Jeff Burnham, currently deputy chief in Lincoln, New Hampshire, will take over the Springfield department on Sept. 1.
In two separate incidents, thieves took tools and stole a truck from the parks and rec department. Earlier in June, Springfield business owners confronted the Selectboard to recount their own experiences with burglaries.
Following a spate of gunfire incidents this year, a murder this week brought concerns to a new level. Some townspeople said they don’t worry about crime, while others appeared exasperated.
Police said they discovered the homemade bomb in Anibal Castro Jr.’s bedroom while investigating his father in connection with an April shooting on Valley Street, the site of three shootings in the last two months.
The town experienced three shootings in one month on Valley Street. Meanwhile, the police department is down to five of a desired 12 patrollers. At least two more officers, including the chief, will leave by year’s end.
Todd Amell, 50, was shot in one of his legs Monday afternoon, police said in a Monday night press release. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, treated and released, police said.
The $250,000 includes $125,000 in damages and $125,000 for accrued sick and vacation pay, as well as almost $25,000 in severance pay.
Douglas Johnston says town officials never told him why he was fired from his job as chief, and argues in a federal lawsuit that it was because of ‘personal animus.’
News Release -- Department of Public Safety, Vermont State Police, Springfield Police Department May 26, 2017 Contact: Scott Waterman Vermont State Police Public Information Officer 802-241-5277 desk 802-279-4554 cell [email protected] […]