Essex woman cited for shooting / Molotov cocktails found / sexual assault in Newbury

Police say they have identified the shooter in an investigation that opened in Essex on Saturday.

Police say Johara Arbow, 22, of Essex came to the station to speak with an officer on Sunday. During the conversation, Arbow allegedly confessed to the shooting that was reported in the area of River Road and Sand Hill Road at around 6:40 p.m.

The victim told police that several shots were fired in his direction by a suspect in a dark sport utility vehicle.

Officers learned there has been an ongoing dispute between the victim and Arbow for several months culminating in the incident.

The firearm was recovered later in the morning in a large parking lot in the area of the incident after a concerned citizen located a spent casing and reported it to police. Officers responded and located the firearm as described by Arbow nearby.

Arbow was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was issued conditions of release and issued a flash citation to appear in Chittenden Superior Court on Monday at 10:00 a.m.

Molotov Cocktails found — Police are investigating a suspicious incident that took place in Colchester yesterday.

Authorities say they were notified of a call reporting several suspicious bottles next to a fence adjacent to the Sunset Drive-In on Porters Point Road at around 4:00 p.m.

Police say responding officers found four glass bottles that contained liquid. One of the bottles was capped by a piece of cloth. Police identified these as potential improvised incendiary devices. Molotov Cocktails, named after the Russian foreign minister Molotov by the opposing Finnish army in WWII, are glass bottles filled with combustible fluids (usually gasoline) and ignited via a wick of cloth in the neck of the bottle.

The Colchester Fire Department was called to the scene as well as the Vermont Hazardous Material Response Team and the Vermont State Police Bomb Squad. After examining the devices, the hazards were mitigated by the VHMRT.

Police are still investigating this incident. Anyone with information is being asked to call Colchester Police at 802-264-5555.

Sexual assault in Newbury – On Sunday March 20 at 9 AM, the Vermont State Police received a report of a possible instance of sexual abuse in the town of Newbury.  Investigation led to the arrest of Jordan Schettini, 39 of Newbury for Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Child and Aggravated Sexual Assault.

Schettini was arrested and processed at the Vermont State Police Bradford Outpost and was held without bail. The Vermont State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Orange County Sherriff’s Department as well as Vermont Department of Children and Families.

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  1. Well, that appears to be all neatly resolved. After all, it’s simply human nature coupled with good ol’ Vermont tradition to shoot at, with obvious intent to murder, another person with whom you have had a “dispute” with right?? I mean, who hasn’t done this????

    Oh. Wait…..

  2. seriously…Who in their right mind would allow a person to shoot at someone several times and let them go. oh yeah i forgot where we live and who is running things.. my bad..

    • Great question for bj donavan and all the progressives pushing gun control for legal gun owners but not for felons.

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