Police Briefs

Killington Police busy with traffic, alarm activations

According to the media log from the Killington Police, officers responded to a total of 26 calls between Dec. 2 and 8.

On Dec. 2, police completed three traffic stops in the areas of Bigelow Drive and Anthony Way. Police also responded to a welfare request on Brad Mead Drive.

On Dec. 4, officers completed three traffic stops at the Basin Ski Shop, High Ridge Road, and Trailview Road.0

Officers responded to an ongoing dispute between neighbors regarding a dog on Dec. 5 and completed a traffic stop on Post Road.

On Dec. 6, police responded to a report of a residential burglary alarm activation on Killington Road and completed four traffic stops on Woods road and Winterberry Road.

On Dec. 7, police responded to a person experiencing a mental health episode on Winterberry Road as well as a residential burglary alarm activation at on Dean Hill Road. Police also completed traffic stops on the flats on Route 4 as well as the Water Wheel.

On Dec. 8, police responded to another alarm activation on the Killington Road and completed six motor vehicle stops on Fox Hollow Drive, Woods Road and Anthony Way. Police also responded to a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident at Basin Ski Shop. The vehicle had collided with the guardrail but had left before police arrived.

Route 4 crash results in fire

MENDON—A tractor trailer truck caught fire on Route 4 during Tuesday’s snowstorm, Dec. 12, delaying traffic on the west side of the Sherburne Pass.

According to a press release from the state police’s Rutland barracks, police responded to a fire at around 1 p.m. Driver Harold MacHenry, 39, of Lewiston, Maine, was traveling east on U.S. Route 4 when his 2008 Western Star truck caught fire near the Cortina Inn. MacHenry was able to escape without injury as the fire quickly engulfed the entire engine compartment and cab.

Traffic on Route 4 waited in long lines in both directions for at least 90 minutes while the Rutland City Fire Department extinguished the fire. The truck was considered a total loss and was towed from the scene.

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