Crime

02/13/2020
VERGENNES — On Feb. 4 Vergennes police inspected a Revolutionary War display case at the Bixby Library because a patron was concerned ordinance in the case was potentially still dangerous.  A city officer who responded to the complaint determined there was no risk because prior to being displayed the ordinance had been, according to police, “rendered inert.” Between Feb. 3 and 9 Vergennes police also ticketed five vehicles left out overnight in violation of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets, and ordered two of them to be towed.     In other action during those...
02/13/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Albert LaPlante, 51, of Milton for driving under the influence, after he allegedly drove off the road at the intersection of North Pleasant and High Streets on Feb. 7. Police said they measured LaPlante’s blood-alcohol content at 0.244%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted a Valley View resident with an unwanted, intoxicated guest on Feb. 3. •  Checked on the welfare of a local child in the Delancy Lane area on Feb. 3. Police found the child to be OK. •  Responded to a report of a woman acting “...
02/13/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police operating out of the New Haven barracks issued one press release detailing troopers activity between Feb. 3 and 10. On Feb. 5 at around 6 p.m., a trooper stopped a motor vehicle on Shoreham-Whiting Road in Whiting after observing a motor vehicle violation. The trooper cited driver Darryl Davis, 48, of Shoreham for driving a vehicle that was not equipped with an ignition interlock device, which Davis is required to have. Davis is due to answer the charge on March 16 in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division. State police also issued daily brief...
02/06/2020
VERGENNES — During special traffic details last week Vergennes police issued tickets that totaled more than $19,500 in fines to two trucking companies for overweight vehicles. The first ticket came during a Jan. 28 patrol on Panton Road. Police issued two tickets, one ticket for a commercial motor vehicle overweight violation for $10,052 and another for $220 for failure to obtain an overweight permit. On Jan. 30 on Monkton Road city police issued another pair of tickets, one for $9,017 for an overweight violation and the second for $220 for the failure to obtain an overweight permit. During...
02/06/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police ended up arresting a Middlebury woman on Feb. 2 after responding to a complaint of an out-of-control person at the Charter House warming shelter on North Pleasant Street. Officers responded to the Charter House at around 11:40 a.m. this past Sunday to help calm the situation. They learned the guest in question, Kendra Pixley, 40, of Middlebury had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.  Police then took Pixley into custody, and she was transported to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility by the Addison County Sheriff’s Department. In other recent...
02/06/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — A Jan. 29 traffic stop in Salisbury resulted in Vermont State Police levying multiple charges against a Salisbury woman, including assaulting four police officers. At about 7:20 p.m. this past Wednesday, a Vermont State Police trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 53 in Salisbury after observing a violation. The trooper identified the drier as 31-year-old Erica Fitzgerald. During the stop, the trooper alleges that Fitzgerald attempted to provide police with a false name. The trooper also discovered that Fitzgerald was driving with a suspended or revoked license....
01/30/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 21 cited a Winooski man for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, fifth offense, following a West Main Street traffic stop. Police said they screened and cited Hassan Nur, 40, of Winooski after they stopped his vehicle for allegedly traveling 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. They also ticketed Nur for speeding and for failing to use an interlock device, which requires a driver to blow into a breathalyzer before starting or continuing to operate a vehicle. Also between Jan. 20 and 26 police ticketed four vehicles for parking overnight on city streets in...
01/30/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a child being left alone in a vehicle parked off Court Street Extension on Jan. 23. Police said they spoke with the mother and notified the Vermont Department for Children & Families about the incident. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Mediated a family dispute over the custody of a child at a Monarch Court home on Jan. 20. •  Issued a no-trespass order to a man for the Memorial Sports Center on Jan. 20. •  Were asked to check the welfare of a Deerfield Lane resident on Jan. 20. Police said the person wasn’t there,...
01/30/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police issued a number of citations for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs recently. Perhaps the most noteworthy occurred this past Sunday when troopers cited two Shoreham men for DUI in the same vehicle. On Jan. 26 at around 5:53 p.m. troopers responded to a report of a car off Route 22A in Shoreham. A report from Trooper Sean Hauter said that investigation showed that Neil Freeman, 47, and Jason Babcock, 40, had each been in total physical control of the vehicle just prior to the arrival of police. While speaking with Freeman and Babcock, state...
01/27/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Jan. 13 and 19 continued to ticket vehicles for violating the city’s winter overnight parking ban and for speeding while also dealing with a variety of cases, including scam and threatening complaints, vaping students, vandalism, truancy and gas drive-offs. During those seven days, Vergennes police: On Jan. 13: •  Ticketed two vehicles for violation of the winter parking ban. •  Responded to a report of a disabled tractor-trailer truck near the Small City Market; it was gone when police arrived. •  Conducted a traffic patrol on Main and Green streets and...

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