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Police accuse NY man of violating conditions

ARLINGTON — A Warrensburg, New York, man accused of stalking an Arlington woman and violating an anti-stalking order in July was arraigned recently on more than a dozen new charges related to criminal conduct alleged to have occurred after he posted bail on the original charges in mid-August.

In addition to the original charges, Michael Fuschino, 58, now faces two new counts of aggravated stalking, a felony, and 13 new misdemeanors, which include multiple counts of violating an anti-stalking order, violating conditions of release and unlawful mischief.

Fuschino has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

On Aug. 12, Fuschino posted $5,000 cash to secure a total bail amount of $25,000, but police said he was again harassing and stalking the woman the following day.

State Police troopers put the woman's home under surveillance and on Aug. 25, police said they spotted Fuschino in the area and was again arrested.

As of Wednesday, Fuschino was still incarcerated at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland according to the Department of Corrections Offender Locater.

State police accuse 2 of heroin possession

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ARLINGTON — Two men are facing heroin possession charges after police searched them and the car they occupied in the Dollar General parking lot on Route 7A, according to the Vermont State Police, Shaftsbury Barracks.

Gavin Wilcox, 28, of Arlington, and Ryan Hannagan, 38, of Shaftsbury, were arrested after officers responded to the scene around 11 p.m. on Aug. 27 and obtained consent for the searches, according to police. The men were taken to the Manchester Police Department for processing.

The men have been issued a citation to appear in the Bennington County Superior Court on Oct. 14 to answer the charges.

Driver flown to Albany after single-car crash

RUPERT — A 38-year-old Pawlet man was flown to Albany Medical Center by LifeNet on Sunday after suffering a significant leg injury in a single-car crash on Route 30, Vermont State Police said.

John Varner was driving south on Route 30 around 12:30 a.m. when his 2018 Toyota Prius drove off the west shoulder of the highway and struck a tree.

Police said that driver inattention and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

Members of the Rupert Fire Department, Dorset Fire Department, Granville EMS and Northshire EMS assisted at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.


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