April 26th, 2012
Of all the destruction wrought in Vermont by Tropical Storm Irene, the most widely seen was the collapse of the covered bridge in Bartonsville.
The bridge’s destruction by the rain-swollen Williams River made The New York Times. A handheld video, shot as the bridge sank into the river, was shown on “The Today Show.” New Yorker writer John Seabrook chimed in with “Requiem for a Covered Bridge.”
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Zachary C. Faber, 18, of Alamo, Calif., for disorderly conduct and simple assault during an event at Middlebury College’s Nelson Arena on April 22. A security guard at the event reported a student had assaulted him. Officers found Faber restrained by event security, according to police.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes man already facing domestic assault charges was cited on Sunday in Stowe for violating conditions of his release because he was staying at a Stowe hotel with his alleged victim, a woman the court ordered him to stay away from, according to city police.
At the same time, Stowe police cited the alleged victim for providing false information to them for claiming that she was the man’s wife when police responded to the scene of a domestic dispute there.
WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police arrested two Weybridge youths in connection with a burglary at an occupied, local dwelling on April 20.
One of the accused — Ariel Moore, 19 — is the granddaughter of the owners of the home, who were sleeping at the time of the crime, according to police.
Both Moore and her alleged accomplice, Jessi L. Curavoo, 18, are accused in the April 20 break-in of the Perkins Road home of Ida and Lawrence Washington, 87 and 86, respectively. The culprits allegedly made off with $2,750 worth of property from the home.
BRISTOL — Vermont State Police are investigating an April 22 domestic assault in Bristol that culminated in the suspected suicide of the perpetrator in Jericho later that day.
Police said they initially responded to a reported domestic assault at a home on Route 116 in Bristol where a man and woman were allegedly assaulted by Shad Hance, 39, of Jericho. State police declined to identify the victims or their address, citing the ongoing investigation and a desire to protect the identities of assault victims.
LEICESTER — A Leicester man was arrested for assault and other charges after he allegedly struck an elderly couple at their Fern Lake home and then took their phone so they couldn’t call for help on April 23.
Vermont State Police arrested Donald Foley, 48, who pleaded innocent on Tuesday in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, to two charges of simple assault and one charge of interfering with access to emergency services. Those charges stemmed from an alleged verbal dispute that Foley had with his neighbors that authorities said turned physical.
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police arrested Stepfanie Williams, 20, of New Haven on the charge of grand larceny for allegedly stealing $12,000-$13,500 worth of metal from a local residence on April 15.
Police allege Williams took the metal to an area scrap yard and sold it for a small fraction of the actual value of the material, according to police.
MIDDLEBURY — Division I Burlington on this past Wednesday won both the boys’ and girls’ sides of a track and field meet hosted by Middlebury Union High School at Middlebury College, but the Tigers and the visiting Mount Abraham and Vergennes teams, all D-II squads, had highlights.
Burlington won the girls’ meet with 145 points, with MUHS (52) edging Mount Abe (46) for second and VUHS in third (9). The already small VUHS team was shorthanded because several students, including steady point-scorers, were on a school language trip.