Crime

07/30/2020
CORRECTION: The Vermont State Police Log in the July 9 edition of the Addison Independent incorrectly identified the person who was cited for driving under the influence at the scene of a June 30 crash on South Lincoln Road. The trooper cited Russell G. Hill, 49, of Lincoln for DUI. We apologize for the attributing the citation to Anthony J. Rochon, who was not cited for DUI. ADDISON COUNTY — A 72-year-old woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the car she was a passenger in was involved in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Salisbury. Joan Dayton, 72, of Londonderry was declared deceased at...
07/27/2020
SALISBURY — A 72-year-old woman was killed Saturday afternoon when the car she was a passenger in was involved in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Salisbury. Joan Dayton, 72, of Londonderry was declared deceased at Porter Hospital that afternoon. Vermont State Police report that at around 1:13 p.m. on July 25, Brian Davidson, 37, of New Haven was driving a 2006 Cadillac DTS eastbound on West Salisbury Road toward Route 7 at what police described as “well over the posted speed limit.” Witnesses told police that Davidson’s Cadillac failed to stop at the stop sign and continued on into Route 7. At...
07/23/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 6 issued a no-trespass order to a customer of the Small City Market who, according to the store owner, had been harassing customers at the Main Street convenience store about their failure to wear facial masks in a public place. The store owner reported he had been receiving complaints about the patron and requested the no-trespass order, and police said they issued it without incident. Vergennes police however, urge residents on their Facebook page to wear masks in shops and crowds:  “Please continue to follow Governor Scott’s directive to maintain your...
07/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Louis Mongeon, 26, of Middlebury for domestic assault following investigation of a reported disturbance at a Jackson Lane residence on July 19. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Were informed of the theft of a sign from a North Pleasant Street property on July 13. •  Received a report about a cow loose on Route 7 North on July 13. •  Received a complaint about someone honking their horn in the Court Street Extension area on July 13. •  Responded to a noise complaint in the Washington Street area on July 14. •  Searched in vain for a vehicle...
07/23/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to an assault in Monkton that was reported at 12:55 a.m. on July 19. Troopers investigated and determined that Christopher M. Allen, 39, of St. Albans had assaulted a household member. It was also determined that Allen had prevented access to emergency services for the victim, destroyed their cell phone, made several threats to endanger their life, and was wanted on two arrest warrants. Allen was transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing. Police cited him for two counts of being wanted on arrest warrants, and for domestic assault,...

A security camera in downtown Middlebury caught this image of two males who police want to question in connection with a case involving hateful graffiti.
07/16/2020
Middlebury police are asking for the public’s help in looking for someone who painted hate speech on sidewalks in Middlebury late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Shortly after 5 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, several hate symbols were found painted along the Cross Street Bridge, near the Ilsley Library, and along the route into the Marble Works, including on the footbridge. Images seen by the Independent showed spraypainted messages of "WLM" with one accompanied by a swastika.  After documenting these symbols the town of Middlebury began the process of removing/covering them. Police...
07/16/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on July 8 cited a town resident for driving under the influence of drugs. Following a Court Street traffic stop police cited Hunter J. Quesnel, 24, of Middlebury for the offense after observation. Police said they took a sample of Quesnel’s blood as evidence and sent it to the Vermont Forensic Lab for analysis; results are pending. In other action between July 6 and 13, Middlebury police: On July 6: •  Checked a Mead Lane apartment because of an odor a landlord feared was of a dead body. Police discovered rotting food in an oven. The tenant was not present.  •  ...
07/16/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — On July 6 at approximately 9:25 p.m. Vermont State Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Route 116 North in Bristol. The vehicle failed to yield and continued at a high rate of speed north on the highway, police reported.  With troopers in pursuit, the vehicle turned onto LaRose Lane in Bristol. The vehicle pulled into a driveway and the driver and a passenger fled on foot.  Troopers later located both individuals hiding in a nearby wooded area and identified them as Patrick Johnson, 30, of Alburg and Trisha Delibac, 21, of Winooski. During the ensuing investigation,...
07/16/2020
BRISTOL — On July 5, after a preliminary investigation of a motor vehicle and assault complaint, Bristol police arrested Chad Jerome, 29, of Bristol and cited him for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful mischief and gross negligent driving. The charges stemmed from an alleged incident in which Jerome, believed to have been driving a white Dodge Durango, followed a Red GMC Jimmy towing a homemade wooden trailer along West Street, Stoney Hill, Burpee Road, Monkton Road, North Street, School Street and Park Place. Jerome was transported to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional...
07/15/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating an on-going issue involving a male verbally assailing others with racist comments. Authorities are looking for people who have been subject to such behavior. The police are encouraging anyone who has been subject to racially motivated name calling and bullying to report this to the Middlebury Police Department at 388-3191 or in person at the station on Lucius Shaw Lane off Seymour Street.  “We’d like to get them in for a statement and hopefully to identify the person suspected of doing this so we can initiate prosecution and compel mental...

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