Three Arrested for Quechee Burglary
hartford-robberyHartford VT Police arrested three people on Monday for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property. Police say they received a complaint of suspicious persons knocking on a Quechee resident’s door and asking to use the phone. While canvasing the area, officers contacted Kristopher Royce 27 of Springfield VT, Alicia Kelley 28, of Brewster MA, and Shalon Barth 26 of Hartford, VT who were carrying bags. Inside the bags were household items, alcohol, jewelry, and electronics. While in the area police had discovered a nearby seasonal home was broken into forcibly. After matching the items in the bag to the residence, the three were arrested. All three were lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash or surety bail. Police are continuing the investigation to see if the suspects are responsible for other area burglaries.

Bellows Falls Police Seize 38 Bags of Heroin
More charges may be facing a Bellows Falls man after police found 38 glassine bags of heroin during a traffic stop. Bellows Falls Police say that Joshua E. Croteau 31, was stopped for traffic offences on Rte. 5 just after 1:30 am on Sunday and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs. K-9 Caesar was deployed and alerted the Officer Checchi to the presence of drug odors in the vehicle. Police seized the vehicle pending a search warrant application. Croteau was arrested for DUI-Drugs and a subsequent search of his person yielded 38 glassine bags of Heroin. The investigation remains open and more charges may be forth coming.

Some Good News

The NH State Police announced that there were no fatal motor vehicle crashes during the Thanksgiving Weekend. State Troopers say they stopped over 3,000 vehicles and issued 755 citations for speeding, 41 citations for Driving after Suspension, and 114 other criminal arrests. In addition, they issued over 2,000 warnings, cited 40 drivers for using mobile devices, and made 21 DUI arrests.
Several impaired operators were identified and apprehended because of calls by citizens reporting unsafe and erratic operation. Police said they appreciate the public’s assistance in helping to remove impaired drivers from the roadways.
NH State Troopers said they will continue their efforts to reduce traffic collisions during the holiday season.

Enfield Town Manager Resigns
The Enfield Select Board announced yesterday that Town Manager Steven Schneider will leave his position on June 1, 2017. Schneider submitted his resignation to the Board on Nov. 21 with an effective date of June 1, 2017. Mr. Schneider was hired November 1, 2005 and his current contract expires December 31, 2017. The Select Board said the parting is amicable and they will immediately begin the process of finding a replacement. Residents interested in taking part in the selection process can contact the Town Offices at 632-5026 or email

Colby Sawyer Dorm Evacuated
Some Colby Sawyer College Students were evacuated on Monday night after reporting respiratory problems. New London Fire Department responded to the Best Dorm at Colby Sawyer College shortly before 9:30 pm Tuesday, for report of an unknown gas. Fire Chief Jay Lyons said the students reported having respiratory problems and fire fighters evacuated the building. After using meters and finding no gases present the fire fighters aired out the building. Students returned to the dorm and firefighters were back at the station by 11:00 pm.