POLICE BEAT

Winooski resident arrested in connection with Essex burglary

Essex police have arrested a Winooski couple and charged them with the burglary of All About Hair on Jericho Road.

An off-duty police officer, Matthew Nesto, observed a man breaking into the hair salon at 5:30 p.m. on April 25. Nesto called the Essex police, but the man fled the scene in a car driven by a woman before the police arrived.

Essex police — with the help of the Burlington Police K-9 unit and Williston police — later located the car in the Bixby Hill Road area and arrested the driver, 28-year-old Dawn Atwood. She was charged in connection with the incident.

Later that night, Essex police arrested Jason P. Cannon, 33, of Winooski, and charged him with burglary, according to a press release.

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Essex resident charged with driving with a suspended license

State police arrested Karola Batchelder, 33, of Essex, April 17 on Route 7 in Colchester on a charge of driving with a criminally suspended license.

Batchelder was cited to appear in Chittenden County Superior Court on June 9.

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Hit and run on I-89

Police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 89 in Colchester last week.

State police say that on April 21, Shawna L. Simpson, 19, of South Burlington was driving her 2006 Honda Civic southbound near mile marker 96 around 3.20 p.m. when her car was struck by another vehicle.

A small black car with aftermarket wheels, a subwoofer and Vermont plates is suspected to have suffered front-end damage to the front left quarter panel when it struck Simpson’s. The driver of the second vehicle is accused of leaving the scene of an accident, state police said.

The Honda was totaled after crashing into the guardrail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Corporal Andrew Leise at Vermont State Police Williston (802) 878-7111.