CRIME & SAFETY
Westport firefighters hold ceremony horning fallen members
Firefighters gathered outside Kings Highway Elementary School and followed the bagpipes to the Church of the Assumption.
Workshop catches fire, damages Westport barn that was converted into apartment
The acting Westport fire chief says the barn was converted into an apartment that had a workshop inside.
Man killed, another hurt in shooting in small Vermont town
A man was killed and another man was hurt Sunday in a shooting in the small community of Leicester. The investigation by Vermont State Police began Sunday just before 10 p.m., when troopers got a 911 call for a disturbance on Route 7, according to a news release. When authorities arrived on scene, they found one man dead and another man injured, according to state police.
State Police make arrest following an Argyle pursuit
On May 30, 2023, State Police of Greenwich arrested Kevin R. Williamson, 34, of Argyle, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and other Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. On June 2, 2023, State Police of Greenwich arrested Jaime L. Hinds, 43, of Moriah, NY,...
Police: Motorist alerts gas truck driver to sparks before explosion
FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A motorist alerted the driver of a truck hauling natural gas about sparks beneath the trailer, enabling the driver to escape without injury before his vehicle caught fire and exploded, Vermont State Police said. The truck was headed south on U.S. Route 7 in the...
Driver of Gas Tanker Escapes Truck Just Moments Before It Explodes
The driver of a gas tanker escaped his truck just moments before it exploded in a dramatic incident in western Vermont late Thursday night. Another motorist alerted the truck driver sparks were coming from under the vehicle just in time to save them. State police said they responded to a...
Truck driver escapes tanker truck explosion in Ferrisburgh
Ferrisburgh, VT – A natural gas tanker explosion forced part of Vermont Route 7 to shut down for hours overnight. It happened just after 11 p.m. near Dakin Road in Ferrisburgh. According to Vermont State Police, a driver behind the tanker truck noticed sparks coming from under the trailer. That driver was able to get […]
Vermont State Police Log: Driver killed in crash identified
ADDISON COUNTY — On May 24, after the deadline for the last print edition of the Independent, Vermont State Police identified the driver who was killed in a May 19 crash in Ferrisburgh. Police reported that Katherine Looby, 36, of Waltham was killed when the Subaru she was driving on Route 7 near Dakin Farm in Ferrisburgh at around 12:12 a.m. crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was not reported hurt, but a fire destroyed both vehicles.
Two arrested on drug charges following traffic stop on I-87
Police say the driver was impaired and located drug paraphernalia and felony-weight narcotics inside the vehicle.
Rangers Rescue Unprepared Climber at Colden Trap Dike
On May 29 at 5:30 pm, Ray Brook Dispatch requested New York State Forest Ranger assistance with a solo free climber stranded on the Trap Dike slide on 4,715-foot Mount Colden in the Adirondack High Peaks in the town of Keene, Essex County. The Mount Colden Trap Dike is a...
Police ID driver in fatal head-on crash on Route 7
FERRISBURGH, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont state police have identified the driver who died in a head-on crash with a tractor trailer. Police say the driver of the Subaru was 36-year-old Katherine Looby of Waltham. Last Friday, Looby was driving southbound on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh when police say she crossed...
Addison County man faces arson charge after setting fire to a home
NEW HAVEN, Vt. — An Addison County man is currently facing an arson charge after police say he intentionally set fire to a home. This happened in New Haven on Hunt Road, just off Ethan Allen Highway. Crews arrived and found the fire burning inside the home. No one...
Ferrisburgh man arrested for assault, disorderly conduct towards juvenile
FERRISBURGH — A Ferrisburgh man was arrested on charges of simple assault and aggravated disorderly conduct towards a juvenile yesterday. At around 5:00 p.m., troopers responded to a disturbance on Lewis Creek Drive in Ferrisburgh. Investigation revealed that Jeffrey Debes, 54, of Ferrisburgh, assaulted a 12-year-old juvenile who had...
Vergennes Police Log for May 25
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on May 16 arrested a Vergennes resident on behalf of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and joined DEA agents in interviewing her at the city police station. Police said they arrested Jennifer Michaud, 46, on outstanding federal and Vermont warrants. Following Michaud’s interview at the...
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