Public Safety

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
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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...
Weather leads to vehicle crash
MARLBORO- State police responded to a vehicle crash on Upper Dover Road on the evening of November 9. Troy Fuller, 22, of Wilmington, had been driving his vehicle north on the snowy road when he lost control and slid off the road. Fuller was...
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...

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