Police believe man fell before drowning in lake
BURLINGTON (AP) -- Police believe the drowning of a Burlington man in Lake Champlain happened after he fell.
The body of 39-year-old Gregory Peruzzi was found near Oakledge Park by a resident of a nearby condominium on Aug. 15.
Burlington police believe he slipped and fell and then drowned.
But police told the Burlington Free Press this week that they won’t make an official statement until toxicology results are complete. That could take about six weeks.
Police do not suspect foul play.
Fish & Wildlife nets $24k in moose hunt auction
MONTPELIER (AP) -- Five hunters are going to get a chance to bag a moose in Vermont’s October moose seasons after submitting a total of almost $24,000 in bids as part of the Department of Fish & Wildlife’s moose hunt auction.
In addition to the regular moose hunt lottery, for the last seven years the department has auctioned off a number of licenses to the highest bidders.
This year’s highest bid was $5,150, submitted by Marian Jusko, of Connecticut.
Bids do not include the cost of a hunting license or a moose hunting permit fee. The winners can hunt in of Vermont’s Wildlife Management Units open for moose hunting.
The money raised by the auction helps fund Fish & Wildlife recreational programs, such as the Green Mountain Conservation Camps for young people.
Police remove grenade from shopping plaza
MORRISTOWN (AP) -- Vermont State Police explosives experts are working to determine if a hand grenade found in the drive-thru lane of a Morrisville restaurant was real or a novelty item.
Morrisville police say they were called to the Morrisville Shopping Plaza at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving the report about the grenade outside a McDonald’s restaurant.
When officers arrived they determined it was a completely assembled grenade.
Police shut down parts of Route 15, evacuated the plaza and called in the state police bomb squad.
State police experts made the device safe and removed it.
They are now planning to X-ray the device to see if it was real.
Anyone with information about how the incident is asked to call Morrisville police.