Police Make Arrest for St Mary’s Vandalism
Claremont Police took one teen in custody and arrested another on Sunday afternoon for a burglary at Saint Mary’s Church. Police say church members reported the incident just after 7 am on Sunday. Various religious artifacts were damaged and fire extinguishers were discharged into the church assembly area in addition to theft of some items. Cost of repair and replacement are unknown, until clean up and estimates on the artifacts are complete. Through the investigation, police determined two suspects had forced entry into the church through a window.
Just before 3:00 pm, Police arrested 18 year-old Zachery Underwood of Charlestown NH on charges on Class-B felony charges of Burglary and Criminal Mischief. Underwood was also charged with a Class-A misdemeanor of Theft. Mr. Underwood is being held without bail and will be arraigned in the 5th Circuit Claremont District Court today. (Monday)
The second suspect in this case is under the age of 18. This suspect was identified, located and released to his family. Claremont Police will later file juvenile petitions on this suspect for these acts.
Body of Missing Brookline VT Man Found
Just before 11:00 pm on Saturday, Vermont State Police found the body of Trevor Farrell 21, who went missing early Friday morning. Trevor Farrell was found in an area off Grassy Brook Road, in an area behind his residence. The manner and cause of his death remains under investigation. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy. This investigation remains active and police say there are no threats to the community or the residence of Brookline. Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team, Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, Newbrook Fire Department, Dummerston Fire Department and New England K-9 joined in the search.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Matthew Sweitzer of the Vermont State Police (802) 254-2382 or call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 241-5355.
Mechanical Issue Named Cause of Zipper Ride Accident
A preliminary investigation shows mechanical issues are to blame for the Zipper ride accident on Friday at the Cornish Fair. According to the NH State Fire Marshall, Marshal J. William Degnan the mechanical problem caused the ride to move during the loading of car The mishap sent a 28 year old Canaan mother and 8 year old daughter along with a 23 year old ride operator to local hospitals with minor injuries where they treated and released. According to NH State Law carnival rides are required be inspected by a commissioner of the Department of Safety upon assembly. It is unknown when and if that inspection took place. No one was available this weekend at the Department of Safety to answer about the inspection.