CRIME & SAFETY
Lebanon Residents Urged to Assist Police in Identifying Dartmouth Coach Parking Lot Theft Suspects
On December 3, 2023, a theft took place at the Dartmouth Coach parking lot in Lebanon. A woman stole a 2021 Jeep Gladiator, which was later found at the Hilton Garden Hotel parking lot. A credit card left in the car was used for unauthorized purchases and is still missing. The suspect was seen wearing a surgical mask, hat, and coat. Another woman, involved in the unauthorized purchases, wore a long-sleeved shirt with 'Holiday Vibes' on it.
Lebanon police seek suspects in Jeep theft, credit card fraud
LEBANON — A 2021 Jeep Gladiator was stolen from the Dartmouth Coach parking lot on Sunday, police said, after a male dropped off a young female who is suspected of taking the vehicle. The stolen Jeep was found in the Hilton Garden Hotel parking lot, but a credit card...
Weekly Safety Report: Domestic Assault and DUI Incidents in Bethel, Vermont
Two incidents occurred in Bethel, Vermont this week. The first incident involved a local man, Camden I. Murphy, who was arrested for domestic assault and unlawful mischief. The second incident involved a South Royalton man, Andrew Rogers, who was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crash.
Weekly Safety Report: Vermont Teen Faces Charges in Fatal Crash, Vehicle Theft with Dogs Inside
A Vermont teen is facing charges after a fatal crash in Essex Town, where he was speeding. In another incident, a vehicle with three dogs inside was stolen outside a gym in Essex Junction, prompting the police to provide vehicle theft prevention tips.
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...
Burlington Parking Garage to Install Gate to Deter Drug Activity
Discover how Burlington is tackling drug use in a local parking garage. Learn about the measures taken by the Vermont House Condominium Association to secure the area, including the installation of a gate and door, and the daily challenges faced by property managers.
Lebanon Police Department Enhances Special Needs and Alzheimer's/Dementia Assistance Programs for Local Residents
The Lebanon Police Department has updated its Special Needs Information Program (SNIP) and Alzheimer's and Dementia Assistance Program. These changes aim to help emergency responders better identify and assist vulnerable residents. SNIP supports families with members who have mental health or medical disabilities. Parents of autistic children and those with special needs are encouraged to register voluntarily. This registration provides emergency responders with important information for various situations.
Road back open following road rage incident involving gun
HIGHGATE, Vt. — Two men are facing charges after a road rage incident ended with one of the men firing a gun in Highgate. It happened Friday morning on Highgate Road near Woods Hill Road. The argument between the men started at a gas station. Police said 37-year-old Eric...
Dorchester drug bust yields fentanyl, firearm
DORCHESTER — Officers arrested 52-year-old Trang Duong on Wednesday morning, following a drug operation that uncovered significant quantities of fentanyl and a firearm. The arrest occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 6, after law enforcement executed search warrants at a residence on 8 Ellsworth Street as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.
Car rolls over in single vehicle crash
Hartland, VT – Vermont State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left one man in the hospital with minor injuries after the car rolled over onto its roof. Around 10 a.m. on November 29, Vermont State Police, Hartland local fire personnel, and rescue responded to the crash on Barron Hill Road. An investigation determined […]
Vermont Child Care Provider Found Guilty of Manslaughter Over Infant's Death
• A child care provider in Rutland, Vermont has been found guilty of manslaughter for allegedly giving a deadly dose of cold remedy to an infant in her care. • The child care provider, Stacey Vaillancourt, denied giving the child anything not provided by the parents, but toxicology reports showed high levels of diphenhydramine in the child's system.
Two Men Arrested for Series of Armed Robberies in St. Albans
• Two men have been arrested in relation to a series of armed robberies in St. Albans town and city. • James Ahl, 41, was arrested for armed robbery and Alan Talley, 39, was arrested for accessory after the fact.
Sharon high school student found with ‘hit list’
SHARON — A Sharon High School student was found in possession of a “hit list” today, leading to swift action by school officials and local police to prevent any potential harm. The concerning discovery was promptly reported to the Sharon Police Department by school administrators and staff...
Police arrest Braintree man after high-speed chase on I-89
ROYALTON — A high-speed chase on Interstate 89 ended with the arrest of a Braintree man on multiple charges including aggravated operation without consent of owner, gross negligent operation and eluding a police officer. Shawn Carpenter, 46, was taken into custody Wednesday evening after troopers from the Royalton State...
Weekly Safety Report: Burglary and Property Damage Incidents in Orange County, Vermont
Two incidents occurred in Orange County, Vermont this week. The first incident involved a burglary at the residence of a 76-year-old individual in Tunbridge. Signs of forced entry were discovered, and the police are seeking information from the public. The second incident involved a man causing extensive damage to the grounds of a Vermont high school in Bradford. The suspect was identified with the help of tips from the public and has been cited for unlawful mischief.
Authorities release video of chase that led to Bethel standoff
WOODSTOCK, Vt. (WCAX) - Authorities have released video of a police pursuit that led to a standoff with a Montpelier man last week. The chaos started on November 24th when Windsor County Sheriff Ryan Palmer tried to stop a stolen Subaru Outback driven by Kyle Pickett, 28, in Bethel, but a chase ensued.
Reported Robbery at Family Dollar Store
St. Albans, VT – Police in St. Albans responded to the Family Dollar Store on Lake Street for a reported robbery around 7:15 p.m. Police say a man wearing a dark waist-length jacket or shirt, light-colored hooded sweatshirt, black face mask, jeans, and dark-colored sneakers entered the store just after 7:10 p.m. According to investigators, […]
Lebanon Police Department Issues Winter Parking Ban and Sidewalk Rules for Local Residents
The Lebanon Police Department has reminded residents and visitors about the Winter Parking Ban. The ban, effective from December 1st to April 1st, prohibits parking on any city street between 12:00 am and 6:00 am. This is according to City of Lebanon Code 168-06 “Winter Parking”. The ban also applies to the Hough Square parking lot. The Police Chief can suspend this rule due to weather conditions after informing the City Manager.
$500 reward offered in search for Windsor County fugitive
Kyle Pickett is accused of leading police on a chase for the second time in about a month.
Man wanted out of New Hampshire arrested after brief standoff in Vermont, authorities said
BETHEL, Vt. — A man wanted out of New Hampshire was arrested in Bethel, Vermont, after a standoff, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities said they have been investigating a series of car thefts, burglaries and pursuits involving Kyle Pickett. On Saturday, he allegedly rammed a stolen...