Public Safety

Sgt. Matthew Murano presented Twin Valley Middle High School student Grace Russell with the 1st Lt. Mark Dooley award in June.  Murano takes over the Wilmington Police Department from Joseph Szarejko, who retired last month.
WILMINGTON-  Sgt. Matthew Murano has been appointed to the position of chief of police for the town of Wilmington, effective November 1.  
Murano grew up in Dummerston, attending local schools and graduating from Brattleboro Union High School. He attended Norwich University Corps of Cadets...
Disorderly conduct arrest made
TOWNSHEND- State police arrested Noah Hearn, 41, for allegedly throwing objects at passing vehicles on Route 30 on the morning of November 3.  Police say Hearn was highly intoxicated and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Hearn was released...
Burglary at prayer house
JAMAICA- Vermont State Police responded a report of a burglary at Our Lady of Ephesus Prayer House late on the night of October 18. Security cameras captured two people entering the prayer house and breaking the donation box open before leaving...
Fallen tree leads to accident
HALIFAX- Brett Berry, 20, of Halifax, was traveling east on Hatch School Road when his vehicle struck a fallen tree lying across the road. Berry sustained minor injuries. Crash on Route 30
TOWNSHEND- Early on October...
VERMONT- The Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services is hosting a series of listening forums around Vermont this fall to give victims and survivors of crime, including business owners and family members, a chance to speak out about their experiences in the criminal justice system. Whatever the ...

Photo: Suspicious man spotted at residence
Crash leads to DUI
WILMINGTON- On the afternoon of Thursday, September 27, the Windham County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into a traffic crash that led to the arrest of Kenneth Clark, 54, of Wilmington, for driving under the influence. Clark will appear in...
VERMONT- A new scam is targeting Vermont attorneys. The Attorney General’s Office warns that a fake “GoFundMe” campaign purports to raise money for a child with a rare disease using GoFundMe.com. According to the Vermont Bar Association, the phony campaign referenced its organization and...
Overdose leads to arrest
JAMAICA- Late on September 19 Vermont State Police responded to reports of an alleged drug overdose in Jamaica. The victim, Joseph Domenick, 49, was revived and arrested on two outstanding warrants and transferred to Southern State Correction...
Man arrested following crash
MARLBORO- Timothy Racine, 23, of Marlboro, was arrested early Monday September 17 in connection with an automobile crash on Auger Hole Road in July.
Racine was transferred to Southern State Correctional Facility and held on $200 bail...
DUI rollover leaves two injured
NEWFANE- Charles Duke, of Dummerston, was arrested on September 7 in connection with a car crash at the junction of Sawmill Road and River Road. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a rollover accident in the middle of the roadway...

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