Crime

05/14/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police looked into a report of a man walking in the middle of Route 7 South at around 10:40 p.m. on May 4.  Police took the man — who is homeless — to Porter Hospital for evaluation. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a report of an overdose patient at a Munson Road home on May 4. Police said the person was conscious and alert, and that Middlebury Regional EMS staff determined the patient didn’t need to be taken to the hospital. •  Responded to a theft complaint in the Elm Street area on May 4. •  Helped mediate a custody argument at a John...
05/14/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Troopers with the Vermont State Police encountered a vehicle traveling 82 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 7 near the New Haven/Waltham line on May 7 at around 10:20 a.m. The trooper attempted to stop the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder but the vehicle failed to yield and accelerated away at a high rate of speed. Shortly thereafter the vehicle encountered a slower-moving tractor-trailer and the driver was unable to safely pass it, so he aimed his SUV toward the right shoulder and went off the traveled portion of highway.  The vehicle came to rest at the bottom of a steep embankment;...
05/07/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are warning local residents not to respond to blackmail emails threatening to release video of recipients in compromising positions.  According to city police they and other Vermont law enforcement agencies have received multiple reports of an email scam in which recipients are asked for money in exchange for videos that show the recipients engaging in sexual acts.  Police said senders do not have videos of recipients and advise them not to send money and instead to contact the police department with any concerns. City police received complaints on April 28 from a...
05/07/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on April 27 responded to a call for medical assistance on Jackson Lane, where Kumar Jaswinder, 59, had collapsed.  Police performed CPR but were unable to save Jaswinder’s life.  The case remains under investigation, though preliminary indications are that Jaswinder died of medically related natural causes. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • On April 27 assisted another agency on Ethan Allen Highway. • On April 27 assisted an elderly woman on Amory Lane with her thermostat, as the heat in her house had gotten too high. • On April 27 responded to a...
05/07/2020
BRISTOL — Between April 6 and 26 Bristol police completed 26 foot patrols and 90 minutes 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 21 times, Bristol Elementary School four times and local businesses 20 times, and facilitated the return of two dogs and other unspecified personal property. The department also assisted Vermont State Police once and Bristol Rescue twice. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On April 7 assisted another agency in locating someone. • ...
04/30/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police continued to patrol the city heavily between April 20 and 26, while incidents remained relatively few.  During those seven days city police conducted 25 vehicle patrols, six inspections of particular properties, and one foot patrol. They also participated in the morale-booster “clang-and-bang parade” each evening at 7 p.m. In other action during that week, Vergennes police:  •  On April 20 received a report that on the evening before a man had been seen on the roof of the Ryan Block downtown. Police urged the caller to report such incidents in a timely manner, and...
04/30/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on April 26 that cows from a Munger Street farm had gotten loose and had gotten into the horse barn of a nearby property. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Returned, to its owner, a debit card that had been found off Route 7 South on April 20. •  Reminded some children to not play at the currently closed Mary Hogan Elementary School playground on April 20. •  Monitored Seminary Street for speeders on April 20, at the request of area residents. •  Checked on a driver who had allegedly passed out behind the wheel while at the...
04/30/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police apprehended an Addison County resident wanted on an outstanding warrant when they responded to a call for help in Caledonia County — but not without a struggle. On April 27 at a little before 9 p.m. state police received a report of a domestic disturbance at a Ryegate home and went to check it out. Troopers learned that one of the parties allegedly involved, 35-year-old Kristine Gowdy of Granville, had a warrant for her arrest.  While attempting to take Gowdy into custody, police report that she struck a trooper, resisted arrest, and intentionally damaged...
04/23/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating two thefts last week at Shaw’s Supermarket, one they said allegedly occurred inside the grocery store and the other outside in its parking lot. In both cases police said they were reviewing video footage.  On this past Saturday, April 18, police said a , after shopping at Shaw’s, loaded groceries into her vehicle and then returned to the store to pick up one or more items. Police said she apparently forgot to lock her vehicle, and when she returned the groceries were gone.  On the day before that, police were told a man’s debit card was stolen...
04/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on May 13 arrested 31-year-old Middlebury resident Jerry Dunbar, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for escape.  Police said they took Dunbar into custody in the Court Street area. Dunbar was lodged that evening at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, according to police. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a domestic dispute at a Court Street residence on April 13. Police said it was a verbal argument and one of the parties agreed to leave the home. •  Cited Heath Bougor, 39, of Middlebury for retail theft...

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