Woman in ricin case accepts plea agreement

A Shelburne woman who authorities said possessed the poison ricin at the Wake Robin retirement community has settled on a plea agreement that could net her a nine-month prison sentence. Betty Miller, 70, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Burlington last Friday afternoon to a felony charge of knowingly possessing ricin last October and November. The incident caused a major scare at… Read More »

EMT, cop, denies prostitution and obstruction charges

EMT, cop, denies prostitution and obstruction charges

A longtime rescue squad member and part-time police officer busted in Shelburne by police on charges of soliciting a male prostitute and obstruction of justice denied the criminal counts in court last week. A lawyer for Northfield resident Lynn Doney, 57, entered not guilty pleas to the two charges during a brief arraignment in Vermont… Read More »

Officer, EMT faces charge of soliciting prostitution

A veteran rescue squad member and part-time police officer in central Vermont is facing charges of soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice in Shelburne, officials said Monday. Lynn Doney, 57, who also is a Northfield Selectboard member, is due in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington for arraignment today on the two criminal charges, Shelburne police said. Shelburne police… Read More »

Shelburne, state police may lose dispatchers

The E911 emergency call centers operated by the town of Shelburne and Vermont State Police in Williston may lose funding for two dispatchers each if the proposed new Chittenden County Regional Dispatch Center begins operation. Emergency calls dispatched to Charlotte and Hinesburg’s first responders – police, fire and rescue – are served by the Shelburne… Read More »

Former Shelburne police chief to get award

Former Shelburne police chief to get award

Retired Shelburne Police Chief Jim Warden has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Colleen Haag Award for public service in Shelburne. The Shelburne Selectboard voted 5-0 to select Warden, who completed 30 years of service with the town in January. A date and time to present the award has not been set yet.… Read More »

Mom: Son is no threat

The mother of a Champlain Valley Union High School student said her son never made a threat to shoot up the school and is not a danger to others, even though police say they received two unrelated reports that he may be a risk. The mother said she was surprised when Hinesburg, Shelburne and state police showed… Read More »

Teens plead not guilty to assault, robbery charges

Three of the six teenagers who Shelburne police say were involved in a bungled drug deal that turned into an armed robbery, with one student shot with a pellet gun, have pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and robbery. An eight-page police affidavit outlines how one group of Champlain Valley Union High School students… Read More »