A 45-year-old New Jersey woman who became separated from her adult children near the 4,081-foot summit of Camel’s Hump was found safe on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The Waterbury Backcountry Rescue Team was alerted at about 3 p.m. by the Vermont State Police, which asked that a rescue team be sent up the Bamforth Ridge Trail.

The hiker did not respond to cellphone calls, and it was later learned her phone’s battery had failed at about the time she was reported missing.

Just before 6 p.m., she was located in the darkness on the Huntington side of the mountain. A state trooper stationed at the Huntington trailhead drove the hiker around to the Duxbury side, where she was reunited with her children.


Oct. 11 at 5:35 p.m., police said Aiden Burt, 16, of Huntington was driving on Mill Brook Road in Fayston when he swerved to avoid a deer and his Honda CRV crashed into a utility pole. The impact resulted in a downed power line, forcing the closure of the road until Green Mountain Power workers could deal with the damage. The road reopened later that evening. Burt was not injured, but the vehicle was demolished. No tickets were issued.

Oct. 12 at 9:22 p.m., police stopped a vehicle driven by John Gaboury, 32, of Moretown for speeding on Route 14 in East Montpelier. Police found that Gaboury’s passenger — Brian LaFrance, 51, of Waitsfield — was allegedly in possession of Suboxone without a prescription. Moreover, police allege, the Suboxone came from Gaboury, who does have a prescription. Police charged Gaboury with dispensing a depressant, and charged LaFrance with illegal possession of a depressant.

Note: Charges filed by police are subject to review by prosecutors and can be amended or dropped.

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