Crime

07/09/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 29 cited the driver of a motorcycle for driving under the influence of drugs/test refusal, a citation that followed an accident.  Cited was Kyle J. Desjardin, 35, of Vergennes. Police had responded to a report of a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of White and West Main streets. While investigating the accident, police alleged Desjardin appeared to be impaired by drugs. Police said after Desjardin was screened by a Drug Recognition Expert he refused to take a blood test, and police then processed and cited him. Between June 29...
07/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Dana Drown, 47, of Middlebury for felony unlawful trespass into an occupied dwelling, following an alleged July 1 incident at a Halladay Road home that at the time was occupied by a family of five people.  Police said those in the home at the time included three children, all younger than age 6.  Police said they used their K-9 Neila to track Drown at the home. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a verbal dispute between some Water Street neighbors on June 29. •  Served a relief from abuse order on a local man in the Delancey Lane...
07/09/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a motor vehicle on Route 22A in Shoreham at around 10:30 p.m. on July 4. Troopers report that while talking with the driver, identified as 29-year-old Trey Hood of Crown Point, N.Y., they detected indicators of impairment. They also noted that two juveniles were in the car when Hood was driving. So officers screened Hood for drinking and driving and ended up citing him for driving under the influence, as well as for two counts of cruelty to a child. Hood is due to answer the charges in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Sept. 21. In...
07/09/2020
BRISTOL — Bristol police issued parking tickets to vehicles parked on Lincoln Road in the Bartlett Falls area on June 20 after receiving reports of a problem there. Between June 15 and 21, Bristol police completed six foot patrols and one hour 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 five times, at Bristol Elementary School once, and at local businesses four times; they completed at least four fingerprint requests and verified two Vehicle Identification Numbers. The...
07/02/2020
VERGENNES — In a recent seven-day period in which Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents they continued to patrol the city on a regular basis. Between June 22 to 28 Vergennes police conducted 21 motorized and 16 foot patrols and checked in on four properties to make sure they were secure.  During that week, city police also:  On June 22:  •  Checked in on a female resident of Cataract Lane who was reported to be experiencing emotional distress and led a crisis counselor to believe she would hurt herself. Police said a family member offered to stay with the woman, who said she had no...
07/02/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to Shaw’s Supermarket on June 28 on a report of a verbal altercation between two couples.  Police said criminal charges are being considered in this case. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Received a report about a man allegedly pointing a gun at a woman and trying to push her into a car, in the parking lot off Mary Hogan Drive during the evening of June 22. Police said the man didn’t have a gun and was the caregiver for the woman in question. A follow-up article on this incident appears in this edition of the Independent. •  Responded,...
07/02/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a one-car rollover crash off Route 7 at Church Hill Road in Charlotte at around 6:45 p.m. this past Monday, June 29. Troopers said that when they got to the crash they talked to the driver, identified as 48-year-old Todd Hotaling of Bristol, and they noted several signs of impairment. Hotaling was transported to UVM Medical Center for medical evaluation.  While at the hospital, Hotaling acted in a loud, threatening and tumultuous manner, loudly using profanities and causing a disturbance in the emergency department, state police alleged in a...
06/25/2020
MIDDLEBURY — A homeless man is facing potential charges of aggravated assault after having allegedly injured another man with a knife on the Middlebury Inn property off Court Square on June 21. Middlebury police said their suspect, 26-year-old Michael Noe, was told by a Middlebury Inn employee to leave the premises after having been seen in the rear parking lot at the inn at around 8:45 p.m. that evening. Police said Noe had previously been banished from the inn and was no longer wanted there.  Police said Noe allegedly approached the inn employee and drew a small penknife from his pocket...
06/25/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 18 cited a Hinesburg resident for a June 1 retail theft at Kinney Drug Store in the city.  Cited was Brent Labombard, 37, of Hinesburg. Police allege Labombard stole about $200 of merchandise, including cologne and electronics.  City police said Labombard is also a person of interest in a Chittenden County case, and they are working with several agencies in that investigation. Between June 15 and 21 Vergennes police also conducted 17 motorized and five foot patrols throughout the city, and:  On June 15: •  Heard from the Small City Market that a patron had...
06/25/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — On June 12 Vermont State police were called to a disturbance on Bisbee Road in Ferrisburgh at around 7:35 p.m. Troopers investigated and determined that Pamela Blair, 64, of Ferrisburgh had engaged in tumultuous, threatening behavior causing public annoyance. They said Blair also had threatened another Ferrisburgh woman and had been stalking both her and her family members. Police cited Blair into Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to answer to the charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and criminal threatening. In a separate case, state police allege that a...

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