Crime

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Oral Morin, 66, of Salisbury for driving under the influence, following a report of a single-vehicle crash on High Street on Dec. 3.  Police said they measured Morin’s blood-alcohol content at 0.215% at the scene; the legal limit for driving is 0.08%. Police said no one was injured in the crash and that Morin is slated to answer to the DUI charge on Dec. 23 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Loaned the services of the Middlebury police dog to Rutland PD in the search for a suspect in an armed...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for help from the public as they look for the person who drove a car into a utility pole in Salisbury last week but left before they arrived. On Dec. 1 at about 6:10 p.m. troopers responded to Shard Villa Road in Salisbury for a report that a car had crashed into a pole near Columbus Smith Road. A witness reported the driver of the 2007 Saturn Ion was picked up by another individual in another vehicle and had left the scene.  Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact the New Haven state police barracks at (802) 388-4919....
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are advising residents it’s that time of the year — the city’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets is now in effect and will be through March. Vehicles may not be left on city streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Those that are may be ticketed and towed, with owners responsible for towing and storage fees.  On the night of Nov. 25 city officers placed notices of the parking ban, which went into effect on Dec. 1, on about 100 cars parked on city streets.  The streets must be clear, officials said, to allow public works employees to plow and...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police cited Peter Thibodeau, 39, of Middlebury, for domestic assault, following an investigation in the Court Street Extension area on Nov. 29. Police said Thibodeau will answer to the charge on Nov. 29 in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division. In other action last week, Middlebury Police: • Responded to a family dispute at a Buttolph Drive residence on Nov. 23. Police said a woman involved in the incident was linked with detox services. • Assisted a local resident on Nov. 24 who had mailed a check that had allegedly been cashed by an unauthorized person. • Were...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Monday said they were expecting to issue citations soon in a Nov. 18 case of vandalism on West Street.  Police said vandals spray-painted a garbage truck and its license plate and a nearby portable toilet and also damaged a power cable to the truck’s battery. They were nearing completion of an investigation on Monday and were preparing to act, they said. In other activity between Nov. 16 and 22, Vergennes police conducted nine car patrols and a property watch, and also: On Nov. 16 began investigating a report from a Green Street resident of a restraining order...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sunday arrested a Vergennes man and a local juvenile and cited them for burglary and unlawful mischief for allegedly breaking into more than 40 containers at Town and Country Self-Storage on Panton Road and another roughly half-dozen nearby recreational vehicles.  Police said they cited Will C. Phillips, 23, of Vergennes and a juvenile male. Chief George Merkel said officers were patrolling the area because of break-ins reported to and investigated by his department on the previous Wednesday. When they arrived on the Sunday patrol, police allege they found...
BRISTOL — Like so much sound and fury signifying nothing, false alarms continue to plague the Bristol Police Department. On Nov. 6, a motion-activated alarm was triggered by a hanging sign, on Nov. 8 one was activated by a balloon, and on Nov. 10 police received notice of an alarm activation only to have it later rescinded by the alarm company. Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 15, Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and three 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 (MAUHS)...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report that a potentially intoxicated man stole a beer and a breakfast sandwich from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 5.  Police said the man sped away in a vehicle. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to reports of a loud argument between a man and a woman on East Main Street on Nov. 2. Police said both people had left the area upon their arrival. •  Investigated reports of a homeless man camping on private property off Merchants Row on Nov. 2. •  Assisted a South Pleasant Street resident on...
ADDISON COUNTY — On Nov. 3 at approximately 5 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight in Starksboro. After investigating, a trooper reported that Gary Bushey, 45, of Colchester had caused bodily injury to a household member.  Troopers at the state police barracks in Williston took Bushey into custody and transported him to the New Haven barracks for processing. Troopers in New Haven cited Bushey for domestic assault. That was the only incident between Nov. 1 and 10 for which Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks issued details.  Vermont State...
BRISTOL — On Oct. 20, Bristol police responded to a report of attempted burglary at the Bobcat Café on Main Street. At around 6:15 a.m. two people were seen attempting to burglarize the restaurant and were last seen running onto South Street. Bristol police are requesting public assistance. Anyone who saw or has information about the attempted burglary is asked to call 802-453-2533 and reference case number 20BR01944. Between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, Bristol police completed 19 foot patrols and six car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety...

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