ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating the Feb. 15 burglary of a home on Jersey Street in Addison during which the culprit stole a variety of personal property, plus items with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife insignia. Police said the stolen items — a Deputy F&W badge, collar brass and a tie clip — belong to one of the victims, Deputy Warden Eugene Stearns.
The total value of the stolen property is estimated at $8,000, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP Senior Trooper Andrew Leise or Sgt. Steve McNamara at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info, or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
In other recent activity, VSP:
• On Feb. 12 at 7:15 p.m. were called to investigate the burglary of a residence on Route 125 in Cornwall. Police identified the victim as Jane Swift, the former governor of Massachusetts. Among the items reported stolen from the residence was prescription medication. It is estimated the burglary occurred between 7 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. that day. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
• On Feb. 12 at 8:47 p.m. stopped a motorist after receiving a complaint of erratic driving. A trooper stopped a car driven by Khushal M. Rochlani, 22, of West Bloomfield, Mich., on Main Street in Vergennes, and said that Rochlani was in possession of marijuana and prescription pills. He cited Rochlani for possession of controlled substances. Vergennes police assisted in the investigation.
• On Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Jessica Wyrocki, 21, of Ripton on Route 116 in Bristol. Police cited Wyrocki for possession of a regulated substance, and cited a passenger, identified as Robin Pierce, 33, of Ripton, for possession of marijuana.
• On Feb. 17 at 1:20 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Benjamin Flint, 19, of Winooski for failing to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Route 7 and Campground Road in New Haven. Police said they found Flint was in possession of marijuana and alcohol. The trooper cited Flint into the Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, for possession of marijuana. The trooper reported that the alcohol violation was not a criminal matter.
• On Feb. 18 at 2:15 p.m. received a report of an assault at a work site in Lyndon. The victim and accused came to the VSP barracks in St. Johnsbury to give statements. Police said their subsequent investigation revealed that Thomas Plantier, 26, of Bristol assaulted another individual, and they cited Plantier into Caledonia Court for simple assault.
• On Feb. 18 at 6:45 p.m. responded to a two-car crash at the Shoreham Service Center off Route 22A in Shoreham. Police report that James Abbott, 33, of Bristol was backing away from a gas pump when the 2012 Toyota Camry he was driving collided with a 2013 Mercedes GLK350 driven by Fayez Nathoo, 42, of Long Island City, N.Y. The collision damaged the right, front quarter panels on both vehicles; neither vehicle had to be towed. Police cited Abbott for careless and negligent driving.
• On Feb. 18 at around 6 p.m. were advised to be on the lookout for a vehicle operating erratically and at a high rate of speed. Troopers stopped the vehicle on Route 7 in New Haven and subsequently cited the driver, Joshua Carmichael, 31, of Williston, for driving under the influence of drugs. VSP reported that Vergennes police assisted in this case.
• On Feb. 19 at approximately 8:22 p.m. responded to a residence in Panton for the report of a family fight. Police cited Paul Eriksen, 49, of Ferrisburgh for aggravated domestic assault and lodged him at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.
While Trooper Doxsee was responding to the domestic assault report in Panton, his car lost traction on snow-covered Panton Road in Panton and slid into an embankment. The cruiser, a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, sustained minor contact damage to the front bumper and damage to the rear tire. The trooper was uninjured.