ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of July 4 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a deer on Lincoln Road in Ripton.
Police report that sometime before 11:20 a.m. this past Thursday, Robert Wesley, 54, of Ripton was driving a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Lincoln Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wesley reportedly attempted to avoid the deer but collided with animal. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said.
Wesley and a passenger were transported to Porter Medical Center for treatment of suspected minor injuries to both...
NEW HAVEN — Mike Dunbar, president of Middlebury Fence Company, is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever stole approximately $10,410 worth of tools from a company worksite last month.
On the morning of June 19, the New Haven-based construction firm reported to Vermont State Police that the trailer on their worksite at the former Wildflower Farm, property at 3488 Route 7 in Charlotte, had been broken into and relieved of 40 tools belonging to various laborers, according to the state police incident report.
Soon afterward, Dunbar posted a plea for...
ORWELL — An Orwell man pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to felony charges — including arson and aggravated domestic assault — following an alleged drug-fueled incident at a home on Fisher Road in Orwell on Sunday.
Dustin M. Shaw, 33, was ordered held without bail following his arraignment on four charges, including felony unlawful mischief, felony first-degree domestic assault, felony third-degree arson and misdemeanor domestic assault.
Shaw was also wanted on three separate outstanding warrants, for simple assault, driving with a suspended license and...
BRANDON — A Brandon man was arrested over the weekend after police said he fired a gun at someone on Saturday night. No one was reported injured in the incident.
Around 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, Brandon police responded to a call of multiple shots fired at the mobile home park on Conway Terrace in Forest Dale.
After investigation, police said the suspect, Cale P. Quenneville Jr., 26 of Brandon, fired multiple shots at a person as he was driving away from Conway Terrace.
No one was injured, but police said that several rounds hit two separate residences as well as a vehicle.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a city man for aggravated domestic assault on Sunday evening for an incident that they say occurred in the presence of two children aged nine or younger.
Police allege that Everett M. Lander, 25, pushed the victim against the wall of a West Main Street residence and held an arm against her throat, at least momentarily preventing her from breathing. Police said they processed Lander and took his statement at the Vergennes police station before citing and releasing him.
As well as ticketing five motorists and warning three others during a continuing series of...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police took into custody a man whom authorities deemed in need of an immediate mental health examination on June 25.
Police said witnesses reported the man removing clothing and “hollering and screaming” at construction workers in the East Main Street area. Police took the man to Porter Hospital to be evaluated by Counseling Service of Addison County staff.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•Responded to a report of a dog left inside a car on a warm June 24. Police said the vehicle had left upon their arrival.
•Served a temporary restraining order on a...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week reported progress on their investigation into an incident at a Whiting home this past February that resulted in criminal citations issued to a woman and her mother.
On Feb. 19 at a little after 11 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a physical altercation in Whiting. At the time, police reported the call as a “citizen assist.”
Trooper Sean Hauter last week said in a press release that further investigation showed that Kristy Many, 27, of Hardwick assaulted a victim, causing serious bodily injury. Police described that 38-year-old male...
BRISTOL — Between Feb. 25 and March 10, Bristol police assisted Vermont State Police twice and Vergennes police once.
Officers in the Bristol department completed 33 foot patrols and more than five hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
Bristol officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 10 times, processed nine requests for fingerprints and completed one business check in the town.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•On Feb. 25 responded to a juvenile issue, which was resolved without police...
BRISTOL — A local man who formerly headed a law enforcement organization targeting child abuse crimes is now facing allegations that he inappropriately touched a girl two years ago in Bristol.
Vermont State Police cited Arthur Cyr, 51, of Bristol on suspicion of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child younger than 16, stemming from an alleged incident at a Bristol residence on Dec. 31, 2016.
Cyr, now retired, once served as a lieutenant with the Burlington Police Department and at one time led the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations. The CUSI describes itself as “a multi-agency task...
BRISTOL — On Nov. 12 at 1:25 p.m., Bristol police arrested Timothy Sousa, who turned himself in. The 31-year-old Lincoln man turned himself in for failing to appear in Addison County criminal court to answer charges of second-degree aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, cruelty to a child, unlawful mischief and operation a motor vehicle without the consent of its owner.
Sousa was lodged without bail at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.
Between Nov. 12 and 25, Bristol police completed 24 foot and car patrols at various locations, particularly on Mountain Street, Main...