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October 4th, 2012
BRISTOL — At around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Bristol police responded to a child custody dispute at a South Street residence. A man had barricaded himself inside the residence with an infant child, Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said. The subject was allegedly refusing to return the child to the child’s mother.
The first officer on scene was informed that the man (whose name was not released, as court action is still pending) had taken drugs with a group of other people before the officer had arrived.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s volleyball team won three NESCAC matches last week at home, bringing its record to 10-3 for the season, 4-1 in NESCAC play.
On Wednesday, Middlebury fought off Williams, picking up a 3-1 (25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20) win.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into a shooting incident in Waltham.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, at approximately 6:20 p.m. VSP and Vergennes police responded to 7441 Ethan Allen Highway in Waltham for a report of a house being shot at.
Upon arrival police found that the southwest door of the residence had been damaged by what appeared to be a .45 caliber pistol round. The bullet only penetrated one of the two panes of glass resulting in no injuries to the two people who were inside of the residence at the time.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently investigated two alleged assaults at Northlands Job Corps and one at Vergennes Union High School, and charges followed the two Northlands investigations.
On Sept. 24, police arrested Andre Brown, 18, of New Haven, Conn., for simple assault and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. Police allege that Brown punched a fellow student several times in the face after the other student refused to submit to a search that Brown wanted to conduct because someone had stolen money from him.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited two juvenile Middlebury Union High School students for disorderly conduct after they allegedly fought on campus on Sept. 27.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of a fight between four people on Court Street on Sept. 24. Police said there was no one there upon their arrival.
• Were informed that a man had made threatening comments toward Middlebury College officials after being denied access to the campus on Sept. 24.
BRANDON — It was one of cinema’s first real shockers — a movie so frightening that its original audiences would shriek in terror and even faint. It was “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925), the silent horror film starring legendary actor Lon Chaney, and it will be revived with live music on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall and Community Center.
VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes will hold a silent auction of framed prints and watercolors by Addison artist Tom Johnson starting Oct. 6 and running through Oct. 20.
Born Feb. 22, 1922, in Camden, N.Y., Johnson graduated from Middlebury College in 1948. He studied watercolor painting there with Arthur K.D. Healy. He later studied with Xavier Gonzalez on Cape Cod and Dong Kingman at Columbia University and apprenticed in silkscreen printing to Arthur Young at Columbia.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary that occurred Monday between 8:25 a.m. and 4:40 p.m., when someone had kicked open the north door of a Pond Road home in Monkton.
Among the many items stolen was a pewter urn approximately 2.5 inches high in the shape of an upside down tear drop. The urn has black stripes and contains the ashes of the victim’s deceased infant child.