Police Reports 09/15/2021

Hardwick Police

Media Log

August 30: 911 Hangup, Wolcott St.; Suspicious Event, Vt. Rte. 16; Traffic Hazard, Vermont Ave.; Theft, Vt. Rte. 15 W; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 14 S; Direct Patrol, Glenside Ave.; Direct Patrol, Upper Cherry St.

August 31: Assault; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Spruce Dr.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Mill St.

September 1: Traffic Hazard, Vt. Rte. 15 W; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Ward Hill Rd.; Threat/Harassment, Evergreen Manor Dr.; Assist – Public, Hillside St.; VIN Verification, Hopkins Hill Rd.; 911 Hangup, Mackville Rd.; Assist – Agency, E. Church St.; Accident – Property Damage Only, Vt. Rte. 15 W; Motor Vehicle Complaint, S. Main St.; Citizen Dispute, Benway Dr.; Directed Patrol, Riverside Terrace.

September 2: Directed Patrol, Ward Hill Rd.; Directed Patrol, S. Main St.; Assist – Agency, Houston Hill Rd.; Welfare Check, S. Main St.; Assist – Other, Wolcott St.; Suspicious Event, Woodbury St.; Theft, N. Main St.; Directed patrol, Upper Cherry St.; Assist – Agency, Vt. Rte. 15 E; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 16.

September 3: Suspicious Event, E. Church St.; Suspicious Event, E. Church St.; Suspicious Event, Ward Hill Rd.; Suspicious Event, Evergreen Manor Dr.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Vt. Rte. 16; Assist – Public, Hopkins Hill Rd.

September 4: Suspicious event, Terrace Hill Rd.; Motor Vehicle Complaint, Mill St.September 5: Theft, Cedar St.; Theft, Granite St.; Suspicious Event, Donovan Ln.; Missing Person, Lamoille Ave.; Directed Patrol, Donovan Ln.

Disturbing the Peace

On August 22, at 7:47 p.m., Zachary LaPoint, of Montpelier, was cited by Montpelier Police Department for Disturbing the Peace by use of Telephone. The incident happened at 10 Swallow Hill Dr., Hardwick.

This report is based on information provided by the Hardwick Police Department but is not a full accounting of police activity. Persons named in this report are presumed to be innocent unless they plead or are found guilty in court.

Vermont State Police

DUI, Drug Investigation

On September 9, at approximately 2:42 p.m., Troopers from the Vermont State Police – Derby Barracks responded to a report of a one-vehicle rollover crash with the occupant entrapped. The operator was identified as Edmund Ryan, of Albany, who was subsequently transported to North Country Hospital to be treated for his injuries. Investigation revealed that Ryan was operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Ryan was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and transported to the Derby Barracks for processing. Ryan was subsequently released on a citation to appear in Orleans County District Court on October 26 at 10 a.m. to answer for the charge of DUI – Refusal.

Multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant as part of a drug investigation early Friday morning, Sept. 10 in the town of Stannard. Agencies that participated included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Vermont State Police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Newport Police Department. The investigation into this matter remains active and under seal. Further details are expected to become available this week. Investigators do not believe there is any danger to the public.

This report is based on information provided by the Vermont State Police but is not a full accounting of police activity. Persons named in this report are presumed to be innocent unless they plead or are found guilty in court.

AWARE Report

HARDWICK – AWARE served eight survivors of domestic and sexual violence from September 5 through September 12.

AWARE is a nonprofit organization, established in 1984, dedicated to resolving the causes and effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in the greater Hardwick area. The 24-hour hotline is 802-472-6463.