Public Safety

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...
Vermont health officials are offering free COVID-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonters without symptoms. On Tuesday, 256 people had specimens collected for testing at a pop-up site in Bennington..  According to the state's daily update, they will offer testing...
Driver charged with DUI
WILMINGTON- Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on East Main Street at about 12:18 on Thursday March 27.  According to police reports, while speaking with the driver, Daniel Harris, 20, of West Springfield, MA, the officer smelled a strong odor of...
Brookline man faces multiple charges
TOWNSHEND- Police responded to a report of an altercation at Riverbend Market at about 9:29 pm on Thursday, March 19.  
Following their investigation, police arrested Matthew Prue, 30, of Brookline, for simple assault, false...
Theft of mail, attempted fraud
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a report that a local resident’s mail had been skimmed from the mail drop box outside the US Post Office on East Main Street on the evening of Wednesday, March 11. The mail...
Collision near Penny Lane
STRATTON- Police say there were no injuries in a crash on Route 100 at about 6:14 pm on Sunday, February 16.  Aleksander Pelton, 19, of East Dover, was attempting to turn left onto Penny Lane when his 2011 Toyota Prius was struck by a 2014 Dodge...

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Halifax man charged with cruelty to a child
HALIFAX- Police charged Kerri Nicholas, 32, of Halifax, with cruelty to a child resulting in serious bodily injury following an investigation of an incident in October 2019.  The Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal...

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