6 Speeding

3 Operating without license
2 Driving with suspended license
1 Consuming alcoholic beverages while driving
1 Driver possessed open container
1 Passenger possessed open container
1 Unreasonable/imprudent speed for conditions/hazards

3 Driving with criminally suspended license
1 DUI, 1st offense


8/6, 10:20 a.m., Citizen Dispute, Bombardier Rd.

A woman reported a mean-spirited note was left in her mailbox, in reference to a relative who had died several years ago. The caller said the same person does this every year on or near the anniversary of his death. Police made note of the incident.

8/6, 10:58 a.m., Animal Problem, Route 7

A caller was concerned for a small dog in a white Nissan truck. Cpl. Jon Centabar responded to the parking lot, but the vehicle was gone.

8/7, 12:56 a.m., Suspicious, River St.

Officer Jareco Coulombe alerted a vehicle owner that his dome light was left on while he was inside the laundromat. 

8/7, 11:06 a.m., Vandalism, Atrium Way

Officer Jon Cooper met with a male, who said someone vandalized a building. He showed the officer holes in the vinyl exterior made by a pellet gun sometime in the last week. There are no known suspects or witnesses. The case is pending.

8/7, 12:41 a.m., Alcohol Offense, Ritchie Ave.

Officer Coulombe stopped a vehicle on Ritchie Avenue for a traffic offense. He found that the three male passengers, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old, were all under the influence of alcohol. He wrote them all court diversion paperwork for the offense. The 14-year-old driver was sober but wasn’t old enough to have a driver’s license; Coulombe issued him a ticket. The teens were released to their parents.

8/8, 2:21 p.m., Public Assist, Railroad St.

A woman said her ex wouldn’t let her pick up their son from his house. Officer Nicholas Hendry advised she has custody rights and to call if she had any issues.

8/8, 6:46 p.m., Stalking, River St.

A man said a woman keeps following him around town but doesn’t interact with him. Cpl. Scott Philbrook gave him advice for how to obtain a no-stalking order from the court.

8/9, 2:29 p.m., Disturbance, Owen Ct.

A caller said she saw a male strike his 2-year-old son. Officer Frank Scalise responded to the residence but didn’t observe any injuries consistent with the report. The child was walking and talking and seemed fine. He later found out the complainant hadn’t seen the assault, only heard the child crying. Due to lack of evidence and witnesses, Scalise ended his involvement and forwarded the case to the Vt. Department for Children and Families.

8/9, 3:25 p.m., Suspicious, Woodcrest Cir.

A woman said her husband received some photos and a dead rat in the mail. Officer Hendry met with the woman, who said the envelope, without a return address, contained a photo of her husband in the military and one showing their son and his girlfriend at prom; what appeared to be a fake rat or mouse foot and eyes were also inside. The woman said the sender was likely her husband’s ex-wife. Hendry advised her to get a restraining order.

8/9, 11:06 p.m., Noise, Jonzetta Ct.

A complainant said his neighbors were having a large fire and underage drinking party. Cpl. Philbrook went to the residence and didn’t hear anything loud. He walked to the backyard and located a group of people, sitting at a table and around a controlled fire, all over 21. They said they’d keep the noise down.

8/10, 7:18 p.m., Found/Lost Property, Park Pl.

A man lost his wallet on the soccer field behind Park Place. It has not been found.

8/10, 8:31 p.m., Suspicious, McMullen Rd.

Someone trampled a woman’s vegetable garden, leaving large footprints and knocking down her fence. Officer Kendra Raymond encouraged her to call the next time she heard something and advised her to buy cameras and a better fence.

8/11, 1:07 p.m., Retail Theft, Centre Dr.

A female subject took merchandise off a store shelf and later tried to return it for money. Police obtained surveillance footage, and the case is under investigation.

8/11, 9:03 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Middle Rd.

A report came in for an erratic driver. Officer Charles Brown located the vehicle, conducted a traffic stop and found the driver was not under the influence. She admitted to driving erratically because she was distracted by talking to her passenger.

8/11 11:03 p.m., Suspicious, Haydenberry Dr.

Officer Ed Larente found a vehicle at McDonald’s with all its doors open. The registered owner was inside the restaurant. He checked it out and found nothing missing, saying his friends were probably just playing a practical joke.

8/12, 12:26 p.m., Public Assist, Alma’s Pl.

A man checked his security video after being gone for a few days and found footage of a subject trying to open his car doors and possibly enter his garage. Nothing was missing. He wanted to know how to proceed, since he recognized the subject. Police issued a no-trespass order against the man. 

8/12, 3:52 p.m., Assist Fire Dept., Sand Bar State Park

Officer Brown assisted Milton Fire Dept. with a paddleboarder stranded on Lake Champlain. Emergency crews launched two boats, and the man was successfully rescued.

8/12, 11:42 p.m., Assist Motorist, I-89 NB off ramp

While on patrol, Officer Brown observed a vehicle stopped on the interstate on-ramp. The operator said the vehicle had broken down. A tow truck came and removed it, and the operator got a ride.