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Police investigating horse spooking incident in Brownwington

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BROWNINGTON — Police are investigating an incident in Brownington, after two men threw things at a woman riding a horse, causing a safety concern.

At around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, police were notified that a “lifted” black pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed in town.

According to police, the two male occupants who were in the bed of the pickup truck, threw items at a woman while she was riding her horse on the Moulton Road.

The items that were thrown, as well as the loud speeding truck, caused the horse to get frightened and upset, posing a safety concern.

Vermont law states when approaching horses or cattle in the roadway:

“Control in presence of horses and cattle (a) Whenever upon a public highway and approaching a vehicle drawn by a horse or other draft animal, or approaching a horse or other animal upon which a person is riding, the operator of a motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the frightening of such horse or animal and to insure the safety and protection of the person riding or driving.”

Anyone with any information regarding the black pickup truck or the
registered owner or passengers is being asked to contact Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

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.

St. Johnsbury man found dead in Passumpsic River

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BARNET — A St. Johnsbury man was found dead in a submerged vehicle in the Passumpsic River on Wednesday.

According to police, there was an active search for a 29-year-old man after family members reported him missing.

Police identified the deceased man as 29-year-old Raymond Labounty III from St Johnsbury.

Police say Labounty’s family found tire tracks leading to the Passumpsic River, near the man’s childhood home on Silo Road in Barnet.

Police found the tire tracks and noticed paint, matching the color of Labounty’s vehicle, on rocks leading to the river.

The police dive team positively identified Labounty in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, which was submerged in about 18 feet of water, according to the report.

Chevy truck stolen from residence in Barnet

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BARNET — A 2013 Chevrolet was reported stolen from a residence in Barnet on Sunday.

Police say the theft occurred on Pavillion Lane between 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Police describe the stolen vehicle, belonging to 62-year-old Joseph Mangiapane, of Barnet, as a brown, 2013 Chevrolet truck with the license plate number EK290.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact Trooper Danielsen at (802) 748-3111.

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