CRIME & SAFETY
Three people hurt in crash at St. J gas station
Police say a pickup truck that was struck head-on Saturday afternoon crashed into both a gas pump and a third vehicle.
Police respond to Vermont school after threat of school shooting
PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Vermont State Police is trying to figure out who is behind an email that made reference to a future school shooting in Plainfield. Police got a call on Thursday morning from the Twinfield Union School after a faculty member at the school discovered an email from an unknown individual. The email mentioned a shooting at the school that would be carried out at a later date. According to their website, Twinfield Union School is a unique school that serves grades P-K to 12th in the communities of Plainfield and Marshfield.
Parents and law enforcement share growing concern for an illegal move that endangers school children
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — There's a new warning from police after a close call on Monday that endangered some school kids. Monday, on US 5 in Barnet, a silver KIA Sedan passed a stopped school bus that had its lights on, almost hitting the kids getting off. Police are...
Man arrested for violation of conditions of release in Lyndon
LYNDON — A 32-year-old man from Wheelock was arrested following an incident in Lyndon today. Police say they initiated a traffic stop on Memorial Drive at around 6:35 p.m. While on the stop, police identified one of the passengers of the vehicle as Brenden Davis. Following an investigation, it...
Hardwick Police Report
On September 19, at 9:12 a.m., police responded to a report of a two-car accident with no injuries, at the intersection of S. Main St. and Wolcott St. Upon arrival, police located the cars in The Village Diner parking lot. The operators were out of the vehicles. A 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Nathan Piangerelli, of Hardwick, was entering the intersection coming northbound turning onto Wolcott St. and was hit by a 2020 Honda Odyssey, operated by Bert Smith, of Hardwick, heading southbound on S. Main St. The vehicles received moderate damage and there were no injuries.
Woman charged with stealing vehicle in St. Johnsbury
ST. JOHNSBURY — A 41-year-old woman was arrested following an incident in St. Johnsbury today. Authorities say they were notified that a vehicle had been stolen from a home on Memorial Drive at around 8:00 a.m. Following an investigation, police allege that Susan Siewertsen, of St. Johnsbury, had taken...
Suspected driver in Lyndon crash accused of attacking hospital staff
Police say Austin Emmons, 20, assaulted staff at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital following a suspected drunk-driving crash.
DUI crash in Danville
DANVILLE — A 41-year-old man was arrested for DUI following a crash in Danville yesterday. The single-vehicle crash took place on Wheelock Road at around 4:40 p.m. Police identified the driver as Nathan Hess, of Danville. While speaking with Hess, police say they observed several signs of impairment on...
Vehicle fire on I-91 in Ryegate
RYEGATE — A vehicle caught fire in Ryegate early this morning. The incident took place on I-91 north at around 5:30 a.m. The interstate was reduced to one lane for the safety of commuters and the fire department. Police say the driver, Matthew Jackson, 36, of Danville, escaped the...
St. Johnsbury man treated for self-inflicted gunshot wound
SAINT JOHNSBURY, Vt. — A St. Johnsbury man was treated for a gunshot wound to the torso after he accidentally shot himself, according to police. Vermont State Police said the incident happened on Wednesday at the Mountain View Apartments. They were called to the residence following reports of a shooting.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrests and Investigation in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Multiple incidents occurred in St. Johnsbury, Vermont this week, resulting in arrests and an ongoing investigation. The incidents include a man facing charges for violating conditions of release, a warrant arrest for domestic assault, a shooting incident under investigation, and a man arrested for making threatening phone calls and setting his camp on fire.
Vermont driver faces multiple charges after crashing into telephone pole
LYNDON, Vt. — A Vermont driver is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed his truck into a telephone pole and then allegedly assaulted the medical staff trying to treat him. Vermont State Police say 20-year-old Austin Emmons lost control of his car on South Wheelock Rd. in Lyndon...
Kayakers rescued after capsizing on Lake Willoughby
A private vessel rescued the kayakers, and civilians and first responders helped bring them to shore.
Concord man arrested on multiple charges
ST. JOHNSBURY — A 41-year-old man from Concord is facing multiple charges following an incident in St. Johnsbury on Thursday. Police say they observed a purple Toyota FJ with several unique identifiers traveling at the intersection of US 5 and Hospital Drive at around 6:20 p.m. Troopers identified the...
HPD Reports 30% Decrease in Police Incidents
HARDWICK – At its Sept. 21 regular meeting, the Hardwick Select Board got an update on crime rates in town, approved new water rates, and approved a public statement by the Equity Committee. The Hardwick Police Department (HPD) report was given by Chief Mike Henry, who reported that HPD...
Weekly Safety Report: DWI Arrest and Missing Juvenile in Concord, Vermont
This week in Concord, Vermont, there were two notable incidents. Firstly, a 19-year-old man was arrested for aggravated DWI and reckless driving on Interstate 93. Secondly, the Concord Police Department is actively searching for a missing 16-year-old girl, Kaydance Cotromano, who was last seen on September 15.
Driver charged with excessive speeding, negligent operation in St. Johnsbury
ST. JOHNSBURY — A 44-year-old man from Montpelier was arrested following an incident in St. Johnsbury yesterday. Police say they observed a vehicle pull over and stop along the shoulder of US 2 east at around 11:30 p.m. As troopers prepared to assist the motorist, the vehicle in question...
Barn sign stolen in Sutton
SUTTON — Police are investigating a theft that occurred in Sutton yesterday. Authorities were notified of a theft on US Route 5 at around 11:30 a.m. Police say that an 4X5′ Artic Cat Sign was stolen from the side of a barn. Anyone with information about this incident...
Woman charged with DUI drugs in St. Johnsbury
ST. JOHNSBURY — A 38-year-old woman from Sutton was arrested for DUI drugs following an incident in St. Johnsbury on Thursday. Police say they observed a vehicle partially parked on a handicapped parking space which drew their attention while they were refueling their cruisers at the Maplefields on US Route 2 at around 6:30 p.m.
Lyndonville police investigate serious crash, seek information
LYNDONVILLE –– A car crash on Mathewson Hill Road resulted in serious injuries and an ongoing investigation by local police, according to a statement from the Lyndonville Police Department. The crash, which occurred at 2:09 p.m. on Sept. 22, involved a vehicle that had veered off the road...