Crime

07/25/2019
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...
07/25/2019
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...
07/25/2019
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...
07/18/2019
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...
07/18/2019
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...
07/18/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited David Oleson, 35, of Whiting, for petit larceny. The citation followed an investigation into the alleged July 14 theft of money from the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street Extension. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded on July 8 to a two-car accident on Court St. outside Dunkin' Donuts. Police said one vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. Police said one person was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Middlebury fire officials responded to clean up coolant from a punctured radiator from one of the vehicles. •...
07/16/2019
BRISTOL — On July 5 Bristol police, along with Vermont State Police, Vergennes police, the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the eastern part of Bristol.  Officers spoke to 626 vehicle operators but made no DUI arrests.  Between June 10 and July 7 Bristol police completed 33 foot patrols, more than 26 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety P r o g r a m . O f f i c e r s checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 19 times, conducted 14...
07/11/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 4 cited a city woman for domestic assault after responding to a 2 a.m. report of people yelling in a Main Street apartment building. Police allege that Tammy Curler, 53, struck a man in the face. Police said Curler told them the victim’s dog bit her hand before she allegedly hit the man. The alleged victim denied that allegation, according to police. Curler was cited and released. City police between July 1 and 7 also conducted 14 directed patrols intended to curb speeding and enhance road safety within city limits. On those patrols they ticketed 19...
07/11/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Urban Landon, 32, of Lincoln for first-degree aggravated domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services, after a report of a person striking a woman in the Maple Street area on July 4 at 6:44 p.m. Police said Landon was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility pending his arraignment in Addison Superior Court on July 8. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •Investigation the alleged theft of a wallet from an unlocked car on Mary Hogan Drive, near the town’s recreation park on July 2. •Checked on the welfare of a man...
07/11/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of July 4 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a deer on Lincoln Road in Ripton. Police report that sometime before 11:20 a.m. this past Thursday, Robert Wesley, 54, of Ripton was driving a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Lincoln Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wesley reportedly attempted to avoid the deer but collided with animal. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said. Wesley and a passenger were transported to Porter Medical Center for treatment of suspected minor injuries to both...

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