Police Reports

Bomb squad handles old nitro / Horse dies in crash

Crystals signifying dangerous instability seen on nitroglycerin disposed of Tuesday by VSP bomb squad.

Following an operation lasting a little over three hours Tuesday Feb. 8, members of the Vermont State Police Bomb Squad successfully disposed of explosives that had degraded to unsafe levels in the town of Georgia, police say.

The Bomb Squad used a controlled burn to safely consume 30 sticks of nitroglycerin-based dynamite that had started to display crystals of nitroglycerin on the surface, creating a potentially hazardous condition.

Bomb Squad members were accompanied by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Georgia Fire & Rescue Department. They were on scene at the property on Oakland Station Road from 10 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. today. The dynamite was possessed legally, and no criminal charges are expected.

“It was an uneventful outcome, which in this field of work is exactly how we want it,” said Vermont State Police Capt. David Petersen, commander of the Bomb Squad.

Horse killed in crash — A 19-year-old driver from Cambridge was involved in a crash caused by a horse in the road in Underhill this morning.

The car vs. horse crash took place on Pleasant Valley Road, near the intersection of Lap Run Road, at around 6:00 a.m. Police say there were no reported injuries, but unfortunately, the horse passed away.

The owner of the horse, Mary Fuller, 32, of Underhill, assisted with the horse’s removal from the roadway, police say. State Police were assisted by members of the Underhill/Jericho Fire Department and Notch Road Auto.

Burlington pair arrested for drug crimes – Police say they arrested Jason Anderson, 45, of Burlington, and Christine Terry, 38, of Burlington, following a lengthy narcotics investigation.

Detectives also say they have established Anderson as a burglary suspect in addition to the narcotics investigation.

Upon seeing police vehicles approaching him, Anderson fled on foot when approached by police, but was taken into custody shortly after. Terry was taken into custody without incident.

Anderson is facing several counts of methamphetamine sales, methamphetamine possession, burglary, and aggravated assault. Police say he is currently on supervised release with Burlington Probation and Parole after he was convicted of several burglaries into occupied dwellings.

Anderson was apprehended by Burlington Police in 2017 after he was interrupted by a homeowner while burglarizing a residence. During that burglary, Anderson pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the homeowner before fleeing.

Terry is facing several counts of narcotics sales and possession. She was scheduled to appear in court on February 3 but did not attend, police say. Terry is now scheduled to appear in court on February 27.