Tag Archives: Vermont State Police

State News
December 6, 2017

Leahy secures $1.3 million for police heroin task force

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy announced a grant of more than $1.3 million for the Vermont State Police to continue its aggressive work fighting the opioid epidemic in Vermont on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

This was the second-largest of only eight grants awarded nationwide…

Motorcyclists hospitalized after Route 4 crash
October 25, 2017

Motorcyclists hospitalized after Route 4 crash

By Evan Johnson

The rider and passenger of a motorcycle were hospitalized with injuries sustained in a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Route 4 and East Mountain Road in Killington on Sunday.

According to a press release from the Vermont State Police, Killington Fire…

Local News
September 20, 2017

Police to leaf-peepers: Watch your valuables

As fall hiking and tourism season approaches, Vermont State Police are reminding citizens to refrain from leaving valuables in plain view inside their vehicles while enjoying the outdoors. This would include, purses, handbags, wallets, cash, iPhones, iPads, hiking equipment and other expensive items.

Continuing efforts…

Local News
September 6, 2017

Police shoot, kill Poultney man

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Vermont State Police say a man who pointed a gun at officers during a standoff early Friday at his home in Poultney was shot and killed when five troopers opened fire.

After the shooting, police said they went into the residence…

August 23, 2017

Police search for soda thief

Police are on the hunt for a suspect they say broke into several trucks and stole beverages.

According to a press release from the state police, troopers from the Rutland Barracks responded on the morning of Monday, Aug. 21 to the Coca-Cola building on Quality…

News Briefs
December 7, 2016

Snow-covered roads cause multiple accidents

On Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, between 6:30 and 9:40 a.m., Vermont State Police at the Rutland Barracks responded to several calls regarding minor motor vehicle incidents involving motorists that had slid off the snow-covered roads due to driving too fast for the conditions. The majority…

News Briefs
July 7, 2016

UVM study highlights racial disparities in traffic stops

A new study analyzing traffic stops in Vermont shows that black and Hispanic drivers are pulled over, searched and arrested far more often than whites, yet white drivers are more likely to be carrying contraband.

Released June 30, the independent study of racial disparities in…

News Briefs
June 30, 2016

Armed robber targets Pittsford convenience store

PITTSFORD—On June 22, 2016, at about 10 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to the Champlain Farms convenience store, located at 3705 U.S. Route 7 in the town of Pittsford, for a reported armed robbery. According to police, the robbery involved a lone Caucasian male…