Vermont State Police Log: Two charged in Whiting home assault

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police last week reported progress on their investigation into an incident at a Whiting home this past February that resulted in criminal citations issued to a woman and her mother.

On Feb. 19 at a little after 11 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a physical altercation in Whiting. At the time, police reported the call as a “citizen assist.” 

Trooper Sean Hauter last week said in a press release that further investigation showed that Kristy Many, 27, of Hardwick assaulted a victim, causing serious bodily injury. Police described that 38-year-old male victim as homeless but said he was living in Middlebury at the time. 

The victim reportedly was taken to the hospital. Many was in possession of a knife during the altercation, Hauter reported, though she did not use it. 

In a separate press release last week, state police said they discovered that in the days following the incident Diane Many, 55, of Bridport lied in a sworn, written statement, which Hauter said she did in order to deflect an investigation. 

On June 24, Diane Many went to the New Haven state police barracks and was cited to appear at Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on Sept. 16 to answer the charge of making false reports to law enforcement officers. 

On June 27, Kristy Many went to the Hardwick Police Department and was cited to answer to the charge of aggravated assault in the same court on the same day. 

In other recent activity, Vermont State Police troopers:

•On June 22 at around 9:30 a.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Police report that Jacqueline Rivers, 55, of Ferrisburgh was stopped in the northbound lane waiting to turn left onto Tuppers Crossing when a Subaru Legacy driven by Audrey Bean, 84, of Vergennes allegedly collided with the rear end of Rivers’s Nissan Rogue. 2. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police said.

Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took Rivers to Porter Medical Center to be treated for minor neck injuries; no injuries were reported for Bean.

Rivers’s Nissan was judged to be a total loss; Bean’s Subaru sustained extensive front-end damage.

Vergennes police assisted on scene.

•On June 26 at around a quarter passed 7 a.m. received a message to be on the lookout for an erratic driver on Hallock Road in New Haven. Troopers said they located the vehicle parked in a driveway off Hallock Road, approached the car and identified the driver as Randy Klinger, 34, of Vergennes. After detecting signs of impairment and screening Klinger for driving under the influence, troopers arrested Klinger, took him to the Vergennes Police Department and cited him for driving under the influence of drugs. Investigation into this incident is ongoing. 

•On June 26 just after 8 a.m. went to check out a report of a two-vehicle crash on Route 30 in Cornwall. Police said that Marthe Fisher, 69, of Bridport had stopped her Chevy Equinox in the northbound lane of Route 30 and about to make a right turn onto Morse Road when a Chevy Silverado driven by Kyle Cram, 26, of Brandon apparently attempted to go around the Equinox on the passenger’s side and collided with it. Neither alcohol nor drugs played a factor in the collision, police report. No injuries were reported, but the Equinox was considered a total loss.

Vermont State Police was assisted on scene by the Cornwall Fire Department.

•On June 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle for a misapplied inspection sticker on Route 116 at Quarry Road in Middlebury. Police said they learned that driver Jamie Trinci, 33, of Bristol had a civilly suspended driver’s license and that she had an active warrant for her arrest. The trooper arrested Trinci and took her to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility, where she was remanded into the custody into the Department of Corrections. Bail was set at $25.

•On June 28 received information regarding a burglary at a Conkey Hill Road home in Orwell. Police report that “entry was gained into the residence and undisclosed items were taken.” Anyone with information on this burglary is asked to contact Trooper Mae Murdock at the New Haven state police barracks at 802-388-4919. Informants may also submit an anonymous tip online at vtips.info.

•On June 29 at around a quarter to 2 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle on Route 116 in Bristol. In the end, state police cited Jessica LaRose, 40, of Colchester for driving under the influence, and took her to ACT 1 in Burlington where she was held until sober. 

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