The Vermont State Police has arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of Vincent Keithan earlier this month in St. Johnsbury.
Detectives arrested Jerry Ramirez, 35, of Brooklyn, New York, on a charge of second-degree murder arising from the killing of Keithan, 44, on March 1 outside a hospital. Ramirez was arrested Wednesday afternoon, March 16, at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury. He had been jailed in New York following his apprehension on a warrant for aggravated assault related to an incident prior to the fatal shooting, and was extradited to Vermont on Tuesday night, March 15.
Ramirez was ordered jailed without bail pending an arraignment scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in St. Johnsbury.
Kitten neglected, not stolen – March 1 just before midnight, Vermont State Police in the Westminster barracks was notified of a stolen kitten in Londonderry. Further investigation led the troopers to believe the complainant, Alysha Devoe, 20, had reported a false incident and neglected the animal.
Devoe was issued a criminal citation and is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windham Criminal Division, on May 3 to answer to the charges of providing false information to law enforcement and animal cruelty.
Social media threatening – on Dec. 17 at 10 pm, state troopers received a social media complaint. Investigation revealed Sabrina Wedge, 39 of Charlotte used social media to intimidate and harass a victim, Julieanne McGrath, 19, of Vergennes, police say. On March 16, Wedge was issued a citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court.
Suspected Rte. 12 burglar on the lam – Since January 2022, Vermont State Police have received multiple burglaries and larcenies within the Route 12 corridor of Hartland. Through investigation, as well as information from the public, Shawn Currier, 34, was connected to these incidents. On March 15, troopers conducted a search warrant on Currier’s residence on VT Route 12 in Hartland. Multiple items that were reported as stolen were recovered from the residence. The Vermont State Police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Currier, whose picture is attached to this press release.