Police Briefs


Bondville woman died of natural causes

JAMAICA — Vermont State Police believe a woman found dead in her car stuck in a snowbank died of natural causes.

State Police said in a news release that Sherrie Rice, 71, of Bondville, was reported to be unresponsive by a person who called 911 at 9:09 a.m. Sunday.

The caller reported that Rice's vehicle was partially off the road in a snowbank on Route 30 in Jamaica when she was found.

First responders attempted to resuscitate Rice but were unsuccessful.

Detective Trooper Jason Lengfellner said a joint investigation between Vermont State Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Rice had suffered a "medical episode" before running into the snowbank. The manner of death was determined to be natural, according to the news release.

The investigation is still under investigation and anybody with any information is asked to contact Lengfellner at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

Police investigating burglary at business

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LONDONDERRY — Vermont State Police are investigating a burglary overnight on Thursday, Jan. 24 at West River Auto, located on Route 100 in Londonderry.

Police said the business was broken into and a small amount of cash was taken.Anybody with any information about the break-in should call the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

Saturation patrols result in tickets, arrests

Vermont State Police conducted several saturation patrols over the past week, focusing on speed enforcement, distracted driving and impaired driving

On Jan. 25, Troopers from the Shaftsbury barracks conducted patrols in the towns of Bennington, Manchester, Shaftsbury and Sunderland. During the detail, Troopers initiated 13 traffic stops, issuing multiple tickets and warnings. One operator was arrested for DUI and another operator was arrested for operating with a criminally suspended license.

Also on Jan. 25, between 5 and 8 p.m, Troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol in Windham and Windsor counties, concentrating their efforts on Routes 30 and 103. Troopers initiated 35 traffic stops, while issuing 15 traffic tickets and 23 written warnings for various motor vehicle violations.

During the late evening hours of Jan. 26, troopers from the Westminster Barracks conducted a saturation patrol throughout Windsor and Windham County. During the patrol, Troopers conducted 23 traffic stops while issuing several citations and written warnings. One operator was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Several operators were screened for possible DUI, but were released when they were found to be not impaired.

— Journal Staff


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