Crime

02/06/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police ended up arresting a Middlebury woman on Feb. 2 after responding to a complaint of an out-of-control person at the Charter House warming shelter on North Pleasant Street. Officers responded to the Charter House at around 11:40 a.m. this past Sunday to help calm the situation. They learned the guest in question, Kendra Pixley, 40, of Middlebury had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  Police then took Pixley into custody, and she was transported to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility by the Addison County Sheriff’s Department. In other recent...
02/06/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — A Jan. 29 traffic stop in Salisbury resulted in Vermont State Police levying multiple charges against a Salisbury woman, including assaulting four police officers. At about 7:20 p.m. this past Wednesday, a Vermont State Police trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 53 in Salisbury after observing a violation. The trooper identified the drier as 31-year-old Erica Fitzgerald. During the stop, the trooper alleges that Fitzgerald attempted to provide police with a false name. The trooper also discovered that Fitzgerald was driving with a suspended or revoked license....
01/30/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 21 cited a Winooski man for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, fifth offense, following a West Main Street traffic stop. Police said they screened and cited Hassan Nur, 40, of Winooski after they stopped his vehicle for allegedly traveling 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. They also ticketed Nur for speeding and for failing to use an interlock device, which requires a driver to blow into a breathalyzer before starting or continuing to operate a vehicle. Also between Jan. 20 and 26 police ticketed four vehicles for parking overnight on city streets in...
01/30/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a child being left alone in a vehicle parked off Court Street Extension on Jan. 23. Police said they spoke with the mother and notified the Vermont Department for Children & Families about the incident. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Mediated a family dispute over the custody of a child at a Monarch Court home on Jan. 20. •  Issued a no-trespass order to a man for the Memorial Sports Center on Jan. 20. •  Were asked to check the welfare of a Deerfield Lane resident on Jan. 20. Police said the person wasn’t there,...
01/30/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police issued a number of citations for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs recently. Perhaps the most noteworthy occurred this past Sunday when troopers cited two Shoreham men for DUI in the same vehicle. On Jan. 26 at around 5:53 p.m. troopers responded to a report of a car off Route 22A in Shoreham. A report from Trooper Sean Hauter said that investigation showed that Neil Freeman, 47, and Jason Babcock, 40, had each been in total physical control of the vehicle just prior to the arrival of police. While speaking with Freeman and Babcock, state...
01/27/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Jan. 13 and 19 continued to ticket vehicles for violating the city’s winter overnight parking ban and for speeding while also dealing with a variety of cases, including scam and threatening complaints, vaping students, vandalism, truancy and gas drive-offs. During those seven days, Vergennes police: On Jan. 13: •  Ticketed two vehicles for violation of the winter parking ban. •  Responded to a report of a disabled tractor-trailer truck near the Small City Market; it was gone when police arrived. •  Conducted a traffic patrol on Main and Green streets and...
01/27/2020
BRISTOL — Between Jan. 6 and 19, Bristol police completed 20 foot patrols and more than four 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 13 times, conducted 12 business checks and processed nine requests for fingerprints. The department also assisted Vermont State Police four times, Bristol Rescue Squad twice and Bristol Fire Department once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On Jan. 7 responded to a 911 hang-up and determined that it was an accidental...
01/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded on Jan. 14 to a single-vehicle crash, with minor injuries, on Court Street, near its intersection with Creek Road. Police said a man experienced a seizure while driving south on Court Street at a quarter past 7 a.m. He veered off the roadway, across the sidewalk and across the lawn behind Middlebury Pediatric Dentistry, according to police. He crossed South Village Green, hitting street signs, passing over the westbound lane, the grass median and the eastbound lane, police said. The vehicle continued across some grass behind People’s Bank, clipping an...
01/23/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Heavy snowfall this past Thursday, Jan. 16, resulted in some traffic crashes that kept Vermont State Police busy in Addison County. Police reported that roads were snow-covered and slippery that morning, resulting in a couple crashes that sent more than a dozen people to hospitals. At approximately 5:30 a.m. that day state police were notified of a vehicle roll over on Route 22A near Brown Road in Shoreham. Firefighters from Shoreham, Orwell and Middlebury also responded, along with rescue squads from Middlebury, Benson and Vergennes.  State police report that Jolaina Pizarro...
01/20/2020
LINCOLN — A Florida man has been charged with one count of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child and one count of luring a child, stemming from a Dec. 27 incident in Lincoln, according to a press release issued by Vermont State Police. Walter Hutton, 35, of Palm Harbor, Fla., was arrested by the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 13 and will be extradited to Vermont to face the charges, the press release said. The VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigations received a complaint about the incident on Dec. 28. “As a result of subsequent investigative actions, including multiple...

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