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...
BRISTOL — Bristol police assisted the Vermont State Police in a Lincoln domestic dispute involving a firearm, at 8:33 p.m. on July 5. In a log of July activity that Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs recently released, he said that the Bristol officer on that call was first dispatched to watch for a vehicle and female driver on Route 116 and Drake Woods Road (Route 17). Troopers went to a farm in Starksboro, also looking for the vehicle and the female driver. The woman was determined to be at the farm and was hiding from the troopers. It was unknown if she was still armed. The Bristol officer...


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