Crime

BRISTOL — Between Sept. 14 and 26 Bristol police were kept busy with a number of citizen disputes. Of the six occasions police responded during that period, one was a disagreement over garbage container use, one was a disagreement over property control and a third turned out to be civil in nature. In all but one of the disputes, police determined that no action rose to the level of an offense. A sixth case, of unspecified nature, is still under investigation. During that same period Bristol police completed 20 foot patrols and five car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part...
BURLINGTON — The mastermind behind a major heroin trafficking conspiracy in Addison County, according to federal authorities, is being held without bail pending a hearing in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Friday. Kevin D. Williams, 32, of Patterson, N.J., is charged with knowingly and intentionally conspiring with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances between Nov. 1, 2019, and Oct. 11 in Vermont, federal court records show. Williams, also known as “Taco,” appeared briefly in federal court Tuesday afternoon by phone from the Northwest State...
VERGENNES — Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 Vergennes police began investigation of two alleged sex offenses, cited two drivers for drunk operation, responded to verbal domestic disputes, several times helped out Vermont State Police, and twice worked with the Department for Children and Families on sensitive cases. During those two weeks, Vergennes police also conducted 34 directed patrols, nine foot patrols and a property watch, and:  On Sept. 28:  •  Assisted a resident with an abandoned vehicle in his Main Street parking lot. •  Responded to report of a dispute in a Hillside Acres apartment...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited James Thurston, 31, of New Haven for violation of his court-ordered conditions of release, after a woman complained that Thurston had allegedly followed her and made “sexually suggestive comments” on Oct. 7. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a complaint of someone revving their car engine off Case Street on Oct. 5. •  Receive complaints about some people allegedly not complying with COVID-19 guidelines at a bingo game off Exchange Street on Oct. 5. •  Helped with a custody exchange at a Washington Street home on Oct. 5. •  ...
ADDISON COUNTY — A Leicester man was killed when his car went off Route 7 in his hometown on Oct. 7. Vermont State Police found Jeffrey McGrath, 53, dead in his car at the scene of the crash. At around 5:30 p.m. on that Wednesday state police received a report that a car was off the road near Maple Run Road. Troopers found a 2007 Chevy Malibu had left the southbound lane of Route 7, struck a significant portion of guard rail, turned over and finally came to rest approximately 75 feet down an embankment. McGrath, who apparently was the only person in the car, was not wearing a seat belt....
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a person overdosing on drugs in the South Village Green apartment complex on Oct. 1.  Police said Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services (MREMS) took the person to Porter Hospital. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to reports of a loud neighbor in the Mead Lane neighborhood on Sept. 28. •  Responded to a customer-employee dispute at the Champlain Farms store on Court Street on Sept. 28. •  Collected drug paraphernalia that was found at the Charter House warming shelter on North Pleasant Street on Sept. 28...
ADDISON COUNTY — While driving on Monkton Road in Monkton this past Monday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 a.m., a Vermont State Police trooper saw a vehicle operating at a high rate of speed in the opposing lane. The trooper turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle, which accelerated and failed to yield for several miles. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on Monkton Road. The officer identified the driver as Conrad Wells, 33, of Addison. While speaking with Wells, the trooper detected indicators of impairment and screened him for driving under the influence. Eventually, he arrested Wells, took...
LEICESTER — A Leicester man was killed Wednesday evening when his car went off Route 7 in his hometown. Vermont State Police found Jeffery McGrath, 53, dead in his car at the scene of the crash. At around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 state police received a report that a car was off the road near Maple Run Road. Troopers found a 2007 Chevy Malibu had left the southbound lane of Route 7, struck a significant portion of guard rail, turned over and finally came to rest  approximately 75 feet down an embankment. McGrath, who apparently was the only person in the car, was not wearing a seat belt. Police...
BURLINGTON — An Addison County man, who officials say shot his girlfriend during a picnic in Hancock in August, late last week pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Brian Warner, 47, has felony convictions, including sexual assault and burglary, court records show. He appeared briefly in federal court by phone from the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield to enter his plea Friday. Chief Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford ordered Warner held until Wednesday when a hearing was scheduled on a motion by prosecutors for the...
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police on Saturday cited a city resident for driving under the influence of alcohol after responding to a First Street family dispute involving concern for a young girl. Cited following a Panton Road traffic stop was 34-year-old Raymond W. White. Police said they received two calls, one from a family member and one from a neighbor, regarding a situation at a First Street home.  The family member, according to police, expressed concern that the girl might ride with her father, White. The neighbor reported general concern about a dispute at the address and the girl’s...

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