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crime http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1274/all en Police arrest suspect in two Vergennes bank robberies http://addisonindependent.com/201503police-arrest-suspect-two-vergennes-bank-robberies <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29400" style="width: 75px;"><a href="/201503police-arrest-suspect-two-vergennes-bank-robberies"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Putnam, Ricky D.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Putnam, Ricky D.jpg" title="Putnam, Ricky D.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="75" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RICKY D. PUTNAM in Department of Motor Vehicles photo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> VERGENNES&nbsp; &mdash; Vergennes police on Saturday arrested an Addison man who they say robbed two Vergennes financial institutions &mdash; the first on Friday, March 13, and the second just this past Friday.</p> <p> Police arrested Ricky D. Putnam, 44, and cited him for two counts of robbery &mdash; of the Peoples United Bank at the corner of Main and Maple streets on the 13th and of the Vermont Federal Credit Union at 100 Panton Road on the UTC Aerospace facility on the 27th.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29399">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503police-arrest-suspect-two-vergennes-bank-robberies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes crime Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:28:02 +0000 John McCright 29399 at http://addisonindependent.com Man with knife robs Vergennes bank; police seek leads http://addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-bank-robbed-friday-afternoon <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29130" style="width: 115px;"><a href="/201503vergennes-bank-robbed-friday-afternoon"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/10407228_10152744871952896_612651974370628834_n.thumbnail.jpg" alt="10407228_10152744871952896_612651974370628834_n.jpg" title="10407228_10152744871952896_612651974370628834_n.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="115" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT STATE POLICE posted these still images from the surveillance camera in the People&#039;s United Bank in Vergennes on Friday afternoon. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> UPDATED: VERGENNES &mdash; Someone robbed the People&rsquo;s United Bank on Main Street in Vergennes on Friday afternoon, Vergennes police said.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29126">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503vergennes-bank-robbed-friday-afternoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes bank robbery crime Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:41:14 +0000 Trent Campbell 29126 at http://addisonindependent.com Ripton man charged with robbing RiteAid pharmacy http://addisonindependent.com/201412ripton-man-charged-robbing-riteaid-pharmacy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A Ripton man on Tuesday told a court that he did not steal prescription drugs from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in a Sunday evening robbery of the Middlebury store.</p> <p> Michael Maheu, 40, pleaded innocent in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony count of larceny from a person, in connection with the Dec. 28 robbery. He faces up to 10 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $500 if convicted.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27723">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412ripton-man-charged-robbing-riteaid-pharmacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury crime Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:00:50 +0000 John McCright 27723 at http://addisonindependent.com Local woman battles opiate addiction, finds hope with suboxone http://addisonindependent.com/201412local-woman-battles-opiate-addiction-finds-hope-suboxone <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27375" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201412local-woman-battles-opiate-addiction-finds-hope-suboxone"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Cheryl Barrows wide shot_2186.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Cheryl Barrows wide shot_2186.jpg" title="Cheryl Barrows wide shot_2186.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHERYL BARROWS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; It was New Year&rsquo;s Eve 1998 when Cheryl Barrows got her first taste of heroin.</p> <p> &ldquo;I met this &lsquo;wonderful&rsquo; guy in Rutland who put a needle in my arm and said, &lsquo;This is wonderful stuff,&rsquo;&rdquo; recalled Barrows. &ldquo;I looked out of the window, saw a pink cloud and my pain was gone. I felt nothing.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27376">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412local-woman-battles-opiate-addiction-finds-hope-suboxone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Addison County Barrows crime Featured Glick heroin suboxone treatment Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:15:02 +0000 Zach Despart 27376 at http://addisonindependent.com Counterfeit tickets to cost Field Days thousands http://addisonindependent.com/201410fake-tickets-cost-field-days-thousands <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26149" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410fake-tickets-cost-field-days-thousands"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/tickets7337.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tickets7337.jpg" title="tickets7337.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY ATTORNEY AND ADDISON County Fair and Field Days Board Chair Benj Deppman sits behind stacks of counterfeit tickets that were used to gain entry to the fair this past August. The fake tickets account for around $12,000 in lost revenue. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; In the final days of the Addison County Fair and Field Days this past August, Ken Button, one of the fair&rsquo;s directors, was counting the tickets that had been collected that week. He was trying to get a sense of how many people had come through the gates. On the table in front of him lay stacks of exhibitor day passes and season passes arranged by type of ticket.</p> <p> But when he looked closely at the stacks of tickets, something didn&rsquo;t look right.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26150">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410fake-tickets-cost-field-days-thousands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Counterfeit crime fake tickets Featured Field Days Vermont State Police Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:46:25 +0000 Evan Johnson 26150 at http://addisonindependent.com State police report gun thefts in county http://addisonindependent.com/201410state-police-report-gun-thefts-county <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26121" style="width: 133px;"><a href="/201410state-police-report-gun-thefts-county"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Firearm thefts in county Lost Gun 2 Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Firearm thefts in county Lost Gun 2 Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh.JPG" title="Firearm thefts in county Lost Gun 2 Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="133" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THIS .45 CALIBER pistol fell off the back of a truck in Ferrisburgh last week; its case was found but not the pistol. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.</p> <p> Police responded to Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh Oct. 5 where a man said he had left his .45 caliber pistol, in its carrying case, on the back of his truck and then drove away, causing it to fall off. Police said they spoke with someone who saw the gun case on the side of the road. Police found the case, but the gun was not in it.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26122">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410state-police-report-gun-thefts-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County crime Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:02:00 +0000 John McCright 26122 at http://addisonindependent.com Orwell man charged with shooting after arguing over a horse http://addisonindependent.com/201410orwell-man-charged-shooting-after-arguing-over-horse <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; An Orwell man is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly fired a gun in the direction of some neighbors during an argument over a horse.</p> <p> Jeffrey A. Bradish, 51, was ordered held on $15,000 bail at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on Thursday, Oct. 9, following his arrest.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26110">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410orwell-man-charged-shooting-after-arguing-over-horse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell crime Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:00:40 +0000 John McCright 26110 at http://addisonindependent.com Rutland men charged in assault on woman, teen http://addisonindependent.com/201410rutland-men-charged-assault-woman-teen <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Two Rutland men are facing assault-related charges in connection with their alleged roles in an Aug. 18 fight at a Seymour Street residence in Middlebury where a woman was struck in the face and a youth was beaten and choked to the point of almost losing consciousness, according to records on file at the Addison County Courthouse.</p> <p> Grover W. Pangburn, 39, pleaded innocent on Monday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated assault stemming from the fight.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25929">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410rutland-men-charged-assault-woman-teen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury crime Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:06:26 +0000 Evan Johnson 25929 at http://addisonindependent.com Whiting man cited for threatening http://addisonindependent.com/201407whiting-man-cited-threatening <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A Whiting man on Monday pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, in connection with a June 2 incident during which he allegedly threatened and harassed a worker at the Whiting General Store.</p> <p> Alan N. White III, who according to court records has previously used the aliases &ldquo;Jesus Christ&rdquo; and &ldquo;Jesus Christ White,&rdquo; is accused of having entered the store on June 2 and threatened the store employee, according to an affidavit filed by Vermont State Police Trooper Andrew Leise.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24262">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407whiting-man-cited-threatening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whiting crime Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:17:47 +0000 Addison Independent 24262 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermont State Police Log: Break-ins continue at trailheads http://addisonindependent.com/201310vermont-state-police-crime-log <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Vermont State Police are investigating several car break-ins at trailheads in Lincoln and Ripton that were reported Sunday evening.</span></p> <p> Police were alerted to the first two break-ins between 5 and 5:30 p.m. at the Robert Frost Hiking Trail in Ripton.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19372">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201310vermont-state-police-crime-log" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Logs crime VSP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:38:35 +0000 Zach Despart 19372 at http://addisonindependent.com Ritchie jailed as police link him to 46 home burglaries http://addisonindependent.com/201308ritchie-jailed-police-link-him-46-home-burglaries <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18654" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308ritchie-jailed-police-link-him-46-home-burglaries"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/burglars_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="burglars.jpg" title="burglars.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicole Burgos, Raymond Ritchie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Around 20 Addison and Shoreham residents packed the main courtroom at the Mahaney Courthouse in Middlebury on Monday fearing the man they believe burglarized their homes &mdash; Raymond Ritchie &mdash; would be released after his arraignment on an unrelated cultivation of marijuana charge.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18656">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308ritchie-jailed-police-link-him-46-home-burglaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison crime Featured Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:02:04 +0000 John McCright 18656 at http://addisonindependent.com Teen driver charged in Bristol accident that killed elderly pedestrian http://addisonindependent.com/201304teen-driver-charged-bristol-accident-killed-pedestrian <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; A Bristol 19-year-old who was driving a car that stuck and killed an elderly pedestrian in Bristol last fall has been charged by a grand jury with grossly negligent driving with death resulting, Bristol police disclosed Friday morning.</p> <p> Ashley Ann Nancollas, according to police, was driving a car down North Street near the intersection of Park Place on Nov. 24, 2012, when her car stuck Ann Roscoe, 86, of Bristol, who was crossing the street.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16425">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201304teen-driver-charged-bristol-accident-killed-pedestrian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol crime Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:17:37 +0000 Addison Independent 16425 at http://addisonindependent.com Former N.Y. resident cited for 'luring' a 15-year-old boy http://addisonindependent.com/201303former-ny-resident-cited-luring-15-year-old-boy <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15910" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201303former-ny-resident-cited-luring-15-year-old-boy"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ritchey, Robert.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ritchey, Robert.jpg" title="Ritchey, Robert.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROBERT RITCHEY </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A 21-year-old man living in Waltham pleaded not guilty on Monday in Addison County court to two charges of trying to sexually exploit a 15-year-old boy and sending explicit photos to the boy via a cell phone.</p> <p> Robert Ritchey, a former Potsdam, N.Y., resident who had been renting a room in a Waltham home, faces up to five years and a fine of $10,000 on the first charge of sexual exploitation/luring a child, and another year and a $1,000 fine for sending indecent material to a minor.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15911">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201303former-ny-resident-cited-luring-15-year-old-boy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes crime Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:01:52 +0000 John McCright 15911 at http://addisonindependent.com Bill looks to slow stolen goods sales by imposing rules on pawnbrokers http://addisonindependent.com/201302bill-looks-slow-stolen-items-sales-imposing-rules-pawnbrokers <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15502" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302bill-looks-slow-stolen-items-sales-imposing-rules-pawnbrokers"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/greghamilton7634.thumbnail.jpg" alt="greghamilton7634.jpg" title="greghamilton7634.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GREG HAMILTON, OWNER of Stone Block Antiques in Vergennes and president of the Vermont Antique Dealers Association, recently consulted with local lawmakers about a proposed law that would regulate pawnbrokers and purveyors of precious metals. The bill is an attempt to make it more difficult for burglars to sell their stolen goods. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> MONTPELIER &mdash; Legislation introduced last week in the Vermont House by Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, and two colleagues is intended to make it more difficult for those responsible for the many recent burglaries in Addison County and Vermont to dispose of stolen goods.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15493">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302bill-looks-slow-stolen-items-sales-imposing-rules-pawnbrokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont burglaries crime drug crime Featured Lanpher Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:32:15 +0000 15493 at http://addisonindependent.com Addison crime forum draws a big crowd, gets news of major busts http://addisonindependent.com/201302addison-crime-forum-draws-big-crowd-gets-news-major-busts <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15448" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201302addison-crime-forum-draws-big-crowd-gets-news-major-busts"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Suspects.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Suspects.jpg" title="Suspects.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> ADDISON &mdash; Organizers of a Feb. 7 community forum devoted to concerns about the recent wave of home break-ins in Addison and surrounding towns said 156 local residents showed up to listen to law enforcement officials, who detailed patrols and several recent arrests.</p> <p> Crime forum organizer Don Jochum said earlier this week about 50 residents who showed up last week at the Addison Central School forum also expressed interest in forming a neighborhood watch group, and that he is working on scheduling a follow-up organizational meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15444">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201302addison-crime-forum-draws-big-crowd-gets-news-major-busts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison crime Featured Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:12:53 +0000 Addison Independent 15444 at http://addisonindependent.com