Vermont State Police Continue Search for Missing Man
Vermont State Police are continuing their search for missing Christopher McCarthy.
Sunday and Monday the Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team used multiple resources to search for the missing 47-year-old Westmore man. McCarthy’s last contact with his family was November 2nd. The search by Rescue Team in the wooded areas around Mr. McCarthy’s residence with multiple K-9 teams did not yield any new evidence or tips as to Mr. McCarthy’s whereabouts. Based on the circumstances of the case and the missing person’s investigation, foul play is not suspected at this time.
The Vermont State Police urges the public to report any tips regarding the whereabouts of Mr. McCarthy at (802) 334-8881. With the start of hunting season in the next few days, the Vermont State Police is also asking hunters to report any suspicious items or circumstances that might assist in locating Mr. McCarthy. The search for Mr. McCarthy is still ongoing and resources will be distributed as necessary, based on the nature of tips that are received.
Claremont Says Yes to Keno
Claremont voters said yes to Keno by voting 866 – 440 on yesterday’s ballot. An establishment can only offer Keno after approval by a city or town by ballot or through a Town Meeting. The New Hampshire Lottery will oversee Keno played at approved bars and restaurants aka pouring establishments.
Establishments must have a valid liquor license and pay a $500 annual license fee in order to offer Keno.
Keno retailers will be paid an 8% sales commission – the highest in the country – as well as additional bonuses. Along with Keno, licensed businesses will be able to sell all of the other available lottery games.
In each Keno game, players choose from one to 12 numbers, and every five minutes a computer randomly generates and displays 20 winning numbers from 1-80 on a video monitor. Approved establishments can offer Keno from 11 AM to 11 PM seven days a week and only those 18 years of age and older will be allowed to play.
Jamaica Man Killed in Windsor Accident
Vermont State Police are still investigating a fatal car crash in Windsor on I-92 shortly after noon yesterday. Police said Peter S. Hayward of Jamaica VT was driving his Subaru Forester when it left the highway, collided with ledges in the median and re-entered the left southbound lane. A Ford Fusion received minor damage. Hayward 70, was pronounced dead at the scene. Members of the Windsor Fire Department and Windsor Rescue Squad assisted Vermont State Police at the scene.
Witnesses that have not yet spoken to the Vermont State Police are asked to contact Trooper Lunderville from the Westminster Barracks at 802.722.4600.
Bellows Falls Man Arrested on Multiple Charges
A Bellows Falls Man was arrested on multiple drug charges on Saturday after the Bellows Falls Police Department executed a search warrant on an Atkinson St. apartment.

Officers took A Ray Stevens into custody on two outstanding arrest warrants. One warrant from the Chittenden County Superior Court- Criminal Division and the other was from the state of New Hampshire.

Stevens was allegedly found to be in possession of Heroin and Crack Cocaine. He was ordered held at the Southern State Correctional Facility on $30,000 cash or surety bond in addition to his Vermont arrest warrant.

The Walpole, NH Police Department, and the Windham County Sheriff’s Office assisted Bellows Falls Police.