Springfield VT Man Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Conduct
A Springfield VT man was arrested on multiple charges stemming from a sexual assault early Saturday morning. Police said that after an investigation they took Gregory Walsh into custody after a traffic stop on I-91 in Fairlee on Sunday. Police charged Walsh with Unlawful Trespass into a Dwelling, Lewd and Lascivious Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Walsh is lodged at the Northeast Regional Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail until his arraignment in Orange Criminal Court on Monday.
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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stolen Anvil
Vermont State Police are seeking assistance in the theft of anvil from a Westminster garden. Police say the theft occurred between May 21st and June 4th. It is approximately 18 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. Anyone with information about this theft or any other criminal activity in the area should contact the Vermont State Police at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.
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New London Has New Hiking Trail
New London has a new hiking trail. The Town of New London, New London Hospital, and Eversource have created a walking trail connecting Newport Road, Parkside Road, and the Lyon Brook Trail. The trail runs from Newport Road near the WNTK building, along the utility right-of-way towards Parkside Road. Prior to Parkside the trail enters the woods and runs parallel to Parkside before connecting to the existing Lyon Brook Trail. The one-mile loop has connections to the hospital parking lot and Outing Club. It will provide opportunities for walkers, joggers, and commuters. The Conservation Commission constructed the trail with assistance from the Highway Department. A Grand Opening Hike is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13th at noon. The public is invited to join by meeting in the hospital parking lot for the one-mile hike.
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New London Police Department Has K-9 Officer
New London Police Department has a new officer – K-9 Vilo. K-9 Vilo was purchased from Connecticut Canine Services and was selected from a group of six other canines. The bond between Officer Josh Fisher and K9 Vilo was immediately apparent and strong. Officer Fisher and K9 Vilo will attend the Vermont Police Canine Academy Patrol School on July 10, 2017, and will be patrol certified by November 2017. New London Police Chief Ed Andersen thanks the community for their support, which made getting a K-9 officer possible. The Chief also gave special thanks to Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill for the generous donation of equipment for the canine cruiser from the Sunapee’s Police Department. Officer Fisher and K9 Vilo look forward to serving the citizens of New London.
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