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Vermont State Police Log: Man shot in Starksboro residence

ADDISON COUNTY — A 30-year-old man was injured after “a weapon was discharged inside the residence” at 38 Hillside Drive in Starksboro this past Friday morning. Vermont State Police are calling the incident a “weapons offense.”
At 6:51 a.m. on May 29, troopers from the VSP New Haven barracks, along with detectives assigned to the Criminal Division, responded to the residence after receiving “a suspicious complaint that had originated in the town of Starksboro,” according to a press release issued by state police Friday afternoon.
The victim was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where he was treated for a non-life-threatening “injury to his lower extremities,” the press release said.
State police are withholding the victim’s name as the case is still under investigation.
When contacted by the Independent, VSP spokesperson Adam Silverman refused to answer questions related to the incident.
Police say there is no danger to the public.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Michael Notte at the New Haven barracks at 802-388-4919. Tips also may be submitted online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
In other recent incidents, troopers:
•  On May 28 at 8:45 p.m. responded to the lake access on Fern Lake Road in Leicester for a citizen dispute. Police ended up citing Joseph Pelkey, 51, of Salisbury for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•  On May 28 at approximately 5:15 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 near Lime Kiln Road in New Haven. Troopers report that Monique Simpson, 27, of Vergennes was driving a 2013 ford Focus northbound on Route 7 when she rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was turning right into a driveway. Simpson was transported to UVM Hospital for evaluation. The Focus was totaled. The driver of the truck was not injured, but the rear end of his vehicle was damaged. A traffic ticket is pending. Troopers were assisted on scene by members of New Haven Fire Department and rescue squads from New Haven, Bristol and Rutland.
•  On May 28 at about 10:30 p.m. went to a New Haven home to look into a report of a family fight. Police allege that Kelsey Williams, 21, of Essex had caused bodily injury and instilled fear of further injury in a household member, and that she also damaged multiple pieces of property belonging to the household member as well, and at the New Haven barracks. Police cited Williams for domestic assault, and two counts of unlawful mischief.
•  On May 29 shortly before 7 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 near River Road in New Haven. The 2010 Chevy Silverado involved in the crash had left the scene by the time police arrived, but troopers took a report from Lana Newman, 29, of Middlebury, the driver of the other vehicle in the crash, a 2008 Pontiac Vibe.
Police report that the Silverado pickup was southbound on Route 7 and passed the Vibe on the left then struck the driver’s side rear end of the Vibe, disabling the vehicle’s rear tire. After the collision, the pickup continued southbound on Route 7. Middlebury police located the Silverado, which was unoccupied. State police ultimately identified the driver as 49-year-old Karen Norton of Vergennes. Troopers cited Norton for leaving the scene of an accident and issued her a ticked for driving with a suspended license.
•  On May 26 just before 9 p.m. troopers responded to a report of a family disturbance at a South Bingham Street home in Cornwall. Police said their investigation showed that Todd Thompson, 52, of Cornwall had criminally threatened and assaulted a household member while in the presence of a child. Thompson had left the scene before troopers got there, so police sought and got an arrest warrant for Thompson. Thompson turned himself in the following day, and he was cited for domestic assault, criminal threatening, and offense committed within the presence of a child. He was released on $250 bail.

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