Hanover Seeks Volunteers to Pull Garlic Mustard

The Town of Hanover is seeking volunteers to pull up the invasive garlic mustard plant.  Twenty-Five neighborhoods in Hanover are now known to have the invasive species.  Displays are setup at the Howe and Etna Libraries, Town Hall, Hanover’s three schools, and the Black Community Center.  Displays show the plant, map of known colonies, and handouts to help volunteers identify the plant with tips for its control.

Mink Brook West Trail and the Girl Brook Trail have signposts and stations where large drawstring trash bags for garlic mustard contributions, and trail users are encouraged to pull a few handfuls of the plant and place these in the bags provided. For more information, contact Vicki Smith at 603-643-3214.

VT Man Charged with Cruelty to a Child

Vermont State Police arrested a Cavendish VT man on Sunday for Cruelty to Child under 10 years of age.  Police say they responded to a family fight at a Cavendish residence shortly after 8:00 AM on Sunday. After an investigation, officers discovered Travis J. West had assaulted a minor child in the household on Saturday.  West was cited to appear in Windsor Criminal Court on a later date.

Woman Charged with Assault on Police Officer

A Bellows Falls woman was charged with Assault on a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct on Monday.  Vermont State Police said Meghan B. Hitchcock was put in protective custody because of her intoxication level. Hitchcock was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for an evaluation.  While at the hospital, Hitchcock became aggressive towards the Troopers, kicking one and attempting to punch him.  Officers arrested Hitchcock and ordered her held until sober at the Southern State Correctional Facility.  She will appear on July 25th in Windham Criminal Court to answer the charges.

Lebanon Police Annual Golf Tournament

Join Us! Donate! Be a Sponsor! These are ways you can be a part of our annual child health and community programs golf tournament on Thursday, July 20 at the Lake Morey Resort. For over twenty-five years, the Lebanon Police Department has raised funds through the golf tournament to support our youth and community programs.
Raffle donations and participation from the corporations, local businesses and individuals in the Upper Valley have made this tournament a success each year, as well as a fun time for those participating. We still have room for more teams to join us but the June 9 team deadline is fast approaching. To register a team or become a sponsor, the form can be found here
If you would like additional information, please contact either Officer Peter Begin Peter.Begin@lebcity.com or Administrative Assistant Beth Beraldi at 448-8800 or Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com .
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Lebanon Woman Arrested for DUI with Child in Car

On May 20, 2017, around 12:41 a.m. the Lebanon Police Department received a call that a woman was intoxicated and had just driven to a residence in Lebanon with a young child in the car.
Officers responded to Renihan Meadows and located, Courtney Briley, age 34. Briley was found to be intoxicated. After a brief investigation, she was taken into custody for driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.
Briley was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and is due to be arraigned July 10 at the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court.

Kitchen Accident Deemed Reason for Newport Fire

A kitchen accident was determined to be the cause of a fire that ravaged a multi unit apartment building in Newport on Saturday.  Newport Fire Officials said heavy fire was coming from the downstairs apartment building when they arrived at 21 Summer Street just after 6:30 pm.  Newport immediately issued a second alarm to call in multiple mutual aid companies.  Two residents were treated at the scene for minor injuries but no other injuries were reported.

Firefighters searched the second floor for pets reported left behind in an apartment. They were able to save two dogs and a cat, but several other animals perished.

High heat, fire conditions and modified construction hindered fire fighting operations but the blaze was deemed under control just before 10:30 pm.  Newport firefighters returned to the scene on Sunday to check for hotspots and clean up.  The Red Cross is assisting several families displaced from the fire.  The fire was investigated by the Newport Police and Fire Departments before determining the fire was caused by a kitchen accident

Springfield VT Woman is Sullivan Co. Fugitive of the Week

FELICIA SURETHING

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 123 OLIVE STREET, SPRINGFIELD VT. DOB: 5-8-89

DESCRIPTION: WHITE FEMALE, HGT 502, WGT 230. EYES GREEN, HAIR BLACK REASON: FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT

ORIGINAL OFFENSE: CONSPIRACY/SALE OF CONTROLLED DRUG (HEROIN)

ON FEBRUARY 22, 2017 THE SULLIVAN COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTED MS SURETHING ON ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY/SALE OF CONTROLLED DRUG (HEROIN) A CLASS B FELONY.  ON THE SAME DATE

MS SURETHING WAS IDICTED ON ONE COUNT OF PRINCIPLE/ACCOMPLICE-SALE OF CONTROLLED DRUG (HEROIN) A CLASS B FELONY. ON APRIL 19· 2017 THE SULLIVAN COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTED

MS SURETHING ON ONE COUNT OF PRINCIPLE/ACCOMPLICE-POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DRUG (HEROIN) A CLASS B FELONY.

 

ON MAY 4, 2017 MS SURETHING FAILED TO APPEAR IN SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT FOR HER ARRAIGNMENT.

 

ON MAY 10, 2017 THE SULLIVAN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ISSUED A WARRANT FOR MS SURETHING, FOR FAILING TO APPEAR ON MAY 4, 2017.

Police Involved Shooting Under Investigation

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that an investigation is ongoing into an officer involved shooting incident that occurred in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. today, a New Hampshire State Trooper spotted a stolen vehicle from Vermont driving on I-89.  The adult male driver of that vehicle eventually stopped on I-89 in Hopkinton.  Afterwards, there was a confrontation between the driver and several police officers at the scene.  During that confrontation, the driver of the stolen vehicle was shot.  He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he is expected to recover from his injuries.

No law enforcement officers were physically injured during the incident.

The circumstances that led to the incident are under investigation.

Bradford VT Woman Charged with DUI and Possession

Vermont State Police stopped Amy Grady on South Main Street in Bradford on 05/19/2017 at approximately 1100 hours after she was observed driving while talking on her cell phone. After observing indicators of criminal activity, Troopers obtained consent to search her vehicle. Said search revealed cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Grady was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI Drugs and possession of cocaine. She was processed for DUI Drugs and  released on a citation to appear in Orange County Court on 07/12/2017.

 

Two Brush Fires in Hartford VT

Two brush fires on Podunk Road in Hartford VT kept firefighters busy yesterday afternoon.  Hartford Fire Chief Scott Cooney said Hartford Fire Department was attending a small blaze at 832 Podunk road when they learned of a larger brush fire on the 300 block. The second fire was in close to residences and quickly went to a 1st alarm calling mutual aid companies from Lebanon Hanover, Sharon, Woodstock and Hartland.  Due to the heat and numerous firefighters, Thetford Fire Department and the Red Cross were called on for refreshments for firefighters.  Down power lines were attributed to the cause of both fires. The larger fire burnt 3.4 acres but was prevented from spreading to any nearby structures. Windsor and Norwich Fire companies manned the Hartford Fire Station. All units were back in quarters by 8:30 PM.