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Minor, Morrison join Gov. Scott’s marijuana advisory commission

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Two influential Colchester leaders had a seat at the table during the long-awaited first meeting of Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission last Thursday, each prepared to lend their industry-specific expertise. Colchester Police Chief Jen Morrison and superintendent Amy Minor were tapped to serve on two of the three subcommittees within the commission, which Scott…

Crash closes East Road

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Police are investigating a car crash in Colchester that closed East Road for an hour and a half last week. Police said a vehicle driven by 16-year-old Noah Coyner of Milton struck a utility pole and rolled over on East Road near Pond Brook Road around 11 a.m. last Wednesday, Sept. 27. Coyner was treated…

CPD dispatcher fired, arrested

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A Colchester Police dispatcher was fired after allegedly soliciting the services of a prostitute and disclosing confidential police information, according to a statement from Chief Jen Morrison. Vermont State Police cited Earl Benway, 41, of Milton for prohibited acts and obstruction of justice after investigators found he paid a female to perform a sexual act.…

Police: Gang activity investigated in assault case

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A Colchester resident was arrested September 8 for attacking a juvenile member of his so-called gang, court documents show. Scott Whalon, 30, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of aggravated assault and one misdemeanor count of simple assault attempted by menace on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Chittenden Superior Court – Criminal Division. According to…

Colchester police dept. marks milestone

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The Colchester Police Department rang in its golden anniversary in style this week, hosting a slew of community events to mark the milestone and recognize officers and civilians alike. More than 250 residents flocked to the PD on a sunny Sunday afternoon for the main event, enjoying a K9 demonstration and building tours in between…