Stranger offers kids a ride and candy

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who was involved in a suspicious incident in Swanton on Sunday.

Police say two juveniles were walking on Hog Island Road at around 1:00 p.m. The children told an adult that a man with gray/white hair approached them in a tan-colored, “beat-up and dented” sedan and offered them a ride and candy.

The man drove off without further incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the State Police at 802-388-4784.

Fugitive fished out of Winooski River – Kyle Pickett, 28, of Montpelier was arrested Friday after police found the alleged fugitive from justice in the Winooski River in Waterbury. 

Kyle Pickett

Authorities say they were notified of an individual that appeared to be creating a disturbance by yelling and screaming, near Billing’s Mobile, in Waterbury, at around 11 AM. Police say they contacted the accused who immediately fled on foot. The trooper was then notified by a member of the public of the accused’s identity and the fact that he might be armed with a firearm.

Out of an abundance of caution, due to the nature of this call and the proximity of local schools, the State Police notified the Waterbury schools of this unfolding situation, and the schools went into lockdown. There were no threats made to the schools in question.

As this incident unfolded, police learned that the accused had an active warrant for his arrest in the State of New Hampshire for the crimes of receiving stolen property over $1,500, and possession of crack cocaine. Pickett also had an active Vermont warrant for his arrest for the crimes of resisting arrest and impeding, with bail set by the Washington Court at $1,000.

Police say he was located at around 1:30 p.m. in the Winooski River, behind Dascomb Rowe Field in Waterbury after numerous tips from the public. He was ordered to shore and taken into custody by Wardens and Troopers without further incident.

Teen dies in crash – A tragic car crash on Interstate 91 in Barton, claimed the life of a teenager and left two adults seriously injured Sunday.

On Sunday, at around 12:43 p.m., police were alerted to an accident in the northbound lane. The 2013 Ford Explorer, driven by Ediberto Luna, 30, of East Boston, MA, veered off the right side of the wet interstate due to rainy conditions. It then descended an embankment, colliding with a concrete wall and trees.

Luna, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time, sustained severe life-threatening injuries and was swiftly transported to North Country Hospital. He was later moved to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for advanced care. The front seat passenger, Jorge Caballeros, 33, also of East Boston, MA, who was not wearing a seatbelt, incurred serious injuries and was rushed to the same facilities as Luna.

The rear seat passenger, 18-year-old Brian Sanchez of East Boston, MA, succumbed to his fatal injuries. Reports indicate that he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Anyone with knowledge of the crash can reach out to Sgt. Joshua Mikkola at dial 802-334-8881.

Mass men missing – The Vermont State Police are actively investigating the mysterious disappearance of two 21-year-old men from Massachusetts last seen in northern Vermont.

Eric White (left), Jahim Solomon

Jahim Solomon of Pittsfield and Eric White of Chicopee were reported missing on Oct. 15. Relatives who filed separate reports with both the Stowe Police Department and Vermont State Police stated that the two men, known to be traveling together, had lost contact with their families for several days.

Unable to establish communication, family members grew increasingly concerned, especially noting their last known locations in Burlington, Lowell, Morrisville, and Stowe. The nature of their disappearance has been deemed suspicious, and authorities express deep concerns regarding their welfare.

Solomon is distinguished by his 5 feet 6 inches stature, weighing around 180 pounds with a muscular build. He has blue/hazel eyes and brown hair. The last outfit he was seen in consists of a gray sweatshirt, sweatpants, and an eye-catching orange camouflage baseball hat emblazoned with the letters “DBF.”

White, on the other hand, stands between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, shares the same weight of 180 pounds, and has black hair complemented by brown eyes.

Authorities urge anyone possessing information about the whereabouts of these two individuals to contact the Vermont State Police in Derby at 802-334-8881.

Stolen car found, police seeking ID of suspect – State Police continue to investigate the theft of a motor vehicle from a Vershire home earlier this month and recovered October 11  after it crashed in Williamstown. The driver and occupant(s) at the time of the crash are not believed to be the same people who stole the vehicle from Vershire. 

From a Waterbury convenience store photo, troopers identified Dahlia Arnold of Barre as a person of interest. Anyone with information about the other person in the photo with Arnold is asked to contact Trooper Evan Johnson from the St. Johnsbury Barracks (802-748-3111).

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  1. montpelier has been luring people with candy for years, motive is the same.

    vote for me i’ll give you candy (free stuff)

    remedy is also the same