Public Safety

Police say scammers targeting local residents
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Police Department is warning Deerfield Valley residents to safeguard their personal information and beware of telephone and internet scams.  Every year the department receives calls regarding...
Mass man charged with DUI    
SEARSBURG- State police were notified of an erratic driver on Route 9 in Searsburg at about 12:44 am on Tuesday, May 8.  Bennington County Sheriff’s deputies stopped and held the vehicle for state police.  The driver, John Neville, 48, of...
Bondville man charged with felony
JAMAICA- Police say a Coleman Hills Road resident called 911 to report that a former roommate, Clinton Messiter, 39, of Bondville, was inside his house, and when he confronted Messiter, he displayed a weapon. Police located Messiter a short distance away...
Charged with aggravated sexual assault
TOWNSHEND- Police have charged Marshall H. Parker, 36, of Brattleboro, with aggravated sexual assault following an investigation by state police and the Vermont Department of Children and Family Services.  
According to police, Parker was...
Firefighter injured at crash
SEARSBURG- Route 9 and Route 8 were closed to traffic for more than three hours Tuesday morning, April 17, after two trucks collided on the sleet and ice-covered roadway.  Wilmington officials reported that a Wilmington firefighter was injured at...
Halifax man killed in crash
HALIFAX- A man was killed when his car struck a tree on Route 112 at about 7 pm on Sunday, April 8.  Accordoing to police reports and witnesses, John M. Platek Jr., 47, of Halifax, was driving south on Route 112 when his 2003 Nissan Maxima went off...

Man charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child
WARDSBORO- A 68-year-old Wardsboro man has been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, aggravated sexual assault, and domestic assault.  Police arrested Jerry Rathburn on Friday, March 30, following a lengthy...


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