On June 21 the Vermont State Police responded to the area of Park Row and Railroad Street in the town of Waterbury for a report of an altercation between multiple individuals, both juvenile and adult. Troopers from the Berlin Barracks arrived on scene and identified two adult victims who had suffered apparent stab wounds. Those victims, Josh Gillen and Aaron Vetere, both of Wolcott, were subsequently transported to the UVM Medical Center for treatment. This investigation is active and ongoing. The State Police is asking anyone with any information that may assist in their investigation to call Det. Sgt. Amber Keener at the Berlin State Police barracks or provide an anonymous tip via https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
In November of 2022, the Vermont State Police began an investigation into an alleged sexual abuse of three female juvenile victims by Justin Rich, of Stannard. The victims were reported to be between the ages of 8 and 12 at the time of the assaults. All three of the victims alleged sexual abuse by Rich on multiple occasions. During the investigation, detectives learned of a fourth victim. On June 22, 2023, Rich was taken into custody for Sexual Assault X1 victim and Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a child X4 victims.