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Black-eyed Susans bloom in a Calais field Wednesday. The wildflower, which is also cultivated, is a member of the sunflower family.


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Montpelier Police Log
Montpelier Police Log

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days:

July 1

A sexual assault was reported on Barre Street. No other details were provided.

Property was lost somewhere in the city.

Graffiti was reported on Court Street.

Drug activity was reported on Barre Street.

July 2

Property was found on Granite Street.

There was a suspicious event on Dog River Road. No further information was provided.

A cellphone was found on Granite Street.

Someone was taking items from a dumpster at a construction site on Elm Street.

On Hubbard Park Drive, someone was shooting off fireworks.

A traffic hazard was reported on Stone Cutters Way.

July 3

Property was found on Main Street.

There was a traffic hazard on River Street.

A tire was stolen from a bicycle on Barre Street.

Someone threw a beer can out a window on Langdon Street.

Dogs running loose were scared off by fireworks on Bailey Avenue.

Property was lost on State Street.

July 4

Vandalism was reported on State Street.

A stop sign had been knocked over on Loomis Street.

On State Street, a tablet computer was stolen.

Property was found on State Street.

There was a suspicious event on Main Street. No further information was provided.

July 5

There was a suspicious vehicle on Clarendon Avenue.

A dog was running loose on State Street.

Property was lost or found on Barre Street.

On State Street, property was stolen.

An incident of stalking was reported on Court Street.

Property was found on Main Street.

July 6

Someone stole a bicycle on Monsignor Crosby Avenue.

A male was trying to break into a vehicle on Main Street.

On State Street, a bank card was found.

Property was lost or found on Elm Street.

A cellphone was found on River Street.

July 7

Property was lost or found somewhere in the city.

Items were stolen from a building on Main Street.

Someone was assaulted on Kemp Avenue.


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Barre City Police Log
Barre City Police Log

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days:

July 1

There was a suspicious event on Washington Street. No further information was provided.

A juvenile was on a minibike on Merchant Street.

Someone was being threatened on North Main Street.

There was an animal problem on Cabot Street.

July 2

A male was walking in and out of traffic on South Main Street.

On Maple Avenue, a car was abandoned.

A dog was barking on Walnut Street.

On Jefferson Street, a sexual assault was reported.

There was a suspicious vehicle on Jefferson Street.

July 3

There was a juvenile problem on Prospect Street.

A suspicious vehicle was reported on Maple Avenue.

There was a suspicious event on West Street. No further information was provided.

An animal problem was reported on Summer Street.

Someone was shooting off fireworks near City Place and on Maple Avenue.

July 4

There was a suspicious event on Pearl Street. No further information was provided.

Someone was littering on Summer Street.

People were reportedly setting off fireworks on Liberty Street, First Street, Summer Street, College Street, Beckley Street and Bugbee Avenue.

July 5

A sexual assault was reported on North Seminary Street. No other details were provided.

Someone was being harassed on Ayers Street.

There was a suspicious vehicle on Maple Grove Street.

July 6

Someone was setting off fireworks on North Main Street.

A suspicious person was reported on Perry Street.

There was a suspicious event on Park Street. No further information was provided.

July 7

Vandalism was reported on Vine Street.

Items were stolen from a building on Merchant Street.

Two dogs were fighting on Skyline Drive.

Vandalism was reported on Foster Street.


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Vermont seeks relief for detained migrant children

MONTPELIER — Vermont has joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in seeking relief for immigrant children held in detention centers at the southern border.

Attorney General T.J. Donovan said Wednesday that he has filed a legal brief arguing that the federal government has failed to meet its legal requirement to hold children in "safe and sanitary" condition.

The state urges the court to grant the immigrant children immediate relief.

Donovan says "the treatment of children detained at border is contrary to the rule of law and it is un-American." He added that it's "a stain on our country."

The action comes amid a worldwide outcry over conditions for children at facilities not meant to hold them longer than 72 hours.


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Barre Town Police Log
Barre Town Police Log

Here is a sampling of calls reported to the Barre Town Police Department in recent days:

June 24

Traffic stops this day yielded more than 20 citations, including defective equipment, faded license places and one obstruction of a windshield.

June 25

Police responded to a report of a stolen garage door on East Barre Road.

A domestic disturbance was reported on Beckley Hill Road.

June 27

A domestic disturbance was reported on Taplin Road.

A citizen dispute was reported on East Cobble Hill Road.

Almost 20 traffic stops yielded citations.

Officers assisted Barre City Police with the execution of a search warrant.

A motor vehicle complaint was made on Apple Blossom Road.

Police cited a 51-year-old man for violating his conditions of release. No other information was provided.

June 28

Late in the evening, police were called to fireworks being set off on Wilmuth Street.

A suspicious event was reported on Snowbridge Road. No other details were provided.

Police investigated threats and harassment through social media at an address on East Cobble Hill Road.

Police responded to an overdose at Crab Apple Lane around 10:45 a.m.

Police spent much of the evening assisting with traffic and crowd control at Rockfire on Little John Road.

In addition, there were eight traffic stops that yielded citations, most of them reported on Middle Road.

June 29

Shortly before 8 p.m., police were dispatched to a robbery on East Barre Road. No other details were provided.

Around 8 a.m., a suspicious event was reported on Quarry Hill Road involving a vehicle. No other details were provided.

A suspicious event was also reported on McLeod Hill Road around 6 p.m.

Police spent much of the evening assisting with traffic and crowd control at Rockfire on Little John Road.

There were three traffic stops that yielded citations.

June 30

Police responded to a noise disturbance on Brook Street around 7:30 p.m.

Police recovered stolen property from an address on Graniteville Road.

A downed tree was reportedly blocking a portion of Mekkelsen Hill Road.

Police responded to a suspicious event on Grandview Drive around 3 a.m. No other details were provided.

In addition, officers issued a dozen tickets at traffic stops on this day.