Police / Fire / Courts

A train hit a car in Randolph Saturday, but one was injured.             — Vermont State Police

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not injured. The northbound train with 71 passengers was traveling at 59 mph when it struck the vehicle and “tore the front of …

Judge Denies House Arrest for Man Accused in Toddler Death

Thursday, December 11, 2014

White River Junction — A judge has denied a request from a 31-year-old Hartford man who wanted to live at his apartment while he waits for a trial on charges that he allegedly killed his girlfriend’s young son. Luke Theriault will remain at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt., where he has …

Lawyers Spar Over Dellinger Details

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

North Haverhill — A bail hearing on Tuesday for the Sunapee man accused in a collision that killed a Wilder couple had the air of a trial, as the lead state police investigator testified for more than three hours in a Grafton Superior courtroom. In exchanges that grew testy, defense counsel for Robert …

Vt. Man Acquitted In 2010 Shooting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chelsea — A jury on Monday acquitted a 45-year-old Thetford man of all charges in connection with a 2010 shooting. The 12 Orange County jurors found Thomas Berecz not guilty of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Berecz took a …

Documents: Former St. Paul’s Student Negotiating Plea Deal

Monday, November 3, 2014

The 19-year-old St. Paul’s graduate accused of sexually assaulting a freshman this spring could plead guilty to charges in the case as early as this month, according to records filed on Friday in Concord. Attorneys in the case agreed on Friday after hours of apparent negotiations to set …

N.H. Wood Business’ Kiln Burns

Friday, October 31, 2014

New London — Rebuilding a pivotal part of a wood products business that burned in an early morning fire was on the forefront of the owner’s mind on Thursday afternoon. A fire broke out inside the firewood kiln …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tractor Driver Charged Following Collision on I-89 Off-Ramp Lebanon — A pickup truck struck and knocked over a Department of Transportation tractor at the interchange of Route 4 and Interstate 89 in Lebanon earlier this week. The accident …

N.H. Man Indicted on Theft Charge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — The former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, who is currently facing child pornography charges, has been indicted on a count of attempted theft from the day care. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, allegedly deposited nearly $4,000 of the center’s funds in his …

Heroin Sample Was Laced With Fentanyl

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hartford — Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself. Two suspected overdose deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month led Hartford police to …

Fatal Accident in Windsor

Monday, October 27, 2014

A 59-year-old Keene, N.H., woman died Friday after her car ran into some ledge off Interstate 91 in Windsor. Officials said Nancy Ann Southwell was driving north near mile-marker 55 around 9:50 a.m. when the accident occurred. Authorities …

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of …

Cop Cars Burn in Thetford

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …

Suspect in WRJ Stabbing Says He Doesn’t Pose a Threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

White River Junction — After being accused of stabbing a neighbor early Tuesday, Henry Chalmers, 46, was charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday morning, ordered by a judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Wednesday afternoon, and returned …