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Blood drives to support cancer patients to be held in Derby, Orleans

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DERBY — The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Blood donation opportunities will be available at Lake Region Union High School on Friday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be another drive at the Elks Club at 3736 Route 5 in Derby on Tuesday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with nearly 253,000 women expected to be diagnosed in 2017.

Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery, or treatment for complications.

Driver falls asleep on I-91 in Derby, engine thrown across the road

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DERBY — A 21-year-old man from Montreal fell asleep at the wheel this morning on I-91 in Derby, totaling his car and causing the engine to be thrown about 100 feet.

The incident took place at around 8:00 a.m.

Police say William Owusu-Beateng was traveling at approximately 73 miles-per-hour in a 2005 Mazda, when he fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle.

The Mazda left the travel portion of the roadway onto the grass median.

Owusu-Beateng tried to gain control by steering toward the right, causing the vehicle to cross back over both travel lanes and into the ledge off the east side of the road.

The vehicle eventually came to an uncontrolled rest facing southbound.

The engine was thrown about 100 feet north from where the Mazda stopped.

Police say Owusu-Beateng was transported to the hospital with an injured wrist.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Delays on U.S. Route 5 this Saturday

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DERBY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is warning drivers of possible delays on U.S. Route 5 in Derby this Saturday.

Crews will be paving from the Cow Palace to Walt’s Sales and Service.

This is a high traffic zone and delays should be expected.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible.

Crews say they will try to return again next week to get the line stripping done.

Authorities bust 15-person smuggling attempt in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Three individuals have been charged in connection with a fifteen-person human smuggling attempt in Derby.

Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, 25, a Honduran citizen, has been charged with transporting illegal aliens inside the United States.

As part of the investigation, the U.S. Border Patrol took into custody a total of sixteen illegal aliens, including Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, the alleged driver.

Eleven of the illegal aliens are Guatemalan citizens and four are Mexican.

On Saturday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents identified a Nissan van, with a license plate not affiliated with any state, making multiple trips from Beebe Road near the Canadian border to the Four Seasons Motel in Derby. Additional Border Patrol agents stationed in the vicinity spotted several male subjects on foot heading south from the border in the same area indicating a possible smuggling attempt.

Just after midnight on Sunday, Border Patrol agents pulled the van over in the motel parking lot and questioned the driver, Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, who had no legal status in the United States.

The van also contained six passengers, none of whom had legal status in the United States.

The driver, Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, gave the Border Patrol agents the key to his motel room at the Four Seasons and requested that the agents recover his personal items. When Border Patrol agents entered the motel room, they found nine additional persons, none of whom had legal status in the United States

If Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado is convicted of transporting illegal aliens, he faces a maximum sentence of five years, potentially for each alien transported, and a $250,000 fine, potentially for each person smuggled.

According to court records, in addition to the smuggling charge against Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, two people were charged with re-entering the United States after previously being removed.

Authorities allege that Noe Perez-Ramirez, 33, of Mexico, and Alberto Alvarado-Castro, 29, of Mexico, both were removed from the United States on multiple prior occasions. Court records allege that Alvarado-Castro has multiple prior felony burglary convictions in the United States.

If Noe Perez-Ramirez and Alberto Alvarado-Castro are convicted of re-entry after removal from the United States, they each face a maximum sentence of two years and a $250,000 fine.

Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, Noe Perez-Ramirez and Alberto Alvarado-Castro all appeared in United States District Court in Burlington, on Tuesday for an initial appearance.

On the motion for pre-trial detention, the judge ordered that all three be detained pending trial and remanded them into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

This matter is being investigated by the United States Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations.

“This case is an excellent example of the dedication and hard work put forth by Border Patrol agents to keep our country and communities safe,” said U.S. Border Patrol Swanton Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Pfeifer. “Our agents did an outstanding job thwarting this smuggling attempt.”

Newport man leads police on pursuit

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NEWPORT — A 43-year-old man from Newport is facing numerous charges after police say he attempted to run during a traffic stop.

At around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday the Vermont State Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on US Route 5 in Derby.

Police say the vehicle, operated by Jaime Prue, 43, of Newport, refused to yield and after a brief pursuit came to a stop on Community Avenue, where Prue fled on foot.

Troopers apprehended and arrested Prue.

He is facing charges of driving under the influence, criminal DLS, attempting to elude, criminal refusal, and multiple violations of conditions of release.

He was held for lack of $15,000 bail at Northern State Correctional Facility.

Morning crash on Shattuck Hill Road sends man to hospital

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NEWPORT — A crash this morning in Derby sent a 37-year-old man to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say at around 9:15 a.m. Clark Lombardi, of Derby, was headed east on Shattuck Hill Road, when Lee Spates, 53 of Newport, was traveling west.

According to police, Spates turned left into the parking lot of Kinney Drugs and the front driver’s side of his truck struck the front driver’s side of Lombardi’s car.

Both vehicles sustained contact damage.

Police say Lombardi was treated and released at North Country hospital for minor injuries.

Spates was not injured in the crash.

Louise Bonvechio honored with Outstanding Community Service Banker Award

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DERBY — This week Community National Bank President and CEO Kathy Austin announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louise Bonvechio was presented with the Vermont Bankers Association’s Outstanding Community Service Banker Award at the Vermont and New Hampshire Bankers Annual Conference.

Each year, the Outstanding Community Service Banker Award is given to a banker from each state who exemplifies the best in the banking profession and in service to their communities.

Louise currently serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Goodrich Memorial Library, Board Chair of Rural Edge, a member of the Regional Advisory Board for the North Country Career Center, President of the Emory Hebard State Office Building Condo Association and a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Member Advisory Panel.

“Louise has worked tirelessly on a number of non-profit boards, providing leadership and expertise, and she truly does exemplify the best in a community banker,” Austin said.

Bonvechio has been with Community National Bank for over 24 years.

She makes her home in Newport with her husband Brian.

Derby man facing arson charges

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DERBY — A fire destroyed a home in Derby on Wednesday, and police say that a local man is facing arson charges.

Shawn Flynn, 50, of Derby was arrested following the incident.

At around 3:00 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at 56 Quarry Circle in Derby.

Fire Chief Craig Ellam contacted the Fire Investigation Unit to conduct an origin and cause investigation.

Investigators say they began an examination of the scene, bringing in a state police K9 accelerant detection team.

“It was determined that the cause of this fire was due to direct human involvement,” a statement issued by police reads. “The classification of this fire is incendiary.”

Police say as a result of the investigation and interviews conducted, it was determined that Flynn, the homeowner, played a primary role in the causation of the fire. The presence of an accelerant was identified.

Flynn was arrested and released on a citation to appear in Orleans County Superior Court, due to extenuating circumstances.

Police say other potential charges pertaining to collateral damages that occurred to adjoining properties are being investigated.

Police: Derby man faces charges, including assault on law enforcement

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DERBY — A 34-year-old man from Derby is facing a slew of charges after being picked up by police on Thursday.

At around 12:45 p.m. police say they were notified that Russell Loiselle was present at 27 Boucher Circle, in Derby.

He had an active warrant for his arrest.

When they arrived, police say Loiselle attempted to run with aid of a bicycle and was subsequently apprehended.

“During the course of the investigation, Loiselle attempted to kick one of the arresting troopers,” said Trooper Calvin Burns.

He was taken to Northern State Correctional Facility and cited to appear in Orleans County Court today to answer to the charges of violation of conditions of release, violation of relief from abuse order, assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest.

Derby Line man facing charges after police say he punched trooper

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DERBY LINE — A 60-year-old man from Derby Line is facing charges after police say he punched a State trooper in the head.

Paul Scalzo faces aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest charges following the incident, which took place on Monday.

At around 5:45 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault at a residence in Derby Line.

The complainant advised two children were assaulted by Scalzo and that he was highly intoxicated.

Trooper Daniel Lynch responded to the residence and met with the complainant at the door.

Lynch says the complainant advised he was still inside the residence with the children present, his mood escalating, and there were firearms in Scalzo’s presence.

Trooper Lynch says he entered the residence and encountered Scalzo, and while informing him he was under arrest, Scalzo refused to comply.

According to the report, trooper Lynch began to take Scalzo into custody when he resisted arrest and subsequently punched Trooper Lynch in the head as well as grabbed him by the throat.

Trooper Lynch overcame Scalzo and successfully took him into custody.

Police say their investigation revealed Scalzo had assaulted two children by grabbing them around the throat and chest areas causing them significant pain.

Scalzo was treated at North Country Hospital for his injuries and lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility on lack of $1,500.00 cash or surety bond.

Trooper Lynch was also treated at North Country Hospital for minor injuries.

The children were seen by Derby Line Ambulance Services at the scene.

Police: Guns stolen during burglaries in Newport Center, Derby

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NEWPORT — Homes in Newport Center and Derby were burglarized last week, and police say in both cases firearms were taken.

On Thursday, someone unlawfully entered a residence on Lawson Road in Newport Center between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Two firearms were taken from the residence.

On Saturday, police were notified of a burglary on Nelson Hill Road in the town of Derby. Someone entered the garage at the residence and stole a Springfield Armory XD .40 caliber handgun. The handgun was taken along with its Blackhawk holster.

Police say it does not appear that entry was made into the home in Derby.

Anyone with information about the stolen firearms is being asked to call the Vermont State Police at 802-334-8881.

Derby man charged after fight on Main Street in Newport

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NEWPORT — A large fight in Newport on Saturday left a 26-year-old man from Derby facing charges.

Police say at approximately 1:23 a.m., they were dispatched to the area of Main Street in Newport City for a report of a fight.

Upon arrival, police say they witnessed several individuals near the intersection of Central Street and Main Street, who appeared to be fighting and yelling at each other.

Police conducted an initial investigation and say that Everett Wilson, 26, of Derby, allegedly stabbed a 21-year-old Barton man during the altercation.

Wilson was taken into custody without incident and later released on personal recognizance pending his arraignment in Orleans District Court.

He is being charged with aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance.

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    Benjamin Myrick, of Derby.
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Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

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DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park.

Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County.

Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North Country Union High School, was one of the recipients. He will be attending Clarkson University in the fall.

Hunter Cota of Brownington, a graduate of Lake Region Union High School, was also awarded the scholarship. Cota was unable to attend the ceremony, and will be attending Husson University this fall.

The $1,000 Red Sox Service Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

This is the scholarship program’s fourth year in Vermont.

It was first launched in New Hampshire in 2010 and now runs in all five New England states outside of Massachusetts.

Police: Derby man charged after ignoring warnings not to reach for loaded gun

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DERBY — A 30-year-old man from Derby is facing numerous charges after police say he ignored warnings not to reach for a loaded gun during a DUI stop.

Jeffrey Charland is being charged with aggravated assault/deadly weapon, DUI, resisting arrest, and grossly negligent operation, following the incident.

On Sunday, at around 7:45 p.m. police say they clocked a vehicle traveling 75 mph in the posted 50 mph zone on Route 111 in Derby Center.

The vehicle was pulled over near the intersection of Main Street.

Police say Charland displayed multiple signs of alcohol impairment and indicated there was a weapon in the center console. He was immediately advised not to reach for it.

“Charland subsequently ignored multiple orders by the Trooper not to reach for the weapon and to show his hands, and pulled a loaded handgun from within the vehicle,” a statement issued by Trooper Daniel Lynch reads.

Charland was ordered to drop the weapon and then ordered out of the vehicle.

As police attempted to take him into custody, they say he actively resisted attempts to secure him and was forcibly arrested.

Teen driver, passenger injured after single-vehicle crash on I-91

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DERBY — A single-vehicle crash on I-91 in Derby this afternoon sent two people to the hospital.

At around 3:25 p.m. police were notified of a crash with possible injuries on the northbound side of the interstate.

The driver was identified as a 17-year-old woman from Brownington.

Police say she was driving a 2007 Subaru Legacy and traveled off the left side of the highway before heading back onto the road, crossing both northbound lanes, and striking the exit 28 sign.

The driver and passenger were both transported to North Country Hospital for what police say were “minor injuries.”

The Subaru was totaled in the crash.

Eurasian milfoil removal efforts in Derby Pond continue

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DERBY — The Village of Derby Center is continuing a program for the fourteenth year to remove and control Eurasian water milfoil (EWM), an invasive exotic plant that was found in Derby Pond back in June of 2000.

The village hopes to minimize this aquatic nuisance plant as it affects the water quality and use. The village has received a grant as well as appropriations from the town of Derby and Village of Derby Center.

The grant will help with harvesting the milfoil and disposal of the milfoil afterward. The village has received the necessary state permits for this work.

Derby Pond, also known as Lake Derby, is a small lake of 207 acres, and the water source for the Derby Center Water Company. It has been the primary water source since 1997 and was the backup source from 1977 through 1997.

Approximately 417 connections serve approximately 1,000 residents and businesses, both in the village and the town. Average usage from Lake Derby is 3 to 4 million gallons per month.

Customers depend on the lake as their water source, so the use of chemical agents to remove the plant is not an option. The water supply is also the source for a Newport City industrial park and the city’s backup source.

It is the intent to save the water supply source from this aquatic nuisance.

The lake is used for recreational purposes by the general public as well as by the many homeowners with property surrounding the lake.

Continued growth of EWM without abatement could threaten the recreational use of the lake. Controlling the EWM population will also lessen the threat of it spreading into other bodies of water.

Hand pulling, suction harvesting, and bottom barrier devices are the only options for the village to use in removing EWM. It is vital to keep monitoring the EWM as other sources of drinking water are not available or feasible.

A qualified aquatic plant management firm will be returning to suction harvest the weed from the lake. The top priority will be to prevent any infestation near the water intake piping.

Follow-up EWM surveys will be made to see if the removal efforts and bottom barrier devices have had an impact or if further methods need to be addressed. Harvesting and pulling will continue in 2017 as necessary and as funds allow.

The village will be asking for in-kind donations of services, such as truck or tractor use, disposal sites for milfoil, and donations of supplies or materials.

Anyone who wishes to donate time or materials, please contact Karen Jenne at the village of’ Derby Center office or at 766-5313, or at villagedc@outlook.com.

Derby man racks up charges after incident at Troy General Store

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TROY — A 44-year-old man from Derby racked up a list of charges after a drunken outburst at the Troy General Store on Thursday.

At around 7:20 p.m. State Police and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that an intoxicated male was threatening patrons at the store.

Police say their investigation revealed that Stephen Heath, 44, of Derby, was under the influence of alcohol, which was a violation of his conditions of release.

They say Heath was engaging in violent and threatening behavior in a public area. He was placed under arrest.

While in custody, police say Heath made two attempts to assault members of the State Police.

He was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.

He is facing charges of violation of conditions of release, disorderly conduct, and assault on a law enforcement officer.

State officials say escaped elk may have to be shot

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DERBY — Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials are saying that if they are unable to recapture the 16 elk that have been on the run since escaping their pasture in Derby last weekend, they may have to be shot.

The animals are posing a risk to people and a disease risk to other wildlife in the area, they say.

The primary threat to the public is that they could wander onto a highway and be hit by a vehicle. Although a much lower risk, the animals could also introduce chronic wasting disease into Vermont’s deer population.

State officials have been working with owner Doug Nelson to recapture the animals. They have already been spotted several miles from their enclosure near the Cow Palace in Derby.

Officials have not set a specific time limit to recapturing the elk before resorting to other measures, which includes the possibility of shooting them, but say that bringing them back alive is still their primary goal.

At this time there is no indication any of the elk have crossed into Canada, however, they have been spotted close to the border a few times.

Blood drives coming up in Orleans County

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NEWPORT — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need.

Blood drives are being held at the following dates and locations:

Derby, on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Elks Club, 3736 Route 5.

Barton, on Monday, July 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Barton United Church, 15 Church Street.

Potential donors don’t need to wait for a blood drive. You can schedule a donation by visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling (800) 733-2767 to make an appointment.

Only about 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood, which means a heavy reliance on repeat donors is needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply.

New blood donors are especially needed during the summer months because many schools where blood drives are held, and where new donors give, are not in session, and current donors often delay giving due to summer vacations.

Elk herd on the loose in Derby

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DERBY — The search is on in Derby for a variety of non-native elk that escaped their pasture by the Cow Palace on Sunday.

Some of the elk, who belong to Doug Nelson, returned on their own shortly after being let out.

Others have been spotted roaming, and swimming around the area, with pictures almost immediately popping up on Facebook timelines.

Wardens from Vermont Fish and Wildlife say they are aware of the situation and are working with Nelson to retrieve the animals.

The elk herd is somewhat of a landmark in the area, often photographed by visitors to the Cow Palace restaurant.

One of the dishes on the Cow Palace menu is elk sirloin.

Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

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DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week.

Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs.

The Derby facility houses the production, distribution, marketing, sales, and administration activities of Louis Garneau USA, and sits on a piece of land located on Route 5 that Garneau purchased in 2011.

The Vermont Department of Labor office in Newport says they are working with the company to help employees who are being laid off, but are not sure yet if those workers were full-time employees or not.

The Derby facility, totaling 60,000 square feet, was an 8 million dollar investment the company made to stay in Vermont, moving from a factory in Newport which opened in 1989, to Derby in 2013.

The factory is capable of employing 120 people.

Stolen truck found abandoned, crashed in Coventry

in coventry/Derby/Derby Line/News

COVENTRY — Police say that a truck that crashed on Wednesday morning, had been stolen earlier from a parking lot in Derby.

At around 9:50 a.m. police responded to calls of a white Ford pick-up truck that had gone off the roadway by the intersection of Coventry Station Road in the town of Coventry.

Police say the vehicle crashed as a result of traveling too fast for the road conditions.

It was later learned that the truck had been stolen from a parking lot on Route 111, near Main Street in Derby, sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, and 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from local businesses in the area that the theft occurred.

According to the report, the truck owner was identified as Ronald Patenaude, 49, of Derby Line.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

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    All photos by Phil White.
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Local riders win the Moose

in Derby/Newport/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors/Vermont

NEWPORT — Randy Durivage and Laurie Durivage of Derby, defended home turf and won this year’s Moose, a 103 mile “timed event” that runs through Caledonia and Essex Counties.

Randy Durivage, 54, shared the title of King of the Moose with Julian Grijns, 42, of Westport, CT, both finishing with a time of 5 hours 33 minutes and 30 seconds.

Laurie Durivage claimed her title as Queen of the Moose with a time of 5 hours, 50 minutes and 55 seconds.

The Moose starts at Mike’s Tiki Bar in East Burke. Cyclists have to tap the bar at the finish. It runs up Route 114 to Island Pond, Norton, and Canaan, Down the Connecticut River on Route 102, back to Island Pond on Route 105, and down to East Burke on Route 114.

Second and third among the women were Fran Plaisted, 53, of Orford, NH (6:07:50) and Carrie Nourjian, 64, of Stowe, (6:08:23).

Tied for third place among the men were Jake McLoughlin, 27, of Lyme, NH, Michael Fogg, 57 of Norwich, and Benjamin Williams, 43, of Thetford, all with times of 5:57:53.

Each of the male and female winners claimed a 6 pack of day tickets to Burke Mountain, a quart of Couture’s Maple Syrup, and a half pound of Brault’s beef jerky.

This year, seven teams competed in the Team Challenge, KVG, Upper Valley Velo, Team Ottawa, Flatlanders, Vermonters, Onion River Sports and Burke Mountain Academy.

The Upper Valley Velo narrowly edged out KVG.

The Moose is one of the three days of riding in the June Tour de Kingdom, which also includes a guided ride around Lake Memphremagog on Friday and a Lake Region ride on Sunday.

About 50 cyclists participated in the weekend, traveling from Ontario, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and all around Vermont.

Smash and grab burglary at music and television store in Derby

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DERBY — Someone smashed a storefront window in Derby and made off with a vintage guitar.

This morning at around 11:00 a.m. police were notified that Northeast TV & Music, located on Route 5 in Derby, was burglarized sometime overnight.

Police say the perpetrator gained entrance into the store by breaking the storefront window.

Once inside they damaged a Samsung television and stole a 1971 Guild acoustic guitar and a Marshall Combo guitar amplifier.

According to the report, the store owner is listed as Michael Routhier, 65, of Newport.

Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Derby barracks at 802-334-8881.

Motorist helps police nab erratic, intoxicated driver on I-91 in Derby

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NEWPORT — An emergency call from a motorist to police led to the arrest of an intoxicated driver seen weaving across lanes of travel on I-91.

Shawn Britt, 36, of Orleans, is facing charges of DUI 2, and negligent operation following the incident.

Police last night at around 7:50 p.m., they received a “be on the lookout,” called in by another motorist for an erratic driver who was tailgating and weaving around traffic in Derby.

Troopers responded and positioned themselves at U-turns on the Interstate, and observed the vehicle traveling north near exit 28.

Trooper Daniel Lynch states that he observed the vehicle to still be operating erratically, weaving across lanes of travel and onto the shoulder.

The vehicle was stopped and police say numerous indicators of impairment were observed from the driver, who police identified as Shawn Britt.

He was screened and subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI.

Britt was processed and released with a citation to appear in court for suspicion of DUI 2 and negligent operation.

He also received multiple civil violations.

Driver uninjured after rollover crash on Crawford Road in Derby

in Barton/Derby

DERBY — A 19-year-old man from Barton walked away without injuries from a rollover crash in Derby on Thursday.

At around 7:30 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Crawford Road, near the fishing access.

Police say that Devon Lapierre-Hamel, 19, of Barton, was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle.

The 2006 Subaru Impreza left the traveled portion of the roadway and overturned off the northbound side of the road.

Lapierre-Hamel told police he was not injured as a result of the crash.

Police say after investigating, speed was determined to have been a factor in the crash.

Brownington man sought after leading police on chase

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DERBY — Police are looking for a 37-year-old Brownington man, who they say led them on a high-speed chase through Orleans County this morning, before getting away.

At 12:00 a.m. police say they were notified of suspicious activity involving a GMC pickup parked in the woods in Derby.

Before police arrived to investigate, the vehicle had left the area heading towards Charleston. Police located the vehicle pulled off the roadway on Rte 105 near Rte 5A.

The driver, who police say was identified as Matthew Prue, was contacted and multiple indicators of heroin possession were observed within the vehicle, as well as indicators of impairment.

When the trooper directed Prue to step out of the vehicle to investigate, he slammed the door and fled down Rte 5A at a high rate of speed.

He was pursued for approximately 20 minutes through Charleston, Brownington, Barton, and Westmore, on multiple roadways as well as through fields, with speeds at times exceeding 100 miles-per-hour.

Police say he was observed throwing hypodermic needles and other small objects and bags out of the window during the pursuit. At one point, police say he drove towards a trooper who was attempting to turn around in the roadway, almost ramming the vehicle.

The pursuit continued into Westmore, briefly leaving the roadway into a field.

Due to Prue’s increasingly erratic operation, police say they slowed down and pulled back. As troopers rounded a corner in the direction he had driven, they saw the truck crashed into a tree and left disabled in the roadway.

Prue was not found at the scene of the crash.

Troopers searched the area extensively, both on foot and with a K9 unit, and were unable to locate him.

At this time, police are still looking for him.

Two injured during Thursday afternoon car crash in Derby

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DERBY — Two women from Orleans County were injured in a car crash that took place in Derby on Thursday.

At around 4:30 p.m. police responded to the incident on Vermont Route 191 at the intersection of Crawford Road in the town of Derby.

Dawn Perry, 52 of Brownington, and Karen Rinner, 55, of North Troy were identified as the drivers.

Derby Line Fire Department and Newport Ambulance were dispatched to the scene to assist.

According to police, both women sustained injuries and were transported to North Country Hospital for treatment.

The crash investigation is still ongoing, but at this time police say it does not appear as though speed or impairment were factors in the collision.

Derby man ejected from vehicle after crash in Coventry

in coventry/Derby/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 34-year-old man from Derby was injured after being ejected from his vehicle during a crash in Coventry early Friday morning.

At around 12:30 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Messier Farm Road. When they arrived they found a man on the ground approximately 20 feet from the vehicle with a head injury.

The driver was identified as Wayne Broe, 34, of Derby.

Broe was rushed to North Country Hospital for his injuries.

Police say observations made at the scene show the vehicle was traveling northwest when it went off the northeast side of the road and was then brought back onto the road quickly, causing the vehicle to flip multiple times.

The crash is still under investigation, police say.

9th Annual Dandelion Run to be held May 20

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DERBY — The Dandelion Run is back on May 20, 2017. The run offers varying distances from one mile to a half marathon on dirt roads through the “world famous” dandelion fields of Morgan, Holland, and Derby.

It’s held in honor and memory of Terri Weed, a 15-year-old girl who tragically lost her life due to domestic violence on May 21, 1981.

For each adult registration, 20 percent will be donated to support Umbrella and its advocacy and support of victims of violence.

“The Dandy” is held in conjunction with the Dandelion Fiddlefest celebrating “High Spring” in the Northeast Kingdom, a time when the dandelions are at their peak.

As in previous years, Reckless Breakfast, a contemporary bluegrass band will be playing at the corner of Dumas and Hayward Hollow Roads.

Champion master fiddler, Scott Campbell will be playing at Route 111 and the North Gore Road. Patti Casey of Montpelier will be back at the corner of Route 111 and Dumas Road. Courtney Drew, an 18-year-old fiddler from Quebec, will be playing at the one mile turnaround.

Rick Geisel, Don Houghton, and Terri Churchill will be playing at other locations along the course.

The running and walking options include a 13.1 mile, 10 km, 4 mile, 2 mile and 1 mile. The ages of runners and walkers typically range from 4 years old to 80 years old. Each year many local schools field teams of young runners.

Last year, Community National Bank helped organize the first 4 mile walk, which was very popular and which we expect will grow.

The bank’s Community Circle members put on their walking shoes and enjoyed the event festivities with the other “Dandy” participants from many other states.

The Dandy is widely recognized as one of the top running races in Vermont. It has been featured several times in Vermont Sports Magazine and was named one of the best events in Vermont by Yankee Magazine in 2011.

Already runners have been signing up from California, Oklahoma, Florida, North Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, all over Vermont, The Eastern Townships of Quebec, Quebec City, Montreal, and Ontario.

Online registration is open at www.dandelionrun.org.

Driver arrested after three-vehicle crash in Derby

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DERBY — A three-vehicle crash in Derby on Saturday left a few people injured, and a 19-year-old Northfield man behind bars.

The crash took place at around 2:50 p.m. on Vermont Route 105, at the intersection of VT 111.

Police say Dennis Magoon, 19, of Northfield, had been driving “without regard for others prior to and at the time of the crash.”

According to the police report, Alan Barnes, 70, of Island Pond, and Khloe Wainwright, 26, of Newport, were the two other drivers.

Wainwright was taken to North Country Hospital for her injuries.

Police say several other drivers in the area stated that Magoon had nearly struck their vehicles prior to the crash.

Magoon was treated for injuries at North Country Hospital and then processed for DUI-drugs. He was lodged for gross negligent operation with serious injury resulting.

Derby Line Fire Department, as well as Derby Line Rescue and Newport Rescue, were already on scene when police arrived.

Route 105 was shut down for a short period of time.

Police say the case remains under investigation while they await blood test results.

Police: Driver suffered ‘medical condition,’ followed into Walmart parking lot

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DERBY — Police say a driver suffered some sort of medical problem while driving on I-91 in Derby this morning.

At 8:00 a.m. police encountered a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 that wasn’t yielding to an emergency vehicle.

The vehicle was then followed by an unmarked State Police cruiser to the Walmart parking lot.

Once the vehicle stopped it was determined that the driver was suffering from a “medical condition.”

Police say the driver’s name will not be released, and have not gone into details as to what the medical condition was.

No arrest was made and no tickets were issued in the incident.

Police: Derby man charged at troopers with baseball bats

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DERBY – Police allege that a 19-year-old Derby man swung two baseball bats at them while they were responding to a domestic call.

On Thursday, at around 11:30 a.m. police received a call of a domestic altercation on the Fish and Game Road in Derby.

State police responded and say when they arrived, Timothy Christopher, 19, of Derby, “aggressively charged Troopers swinging around two metal baseball bats.”

Christopher was subdued by police and taken into custody.

He was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000.00 bail.

He pleaded not guilty today in court to aggravated assault, domestic assault, unlawful mischief and interference with access of emergency services charges.

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