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On September 28 at 4:58 p.m., Troopers from the Berlin Barracks were advised of a violation of an Abuse Prevention Order. Subsequent investigation revealed that Calvin Lamphere, of Marshfield, had violated an Abuse Prevention Order by attempting to contact the victim. Lamphere was later located and issued a citation to appear in Washington County Superior Court – Criminal Division on a future date and time.

On September 30 at 2 a.m., Troopers from the Berlin Barracks were notified of an assault at a residence on Bisson Road in Orange. Troopers responded to the scene and met with the victim outside the residence. Investigation revealed that Jeremy Colburn, of Orange had struck Jillian Moser, of Cabot causing pain. When Troopers made contact with Colburn, he became combative and resisted arrest. Colburn kicked one of the responding Troopers while being taken into custody. He was later released on a citation to appear in court for Simple Assault, Assault on Law Enforcement and Resisting Arrest.

On October 14, at approximately 8:19 a.m., the Woodbury, Montpelier, Barre Town, Berlin, Marshfield and Worcester Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire at a single-family residence located at 1128 Max Gray Road in Calais. When the crews arrived, they discovered the structure’s first floor living room area to be fully involved in fire. Fire suppression efforts were conducted. Both occupants who lived in the residence were transported to Central Vermont Medical Center located in Berlin and later to the University of Vermont Medical center in Burlington to be treated for life-threatening injuries sustained from the fire.

As part of Woodbury Fire Chief Paul Cerutti’s assessment of the fire, he contacted the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance in determining the origin and cause of the fire.

Members of the Department of Public Safety Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit responded to the fire scene and conducted a scene examination. The structure sustained extensive damage from fire, heat and smoke. An accurate damage estimate is not available.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and at this time the fire does not appear to be the result of a criminal act.

The State Police Victim services are currently assisting the family.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Clark Lombardi at the Derby barracks at (802) 334-8881.

People with information may also contact the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program at 800-32-ARSON. The Arson Tip Award Program is a separate entity from the state police, and through funding from insurance companies offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case.

The Vermont State Police is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Monday morning October 16 in the town of Wheelock.

Police received an emergency call at about 6 a.m., Monday, from a woman who reported that an adult man had been shot at a property on Vt. Rte. 16 in Wheelock. Troopers responded along with rescue crews from Glover and Hardwick. The victim was located and pronounced deceased at the scene.

This investigation is in its earliest stages and involves members of the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Field Force Division, Crime Scene Search Team and Victim Services Unit. Initial investigation indicates this was an isolated incident. No one is currently in custody.

The victim’s body will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The identify of the victim will be released following further investigation and notification of relatives.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators in this case is asked to call the Vermont State Police in St. Johnsbury at (802) 748-3111. Tips also may be submitted anonymously online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

No further information is available at this time. The state police will provide updates as this investigation continues.

Update No. 1: Investigations are continuing Monday into two suspicious deaths that have occurred in the Northeast Kingdom, the first on Saturday night in Newport Town and the second on Monday morning in Wheelock.

Vermont Rte. 16 in Wheelock is closed between Taylor Road to the south and Runaway Pond to the north while investigators process the scene of Monday’s incident. Motorists should take alternate routes.

Update No. 2: The Vermont State Police investigation is continuing into the suspicious death that occurred early Monday, Oct. 26 at a home on Vermont Roue 16 in Wheelock.

Detectives from the Major Crime Unit and Bureau of Criminal Investigations have spoken with witnesses and nearby residents in the rural area where the incident occurred. VSP asks members of the public who might have video, including security systems and game cameras, showing Route 16 and neighboring roads to contact investigators. Detectives are particularly interested in any video from early Monday morning but would also like to speak with anyone who has video footage from recent days.

Members of the Crime Scene Search Team are continuing to process the location where the incident occurred. Once scene processing is complete, the victim’s body will be brought to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for autopsy, which is expected to take place Tuesday. Following autopsy, the Vermont State Police anticipates being able to release information on the victim’s identity and the cause and manner of his death.

The state police has uncovered no evidence that suggest the incident in Wheelock is connected to investigations of deaths that occurred earlier this month in Newport Town and Castleton. Those cases remain active and ongoing.

VSP asks that anyone with information that might be helpful call the St. Johnsbury Barracks at (802) 773-9101 or provide an anonymous tip online at vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.

The state police will provide further updates as the investigation continues.

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