Crime

09/26/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 20 cited a Milton man for driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police responded to a call from a South Water Street resident that a vehicle had been driven over an embankment on that street at about 5 p.m. that Friday and left there. Police were told the driver, when he walked away from the scene, appeared to be intoxicated. Police said they found the driver, and allege he was Henry A. Bonges, 36, of Milton. They then cited him for DUI No. 2, alleging his blood-alcohol tested at 0.238, about three...
09/26/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police revived an unresponsive woman found lying on the ground at the intersection of Charles and Water streets on Sept. 21. Police suspect the woman had overdosed on opioids. Middlebury Regional EMS officials took the woman to Porter Hospital. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Helped a man who was experiencing a mental health episode off Route 7 North on Sept. 16. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital. • Responded to a harassment complaint at the South Village Green housing complex on Sept. 16. • Received a report about two outdoor seat...
09/26/2019
BRISTOL — Bristol police continue to investigate the Sept. 4 burglary of the Maplefields convenience store on West Street, as well as a number of thefts in and near Bristol Village reported on Sept. 12 and 13. The police have received more than one name of potential people connected to the Maplefields burglary, said Chief Bruce Nason in an email to the Independent, and they are following up on some information they received regarding a 1995 Honda Fourtrax 300, which was reported stolen from Plank Road on Sept. 12. Anyone with information about these or other crimes is asked to contact Bristol...
09/19/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week helped a resident recover money from an apparently fraudulent sale of his car by a company that earlier this year briefly did business in the city. The resident said he had left a car with the firm, which sold cars on a consignment basis, with the understanding the company would keep a percentage of the proceeds. The company then left Vergennes without contacting the resident, who could not find his car.  Vergennes police said they discovered through a records search the car had been sold to a Chittenden County resident, and that the company had declared...
09/19/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of an unresponsive woman at a Woodland Park residence on Thursday, Sept. 12. Officers Casey Covey and Nicholas Stewart performed CPR on the woman until rescue officials arrived on the scene.  Police said the woman was ultimately taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •Took, for detox services in Rutland, a drunken man who had allegedly been seen behaving erratically on Main Street on Sept. 9. •Helped a man who had been threatening self-harm in the Buttolph Drive neighborhood on Sept...
09/19/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — The spate of burglaries at commercial businesses continues.  On this past Tuesday, Sept. 17, Vermont State Police responded to an early morning report of a burglary at the Champlain Beverage store on Route 7 in Leicester. Troopers report that someone broke into the store between 9 p.m. the previous night and 6 a.m. that morning. No further details were provided/ That follows troopers’ investigation into the Sept. 11 report of a burglary at the Starry Night Café on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. The investigation showed that someone force their way into the restaurant and stole an...
09/12/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 3 cited a New York man for driving under the influence of drugs, fourth offense, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police allege a vehicle being driven by Andrew W. Mack, 37, of Hague, N.Y., southbound on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh struck a vehicle turning off the highway and then continued southward. City police were alerted of the incident and stopped Mack’s vehicle near at the Agency of Transportation commuter lot on Route 22A just outside Vergennes in Ferrisburgh, where they allege Mack failed sobriety testing. In other action between Sept. 2 and 8,...
09/12/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a burglary at the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street afterhours on Sept. 8. Police said someone forced their way into the business through a door. Once inside, culprit(s) took what police described as “non-cash items.” Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Investigated a trespassing complaint at a Seminary Street home on Sept. 2. •  Warned two local 18-year-olds on Sept. 3 about the new state law that has raised the minimum age for possessing...

BRYAN ASHLEY-SELLECK, left, Christian Leggett and Christopher Thompson were arrested on third-degree arson, aggravated stalking and other citations in connection with a series of offenses connected to an alleged feud between local farm families.
09/05/2019
BRIDPORT — Vermont State Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of three Bridport men on third-degree arson, aggravated stalking and other citations in connection with a series of offenses connected to an alleged feud between local farm families. Some of those targeted were migrant workers, according to authorities. In addition to the stalking and arson counts, state police cited Christopher Thompson, 26; Christian Leggett, 19; and Bryan Ashley-Selleck, 26, with providing false Information to police, petit larceny, noise in the nighttime, and unlawful mischief for a series of what state...
09/05/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of requests, duties and incidents between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, including background investigations, vehicle-related incidents and two dog cases. Police also during that week ticketed five drivers during four directed patrols around the city intended to enforce traffic laws, and: On Aug. 26: • Conducted two background investigations, one for the FBI related to firearms ownership and one for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department related to an employment application. • Referred a report of a young girl vaping in Ferrisburgh to Vermont State...

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