Westminster VT Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of Accident
A license plate left at a Bellows Falls accident lead police to a Westminster man who was charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident. Bellows Falls Police say when they responded to an accident on Westminster St and Red Light Hill they discovered a green Jeep Cherokee had fled the scene. A check of the plate number and description of the Jeep lead police to put out a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for Melvin Lowell and the Jeep.
A report of a vehicle off the road, lead Vermont State Police to Piggery Road in Westminster, where they discovered the Jeep involved in the crash in Bellows Falls. Bellows Falls Officers responded to the scene and upon further investigation found Lowell at his home. During an interview, Lowell admitted to causing the earlier crash. Lowell was cited to appear in Windham Court on a later date.
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Historic Mill to Become Loft Apartments
The Historic Dexter Richards and Sons Woolen Mill on Sunapee Street in Newport will become The Lofts at Newport Mills. The Newport Planning Board unanimously approved the final site plan review for developing the property into 66 – apartments by 169 Sunapee Street LLC developers. The Lofts at Newport Mills will include two-bedroom apartments, one-bedroom apartments, and loft apartments in addition to having a gym and dog park.
The169 Sunapee Street LLC developers also received approval to build three storage-unit buildings on land across from the proposed Lofts at Newport Mills.
Developers hope to attract young professionals and retirees looking to downsize as tenants in the historic brick building.
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Springfield VT Police Seek Help with ID
Springfield VT Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who posed as an undercover officer on Wednesday evening. Police said the man approached a teenage girl on South Street about 7:00 PM and flashed an ID card that said Springfield Police, and identified himself as an undercover officer. He then reportedly asked the girl to show him that she was not in possession of drugs. The man then left in a black or brown Subaru station wagon with tinted windows and an antenna and headed south on South Street. The car was said to have Vermont license plates.
The man is described as a white male in his thirties, 6’1″ tall, thin, clean-shaven with short and very curly black hair, and has a raspy voice. At the time of the incident, he was wearing camouflaged shorts with black top and black shoes and smelled as if he just smoked marijuana.
Anyone with information as to the identity of this person should contact Sergeant Gregory Molgano at 802-885-2113. The public should be aware that no such individual is employed as an officer by the Town of Springfield.
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Claremont NH CPA Indicted for Tax Evasion
A Claremont CPA was indicted by a Hillsborough County Grand Jury on one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion. NH Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Commission John Beardmore announced the indictment yesterday.
According to the indictments, the charges against 66- year-old Darvi Rosenberg stemmed from his involvement with Manchester business owner Thomas Katsiantonis’ tax obligations. Among other alleged acts, Mr. Rosenberg produced fraudulent records to auditors, attempted to impair or impede the DRA’s (Department of Revenue Administration) audit and caused false or misleading statements to be made to DRA auditors.
Katsiantonis was indicted on four counts of tax evasion, four counts of theft, one count of falsifying physical evidence and one count of conspiracy to commit tax evasion. Katsiantonis is alleged to have stolen over $277,000 in meals and rental tax payments from his business Grand Slam Pizza II and over $146,000 in taxes from his other business Tommy K’s Restaurant and Bar.
Both defendants are scheduled for arraignment on July 21st at 9:00 AM.