Man accused of running over woman, killing her
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state police have accused a man of running over a woman with his vehicle, killing her.
Police say 48-year-old Anthony Reynolds, of Pittsford, had been in a...
ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police detectives are investigating the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in Rockingham that left an elderly man dead.
TUNBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say the man shot and killed during an armed standoff with troopers was a suspect in a series of suspicious fires in Tunbridge.
TUNBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have released the names of the two troopers involved in the fatal shooting of an armed man following a lengthy manhunt and standoff.
DUMMERSTON, Vt. (AP) — The only Vermont State Police trooper serving in the state Legislature has resigned from his law enforcement position.
Democratic Rep. Nader Hashim of Dummerston tells...
Topsham woman cited for animal cruelty
TOPSHAM, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a woman is facing two counts of animal cruelty after three horses were found to have died and two others were suffering from starvation and parasitism...
CHICHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say two horses rescued from a farm in Vermont are recovering from starvation and dehydration in New Hampshire.
TOPSHAM, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police say they are investigating allegations of maltreatment of horses in the town of Topsham.
Police said Thursday two horses were surrendered to them...
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say an apartment building fire that displaced 10 Rutland residents is considered to be suspicious.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A driver has pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Vermont in 2017.
The Caledonian-Record reports Gary Hale entered the plea in...
Police: Child hit by car, airlifted to hospital
WEYBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 9-year-old child has been airlifted to the hospital after getting struck by a car in Weybridge.
Officer in altercation wants to see his body cam footage
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Burlington police officer who punched a man in the head during an altercation days before the man was found dead wants to see his body camera footage before giving a...
Vermont motorcycle rider dies in crash in West Haven
WEST HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in West Haven.
Officials said 37-year-old Corey Sears, of West Haven, was pronounced dead at the...
CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say the toddler who died after being swept away by the White River in Chelsea likely drowned.
The autopsy on the body of 2-year-old Paislee Champney...
Toddler dies after being found in Vermont river
CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say the investigation is continuing into the death of a 2-year-old girl who was pulled from the White River in Chelsea and later pronounced dead at a...
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State Police say tests have determined that a trooper encountered heroin before he collapsed and was revived by three doses of the overdose-drug Narcan, but...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The office of Vermont's chief medical examiner has ruled that the death of a man found three days after he was hit in the head by a Burlington police officer was a homicide,...
2 sought for question in shooting come to police
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say two teenagers wanted for questioning in the shooting of a man in St. Johnsbury have shown up.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say they are investigating a pair of weekend fires that damaged a Stowe library and destroyed a building housing five businesses.
NY motorist charged in fatal collision in Vermont
ADDISON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say it appears that a drug-impaired motorist nodded off before fatal head-on collision in the town of Addison, Vermont.
Teen’s disappearance reaches 15-year anniversary
MONTGOMERY, Vt. (AP) — Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary of a Vermont teen's disappearance.
WCAX-TV reports 17-year-old Brianna Maitland vanished in March 2004 after she left her job at the...
Ex-day care worker charged in death of 6-month-old
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont daycare provider was arrested Monday on suspicion of manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the death of a 6-month-old girl she was caring for in her...
LEICESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont State Police trooper who collapsed after apparently being exposed to an opioid-like drug during a traffic stop was revived by fellow troopers who administered the...
Vermont State Police investigate death after altercation
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Burlington man who was found dead two days after he was involved in an altercation with a Burlington police...
Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in woman’s death
PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a woman who was found dead in a car was strangled, and they've arrested a man on a second-degree murder charge.
ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police said Saturday a man shot by a state trooper during a manhunt has been jailed without bail.
A state trooper shot John-Victor Wetherby at 12:30 a.m....
Vermont State Police ID woman found dead inside car
PROCTOR, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police have positively identified the woman whose body was found in a car in the town of Proctor.
On Thursday police said the deceased woman has been...
Police: Propane leak likely caused home explosion
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a propane leak likely caused a home explosion in Worcester that injured two people.
The explosion and house fire was reported Sunday...
2 injured in house fire in Worcester
WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a house fire in Worcester.
Vermont State Police say they were notified of an explosion and house fire on Sunday around 10:30 a.m....
Body recovered from Lake Champlain in fisherman search
ORWELL, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police searching for a missing ice fisherman have recovered a body from Lake Champlain.
Police say the remains were recovered from the lake near Orwell Wednesday afternoon and match the description of 61-year-old Lee Wiktorski, of Benson.
A concerned relative reported Wiktorski missing from his fishing trip late Monday.
Crews search for missing ice fisherman on Lake Champlain
ORWELL, Vermont (AP) — The Vermont State Police are searching for a missing ice fisherman who didn't return from an outing on Lake Champlain.
Police say a concerned relative reported late Monday that 61-year-old Lee Wiktorski, of Benson, hadn't returned from his fishing trip on the lake near Orwell. An overnight search included multiple first responders on the ice and support from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew.
Skier dies of injuries at resort, strikes trees
JAY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a skier has died of injuries at the Jay Peak Ski Resort after he reportedly lost a ski and struck some trees.
Police said 68-year-old Bruce Charron, of West Montreal, Quebec, was injured Sunday afternoon. The trees were along the edge of a trail.
Police said Charron was immediately attended to by emergency responders. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the resort.
State police note lapse in hate crime reporting
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police says they need to do a better job of reporting hate crimes.
WCAX-TV reports Vermont law enforcement agencies voluntarily reported 34 hate crimes in 2017. Vermont State Police initially reported zero.
State police buy 2 airboats through federal grant
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police has purchased two 20-foot (6-meter) airboats thanks to the help of a federal grant.
The boats are the first owned by state police, and Special Operations Commander Capt. Michael Manley says they will allow a more efficient response to ice-related emergencies and other calls.
The boats will be stored at the Williston Barracks, but they will be available for emergencies statewide.
Driver dies in two-car crash in Vermont
LONDONDERRY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a driver has died in a two-vehicle crash in the town of Londonderry.
Police said 58-year-old Darryl Davis, of Sunderland, Vermont, heading westbound on a snow-covered Route 11, lost control on a downhill left-hand curve and traveled into the eastbound lane on Tuesday. Her car collided with a pickup truck.
Police, state investigating death of infant at day care
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 6-month-old girl at a day care in Rutland.
Vermont State Police say rescue crews responded to a Thursday afternoon 911 call and found the girl unresponsive at a day care facility located at a home on North Street.
Vermont State Police Detective Lt. Reg Trayah said the child was brought to Rutland Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
11 arrested in Rutland County on drug charges
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say 11 people have been arrested on drug charges in Rutland County this fall and winter after multiple state and federal drug investigations.
Vermont State Police said Thursday that five people are facing federal charges and six are facing state charges.
Police say most of the charges are related to the sale of or conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl or cocaine.
Boy dies weeks after 2-car crash
JAMAICA, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 4-year-old boy from Massachusetts who was injured in a December crash has died.
State police say they were informed Sunday that Max McCormick died from his injuries at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
Max was one of four people inside a truck driven by Michael McCormick, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, that struck another vehicle Dec. 28 after hitting a patch of ice in the town of Jamaica.
Police: Fire at summer camp was arson
DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say someone intentionally set fire to a summer camp.
Lost skier found safe in deep woods near Jay Peak
JAY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say rescue crews found a skier missing for four hours safe deep in the woods.
Officials say 69-year-old Robert Staniforth, of Newport, was found Thursday evening by members of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol. The Caledonian-Record reports medical personnel evaluated Staniforth and found him in good health.
Fire that destroyed barn considered suspicious
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that destroyed a home and a barn in Vermont and set off a stockpile of ammunition is considered suspicious.
Fire officials have yet to determine what caused the fire in Shelburne Tuesday.
Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze, and Vermont State Police say icy conditions made it difficult to get the fire under control.
Arrest warrant issued for man wounded in gunfire with police
ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say an Arlington man who was wounded after exchanging gunfire with two troopers is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges.
Police said Tuesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Matt Novick, who's being treated for gunshot wounds at an Albany, New York, hospital. Authorities said he was in critical, but stable condition. He's expected to be arrested when he is discharged. It's unknown whether he has a lawyer.
Police: Arlington man shot, wounded after firing at troopers
ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An Arlington man was shot and wounded by police early Monday after he fired multiple times at state troopers, Vermont State Police said.
Matt Novick was undergoing treatment at an Albany, New York, hospital for multiple gunshot wounds, police said. His condition was unknown.
State police received a 911 call at 3:50 a.m. from a relative of Novick who lives near him, saying Novick was having a mental health crisis.
Charges filed against New England kidnapping, sex suspect
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A man who authorities said forced a woman and her child into a car in New Hampshire, drove to Vermont, and sexually assaulted the woman, was arraigned Monday in a hospital in Pennsylvania, where he was apprehended after a manhunt and car chase, police said.
Everett Simpson, 41, was held on $1 million each on charges of car theft and fleeing justice, police said. Federal prosecutors in Vermont also filed kidnapping charges Monday.
Police arrest New Hampshire mall kidnapping, assault suspect
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A suspect wanted on kidnapping and sexual assault charges in New England was arrested Sunday in Pennsylvania after a manhunt and car chase, authorities said.
Vermont State Police said in a statement that the man forced a woman and her child into their car outside the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester on Saturday and drove to Vermont. Police say he then sexually assaulted the woman. When the woman and the child reached safety, they called the police.
The Latest: Suspect arrested in NH mall kidnapping, assault
HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on a manhunt for a man suspected in New Hampshire mall kidnapping and sexual assault (all times local):
A suspect wanted on kidnapping and sexual assault charges has been arrested in Pennsylvania after a manhunt and car chase.
Trooper accused of stalking wife pleads not guilty
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state police trooper accused of stalking and harassing his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty.
Forty-nine-year-old Raymond LeBlanc, a sergeant and patrol commander assigned to the Middlesex barracks, was in court Thursday in Barre.
Court documents say LeBlanc verbally abused his wife through texts and used GPS information to show up where she was.
Vermont trooper won’t be charged after non-fatal shooting
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont State Police trooper involved in a non-fatal shooting in Pownal last October will not be prosecuted.
The Vermont Attorney General's office announced Thursday that Trooper Thomas Sandberg, who had been placed on administrative leave, will return to duty.
The Bennington County State's attorney's office conducted an independent review and also declined to prosecute.
Former officer charged with lewd conduct with a child
BRISTOL, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont police officer who once headed a unit responsible for investigating child abuse has been charged with felony lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Vermont State Police say 51-year-old Arthur Cyr, of Bristol, was charged Wednesday.
Authorities say their investigation into Cyr began Dec. 14 after a referral from the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations that he once directed.