Public Safety

New solar radar signs installed 
WILMINGTON- In February 2020 the Wilmington Police Department applied for and received a grant to purchase two solar-powered radar speed feedback signs. The grant award was for $6,289, covering 100% of the cost for the signs. In June, the...
Critical condition after hit-and-run crash
WARDSBORO- Police are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that left a Wardsboro woman hospitalized in critical condition.  Police received a report of a semi-conscious pedestrian lying in the roadway on Stratton Arlington...
Police identify homicide victim found in Searsburg
SEARSBURG- Police have identified the remains of a woman found a year ago in a gravel pit and the chief medical examiner has ruled her death a homicide.
Police say they identified the victim as Jessica “Red”...
Driver hit sign before driving off the road
WILMINGTON- Police responded to a report of a crash on Route 100 near Cross Country Circle at about 9:30 am on Tuesday, August 4. Police say their investigation revealed that the driver was traveling north on Route 100, left their lane of travel...
WINDHAM COUNTY- The Windham County Highway Safety Task Force, consisting of the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, the Brattleboro Police Department, the Bellows Falls Police Department, and the Dover Police Department, will be conducting saturation patrols throughout the county during the Labor...
Information on graffiti sought The Windham County Sheriff’s Department is investigating hate-motivated unlawful mischief and disorderly conduct reported on the morning of Sunday, August 2.  According to the report, three men spray-painted the phrase “White is right BLDM” in...
New officer in Wilmington
WILMINGTON- On May 27, Wilmington Police Officer Ryan O’Neil graduated from the Vermont Police Academy full-time officer course. O’Neil’s academy class was impacted by the pandemic, which complicated the already intensive 19-week training program. Officer O’Neil...
Hammond and Kirkman Accepting certificates
WILMINGTON- On June 26, officers and staff of the Wilmington Police Department were each presented with a letter of commendation from Chief Matthew Murano for their dedicated work during this pandemic. 
The letters to staff read in part: “During the last several months the officers and...
VERMONT- Forest Service officials are asking visitors to be mindful of trail conditions and respectful of others on national forests as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
With recent rains  and as more people look for opportunities to get outside in search of...
VERMONT- the Department of Motor Vehicles has announced the launch of a new online system for license renewals. This new service comes at a critical time for Vermonters and dovetails with the governor’s March 18 directive for the DMV to transition to online, mail, and phone transactions to reduce...

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