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Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thetford — Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint with Selectboard member Donn Downey earlier this month, accusing him of “blatant disregard” for Vermont’s public records law when he discussed emails between himself and the interim police chief during a public Selectboard meeting. Tweedie also took issue with Downey providing the emails to the …

Hanover Man Assaulted on Wheelock

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hanover — Police are stepping up patrols on Wheelock Street after a Hanover man was assaulted there early Sunday morning, marking the second such altercation this month. The victim, Mark Cookson, 53, on Monday said that due to a concussion he didn’t remember much, and couldn’t identify his assailants, though he did remember seeing a man standing in the alley outside 3 Guys …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one claimed it. So Baker and another administrator turned on the phone to try to identify …

Hartford Police Arrest Four on Prostitution-Related Charges

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hartford — Police responding to online ads arrested four women on charges of prostitution this week. Det. Sgt. Michael Tkac said police received a tip about women offering “escort” services at White River Junction motels. Police located the advertisements online and posed as clients to set up appointments. …

News Briefs: Friday, June 20

Friday, June 20, 2014

S. Royalton Man Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement White River Junction — A South Royalton man pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the Corner Stop Mini Mart in Royalton, where he worked as a night shift manager. Police allege that 55-year-old Gregory Manning stole more than $10,000 from …

Norwich Unlikely to Pave Over Parking Lanes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Norwich — While the Norwich Fencing Club crossed swords on the ground floor of Tracy Hall Wednesday night, concerned residents were in the basement hashing out the Selectboard’s plans to repave Main Street. Nearly all those in attendance …

Two Men Arrested After Reports of Erratic Driving

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thetford — Two Thetford men were arrested Tuesday after a report of an erratic driver allegedly led to a struggle between officers and the two men. State Police began receiving complaints around 6 p.m. Tuesday about a driver in Vershire who was driving erratically and running cars off …

News Briefs: Wednesday, July 18

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hanover Dispatch to Test Emergency Notification System Hanover — Residents throughout the Upper Valley might receive a test call on Thursday morning from Hanover dispatch’s emergency notification system. Hanover dispatch, along with Grafton County dispatch, will be testing its CodeRED system at 10 a.m. Thursday. The message will …

Charlestown Man Held Without Bail After Springfield, Vt., Shooting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White River Junction — A New Hampshire man who recently moved to the Upper Valley from New Jersey was ordered held without bail Monday, after pleading not guilty to felony charges of trespassing and assault with a deadly weapon during a violent altercation in a Springfield, Vt., apartment …

Bradford, Vt., Woman Sentenced In Killing; No Contest Plea In 2012 Shooting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chelsea — A Bradford, Vt., woman pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the Christmas Day 2012 shooting death of her ex-boyfriend, who she was angry with because he began a relationship with her sister-in-law, though her attorney …

Judge OKs Bail For Bolaski

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor Superior Court judge has ruled that Kyle Bolaski, the Springfield, Vt., man whose second-degree murder conviction was overturned by the Vermont Supreme Court, can be released on $100,000 bail with conditions as he awaits a new trial. The decision issued by Judge …

Vt. Shooting Suspect Held Without Bail

Saturday, June 14, 2014

White River Junction — A New Jersey man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to four charges relating to a violent altercation Wednesday in Springfield, Vt., that police say involved a dispute over heroin and resulted in one man being shot and injuries to two …

2 Charged In Vermont Shooting

Friday, June 13, 2014

White River Junction — A shooting incident in Springfield, Vt., that injured a convicted drug dealer and wounded two other people was triggered by a dispute over heroin, according to court documents. Authorities said Leon Jiggetts, 26, of …