Crime


A security camera at the Jolley Shortstop on Court Street in Middlebury captured these images of a man who robbed the gas station at knifepoint Monday night just before midnight. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact Middlebury police at 388-3191.
UPDATED MIDDLEBURY — Police are looking for men suspected of being involved with armed robberies in Middlebury and Shoreham on Monday evening. Middlebury police are searching for a man who robbed the Jolley Shortstop gas station at knifepoint in Middlebury just before midnight on Monday, Aug. 9. According to Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley, the suspect is described as being white, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with slender build with dark hair, wearing jeans covered in paint, a long-sleeved white shirt and a bandana across his face. Store officials told police the man walked into the store...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a reported stabbing in the Cedar Court area on Aug. 1. Police said they instead found a woman who was experiencing a “mental health issue.” Middlebury Regional EMS took the woman to Porter Hospital, according to police. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to two separate reports on July 26 of local residents needing help evicting bats from their respective homes. One of the reports came from an Evergreen Lane home, the other from a Court Street home. •  Got medical help for a local woman who had allegedly overdosed on...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight in the Hooker Road area of Leicester on Saturday, July 31, at around 6:30 p.m. Through investigation troopers determined Alexis Betourney, 30, of Leicester had caused bodily harm to a family member. Police arrested Betourney and took her to the New Haven barracks for processing. While en-route troopers attempted to adjust Betourney’s restraints and they said she subsequently resisted arrest and escaped the police car. After a brief struggle, Betourney was placed back into the cruiser. Police cited Betourney for...
BRISTOL — On July 8, with the help of the Vergennes Police Department, Bristol police cited Raymond White, 35, of Vergennes for criminal threatening and violation of conditions of release after an investigation determined White had left phone messages threatening a Bristol resident at the beginning of May. White was ordered to appear in Addison County Criminal Court on July 19 to answer to the charges. Between July 5 and 18 Bristol police completed 14 foot patrols, conducted seven car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 14 times, at Bristol Elementary School 14...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a traffic accident involving a man who had driven his vehicle into a telephone pole on Route 7 South on July 25 at 4:01 a.m. Police said the driver was taken to Porter Hospital with possible injuries. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Were asked to intercede in a dispute between co-workers at a North Pleasant Street business on July 19. Police said one of the individuals will be given a no-trespass order. •  Gave a ride home to a missing person found in the Buttolph Drive area on July 19. •  Received a report about someone puncturing...
ADDISON COUNTY — A Middlebury man was seriously injured Saturday when the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a crash with a car driven by another Middlebury man who police say was under the influence of drugs. On July 24 at approximately 6:10 p.m., Vermont State Police responded to a report of a car vs. motorcycle crash on Weybridge Road in Weybridge. Troopers report that they investigated and determined that Steven Thurston, 31, was driving a 2016 Ford Fiesta on James Road and entered Weybridge Road without yielding the right of way to a motorcycle operated by Joseph Ciaramitaro, 27....
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited three people last week for stealing items from Kinney Drugs, two people from Shelburne in one June case and one Vergennes resident in a case from earlier this month. Cited for the alleged June 6 theft of a DVD player were William D. Burnett, 20, and Erin Marie Chamberlain, 45, both of Shelburne. City police cited Mark Spencer, 51, of Vergennes for five counts of retail theft. Police allege Spencer stole the over-the-counter drug Benadryl. Spencer was also taken into custody in a year-old warrant for retail theft and unlawful mischief. Between July 12 and 18...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police cited Cathy Vargas, 47, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence, following a stop on Court Street on July 14. Police said Vargas declined to submit to an evidentiary test. Police said they also cited Vargas with unlawful mischief in connection with the investigation. In other action last week, Middlebury Police: • Investigated a reported argument between a man and woman at a Route 7 south location on July 12. • Assisted Porter Hospital staff with an unruly juvenile on July 12. • Helped a person dealing with mental health issues in the Main Street area on...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reporting that a Bristol man was killed in a motor vehicle crash this past Friday. At approximately 3:38 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, State Police responded to a single vehicle crash located on Route 7 in Charlotte. The sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Gregory Ouellette, 22, of Bristol, was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center by ambulance, where he was pronounced deceased. Assisting agencies included Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte Rescue, and the Williston Police Department. Preliminary investigation indicates the...
BRISTOL — Scott Remick, 46, of Bristol on July 8 pleaded innocent in U.S. District Court in Burlington to one count of possession of child pornography. Remick was released on conditions the next day after U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle denied the U.S. attorney’s effort to hold him in jail until a July 26 hearing. According to court records and proceedings, on June 16 an informant identified a security vulnerability in a computer that belonged to Remick. The informant was described as a private software developer and security analyst who is part of a group of individuals involved in...

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