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Bill looks to slow stolen goods sales by imposing rules on pawnbrokers

Posted on February 18, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MONTPELIER — Legislation introduced last week in the Vermont House by Rep. Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, and two colleagues is intended to make it more difficult for those responsible for the many recent burglaries in Addison County and Vermont to dispose of stolen goods.

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Addison crime forum draws a big crowd, gets news of major busts

Posted on February 14, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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ADDISON — Organizers of a Feb. 7 community forum devoted to concerns about the recent wave of home break-ins in Addison and surrounding towns said 156 local residents showed up to listen to law enforcement officials, who detailed patrols and several recent arrests.

Crime forum organizer Don Jochum said earlier this week about 50 residents who showed up last week at the Addison Central School forum also expressed interest in forming a neighborhood watch group, and that he is working on scheduling a follow-up organizational meeting.

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New county investigator will pursue assault and sex crimes

Posted on February 7, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — State and local police are getting a big assist in their investigations of domestic assault and sexual abuse cases thanks to a newly created service based in the Addison County Sheriff’s Department headquarters.

It’s called the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, or ACUSI, and it includes a part-time investigator to help area law enforcement agencies bring to justice perpetrators of assault and sex crimes against adults and children.

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Some area residents nervous after a rash of home burglaries

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By John S. McCright



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the increase of burglaries in Addison County. The second part will focus on the state police’s new crime fighting tool.

ADDISON COUNTY — A Weybridge homeowner left her residence for an hour and locked every door in the house. She’d heard about area break-ins and her family was taking precautions.

“We were really locking our doors for the first time after 25 years in Vermont,” she recalled.

“We got hit anyway.”

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Homeowner: They can't steal the memories

Posted on January 31, 2013 |
By Bill Brooks



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Editor’s note: The writer of this story is one of many Addison County residents who has recently experienced a home break-in and the theft of precious family heirlooms of great sentimental value.

By BILL BROOKS

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Vergennes police, VSP make heroin bust in Leicester

Posted on December 20, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES/LEICESTER — Vergennes police on Tuesday — with a major assist from Vermont State Police — arrested three people in Leicester and charged them with selling heroin after finding more than 350 bags of the drug, $3,670 of cash, marijuana, and a stolen firearm at a Fern Lake Road home.

Police said the street value of each bag ranged from $20 to $30 per bag, meaning the street value of the drug seized by police on Wednesday ranged from $7,000 to $10,500.

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Bomoseen man charged in Shoreham domestic violence incident

Posted on December 18, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



SHOREHAM — Vermont State Police cited Jason A. Gagnon, 27, of Bomoseen for domestic assault and other charges on Monday after he allegedly tried to force his way into a Shoreham apartment and then allegedly vandalized a car belonging to one of the female occupants who had tried to defend herself with a pistol.

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Cornwall man charged in sexual assault on a child

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



VERGENNES — Vergennes police last Tuesday arrested a Cornwall man at his home and charged him with aggravated sexual assault on a child younger than 10 years old in connection with an incident at a Vergennes business earlier that day.

Michael S. Wedge, 29, was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Facility that night for lack of $25,000 bail. The next day he pleaded not guilty in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, and was jailed without bail. Wedge could face a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a fine up to $50,000 if found guilty.

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Heffernan gets 33 months in jail of gun crime

Posted on October 22, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



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BRISTOL — A Bristol man who was originally charged with attempted murder in a 2011 shooting incident that apparently revolved around a heroin deal gone bad, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and been sentenced to nearly three years in jail.

Dean C. Heffernan, 28, of Bristol was sentenced late last week in U.S. District Court in Rutland to 33 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

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Hubbardton woman jailed for defrauding Addison County development corp.

Posted on October 18, 2012 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — A Hubbardton woman has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for defrauding a combined total of $55,000 from several lending institutions — including the Addison County Economic Development Corp., or ACEDC.

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