Bellows Falls Woman Charged with Assault on Police Officer
A Bellows Falls woman was charged with Assault on a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct on Monday. Vermont State Police said Meghan B. Hitchcock was put in protective custody because of her intoxication level. Hitchcock was transported to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for an evaluation. While at the hospital, Hitchcock became aggressive towards the Troopers, kicking one and attempting to punch him. Officers arrested Hitchcock and ordered her held until sober at the Southern State Correctional Facility. She will appear on July 25th in Windham Criminal Court to answer the charges.

Cavendish Man Charged with Cruelty to a Child
Vermont State Police arrested a Cavendish VT man on Sunday for Cruelty to Child under 10 years of age. Police say they responded to a family fight at a Cavendish residence shortly after 8:00 AM on Sunday. After an investigation, officers discovered Travis J. West had assaulted a minor child in the household on Saturday. West was cited to appear in Windsor Criminal Court on a later date.


Sutton Police Issue Bear Warning
The Sutton Police are issuing a bear warning. Police say several sightings of an aggressive bear in the area of Blaisdell Hill Road were reported. The bear has also broken into at least three chicken coops. Sutton Police ask residents to contact NH Fish and Game at 603-271-3361 if they see the bear. If the NH Fish and Game office is closed, residents should call their local police department. A link for FAQ about bears is on the WNTK’s facebook page.
Hanover Seeks Volunteers to Pull Garlic Mustard
The Town of Hanover is seeking volunteers to pull up the invasive garlic mustard plant. Twenty-Five neighborhoods in Hanover are now known to have the invasive species. Displays are setup at the Howe and Etna Libraries, Town Hall, Hanover’s three schools, and the Black Community Center. Displays show the plant, map of known colonies, and handouts to help volunteers identify the plant with tips for its control.
Mink Brook West Trail and the Girl Brook Trail have signposts and stations where large drawstring trash bags for garlic mustard contributions, and trail users are encouraged to pull a few handfuls of the plant and place these in the bags provided. For more information, contact Vicki Smith at 603-643-3214.
VSP Sobriety Checks for Memorial Day Weekend
The Vermont State Police along with local and county law enforcement will be having sobriety checkpoints in Windsor County during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. The sobriety check is done in an effort to monitor the flow of traffic along Vermont’s highways and detecting and arresting persons under the influence of alcohol or any drug that has impaired their ability to operate a motor vehicle.