Crime

06/18/2020
NEW HAVEN — Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of a New York man struck by a tanker truck in New Haven last month was a suicide. Marcin J. Kosz, 40, of Lake George, N.Y., died instantly when struck by the truck on Route 7 near Town Hill Road in New Haven about 10:46 p.m. on May 5, Dr. Steven L. Shapiro, Vermont’s chief medical examiner, reported last week. Shapiro said death was due to blunt impact to the head, torso and extremities. Vermont often experiences a few deaths each year that initially appear to be due to motor vehicle crashes, but upon further investigation...
06/11/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a swastika symbol that someone had scrawled, in chalk, in front of (the North Pleasant Street side of) the Congregational Church of Middlebury on June 5. Police informed the church pastor, and confirmed no other area places of worship had been similarly tagged with the symbol of hate and intolerance. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted a homeless man in getting a hotel room on June 1. •  Responded to a reported domestic disturbance on Jackson Lane on June 3. Police said a woman was taken to Porter Hospital to meet...
06/11/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In the first eight days of June, Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks reported on three incidents (one in Chittenden County), and troopers from another barracks reported a call for help in Addison County.  During that period, troopers: •  On June 3 at 9:07 p.m. saw a vehicle northbound on Route 7 in Shelburne at a high rate of speed. Police allege that Tobias H. Yandow, 27, of Burlington drove 90 mph in a 50 mph zone, and the New Haven–based trooper cited him for speeding. •  On June 4 at approximately 9 p.m. were told about a hit-and-run crash on Lake Dunmore Road...
06/11/2020
BRISTOL — Between May 11 and 30, Bristol police completed 23 foot patrols and more than 17 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 17 times and at local businesses 15 times; they completed at least seven fingerprint requests, facilitated the return of one lost credit card, one item of personal property and one loose dog; and verified one Vehicle Identification Number. The department also assisted Vermont State Police three times and Bristol Fire Department once...
06/04/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police said a man walking on White Street on May 28 was “bitten severely” in the legs and hospitalized briefly after being attacked by three dogs running loose. Police said the man was lucky the injuries were not worse. Police issued a municipal ticket to the dogs’ owner and ordered the dogs to be quarantined for 10 days. As well as conducting 24 motorized patrols, two property watches and one foot patrol, and participating in two Clang and Bang Parades, one on Memorial Day, between May 25 and 31 Vergennes police also:  On May 25 helped a motorist enter a locked car at...
06/04/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to the Middlebury Inn on May 30 a little after 9 p.m. on a report of a man who had collapsed and subsequently died.  Police found the 29-year-old man unresponsive in his room, and began performing CPR on him. Police said the man, identified as Kraton J. Chaloux of Middlebury, was first taken to the Porter Hospital Emergency Department, and then to the University of Vermont Medical Center, for emergency treatment. Chaloux died at UVM Medical Center on Sunday, May 31, police report.  Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans has requested an autopsy...
06/04/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — A 30-year-old man was injured after “a weapon was discharged inside the residence” at 38 Hillside Drive in Starksboro this past Friday morning. Vermont State Police are calling the incident a “weapons offense.” At 6:51 a.m. on May 29, troopers from the VSP New Haven barracks, along with detectives assigned to the Criminal Division, responded to the residence after receiving “a suspicious complaint that had originated in the town of Starksboro,” according to a press release issued by state police Friday afternoon. The victim was taken to the University of Vermont Medical...
05/29/2020
STARKSBORO — A 30-year-old man was injured after “a weapon was discharged inside the residence” at 38 Hillside Drive in Starksboro Friday morning in an incident Vermont State Police are calling a “weapons offense.” At 6:51 a.m. troopers from the VSP New Haven barracks, along with detectives assigned to the Criminal Division, responded to the residence after receiving “a suspicious complaint that had originated in the town of Starksboro,” according to a press release issued by state police Friday afternoon. The victim was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where...
05/28/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a May 23 report of an intoxicated man causing a disturbance at Middlebury Sweets Motel, which has been providing rooms to homeless persons in wake of the temporary closure of local shelters due to COVID-19.  Police initially took the man was taken to Grace House in Rutland for detox services. But due to his high level of intoxication, police said the man was refused at the Grace House and was taken to the Rutland Regional Medical Center. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted Vermont State Police with a burglary investigation at a...
05/28/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 25 at around 12:30 a.m. Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on East River Road in Lincoln. Troopers report that Austin L. Wimett-Lafayette, 24, of Lincoln was driving a 2017 GMC truck westbound on East River Road when he left the roadway and struck a pole off the eastbound lane.  The Bristol Rescue Squad transported Wimett-Lafayette to Porter Hospital for evaluation; it was determined he had no major injuries, police said. While speaking with Wimett-Lafayette, troopers detected signs of impairment, so they screened him for driving under the...

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