Claremont Woman Held on $100,000 Cash Bail for Murder for Hire Plot
murder-for-hireBail was set at $100,000 cash for a Claremont woman who orchestrated an alleged murder for hire plot. Court documents show that 20-year-old Monique Earle told another woman she befriended at a domestic violence shelter that she wanted the woman who stole her boyfriend dead. Earle told her friend, she wanted the woman kidnapped, drugged, tortured and raped for several days before being murdered. Earle claimed she did not want the woman near her kids since she had ruined her life. Her friend notified law enforcement.
Later Earle made the same request to the undercover officer posing as a potential hitman. Earle offered him $500.00 and her Juicy Couture purse. The undercover agent said he would need to check with his boss to see if $500.00 was enough and left. Upon his return, Earle went on a ride with him, and showed where the intended victim worked and where she lived. The undercover officer said he would need her purse as a down payment, Earle emptied its contents and gave it to him.
Earle will have a probable cause hearing on Dec. 8, 2016. Sullivan County Marc Hathaway is prosecuting the case.

Burglary at Allan Brothers’ Farm
Vermont State Police are seeking information on a burglary at Allen Brothers Farm in Westminster. Police say the burglary occurred sometime between Wednesday evening and 9:30 am on Thursday. Multiple tools were taken. The investigation is still on going and anyone with any information related to the case please contact Trooper Soule at 802-722-4600.

Bellows Falls Man Charged with DUI After Crash
A Bellows Falls man was cited for suspicion of DUI at DHMC after an accident sent him and a passenger to the hospital. Vermont State Police say just after 12:30 pm on Thursday, Arah Mills 44, was driving on Rte. 103 in Rockingham when he hydroplaned and lost control of his Chevy Trail Blazer causing it to rollover several times. Neither Mills nor his passenger were wearing seat belts and both sustained severe injuries. Both were transported to Springfield Hospital and later to DHMC for a more comprehensive evaluation. Miller’s preliminary breath test was .103 percent. Police continue to investigate the accident.