Crime

01/16/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are blaming a Bridport man for what appears to be a one-man crime wave between August and November of last year. After a five-month investigation, Vermont State Police on Jan. 7 announced they had cited Japheth Kehoe, 35, for multiple counts of theft, burglary and fraud. Addison County Sheriff’s Department deputies took Kehoe into custody on Jan. 3 for unrelated charges. Troopers’ investigation led them to cite Kehoe for four counts of false pretenses or tokens, and one count each of burglary, receiving stolen property, unlawful mischief, unlawful...
01/13/2020
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Bristol Country Store on Wednesday evening, Jan. 8. The store is located at 3191 Route 116 South in Bristol, about 4 miles south of the village. A preliminary assessment suggests that someone broke a side window to gain entry to the store, State Trooper Josh Gurwicz told the Independent. The assailant stole beer, a few cartons of cigarettes and some cash register change — but no cash. Video footage from the store’s surveillance camera shows the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m., Gurwicz said. Police are...
01/13/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday, Jan. 4, responded to a report of a drunken man at Shaw’s Supermarket and ended up taking him into protective custody when his blood-alcohol content tested at well over four times the legal limit for driving. According to police, they discovered the man’s BAC was 0.349%; the limit for driving is 0.08. They brought him to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for detoxification. In other incidents between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5, Vergennes police: On Dec. 30 investigated a report of a mailbox that was destroyed the night before by what appeared to be...
01/13/2020
BRISTOL — Between Dec. 16 and Jan. 5, Bristol police completed 22 foot patrols and more than seven 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, conducted 13 business checks, processed 13 requests for fingerprints, and facilitated the return of two loose dogs. The department also assisted Vermont State Police three times and Bristol Rescue Squad twice. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On Dec. 16 were notified of damage done to a parked vehicle,...
01/09/2020
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police are searching for the person who broke into a gas station and convenience store on Route 116 South in Bristol Wednesday night and stole something. Police report that the assailant gained entry into the Bristol Country Store at 3191 Route 116 South at around 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 8. Police said the person — wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with a hood, dark colored gloves, and dark-colored pants and shoes — stole “several store items.” Anyone with information regarding this burglary is asked to contact the state police at the New Haven barracks; the phone number is...
01/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Mathew Billings, 36, of Cornwall for aggravated assault following an investigation of a reported knife-wielding man in a Jayne Court apartment on Dec. 30. Police said no one was injured in the incident. Billings was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of $10,000 bail, according to police. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a medical call at a Wilmar Road home on Dec. 30. • Investigated a report on Dec. 30 of someone placing an unwanted political sticker on the outdoor bulletin board at...
01/09/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a Granville house fire that killed a 37-year-old Granville man in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police said that Nathan Twitchell succumbed due to smoke inhalation, and they ruled the death an accident. As of Tuesday they had not determined the cause of the fire but it was not suspicious.  At around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 5, 911 operators received a call regarding a house fire at 210 Post Office Hill Road. The Granville Fire Department as well as other area fire departments responded to the scene to fight the fire. Members of the Vermont...
01/07/2020
EAST MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are searching for an armed bandit who fired his gun — twice — while robbing Mac’s Convenience Store in East Middlebury on Monday night. At about 10 minutes before 9 p.m. on Jan. 6, a man wearing a green coat, gloves, and dark-colored pants and shoes entered Mac’s displaying a handgun and discharged a round into the floor, according to Middlebury Police Sgt. Mike Christopher. The man then confronted the clerk and removed cash from a register drawer. Upon leaving the store, the man fired another round from the handgun into the interior ceiling prior to...
01/06/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating two Dec. 27 incidents of thefts at the same Main Street apartment. Police said a woman reported that personal financial and identification materials and medications were stolen from a car that she briefly left running outside her home. Police said she also reported a number of Amazon packages delivered to her apartment were stolen. The case remains under investigation, according to police. In other action between Dec. 23 and 29, Vergennes police: On Dec. 23: • Ticketed two vehicles left out at night on Main Street in violation of the city’s...
01/02/2020
VERGENNES — Between Dec. 16 and 23 Vergennes police were busy enforcing traffic and winter parking laws within the city limits. During four separate patrols during those eight days city officers ticketed four vehicles left on downtown streets between 2 and 6 a.m. in violation of the city’s wintertime parking ban. The department also conducted seven traffic details, setting up shop at various times on Monkton and Hopkins roads and Main and West Main streets, and issuing four tickets and seven warnings. During those eight days, Vergennes police also: On Dec. 16 responded to a report of a...

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