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Intoxicated man arrested after driving to police station in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly driving intoxicated to the St. Johnsbury police station to pick up a friend who was arrested for DUI hours before.

Police say the man drove to the police station at 1068 U.S. Route 5 at approximately 12:20 a.m. to pick up his friend, identified as Regan Noyes, 23, from, Lyndonville.

According to the report, Noyes was arrested for a DUI after being pulled over at around 10:29 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Authorities suspected the man, identified as 24-year-old Blake Schoolcraft from Peacham, to be intoxicated upon arrival to the police station.

Schoolcraft refused the sobriety test and was charged with DUI Refusal, according to police.

43-year-old man arrested for violating parole

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 43-year-old man from St. Johnsbury was arrested for violating parole on Sunday.

Police responded to a report of a man fighting at 351 Avenue A in St. Johnsbury at approximately 1:45 a.m.

According to the report, the man was found sleeping on the couch at the residence and police suspected that the man was drinking.

Police identified the man as Eli Farrington, 43, from St. Johnsbury.

Farrington was arrested for three parole violations, including not being at the residence listed on his curfew conditions, according to authorities.

Scenic train rides being offered as part of Colors of the Kingdom Festival in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY – On Saturday, Sept. 16, two locomotives and six historic coaches will depart from the historic downtown St. Johnsbury train depot and head south on one of the most beautiful train rides in New England.

The train rides, part of the daylong Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival being held in downtown St. Johnsbury, will start at 9:30 a.m. and be repeated at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. from the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center.

The train follows the tracks of the Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad, established in 1850, and clings to the banks of the Connecticut and Passumpsic rivers, cutting through massive rock ledges and crossing many bridges.

The train travels all the way to East Ryegate, where the train will be reversed for the trip back to St. Johnsbury.

The ticket fare is the same price as last year: $13 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under, with “lap kids” free.

Food and snacks are available at the vendor fair being held throughout the day at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center.

“We really try to make the train rides as affordable as we can,” said Darcie McCann, executive director of the Northeast Kingdom Chamber, which organizes the event.

She credits festival sponsors for their assistance in keeping ticket prices lower. Train passengers are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras on the train excursions, as bald eagles and other wildlife are often seen along the route.

The train rides are just one part of the autumn festival, with events held all over downtown St. Johnsbury on Sept. 16.

Festival activities include an arts & crafts fair, farmers’ market, parade, pancake breakfast, pie sale, book sale, craft events, music and free admission to Fairbanks Museum and its planetarium shows and more.

Circus Smirkus coming to town in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — The Circus Smirkus is coming to town for four shows on Friday and Saturday at The Green Valley Mall in St. Johnsbury.

Tickets are on sale for the two on shows Friday, July 14 and two shows on Saturday, July 15.

Show times for both days are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The big top shows, presented by Catamount Arts, will be at The Green Valley Mall, located at 2000 Memorial Drive in St. Johnsbury.

Tickets for Circus Smirkus can be purchased at

Attempted robbery at Kinney Drugs in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A surveillance camera captured an attempted robbery at Kinney Drugs in St. Johnsbury on Monday night.

Police say the incident occurred at the pharmacy at 957 Memorial Drive at approximately 9:18 p.m.

According to the report, a 26-year-old woman and a 62-year-old man locked up the store and were walking to their vehicles when a man in a ski mask and hooded sweatshirt confronted them and demanded the pharmacy’s nightly deposit.

When the victims told the would-be burglar they did not have any money, the man fled on foot.

Police describe the subject as a tall, slender white male, approximately 6-foot-1, wearing a white or gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a black balaclava, and jeans.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at (802) 748-3111.

Daytime burglary in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A residence was broken into during daytime hours on Wednesday in St. Johnsbury.

Police responded to the burglary report at a house on Spaulding Road.

According to the report, entry was made by breaking through a locked rear door.

Several items were stolen including a television.

If anyone knows any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact Trooper McGarvin at (802) 748-3111.

St. Johnsbury woman almost shot after hunter’s gun discharges

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ST. JOHNSBURY — a 33-year-old man from St. Johnsbury was cited after his gun discharged and almost hit his 68-year-old neighbor.

At around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, police received a call from Christina Oliver, 68, of St. Johnsbury, reporting that someone had just shot into her residence.

Police say her neighbor, Shawn Young, 33, had an accidental discharge of his firearm while preparing to go hunting.

The bullet entered the residence and continued to go through several rooms of the residence, almost hitting Oliver before coming to rest.

Young was given a citation to appear in court to answer to the charge of reckless endangerment.

Rollover accident in St. Johnsbury

in Accidents/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY– A Honda Civic was involved in a rollover accident in Saint Johnsbury on Monday.

Police, CALEX Ambulance Service, and the Saint Johnsbury Fire Department responded to the single-vehicle accident on Hospital Drive at approximately 4:51 p.m.

According to the report, a driver of a 2014 Honda Civic told police he was traveling west on Hospital Drive when he observed a vehicle ahead turn in front of his car.

The driver applied the brakes, which did not seem to have an effect due to the icy conditions, then the driver pulled on the emergency brake which made his vehicle head toward the north shoulder of the roadway.

Authorities say the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled onto the driver side.

Police identified the driver as Peter Gomez, 30, of Hooksett, N.H.

Gomez was wearing his seatbelt and walked away uninjured according to the report.

Driver arrested with pocket full of drugs, kicking police officer in St. Johnsbury

in Burke/Crime/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — A Burke woman suspected of driving high on narcotics was arrested after she drove a car on a home’s lawn, then attempted to kick out a police cruiser’s windshield and kicked a police officer in St. Johnsbury on Friday, police say.

Police responded to a report of an intoxicated driver swerving across the center line into oncoming traffic and then a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the lawn of a residence at 4826 Memorial Drive at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The driver was suspected to be under the influence of narcotics and was arrested, according to authorities.

Police identified the driver as Ceara Concannon, 25, of Burke.

Police say Concannon became combative and began attempting to kick out the windshield of the police cruiser and caused damage to the dashboard.

According to the report, Concannon also kicked a State trooper in the chest after processing at a correctional facility.

Concannon was found to be in possession of five empty suspected heroin baggies, two pipes used to smoke crack cocaine, as well as hyperemic needles and other narcotic paraphernalia.

Money and vehicle inspection stickers stolen from St. Johnsbury Auto Buick GMC

in Crime/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — An undisclosed amount of money and several books of vehicle inspection stickers were stolen from St. Johnsbury Auto Buick GMC over the weekend.

Police say the break-in burglary happened at the dealership on 500 Memorial Drive sometime Saturday or Sunday.

According to authorities, thieves sell the vehicle inspection stickers on the black market, primarily to low-income auto owners who have trouble affording costly repairs.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Trooper McGarvin at (802) 748-3111.

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