Crime

06/25/2020
BRISTOL — Between June 8 and 14, Bristol police completed seven foot patrols; checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times, at Bristol Elementary School twice and at local businesses seven times; completed at least six fingerprint requests; facilitated the return of one lost cellphone; and assisted Vermont State Police three times. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On June 10 assisted with traffic control during the Bristol Elementary School sixth-grade drive-through promotion ceremony. • On June 11 helped someone with transportation. • On June 11 responded to a...
06/18/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are discussing with the Addison County State’s Attorney whether charges should be filed against a local resident who on June 10 placed what Police Chief George Merkel said were “eight or 10” signs around the city using “vulgar and derogatory” language to refer to him and the state’s attorney.  The first sign was found outside a Monkton Road bank, and police soon found and removed the rest of them. The resident has a history of disagreements with local law enforcement, Merkel said.  In other action between June 1 and 14, Vergennes police operated 34 motorized...
06/18/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a patient who had been having suicidal thoughts in the Court Square area on June 12. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Checked on the welfare of a North Pleasant Street man who had just had an argument with his girlfriend on June 8. •  Received a report that a vehicle had been vandalized while parked on Park Street on June 8. •  Assisted Courtyard by Marriott staff in removing a person from a room on June 9. •  Responded to a report of woman possibly “huffing” — inhaling intoxicants — on the train tracks off...
06/18/2020
BRISTOL — On June 2, after responding to a threatening complaint, Bristol police cited Lori Jackson, 42, of Winooski for simple assault. Between June 1 and 7, Bristol police completed nine foot patrols, checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School six times and at local businesses five times, completed at least two fingerprint requests, facilitated the return of two lost cellphones and verified one Vehicle Identification Number. The department also assisted Bristol Rescue once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On June 1 began investigating a motor vehicle complaint. •  On...
06/18/2020
NEW HAVEN — Vermont’s Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the death of a New York man struck by a tanker truck in New Haven last month was a suicide. Marcin J. Kosz, 40, of Lake George, N.Y., died instantly when struck by the truck on Route 7 near Town Hill Road in New Haven about 10:46 p.m. on May 5, Dr. Steven L. Shapiro, Vermont’s chief medical examiner, reported last week. Shapiro said death was due to blunt impact to the head, torso and extremities. Vermont often experiences a few deaths each year that initially appear to be due to motor vehicle crashes, but upon further investigation...
06/11/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a swastika symbol that someone had scrawled, in chalk, in front of (the North Pleasant Street side of) the Congregational Church of Middlebury on June 5. Police informed the church pastor, and confirmed no other area places of worship had been similarly tagged with the symbol of hate and intolerance. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted a homeless man in getting a hotel room on June 1. •  Responded to a reported domestic disturbance on Jackson Lane on June 3. Police said a woman was taken to Porter Hospital to meet...
06/11/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In the first eight days of June, Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks reported on three incidents (one in Chittenden County), and troopers from another barracks reported a call for help in Addison County.  During that period, troopers: •  On June 3 at 9:07 p.m. saw a vehicle northbound on Route 7 in Shelburne at a high rate of speed. Police allege that Tobias H. Yandow, 27, of Burlington drove 90 mph in a 50 mph zone, and the New Haven–based trooper cited him for speeding. •  On June 4 at approximately 9 p.m. were told about a hit-and-run crash on Lake Dunmore Road...
06/11/2020
BRISTOL — Between May 11 and 30, Bristol police completed 23 foot patrols and more than 17 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 17 times and at local businesses 15 times; they completed at least seven fingerprint requests, facilitated the return of one lost credit card, one item of personal property and one loose dog; and verified one Vehicle Identification Number. The department also assisted Vermont State Police three times and Bristol Fire Department once...
06/04/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police said a man walking on White Street on May 28 was “bitten severely” in the legs and hospitalized briefly after being attacked by three dogs running loose. Police said the man was lucky the injuries were not worse. Police issued a municipal ticket to the dogs’ owner and ordered the dogs to be quarantined for 10 days. As well as conducting 24 motorized patrols, two property watches and one foot patrol, and participating in two Clang and Bang Parades, one on Memorial Day, between May 25 and 31 Vergennes police also:  On May 25 helped a motorist enter a locked car at...
06/04/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to the Middlebury Inn on May 30 a little after 9 p.m. on a report of a man who had collapsed and subsequently died.  Police found the 29-year-old man unresponsive in his room, and began performing CPR on him. Police said the man, identified as Kraton J. Chaloux of Middlebury, was first taken to the Porter Hospital Emergency Department, and then to the University of Vermont Medical Center, for emergency treatment. Chaloux died at UVM Medical Center on Sunday, May 31, police report.  Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans has requested an autopsy...

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