Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Game wardens with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department have been investigating a series of wild animal poaching incidents in Addison County for the past five weeks, and they are asking tor the public’s help so they can wrap up the investigation. Lt. Justin Stedman, leader of Fish and Wildlife’s central district, said the investigation was triggered by a series of reports of dead animals in incidents in Middlebury and New Haven that had similar characteristics. This week, the department said it had arrested two young men in Middlebury as a result of the investigation. Stedman...

HAROLD PAUL MAHONEY
BRANDON — Police raided the home of a Brandon man late last week and arrested him on 10 drugs and firearms charges. On Nov. 1, detectives with the Vermont Drug Task Force arrested Harold Paul Mahoney, 61, at his trailer on Conway Terrace. On Monday, Mahoney pleaded innocent in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, to four counts of selling crack cocaine, one count of possession of crack cocaine, a count of possession of a narcotic, and four counts of possessing a firearm after being prohibited from doing so because he was convicted of a violent crime. Police said Mahoney’s arrest for...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are serving notice early that the city’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets will take effect on Dec. 1. Between that date and March 31 vehicles left on city streets between 2 and 6 a.m. are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. Police said owners of the vehicles will be liable for the charges related to towing and storage of the vehicles as well as fines that escalate for repeat offenders. Police ask residents and guests to please do their part to help the city’s department of public works to keep Vergennes streets free of snow and ice. In regular...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Winston G. Forbes, 18, of Salisbury for driving under the influence following a traffic stop that police said stemmed from a report of a deer jacking on Abbey Pond Road on Nov. 3. Police said Forbes refused to provide an evidentiary breath sample. Middlebury police said they were assisted by Vermont State Police and officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded to a two-vehicle crash on Court Street Extension, near its intersection with Middle Road, on Oct. 28. Police said a tractor-...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were dispatched to a Bennett Road home in Monkton on Nov. 3 at around 12:25 p.m. for a report of a suspicious individual who was discovered hiding in a barn. Troopers said they found a woman identified as 37-year-old Jessica Baker of Starksboro and determined she had unlawfully trespassed into the barn. Police said they discovered that Baker was also in possession of a regulated drug. They took Baker to Porter Medical Center for evaluation and later released her with a citation for unlawful trespass and possession of a regulated drug. State police in the...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded to a variety of incidents between Oct. 21 and 27, including traffic violations, citizens’ disputes, medical issues, and truant and/or unruly juveniles. During those seven days, Vergennes police: On Oct. 21: • Looked into the reported theft of a cellphone by Vergennes Union High School student; an investigation is ongoing. • Returned a dog reported to be running loose to its owner. • Conducted two special traffic controls and ticketed two motorists. • Began an investigation into pornographic material that was sent to a juvenile from Amazon.com by mail. ...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Dominick Ekroos, 18, of Middlebury for driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and leaving the scene of an accident following a crash at the intersection of Happy Valley Road and Route 7 North on Oct. 22. Police said their investigation showed the vehicle had been stolen from Cedar Court and other vehicles had been damaged during the incident there. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Searched in vain for a vehicle that had reportedly been operating erratically on Seymour Street on Oct. 21. • Helped a local resident on Oct. 21 who had...
ADDISON COUNTY — At around 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, Vermont State Police were dispatched to an address on Creek Road in Salisbury for a motor vehicle complaint. A resident told the dispatcher that a vehicle had driven onto his property, gotten stuck and was then yelling.  Troopers arrived and located three subjects; one of them was 32-year-old Mark Kennedy of Weybridge. Police report that during their investigation, Kennedy began acting in a belligerent manner by yelling obscenities. Kennedy became uncooperative and was placed under arrest for impeding public officers and disorderly conduct....
BRISTOL — On Oct. 5 at 9:37 a.m., the Bristol Police Department responded to a report of a burglary on West Street. The person leaving the residence was described as a white male, approximately five feet tall, wearing medium to dark clothing and possibly a hat, and was reported to have been walking toward Main Street. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Bristol police at 453-2533. Between Sept. 30 and Oct. 20 Bristol police completed 29 foot patrols and more than eight hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway...
SHOREHAM — Two out-of-state men were cited for trafficking cocaine and Fentanyl following an investigation at a Shoreham home on Thursday, Oct. 24. It was at around 2:10 that morning that Vermont State Police troopers from the Rutland barracks responded to a Shoreham home and executed a search warrant. During their investigation, VSP said they found approximately 18.8 grams of Fentanyl and approximately 158.3 grams of cocaine, with a combined estimated street value of more than $35,000. Police arrested Angel Stevenson, 30, of The Bronx, N.Y., and Robert Boyd, 32, of Hollywood, Fla., in...

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