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News and events in Rutland County, Vermont

Live updates from press conference on search for reported missing girl

Vyto Starinskas / Staff Photo
Vermont State Police hold a press conference at the Rutland Town fire department building in Center Rutland concerning a missing girl near the West Proctor Road area.

Reporter Brent Curtis is at the press conference updating on the search for a reported missing girl in Center Rutland:

 

 

Search continues for girl reported missing - updated 10:58 a.m.

A Vermont State Police officer and Rutland Town Fire Department firefighters continue their search through the woods in Center Rutland Friday morning around 8 a.m., based on the report of a missing girl received by police late Thursday.

A Vermont State Police officer and Rutland Town Fire Department firefighters continue their search through the woods in Center Rutland Friday morning around 8 a.m., based on the report of a missing girl received by police late Thursday.

UPDATED 10:58 a.m. — Police continued their search this morning for a reported missing girl with their efforts focusing on the southern most portion of the West Proctor Road in West Rutland.

Vermont State Police, who are staging operations from the Center Rutland fire station, declined to say where exactly along the roadway the girl had reportedly gone missing. However, State Police Capt. David Covell said that it was somewhere south of Wilson Castle, which is about the midpoint of the West Proctor Road.

Two residents at the southern end of the road near the intersection with Business Route 4 said they were visited late Thursday afternoon by police searching for the girl. The search focused on an area west of the road and east of a scrap yard business. State police vehicles were parked outside the former Casella recycling center at about 10:30 a.m. today.

Another resident said that searchers earlier in the day lined up at intervals to search a narrow area bounded by Otter Creek and the eastern side of the roadway. Police have scheduled a press conference at 11:45 a.m. today at the Center Rutland fire station.

According to an earlier press release, State Police received a report at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday of a “possible endangered female juvenile” on the West Proctor Road in West Rutland. According to the caller, “a female juvenile approached their car, indicated that she had been hurt, and exhibited physical injuries. The reporting party was unable to keep the child at the vehicle and the female juvenile was last seen running into the woods.”

Police said the caller said the girl said her name was “Angel” or “Angela.” She appeared to be approximately 6 years old and was described as a white female, with dark brown, straight, shoulder length hair, and was missing her left front tooth. She was last seen wearing a red skirt, white t-shirt, white flip flops, and a mood ring. Anyone with any information should call the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101 or submit an anonymous tip to www.vtips.info. If you come into contact with a child matching this description, please call 911 immediately.

Sports Illustrated writer to speak at Rutland library

Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff will discuss the development of sports journalism through the years in a talk at the Rutland Free Library on May 1. His talk, “The Evolution of Sports Writing”, is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7 p.m.
Wolff will trace how journalism’s “toy department” has responded to social movements, the rise of televised sport, and the digital revolution – from Grantland Rice to Bill Simmons.
Wolff has been on the staff of Sports Illustrated since 1980 and today serves as its longest-tenured writer. He has covered basketball, the Olympics, the World Cup, the World Series, the NBA Finals, every Grand Slam tennis event, and the Tour de France. Sports Illustrated story assignments have taken him to six continents and to such countries as China, Cuba, Iran and Russia, and dealt with such issues as the intersection of sport and society as race, gender, drugs, education law, business, style, and ethics and culture.
Admission is free; call 802-773-1860, or email [email protected]

‘Sports Writing’
Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff will discuss the development of sports journalism through the years in a talk at the Rutland Free Library on May 1. His talk, “The Evolution of Sports Writing”, is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7 p.m.
Wolff will trace how journalism’s “toy department” has responded to social movements, the rise of televised sport, and the digital revolution – from Grantland Rice to Bill Simmons.
Wolff has been on the staff of Sports Illustrated since 1980 and today serves as its longest-tenured writer. He has covered basketball, the Olympics, the World Cup, the World Series, the NBA Finals, every Grand Slam tennis event, and the Tour de France. Sports Illustrated story assignments have taken him to six continents and to such countries as China, Cuba, Iran and Russia, and dealt with such issues as the intersection of sport and society as race, gender, drugs, education law, business, style, and ethics and culture.
Admission is free; call 802-773-1860, or email [email protected]

VIDEO: Car hits telephone pole in Mendon; topples power lines

Green Mountain Power crews worked to replace a fallen electric line on Route 4 near the Mendon Mountain Orchards on Route 4 around noon Friday after a car hit a utility pole. According to police at the scene, one person from the vehicle was transported to the hospital. Video by Vyto Starinskas

Ladies’ Night Out chorus starting tour this weekend

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus, Rutland County’s women’s chorus, is presenting its Spring Tour for 2013. Titled “Songs for Children of All Ages,” this program will be offered six times in area communities:
- Sunday April 28: Wallingford – First Congregational Church, 2 p.m.
- Friday May 3: Brandon – Town Hall (benefit), 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday May 4: Pittsfield – Federated Church, 3 p.m.
- Tuesday May 7: Castleton – Federated Church, 7:30 p.m.
- Friday May 10: Proctor – Union Church, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday May 18: Weston – Church on the Hill, 7:30 p.m.
There are 20 women singing in this year’s group, coming from Weston, Wallingford, Dorset, Pawlet, Proctor, West Rutland and Rutland. Director Lucy Allen Tenenbaum has brought together two accompanists to enhance the sound of the women’s chorus, Jacob McLaughlin, pianist, and Glendon Ingalls, upright bass, electric bass and trumpet. Continue reading

One injured when car hits tractor trailer on Route 103

At least one person was injured when this car ran into a truck in Mount Holly Wednesday. State police were at the scene Vyto Starinskas / Staff Photo

At least one person was injured when this car ran into a truck in Mount Holly Wednesday. State police were at the scene
Vyto Starinskas / Staff Photo

Castleton man arrested with 1,200 bags of heroin

FAIR HAVEN - A Castleton man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police found 1,200 bags of heroin in the car he was driving on Route 4, according to Vermont State Police. Kenneth D. Trapp, 31, was stopped by police for an undisclosed reason. During the stop, police obtained a search warrant for his vehicle. Trapp was arrested by state police but was later released into the custody of federal law enforcement.

Killington pond skimming contest rocks the mountain

Man pleads guilty in film fraud case

RUTLAND — A man has pleaded guilty in Vermont federal court to charges connected to a scheme to defraud hundreds of investors in a movie.
Louis Soteriou of Middlebury, Conn., pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal in Rutland on Thursday to charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/14Bjxff) prosecutors agreed to drop 16 other counts against him.
Prosecutors said people invested $28 million in the film, called “Birth of Innocence.” They said Soteriou had partnered with Vermont filmmaker Malcolm “Mac” Parker on the deal.
Parker, of Addison, was in court Thursday. Last year, he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to commit wire fraud and filing a false tax document. He awaits sentencing.

No charges yet in hit-and-run

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By Brent Curtis
Staff Writer

No criminal charges were filed Monday as police and state prosecutors continue to investigate a hit-and run-crash that killed a 71-year-old Mendon woman.

Monday marked the fifth day since Jane Outslay was killed after she was struck by a car while crossing Strongs Avenue on Wednesday night. At 1 p.m. Thursday, 53-year-old Christopher Sullivan, a former city attorney, identified himself as the driver and surrendered the 2004 Lexus sedan he said he was driving that night to police. Rutland Police Chief James Baker said Friday that the damage to the vehicle’s hood and windshield was consistent with an impact with a pedestrian.

Baker said Friday that the Rutland City and Vermont State Police detectives investigating the incident planned to meet early this week with prosecutors from the Vermont attorney general’s office, which is handling the case, to discuss possible charges.