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News Briefs
June 14, 2017

Police investigating sexual assault in two towns

By Stephen Seitz

CHESTER—Police in Chester and Ludlow are investigating what may be a series of sexual assaults in those towns, allegedly by a high school student at Green Mountain Union High School.

Asked about this, Ludlow police chief Jeffrey Billings said, “I can’t comment…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Bethel woman uninjured after hitting, killing moose

RANDOLPH—On Sunday, June 4, at about 9 p.m. troopers out of the Royalton barracks responded to a car vs. moose crash on I-89 southbound at mile marker 30 in the town of Randolph. Upon arrival troopers found the vehicle, a 2004 Toyota truck, sustained considerable…

News Briefs
June 8, 2017

Red Cross assisting after two-house fire in Wallingford

WALLINGFORD—The American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Church St. in Wallingford Tuesday night, May 30, that displaced two adults and two cats.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers have met with the residents and have ensured everyone has a safe place to sleep and has food,…

Two arrested after traffic stop
News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Two arrested after traffic stop

BRATTLEBORO—On May 24 at 4 p.m., the state police conducted a motor vehicle stop on a New York-registered vehicle on Putney Road in Brattleboro for a traffic infraction. The operator, Jalil Freitag, 28, of Wells, failed to produce a valid license and his DMV records…

News Briefs
May 31, 2017

Police: summer traffic safety initiatives begin Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend through June 4, the Vermont State Police (VSP) will be increasing enforcement efforts to promote safe, responsible driving in support of Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) and Click It Or Ticket.

Operation C.A.R.E. is a national campaign by state police…

News Briefs
May 24, 2017

Police stepping up seatbelt checks

As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Vermont law enforcement is urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning this week, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2017 National Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement…

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

18 arrested for sale of heroin, cocaine

WINDSOR COUNTY—During the week of May 8, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force(VDTF) conducted arrest operations in Windsor County after several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Springfield Police Department, the State Police Westminster Barracks, the Chester Police…

News Briefs
May 3, 2017

Assisted-living worker assaulted a resident

By Evan Johnson

HARTFORD—A 22-year-old worker at a Hartford assisted-living facility has been accused of sexually abusing an 83-year-old woman with dementia.

Valley Terrace employee Michael Paton, allegedly had sex with the woman in her room on Monday, according to a news release from Vermont…