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Third Bristol crime forum set for Oct. 17 at MAUHS

Posted on October 15, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Bristol will hold its third crime forum at Mount Abraham Union High School this Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m. While the last two forums, in July and September, focused on providing information to the community, the goal of the third forum is to hone in on potential steps forward. A steering committee has been formed, and met last week to plan the agenda.

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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers investigate theft of change

Posted on October 11, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police, in addition to dealing with a variety of traffic accidents and handing out various citations, are investigating two recent cases of local home burglaries in which stashes of change were reported stolen.

On Oct. 4 at 4:19 p.m. troopers were called to investigate the burglary of a residence on DeLong Road in Cornwall, where items reported stolen included a coffee can of change valued at $50. There were no signs of forced entry. It is estimated that the burglary occurred that Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Demarais killed by cop's bullet

Posted on October 9, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was indeed police gunfire — and not a self-inflicted wound — that caused the death of George Demarais, a 57-year-old Middlebury man who on Thursday, Oct. 4, allegedly challenged authorities to take his life.

Middlebury police Chief Tom Hanley confirmed on Monday that Demarais had sustained two bullet wounds, one each to the chest and neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene following what had been a 30- to 40-minute gunfight in the woods behind his home at 5454 Case St. (Route 116).

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UPDATE: Middlebury man killed in shootout with police

Posted on October 5, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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UPDATED Friday, 5:30 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — After a six-hour standoff, a Middlebury man with a history of threatening others died on Thursday evening during a firefight with local police in the woods off Case Street.

George Demarais, 57, died after he allegedly goaded authorities to shoot him.

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Former county prosecutor charged

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A former prosecutor with the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Chittenden County Criminal Court to charges of gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment. The charges stemmed from a Sept. 8 incident in which she allegedly drove up Middlebury’s Seminary Street for around 200 feet while her 8-year-old daughter was holding onto and running alongside the vehicle.

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Urn holding infant's ashes among rash of Monkton thefts

Posted on October 4, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MONKTON — Vermont State Police have responded to a spate of break-ins in recent days, particularly in the town of Monkton, with the most disturbing case involving the theft Monday of a pewter urn containing the ashes of a family’s deceased infant child.

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Urn containing child's ashes stolen

Posted on October 2, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MONKTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred Monday between 8:25 a.m. and 4:40 p.m., when someone had kicked open the north door of a Pond Road home in Monkton.

Among the many items stolen was a pewter urn approximately 2.5 inches high in the shape of an upside down tear drop. The urn has black stripes and contains the ashes of the victim’s deceased infant child.

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Bristol officer, driver tussle at traffic stop

Posted on September 27, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — A verbal argument between a Bristol police officer and Bristol resident David Cobb escalated to physical violence last Sunday, after Officer Josh Otey pulled over the car Cobb was driving for making an improper right-hand turn.

According to Police Chief Kevin Gibbs, Cobb questioned the officer about why he had been stopped and failed to produce a driver’s license. The two argued, and Cobb attempted to get out of his car, Gibbs recounted; when the car door opened, it struck the police officer.

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Brandon police seize marijuana, tattooing equipment

Posted on September 21, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — As a result of recent raids on Brandon residences, police have seized more than two pounds of marijuana and busted a Brandon man for alleged illegal tattooing.

On Sept. 12 officers executed a search warrant at 41 Carver St., Brandon, which Police Chief Christopher Brickell identified as the apartment of 23-year-old Adam Collis and another occupant. As a result of the warrant Collis is facing two criminal charges of possession of marijuana and practicing tattooing without a license. Police also seized tattooing equipment from the residence.

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Bristol forum takes aim at drug-related crimes

Posted on September 13, 2012 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



BRISTOL — Around 70 community members gathered at Bristol’s second crime and drug forum on Tuesday night and took some steps toward addressing the apparent rise of armed burglaries and drug-related crimes in the five-town area.

While few decisions were made, those at the Holley Hall meeting agreed to move forward by organizing steering committees around specific solutions and continuing to foster a conversation that will help determine the next steps.

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