Crime

A 76-year-old Burlington man is dead after police shot him at the conclusion of an hours-long standoff in downtown Burlington Monday evening, according to Vermont State Police.

According to a release from Major Glenn Hall of the Vermont State Police Major Crimes Unit, the deceased is Ralph “Phil” Grenon. Police say Grenon, armed with “two large knives,” charged at officers inside his apartment before one officer shot him.

Legislation that would have made it easier for the state to decertify police offers for crimes and misconduct died in the Vermont Senate's Government Operations Committee earlier this week. 

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You may have heard about the nearly $1 million lawsuit the city of Rutland settled in December with a former police officer.

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Winooski Police say the so-called “clandestine lab” authorities discovered Tuesday in the city’s downtown was being used to make a marijuana derivative called Butane Hash Oil, or BHO.

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Traffic in downtown Winooski ground to a halt Tuesday afternoon after police and emergency workers evacuated buildings and blocked traffic to Burlington while investigating a clandestine lab in a building on Main Street. 

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The Montpelier Police Department will work more closely with local agencies to get people it apprehends for drug offenses directly into treatment.

On Tuesday afternoon, Colchester police were still searching for a suspect charged with shooting another man Monday morning.

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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.

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