NY Brothers Charged with Passing Counterfeiting Bills in Lebanon
Two NY brothers wanted for counterfeiting turned themselves into Lebanon Police on Tuesday. Police said that on May 31st they received numerous reports of counterfeit $100.00 bills being passed at various businesses in Lebanon.
On the same day, Woodstock VT Police arrested Steven and Jeffery Medina both of Bronx NY for passing counterfeit $100.00 bills in Woodstock.
An investigation showed the Woodstock suspects matched the description of the suspects in Lebanon and arrest warrants were obtained.
Both men were arraigned in Grafton Superior Court on Wednesday. Steven was held on $5,000 cash bail and Jeffery was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.
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Windham VT Man Arrested for Squatting
A Windham VT man was arrested for Unlawful Trespassing after a reported for squatting in a vacant mobile home in Windham. Vermont State Police said Patricia Pierno an out of state property owner reported she did not give permission for Darren M. Belford or anyone else to be on her Woodburn Road property when she reported the incident. When officers investigated, Belford was forthcoming about the squatting at the residence and was arrested. A criminal citation was given to Belford to appear in Winham Court on July 25th to answer the charge.
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Cornish-Windsor Bridge Will One Lane Last Week
The Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge will be restricted to one lane next week. The NH Department of Transportation announced the traffic restriction yesterday. The restriction goes into effect on the evening of Wednesday, June 21st from 6-9 PM to allow testing of the wooden bridges fire suspension system.
Delays should be expected and motorists should seek alternate routes. Signs will alert motorists to the bridgework and traffic stoppages.
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CT Men Arrested for Drug Trafficking
Two CT men were arrested Wednesday for drug trafficking after a traffic stop on I-89 in Royalton VT. Vermont State Police said they stopped a Georgia rental car for speeding and noticed a smell of marijuana and asked for consent to search. The consent was denied and the car was seized. After obtaining a search warrant officers found 1.83 ounces of cocaine, five strips of Suboxone, and a marijuana pipe with fresh reside inside the car.
Jose Restrepo and Angel Vazquez of Harford CT were arrested and released to their attorney on a criminal citation. They will appear in Windsor Criminal Court on an unknown date to answer the charges.