Vermont State Police

North Country News
7:15 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Audit Shows Most Employees at Low Risk of Fraud

An independent audit of the Vermont State Police payroll, requested after a trooper fraudulently claimed large amounts of overtime pay, has found that most employees were at a low risk of fraud.

The audit done by StoneTurn Group LLP shows that the process for approving, reporting and monitoring overtime is vulnerable to fraud, abuse and waste.

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North Country News
4:40 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Killington, Vermont Moves to Create Police Department

The Vermont ski town of Killington is a step closer to creating its own police department.

Killington already has town constables, who are elected. The Rutland Herald reports  the public will decide at Town Meeting in March whether to shift from that to an actual police department in which the officers are appointed.

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North Country News
7:55 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Vermont State Trooper to Change Plea in Time-Sheet Case

James Deeghan
Credit Vermont State Police

A former Vermont State Police sergeant charged with padding his time sheets is expected to change his plea.

The Burlington Free Press reports that James Deeghan is scheduled to withdraw his not-guilty pleas on Monday.

Details of the potential plea agreement were not made public on Wednesday.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Vermont State Police Recover Items Stolen in VT and NH

Vermont State Police say a search of a stolen car being used by a fugitive helped recover items stolen in Vermont and New Hampshire in recent months.

Police say 28-year-old Michael Hoehl repainted a stolen car four or five times so police wouldn't recognize the vehicle, allegedly stolen from Rivendell High School in Orford, N.H., in October.

He was arrested Tuesday after police spotted the vehicle in Newbury. Troopers allegedly chased Hoehl into the woods and he displayed a handgun, but he was apprehended without injury.

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North Country News
5:55 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Vermont House Member Killed in Crash

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC

A Vermont House Representative was killed Friday morning after a car struck him on a snowy road.

Vermont State Police responded to an accident on US Route 7 Friday morning.  

Republican State Representative Greg Clark of Vergennes had pulled onto the shoulder of the road and exited to clear his windshield.  

He was then struck by another car.   Emergency responders initiated CRP and transported Clark to Porter Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Vermont Cop Says Man in NM Prison Has Wild Story History

The Vermont State Police's top criminal investigator says the man in a New Mexico prison for killing a Vermont girl in 2000 has a history of making wild claims as part of a long-running goal of being incarcerated in the federal prison system.

Major Ed Ledo is the investigator who arrested Dana Martin in 2000 on charges Martin had killed a 15-year-old girl in Barre.

Ledo says he doesn't know what allegedly motivated Martin to send two New Mexico men to kill two Vermonters by strangling them with neck ties and then mutilating their bodies.

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WAMC News
6:10 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Vermont Cops Say Both NM Men in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Vermont State Police investigators say two New Mexico men traveled to Vermont as part of a conspiracy to murder two people in the state, but only one of those two has been charged as part of the conspiracy.

Twenty-three-year-old Tanner Ruane is being held in New York state on conspiracy to commit murder charges issued in New Mexico.

The second man, 41-year-old Mark Staake, is being held in Vermont as a fugitive from justice on a charge that he violated his probation in his home state.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

New Mexico Man in Custody in Murder-for-Hire Plot in Vermont

Vermont State Police say they're just learning the details of what's being called a murder for hire plot involving two New Mexico men, one of whom had befriended a Vermont man serving a life sentence in a New Mexico prison for killing a Barre, Vt., girl in 2000.

Detective Matthew Hill says that 41-year-old Mark Staake was arrested by Vermont police on probation violation charges Nov. 19 at the Highgate Springs border crossing.

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WAMC News
5:20 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Vermont Police Enhancing Seat Belt Enforcement

Vermont State Police will participate in the national Click It or Ticket Campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Vermont’s seat belt usage is estimated to be just over 84-percent.  

There have been 70 traffic fatalities this year and state police say about 69-percent of those killed were not wearing a seat belt.

Police agencies across New England are participating in the Click It or Ticket program and Operation Care - Combined Accident Reduction Effort with patrols and checkpoints through the holiday weekend.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Vermont State Police Hold Public Forums

Vermont State Police are holding forums to get public feedback as they do a review of their facilities.

The state police and Vermont Building and General Services have started a comprehensive review of facilities statewide as part of a legislative mandate.

Each study will look at the program needs, deficiencies, potential land sites and estimated program costs.

The goal is to come up with a long-term plan to determine the best way for the state to support the Vermont State Police in providing services to Vermonters.

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