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Vermont State Police Log: Man cited for hitting someone with a gun

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police jailed a Bridport man last week for allegedly hitting someone with a gun.
On Sept. 6 at around 4 p.m., troopers responded to a report of an assault off Market Road in Bridport. After a short investigation they determined that 28-year-old Ramon Veneroso had used the handle of a handgun to assault another member of the household.
After several days of searching for Veneroso, state police located him in Bridport on Sept. 9.
Police arrested Veneroso. coted for domestic assault and lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 bail.
In other recent activity, state police:
•  On Sept. 3 were called to a Quaker Village Road home in Weybridge to investigate the theft of two roosters and a female peacock from a locked barn. The victim also reported that the suspect(s) made off with two 30-gallon metal feed bins that were full of grain for the livestock. The victim heard the news report that another Addison County resident had five chickens stolen the week before and he came forward based on the news story to report his stolen livestock and feed. Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact state police at 388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
•  On Sept. 7 looked into a report that an unoccupied home on Downingsville Road in Lincoln had been burglarized. The property owner told a trooper that she had seen a larger pick up truck with amber running lights on its roof backed up to the home at approximately midnight. Several antiques were stolen, including an antique wagon wheel, an antique wall mounted rotary phone, a meat cleaver and an antique surveying set. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the state police at 388-4919. 
•  On Sept. 9 at 11:01 p.m. stopped a car driven by 45-year-old Nancy Abare of Charlotte on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh because it had no headlights on. A preliminary breath test showed that Abare’s blood alcohol content was 0.196 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police cited Abare for driving under the influence.
•  On Sept. 10 at 2:51 p.m. responded to a report of a fire at the covered bridge that spans Otter Creek between Creek Road in Salisbury and Swamp Road in Cornwall. The fire destroyed the bridge; no one was injured. Police are investigating; anyone with information about the cause of the fire is asked to call Det. Sgt. Sutton at the Rutland state police barracks at 802-773-9101 or the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program (VATAP) at 1-800-32-ARSON.
A full story on the fire appears on addisonindependent.com.
•  On Sept. 10 at approximately 2:21 p.m. responded to a one-car crash on Route 7 in Pittsford. At the time of this crash it was raining and there was standing water on the road. Police report that Jason New, 28, of Brandon was driving a 2006 Ford Focus southbound on Route 7 at speeds no greater than 50 mph. when the car traveled over rainwater on the roadway surface, and as a result the car began to hydroplane. The car rotated counterclockwise, went off the road, overturned and came to rest on its wheels. Neither New or his passenger were injured as a result of the crash. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department and Pittsford First Response.

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