Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a traffic accident involving a man who had driven his vehicle into a telephone pole on Route 7 South on July 25 at 4:01 a.m. Police said the driver was taken to Porter Hospital with possible injuries. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Were asked to intercede in a dispute between co-workers at a North Pleasant Street business on July 19. Police said one of the individuals will be given a no-trespass order. •  Gave a ride home to a missing person found in the Buttolph Drive area on July 19. •  Received a report about someone puncturing...
ADDISON COUNTY — A Middlebury man was seriously injured Saturday when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a crash with a car driven by another Middlebury man who police say was under the influence of drugs. On July 24 at approximately 6:10 p.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a car vs. motorcycle crash on Weybridge Road in Weybridge. Troopers report that they investigated and determined that Steven Thurston, 31, was driving a 2016 Ford Fiesta on James Road and entered Weybridge Road without yielding the right of way to a motorcycle operated by Joseph Ciaramitaro, 27....
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited three people last week for stealing items from Kinney Drugs, two people from Shelburne in one June case and one Vergennes resident in a case from earlier this month. Cited for the alleged June 6 theft of a DVD player were William D. Burnett, 20, and Erin Marie Chamberlain, 45, both of Shelburne. City police cited Mark Spencer, 51, of Vergennes for five counts of retail theft. Police allege Spencer stole the over-the-counter drug Benadryl. Spencer was also taken into custody in a year-old warrant for retail theft and unlawful mischief. Between July 12 and 18...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police cited Cathy Vargas, 47, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence, following a stop on Court Street on July 14. Police said Vargas declined to submit to an evidentiary test. Police said they also cited Vargas with unlawful mischief in connection with the investigation. In other action last week, Middlebury Police: • Investigated a reported argument between a man and woman at a Route 7 south location on July 12. • Assisted Porter Hospital staff with an unruly juvenile on July 12. • Helped a person dealing with mental health issues in the Main Street area on...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reporting that a Bristol man was killed in a motor vehicle crash this past Friday. At approximately 3:38 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, State Police responded to a single vehicle crash located on Route 7 in Charlotte. The sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Gregory Ouellette, 22, of Bristol, was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. Assisting agencies included Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte Rescue, and the Williston Police Department. Preliminary investigation indicates the...
BRISTOL — Scott Remick, 46, of Bristol on July 8 pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court in Burlington to one count of possession of child pornography. Remick was released on conditions the next day after U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle denied the U.S. attorney’s effort to hold him in jail until a July 26 hearing. According to court records and proceedings, on June 16 an informant identified a security vulnerability in a computer that belonged to Remick. The informant was described as a private software developer and security analyst who is part of a group of individuals involved in...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating an allegation of a sexual assault that reportedly occurred this past Saturday, July 10. City police said they are working with the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations on the case. They said they could not comment on the details, except that the case involves an alleged assault committed by a male city resident on a female visitor. In other incidents between July 5 and 12, Vergennes police conducted nine patrols by cruiser and one on foot, helped one motorist get into a locked vehicle, responded to one false alarm and one inadvertent...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Harry Mayer, 24, of Bethlehem, Conn., for driving under the influence following a traffic stop on Route 7 South on July 10. Police said they measured Mayer’s blood-alcohol content at 0.153%, which is nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08%. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a report of a man believed to have overdosed at a Court Street business on July 5. •  Received a report about a vehicle stolen from the Foote Street area on July 5. •  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in caring for a suspected overdose patient in the North...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reporting that a Ferrisburgh man this past Sunday assaulted a member of his household then wouldn’t let the person call for help. On July 11 at approximately 5:41 a.m., troopers of the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a family fight at a residence on Basin Harbor Road in Ferrisburgh. Through investigation troopers determined that John Larson, 29, of Ferrisburgh had caused bodily harm to a domestic partner who lived at the residence. Larson also interfered with access to emergency services when the victim tried to call for help, police report....
BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking for the public’s help regarding a vehicle that was found in the New Haven River. On June 21 police responded to the scene of a crash where the vehicle had gone off the roadway. No one was with the vehicle but the driver, a female, was last seen running north on South Street. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533 and cite case No. 21BR%01402. Between June 21 and July 4 Bristol police completed 12 foot patrols, conducted five car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 14 times...

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