Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police cited Peter Thibodeau, 39, of Middlebury, for domestic assault, following an investigation in the Court Street Extension area on Nov. 29. Police said Thibodeau will answer to the charge on Nov. 29 in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division. In other action last week, Middlebury Police: • Responded to a family dispute at a Buttolph Drive residence on Nov. 23. Police said a woman involved in the incident was linked with detox services. • Assisted a local resident on Nov. 24 who had mailed a check that had allegedly been cashed by an unauthorized person. • Were...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Monday said they were expecting to issue citations soon in a Nov. 18 case of vandalism on West Street.  Police said vandals spray-painted a garbage truck and its license plate and a nearby portable toilet and also damaged a power cable to the truck’s battery. They were nearing completion of an investigation on Monday and were preparing to act, they said. In other activity between Nov. 16 and 22, Vergennes police conducted nine car patrols and a property watch, and also: On Nov. 16 began investigating a report from a Green Street resident of a restraining order...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sunday arrested a Vergennes man and a local juvenile and cited them for burglary and unlawful mischief for allegedly breaking into more than 40 containers at Town and Country Self-Storage on Panton Road and another roughly half-dozen nearby recreational vehicles.  Police said they cited Will C. Phillips, 23, of Vergennes and a juvenile male. Chief George Merkel said officers were patrolling the area because of break-ins reported to and investigated by his department on the previous Wednesday. When they arrived on the Sunday patrol, police allege they found...
BRISTOL — Like so much sound and fury signifying nothing, false alarms continue to plague the Bristol Police Department. On Nov. 6, a motion-activated alarm was triggered by a hanging sign, on Nov. 8 one was activated by a balloon, and on Nov. 10 police received notice of an alarm activation only to have it later rescinded by the alarm company. Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 15, Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and three 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 (MAUHS)...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report that a potentially intoxicated man stole a beer and a breakfast sandwich from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 5.  Police said the man sped away in a vehicle. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to reports of a loud argument between a man and a woman on East Main Street on Nov. 2. Police said both people had left the area upon their arrival. •  Investigated reports of a homeless man camping on private property off Merchants Row on Nov. 2. •  Assisted a South Pleasant Street resident on...
ADDISON COUNTY — On Nov. 3 at approximately 5 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight in Starksboro. After investigating, a trooper reported that Gary Bushey, 45, of Colchester had caused bodily injury to a household member.  Troopers at the state police barracks in Williston took Bushey into custody and transported him to the New Haven barracks for processing. Troopers in New Haven cited Bushey for domestic assault. That was the only incident between Nov. 1 and 10 for which Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks issued details.  Vermont State...
BRISTOL — On Oct. 20, Bristol police responded to a report of attempted burglary at the Bobcat Café on Main Street. At around 6:15 a.m. two people were seen attempting to burglarize the restaurant and were last seen running onto South Street. Bristol police are requesting public assistance. Anyone who saw or has information about the attempted burglary is asked to call 802-453-2533 and reference case number 20BR01944. Between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, Bristol police completed 19 foot patrols and six car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a complaint about a strange voicemail that had been left with a local massage therapist on Oct. 31.  Police said the caller inquired if the therapist could provide a specific service “that translated into a sexual act.” The matter remains under investigation. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Served a no-trespass order on Oct. 26 on a woman who wasn’t wanted at McDonald’s Restaurant. •  Received a complaint about some customers failing to wear face coverings inside a North Pleasant Street business on Oct. 26. •  Cited Robert Lavallee...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks had relatively few incidents to report. Troopers: •  On Oct. 24 at 12:38 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Everett White, 38, of Huntington on Route 7 in New Haven and cited White for driving with a criminally suspended license. •  On Oct. 29 at around 7:15 p.m. responded to the report of a disturbance at a home in the Jenna Road neighborhood of Leicester. Police alleged that Kori Martell, 29, of Leicester was armed with a deadly weapon and threatened to use it on a household member in the presence of a child....
BRISTOL — On Oct. 7 Bristol police responded to a welfare check on Taylor Avenue and determined that Edward Cushman, 67, had passed away. Subsequent investigation by police and the medical examiner determined that Cushman had died of natural causes and his death was not suspicious. Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 18, the Bristol police completed 25 foot patrols and nine 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 16 times, at Bristol Elementary School 13 times, and at local...

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