POLICE BEAT

Jericho man arrested for possession of heroin

Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 89 southbound on Saturday at around 7 a.m. in the town of Georgia for a speed violation.   The operator was identified as Dylan Bowler, 25, of Jericho.

Further investigation led to a search of the vehicle. During the search, troopers discovered heroin, marijuana and a large amount of drug paraphernalia within the vehicle.

Bowler was later released on citation and is scheduled to appear in the Franklin County Superior Court/ Criminal Division on Aug. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. to answer to the above charge.

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Underhill fire not suspicious

The Underhill Fire Department responded to 93 Beartown Road in Underhill at around 6:15 p.m. on July 6 for a report of a garage fire.  Upon arrival, the fire department observed smoke and visible flames coming from the structure. A quick fire suppression ensued and the fire was suppressed.  Mutual Aide was requested and Cambridge, Essex, Richmond, Williston, Westford and Fairfax Fire Departments responded to assist.

A request by Chief Matthew Champlin was made to the Vermont State Police, Fire Investigation Unit for an origin and cause investigation. A member of the Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit and an investigator with the Division of Fire Safety responded to the scene on July 7.

Based on the results of this investigation the fire team concluded that the fire was not suspicious. Nobody was injured as a result of the incident. The damage to the structure is estimated at $45,000.