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Vermont State Police

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On May 26, at approximately 12:17 a.m., troopers responded to a report of a single vehicle crash off of County Road in the area of Martin Road in the town of Calais. The operator, Jack McCarthy, of Calais, showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody. McCarthy was transported to the Berlin Barracks for processing and later released with a citation to appear in the Washington County Superior Court – Criminal Division to answer to the charge of DUI.

On May 22, at 2:15 p.m., troopers from the Berlin Barracks were advised of a single vehicle off the road on U.S. Rte. 2 in Marshfield. Subsequent investigation led to Joann Stone, of Lyndon, being placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Stone was issued a citation to appear in court on a later date and time.

On May 25, at approximately 8:40 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash with entrapment on Island Pond Road in the town of Newark near the intersection of River Lane. Preliminary investigation revealed Ian Cunningham, of Walden, driving a 2008 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling north and Rene Morse, of Charleston, driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling south. Cunningham crossed left of center and began traveling north in the southbound lane, striking Morse head on. Both vehicles sustained heavy front-end damage.

Cunningham succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Passengers in his vehicle were Marvin Johnson, of Walden and Mackenzie Kirby, of Walden. Kirby remains hospitalized but in stable condition. Morse was transported from North Country Hospital to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he is also in stable condition. The investigation into this crash remains ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Joshua Mikkola at [email protected], or call (802) 334-8881.

On May 22, at 11:31 hours, trooper from the Berlin Barracks were notified by neighbors of a dispute on Vt. Rte. 14 in Calais. Troopers were advised a male was heard screaming and then neighbors heard a gunshot. Troopers responded to the scene and investigated.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Michael King, of Calais, was uncooperative with troopers and attempted to stop troopers from investigation the incident. King resisted arrest and kicked a VSP cruiser door injuring the hand of a trooper while being taken into custody. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a firearm located in King’s possession. A child in the home was also found to be endangered. King was arrested and transported to the Berlin Barracks for processing. King was issued a criminal citation and released. He has a court date of July 13, at 8:30 a.m., in Washington County Superior Court, Criminal Division.

On May 29 at approximately 2:54 p.m., troopers responded to a report of a two-vehicle, head on collision on U.S. Rte. 2 in the area of Beaver Meadow Road in the town of Marshfield. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of Ilyana Valadakis, of St. Johnsbury crossing the center line and colliding into the vehicle operated by Tricia Scribner, of Marshfield. Both Scribner and Valadakis were transported to CVMC to be evaluated for injuries sustained.

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