Salisbury man faces multiple charges after trespassing, disrupting emergency services

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SALISBURY — Vermont State Police arrested a local man on charges of unlawful mischief, unlawful trespass, interference with access to emergency services, and disorderly conduct after he refused to leave a residence and disrupted hospital operations.

Joseph Conant, 55, of Salisbury, was taken into custody on May 10 at about 8:10 p.m. following a series of events that began with property damage and culminated in a disturbance at Porter Medical Center.

Earlier in the evening, Conant had damaged a vehicle owned by 71-year-old K O Onufry and seized her cellphone, preventing her from calling the police.

Onufry then sought refuge at the home of Maria, 73, and James Provencher, 82, on Maple Street.

Conant followed Onufry to the Provenchers’ home and remained inside after being asked to leave.

State police responded to the scene and arrested Conant, who was later brought to the emergency room at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury for evaluation.

While at the hospital, Conant’s loud behavior caused a disruption, authorities said.

He was processed at the New Haven barracks and released with a citation to appear in court to respond to the charges.

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