Convicted sex offender released

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent  A state judge has agreed to allow a convicted sex offender to live in Charlotte while he tries to resolve new criminal charges for aggravated sexual assault and furnishing alcohol to a minor, Vermont Superior Court records show. Kerry J. Schunk, 34, was told he could live with his in-laws on Ethan… Read More »

High profile sex offender released after 30 years: Gregory J. Gabert considered high-risk to re-offend, according to Vermont Corrections Department

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent One of the most dangerous sex offenders in Vermont history will be released from prison on Monday after spending more than 30 years behind bars for his crimes, officials said. Gregory J. Gabert, 50, planned to reside in South Burlington, according to the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, but Gabert is reportedly… Read More »

St. George woman pleads guilty to stealing Social Security checks

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Merchants Bank vice president has pleaded guilty to stealing $93,345 by continuing to cash her mother’s Social Security checks for five years after she died. Carol Philbin, 66, of St. George admitted in U.S. District Court in Burlington Friday that she made false statements to a federal agency so she could… Read More »

Woman in ricin case gets probation, fine

By MIKE DONOGHUE A former Wake Robin resident charged with possessing the poison ricin at the Shelburne retirement community last fall was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Thursday to five years on federal probation. Betty Miller, who tested the ricin on her Wake Robin neighbors, pleaded guilty in May to a felony… Read More »

Convincing with the Convincer

Convincing with the Convincer

Shelburne Police Cpl. Jon Marcoux uses the Rollover Convincer to explain to Champlain Valley Fair-goers the serious impact of failing to wear seatbelts. The Convincer – a car without glass windows – is on a frame that allows it to spin or rollover as if the car flipped. Fair-goers got to see up close what it’s like… Read More »

Doney agrees to plea deal in Shelburne prostitution case

By MIKE DONOGHUE A longtime Central Vermont rescue member and law enforcement officer, arrested in Shelburne in May on charges of soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice, has cut a deal with Chittenden County prosecutors to avoid possible prison time and for a chance to have his criminal record wiped clean. Lynn Doney pleaded guilty… Read More »

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