January 21st, 2015
VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued two citations for driving under the influence of alcohol this past weekend.
On Saturday night, they stopped a vehicle driven by Joshua Barrett, 22, of Brandon near the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A. Police said they saw the vehicle weaving from side to side on the road. They cited Barrett for DUI and alleged his evidentiary blood-alcohol content test recorded 0.149 percent, almost twice the legal limit of 0.08.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police this past week were called to two very bad one-car crashes in which, in both cases, a person sustained fractures to both legs.
On Thursday, Jan. 15, at 11:17 p.m. police and rescue officials rushed to a one-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh near the intersection of Robinson Road. Trooper Young reported that Brandon Bush, 23, of Burlington was driving a 2005 Jeep Cherokee southbound on Route 7 when, for an unknown reason, his vehicle crossed the center line and went off the east side of the roadway.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of an unresponsive man inside of a vehicle parked off Route 7 North on Jan. 13.
Middlebury Regional EMS took the man to Porter Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The man has been identified as Clarence C. Miller, 73, of Morrisville.
Police said there were no signs of foul play, and they believe the death was due to a medical episode.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
GRANVILLE — Vermont State Police jailed a Granville woman early Sunday morning for allegedly trying to set her rented home on fire.
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Fire Chief David Shaw believes it was the improper disposal of some woodstove ashes that caused a blaze that did significant damage to a home at 14 Brookside Drive in Middlebury during the evening of Sunday, Jan. 18.
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WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of an unspecified number of wedding rings from an office at the Morgan Horse Farm at 74 Battell Drive in Weybridge. The thefts took place during the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 15.
Police said the owner of the rings had taken them off and placed them on her office desk while applying hand lotion. While conducting business on the grounds, she realized that she had forgotten the rings and returned to her office to see that the jewelry was missing.