MONTGOMERY WOMAN SHOOTS AT FATHER

According to police, 21 year old Brianna Croteau of Montgomery fired a pistol during an alleged domestic situation on August 17th.

Court records show that a bullet was recovered next to a light switch of the residence.

The alleged assault occurred when Croteau shot at her father, Brian Croteau Sr. at their Enosburgh Mountain Road home. Continue reading “MONTGOMERY WOMAN SHOOTS AT FATHER”

SWEET MAPLE, JUST CAN’T RESIST

Two burglars have been arrested after police say they broke into the Maple City Diner in St. Albans recently.

Brahin Lloyd, 28, of Philadelphia, and Naomi Gaboury, 40, of Swanton were both arrested and charged in the case, according to police.

He was held in prison on $20,000 bail pending the outcome of the case.

Court documents indicated that a safe with more than $2,000 in cash was missing from the dinner. Continue reading “SWEET MAPLE, JUST CAN’T RESIST”

BE ON THE LOOKOUT NETS DUI

Police were notified of a potentially impaired driver leaving the Enosburg Falls Country Club last Wednesday evening, according to a police statement.

The Description of the vehicle matched a vehicle that Deputy Renning of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department later saw on the Colton Road in Sheldon.

During a traffic stop, deputies tested the driver, Alain Fortin, 29, of Swanton for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Fortin provided a breath sample indicating 0.239% alcohol in his blood.

That is just shy of three times the legal limit for driving in Vermont of 0.08%.

Fortin was issued a citation to appear in Franklin County District Court, at a later date, to answer to the charge of DUI.

E’BURGH WOMAN RECOGNIZED BY GIRLSCOUTS OF THE GREEN AND WHITE MOUNTAINS

It’s been over six decades since Cheryl Heneveld was a Brownie Girl Scout in her native California, but a close encounter with greatness no doubt influenced her life’s path. The Enosburg Falls resident says it seems like only yesterday that she met Olave Baden-Powell, World Chief Guide and wife of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the modern Scouting movement, “I can still see her, with her Dalai Lama smile,” Heneveld recalled.

The lifelong Girl Scout volunteer, who has made it her mission to maintain personal connections in an increasingly digital world, has been honored as Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains’ August Volunteer of the Month. Continue reading “E’BURGH WOMAN RECOGNIZED BY GIRLSCOUTS OF THE GREEN AND WHITE MOUNTAINS”

SWEET MAPLE, JUST CAN’T RESIST

Two burglars have been arrested after police say they broke into the Maple City Diner in St. Albans recently.

Brahin Lloyd, 28, of Philadelphia, and Naomi Gaboury, 40, of Swanton were both arrested and charged in the case, according to police.

He was held in prison on $20,000 bail pending the outcome of the case.

Court documents indicated that a safe with more than $2,000 in cash was missing from the dinner.

Video surveillance footage of the burglary showed a white female and a tall black male, with a pitbull, were the burglars.

The investigation also lead to the supply room at the diner. Court documents say that the burglars stole 20 lbs of ham, five New York strip steaks, 15 dozen eggs, a 10-pound tub of hamburger about two gallons of Maple Syrup and other miscellaneous cooking supplies, according to the police affidavit.

Later that day, police were investigating another matter just down the road (a machete brandishing man), when they discovered a safe with Maple City Diner paperwork in it.

Several days later, police received a call from Gaboury, admitting to the burglary, according to court records.

The court records showed that Gaboury told police that a man she knew, with the street name of “Legs” was the other burglar.

Two days later, the police ran into Lloyd when they were investigating suspicious activity in Taylor Park.

According to police records, Lloyd’s height (6’9”) as well as his tatoos linked him to the burglary.

Lloyd attempted to run from the officers initially, according to the court records.

According to court records, Lloyd would not identify himself for officers, though the officers believed they knew who he was.

“I called him by the street name ‘Brock,’ {He) snickered at that. {He} was still denying that his name was Brahin. To positively identify him, I printed two pictures off from his Facebook. I brought them to him, and he admitted to being Brahin. He stated, ‘You got me!’ and gave me a fist bump, St. Albans Police Officer Jason Lawton wrote in the arrest affidavit.

Lloyd had an extensive criminal history, according to court records, including being wanted in Philidelphia.

ZIPPITY DOO DAH!

By Natalie Jackson

Not sure what to do on your day off? Don’t you have plans for this weekend? ArborTrek Canopy Adventures is the place to be. A treetop zip lining course is a beautiful way to see Vermont’s natural habitat. It’s also a fun and exciting experience for the entire family!

Located at Smuggler’s Notch in Cambridge, Vermont, the zip lining tours show off some of Vermont’s greatest scenes. Continue reading “ZIPPITY DOO DAH!”

CLOSED, AND RETIRED

By Natalie Jackson

17-year-old Jim Mayhew began working in a small convenience store with his father upon graduating from high school. He retells the story of his childhood as though it was yesterday.

“I walked into that store down there, November 12th of 1972. I went to my Dad, course he always helped me, and I said ‘could you come look at the building with me and see what you think of it?’ He came and looked all through it, and when we were leaving he said, ‘Would you take me as a partner?’ My Dad went to the bank, got a loan, and he co-signed for me,” Mayhew recalls. After two years of renting the building, Mayhew decided it was time to buy it and officially take over everything. His store on Troy Street in Richford was only the beginning for Mayhew. Continue reading “CLOSED, AND RETIRED”

MACHETTE WIELDING SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

On August 14th, St. Albans Police were searching for a stolen vehicle in the town of St. Albans. The vehicle was located at the residence of 228 Sheldon Rd. in St. Albans Town. According to Vermont State Police, 37-year-old

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Joseph Devino, the resident, approached the first officer to arrive on the scene. Devino began to insult verbally, taunt and threaten the officer with bodily harm, according to the records. Because there were two other people with Devino, the St. Albans Officer decided to wait for back-up before arresting Devino. “Devino then entered his garage and reappeared wielding a homemade machete.  Devino waved the machete at the Officer and again threatened him,” says the police report. In defense, the Officer took out his firearm and ordered Devino to drop the weapon. Before back-up arrived, Devino had run back to his garage, dropped the weapon and hid inside the house. When backup police arrived, Devino was taken into custody and charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Aggravated Disorderly Conduct. He was processed and lodged at Northwest State Correctional Facility for lack of $ 5,000.00 bail.

St. Albans Police returned to the residence to capture Devino’s weapon. While searching for the weapon they discovered many stolen items and issued another search warrant.  According to Vermont State Police, items found included a smashed open safe, multiple pieces of stolen property and evidence taken during a burglary at Maple City Diner reported at 5:51 am this same date. The investigation will continue. Callers wishing to provide assistance may contact St. Albans Police at 802-524-2166.

AMID SCANDAL, McALLISTER LOSES BID FOR RE-ELECTION

By Gregory J. Lamoureux

Senator Norm McAllister was out campaigning on Tuesday in Swanton, meeting and greeting voters as they entered the polling place.

“It would take a miracle” McAllister quipped.

That miracle would not come for McAllister. As polls closed, the numbers very quickly began to look grim for the two-term Senator. Continue reading “AMID SCANDAL, McALLISTER LOSES BID FOR RE-ELECTION”

REMOVING THE ‘P’

By Natalie Jackson

Machia and Sons Dairy LLC has been working for years to help our community in any way, shape or form that they can.

Heather Darby, an Agronomy Specialist, and Extension Associate Professor for the UVM Extension Program says she has been working with the Machia family for as long as she has been working with the UVM Extension Program, a total of about 14 years. Throughout her time working with the Machia family, Darby says over time that they have implemented new innovative practices on the Machia family farm that have both helped their farm, local water quality, and the community altogether. Continue reading “REMOVING THE ‘P’”