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April 9th, 2014
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on the morning of April 3 called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to help an ailing school bus driver after stopping the vehicle on New Haven Road.
Police pulled over the bus, which they said was bound for Vergennes Union High School, after receiving a report that it was being operated erratically on Route 7. That report apparently originally came from one or more motorists on the state highway, they said.
BRISTOL — Bristol police on Feb. 19 arrested Chastity Pecor, 29, of Bristol, on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a car parked outside of the Baptist Church in Bristol three days earlier. In other action in February, Bristol police:
On Feb. 1, responded to Maplefields for a report of a gas drive off. Police took down a copy of the transaction and will conduct a follow up.
On Feb. 1, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Alex Fredette, 18, of Shoreham for aggravated assault, after responding to a report of a student allegedly assaulting a teacher at Middlebury Union High School on April 3. Police said Fredette was cited, released, and is scheduled to answer to the charge at the Addison County Courthouse on June 9.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
ADDISON COUNTY — On Sunday, April 6, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a report of a family fight in Shoreham. Upon investigating the incident troopers said they found that the victim had been assaulted by Shoreham resident Douglas N. Campbell, 36.
Troopers took Campbell into custody and cited him to appear in Addison District Court on April 7 to answer the charge of domestic assault.
In other recent activity, troopers:
LEICESTER — A Vermont State Police affidavit filed in Addison County Superior Court Monday detailed the shootout early Sunday morning between police and a Leicester man that left two troopers wounded.
MIDDLEBURY — Resident Howard “Skip” Brush and his helpers on April 3 successfully capped their petition drive aimed at forcing a reconsideration vote on a new Middlebury municipal building and recreation center. Brush filed the petition, bearing around 280 signatures, with the town clerk’s office with a few hours to spare.
“It was a nice effort by a lot of people,” Brush said of the petition drive. “This is something that had to be done.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents will gather at Mary Hogan Elementary School on Wednesday, April 9, to consider an ID-4 budget of $6,647,165 for 2014-15, and determine whether to spend $225,000 to finance a new play structure that would replace Kidspace.
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel updated on Friday a Vergennes police log item published in the Addison Independent on Thursday, stating that his department no longer believes that funds were embezzled late last month from the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union.