Author: Michaela Halnon

Excavator ruptures propane tank

Marble Island Road was closed Tuesday after an excavator in Colchester ruptured a 1,000-pound propane tank. A Colchester Police Department press release said CPD and Colchester Rescue assisted crews from Malletts Bay Fire, Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company, Winooski Fire and Burlington Fire Department. Residents in the immediate area were evacuated, and fire crews were continuing to monitor the leak at press time. Patterson Propane also responded to the scene and assisted in mitigating the...

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Woman cited with DUI outside school

A Colchester woman was arrested for driving under the influence and cruelty to children outside the Malletts Bay School early Tuesday morning, police said in a press release. Colchester Police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver around 8:30 a.m. on June 13. They identified the driver as Rebecca Rich, 44, and found she was dropping her two children off at the school at the time of the complaint, according to the release. Rich was arrested and processed for DUI refusal and cruelty to children. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call...

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VSP: driver topped 100 mph on interstate-89

Vermont State Police say a New Hampshire man drove at 102 mph on Interstate-89 in Colchester early Tuesday morning. Twenty-year-old Dambar K. Dhakal of Concord, N.H. was stopped traveling southbound in a 65 mph zone, according to a VSP press release. Troopers say a second vehicle was traveling at the same speed, and it appeared the two were racing. Dhakal was cited with negligent operation and processed at VSP’s Williston barracks. His car was towed from the location of the stop, the release said. The stop was conducted in a designated “safety corridor,” where law enforcement agencies have specifically...

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Police investigate St. Mike’s break-in

Break-ins occurred at several independent offices at St. Michael’s College earlier this week, according to a press release from Colchester Police. The office building located at 123 Ethan Allen Ave., also known as the old Dupont Hall of St. Michael’s College, occurred during the overnight hours of June 11 and early morning hours of June 12, police said. Police say cash was stolen and several hundreds of dollars in damage was caused. It also appeared a suspect may have injured themselves while causing damage to one of the office spaces, according to the release. CPD asks anyone with information...

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Vehicle catches fire on I-89

Police say a car caught fire on Monday afternoon while traveling southbound on Interstate-89 in Colchester. Vermont State Police troopers responded to the scene and found the 1999 Toyota Camry fully engulfed in fire, according to a press release. The operator, 31-year-old Lemi B. Joyner of Northfield, was able to exit the vehicle. Troopers say the car had logged more than 333,000 miles. St. Michael’s Rescue assisted Colchester Fire at the scene, the release said. Traffic was limited to one lane for about an hour while the fire was extinguished and the car was...

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