Troopers say they busted up a road race taking place in Berlin Friday, September 22.
Police say they observed a yellow Corvette and white BMW sedan racing and traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on Vermont Route 62 in Berlin.
Police initiated a traffic stop on the yellow Corvette.
The driver, identified as Samuel Mattson, 30, of Marshfield, was issued a citation to appear in court at a later date and time for negligent operation. The other driver fled the scene.
Tractor-trailer drives off with $700 of diesel fuel – Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a truck that was involved in a theft in Swanton yesterday.
Authorities say they were notified of a theft of over $700 in diesel fuel at the Champlain Farms Store on First Street at around 10:30 a.m.
Police say a trucker operating a grey Freightliner towing a white trailer drove off without paying and entered onto I-89 traveling north. Local, federal, and state law enforcement authorities were notified and attempted, without success, to locate the truck.
State Police are investigating and looking for additional information. Anyone with information is asked to call the Swanton Police Department at 802-748-3111.
Goddard College burglary bust – An investigation into the burglary of $10,000 worth of tools at Goddard College that occurred on September 3 has led to an arrest.
Police say Olaf Hedding Sr. is being charged with burglary. Due to other charges, Hedding is currently in the custody at the Department of Corrections.
On September 3, authorities were notified of a possible break-in at Goddard College at around 3:35 a.m.
Police say that at least two suspects drove to the college in a U-Haul truck, entered a maintenance building, and stole approximately $10,000 worth of tools before leaving.
Home improvement fraud – A 43-year-old man was cited for home improvement fraud following an incident in Cambridge.
On September 5, authorities say they were notified of a painting contractor who took a cash deposit and never completed the work at a home on Smugglers Loop Drive. Police say Duane Farnsworth, of Cambridge, was fired by the victim and did not return the deposit money.
Farnsworth was issued a citation ordering him to appear in court on November 8.
Suspect crashes into power lines, assaults ER doc – A 20-year-old man from Lyndon was arrested following a crash in Lyndon on Saturday. The suspect also reportedly assaulted an emergency room doctor in St. Johnsbury following the crash.
The single-vehicle crash took place on South Wheelock Road at around 6:00 p.m.
According to the report, Austin Emmons, 20, of Lyndon, lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the oncoming lane, and collided with a telephone pole.
The vehicle was occupied by Emmons and his dog. The telephone pole was damaged and resulted in live wires down across the road. Police say speed and alcohol intoxication are contributing factors of the crash.
Emmons was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. While at the hospital, Emmons assaulted medical staff and caused a disturbance in the emergency room.
He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and the charges of misuse of license plate, failure to maintain lane, operating with a suspended license, alcohol under 21, failure to wear a seatbelt.