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Arrest and Release in Montpelier for Sex Crimes Against a Child

Montpelier Police report that on Dec. 21, 2020, the police department concluded an investigation regarding David C. Darnell, Sr., 40, which started in April 2020. Officers and  detectives of the department arrested Darnell for engaging in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior in violation of Title 13, Vermont Statutes Annotated, section  2601, Possessing Indecent Material Disseminated by a Minor, in violation of Title 12, Vermont  Statutes Annotated, section 2802(a) (2), and disturbing the peace by phone, in violation of Title 13, Vermont Statutes Annotated, section 1027(a). Darnell was arraigned at Washington County Court and released on conditions. 

Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

The Montpelier Police Department has become an affiliate agency of the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The task force works to prevent the victimization and exploitation of children through the use of  computers, technology, or the internet. 

Community Feedback Wanted

The Montpelier Police Department is working to implement a trial period of a community  feedback system called Officer Survey. For approximately one month, the MPD will evaluate the Officer Survey platform, which will allow for community members to provide feedback to the department about interactions with officers. Officers will have survey cards that can be provided to individuals after interactions or calls for service. For more information on Officer Survey, please visit officersurvey.com/company