Public Safety

VERMONT- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Vermont State Police, county sheriffs, and local police departments will be joining forces across the state to focus enforcement efforts on texting and distracted-driving laws, and to raise awareness about the dangers and...
State officials are urging hikers and bikers to avoid muddy trails during spring runoff.
State officials are urging hikers and bikers to avoid muddy trails during spring runoff.
VERMONT- The  Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and its partners remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. This year, COVID-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking...

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Sexual assault charges filed
WARDSBORO- Police arrested Christopher M. Burke, 59, of Wardsboro, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, and lewd and lascivious conduct upon a juvenile.  
According to police reports, on...
Tayler Smith Driver arrested at hospital
JAMAICA- A Keene, NH man was charged with driving under the influence following a crash on Route 30 at the intersection of Turkey Mountain Road at about 10:48 pm on Sunday, March 7.  The driver, Tayler Smith, 26, had been...
Charged in domestic assault
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Police Department has been conducting an ongoing investigation into a possible domestic assault that occurred on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  On Sunday, December 20, 2020, police received new information about the...
Police spend Christmas on flood watch
WILMINGTON- At about 3 am on Friday, December 25, the Wilmington Police Department, aware of predictions of heavy rain and unseasonably warm temperatures resulting in excessive snow-melt, began monitoring flood conditions on the...
Charged with domestic assault
NEWFANE- Police arrested a Newfane man after they received a call from a parent requesting a welfare check on their child at a house in Newfane. Vermont State Police say they determined that Orin A. Knapp, 30, of Newfane, physically assaulted...
VERMONT-  The Vermont Department of Public Safety is continuing to accept public and stakeholder feedback on Vermont’s initiative to modernize policing across Vermont. The latest document available for public review is a draft Statewide Policy on Police Use of Force.
The ongoing...
Man faces multiple charges in crash
WHITINGHAM- Police charged Nicholas Dix, 26, of Wilmington, with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, and violating his conditions of release on a previous charge following a crash at about 1:30 am on Saturday,...
State police begins outfitting troopers with body-worn cameras
WATERBURY- The Vermont State Police have started outfitting all uniformed troopers with body-worn cameras, culminating a multi-year process to secure the necessary funding and fulfilling a commitment to...

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