Crime

Regina Troiano

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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Prosecutors have ordered three Vermont journalists to hand over material they say is related to the sexual assault case against Franklin County Sen. Norm McAllister.

Officials closed Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg and sent students home after a bomb threat Tuesday, Hinesburg police say.

According to a police dispatcher, CVU was evacuated Tuesday in response to a bomb threat. Police say classes have stopped for the day and students are being taken home by bus.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with Vermont State Police searched an apartment in Northfield Thursday morning after an explosion inside caused by a “homemade pipebomb,” police say.

According to a police press release, the Northfield Police Department got a report of an explosion at a residence on the corner of North Street and Maple Avenue in Northfield.

Hunger Free Vermont is in dire need of donations as federal authorities investigate a long-term embezzlement that sapped its cash reserves, according to Executive Director Marissa Parisi.

The theft was discovered about a month ago by the group’s local bank branch after irregularities in a checking account were spotted, according to Parisi. The extent of the theft is still being determined, she said.

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