Public Safety

Stop sign violation leads to DUI charge
DOVER- Police say they stopped a Vermont-registered Toyota Land Cruiser for a stop sign violation on Handle Road on Thursday, December 27, at about 9 pm.  Michael Rode, 32, of Wilmington, was charged with driving under the influence...
VERMONT-  Vermonters filed 5,471 scam reports with the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program in 2018, according to the attorney general’s list of the top 10 most commonly reported scams of the year. This amounts to a 4.55% increase in scams from 2017. As new scams emerged, old scams...

Bryan Bleau
Charged with domestic assault
WHITINGHAM- Police charged a Whitingham man with domestic assault after they were called to a report of a disturbance on Corse Road at about 10 am on Sunday, January 13.  
Police say they determined that Bryan Bleau, 36, threatened...
Driver charged with DUI
WILMINGTON- While patrolling Ray Hill Road at about 1:02 am on Tuesday, January 1, a Wilmington police officer saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign at the intersection of Mann Road.  According to police reports, the officer pulled the vehicle...
Ho, ho, ho, you’re under arrest
HALIFAX- On Wednesday, December 26, Police identified and cited a juvenile for burglarizing three houses in the Halifax area.  Police say they were investigating a string of burglaries in the area, and the investigation led them to identify...
VERMONT- The holiday season is a time of giving, sharing time with friends and family, reflecting on the past year, and looking forward to the promises of the upcoming year.  Regrettably it is also a time when far too many people make a decision to drive a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol...

The Sitzmark to Hogback trail is closed to riders this year.
WILMINGTON- With Vermont’s snowmobile trails opening this weekend, the Deerfield Valley Stump Jumpers snowmobile club is advising riders of changes in trail access.
The trail from the Hogback parking lot north to Higley Hill Road will be closed this season.
Over the summer the club...
WINDHAM COUNTY- Vermont game wardens will be conducting roadside checkpoint for fish and wildlife violations sometime within the next two weeks.  The department says the checkpoints are necessary and effective in enforcing wildlife laws. 
Crash leads to DUI
WILMINGTON- Early on the morning of November 24 police were called to investigate a car that had run off the road along Route 100. Cassie Motta, 21, of Taunton, MA, was arrested and charged with DUI.
  Suspended license
Suspended license
WILMINGTON- On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 28 Wilmington police stopped Eric Lashway, 28, of Wilmington for driving with a criminally suspended license. Lashway was transported to the Wilmington Police Department where he was processed and...


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