Crime

VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating an allegation of a sexual assault that reportedly occurred this past Saturday, July 10. City police said they are working with the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations on the case. They said they could not comment on the details, except that the case involves an alleged assault committed by a male city resident on a female visitor. In other incidents between July 5 and 12, Vergennes police conducted nine patrols by cruiser and one on foot, helped one motorist get into a locked vehicle, responded to one false alarm and one inadvertent...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Harry Mayer, 24, of Bethlehem, Conn., for driving under the influence following a traffic stop on Route 7 South on July 10. Police said they measured Mayer’s blood-alcohol content at 0.153%, which is nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08%. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a report of a man believed to have overdosed at a Court Street business on July 5. •  Received a report about a vehicle stolen from the Foote Street area on July 5. •  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in caring for a suspected overdose patient in the North...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reporting that a Ferrisburgh man this past Sunday assaulted a member of his household then wouldn’t let the person call for help. On July 11 at approximately 5:41 a.m., troopers of the Vermont State Police were dispatched to a family fight at a residence on Basin Harbor Road in Ferrisburgh. Through investigation troopers determined that John Larson, 29, of Ferrisburgh had caused bodily harm to a domestic partner who lived at the residence. Larson also interfered with access to emergency services when the victim tried to call for help, police report....
BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking for the public’s help regarding a vehicle that was found in the New Haven River. On June 21 police responded to the scene of a crash where the vehicle had gone off the roadway. No one was with the vehicle but the driver, a female, was last seen running north on South Street. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533 and cite case No. 21BR%01402. Between June 21 and July 4 Bristol police completed 12 foot patrols, conducted five car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 14 times...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between June 21 and July 4 ticketed five commercial trucks for traveling between 14 and 20 mph over posted city speed limits. Police issued most of those tickets while on targeted patrols, many of those on West Main Street. Police also issued three citations for various tractor-trailer-related violations. Also during the period June 21 and July 4, Vergennes police conducted 16 directed patrols and four foot patrols, responded to one false alarm, performed a VIN inspection, helped two motorists enter their locked vehicles, and: On June 21: •  Checked on the welfare...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to what they’re calling are a hate-oriented incident involving vandalism to a patriotic flag display for veterans at Canon Park off Main Street on July 3. Rotary Club officials said someone broke at least four of the display’s 73 plaques honoring Middlebury-area veterans. Each of the plaques — which includes information about a specific veteran — is accompanied by a flag, some of which the vandal(s) also damaged or uprooted. Two American flags were ripped from their poles and stolen, according to Rotary officials. The culprit(s) also spray painted a...
ADDISON COUNTY — A crash on Route 7 outside Vergennes Monday evening closed the main thoroughfare down to one lane for awhile and sent one person to the hospital. On July 5 at around a quarter passed 10 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Monkton Road in Ferrisburgh. Troopers investigated and report that Amanda Lambert, 35, of Middlebury was turning her 1996 Honda Civic off Route 7 onto Monkton Road when she crossed into the southbound lane and was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla driven southbound by Grace Winfield-Boise, 31 of Bristol....
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police jailed a Rutland man for an allegedly racist tirade at a Leicester bus stop last week. On June 22 at a few minutes before 6 p.m. troopers responded to a report of a disorderly man refusing to get off a bus at the Leicester Park & Ride, which is near the Leicester town office. After investigating, the trooper determined that 41-year-old James Bryant of Rutland had engaged in violent, tumultuous behavior, made unreasonable noise, and used obscene language in a public place. The trooper further reported that Bryant had violated multiple court-ordered...
BRISTOL — Between June 14 and 20, Bristol police completed 12 foot patrols, conducted four car patrols, monitored traffic during school dismissal once, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times, at Bristol Elementary School seven times, and at local businesses six times. Police also completed one fingerprint request, verified one vehicle identification number, conducted three welfare checks without incident, helped one person get into their locked vehicle and facilitated the return of one lost wallet. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On June 14...
MIDDLEBURY — A Leicester man faces multiple charges — including possession of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a felony — after he allegedly fired at a vehicle parked at Middlebury’s Briarwood Apartments back on April 20, shortly after midnight. No one was hurt in that incident, according to police. In addition to the weapons citation, Middlebury police on June 16 said they cited Scott D. Lanpher, 21, for aggravated disorderly conduct, felony unlawful mischief, providing false information to a police officer, driving with a criminally suspended license, making noise in the nighttime...

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