Police Reports

Hardwick man assaults woman, barricades home

A Hardwick man is in custody this morning after assaulting a woman at their Rte. 16 home and barricading himself against police intervention. 

Shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday, members of the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit were able to take Michael McCuen, 36, of Hardwick into custody. There were no reports of significant injuries. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 

As of 5:30 a.m., Vermont Route 16 has re-opened. 

The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing, including what charges McCuen might face. The Hardwick Police Department is the lead investigative agency.

The incident began when a female household member called the Hardwick Police Department at about noon Monday, Jan. 9, to report that she had been assaulted by McCuen. 

McCuen is known to police and has access to multiple firearms. Hardwick police contacted the Vermont State Police to request assistance in responding to the call. The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division also responded. 

The victim was able to leave the residence safely, while responding police agencies established a perimeter and began attempting to contact McCuen and persuade him to surrender. 

The victim of the domestic assault suffered minor injuries; no further injuries have been reported. The incident was contained to the Hardwick home, and there was no danger to the community.

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  1. “McCuen is known to police and has access to multiple firearms.”
    Unless, McCuen is a felon, I don’t care about his access to firearms. I do care about a fairly common pattern of women hooking up with and staying with losers. Women, think better of yourselves, better to be alone than with a spoiled boy who hasn’t grown up.