Crime

05/07/2020
BRISTOL — Between April 6 and 26 Bristol police completed 26 foot patrols and 90 minutes of 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 21 times, Bristol Elementary School four times and local businesses 20 times, and facilitated the return of two dogs and other unspecified personal property. The department also assisted Vermont State Police once and Bristol Rescue twice. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On April 7 assisted another agency in locating someone. • ...
04/30/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police continued to patrol the city heavily between April 20 and 26, while incidents remained relatively few.  During those seven days city police conducted 25 vehicle patrols, six inspections of particular properties, and one foot patrol. They also participated in the morale-booster “clang-and-bang parade” each evening at 7 p.m. In other action during that week, Vergennes police:  •  On April 20 received a report that on the evening before a man had been seen on the roof of the Ryan Block downtown. Police urged the caller to report such incidents in a timely manner, and...
04/30/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on April 26 that cows from a Munger Street farm had gotten loose and had gotten into the horse barn of a nearby property. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Returned, to its owner, a debit card that had been found off Route 7 South on April 20. •  Reminded some children to not play at the currently closed Mary Hogan Elementary School playground on April 20. •  Monitored Seminary Street for speeders on April 20, at the request of area residents. •  Checked on a driver who had allegedly passed out behind the wheel while at the...
04/30/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police apprehended an Addison County resident wanted on an outstanding warrant when they responded to a call for help in Caledonia County — but not without a struggle. On April 27 at a little before 9 p.m. state police received a report of a domestic disturbance at a Ryegate home and went to check it out. Troopers learned that one of the parties allegedly involved, 35-year-old Kristine Gowdy of Granville, had a warrant for her arrest.  While attempting to take Gowdy into custody, police report that she struck a trooper, resisted arrest, and intentionally damaged...
04/23/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating two thefts last week at Shaw’s Supermarket, one they said allegedly occurred inside the grocery store and the other outside in its parking lot. In both cases police said they were reviewing video footage.  On this past Saturday, April 18, police said a , after shopping at Shaw’s, loaded groceries into her vehicle and then returned to the store to pick up one or more items. Police said she apparently forgot to lock her vehicle, and when she returned the groceries were gone.  On the day before that, police were told a man’s debit card was stolen...
04/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on May 13 arrested 31-year-old Middlebury resident Jerry Dunbar, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for escape.  Police said they took Dunbar into custody in the Court Street area. Dunbar was lodged that evening at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, according to police. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a domestic dispute at a Court Street residence on April 13. Police said it was a verbal argument and one of the parties agreed to leave the home. •  Cited Heath Bougor, 39, of Middlebury for retail theft...
04/23/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In the past week, Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks reported three D’s: disorderly conduct, domestic assault and DUI. First, on April 13, troopers were called to a disturbance in Addison at around 10 minutes before 11 p.m. Officers report that they found 28-year-old David Cunningham of Bristol walking on Jersey Street in Addison, they investigated and they found Cunningham engaged in violent and threatening behavior while repeatedly screaming obscenities. When troopers tried to get the situation under control, they report that Cunningham refused to comply with...
04/16/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police found a man and a woman hanging out behind a storage container at a Court Street Extension business on April 7. Police said they warned the couple they were trespassing and in violation of the state’s coronavirus-related order on social distancing.  The couple separated and left the area, police said. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Served a no-trespassing order on April 6 on a man who wasn’t wanted at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. •  Conducted welfare checks on people in the Valley View Drive and Jackson Lane neighborhoods on April 6. Police...
04/16/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police jailed two local men accused of domestic violence crimes in two recent incidents. The first case started a little before 7 p.m. on April 8, when at least three troopers responded to a Starksboro home for a report of a family fight. Police investigated the reported and determined that 52-year-old Gary Bevins of Starksboro had assaulted a family member and one other individual.  Police arrested Bevins, took him to the New Haven barracks, cited him for first degree aggravated domestic assault and aggravated assault and lodged him at the Marble Valley...
04/16/2020
BRISTOL — Between March 9 and April 5 Bristol police completed 33 foot patrols and more than four hours of 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 27 times, conducted 27 business checks and processed at least four requests for fingerprints. The department also assisted Vermont State Police twice, Bristol Rescue twice and Vergennes police once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On March 9 began investigating a parking lot crash where a vehicle hit another and...

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