Motorcycle crash in Readsboro
READSBORO -- Police said a motorcycle crash just after midnight on Tuesday sent a Whitingham man to the hospital.
The Vermont State Police responded to the crash on Route 8 near the Readsboro/Stamford town line, according to Trooper Justin Walker. He said John Galaske, 34, was traveling south on Route 8 when a deer crossed in front of Galaske. Walker said Galaske lost control of the 2004 Harley-Davidson when he swerved to avoid the deer.
Walker said the roadway was slick from recent rain.
Galaske was taken to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to be treated for leg, rib and shoulder injuries.
Two arrests in burglary case
BENNINGTON -- Local police have arrested two local men for a burglary that occurred on July 1.
Bennington Police Officer Thomas Bull arrested 19-year-old Donald J. Morse II and 20-year-old Robert J. Ruggles, both from Bennington, on Monday. Bull said the burglary investigation began on Sunday after a cash and a shotgun were stolen from a home on Fillmore Street.
The cash and shotgun have since been recovered, according to Bull.
Morse was held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility in Rutland for lack of cash bail, and for a probation violation from a prior burglary conviction in 2011.
Ruggles was released with the condition that he appear in court at a later date.
Man charged in Long Trail School vandalism
DORSET -- Police arrested a man Wednesday for causing as much as $15,000 damage to the Long Trail School in Dorset.
Vermont State Police Trooper James Wright said Kent Stafford, 20, of Dorset, was arrested Tuesday for the vandalism that occurred some time between Saturday and Monday. Wright said a vehicle caused damage to the school's fields, sign, tennis court and other property.
Wright said Stafford admitted to causing the damage during the investigation. He was issued a citation to appear in Bennington Superior Court Criminal Division on Aug. 6 for a felony charge of unlawful mischief.
Police searching for stolen go-cart
BENNINGTON -- Bennington police are looking for information about a stolen go-cart that was taken from Benmont Avenue.
The go cart was stolen from a parking lot at 160 Benmont Ave. some time after June 15, according to Detective Peter Urbanowicz. The green, Carter go cart has two seats and a roll bar, and has an after-market 6.5 horsepower Kohler motor, Urbanowicz said.
The go cart is in excellent condition and valued at $600, he said.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Urbanowicz at 442-1036.