• Montpelier Police Log: Pump problem causes ‘explosion’ under street
    February 05,2013

    The following is a sampling of recent incidents as reported to Montpelier police.

    Jan. 28

    A Green Mountain Transit Agency bus hit a parked vehicle, breaking a tail light, around 1 p.m. on Main Street.

    A car was rear-ended by another vehicle near Berlin and Granite streets around 1:05 p.m.

    Smoke, steam and a small “fire/explosion” came from a cover in the ground on State Street around 1:25 p.m. due to a pump control malfunction. Firefighters cleared the scene within 20 minutes.

    Jan. 29

    A water main broke around 12:20 a.m. near Union Elementary School.

    A water line broke inside an apartment at 125 River St.

    A vehicle was weaving badly and going slowly around 4:15 p.m. near Berlin and River streets.

    Vermont State Police said a road rage situation was inbound near State Street.

    Jan. 30

    A gas odor was reported at an apartment at 146 Main St. around 4:12 a.m.

    A Monkton woman had a vehicle accident “into” the pumps of the Shell gas station.

    Items were stolen from the Trinity United Methodist Church food pantry in the morning.

    Shortly after 10 a.m. a man was going through the Dumpster on Baird Street.

    Three Penny Taproom complained a Burlington man was sitting on the corner around 10:55 a.m. drinking.

    A woman was considered suspicious when she came to the door of a Loomis Street residence, crying.

    A man was considered suspicious for drinking alcohol and singing around 4:50 p.m. near Main Street.

    Jan. 31

    First in Fitness requested that a Montpelier woman be removed from the property at around 11:30 a.m.

    Feb. 2

    A house party on Hebert Road was reported around 12:50 a.m.

    The lights were on around 2:10 a.m. at 45 State St., and people were moving around inside the building.

    A person thought a flash of light around 3:30 a.m. at Main and Loomis streets may have been fireworks.

    A woman said her Barre Street neighbor sprayed her with perfume shortly before 9:30 a.m.

    A Volkswagen Jetta drove off with $40 worth of gas from Parker’s Quik Stop around 10:10 p.m.

    Feb. 3

    A person reported suspicious activity when a man walked through the back yard of a Sherwood Drive residence in the afternoon.

    Police also issued the following citations Thursday:

    Matthew C. Hill, 35, of Eden, on a charge of driving while his license was suspended.

    Khadija S. McGary, 32, of Montpelier, on a charge of driving while her license was suspended.

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