Author: Colin Flanders

Essex Jct. man arrested after drunken disturbance

Richmond Police arrested an Essex Jct. man after he arrived at a Richmond woman’s house drunk and caused a disturbance around 2 p.m. on September 9, a press release said. Police say Dylan J. Robar, 26, threatened to harm the woman while throwing glass objects at her. He was cited for unlawful mischief, domestic assault and violating conditions of release.  Robar was lodged at the Chittenden Correctional Center on $750 bail. He was scheduled to appear in court on September...

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Police looking for missing Essex girl

Police are looking for assistance in locating a 14-year-old girl who is believed to have run away from her Essex Jct. home on September 6, a press release said. Police believe Aziana Holder and her older sister, Meagan Morrill, 17, left the residence early the next morning, traveling to Burlington where they have both family and friends. Morrill has returned home, but Holder is still missing, a news release said. Police describe Holder as an African American female standing 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. She has black braids longer than waist length. Anyone with...

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Essex snags top-5 finishes at invitational

The Essex girls and boys cross-country teams placed third and fourth, respectively, at the annual Essex Invitational last Saturday, held at the Tree Farm Recreational Facility. Top: Martin Thomas runs alongside a CVU athlete during last Saturday’s race. Thomas placed ninth overall. Right: Thomas Shearer nears the finish line. Photos by Colin...

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Town pursues lawsuit against building owner

The selectboard voted to pursue a lawsuit against a building owner whose six-unit apartment complex at 96 Pearl St. has been overrun with cockroaches. The decision came during the board’s Aug. 29 meeting, a week after town health officer Jerry Firkey issued an emergency order to one of the building’s tenants. Tenant Stacy Davis and building owner Robert Shea, who purchased the building last December, had five business days to appeal the decision. Neither did. Acting as the board of health, the selectboard also upheld Firkey’s emergency health orders instructing Shea to contract a pest control company to fumigate...

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Essex Jct. woman nets second DUI on Dorset St.

South Burlington police arrested an Essex Jct. woman who they say traveled across four lanes of traffic before driving over a curb on Dorset Street late August 31. Police say Sara L. Preston-Carter, 54, was driving with a criminally suspended license and refused to provide a preliminary breath sample. Police cited her for DUI No. 2, negligent operation and driving with a suspended license. Preston-Carter was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail and set to appear in Chittenden Superior Court – Criminal Division on September...

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