Category Archives: Crime

Randolph man charged for possession of firearms in violation of court order

BERKSHIRE — A Randolph man has been charged with possession of firearms in violation of a court order, after Vermont State Police received a report from a Berkshire resident. A Randolph…

Vermont State Police now working with Houston firm Othram to analyze evidence in Brianna Maitland disappearance case

WATERBURY – The Vermont State Police has announced they will be working with a third party that will conduct a new analysis of evidence in Brianna Maitland disappearance case. Maitland…

Is Vermont Experiencing an Arson Epidemic?

On February 21 police were notified of a structure fire in Cambridge that destroyed a local sugar house and its contents estimated at a value of $50,000. After more than…

Vermont State Police investigating mysterious death of local man

GUILFORD, Vt – State Police are investigating the death of a Guilford man. The man, identified as Robert “Zach” Phelps, 43, died on August 15 at the Darthmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center…

Vermont law enforcement officials release name of man found dead behind motel

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Last Friday, police received several calls reporting a disturbance at motel in Brattleboro, Vermont. Once on the scene, police discovered the dead body of a man who…

Good Samaritan Gets a Punch In the Face by Ambush Bandit

According to the Vermont State Police, Steven Bessette Jr., 33, was driving erratically sometime around midday on Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle heading Southbound on I-89 and…

Parent company of Maplefields among other gasoline distributors settles $100M ‘price-fixing’ suit for $1.5M

A group of Vermont gasoline distributors accused of illegal price-fixing has settled a class-action lawsuit for $1.5million. The Burlington weekly Seven Days reports that RL Vallee, owner of the Maplefields…

Billionaire Opioid ‘Kingpin’ John Kapoor, Founder of Insys Therapeutics Guilty of Conspiracy and Racketeering

BOSTON – The first pharmaceutical industry leader to be prosecuted for crimes related to the growing opioid epidemic has been convicted in Boston. A jury found John Kapoor, founder of…

Franklin County Tops State Per Capita Rankings in Child Abuse and Neglect

According to state court statistics, child abuse and neglect cases in Vermont have risen dramatically over the last year with Franklin County ranking highest from 93 cases in 2017 to…