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Troopers suspended after fire


copyright the Chronicle December 6, 2017   by Tena Starr   Two state troopers have been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation of a fire that burned a Stannard house Monday that one of them owned, State Police in St. Johnsbury said Tuesday. Pol... More »

Local schools vandalized


copyright the Chronicle April 19, 2017  Two area schools, Glover and Brighton, were vandalized in separate incidents on Sunday and Monday, according to reports from the State Police. At 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, the State Police responded to reports of a bur... More »

Armed standoff in Newport


copyright the Chronicle November 30, 2016 by Tena Starr NEWPORT — A standoff with a man armed with a rifle at Richard’s All Seasons Lodge, formerly the Bayview Inn, led to a heavy police presence here Tuesday afternoon and evening. The situation was under cont... More »

Walmart opens amidst policing concerns


copyright the Chronicle November 16, 2016    by Joseph Gresser DERBY — The Derby Walmart Supercenter will open its doors for the first time early on November 16, but according to State Police Lieutenant Walt Smith, commander of the Derby barracks, issues of pu... More »

State could end dispatch service


copyright the Chronicle October 12, 2016 by Joseph Gresser After a summer of discussions among emergency service providers and state officials, the Public Service Department plans to ask the Legislature to allow it to stop dispatching except for state agencies... More »

Derby Select Board Committee to study law enforcement


copyright the Chronicle August 17, 2016    by Joseph Gresser DERBY — The Derby Select Board is far from convinced that the town needs more law enforcement, but members gave former State Representative, State Police trooper, and Game Warden Bob Lewis the go ahe... More »


State Police encourage women to become troopers


copyright the Chronicle April 8, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph There’s a growing number of women in law enforcement. In fact, at the moment, six of the 21 State Police officers stationed in the Derby barracks are women. Callie Field, who was originally from M... More »

Police make arrests in the murder of Pat O’Hagan


After three and a half years of investigation by detectives and tips from the public with key information; police said citations were issued in the September 2010 murder of Pat O’Hagan. Richard Fletcher, age 27 of Sheffield, and Keith Baird, age 33 of Sutton (... More »