Major Drug Sweep in SW Vermont
An investigation that began 18 months ago led to the arrest of over 30 people in South Western VT. Law Enforcement officers arrested twenty people on Tuesday from Rutland County, the charges range from possession to sale of heroin and cocaine. Most of those arrested were cited and released. The 20 arrests follow earlier arrests made by federal authorities from Dec. 2015- Feb. 2016 for sale, and distributions= of heroin, cocaine and oxycodone and have been indicted by grand juries. Major Glenn Hall form Vermont State Police Criminal Division said many of the defendants are part of the local infrastructure that makes up the distribution networks locally in our community.
Law Enforcement is focusing on both the sources, which they say are from in state and from Brooklyn, New York, as well as the local residents who help drug dealers by providing transportation, housing and customers.
Upper Valley Haven Needs Items
The Upper Valley Haven is in need of the following perishable food items, eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt and butter. They are also looking for manual can openers and electric blankets. The Upper Valley Haven is a private non-profit organization that provides temporary shelter for homeless families and children, as well as food, clothing and educational programming to those in need. All services are free of charge. Contact them at (802) 295-6500.
Grafton Man Received Minor Injuries in Springfield Crash
A Grafton NH man drove off Rt. 114 and ended up in a Springfield NH brook just before 3:00 am on Wednesday. NH State Police Sergeant Jayson Almstrom said Thomas Billingham of Grafton was driving a Toyota Camry when he went off the road, down an embankment and into the water. Springfield Fire and Fast Squad arrived at the scene along with New London Ambulance. Springfield Fire Chief Peter Lacaillade said Billingham extricated himself from his vehicle and only suffered minor injuries. Icing a speed were contributing factors to the crash.
Bradford NH Police Warn of Computer Scam
Bradford NH Police are warning area residents about computer scam. Police say they received several complaints from citizens that they received a message on their computer screen alerting them to system failure or blue screen of death and one person was called at home. In each case, residents were led to call a phone number that asks the caller to allow them remote access to their computer and they will fix the problem for $599.99. They will also lower rates if you refuse to pay. Police warn computers users this is a scam. In one instance, a resident sent money via western union to Buffalo, NY and after it wasn’t picked up she was asked to resend to India. TDS knows of this issue and says they do not contact customers by the internet. If you receive a phone call or computer screen message, please report it to your local police department.