Springfield VT Woman Suspected of Fentanyl Theft
OlmstedA Springfield VT woman was arrested Friday night for allegedly stealing a fentanyl drip from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (D.H.M.C.) Lebanon Police say they were called to the medical center just after 6:30 pm to investigate the theft of an IV bag of fentanyl from a patient’s room.
After an investigation, police arrested Stacy Olmsted 44, who was visiting the patient at the time of the incident.
Olmsted was held on $5,000.00 cash bail and was transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections. The incident remains under investigation

No Injuries After SUV Hits Dunkin Donuts in Newport
Newport Police say no one was injured after a Chevy Trailblazer hit the Dunkin Donuts’ building in Newport on Sunday. Officer Seymour of the Newport Police said a youth driver was driving on her father’s drivers license and became distracted while turning left from the Dunkin Donuts parking lot and continued left into the brick building. The building doorway adjacent to Dunkin Donuts received substantial structural damage. The Trailblazer received front-end damage but was able to drive away from the scene. The investigation is continuing but no charges were issued.

Newport Man Charged with DUI
A Newport NH man was charged with DUI in Royalton VT on Saturday night. Police say they stopped Joseph R. Helie on Vermont Route 14 near Dairy Hill Road for a minor motor vehicle violation. Investigation revealed that Joseph R. Helie had been drinking. Helie submitted to a preliminary breath test on scene and registered a 0.107 % B.A.C. Helie was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. He will appear on April 5 in Windsor Criminal Court.
Joseph R. Helie was later released with a criminal citation and will appear in Vermont Superior Court, Windsor Criminal Division, on April 5, 2016 at 0800 hours to answer to the above charge.

Bellows Falls Woman Arrested for Heroin Possession
A Bellows Falls woman was charged with possession of heroin after a traffic stop in Westminster VT on Saturday. Police say they stopped Sarah Barrett 27, on Rte 5 just before 6 pm for failing to use a turn signal. During the stop and while officers spoke with occupants officers noticed drug paraphernalia in plain sight. After a consent and search, troopers located 22 bags of heroin. Barrett was found to be on Conditions of Release for prior heroin sales and possession charges. She was issued a citation for Violation of Conditions of Release and Possession of Heroin and will appear on April 19 in Windham Court.

Newport School Board Hold Workshop on Budget
The first of two workshops by the Newport School Board dealing with the $1.3 million in budget cuts was held on Saturday. About sixty people participated to make recommendations because of the March 8 vote. Sharon Cowen and Gail Kennedy from UNH Cooperative Extension led the meeting and helped present an overview of the budget and set expectations. Four options were delineated for the use of the District’s buildings. Participants explored the pros and cons of each option and were also encouraged to add additional options. Four new ideas were presented. All eight options were reviewed and narrowed down to two, which will be presented to the Newport School Board on March 24.
A second workshop will be tonight (Monday) at 6 pm in the Sugar River Bank Community Room at 10 Main Street. The meeting will follow the same format. Pictures from Saturday, more information about Options and the template for a new option are on the Newport School District Facebook page.