Vermont State Police

Sept. 4

2:34 p.m. State Police were called to the Hannaford parking lot in Green Mountain Plaza in Rutland to investigate a report of a hit-and-run accident. Troopers say a New Jersey man’s car was struck by a red sedan, which despite the efforts of witnesses to intervene, sped away.

The sedan was later located at a residence in Rutland, and 59-year-old George Sumner was subsequently arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division at a later date. No injuries were reported.

Sept. 5

4:09 p.m. Troopers responded to a report of a tractor-trailer in a ditch along Green Hill Road in Danby. It was determined the driver, 59-year-old Scott Warner of Castleton, apparently lost control of his vehicle, exited the left side of the road and being unable to regain control, struck a tree, causing moderate damage. No injuries were reported. Troopers say a civil violation complaint is pending.

Sept. 6

2:57 p.m. State Police were called to investigate a one-vehicle accident on River Road in Pawlet. The investigation revealed the truck driven by 52-year-old Frederick Harris of Hoosick Falls was passing another vehicle when his trailer struck utility wires, subsequently dragging down a power pole. No injuries were reported. According to the VSP report, possible charges are pending.

Sept. 7

7:12 a.m. State Police responded to a burglary complaint at the Barn Restaurant on Vermont Route 30. The investigation revealed the business had been broken into sometime overnight and several items were stolen. Anyone with any information regarding the burglary is asked to call the Rutland barracks.

4:43 p.m. A trooper conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Route 7 in the town of Rutland for an observed vehicle traffic violation. While speaking with the operator, identified as 65-year-old Daniel Winters of Proctor, the trooper observed signs of alleged impairment. Winters was screened and subsequently arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and was issued a citation for speeding. He was released and ordered to appear in Rutland Superior Court-Criminal Division at a later date.

Sept. 10

3:06 p.m. A trooper was dispatched to investigate a report of a family fight in the town of Clarendon. It was determined that 26-year-old Todd Norton had allegedly caused physical injury to a family member or a member of the household. Norton was taken into custody and processed at the State Police barracks in Rutland where he was charged with first-degree aggravated domestic assault and unlawful mischief. He was transported to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility without bail pending arraignment.