Crime

11/21/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Nov. 13 cited a Northlands Job Corps student for simple assault on another student, and police said he pleaded guilty in Addison Superior Court’s Criminal Division the next day and was convicted and expelled from the Job Corps program. Convicted, according to city police, was Shalom B. Fenton, 22, of Fredrikstead, Virgin Islands. According to police, Fenton tried to steal the other student’s X-box, and then hit him repeatedly in the face while also using what they called “hate-motivated language.” Police said the victim was taken to Porter Hospital for...
11/21/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Mathew Billings, 36, of Cornwall for driving with a criminally suspended license and with a stolen license plate, following a traffic stop on Court Street on Nov. 17. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Received a report about a vehicle allegedly “doing doughnuts” in a municipal parking lot at around midnight on Nov. 11. Police said the vehicle had left upon their arrival. • Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Court Street residence on Nov. 11. • Helped find a child who had walked away from a foster parent in the Court Street area on Nov...
11/21/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — A Brandon man got in a lot of trouble recently after crashing his SUV in Leicester, then the next day getting sent to jail for allegedly assaulting a person in Leicester. On Nov. 7 just before 8 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to a one-car car crash on Cram Road in Leicester. Troopers report that Matthew Nicklaw, 42, of Leicester was driving a Chevy Equinox westbound on Cram Road when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. The Equinox was judged to be a total loss, but Nicklaw was reported to be uninjured. While speaking with Nicklaw, police noted several...
11/14/2019
VERGENNES — City police said more charges are pending in a Sunday case in which they cited one adult Northlands Job Corps student for supplying alcohol to a minor and issued court diversion paperwork to two Northlands students for underage drinking. Police said they first responded on Sunday to a report of a female causing a disturbance at Macdonough Park. There they determined the two underage students had consumed alcohol and cited them, and alleged that Mario A. Molina, 22, of The Bronx N.Y. had furnished them alcohol, and cited him. Police said the students had been allowed to consume...
11/14/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Tonya White, 36, of Middlebury for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after the alleged assault of a caregiver in the Route 7 South area on Nov. 4. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Assisted Vermont State Police in Weybridge with a one-vehicle rollover accident on Nov. 4. • Received a report that a pedestrian had struck a vehicle with his hand as it was passing by him on Route 7 North on Nov. 4. Police said they were unable to find the pedestrian. • Launched an investigation on Nov. 4 into a potential assault at Middlebury Union...
11/14/2019
BRISTOL — On Oct. 28, Bristol police participated in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. Bristol police are reminding residents that there is a drug takeback container in the lobby of the Bristol Police Station in the Bristol Works complex. Residents may stop by with their unused medication for disposal. Between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3 Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and two 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 12...
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Game wardens with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department have been investigating a series of wild animal poaching incidents in Addison County for the past five weeks, and they are asking tor the public’s help so they can wrap up the investigation. Lt. Justin Stedman, leader of Fish and Wildlife’s central district, said the investigation was triggered by a series of reports of dead animals in incidents in Middlebury and New Haven that had similar characteristics. This week, the department said it had arrested two young men in Middlebury as a result of the investigation. Stedman...

HAROLD PAUL MAHONEY
11/07/2019
BRANDON — Police raided the home of a Brandon man late last week and arrested him on 10 drugs and firearms charges. On Nov. 1, detectives with the Vermont Drug Task Force arrested Harold Paul Mahoney, 61, at his trailer on Conway Terrace. On Monday, Mahoney pleaded innocent in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, to four counts of selling crack cocaine, one count of possession of crack cocaine, a count of possession of a narcotic, and four counts of possessing a firearm after being prohibited from doing so because he was convicted of a violent crime. Police said Mahoney’s arrest for...
11/07/2019
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are serving notice early that the city’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets will take effect on Dec. 1. Between that date and March 31 vehicles left on city streets between 2 and 6 a.m. are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. Police said owners of the vehicles will be liable for the charges related to towing and storage of the vehicles as well as fines that escalate for repeat offenders. Police ask residents and guests to please do their part to help the city’s department of public works to keep Vergennes streets free of snow and ice. In regular...
11/07/2019
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Winston G. Forbes, 18, of Salisbury for driving under the influence following a traffic stop that police said stemmed from a report of a deer jacking on Abbey Pond Road on Nov. 3. Police said Forbes refused to provide an evidentiary breath sample. Middlebury police said they were assisted by Vermont State Police and officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded to a two-vehicle crash on Court Street Extension, near its intersection with Middle Road, on Oct. 28. Police said a tractor-...

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