April 21, 2018

High-speed chase ends on Fairway Drive

Law enforcement vehicles respond as a high-speed chase ends Sunday evening on Fairway Drive. Observer courtesy photo by Pogo Senior

The Vermont State Police charged a 17-year-old Williston driver with reckless endangerment and excessive speed after a 100 mph vehicle chase on Mountain View Road, North Williston Road and Fairway Drive on Sunday evening.

Trooper Brandon Degre reported attempting to stop a car on Mountain View Road because it matched the description of a car the Williston Police were looking for in connection with a dispute at Taft Corners earlier in the day.

Degre did a U-turn on Mountain View to make the stop, but the car sped up, he said, leading to a chase onto North Williston Road and Fairview Drive that reached speeds over 100 mph.

“The vehicle stopped in front of a residence on Fairway Drive at which time the operator exited his vehicle and ran into his house,” Degre wrote in a report on the incident.

A passenger remained in the vehicle.

Roughly a half-dozen Vermont State Police vehicles responded to the scene about 5:20 p.m. on Fairway Drive. The driver complied with law enforcement and stepped out of his house, was arrested and later released, police said.

He was cited to appear in juvenile court.

An investigation revealed that the vehicle was different from the one sought by Williston police. Degre said a search of the car revealed no illegal substances, and he is not sure why the driver attempted to evade police.

Observer courtesy photo
Williston Police are looking for this man caught on security video allegedly attempting to break into multiple Maple Tree Place and Taft Corners stores April 1-2.

Maple Tree Place burglar sought

Williston Police are looking for the identity of a man they say broke into or attempted to break into several Maple Tree Place and Taft Corners businesses April 1-2.

Police report receiving calls from business owners early April 1 and into the day April 2 about burglaries. A total of eight businesses had back doors pried open or attempted to be pried open, police said. Cash was stolen from several businesses.

A suspect was caught on security video, and police are asking anyone with information on the suspect’s identity to contact them at 878-6611.

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