Crime

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for the 19-year-old Whiting man to help them figure out how someone ended up in his truck leading them on a 100-mile-per-hour chase through Whiting and Cornwall after midnight on Saturday. On Aug. 29 at 12:31 a.m. a trooper saw a 2003 Ford truck race by on Route 30 in Whiting, headed north at a high rate of speed. The officer clocked the truck at 86 mph in a posted 50 mph zone, activated his blue lights and took off after the vehicle. Trooper Sean Hauter reports that the truck led him on a chase in which speeds reached 100 mph. The pursuit...
WHITING/CORNWALL — Vermont State Police are looking for the 19-year-old Whiting man to help them figure out how someone ended up in his truck leading them on a 100-mile-per-hour chase through Whiting and Cornwall after midnight on Saturday. On Aug. 29 at 12:31 a.m. a trooper saw a 2003 Ford truck race by on Route 30 in Whiting, headed north at a high rate of speed. The officer clocked the truck at 86 mph in a posted 50 mph zone, activated his blue lights and took off after the vehicle. Trooper Sean Hauter reports that the truck led him on a chase in which speeds reached 100 mph. The pursuit...
VERGENNES — On Aug. 20 Vergennes police responded to a burglary and damage to equipment at the New Haven Road Laundromat and car wash. Police said an unknown person or persons forced entry into the building, damaged washing machines and a coin change machine, and stole coins. Police said the business management could not say exactly how much money was stolen, and that they are still investigating the crime.   Between Aug. 17 and 23 Vergennes police also conducted 14 motorized and two foot patrols and two property watches, and also:  On Aug. 18:  •  Responded to a 1 a.m. accident on Main...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police during the afternoon of Aug. 17 responded to a reported assault and attempted theft of a wallet at the Village Center shopping plaza at 40 Court St.  Police said a man, accompanied by a woman, was accosted in the parking lot by another man who had rushed toward him demanding his wallet. Police said the suspect tried to reach into the victim’s back pocket in an effort to steal his wallet. Police said the victim’s companion went to assist him and was in turn assaulted by the assailant’s accomplice.  The two suspects fled the scene, according to police, after which...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to a one-car crash on Route 53 near South Hill Road in Goshen on this past Sunday, Aug. 23, at five minutes after 8 p.m.  Preliminary investigation indicated that Irving Felker, 51, of Yarmouth, Maine, was driving a 2014 Mazda 3 westbound on Route 53, when he saw a deer and swerved to avoid striking the animal. Felker’s vehicle traveled off the road onto the soft shoulder where it rolled several times and came to rest partially in the westbound lane. The Brandon Rescue Squad took Felker to Rutland Regional Medical Center for suspected minor...
BRISTOL — Between July 27 and Aug. 16, Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and more than 16 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 19 times, at Bristol Elementary School six times, and at local businesses 14 times; conducted six welfare checks without incident; completed at least 10 fingerprint requests; facilitated the return of one lost debit card, one lost wallet and two dogs at large; and verified two vehicle identification numbers. The department...
ADDISON — Vermont State Police cited a Bristol resident for reckless endangerment and aggravated assault for allegedly waving a pistol and threatening the occupants of a vehicle, including children, on the evening of Aug. 18 in Addison. Vergennes police originally responded to the incident on Route 17 East and took statements from the occupants of the vehicle allegedly threatened by Dylan Devoid, 25, of Bristol. The occupants of the vehicle told city police that the man, later alleged by VSP to be Devoid, first tailgated their vehicle, then passed it, stopped in front of it, got out and...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police have stepped up what they refer to as directed patrols, including many on foot, in areas of the city where they have received complaints about stolen and or vandalized signs and flag poles. Police said the damaged or missing signs and flags espoused different points of view, and they are investigating complaints of theft and vandalism as well as hoping to discourage both with a heightened presence. In all, between Aug. 10 and 16, city police conducted 26 directed patrols, five regular foot patrols and five property watches, and also: On Aug. 10: •  Cited Kristilyn...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Joshua J. Litch, 22, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, second offense, following a stop for speeding on Court Street Extension on Aug. 16. Police alleged Litch was clocked at 70 miles per hour, 20 mph above the posted limit. Litch declined to submit to an evidentiary breath test, according to police. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Received a report of a person allegedly following another person in a Court Street Extension store on Aug. 10. Police have a photo of a suspect and are investigating the matter. •  Interviewed a...
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police have pieced together the facts in a case that they say explains how a Winooski man ended up pulled over on the side of the road in St. George with a bullet in his leg fired from a gun in Starksboro. Troopers from the New Haven barracks were called at 5:45 a.m. on May 29 to a reported accidental shooting. Initially, the people involved were uncooperative, police said, and told investigators that Tyler Branon, 31, of Winooski was accidentally shot in the leg by an unknown male. After more than two months of investigation, state police said they’ve...

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