Crime

VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents between Dec. 21 and 27, including a truck accident, commercial vehicle enforcement, a welfare check, a lost wallet, an attempted suicide on Christmas Day, and resolving a domestic dispute. During those seven days, the Vergennes Police Department conducted 18 motorized patrols and one foot patrol. Officers also: On Dec. 21 went to Valley Vista on Alden Place to help center staff with a female client who they were told had showed up at the facility intoxicated and combative. Police said she had calmed by the time they arrived and...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Cordelle Santamore, 21, of Plainview, N.Y., for driving under the influence on Court Street Extension on Dec. 23. Police said a sample of Santamore’s blood was sent to the Vermont Forensic Lab for analysis. Results of the blood test are pending. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Were informed of the theft of a power drill from a Route 7 South business on Dec. 21. Police said criminal charges are pending against a suspect who was allegedly captured on video. •  Assisted a motorist who had driven off Route 7 South on Dec. 22. •  Assisted...
BRISTOL — Between Dec. 7 and 20, Bristol police completed 15 foot patrols and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 13 times, at Bristol Elementary School nine times, and at local businesses 14 times; completed at least 12 fingerprint requests; verified one vehicle identification number; and facilitated the return of one lost wallet, one item of “found property” and one loose dog, whose owner was subsequently ticketed for violating the town ordinance. The department also assisted Vermont State Police twice and Bristol Rescue once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On...
VERGENNES — For the second straight week Vergennes police cited a city resident for what they alleged were multiple incidents of theft from Shaw’s Supermarket. Police said they recently cited Tiffany Bedard, 32, for five counts of retail theft, and they also issued her a no-trespass order on behalf of the store’s management. During the prior week police had said they cited Bedard for what they called “a number of retail thefts” from Shaw’s. Between Dec. 14 and 20, Vergennes police also conducted 18 motorized patrols and one on foot, ticketed three vehicles left overnight on city streets in...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Brittney J. Rogers-Wilson, 25, of Ellenburg Depot, N.Y., for disorderly conduct, a charge stemming from an incident at a Case Street home on Dec. 20. Police said they had responded to a report of a domestic dispute with injuries. Police said Middlebury Regional EMS took one of the women involved in the incident to Porter Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Cited Scott Clark, 37, of Goshen for retail theft and providing false information to a police officer, following an incident at a...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Dec. 11 cited four residents of Vergennes for disorderly conduct after responding to a report of several people fighting in a Main Street apartment building. Police said they investigated and determined that the brawl was triggered by “a bag of dog feces being left on the steps of one of the participant’s apartments.” Cited were Kaleb J. Shepard, 29; Tyler Inman, 29; Thomas Carey, 28; and Claudia Bolivar, 23. During the week of Dec. 7 to 13, Vergennes police conducted eight directed patrols and one foot patrol, and also: On Dec. 7: •  Cited Tiffany Bedard, 32,...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Arron Giard, 19, of Middlebury for first-degree aggravated domestic assault, after an alleged incident in the North Pleasant Street area on Dec. 10. Police said they took Giard into custody following a chase on foot. Police said Giard was ordered held without bail pending his arraignment. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Served separate temporary restraining orders to individuals on Daisy Lane and North Pleasant Street on Dec. 7. •  Assisted Vermont State Police in defusing a fight at the Sugarhouse Motel on Route 7 North on Dec. 7. •  Were...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for a man riding a tricycle who is the suspect in a series of break-ins at garages and thefts from vehicles along Route 30 in Cornwall in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 12. Police received reports of the thefts that occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. that day. Numerous tipsters told troopers that a suspicious man was seen riding an adult-sized tricycle, with a wire basket behind the seat, from house to house on Route 30 in a southbound direction. The man was captured on surveillance video cameras at approximately 2:21 a.m.,...
BRISTOL — On Nov. 23, after responding to a report of a family fight, Bristol police arrested Tyler Eddy, 28, of Bristol and cited him for domestic assault. Eddy was ordered to appear in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to answer to the charge. Between Nov. 16 and Dec. 6, Bristol police completed 26 foot patrols and four 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 17 times, at Bristol Elementary School 19 times, and at local businesses 14 times; completed at least...
VERGENNES — A number of vehicle owners in Vergennes have been slow to adapt to the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets, which recently took effect. Between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, Vergennes police ticketed 16 vehicles left on streets between 2 and 6:30 a.m., with 10 offenses occurring on Dec. 2.  Police tagged three cars on Dec. 5, two on Dec. 3, and one on Dec. 4.  Also during those seven days, Vergennes police conducted 14 motorized patrols, one foot patrol and three property watches, and: On Nov. 30 and Dec. 3 checked the welfare of two children at a Main Street...

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