Crime

VERGENNES — In a mostly quieter than typical week between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, Vergennes police among other incidents began looking into a retail theft, destroyed two bags of marijuana, called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to transport an inebriated resident to Porter Hospital, and dealt with a threatening complaint. During those seven days, Vergennes police went out on 14 patrols by cruiser and three on foot, conducted one VIN inspection, and: On Aug. 30: •  Handled a report of the theft of merchandise from Kinney Drugs. Police said they are sharing a video of the incident with other law...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police said they successfully obtained a court order on Thursday, Sept. 2, to seize the firearms from a local person in the Merchants Row area who had allegedly posted on social media about “committing a serial killing.” Police said they referred the case to the Counseling Service of Addison County and the Vermont Department for Children and Families. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on Aug. 30 with a woman on North Pleasant Street who had allegedly taken an illegal substance and then needed treatment at Porter Hospital...
ADDISON COUNTY — A Waltham man driving a motorcycle in Starksboro was killed in a crash with an SUV early Monday evening. Vermont State Police report that 38-year-old George Hallock was pronounced deceased at UVM Medical Center, after being taken there by ambulance. Police suspect the driver of the SUV was impaired by drugs. On Sept. 6 at 5:15 p.m. troopers responded to a car vs. motorcycle crash on Route 17 East near the intersection with Meadow Brook Drive in Starksboro. They reported that Calvin Morse, 21, of Charlotte was driving a Toyota Highlander westbound when he attempted to make a...
BRISTOL — On Aug. 20, while investigating a two-vehicle crash on Prince Lane, Bristol police determined that the license of one of the drivers, Adam Mahoney, 28, of Rutland, had been criminally suspended. Police cited Mahoney for driving with a criminally suspended license and ordered him to answer the charge in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on Oct. 11. Between Aug. 16 and 29 Bristol police completed 18 foot patrols, conducted three car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 12 times, at Bristol Elementary School 14 times, and at local businesses...
Federal law enforcement officials have accused a Center Rutland man of robbing a Wallingford Cumberland Farms at knifepoint and indicate that he is a suspect in a series of similar armed robberies at convenience stores, including in Shoreham, Brandon and possibly Middlebury. The Office of the United States Attorney for Vermont announced that 31-year-old Joey Miles Sherwood had been arrested on Monday for the Aug. 1 knifepoint robbery of the Cumberland Farms store in Wallingford. Sherwood appeared by a video link from jail at a Tuesday afternoon hearing before U.S Magistrate Judge Kevin J....
VERGENNES — On Aug. 25, Vergennes Police stopped a truck on Main Street and ended up fining the driver $5,912 for carrying an overweight load. City police added the driver had exceeded his legally permitted hours of operation, and they placed the truck out of service for 10 hours. In other activity between Aug. 23 and 29, Vergennes Police conducted a dozen patrols by cruiser and two on foot, helped three motorists enter their locked vehicles, and: On Aug. 23: •  Discussed a boundary issue with a property owner. •  Helped a Ferrisburgh resident who alleged a vagrant had twice entered his home...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 28 cited Douglas A. Burnham, 35, of Punta Gorda, Fla., for driving under the influence, second offense, and for refusing to provide an evidentiary breath sample, following a traffic stop on Mary Hogan Drive. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Received a report that several people walking along Seymour Street were involved in a dispute at around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 23. Police said they couldn’t find the group. •  Investigated a report that someone had broken into a vehicle parked off MacIntyre Lane in order to steal several items on Aug. 23...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police looked into a report of suspicious activity at the Addison Four Corners Store at the intersection of Routes 17 and 22A in Addison on Saturday, Aug. 28, at around 4 p.m. The caller had reported a vehicle was parked at the gas pumps and the operator was in and out of consciousness.  VSP approached the driver and identified him as Jimmy L. Bell, 40, of Ticonderoga, N.Y. While speaking with Bell, state police detected signs of impairment and took Bell into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. Police said that Bell attempted to run away,...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents between Aug. 16 and 22, notably including alleged threats, a citation for driving with a suspended license, and a theft from a parked car. During those seven days, police conducted 13 motorized patrols, three foot patrols and one property watch, and: On Aug. 16: •  Conducted a background check on behalf of a Virginia law enforcement agency. •  Took a report of a North Green Street fender bender. •  Checked the welfare of a Cataract Lane resident, who was OK. •  Helped organizers plan for Vergennes Day road races. On Aug. 18: • ...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Aug. 17 were informed of the theft of two light towers, valued at $8,750 each, from a downtown tunnel project staging area off South Main Street. Police said the towers are large generators mounted on single-axle trailers, with light arrays. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Middlebury police at 388-3191. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Served a temporary restraining order on a person in the Rockwood Lane area on Aug. 16. •  Assisted Bristol police in finding a person who was acting suicidal in the Creek Road area on Aug. 16....

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