VSP Corporal Resigns
A Corporal with the Vermont State Police gave his resignation on Thursday. The resignation of Corporal Jon Graham comes two days after he was suspended with pay, for remarks he allegedly made on his personal Facebook page. The resignation ends Graham’s 15-year career with the VSP. Graham’s remarks ranged from comments on Bruce Jenner, muslims, drivers of electric cars and posts from conservative news sites. Colonel Tom L’Esperance accepted Graham’s resignation, which is effective immediately. L’Esperance also gave his apologies to anyone who had been offended by any of Corporal Graham’s posts made while employed as a state trooper.
Hanover Man Plead Guilty to Unregistered Firearm
A Hanover man plead guilty in the US District Court on Thursday to Possession of an unregistered firearm. Court records show that members of the NH and VT ATF,and Hanover Police Department executed a search warrant on the residence of Ryan Howe, 52 in September of 2011. During the search, law enforcement officials seized ammunition and 8 firearms including a Winchester 16 inch short barreled shotgun. The law requires short barrel shotguns to be 18 inches in length. The shotgun was never registered. Howe is scheduled for sentences on August 12 and faces 10 years in prison. Howe was released on conditions pending his sentencing.
WI Woman Charged With Abuse of 6-Month Old
A Wisconsin woman was arrested in Keene on Thursday on charges of First Degree Assault on her 6-month-old son. Police say 30 year old Miranda R. Baillargeon, was arrested after she allegedly grabbed the infant by the head and threw him on the ground on Wednesday. Baillargeon was arraigned Thursday in the 8th Circuit Keene Court and held for lack of $50,000 cash bail. The case remains under investigation. Anyone who has further information is encouraged to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9813, ask to speak to Detective Mike O’Donnell.
Sunapee to Get New Firearms
Sunapee Police will be getting new firearms. Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill appeared before the Selectboard to inform them Rugars is replacing 10 hand guns but the paperwork is not completed. Cahill requested that he be allowed to trade the older hand guns also donated to them by Rugers to a gun shop to exchange for them ammunition. The board unanimously approved the Chief’s request. Cahill will appear before the board again to request permission to accept the gift of handguns from Rugers on behalf of the Sunapee Police Department.