Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited David Oleson, 35, of Whiting, for petit larceny. The citation followed an investigation into the alleged July 14 theft of money from the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street Extension. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded on July 8 to a two-car accident on Court St. outside Dunkin' Donuts. Police said one vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. Police said one person was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Middlebury fire officials responded to clean up coolant from a punctured radiator from one of the vehicles. •...
BRISTOL — On July 5 Bristol police, along with Vermont State Police, Vergennes police, the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the eastern part of Bristol.  Officers spoke to 626 vehicle operators but made no DUI arrests.  Between June 10 and July 7 Bristol police completed 33 foot patrols, more than 26 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety P r o g r a m . O f f i c e r s checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 19 times, conducted 14...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 4 cited a city woman for domestic assault after responding to a 2 a.m. report of people yelling in a Main Street apartment building. Police allege that Tammy Curler, 53, struck a man in the face. Police said Curler told them the victim’s dog bit her hand before she allegedly hit the man. The alleged victim denied that allegation, according to police. Curler was cited and released. City police between July 1 and 7 also conducted 14 directed patrols intended to curb speeding and enhance road safety within city limits. On those patrols they ticketed 19...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Urban Landon, 32, of Lincoln for first-degree aggravated domestic assault and interference with access to emergency services, after a report of a person striking a woman in the Maple Street area on July 4 at 6:44 p.m. Police said Landon was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility pending his arraignment in Addison Superior Court on July 8. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •Investigation the alleged theft of a wallet from an unlocked car on Mary Hogan Drive, near the town’s recreation park on July 2. •Checked on the welfare of a man...
ADDISON COUNTY — On the morning of July 4 Vermont State Police responded to a report of a motorcycle hitting a deer on Lincoln Road in Ripton. Police report that sometime before 11:20 a.m. this past Thursday, Robert Wesley, 54, of Ripton was driving a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle northbound on Lincoln Road when a deer entered the roadway. Wesley reportedly attempted to avoid the deer but collided with animal. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said. Wesley and a passenger were transported to Porter Medical Center for treatment of suspected minor injuries to both...
NEW HAVEN — Mike Dunbar, president of Middlebury Fence Company, is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever stole approximately $10,410 worth of tools from a company worksite last month. On the morning of June 19, the New Haven-based construction firm reported to Vermont State Police that the trailer on their worksite at the former Wildflower Farm, property at 3488 Route 7 in Charlotte, had been broken into and relieved of 40 tools belonging to various laborers, according to the state police incident report. Soon afterward, Dunbar posted a plea for...
ORWELL — An Orwell man pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to felony charges — including arson and aggravated domestic assault — following an alleged drug-fueled incident at a home on Fisher Road in Orwell on Sunday. Dustin M. Shaw, 33, was ordered held without bail following his arraignment on four charges, including felony unlawful mischief, felony first-degree domestic assault, felony third-degree arson and misdemeanor domestic assault. Shaw was also wanted on three separate outstanding warrants, for simple assault, driving with a suspended license and...
BRANDON — A Brandon man was arrested over the weekend after police said he fired a gun at someone on Saturday night. No one was reported injured in the incident. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, Brandon police responded to a call of multiple shots fired at the mobile home park on Conway Terrace in Forest Dale.  After investigation, police said the suspect, Cale P. Quenneville Jr., 26 of Brandon, fired multiple shots at a person as he was driving away from Conway Terrace. No one was injured, but police said that several rounds hit two separate residences as well as a vehicle. Quenneville...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a city man for aggravated domestic assault on Sunday evening for an incident that they say occurred in the presence of two children aged nine or younger. Police allege that Everett M. Lander, 25, pushed the victim against the wall of a West Main Street residence and held an arm against her throat, at least momentarily preventing her from breathing. Police said they processed Lander and took his statement at the Vergennes police station before citing and releasing him. As well as ticketing five motorists and warning three others during a continuing series of...
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...

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