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No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Nov. 8 that Burlington police officer Cory Campbell would not be held responsible for the death of...

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

April 9, 2019

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor Gage Feb. 2 after receiving a 911 call stating there was a man lying in the snow. Burlington ...

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

Staff Report

February 4, 2019

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after exposure to subzero temperatures after leaving an off-campus fraternity. Gage pledged at an off-campus, unregistered organization over the weekend, according to a Caring Bridge page in his name. Gage departed for another fraternity house about a half mile awa...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief

February 23, 2018

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision to allow the protests to continue. Protesters were otherwise highly cooperative and respectful. The pr...

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Police chase ends by UVM dorm

Bryan O'Keefe

February 9, 2016

A destructive high-speed chase involving a stolen car came to a stop near Jeanne Mance after colliding with a Domino’s delivery car. The suspect, 27-year-old Ashley Martin of Colchester, allegedly stole the car from behind the Pine Street Maltex Building just before 9 p.m. Feb 4, before colliding into the Battery Park side of Burlington Police...

UVM Medical Center joins effort to lower opiate abuse

Caroline Alkire

January 28, 2016

In a new initiative to reduce opiate usage, the Burlington Police Department is working with the UVM Medical Center and Mayor Miro Weinberger. All three parties will be working together to increase treatment for opiate users and decrease the amount of crime related to opiate use, according to a Jan...

Residents protest the KKK

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

Church Street lit up as residents, students and workers stood symbolically with two people of color who found Ku Klux Klan fliers on their door Oct. 31. “We are not afraid,” the crowd chanted, led by Vicki Garrison, a Burlington resident who spoke at the rally. Many of the United Electrical, Rad...

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

September 2, 2015

June 12 11:36 p.m. UVM police helped the Burlington police department in responding to a bomb threat made to the UVM campus.Police searched the area for anything unusual or suspicious, but did not find anything. The investigation remains open. August 11 10:02 p.m. A temporary license plate...

Stalker reported on Loomis Street

Stalker reported on Loomis Street

John Riedel, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

UPDATED A man has been stalking young women in downtown Burlington, police said. 34 year old Joseph L. Strong of Sheldon, Vt. was arrested last week and charged with three counts of Stalking and one count Prohibited Acts. He was cited to appear in the Chittenden Criminal Court April 10. Between...

Laptop recovered by students after on-campus chase

Laptop recovered by students after on-campus chase

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2014

Recent laptop thefts have been a growing concern for UVM students. However, the most recent theft attempt was  prevented by some student witnesses. The attempted theft took place in the Davis Center’s Mt. Mansfield Room Nov. 16. Sophomore Becky Ngo was doing homework, and left her table to go...

‘BPD Brutality’ video goes viral online

Jill Vaglica

November 11, 2014

A 54-second video titled “BPD Brutality” was posted to YouTube by senior Cody Weinberger Nov. 2, and has reached more than 69,000 views as of Monday night. The video depicts two officers, identified as Burlington Police Department Officers Ethan Czyzewski and Ryan Rabideau, restraining a man ide...

Crime log

Crime log

Jill Vaglica

November 11, 2014

Oct. 28 3:31 p.m. A student’s laptop computer, which had been left unattended for approximately 15 minutes, was taken from a study cubicle in the Bailey/Howe library. This remains an open investigation. Oct. 29 3:21 p.m. Hall staff in Hamilton Hall found a marijuana pipe, which they turned over to police ser...

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