Police Chiefs in Two Vineyard Towns Will Retire
Steve Myrick

Dan Hanavan in Tisbury and Dan Rossi in West Tisbury have announced plans to retire, leaving vacancies in the top police job in two of the six Island towns.

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Police Investigate Rural Mail Theft
Steve Myrick

Tisbury and West Tisbury police are investigating the theft of mail from several mailboxes in the Lambert’s Cove area.

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Horse Rescued from West Tisbury Pool
Sara Brown

West Tisbury fire and police personnel banded together Friday morning to rescue a horse named Max from a swimming pool. Sgt. Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter played a key role in leading the horse to safety.

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How to Use Old Station Still Under Discussion
Sydney Bender

Discussion over the future use of the old West Tisbury police station building continued this week as the selectmen worked to develop a lease for the town-owned property situated on the Mill Pond.

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From Pondside to Curbside, West Tisbury Police Embrace New Home
Sydney Bender
The West Tisbury police station has a new address. After two years of planning, the police have moved from their tiny cramped building on the Mill Pond into new headquarters in North Tisbury.
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Officer On Leave for Car Crash Resigns
Sara Brown
Russell Ventura, 39, submitted a letter of resignation to West Tisbury police chief Daniel Rossi on Feb. 13. This week the West Tisbury selectmen accepted Mr. Ventura’s resignation without discussion by a vote of 2-0.
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West Tisbury Officer Facing Charges Following Accident
Olivia Hull
A Falmouth clerk magistrate found probable cause to bring two criminal complaints against Russell R. Ventura, who was off duty when his vehicle hit a tree on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road on the night of Jan. 16. He is on leave without pay from the department.
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Edgartown Investigates Traffic Accident Involving Police Officer
Sara Brown
A West Tisbury police officer has been placed on paid leave after being cited for a drunken driving in a Thursday night car crash.
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West Tisbury Weighs Cost of Police Station
Remy Tumin
A new $2.8 million police station, several affordable housing initiatives and a watershed study for the much-debated Mill Pond will top the warrant when West Tisbury voters convene for their annual town meeting Tuesday.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium of the West Tisbury School. Moderator F. Patrick Gregory will preside over the session; there are 37 articles on the warrant.

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Final Design Phase Nears for Police Station
Remy Tumin
The new West Tisbury police station is in final design stages but needs additional funding to complete construction and bid documents, the town selectmen learned this week. At their meeting Wednesday, the selectmen approved placing an $80,000 warrant article for the November special town meeting to fund the last phase of construction documents, prepare the project for request for proposals and complete the bidding process. Voters will be asked at the annual town meeting in April to pay for the project, planned to be built at the public safety building.
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