• Vermont State Police Apr 18

    Vermont State Police Looking for Missing Man

    Police in Vermont are looking for a missing 63-year-old man from Bristol. Vermont State Police say Walter Rusch was reported missing from his home at 5:45 p.m. Friday. According to police, Rusch was last seen at home overnight Thursday into Friday but was gone by 6 a.m. Rusch is believed to be on foot and may have been spotted walking…

  • Vermont Mar 4

    New Vt. State Trooper Believed to Be First From Refugee Community

    One of the newest members of the Vermont State Police is making history, by blazing what he hopes is a new path for immigrants and people who came to this country as refugees — such as himself. “Whenever I put on the uniform, what’s going through my mind is, ‘I’m going out to help people,’” said Trooper Omar Bulle,...

  • Vermont Mar 4

    Vermont State Police Welcomes First Somali Bantu Trooper

    One of the newest members of the Vermont State Police is a Somali refugee who hopes to pave the way for other immigrants.

  • Vermont State Police Jan 2

    Vt. Police Seek Truck Driver in Crash That Seriously Injured Mass. Man

    Vermont State Police are seeking the driver of a truck that struck a Massachusetts man on New Year’s Day. The incident happened on Interstate 91 in Rockingham at around 3:45 a.m. on Friday. Police say Kyle Uhlman, 25, of Northborough, had rear ended a tractor trailer truck with his van. He exited the vehicle and appeared to be “experiencing a…

  • Essex Police Dec 12, 2020

    Missing VT Man, 89, Found Dead in Woodbury, Police Say

    A missing 89-year-old Vermont man was found dead in his car on Saturday morning, having seemingly driven to the end of a remote logging road in Woodbury, according to authorities. The man, identified as Clint Casavant from Essex Junction, was last seen around the start of the week. Police searched for several days, believing he may be confused and not…

  • Vermont Dec 2, 2020

    Baby's Parents Arrested 4 Months After His Death in Vermont

    The parents of a 1-month-old baby boy have been arrested four months after the infant died in the family’s Vermont home. Stephanie Gero, 28, and Matthew Cushing, 36, were arrested Wednesday in connection to the death of their 1-month-old son Leo, state police announced. Both Gero and Cushing are charged with cruelty to a child with death resulting. Gero is…

  • Rutland Nov 23, 2020

    Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Vt. Hotel Room

    Law enforcement officials in Vermont are investigating a suspicious death at a hotel in Rutland. Officers responded to the Quality Inn, located at 253 South Main Street, around 3:40 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a disturbance in a hotel room, Vermont State Police said in a press release. Officers found a man dead in the room, police said,…

  • Vermont State Police Oct 22, 2020

    Steer Clear: Bovine on the Loose Is Nabbed on Vermont Interstate

    A Vermont steer had to be wrangled from the middle of Interstate 91 after it escaping its enclosure in Newbury Wednesday morning, state police said. Troopers responded to a report of a large steer on I-91 south, near mile marker 107, at 11:20 a.m., according to a news release from Vermont State Police. When troopers arrived, the steer was located…

  • drug trafficking Oct 16, 2020

    Dozens Facing Charges After 18-Month Drug, Guns Investigation in Vt., Mass.

    Up to 82 people are facing charges related to drug trafficking, unlawful gun possession and other federal violations after an 18-month multi-agency investigation targeting illegal trafficking of guns and drugs between Vermont and western Massachusetts, federal prosecutors said. Law enforcement seized 128 firearms and 7,511 rounds of ammunition during the investigation from October 2018 to February of 2020, according to…

  • Vermont Aug 2, 2020

    Virtual Public Meetings in August on Proposed Police Changes

    Two Vermont House committees will be hosting virtual public hearings later this month to get input on proposed changes to law enforcement in the state. The panels are considering ways police practices in Vermont should change, including policies on use of force, citizen oversight, use of body cameras, hiring and training of police officers, and other relevant issues. The move…

  • starksboro Aug 2, 2020

    Police Say 2 ATV Riders Die After Collision With Truck in Vt.

    Vermont State Police say two people are dead after the ATV they were riding was hit by a truck on Route 116 in Starksboro that was being operated by a man allegedly under the influence of drugs. The crash was reported just before 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police say a Honda ATV Fourtrax driven by 21-year-old Tracy Bedell was traveling westbound…

  • Vermont State Police Jul 6, 2020

    Engagement Ring, Wedding Band Stolen From Vt. Home

    Someone’s engagement ring and wedding band were stolen from a Vermont home, according to state police. Troopers say the 0.92-carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring and a wedding band were taken Friday during a home break in at 230 Lake Brook Drive in Georgia, Vt. An undisclosed amount of cash and a signed baseball bat were also taken during the…

  • Vermont Jun 15, 2020

    Newport Man Dies in Car Crash in Wheelock, Vt.

    Vermont State Police say a Newport man has died in a car crash in Wheelock. Police say 20-year-old Tristan Coderre was traveling on Route 16 early Sunday morning when his car drifted off the road, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Police responded to the crash 11 hours later on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. They say Coderre died…

  • Vermont State Police Jun 2, 2020

    Man Allegedly Throws ‘Large Pickle' Out Window in Vermont, Hurting Worker

    A Massachusetts man is likely feeling more sour than sweet after being charged with assault for throwing a pickle out of his car window, hitting a state employee who was working on the road. Vermont State police said Christoph Herrmannsdoerfer of Williamstown, Massachusetts was driving on Route 7 in Pownal on Monday when he threw a large pickle out of…

  • Vermont May 28, 2020

    After Daylong Search, Vermont Shooting Suspect Takes Own Life

    A Vermont man wanted in connection with a shooting Wednesday morning in Underhill took his own life later in the day, according to state police. Authorities believe Evan Labonte, 24, of Fairfax, shot 28-year-old Ryan Prue multiple times as Prue was pulling out of his a driveway on Meadow Lane at about 7:30 a.m. Prue was able to get back…

  • William Wheelock Feb 6, 2020

    Vermont Police Seeking Missing Murderer Who Fled Furlough

    Vermont State Police, local police and federal agents are searching for a potentially dangerous convicted murderer who fled from furlough eight days after he was released from prison.

  • Vermont Feb 4, 2020

    Drunk Man Arrested After Driving Up Ski Slopes: Police

    Vermont State Police arrested a drunken man who attempted to drive up Magic Mountain ski slopes in Londonderry on Jan. 24. Police responded to a report at approximately 11 p.m. that a man was attempting to drive from the parking area up the ski slopes. The Magic Mountain Ski Area closes at 4 p.m. on Fridays. According to police, Frederick…

  • Killington Resort Dec 29, 2019

    NY Man Dead From Skiing Accident at Vermont Resort

    A skier who lost control and crashed into a tree at the Killington Ski Resort in Vermont on Saturday has died, state police say. The 48-year-old man was travelling fast down an intermediate trail when he collided with the tree around 3 p.m., according to Vermont State Police. He was not wearing a helmet at the time. The victim, identified…

  • Vermont Dec 5, 2019

    Vermont State Police Troopers ID'd in Bristol Shooting

    The names of the two Vermont State Police troopers involved in a Bristol shooting have been released. Police say troopers Robert Helm and Matthew Hood fired their service rifles Tuesday night and hit 28-year-old Greg West multiple times. West was hospitalized in critical condition. Both troopers are assigned to the New Haven Barracks. Bristol police Officer Jori Fairbanks was also…

  • Attorney Nov 27, 2019

    Vermont Man Held on Hate Crime Accusations

    A magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered that a central Vermont man be held in a detention center while he awaits future court hearings, following accusations that are believed to be the first in the state to bring a federal hate crime prosecution. Police in Barre City said in late July that Stuart Kurt Rollins made life hell for his neighbors,...

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