June 24th, 2015
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 15 arrested a Northlands Job Corps student for allegedly assaulting two other students, one of whom, police said, was taken to Porter Hospital for an overnight stay due to concussion and nausea.
Police cited Quamar M. Harmon, 18, of Newark, N.J., for simple assault for allegedly punching one victim in the back of the head, and for aggravated assault for kicking a second victim twice in the side of the face. The second victim was hospitalized, police said.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on June 19 of the theft of two orange extension ladders from two separate Case Street residences sometime within the past two weeks.Anyone with any information is asked to call Officer Kevin Emilio at 802-388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded on June 15 to the Inn on the Green for a report that one of the escaped convicts from New York was allegedly staying there. Police determined the convict was not staying at the hotel.
BRISTOL — During May, Bristol police patrolled several roads outside of the village per town contracts, including Daniel’s Four Corners, Monkton Road, Stoney Hill, Lovers Lane, Cove Road, Hewitt Road and Hardscrabble Road. During those patrols, police issued three tickets for not obeying a stop sign, one for not carrying a license and five for speeding, plus issued warnings for defective equipment and no inspection stickers.
ADDISON COUNTY — In activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division recently the following took place:
Christopher M. Allen, 34, of North Ferrisburgh pleaded innocent to a March 31 charge of simple assault, and was released with conditions.
For two May days I’ve stood on the lawn in front of the Capitol building in Montpelier with my two-by-three pictures of Vermont and New Hampshire mountains depicting the process of being destroyed by the cutting, blasting and bulldozing by green renewable energy facilities.
The pictures are uncomfortable. They make people stand and stare.
“Is this what really happens?” they ask. “I had no idea!”
MIDDLEBURY — A Bristol man on Tuesday pleaded innocent in Chittenden Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony count of first-degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon and a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment, in connection with a Monday incident during which he allegedly struck a woman after firing a shotgun blast into the ceiling of his home.
MIDDLEBURY — The Sheldon Museum’s annual outdoor Pops Concert and fireworks are a Vermont summer tradition for Lake Champlain area families and tourists. Celebrate the anniversary of Independence Day with a concert of Broadway standards, pops and patriotic music on Friday, June 26, performed by the Vermont Philharmonic in the meadow behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts at Middlebury College with commanding views of the Green Mountains, followed by a glorious fireworks display.
VERGENNES — Parking on Main Street in Vergennes will be severely curtailed for a couple days next week as the city undertakes a major paving project.
Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said that there will be no parking on Main Street between East Street and the Otter Creek Bridge from the evening of Monday, June 22, until the morning of Thursday, June 25.
City officials are hoping that they will be able to keep two lanes of traffic open during the paving process, but that won’t leave room for parking.