Crime

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Franklin County State Sen. Norman McAllister says he's now trying to evict one of the women who is accusing him of sexual assault.

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At Town Meeting Tuesday, Londonderry voted to sign an $86,000 contract with the State Police. Supporters of the measure say the police protection will help combat drug activity and a rise in property crimes pegged to the state's heroin crisis.

The Vermont State Police say a woman was shot and killed in Shrewsbury Monday night after a “caller reported being in a dispute with his girlfriend and that she had been shot.”

Police in Newport, Vt. briefly placed a state office building  on lockdown Friday morning after an unidentified caller made a threat to the Department for Children and Families, authorities said. By about 10:30 a.m. police called off the lockdown and deemed the area safe.

According to a Facebook post from the Newport Police Department, the caller made demands and threatened violence at the DCF office if the demands were not met.

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Joseph "Chip" Troiano represents Caledonia District 2 in the House. Troiano worked for more than 30 years as a defense investigator in Vermont. The job allowed him to make use of his skill as a photographer, which is currently on display at the Statehouse.

The former director of a Putney social service agency has been cited for embezzlement.

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Chittenden County prosecutor TJ Donovan announced this morning that he will not pursue criminal charges against two police officers that shot and killed a Burlington man in a drug raid last month.

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Rockingham voters will be able to weigh in on a controversial criminal justice center that Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark wants to build in Bellows Falls.

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It's hard to keep secrets in a place like Londonderry. In this small town of about 1,700, people tend to know each other's business, and so if you want to know where drugs are being sold Chad Stoddard is happy to show you.

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State police investigators have body camera footage from the scene of a Drug Enforcement Administration raid in Burlington in which officers shot and killed a man, according to state police spokesman Scott Waterman.

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Members of the Rockingham Selectboard want more details on a proposed $23 million criminal justice center.

A worker at a Burlington detox facility faces charges that he sexually assaulted a client last summer.

Burlington police say Robert Trepanier assaulted the woman in a bathroom at the Howard Center's ACT 1 detox facility on July 18. The incident was reported to police on Dec. 23 and assigned to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI).  

“Due to the seriousness of the report, the investigation moved rapidly,” police said in a statement.

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Police arrested Vermont native Chavis Murphy in Springfield, Mass. Tuesday night in connection with the weekend murder of a New York City man on Church Street in Burlington.

Police have identified a human skeleton found near the side of a road in Goshen as the remains of Denise Hart, a 25-year-old woman who went missing in January.

“Evidence was located and collected at the scene and the death of Denise Hart has been ruled a homicide,” Vermont State Police Captain J.P. Sinclair said in a release about the case.

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Burlington police have identified the man shot and killed early Sunday on Church Street as Odafemi Adedapo, 28, of New York City.  Police say Adedapo is known to the New York City Police Department as a member of the Cashford Crips, a criminal gang operating out of East New York, Brooklyn.

Burlington Mayor Miro  Weinberger says he has concerns about a drug raid on Tuesday that sent bullets flying into a neighboring home.

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Vermont State Police identified the man killed in a Tuesday evening drug raid in Burlington as 56-year-old Kenneth Stephens, who police say was pointing a rifle at them when they entered the apartment.

Documents unsealed in federal court show DEA agents were conducting the raid on Elmwood Avenue in hopes of finding evidence to build their case against a man named Kenneth Stephens. The DEA has been investigating Stephens since at least November.

Vermont State Police announced Wednesday that investigators are processing a scene in Goshen where a human skeleton was found by the side of a road Tuesday afternoon.

A statement from Vermont State Police Captain J.P. Sinclair said “citizens who were in the area” discovered the skeleton just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at the side of Gap Road in Goshen.

Sinclair’s statement provided no other details about the case.

Police shot and killed a man as they were searching a Burlington residence Tuesday evening, according to a statement from Vermont State Police.

The Drug Enforcement Agency was the lead agency in the operation that led to the shooting; officials were at the residence on Elmwood Avenue in Burlington's Old North End with a federal search warrant.

Federal authorities released information this week that shows that – contrary to an Associated Press report on Dec. 11 – a pistol imported to the U.S. by Century International Arms was not, in fact, involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris.

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