Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Travis Huestis, 31, of Middlebury for two counts of violation of an abuse prevention order, following  an alleged incident in the Woodbridge Lane area on Sept. 6. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Referred on Sept. 6 an allegation of sexual offenses in the Court Street area to the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations. •  Investigated an alleged road rage incident at the intersection of Court and Washington streets on Sept. 6. •  Warned two men who had been riding their skateboards the wrong way at night on College Street on Sept. 7...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police recently cited a Massachusetts man for impaired driving following a crash in Hancock, and also two Addison County men for drunken driving in separate incidents. On Sept. 4 at around 9:30 a.m. troopers responded to a report of a one-car crash on Route 125 in Hancock. Police cited William Shaw, 39, of Danvers, Mass., for driving under the influence of drugs. Separately, on Aug. 31 at 4:48 p.m., troopers were notified of erratic driving on Route 100 in Waitsfield. They located the vehicle and stopped it. Officers cited Mark Smith, 62, of Granville for...
NEW HAVEN — A Vergennes man died and a Cornwall woman sustained what Vermont State Police described as “significant injuries” in a motorcycle-car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and the River Road in New Haven at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. State police said their preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Honda Odyssey driven by 27-year-old Kayla Delphia of Cornwall was turning left from the River Road onto Route 7 toward Middlebury. As it did so, when a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven northbound on Route 7 by Stephen Tucker, 69, of Vergennes struck the minivan on the...
VERGENNES — In a mostly quieter than typical week between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, Vergennes police among other incidents began looking into a retail theft, destroyed two bags of marijuana, called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to transport an inebriated resident to Porter Hospital, and dealt with a threatening complaint. During those seven days, Vergennes police went out on 14 patrols by cruiser and three on foot, conducted one VIN inspection, and: On Aug. 30: •  Handled a report of the theft of merchandise from Kinney Drugs. Police said they are sharing a video of the incident with other law...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police said they successfully obtained a court order on Thursday, Sept. 2, to seize the firearms from a local person in the Merchants Row area who had allegedly posted on social media about “committing a serial killing.” Police said they referred the case to the Counseling Service of Addison County and the Vermont Department for Children and Families. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on Aug. 30 with a woman on North Pleasant Street who had allegedly taken an illegal substance and then needed treatment at Porter Hospital...
ADDISON COUNTY — A Waltham man driving a motorcycle in Starksboro was killed in a crash with an SUV early Monday evening. Vermont State Police report that 38-year-old George Hallock was pronounced deceased at UVM Medical Center, after being taken there by ambulance. Police suspect the driver of the SUV was impaired by drugs. On Sept. 6 at 5:15 p.m. troopers responded to a car vs. motorcycle crash on Route 17 East near the intersection with Meadow Brook Drive in Starksboro. They reported that Calvin Morse, 21, of Charlotte was driving a Toyota Highlander westbound when he attempted to make a...
BRISTOL — On Aug. 20, while investigating a two-vehicle crash on Prince Lane, Bristol police determined that the license of one of the drivers, Adam Mahoney, 28, of Rutland, had been criminally suspended. Police cited Mahoney for driving with a criminally suspended license and ordered him to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on Oct. 11. Between Aug. 16 and 29 Bristol police completed 18 foot patrols, conducted three car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 12 times, at Bristol Elementary School 14 times, and at local businesses...
Federal law enforcement officials have accused a Center Rutland man of robbing a Wallingford Cumberland Farms at knifepoint and indicate that he is a suspect in a series of similar armed robberies at convenience stores, including in Shoreham, Brandon and possibly Middlebury. The Office of the United States Attorney for Vermont announced that 31-year-old Joey Miles Sherwood had been arrested on Monday for the Aug. 1 knifepoint robbery of the Cumberland Farms store in Wallingford. Sherwood appeared by a video link from jail at a Tuesday afternoon hearing before U.S Magistrate Judge Kevin J....
VERGENNES — On Aug. 25, Vergennes Police stopped a truck on Main Street and ended up fining the driver $5,912 for carrying an overweight load. City police added the driver had exceeded his legally permitted hours of operation, and they placed the truck out of service for 10 hours. In other activity between Aug. 23 and 29, Vergennes Police conducted a dozen patrols by cruiser and two on foot, helped three motorists enter their locked vehicles, and: On Aug. 23: •  Discussed a boundary issue with a property owner. •  Helped a Ferrisburgh resident who alleged a vagrant had twice entered his home...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 28 cited Douglas A. Burnham, 35, of Punta Gorda, Fla., for driving under the influence, second offense, and for refusing to provide an evidentiary breath sample, following a traffic stop on Mary Hogan Drive. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Received a report that several people walking along Seymour Street were involved in a dispute at around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 23. Police said they couldn’t find the group. •  Investigated a report that someone had broken into a vehicle parked off MacIntyre Lane in order to steal several items on Aug. 23...

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