Crime

04/23/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — In the past week, Vermont State Police at the New Haven barracks reported three D’s: disorderly conduct, domestic assault and DUI. First, on April 13, troopers were called to a disturbance in Addison at around 10 minutes before 11 p.m. Officers report that they found 28-year-old David Cunningham of Bristol walking on Jersey Street in Addison, they investigated and they found Cunningham engaged in violent and threatening behavior while repeatedly screaming obscenities. When troopers tried to get the situation under control, they report that Cunningham refused to comply with...
04/16/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police found a man and a woman hanging out behind a storage container at a Court Street Extension business on April 7. Police said they warned the couple they were trespassing and in violation of the state’s coronavirus-related order on social distancing.  The couple separated and left the area, police said. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Served a no-trespassing order on April 6 on a man who wasn’t wanted at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. •  Conducted welfare checks on people in the Valley View Drive and Jackson Lane neighborhoods on April 6. Police...
04/16/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police jailed two local men accused of domestic violence crimes in two recent incidents. The first case started a little before 7 p.m. on April 8, when at least three troopers responded to a Starksboro home for a report of a family fight. Police investigated the reported and determined that 52-year-old Gary Bevins of Starksboro had assaulted a family member and one other individual.  Police arrested Bevins, took him to the New Haven barracks, cited him for first degree aggravated domestic assault and aggravated assault and lodged him at the Marble Valley...
04/16/2020
BRISTOL — Between March 9 and April 5 Bristol police completed 33 foot patrols and more than four 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 27 times, conducted 27 business checks and processed at least four requests for fingerprints. The department also assisted Vermont State Police twice, Bristol Rescue twice and Vergennes police once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: • On March 9 began investigating a parking lot crash where a vehicle hit another and...
04/09/2020
VERGENNES — Between March 30 and April 5 Vergennes police continued their focus on maintaining high visibility during the current COVID-19 crisis, while also keeping an eye on vacant homes and other potentially sensitive properties, such as grocery stores and schools. During that week city police conducted 16 directed patrols through downtown, neighborhoods, and the Shaw’s Supermarket Area, and another 11 targeted property watches of specific buildings and areas.  In other action between March 30 and April 5, Vergennes police:  On March 30:  • Responded to a report of a store patron who drove...
04/09/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police referred, to the Addison County Union on Special Investigations, two possible sexual assaults reported in the community on April 1. In other action last week, Middlebury police: • Responded to a noise complaint in the Court Street Extension area on March 30. • Conducted a welfare check on a Jackson Lane family on March 30, at the request of the Vermont Department for Children & Families. • Checked the welfare check of a man in the Court Street area on March 30. The man was OK, police said. • Assisted a Case Street resident who on April 2 thought she’d heard...
04/09/2020
PANTON — Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight at a home in Panton this past Sunday, April 5, at around 2 p.m.  Troopers report that they investigated the report and determined that Richard Ambrose, 49, of Panton had assaulted a family member.  Police cited Ambrose into Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to answer the charge of domestic assault.
04/02/2020
BRISTOL — Attorney General T. J. Donovan announced Tuesday that his office will not prosecute two Vermont State Police troopers who shot an armed Bristol man in his driveway in December. The man, 28-year-old Greg West, did not die. “Based on the facts and circumstances, and consistent with Vermont law, the Attorney General’s Office has concluded that the actions of the officers were justified,” Donovan said in a press release. On the evening of Dec. 3 Troopers Robert Helm and Matthew Hood, along with an officer with the Bristol Police Department, were called to a domestic disturbance at a...
04/02/2020
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Monday filed seven charges against Jackson Downey-Teachout, 29, that stemmed from a series of December domestic incidents at a Main Street residence. Police said they were notified of the alleged crimes in late February. Police said Downey-Teachout, whose last known residence was in Cornwall, was already being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility on an earlier, separate charge of aggravated domestic assault when they charged him this week. City police cited him for second-degree aggravated domestic assault, violating an abuse-prevention order, second...
04/02/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of an explosion and billowing smoke emanating from Rouse Tire on Willow Drive at around 2 p.m. on March 23.  The police investigation indicates a Rouse worker was preparing metal drums to be cleaned of motor oil, when one of the drums exploded. Police said the worker was taken to Porter Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.  Middlebury firefighters put out a small fire, according to police, who added there was no damage to the building. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Called a towing service to remove a...

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