Police News in Brief

Thursday May 9, 2013

No injuries in rollover crash in Sunderland

SUNDERLAND -- No one was injured Tuesday on Dunham Road in a crash where the driver of a Chevrolet S-10 told police he lost controll of his vehicle after swerving to avoid hitting an oncomming car. Vermont State Trooper Wayne Godfrey said Aaron M. Burke, 31, was the driver of the S-10 which rolled down a small embankment and came to a stop right-side-up. The vehicle received moderate damage to the fenders and roof

Burke told police he had just come around a corner and found the other vehicle in his lane. He was not able to give police enough information to identify it.

-- Keith Whitcomb Jr.

Police: Trailer wobbles, causes crash

DORSET -- State Police said no one was injured Wednesday when a trailer hitched to a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado began to wobble, causing the vehicle to go off the road and roll over.

Police said the Chevrolet was being driven by William F. Morrissey, 63, of East Dorset at 8:36 a.m. on Route 7 north of the East Dorset General Store when the crash occurred. The Chevrolet was totalled.

-- Keith Whitcomb Jr.

Man shot by police said incompetent for trial

BURLINGTON (AP) -- A psychiatrist says a Vermont man shot and wounded by police after allegedly assaulting two Winooski officers is not mentally competent to stand trial.

The opinion of a psychiatrist was noted Wednesday during a competency hearing for 35-year-old Isaac Sage in Burlington.

A judge will later determine if Sage is competent for trial.

At the hearing, Judge Kevin Griffin lifted the $10,000 bail against Sage, but ordered him to remain hospitalized.

The Burlington Free Press reports Griffin said that he didn’t want Sage in jail, but he didn’t want him released into the community.

Prosecutors say Sage had been living in a group home before assaulting the officers who tried to subdue him with a stun gun April 25, but ended up shooting him in the leg.


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