CRIME & SAFETY
UPDATE: Hardwick Police locate missing 14-year-old
HARDWICK, Vt. (WCAX) - Sunday, Hardwick Police announced that 14-yr-old Benjamin Manning has been located and is safe. Hardwick Police are asking for a help in locating a missing child. Police said on Thursday afternoon, 14-year-old Benjamin Manning ran away from his residence on Montgomery road in Hardwick. Hardwick police...
Barre man charged in assault of pregnant woman
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - A Barre man is behind bars after police say he abused the mother of his unborn child. The Vermont State Police say troopers responded to a home in Cabot Tuesday after a woman says George Grant, 38, was having a mental health issue. Police say Grant punched the victim in the stomach three times and poured turpentine on her. He was arrested Wednesday at a nearby cabin.
Barre City shooting leads to drug bust, 3 arrests
The shooting took place two weeks ago; the drug bust and the arrests took place on Saturday.
Weekly Safety Report: Worcester, Vermont Sees Drug Trafficking and Arrests
Worcester police in Vermont seized a significant amount of fentanyl and cocaine during a search warrant execution on Elliot Street. The operation involved multiple divisions of the Worcester Police Department and resulted in the arrest of a male suspect on trafficking charges. In a separate incident, a Worcester man was arrested on drug trafficking and assault charges after attempting to flee from police during a routine license plate check. These incidents highlight ongoing efforts to combat narcotics activity and ensure public safety in Worcester.
Weekly Safety Report: Hit-and-run and Violation of Abuse Protection Order in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Two incidents occurred in St. Johnsbury, Vermont this week. In the first incident, a hit-and-run occurred in the parking lot of Comfort Inn & Suites, resulting in significant damage to a black 2012 Chevrolet Camaro. The owner, Justin Hoffman, reported the incident to Vermont State Police, who are now seeking witnesses or information about the fleeing vehicle. In the second incident, a local man named Saladene Stevens was arrested for violating an abuse protection order. Stevens was taken into custody during a traffic stop conducted by law enforcement officials.
Vermont police searching for missing man
WELLS RIVER, Vt. (WCAX) - Police in Vermont are searching for a missing man. Vermont State Police say Garry White, 70, was last seen in the Wells River area, and they have not been able to find him. Anyone with information on White is asked to call the state police...
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests Made in Lyndonville, Eden, Barnet, and Brownington
This week in Caledonia County, Vermont, several incidents occurred resulting in arrests. These incidents include the arrest of a fugitive from justice in Lyndonville, the arrest of a man on multiple warrants in Eden, the arrest of a woman for DUI and drug possession in Barnet, and the arrest of a man on multiple charges following a traffic stop in Lyndonville.
Hardwick Police Report
On November 14, Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit, issued an arrest warrant for Serina Flood, of Hardwick, for failure to appear. On November 29, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Serina Flood was located at a residence on Mackville Road in Hardwick by Hardwick Police. Flood was released on a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Washington Unit, on November 30, at 12:30 p.m.
Hardwick Police Media Log
November 26: Threats/Harassment, S. Main St.; Traffic Stop, Wolcott St.; Suspicious Event, Dutton Road; Traffic Stop, Wolcott St.; Welfare Check, Pine Drive; Traffic Stop, Vt. Rte. 14/Carey Road; Suspicious Event, Vt. Rte. 14 S. November 27: Burglary, S. Main St.; Burglary, Cedar St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Center Road;...
Cabot man arrested for aggravated domestic assault
CABOT — A Cabot man was taken into custody by Vermont State Police on charges of first degree aggravated domestic assault following an incident on Dec. 5. Authorities said they responded to a domestic altercation at approximately 5:19 p.m. where they learned that George Grant, 38, had allegedly assaulted a family member.
Marshfield man charged with DUI after single-vehicle crash
MARSHFIELD — Troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on US RT 2 in Marshfield where they found the driver showing signs of impairment. Caleb Kennison, 24, of Plainfield, was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence at around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Man sentenced in 2017 Newbury fatality
BARRE—David Gilbo of Newbury can avoid prison time after pleading guilty on Nov. 30 to a misdemeanor criminal charge of grossly negligent operation in driving a pickup truck that struck and killed a Ryegate man at P&H Truck Stop.
Single-vehicle crash on I-91 S leaves Jeep with extensive damage
ST. JOHNSBURY — A single-vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 91 South near mile marker 134 on Dec. 9 at 3:19 p.m., according to Vermont State Police. Kendra Noyes, 55, of Lyndonville, was driving her 2019 Jeep Cherokee when she reportedly took her eyes off the road for a moment, leading to the collision with the guard rail.
2 recent drug busts have teens — and teen trafficking — at the center of the trade
Prosecutors say the small numbers don’t constitute a trend, but cases in Barre and Rutland demonstrate the challenges of coercion when juveniles are drawn into selling drugs. Read the story on VTDigger here: 2 recent drug busts have teens — and teen trafficking — at the center of the trade.
An Interview with Montpelier Police Chief Eric Nordenson
Eric Nordenson has worked at the Montpelier Police Department for nearly 27 years, starting as a parole officer and working his way up to becoming chief in 2022. Nordenson grew up in Milford, Mass., and, by his own account, has wanted to be a police officer since high school. A series of events — including graduating from Castleton State College in 1997 having studied criminal justice and sociology, and helping out a friend, George Cook, with coaching the girls soccer team at Montpelier High School — led him to Montpelier. The Bridge’s editor-in-chief sat down with Nordenson for an interview earlier this fall.
Worcester police warn of imposters posing as utility workers
WORCESTER — Worcester Police Department has warned residents of reports involving a man and a woman going door-to-door, falsely claiming to represent the Sewer Department, ADT Security Services, or the local electric company in an apparent attempt to gain access to homes in the Burncoat area. Local authorities have...
Driver in fatal 2017 crash to avoid prison time
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - A Newbury man accused of killing a gas station worker with his car in 2017 will avoid any jail time under a plea deal Thursday. But while the case over the deadly incident at the P&H Truck Stop in Wells River may have concluded, it did not bring closure to the family of the Ryegate victim.
Weekly Safety Report: DUI Rollover Crash and Suspended License Violation in Lyndon, Vermont
Two incidents occurred in Lyndon, Vermont this week. The first incident involved a single-vehicle rollover on Lynburke Rd, resulting in a DUI charge for a local man. The driver lost control of the vehicle due to negligent operation. The second incident involved a 39-year-old man who was arrested for driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of his release during a traffic stop near US-5 and Mattocks Park Lane.
Vail Resorts sued for fatal zip line accident
The wrongful death lawsuit, recently moved to federal district court, was brought by the estate of Scott Lewis, who died while working as a zip line tour guide at Stowe Mountain Resort, and names four other firms that designed, installed or equipped the resort’s ZipTour ride. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vail Resorts sued for fatal zip line accident.
Weekly Safety Report: Burglary, Car Theft, and Attempted Break-in in Worcester, Vermont
This week in Worcester, Vermont, there were three incidents that occurred involving criminal activities. These incidents include a burglary at The Habibi Smokeshop, a car theft and assault, and an attempted break-in on Gibbs Street.