Police: man tried to take gun
MONTPELIER — Police have cited a Barre Town man for throwing a trashcan lid into the road and trying to take a police officer’s pistol out of its holster.
Police say Todd Provencher, 34, was seen by police drunkenly throwing the lid in front of Charlie O’s bar in Montpelier around 11:40 p.m. Sunday. Police made contact with Provencher and asked him to put the top back on the trashcan. Police say Provencher was extremely intoxicated and caused a further disturbance trying to replace the lid.
Provencher then ran across the street and fell. Police tried to take him into protective custody when a struggle ensued and Provencher tried to take the officer’s gun.
Provencher was cited for disorderly conduct, unlawful mischief and attempting to disarm a police officer. He is scheduled to appear in Washington County criminal court in Barre on Dec. 27 to answer the charges.MORE IN This Just InA federal judge who last year nullified the conviction and death sentence imposed on Donald Fell... Full Story
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