November 25th, 2014
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent proceedings in the Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division:
Jesse R. Beaver, 35, of Ferrisburgh pleaded guilty to Jan. 14, 2013, charges of drug conspiracy. Beaver was fined $141, and sentenced to 2 to 8 years, suspended, with credit given for 17 months served, and 4 years’ probation. The state’s attorney dismissed Jan. 14, 2013, charges of heroin sale or delivery, 200 mg or more, and possession of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police took a pro-active step last week to inform city residents that the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets will soon begin.
On the night of Nov. 20 Vergennes police placed notices on vehicles parked on streets that the ban begins on Dec. 1 and runs through March 31. Vehicles left on streets between the hours of 2 and 6:30 a.m. during those months are subject to being ticketed and towed regardless or whether it is snowing, police said.
In other action between Nov. 17 and 23, Vergennes police:
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a domestic disturbance at a North Pleasant Street home on Nov. 20. Police said a woman called to say her boyfriend was “being difficult.” Police said the boyfriend acknowledged having some problems and was referred to the Counseling Service of Addison County.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated a report on Nov. 17 that a stolen check had been forged and cashed at a Court Street Extension bank in October.
BRISTOL — Bristol police dealt with a variety of incidents in the month of October, according to a crime log issued last week by Chief Kevin Gibbs. They included out-of-control students, drug violations, drunken driving and several false alarms.
In those 31 days, Bristol police:
• On Oct. 1 at 10:50 a.m. were asked by officials at Mount Abraham Union High School to issue a no-trespass notice against a former student.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police reported two local instances in the past week in which they stopped motorists for speeding and ended up citing those drivers for driving under the influence as well.
First, on Nov. 20 at 10:25 p.m. state police stopped Cody Brown, 23, of Ferrisburgh for speeding on Plank Road in New Haven. During the stop Brown was found to be under the influence of alcohol. His preliminary blood alcohol content at roadside was measured at 0.086 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
Forget the anxiety-provoking craze of city shopping, long lines, driving far distances and impersonal service this holiday season. Middlebury’s diverse collection of locally-owned shops and products will satisfy every on your shopping list. Stick around for a movie or a show, catch a bite to eat and enjoy Middlebury’s great outdoor recreation sites.
Love the holiday season — we do!
WASHINGTON — Thanksgiving is the largest meal many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations on how to properly prepare a turkey to make sure yours is both delicious and safe to serve.
FERRISBURGH — About $1,000 of cash was stolen from the Route 7 Dakin Farms store in Ferrisburgh on Monday evening, Vermont State Police said.
According to a VSP press release, the thief or thieves broke into the building through a back door at about 6 p.m., about an hour after the store’s closing time.
VSP responded to the Dakin Farm business at about 7 p.m. and began investigating the crime.