• Vermont Sep 13

    Hot Air Balloon Crashes in Vermont, But Occupants Avoid Injuries

    Federal authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash in the town of Ryegate, Vermont. The Vermont State Police say there were no injuries in the incident that began Sunday when the balloon that had taken off from the Post Mills airport landed in the trees. Police say the pilot of the balloon, Keith Sproul, 62, of North Brunswick, New…

  • fake vaccination cards Sep 8

    Vt. Governor Blasts Bogus Vaccine Cards as ‘Just a Dumb Thing to Do'

    Vermont’s governor is blasting the alleged actions of three former state troopers as foolish and against the spirit of helping others during the pandemic. The reaction came after the announcement from Vermont State Police that the men resigned under a cloud of suspicion that they had various roles in making phony COVID-19 vaccination cards. “It’s just a dumb thing...

  • coronavirus Sep 8

    3 Vt. Troopers Resign Amid Allegations of Fake Vaccine Card Scam

    People across Vermont are reacting to the allegations that three state police troopers took part in a scheme to create fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards.

  • coronavirus Sep 8

    Vt. State Troopers Accused in Fake Vaccine Card Scheme Resign

    Three Vermont state troopers who are accused of being involved in a scheme to create fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards have resigned, state police said Tuesday.

  • Vermont Sep 4

    Woman Reported Missing in Vermont Found Safe

    A woman reported missing Friday in Vermont has been found safe. Police in Vermont had asked for the public’s help finding 41-year-old Amber Mann, who was seen just before 3 p.m. on Tangletown Road in Middlesex, where she had gone into the woods for a walk. State police said shortly before 10:30 p.m. that Mann had been found in...

  • Vermont Aug 12

    Police: Motorcyclist Dies After Crash on Vermont Route 9

    A motorcyclist died after a crash on Vermont Route 9 in the town of Woodford, state police said. The crash happened at about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday when an eastbound motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed was unable to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle crossed the center line and collided with a westbound vehicle, police said. The name…

  • Vermont Jul 18

    1 Person Dead After Crash in Vermont

    Vermont State Police say a pickup truck driver crashed into a guardrail in Charlotte on Saturday and died at a hospital. The driver, 22-year-old Gregory Ouellette, of Bristol, was the only one in the truck. He was traveling south on Route 7 at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when the truck crossed into oncoming traffic, struck the guard rail, and rolled….

  • Vermont May 24

    Girl, 2, Dies After Being Hit by SUV at Vermont Campground

    A 2-year-old girl has died after being hit by an SUV at a campground in Enosburg, Vermont, on Sunday evening, state police said.  The accident happened after 5 p.m., when a woman dropped a 7-year-old passenger from her vehicle, a Ford Explorer, on a dirt road near a campsite in Brookside Campground, according to police.  When she began driving away,…

  • 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…

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