at 388-4919. You can also submit...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 9 cited a man for driving with a criminally suspended license who they said had four previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol.  Cited was Corey Steady, 40, who police said had a most recent address of Vergennes. Police said he was stopped on Macdonough Drive when the vehicle he was operating came back through the system as belonging to a driver with a suspended license. Steady was cited into court in September and released, police said. Vergennes police between July 8 and 14 also conducted 11 directed traffic patrols, during which...

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