Crime

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 17 dealt with two commercial trucks they stopped for speeding on Main Street. Police stopped the first truck for traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone and ticketed the driver for speeding, but found no other violations. City police later that day pulled over another commercial vehicle for allegedly traveling 48 mph in a 30 mph zone, and this time found what they described as several minor violations, including the truck being slightly overweight and a logbook not being complete. Police said they grounded the driver and vehicle for 10 hours, and issued a...
MIDDLEBURY — On June 16 Middlebury police were called at 4:20 p.m. to a crash off Creek Road. After investigating the incident, officers cited Eric Decelle, 28, of Westford for being a felon in possession of a firearm and also being in possession of a controlled substance, which police suspected was heroin. In other recent activity Middlebury police: •  On June 14 at 11:06 a.m. received a report that the neighbor of the Court Street caller had spit at her car; the officer suggested she contact the landlord. •  On June 14 at 1:21 p.m. received a request for welfare check on a child that might...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police responded to a report of an assault at a Silver Street home in Monkton on June 14 at a little after 8:30 p.m. Through investigation troopers determined that Brittany Zwynenburg, 31, of Monkton had assaulted a 62-year-old Monkton man. Police cited Zwynenburg for simple assault. She is due to answer the charge in the Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Aug. 2. In other recent activity, Vermont State Police: •  On June 17 at around 7:50 p.m. saw Japheth Kehoe, 37, of New Haven in the parking lot of the Maplefields gas station on Route 7 in...
BRISTOL — Between June 7 and 13 Bristol police completed 12 foot patrols, conducted two car patrols, monitored traffic during school dismissal twice, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times, at Bristol Elementary School seven times, and at local businesses seven times. Police also completed two fingerprint requests, verified one vehicle identification number, conducted one welfare check without incident, and facilitated the return of one lost debit card. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On June 7 helped someone in the Maple Street area obtain mental...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded to three motor vehicle accidents between June 7 and 13. The most serious occurred on June 9 at the junction of Route 7 and Monkton Road. Police said a driver rear-ended another vehicle stopped at the traffic light, knocking it into the path of a third vehicle. Police said the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS) treated the first driver on the scene for non-life-threatening injuries and transported her to Porter Hospital. Other drivers suffered minor injuries, police said, while one vehicle was probably totaled and the other two were moderately damaged. On...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last weekend took into protective custody a mentally ill woman for an involuntary examination at Porter Hospital. They took the action after she had allegedly been involved a physical altercation with her caregiver on June 13. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted a local woman who said she’s been the victim of fraud on June 7. •  Investigated a suspected assault in the Washington Street area on June 7. •  Cited Travis Norris, 23, of Shoreham for driving with a suspended license on Halladay Road on June 7. •  Referred, to the Counseling...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reporting that when the victim of an alleged assault in Ripton last week tried to flee the scene, the attacker hung on to the outside of the car and was pulled a substantial distance. Troopers said they were called to a Billings Farm Road address at around 11 a.m. on June 8 on a report of an assault. After interviewing people and viewing evidence, the police officers determined that Peter Kosmorsky, 28, had assaulted a man from Homer, Alaska, after unlawfully trespassing on the property. As the victim was attempting to get away from the assault in his...

BRISTOL POLICE SAY this photograph from a National Bank of Middlebury ATM in Bristol on June 4 shows a person who may have disabled the automatic teller machine by pinching it.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department is asking the public for help as it investigates an incident of vandalism that occurred around 11:30 p.m. on June 4 at the National Bank of Middlebury ATM on Main Street. Police believe someone may have punched the screen after a transaction would not complete, said Bristol Police Chief Bruce Nason. The damage has disabled the ATM until it can be repaired. Police are looking for the individual depicted in this story’s accompanying photograph, which was captured by the ATM around the time of the incident. Anyone who knows this person or has any...
VERGENNES — Among other incidents between May 24 and June 6, Vergennes police cited a person for driving with a criminally suspended license (DLS), cited a Bristol resident into court for retail theft, cited a Bristol resident for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), ticketed a truck driver for allegedly traveling 21 mph over the speed limit, and helped state officials deal with a runaway juvenile. Police also conducted 13 cruiser and three foot patrols, three property watches, one pre-employment fingerprint test and one VIN inspection; responded to one false alarm; helped two...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Joshua Demar, 35, of South Royalton for driving under the influence of drugs, following investigation of a motor vehicle complaint off Route 7 South on June 5. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Helped a couple jump-start their car on May 31. •  Received a report of a small bag of suspected drugs found in the laundry room of a Court Street apartment on May 31. •  Received a found wallet and returned it to its owner on June 1. •  Checked on the welfare of a Court Street resident on June 1. •  Investigated a “scuffle” between three people in a...

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