ADDISON COUNTY — Late last week, Vermont State Police issued a statement describing an incident involving a Vergennes man.
Police said that on Saturday, Dec. 15, at approximately 9:30 a.m. a concerned motorist called 911 to report erratic operation of a red, Toyota pickup southbound on Interstate 89. The caller followed the vehicle at a safe distance, from Milton to South Burlington, while providing regular updates to the police dispatcher.
A trooper intercepted the vehicle, which bore Vermont license plate AMY442, and stopped it on Shelburne Road in South Burlington. He identified the driver, with an expired Vermont driver’s license, as 60-year-old Roger Kilburn of Vergennes.
During the roadside investigation police said they found Kilburn was in possession of marijuana as well as an expired Vermont medical marijuana card. Kilburn was screened for alcohol and taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) and possession of marijuana. Kilburn was processed at the Williston VSP barracks; his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.097 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. Police cited Kilburn DUI, second offense, and possession of marijuana and was issued a traffic ticket for driving with an expired license.
In other recent activity, VSP:
• On Dec. 26 received a report that someone had forced entry in a Lake Road home in Panton and stolen a firearm and an electronic device. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact VSP at 388-4919 or submit an anonymous tip by going online to www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” to keyword: VTIPS.
• On Dec. 26 arrested Jessica Popp, 25, of Monkton without incident on a warrant that had been issued on Dec. 20 for contempt of court. She was lodged at the Chittenden County Correction Facility.
• On Dec. 27 at 7:07 a.m. received a report that someone in a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee with a silver bottom had driven away from the Mobil Short Stop off Route 7 in Ferrisburgh without paying for gasoline.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact VSP.
• On Dec. 28 responded to a burglary in Ferrisburgh in which forced entry into an Arnold Bay Road residence was made through the front door by kicking it repeatedly sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
• On Dec. 29 at 3:10 p.m. responded to a one-car accident in Addison. Police said Michelle J. Barak, 27, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was westbound on Route 17 in a 2002 Ford ZX2 sedan when she entered a moderate curve, lost control of the car, and traveled off the north side of the road. After leaving the north side of the roadway the Ford collided with a utility pole, and sustained minimal-to-moderate front-end damage. There were no injuries. Police issued Barak a written warning for speeding.
• On Dec. 30 at 7:20 p.m. responded to a two-car accident on Horton Road in Orwell. Police said the two cars were traveling toward each other, and as they approached the top of a rise the two vehicles collided. Both sustained minor damage to the front bumper. All occupants of the vehicles were wearing seat belts and were not injured. The trooper reported that in the area of the crash the travel portion of Horton Road was narrowed due to the snow banks from the recent storm