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07, Jun 2013 - ACLU sues for prison lawsuit records
MONTPELIER — The American Civil Liberties Union in Vermont has filed a state public records lawsuit to dislodge records showing settlements of lawsuits brought by prisoners against the Corrections Corporation of America.
07, Jun 2013 - Windsor Pot arrests differ dramatically by race, study says
A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union suggests blacks in Vermont are four times more likely to be arrested than whites for marijuana possession. The ACLU looked at FBI crimes reports and census data to compile their report. “It's another indication that Vermont should not ignore,” said Allen Gilbert, executive director of ACLU-Vermont. “Vermont has a racial profiling problem and ...
07, Jun 2013 - North Bennington man killed in NY motorcycle crash
WHITE CREEK, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 43-year-old Vermont man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in upstate New York. The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday on Route 67 in the Washington County town of White Creek.. Washington County Sheriff Jeffery Murphy tells media outlets that Christopher Hardy of North Bennington was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound
07, Jun 2013 - Burlington police announce more patrols, interaction
Police Chief Michael Schirling said his department is stepping up efforts to fight crime this spring and summer as Vermont’s opiate problem worsens. “This is the first spring since this significant heroin and opiate problem has really mushroomed,” Schirling said. Officers will be performing more foot patrols, among other efforts, Schirling said. “Both to make contact with offenders who are on ...
07, Jun 2013 - Swanton Driver injured when vehicle hits I-89 bridge
SWANTON — Justin Rushlow, 34, of Swanton was seriously injured when a large commercial vehicle collided with the undercarriage of a bridge over the northbound lane on Interstate 89 near Exit 21 on Friday, the Vermont State Police said.
07, Jun 2013 - Windsor As of July 1, pot possession draws a ticket, not a charge in Vermont
ESSEX — As of July 1, those caught by police in Vermont with an ounce or less of marijuana will be subject to a ticket, not a criminal charge.
06, Jun 2013 - Supreme Court DNA ruling may affect law in Vermont
BENNINGTON -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday allowing for the collection of DNA from arrested suspects could help a similar Vermont law currently on hold as the Vermont Supreme Court considers its constitutionality.
06, Jun 2013 - VT man dies in upstate NY motorcycle crash
Police say a 43-year-old Vermont man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in upstate New York. The accident happened shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday on Route 67 in the Washington County town of White Creek. Washington County Sheriff Jeffery Murphy tells media outlets that Christopher Hardy of North Bennington was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound when he failed to ...
06, Jun 2013 - Bennington Police: Man pulled woman dog, from fire in Vt.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A teacher has helped save the life of a woman and her dog from a house fire in Vermont.
06, Jun 2013 - Vt. man, 43, dies in upstate NY motorcycle crash
WHITE CREEK, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 43-year-old Vermont man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in upstate New York.
06, Jun 2013 - DNA ruling could impact Vt. law
The U.S. Supreme Court says police have the right to take DNA samples from criminal suspects -- a ruling that could affect a Vermont law.
06, Jun 2013 - Vt. man dies in NY motorcycle crash
Police say a 43-year-old Vermont man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle in upstate New York.
06, Jun 2013 - 3 Vt. police officers vie for top Colchester job
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Three veteran Vermont police officers are the finalists to become the next chief in the town of Colchester.
06, Jun 2013 - Bennington Police: Stamford home broken into; nothing taken
Wednesday June 5, 2013 STAMFORD -- On Monday at about 10 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a burglary at a residence on East Road in Stamford. Upon arrival, troopers learned that during that day between 2:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. someone broke into the residence but no items were taken, police said.
06, Jun 2013 - Gov. signs bill to extend time limit to report sex crimes against children
NEAL P. GOSWAMI Senior Staff Writer BENNINGTON - With lawmakers, law enforcement and prosecutors by his side, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation in Bennington Monday extending the statute of limitations for sexual crimes committed against children. Sexual crimes committed against a child now have a 40-year statute of limitations.
06, Jun 2013 - Vt. deputy chief offered top Colchester job
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The deputy police chief in Vermont's largest city has been offered the top job in the town of Colchester.
05, Jun 2013 - Rutland Vt. cops say they're working to reduce bias
Two of Vermont's top police leaders say they're working to eliminate biased policing in their departments. The comments from the police chiefs in Burlington and Rutland came after the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union released a report saying blacks are more likely than whites to be arrested on marijuana charges in the state. The ACLU used federal crime statistics ...
05, Jun 2013 - Montpelier Shumlin Signs Open Police Records Bill
Montpelier — Gov. Peter Shumlin yesterday signed into law a bill requiring police agencies across Vermont to release more information about their investigations, saying it will bring transparency to the operations of the law enforcement.
05, Jun 2013 - Rutland Vt. police say they are working to reduce bias
Two of Vermont’s top police leaders said they are working to eliminate biased policing in their departments. The comments from the police chiefs in Burlington and Rutland came after the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union released a report saying that blacks are more likely than whites to be arrested on marijuana charges in the state. The ACLU used federal crime statistics and ...
05, Jun 2013 - Rutland ACLU says racial profiling in marijuana arrests
The American Civil Liberties Union says blacks are more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites in Vermont.
04, Jun 2013 - Bennington Supreme Court DNA ruling may affect law in Vt
NEAL P. GOSWAMI Senior Staff Writer BENNINGTON - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday allowing for the collection of DNA from arrested suspects could help a similar Vermont law currently on hold as the Vermont Supreme Court considers its constitutionality. In a 5 to 4 split, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the collection of DNA prior to a conviction is legal.
04, Jun 2013 - South Burlington Accused killer Allen Prue still seeking new attorney
Vermont State Police Major Edward Ledo announced that Allen Prue (pictured) and Melissa Prue, husband and wife, have been arrested in the murder of Melissa Jenkins at a press conference in St. Johnsbury on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
04, Jun 2013 - Bennington School response in sex case investigated
Monday June 3, 2013 BURLINGTON (AP) -- The Burlington school district has hired a private detective to investigate whether school officials followed proper reporting procedures involving a teacher who’s accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. A former Vermont State Police captain has been hired to conduct the probe into the case involving 44-year-old
04, Jun 2013 - Brattleboro Brattleboro man pleads guilty to assaulting patient
Less than a month after he was declared competent to stand trial, a Vermont man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an elderly person suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Martin Stuart of Brattleboro was sentenced Tuesday to serve seven to 17 years in prison. The 59-year-old Stuart has been jailed since his arrest last year. There had been conflicting psychiatric reports ...
03, Jun 2013 - Derby Strong storm blows through Northeast Kingdom
ST. JOHNSBURY — Vermont State Police say an extremely strong thunderstorm with high winds blew through the Northeast Kingdom at about 3 p.m. Sunday.
03, Jun 2013 - Derby School bus stolen from elementary school
Police are investigating after a report of a stolen school bus from Newport City Elementary School. A report came in Friday around 9:30 PM, that a school bus had crashed on Valley Road in Holland, Vermont. The investigation is ongoing at this time. If you have any information regarding this case, call Derby State Police at (802) 334-8897.
03, Jun 2013 - Woodstock Police say early morning crash is fatal
Police say an elderly Vermont woman is dead after a collision on U.S. Route 4 in Woodstock. Woodstock police say the crash of a box truck and car between Westerdale and Iver Johnson roads was reported just after 6 a.m. Thursday. Police say 84-year-old Norma Sawyer of Bridgewater appears to have died on impact. The driver of the truck, 46-year-old Timothy Farewell of Enfield Center ...
03, Jun 2013 - Burlington Burlington police probe rash of arsons
Police in Vermont's largest city are hoping they can put a stop to a rash of minor arson fires before they escalate. Burlington Police Lt. Art Cyr says one or more people have been setting ablaze couches, mattresses and other household items, most of which have been left outside by departing college students. Cyr says police aren't sure how many people have been involved in setting the fires or ...
03, Jun 2013 - Burlington Nashua Police charge two Vt. parolees with fugitive from justice raps
Nashua Police arrested two fugitives out of Vermont following a routine car stop Wednesday night. Police arrested Nytosha Laforce, 27, of 2 Old Orachard Park, Apt. 233, South Burlington, Vt., around 11 p.m. Wednesday and Joshua Geraw, 24, of 87 Elm St., Apt. 50, Winooski, Vt., around 1 a.m.
03, Jun 2013 - 1 dead in Cambridge crash
Crews with a vehicle off the road on Vermont 104 on Sunday evening. / Ryan Mercer/Free Press CAMBRIDGE — Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash on Vermont 104 near Sweet Landing Road in Cambridge on Sunday evening.
03, Jun 2013 - Burlington Burlington police probe rash of minor arsons
BURLINGTON — Police in Vermont’s largest city are hoping they can put a stop to a rash of minor arson fires before they escalate.
03, Jun 2013 - Burlington Former South Burlington High School athlete heads back to prison
Isaac Owusu (center) is seen in 2009 in Vermont District Court in Burlington. / Free Press file BRATTLEBORO — A former South Burlington High School student-athlete, who was convicted in 2009 for sex crimes committed at the school, is going back to prison — this time for crack cocaine.
03, Jun 2013 - Burlington Vt man accused of making phone threats to business
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been arrested on charges of making threats over the phone to a business.
02, Jun 2013 - Waterford Vt. man in teacher killing again seeks new lawyer
A Vermont man charged along with his wife in the killing of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher is again asking for a new lawyer. Last week a judge dismissed Allen and Patricia Prue's requests for new attorneys. The Prues have been charged with luring Melissa Jenkins out of her home last year and killing her before dumping her body in the Connecticut River. On Friday, Allen Prue asked the judge to ...
02, Jun 2013 - Winooski schools locked down after report of gun threat
Winooski and Vermont State Police units station themselves at Winooski High School on Friday morning after reports of a man with a gun prompted a lockdown of the school. The lockdown was lifted 30 minutes later.
02, Jun 2013 - Man sentenced to at least 27 months in Vt burglary
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to serve at least 27 months in prison for burglarizing a Vermont business in 2011.
02, Jun 2013 - Winooski man who fought officers cleared of charges
Isaac Sage of Winooski was arraigned Arpil 26 at Vermont District Court in Burlington on charges stemming from a confrontation with Winooski Police officers. Friday charges against him were dropped and he was ordered to into the care of the HowardCenter.
02, Jun 2013 - Grafton Vt. man arrested after 25-mile chase into NH
Police have arrested a 19-year-old man after a 25-mile pursuit in Vermont and New Hampshire.
02, Jun 2013 - Swanton Father, son accused of removing dogs in Vt.
A father and son have been arrested in Vermont after police said they removed two dogs from an animal control officer's car that were considered vicious.
02, Jun 2013 - Swanton Father, son accused of removing dogs from officer's car
HIGHGATE — A father and son have been arrested in Vermont after police said they removed two dogs from an animal control officer's car that were considered vicious.
02, Jun 2013 - Waterford Couple in VT teacher murder case scheduled for hearings
A Vermont couple charged in the killing of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher is scheduled to appear in court next week to ask for new lawyers. Allen and Patricia Prue have been charged in the death of 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in March 2012. They are accused of luring Jenkins from her Danville home, beating and strangling her and dumping her body in the Connecticut River. The Prues ...