Crime


VERMONT STATE POLICE investigators say that this vehicle may be connected to the shooting at a home in Whiting on April 15. If you can identify it, please contact Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police officers continue to investigate a shooting incident that took place early on April 15 at a home on West Road in Whiting. As part of the ongoing investigation, state police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the vehicle pictured here. It is believed the vehicle might be connected to the shooting. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the New Haven state police barracks at 802-388-4919, or submit an anonymous tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit. In other recent activity, state police responded to a report of a one-car crash...
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Game Wardens said a Middlebury man illegally possessed turkey and deer he was not allowed to hunt, and also illegally possessed firearms and stolen property. Kyle Tetreault, 30, was due to answer the charges in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, today. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife Department said that wardens, assisted by the ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), Vermont State Police and Middlebury police, executed a search warrant on May 14 and found the contraband in Tetreault’s possession or in a vehicle, apparently belong...
MIDDLEBURY — Police on Saturday afternoon took into custody a 20-year-old Middlebury man who they said shot another man through an apartment door earlier in the afternoon. Dominick Ekroos faces a charge of attempted murder in the second degree; assault and robbery with injury resulting; and unlawful mischief. Andrew Kerr, 22, of Middlebury was shot and initially taken to Porter Hospital, but then airlifted to UVM Medical Center, where he underwent surgery Saturday evening for undisclosed injuries. Police Chief Tom Hanley on Tuesday said Kerr was not well enough to be interviewed by police. A...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police took into protective custody an involuntarily committed mental health patient who had left Porter Hospital on May 6 at around 5:15 p.m. When police located the patient she asked officers to shoot her. Police said the woman had taken an Addison County Transit Resources bus, which she exited after a short distance to flee into some woods. It was there that police took her into custody and returned her to Porter. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a noise complaint in the Jackson Lane area on May 3. •  Assisted a local woman who was...
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police are still trying to find out who was involved in an attempted child abduction in the Little City on May 1. At around 4:15 on that Saturday, two unidentified men in a vehicle attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl as she was walking home near the intersection of West Main and Canal streets, Vergennes police report. The girl told police the passenger in the vehicle was a white man in his 30s, who had a beard and sunglasses. The vehicle was a red SUV with a Vermont license plate and several Vermont stickers on the rear bumper, police said. The SUV was last seen...
UPDATED: Middlebury police identified the victim of the shooting as Andrew Kerr, 22, of Middlebury. And, Dominick Ekroos faces charges of second degree attempted murder; assault and robbery with injury resulting; and unlawful mischief. MIDDLEBURY — Police on Saturday afternoon took into custody a 20-year-old Middlebury man who they said shot another man through an apartment door earlier in the afternoon. The 22-year-old man who was shot was undergoing surgery at UVM Medical Center early Saturday evening. Police did not release the victim's name. Dominick Ekroos faces a charge of attempted...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a call at 1:31 a.m. on April 29 that a group of young women were being followed by a man in a light colored sedan on South Main Street. An officer looked for the man and the car but was unable to find them. In other recent activity, Middlebury police: •  On April 26 assisted the Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) with a male threating self harm. •  On April 26 assisted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) with an intoxicated person who had fallen in the Buttolph Drive neighborhood. •  On April 26 mediated a verbal argument between a couple in the...
ADDISON COUNTY — When Vermont State Police responded to a report of a fight at a home on Harper’s Way in Granville on Tuesday, April 27, at just past 6 p.m. the evening ended with one woman in jail and a man drying out in a detox center. Upon their arrival at the scene of the reported fight, troopers spoke with the parties involved and determined that Riley Winch, 37, of Granville had assaulted a 38-year-old Chelsea resident and that Alexandra Gruner, 37, of Chelsea had assaulted a 29-year-old Granville resident. Police said that during the altercation Winch also operated the vehicle of one...
BRISTOL — Bristol police would like to thank everyone who brought unused medication to the police station for proper disposal during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 24. A reminder that Bristol police has a drop box in the station lobby, where residents can stop by anytime to dispose of their unused medication. The drop box was made possible in part with the help of Jesse Brooks, Director of Prevention at the United Way of Addison County. Between April 19 and 25 Bristol police completed 10 foot patrols, conducted four car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police reported a successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day effort on Saturday, April 24. According to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel area residents on that day turned in 30 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications to the department’s Main Street station. In other action between April 19 and 25, Vergennes police conducted a dozen cruiser and three foot patrols and three VIN inspections; took one set of pre-employment fingerprints; and also: On April 20: •  Provided incident reports to the Addison County Community Trust. •  Participated in the...

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