Crime

09/05/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded, along with Middlebury firefighters, to a reported fire at the banks of the Otter Creek near the Marble Works property off Maple Street on Monday, Aug. 26. Police said the fire damaged a homeless encampment. Police said no one was injured and they are investigating the case as a potential arson fire. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Broke up a loud argument between two people off Maple Street on Aug. 26. • Separated two feuding men on the town green on Aug. 26. • Received a report on Aug. 26 about a man who had allegedly been harassing...
09/05/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to a one-car crash on Fern Lake Road near Shackett Road in Leicester on Aug. 31 at a few minutes after 9 p.m. Troopers found a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country off the north side of the road with airbag deployment. They reported that driver Jesse Phillips, 38, of Leicester was unhurt in the crash, and he showed signs of alcohol impairment. Police took Phillips into custody, processed him and cited him for driving under the influence and for driving with a criminally suspended license. In other recent activity, Vermont State Police: • On Aug. 24...
09/05/2019
BRISTOL — Between Aug. 12 and 25 Bristol police completed 25 foot patrols and more than 10 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 11 times, conducted seven business checks, processed at least eight requests for fingerprints and verified one vehicle identification number. The department also assisted Vermont State Police once, Bristol Rescue once and Middlebury Emergency EMS once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On Aug. 12 investigated a complaint...

Image of Heritage Family Credit Union robber from surveillance camera.
08/29/2019
BRANDON — The lone man robbed the Heritage Family Credit Union in Brandon on Monday afternoon. Brandon police are asking merchants in the area to examine $100 bills they receive in case they find one from the robbery. One of the bills was a $100 bill that was torn and taped as a repair. Police asked that If someone gives you taped bill please try to remember anything about their appearance and any identifying info that may be of assistance, including the license number and make of car they may get into. Please call the Brandon Police Department at 247-5723 A man wearing a dark, two-toned...
08/29/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited three Northlands Job Corps students on Aug. 13 in connection with a sex act a male and a female engaged in inside the campus chapel while a male took photos. Police said a fight broke out in the campus cafeteria between the two males, apparently because the photographer, a minor, was showing the photos to other students. Police cited Anthony Hammond-Jack, 20, of The Bronx, N.Y., for disorderly conduct, displaying indecent material, and displaying indecent material in the presence of a minor. City police cited Anpanel Davis, 18, of Boston for displaying...
08/29/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Troopers from the Vermont State Police barracks in New Haven responded to a call for assistance from the Shelburne Police Department at 8 a.m. on Aug. 22 with a car chase on Route 7. Shelburne police were pursuing a vehicle that drove through several fields near the Charlotte Berry Farm then drove erratically on Route 7, where police attempted to stop it. State police report that the driver, identified as 22-year-old Brandon Yandow of Middlebury, led Shelburne police on a short pursuit before stopping the vehicle on a dead-end road. Yandow fled into the woods and hid, and...
08/26/2019
UPDATED NEW HAVEN — A construction zone flagger died at University of Vermont Medical Center after sustaining what Vermont State Police describe as “severe facial and internal injuries” when hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Routes 7 and 17 at New Haven Junction on Friday, Aug. 23. James P. Alger, 38, of Barre died overnight, state police reported on Saturday. VSP cited the driver — Jennifer Bergevin, 49, of Middlebury — for driving under the influence of drugs and grossly negligent operation with serious bodily injury resulting. Police said they were called to the scene at around 8:...
08/26/2019
SHOREHAM — In the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 22, officers from four law enforcement agencies went to the home of a Shoreham man and arrested him for his involvement in a 2013 armed robbery of a pharmacy in Middlebury. The U.S. Marshals Service, Middlebury police, Vermont State Police and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department arrested Christopher Hornbeck, 25, without incident. On July 24, 2013, at around 5:50 p.m. a man approached the counter at the pharmacy, displayed a handgun at his waist and demanded prescription drugs from pharmacy employees, according to police. He left the...
08/22/2019
WEYBRIDGE — A Weybridge man was slated to be arraigned at the Addison County Courthouse on Wednesday, Aug. 21, on sex-related felony charges stemming from allegations he tried to lure a juvenile to engage in a sexual act earlier this month. Travis Cram, 27, faces a felony sexual assault charge, two felony counts of luring a child, and a misdemeanor charge of electronically disseminating indecent material to a minor. It was on Aug. 9, that members of the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations were notified of “conversations” suggesting a 27-year-old man was trying to entice a...
08/22/2019
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man on Wednesday was scheduled to answer to a charge of “excessive speed” in Addison Superior Court after Vermont State Police alleged they clocked him traveling 92 miles per hour in a 40-mph zone on Shard Villa Road on Tuesday. It was at around 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday that some Shard Villa Road residents called VSP about “motorists speeding” in their neighborhood, according to authorities. Police stopped 24-year-old Brandon Ciaramitaro in connection with the complaint. In addition to the excessive speed charge, Ciaramitaro was issued two tickets totaling $870 and he was...

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