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Police investigating assault at New Year’s Eve party in Essex County

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BLOOMFIELD — Police are investigating an assault that took place at a New Year’s Eve party in Essex county.

The victim has been identified as Dominic Gilbert, 34, of Colebrook, NH.

He was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital to be treated for extensive injuries to his face.

He was later transported via ambulance to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Vermont State Police and the New Hampshire State Police opened an investigation, and say that the incident took place at a large New Year’s Eve party located on Vermont Route 105 in Bloomfield.

Police say numerous persons of interest and a suspect have been identified.

“This is an isolated incident and there is no public safety concern at his time,” trooper Darren Annis said in a statement.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Vermont State Police in Derby.

Stolen car found crashed in Newport

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NEWPORT — Police say an abandoned vehicle found crashed on Route 5 this morning was stolen.

At around 6:45 a.m. police were notified of a stolen car that was taken from a driveway on Vermont Route 102 in Bloomfield.

Police say the owner last saw the vehicle in the driveway at around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. The owner discovered it missing just prior to calling the police.

The vehicle, a charcoal gray 2012 Ford Escape, was bearing a New Hampshire plate.

Police say the stolen vehicle was found abandoned, after being involved in a crash on the Derby/Newport Town line on US Route 5.

Newport police investigated the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the theft or the crash is being asked to contact VSP Derby Barracks, Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

Three people injured in Essex County wreck

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BLOOMFIELD — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield on Sunday.

At around 6:45 p.m. police responded to Vermont Route 102 near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road.

When they arrived, three people had been transported to local hospitals.

According to police, April Moore, 25, of Canaan, was traveling north in a 2012 Suzuki at approximately 30 miles-per-hour and attempted to turn into a driveway.

Moore failed to see a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt that was headed south. Nick Smith, 24, of Colebrook, NH, was driving the Cobalt.

Moore’s vehicle collided head on with Smith’s vehicle in the southbound lane. Airbags were deployed in both vehicles.

Smith was transported to Connecticut Valley by ambulance with minor injuries.

A pregnant female was transported to Littleton Regional Hospital by ambulance.

Moore was transported by private vehicle to Connecticut Valley.

Both vehicles received significant damage as a result of the crash and were towed by Ray’s Auto out of Newport.

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