ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a recent spate of break-ins in the lakeside towns of Addison and Panton.
On April 24, troopers responded to a burglary complaint on Lake Street in Addison, where someone entered the residence between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and took various items.
On April 26 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. someone broke into a residence on Lake Road in Panton and stole various items.
On April 29, between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. someone forced open the garage door at a Panton Road home in Panton and entered the residence. Items reported taken included jewelry, collectable coins, loose change and jewelry boxes.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the VSP at 802-388-4919 or submit an anonymous tip online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” to keyword: VTIPS.
In other recent activity VSP troopers:
• On April 20 received a report of a wallet found in a ditch after the snow had melted. The trooper, who was off-duty, later met the Good Samaritan and retrieved the wallet at the Monkton town offices. Police were able to locate the owner of the wallet, a Stowe man, who very happily recovered his wallet and all of its contents including the original money that was in it when he dropped the wallet along the roadside in January.
• On April 25 at 12:05 p.m. stopped a car driven by Amanda S. Bryant, 32, of Brandon on Union Street in Brandon. Police said her license had been criminally suspended and license plates on the Grand Am she was driving were expired. They reported that Bryant’s license is criminally suspended due to the fact that since July of 2003 she has collected more than five civil convictions for driving with a civilly suspended license. Police cited Bryant for driving with a criminally suspended license and towed her vehicle.
• On April 25 at 6 p.m. received a complaint from Mountain Road in Addison that the caller’s vehicle’s window was smashed at the trail parking lot of Snake Mountain. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
• On April 26 responded to a complaint that someone had stolen a vehicle from a home on Route 73 in Orwell between 8 a.m. on April 24 and 5 p.m. on April 26. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
• On April 27 at approximately 6 a.m. were contacted by the New York State Police, who reported that at around 3 a.m. that morning a vehicle registered to a resident of Ferrisburgh had been struck by a train in Crown Point, N.Y. The vehicle, a red Ford van, was abandoned and had been left parked partially on the railroad tracks. Upon contacting the owner troopers determined the vehicle had been stolen from in front of the owner’s residence sometime during the night by an unknown person. An investigation is under way. Anyone with information is asked to call VSP.
• On April 27 at 8 a.m. responded to a collision between a 2012 Dodge truck driven by John Puglise, 52, of Underhill and a tree off of Hinesburg Hollow Road in Starksboro. No injuries were reported but the truck was towed from the scene due to disabling damage.
• On April 27 began investigating a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Lincoln Gap Road in Lincoln at 10 a.m. Preliminary investigation suggested that Kenneth P. Wrisley of Colchester lost control of his vehicle, a 2004 Toyota truck, and drove through a wooden fence and into an adjacent wooded area. No injures were reported.
• On April 27 stopped a motor vehicle on West Street in Bristol and cited the driver, Randall Brown, 52, of Lincoln, for possession of marijuana.
• On April 27 at 7:17 p.m. were called to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Police cited Evan Michaud, 22, of Charlotte for possession of marijuana.
• On April 27 at 11:41 p.m. cited Evan Harry, 17, of Underhill on Swamp Road in Cornwall for possession of marijuana.
• On April 28 at 1:43 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle driven by Thomas Plantier, 26, of Bristol on Route 116 in Bristol. Police cited Plantier for driving under the influence of alcohol.