Author: Courtney Lamdin

Colchester resident among three arrested in cocaine case

Milton police arrested three people after an investigation into cocaine distribution in town, a press release Tuesday said. Police cited Kejon Burks, 40, of Colchester for selling cocaine; Leon Parker, 50, of Milton for two counts of selling cocaine; and Catherine Limoge, 50, of Milton for accessory to selling cocaine, police said. Officers made the arrests with the help of confidential informants, an affidavit for Burks’ arrest shows, including a controlled drug buy at Parker’s residence at the Red Top Apartments on Milton’s Route 7. Police say Parker has three felony and misdemeanor convictions each but no previous illicit...

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Officers use shoe prints, video to nab burglary suspects

Milton police were part of a three-agency investigation last month that ended in three arrests for a string of residential burglaries in January. Local officers aided Vermont State Police in arresting Samuel Blatt, 26, of Milton and Ryan Chamberlain, 25, of Essex on February 13. Milton police subsequently arrested a third suspect, 26-year-old Nicholas Coons, for possessing property stolen from a Milton victim, Milton Detective Frank Scalise said. Blatt pleaded not guilty to four counts of burglary – two from Milton PD and one each from Essex and Jericho – in court last week. Though police cited Chamberlain for...

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Meet the flockers

Rec brings back flamingo prank If you wake up one morning and find a flock of pink flamingoes on your lawn, don’t worry – it’s likely that you’ve been flamingoed by Colchester Recreation. The department has brought back its popular You’ve Been Flamingoed prank after a five-year hiatus – er, the birds’ five-year migration. To participate, residents purchase different sized flocks, ranging from $25 to $55, or $20 flamingo insurance to prevent their placement on your lawn. Profits benefit the Cathy Neary Scholarship Fund, named after a former rec department administrative assistant who lost an 11-year battle with cancer...

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Air Guard comes home

With additional reporting by Michaela Halnon and Kaylee Sullivan.  Last Thursday, Brett and Ryan Patnaude’s father greeted his sons with the Green Mountain Boys’ battle flag draped across his shoulders like a cape. “We’re master parents,” he said, a riff on his eldest son’s military rank. Brett, a master sergeant, and Ryan, a technical sergeant, were two of 310 airmen to return home February 22 after a three-month mission to the Middle East called Operation Inherent Resolve, a press release from the Vermont Air National Guard said. Members of the 158th Fighter Wing provided precision air-to-ground attacks against the Islamic...

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Milton man arrested for sexually assaulting minor

A Milton man pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and exploitation charges in Franklin County Superior Court on Wednesday after police arrested him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Jacob Burnham, 25, was charged with three felonies after he was detained on February 14 at the Highgate Port of Entry to Canada, where he attempted to bring the girl for a Valentine’s Day date, a police affidavit says. Police say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious of Burnham and the girl during routine questioning and learned they were involved in a sexual relationship. Due to their...

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