Crime

08/22/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Sharon Brailsford, 50, of Essex for retail theft and unlawful trespass at Hannaford’s supermarket on Aug. 13. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Collected forensic evidence from Porter Hospital for a potential sexual assault case on Aug. 12. • Responded to a domestic dispute at a Route 7 North location on Aug. 12. • Investigated an alleged “road rage” incident on Aug. 12 in which a pickup truck ran into a motorcyclist in a driveway on South Street. Police reported no injuries and the matter is under investigation. • Assisted with an out-of-...
08/22/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for help from the public as they investigate the crash of a motorized bicycle in Bristol last week. State police report that at about 5 minutes after 9 p.m. on Aug. 14, they were dispatched to the report of a cyclist lying in the roadway on Route 116 near Lincoln Road. Preliminary investigation indicated that Ernest Martin, 51, of New Haven had been traveling southbound on a motorized bicycle. A passing motorist saw him in the roadway and contacted emergency services. The Bristol Rescue Squad rushed Martin to University of Vermont Medical...
08/19/2019
BRISTOL — Bristol police continue to receive complaints about — and issue tickets for — illegal parking on Lincoln Road near Bartlett Falls. Drivers should beware that parking is not allowed in any part of the travel lane. Between Aug. 5 and 11, Bristol police completed six 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. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School four times, conducted four business checks, processed at least four requests for fingerprints and verified one vehicle...
08/15/2019
BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking for information about two recent incidents. On July 25 police received a report that an American flag and a Vermont state flag had been stolen from a West Street address. On July 29 police investigated a car break-in on South Street near the bridge. Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533. Between July 20 and Aug. 4, Bristol police completed 15 foot patrols and more than 16 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers...
08/15/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police rushed to Lincoln on Sunday evening when they received a call reporting a domestic assault in progress. After investigating the call, which came in at about 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 11, troopers said they determined that James Adams, 71, of Lincoln assaulted multiple household members and attempted to restrain them from leaving as the assault took place. Police cited Adams for two counts of second degree aggravated domestic assault and two counts of unlawful restraint, and jailed him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set by a judge at $5...
08/15/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Friday, Aug. 9, investigated the reported theft of two vehicles — each hauling a livestock trailer — from Addison County Commission Sales off East Main Street. Police recovered the vehicles in Leicester and found the trailers in Salisbury. Police continue to investigate. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Served a no-trespass order on Aug. 5 on a person who was not wanted at the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street. • Took into protective custody a transient man who was allegedly causing a disturbance on Court Street on Aug. 6. Police said...
08/15/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited Aaron Meyers, 37, of Ferrisburgh for driving under the influence of drugs, following a traffic stop on First Street on Aug. 6. In other action last week, Vergennes police: •  Conducted community policing patrols in the Main Street, Green Street, Panton Road, Water Street, Monkton Road, Maple Street and First Street. •  Fulfilled fingerprinting requests on Aug. 7. •  Responded to a parking complaint on South Water Street on Aug. 6. •  Assisted a local woman who had been victimized through a social media scam on Aug. 7. Police said a person masquerading as...
08/08/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 24 referred to a bank’s fraud department an email scam in which a Hillside Drive apartment resident lost $2,000. Police said the resident agreed to display a company sign on a vehicle for $2,600 and received a check in that amount. But the resident also agreed to send $2,000 to the people with whom he expected to do business. Police said the $2,600 check proved not to be valid, and the resident was out the money that was sent away. As always, police advised residents to be wary of sending cash to anyone who contacts them via the internet or phone.  In...
08/08/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Michael Bozman, 38, identified as homeless, for simple assault, stemming from a reported incident near the Marble Works and Otter Creek on Aug. 3. The next day, police arrested Bozman on an active arrest warrant out of Chittenden County. Police said Bozman was lodged at Marble Valley Correctional Facility for lack of bail. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded to a report of a couple arguing on Bakery Lane on July 29. • Investigated a complaint about loud music coming from a vehicle parked in the Jayne Court area on July 29. • Responded...
08/08/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a couple bad crashes this past Sunday afternoon. First, two men are recovering from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash involving a limousine and a pickup truck on Route 22A in Shoreham on Aug. 4. Vermont State Police said their preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Ian Swanson, 20, of Durham N.Y., was southbound on Route 22A with trailer in tow at around a quarter after 3 p.m. Police allege Swanson lost control of his vehicle and partially veered onto the shoulder of the southbound lane, then...

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