Bear dies in I-89 collision / Arrest in fed office burglary

A Quebec driver struck and killed a bear on I-89 Monday, September 26.

At about 11 pm, State Police were notified of a vehicle that struck a bear on I-89 northbound near MM107 in Georgia. The operator, Maxime Desourdy (age 41, Quebec) was unable to avoid hitting the bear while approaching the overpass at the above mentioned mile marker. 

Desourdy’s Infiniti 2019 vehicle sustained contact and damage to the front driver side, but no injuries were reported. The bear was deceased and the vehicle was towed from the scene by Townline Auto.

Federal office robbed in Newport, one arrest – Newport Police have arrested one man and are looking for two others in connection to a break-in at the U.S. Department of Agriculture office in Newport.

Police were notified that someone had burglarized the Waterfront Plaza office on September 16.

An office window had been broken into overnight, and approximately $2,600 worth of various items, including a laptop computer, a bank card, and a checkbook, were missing.

Later in the day, police learned someone had tried to cash a check that was stolen in the burglary at a bank on Gardner Street, but that they were unsuccessful.

The stolen bank card was used two times, once at an ATM on Main Street, and again at a mini market on Route 101 in North Troy.

Surveillance footage enabled police to identify several suspects, including Kasey Ainsworth, 29, of Newport.

Police located Ainsworth yesterday and charged him with burglary, false pretense or token, and possession of stolen property.

Newport Police say they are also seeking Byron Chamber, 27, and Alex Becker, 34, in connection with the incident.

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