Westminster VSP Arrests in Statewide Warrant Sweep

On Monday Vermont State Police announced that it had conducted a statewide sweep  arresting 65 people on warrants… for a variety of pending criminal charges and failing to fulfill court obligations.

Troopers from all 10 VSP field stations, local police officers, county sheriffs, game wardens, DMV officers and federal law officers made the arrests.  The Vermont

State’s Attorney’s offices and Vermont Department of Corrections also assisted throughout the state.

State Police in Westminster conducted an arrest warrant sweep in Windham, southern Windsor and part of Bennington counties.

Everyone arrested was either arraigned in court or lodged at Southern State Correctional Facility.

Those arrested by troopers from the Westminster Barracks include:

Carl Holcomb, 46, Peru — Unlawful Trespass, Simple Assault

Jesse McMahon, 35, Dummerston — Driving with License Suspended

Russell Larson, 63, Guilford — Aggravated Domestic Assault

Rebekah Milks, 35, Westminster — Bad Checks

Robert Cavacas, 52, Cavendish — Petit Larceny

Sarah Stark, 53, Townshend — Failure to Appeal

Douglas Grimes, 44, Guilford — Driving with License Suspended, Retail Theft

Zachary Bridge, 26, Rockingham — Possession of Heroin

Justin Michalke, 26, Cavendish — Driving with License Suspended

Caleb Palmer, 32, Springfield — Petit Larceny

Zachary McNeil, 35, Springfield — Petit Larceny, Burglary, Identity Theft, Violation of Conditions of Release

George Ottenbreit, 32, Weathersfield — Driving with License Suspended #4


VSP Arrests Escapee

Yesterday afternoon Vermont State Police arrested a man who had escaped from Marble Valley Regional Correctional Center.  Police say they located Reginald Mongeur 39, at his residence in Grandville VT just after 12:30 pm. Mongeur was transported to the Marble Valley Regional Correction Facility.


Ice Out?  Not Yet

Last year the ice went out on Lake Sunapee on March 24, but looks like this year may be one for the record.  According to the official tracker of the ice out Richard “Ozzie” Osborne the ice is still too heavy to get a boat launched.  Osborne checks the ice each year and declares Ice Out when he can take his boat across the lake from Sunapee to Georges Mills.  This year’s maybe closer to 2015’s date when ice out was declared on April 25.  Usually ice is gone on the lake by mid April. The town of Sunapee has a record of every ice out date dating back to 1869 available on its website.