Crime

10/17/2019
VERGENNES — On Oct. 7 Vergennes police and the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services helped a woman who was run over by her own vehicle on a sloping part of Church Street. Police said when she got out of vehicle she realized she had neglected to put it in park. She then attempted to get back in, but fell. The vehicle then ran over her legs, injuring her badly enough that the rescue squad took her to the UVM Medical Center. Also between Oct. 7 and 13, Vergennes police: On Oct 7: • At the Riverside Apartment complex calmed two women who had been arguing several times over the past...
10/17/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Aman Deol, 22, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Court Street and Mary Hogan Drive on Oct. 12. Police said they measured Deol’s blood-alcohol content at 0.184 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Searched in vain for a driver who had sped away from the Willow Drive neighborhood after an alleged theft on Oct. 7. Police continue to investigate the incident. • Cited Kurt F. Johnson, 26, of Leicester for retail theft, following an incident at...
10/17/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks were alerted to the presence of a dead man’s body off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on Tuesday morning, Oct. 8. Police said they suspected that the death, which they called a homicide, was connected to the Tuesday morning police shooting death of Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland, but they did not say why they thought that. On Thursday, Vermont State Police identified the man whose body was found dead in Salisbury on Tuesday morning as 34-year-old Nicholas Louras of Rutland. The ID came after Vermont’s...
10/14/2019
BRISTOL — On Sept. 29 Bristol police cited Dean Heffernan, 35, of Bristol for driving with a suspended license. Heffernan was ordered to appear in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Nov. 4 to answer the charges. Between Sept. 16 and 29 Bristol police completed 22 foot patrols and more than 48 hours 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 12 times; conducted 13 business checks; processed at least 16 requests for fingerprints; facilitated the return of two...
10/11/2019
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department is asking for public help to solve an alleged burglary that occurred at a residence near the town green earlier this month. On Saturday, Oct. 5, around 10 a.m., a person entered a home on West Street, near School Street, and stole money, according to Bristol police. The suspect, who is described by the BPD as a white male about five feet tall with a slender build, wearing dark clothing and possibly a hat, may have left on foot and headed east toward Main Street. Police ask that anyone who may have home or other security cameras on School Street, Park...
10/10/2019
SALISBURY — Vermont State Police on Thursday provided the name of the man whose body was found dead in Salisbury on Tuesday morning. The body of 34-year-old Nicholas Louras of Rutland was found off Route 53/Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury on the morning of Oct. 8. Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Wednesday, which state police said enabled them to positively identify Nicholas Louras. They said someone shot him to death with a gun. Louras is a cousin of Christopher G. Louras, 33, of Rutland, who died as the result of an exchanging of gunfire with Rutland City and...
10/10/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded five times to a Riverside Apartments unit on Main Street on Saturday night in an effort to calm what they described as “tenants arguing over domestic issues and tenancy issues.” Each time they sought to calm all parties, and on the third visit city police “urged them to seek other living arrangements.” On the fourth visit one tenant told them of “a possible criminal violation” on the part of another tenant. Chief George Merkel said his department was investigating the possible crime, but declined to describe it due to its sensitive nature and due to the...
10/10/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Richard Cram, 61, of Middlebury for first-degree aggravated domestic assault, following an investigation at a Case Street residence on Sept. 30. Police said Cram was lodged for lack of $10,000 bail. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Received a report on Sept. 30 that a Woodland Park resident had been the victim of a phone scam. Police said the victim had provided a caller with gift card numbers and personal information. • Served a no-trespass order on a local person on behalf of the Vergennes Police Department on Sept. 30. • Responded to a...
10/10/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Detectives from the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations were called to the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford on Oct. 1 at around 8 p.m. for a training accident involving a trainee for the Middlebury Police Department. Detectives learned that police recruits were involved in a low-light firearms training scenario supervised by certified firearms instructors. During the training scenario, Daniel Ailinger, 23, accidentally discharged his firearm while removing it from his holster, state police report. Training staff from the Vermont Police Academy...
10/02/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 26 cited a Ferrisburgh man for simple assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly assaulted a male employee of the Long Trail Physical Therapy Office on Meigs Road. Cited was Thomas S. Eriksen, 58. Police allege Eriksen entered the office and then became disorderly and punched an employee, after which “a physical altercation ensued.” Police said when the fight ended Eriksen left the scene and was later found at his home and cited into Addison Superior Court. Between Sept. 23 and 29, Vergennes police also conducted three special traffic details,...

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