Suspended sentence, four years probation for ex-Manchester police officer pleading guilty to evidence theft

Former Manchester police officer was handed a suspended sentence and four years of probation after pleading guilty to his role in stealing $2,295 from the department evidence room in 2017. September 15, 2021 BENNINGTON — A former Manchester police officer was handed a suspended sentence and four years of probation after pleading guilty to his role ...

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Plea hearing expected for former police officer charged with evidence theft

Officer charged with stealing money that was being held by the department as evidence September 15, 2021 BENNINGTON — A change of plea hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in the case of a former Manchester Police Department officer charged with stealing money that was being held by the department as evidence. According to the court calendar and to S...

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Ex-officer pleads not guilty to stealing seized cash

  At the time, then-officer Daniel Steere was temporarily serving as the department evidence custodian. August 8, 2020 BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A former Manchester police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of stealing over $2,000 seized during a police investigation. Vermont State Police say the Manchester police chief contac...

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VSP: Former Manchester cop stole from evidence room

A Manchester, Vermont police officer faces charges of allegedly stealing money from an evidence room. May 14, 2020 Vermont State Police say officer Daniel Steere stole $2,000 from the Manchester Police Department's evidence room in 2018. The was cash seized during a police investigation in 2017. Steere was the evidence custodian during the time tha...

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Police said a trooper collapsed from an incidental overdose. Now they’re saying nothing.


The substance that he handled during a traffic stop shortly before his collapse turned out to be heroin, a less potent drug, undercutting Birmingham's theory that Flansburg suffered from an overdose from contact with powerful synthetic opioids. Enter Article DATE HERE Before Vermont's public safety commissioner publicly concluded that one of h...

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Prosecutor: Trooper faces missing evidence investigation

State Police confirm Roos was temporarily relieved of duty January 8, 2019 DERBY, Vt. (AP) A Vermont county prosecutor says a state trooper is under investigation in connection with a report of missing evidence. According to records, Derby-based Sgt. David Roos was placed on paid leave in December without explanation. The Caledonian-Record reports ...

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Ex-Royalton cop who stole heroin from police evidence room gets 6 months


Police officer charged with taking heroin and other drugs from the department's evidence closet July 12, 2018 A former Royalton police officer charged with taking heroin and other drugs from the department's evidence closet in July 2017, to give to a woman he was dating, was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday. John Breault, 31, pleaded g...

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Former Officer to Plead Guilty to Drug Distribution

Court records indicate a former Vermont police officer accused of stealing heroin from a police evidence locker for a woman with whom he was having an intimate relationship has changed his plea to federal drug charges. February 1, 2018 Court records indicate a former Vermont police officer accused of stealing heroin from a police evidence locker fo...

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Ex-Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charges

A former police officer in Vermont accused of stealing heroin from a police evidence locker and giving it to an addict with whom he was having an intimate relationship has pleaded not guilty to drug charges. November 1, 2107 BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former police officer in Vermont accused of stealing heroin from a police evidence locker and giving...

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Former Royalton Officer Indicted

Three felony charges in connection with drugs reportedly stolen from the police station's evidence locker October 20, 2017 Burlington — A federal grand jury indicted former Royalton police officer John Breault on Thursday on three felony charges in connection with drugs reportedly stolen from the police station's evidence locker over the summer. Th...

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Cops corral unused drugs

Marcoux thinks more departments would install the drop-off containers if the drugs weren't clogging up their evidence rooms September 21, 2107 Half a ton: That's the weight of prescription drugs that Lamoille County Sheriff Roger Marcoux and his deputies have picked up from other police departments in the last month. Marcoux is the point man for a ...

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Former Royalton Police Officer Charged With Giving Heroin From Evidence Room to His Girlfriend


Former Royalton police officer John Breault was charged on Thursday with taking heroin from the department's evidence closet this summer and giving it to an opioid addict, Enter Article DATE HERE Burlington — Former Royalton police officer John Breault was charged on Thursday with taking heroin from the department's evidence closet this summer...

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Fentanyl so potent it puts VT police at risk of accidental overdose

A drug 40 to 50 times more potent than pure heroin may be the future of the state's opiate problem Enter Article DATE HERE June 14, 2017 Fentanyl, which is about 40 times more potent than pure heroin, has prompted the Vermont State Police to create special labs to protect officers while testing possible drugs. A drug 40 to 50 times more potent...

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Former Vt. Dispatcher Sentenced


She also gave Sadler the keys to the drug take-back drop box and the evidence room, the affidavit states. June 7, 2017 White River Junction — A former Orange County dispatcher will spend the next six months on house arrest after letting her boyfriend and another man into restricted areas of the sheriff's department, where the pair allegedly took pr...

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Former Vt. Dispatcher Sentenced

The dispatcher will spend the next six months on house arrest after letting her boyfriend and another man into restricted areas of the sheriff's department. June 7, 2017 White River Junction — A former Orange County dispatcher will spend the next six months on house arrest after letting her boyfriend and another man into restricted areas of the she...

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Police Officer Accused of Lying About Evidence Quits His Job


The Chittenden County State's Attorney's office said Christopher Lopez made up a story about smelling marijuana on a suspect, perhaps to strengthen a case February 23, 2017 An alleged lie and a body camera recording cost a Burlington, Vermont, police officer his job. The Chittenden County State's Attorney's office said Christopher Lopez made up a s...

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Police Department Implements New Evidence Room Procedures


Department makes changes to "ensure evidence's integrity" 6:29 PM EST Mar 05, 2015  COLCHESTER, Vt. —The $15,000 overhaul of the Colchester Police Department's was successfully implemented with the EvidenceOnQ evidence management system from FileOnQ, Inc., helping to make their evidence chamber one of the best in the state. "I mean there ...

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Hikers find pot patch in Athens

Brattleboro Reformer (Vermont)BYLINE: By BOB AUDETTE, Reformer StaffWindham County, VTBRATTLEBORO -- If you've been growing a patch of marijuana in the backwoods of Athens, the Windham County Sheriff's Department has your cro...

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Former chief to be sentenced for drug abuse

The Burlington Free Press (Vermont), SECTION: VERMONT; Pg. A05BYLINE: By, Sam Hemingway, Free Press Staff WriterVergennes, VTMIDDLEBURY - Former Police Chief Michael G. Lowe, facing 18 months to four years in jail on a series...

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Former police officer admits to stealing drugs from evidence room

Hearst Stations Inc., WPTZ-TV 5 News, wptz.comBYLINE: Robyn EstabrookVideoColchester, VTBURLINGTON, Vt. — A former Colchester police detective changed his plea and admitted to stealing from the police department's evidence lo...

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Report: Police failings, missing weapons in Colchester


Burlington Free Press, burlingtonfreepress.comBYLINE: Mike Donoghue, Free Press Staff WriterColchester Police Memo on Missing Evidence or PropertyExecutive Summary of Colchester InvestigatorsVermont State Police Evidence Audi...

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Police: Man broke into evidence room, stole handguns, drugs

Caledonian Record, WPTZ-TV News Channel 5, wptz.comNewport City, VTEmpty evidence bags found at Newport City residence by parole officersVermont State Police say 19-year-old Mikeal Rivers of Troy broke into Newport City Polic...

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