Vermont State Police

New England News
7:15 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Police Warn Of Caller Scamming Back Taxes

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Vermont State Police say they are investigating calls from a man to elderly people saying they owe the government back taxes as the result of an IRS audit.

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New England News
4:30 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Vermont Police Seek Inmate Who Fled Windsor Prison

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Vermont State Police troopers and others were searching Monday for a prison inmate who escaped from the state prison in Windsor.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Witness Says Freeh 'Totally Out' At Time Of Crash

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An eyewitness to the Vermont car crash that injured Louis Freeh says the former FBI director appeared to be asleep when his vehicle crossed the centerline, forcing two cars and a motorcyclist to swerve out of the way.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Police Say FBI Ex-Director Freeh Likely Fell Asleep In Crash

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Vermont police say former FBI Director Louis Freeh likely fell asleep and drifted across the road before the car crash last week that severely injured him.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Man Found Dead In House Hours After Standoff

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Vermont State Police say a man has been found dead inside a house of a self-inflicted gunshot wound more than five hours after shots were fired at troopers and police negotiated with him.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Police Say Man With Knife Shot In Station Lobby

Vermont State Police say a 42-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday after being shot by a police officer when he refused to drop a knife while in the lobby of the Bennington police department.

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North Country News
8:15 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Pilot Parachutes from Small Plane Before Crash

Vermont State Police say the pilot of a small plane that crashed next to Interstate 89 in Highgate on Friday suffered minor injuries after parachuting out of the plane to safety.

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North Country News
10:10 am
Sat March 22, 2014

VT Bill Calls For Study Of Rural Police Coverage

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The Vermont House has endorsed a bill calling for a study of police coverage in rural parts of the state, backing away from immediately calling for an end to the practice of Vermont State Police contracting with small towns.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

VT Trooper Says Cold Cases Are Important Issue

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A top Vermont State Police criminal investigator says unsolved homicides are an important issue for the state and supports the addition of a cold case investigator position.

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New England News
8:52 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Vt. Looks At Strengthening Cold Case Probes

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Lawmakers are considering a proposal to add a cold case investigator to the Vermont State Police.

Rep. Patti Lewis, a Berlin Republican, got an interested reception from the House Government Operations Committee this past week when she brought her proposal to the panel.

Lewis says her research indicates there at least 57 unsolved homicides and 32 missing-persons cases pending in Vermont, the oldest dating from the 1970s.

She's calling for one new investigator devoted to the cases, but says some lawmakers have suggested she should ask for two, given the caseload.

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