Arlington stalker charged
ARLINGTON -- State Police responded to the report of a possible stalker near a residence on Roy’s Road at 10:30 p.m. The victim told Troopers she received a message from the suspect, Gerald Vaughn-Tifft, 54, of Sandgate, telling her that he was 100 yards from her home. The victim also told police at the scene that previously she had asked Vaughn-Tifft to leave her alone. Searching around the victim’s home, police found a vehicle parked in a hidden location with Vaughn-Tifft asleep in the front seat. Based on police observations and statements from the victim and suspect Vaughn-Tifft was charged with DUI and Stalking. He is due to appear in Bennington Criminal Court.
Mailbox vandalisms reported
ARLINGTON/SHAFTSBURY -- State Police are currently investigating reports of at least 11 mailbox vandalisms between Sept. 10 and 11. Residents on East Road, Maple Hill Road, Sunderland Hill Road, Dunham Road, River Road, Warm Brook Road and Hawley Mountain Road have been victims. Police are following several leads and continuing to investigate the incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Vermont State Police at the Shaftsbury Barracks at 802-442-5421; or submit information anonymously online at www.vtips.info or text "CRIMES" (274637) to "VTIPS."
Stolen motorcycle found
SHAFTSBURY -- Following a lead on a stolen 1987 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Shaftsbury area, State Police located the missing property at 1209 Shaftsbury Hollow Road around 5:45 p.m. The motorcycle, belonging to Melissa Short of Royalston, Mass., was found partially disassembled. Police arrested Milo Tudor Jr., 36, of Shaftsbury for Possession of Stolen Property, a felony. Tudor is also facing felony charges in Mass. for Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. He is being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Center in Rutland without bail for violation of probation, to be seen in Bennington Superior Court Sept. 30.
Operation Sober Summer
VERMONT -- In an effort to reduce crashes and keep impaired drivers off of Vermont highways, the State Police will participate in "Operation Sober Summer," a data-driven campaign consisting of motor vehicle enforcement and checkpoints in high crash areas. As of Sept. 2 Vermont roadways have seen 46 deaths as a result of 42 separate crashes, compared with 57 fatalities as of this time last year. According to police, 2011 had the fewest crash fatalities since 1944, a total of 54.