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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers ask for tips on recent burglaries

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Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police were called to investigate a burglary at a Bridport home that was reported on Aug. 26 at 1:21 p.m.

Police said an unknown individual or individuals entered an unsecured garage via a rear window and stole a 20-inch Echo 500 chainsaw, valued at $100.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Vermont State Police at 1-802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

In other recent activity, troopers:

•  On Aug. 23 received a late report of several assaults that happened at the Goshen Dam on Aug. 21. After a complex investigation, police arrested brother and sister Jeremiah, 22, and Kirsten Cole, 20, of Leicester. Jeremiah Cole was cited for domestic assault and simple assault and Kirsten Cole was cited for aggravated assault and simple assault. This case is still under investigation pending further interviews with other witnesses.

•  On Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. were alerted to the theft of several items from a vehicle parked at the Snake Mountain access in Addison. The suspect used a rock to smash the window of a vehicle owned by an 82-year-old woman from Buzzards Bay, Mass., and stole several items from inside. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact VSP.

•  On Aug. 27 at 5:14 p.m. stopped a car for an infraction on Swinington Hill Road in Leicester and ended up arresting the driver, 27-year-old Christopher Bridgmon of Leicester, on a warrant for failure to appear in court. Bridgmon was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $1,000 bail.

•  On Aug. 28 cited Monica Mongeur, 32, of Randolph for vandalizing a car in Granville on June 22. A Braintree resident had reported that someone had scratched vulgar words on the driver’s door and trunk of the vehicle and scratched the driver’s side of a 2002 Buick Century. Police report that Mongeur later admitted to this and was cited into court for unlawful mischief.

•  On Aug. 28 at 7:34 p.m. stopped a vehicle on Little Chicago Road in Ferrisburgh for a motor vehicle infraction, and cited Jennifer M. Poulos, 26, of Ferrisburgh for driving with a criminally suspended license.

•  Looked into three incidents of vehicle thefts that occurred on Aug. 28 and Sept. 1 during late night or very early morning hours. In the Aug. 28 incident, troopers responded to a report of the theft of a vehicle from a Ferrisburgh home and discovered that someone had stolen a vehicle at a different Ferrisburgh home but left it at the second place when stealing the vehicle there. Then, on Sept. 1 troopers responded to a report of a vehicle stolen from a Bristol residence. Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact VSP.

•  On Aug. 29 at 1:19 a.m. stopped a car driven by Terri Metcalf, 50, of Addison on West Main Street in Vergennes for a motor vehicle infraction. Police took Metcalf into custody and transported her to the Vergennes Police Department, where she was released on a citation for driving under the influence.

•  On Aug. 31 at 1 a.m. went to a one-car crash on Ferson Road at the intersection of Wheeler Road in Leicester. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Christopher Lackard of Ripton, told the trooper he was playing with the radio and did not realize he was at the intersection and drove through the intersection crashing into a bank of dirt. Lackard was uninjured. Police judged that the 2008 Toyota Prius he was driving was totaled. Brandon police assisted on scene.

•  On Aug. 31 at 8:35 p.m. were called to a Monkton home for a domestic disturbance, which led to the arrest of Robert Little, 68, of Monkton on a charge of first-degree aggravated domestic assault.

•  On Aug. 31 at 9:29 p.m. responded to a one-car rollover crash on Route 74 East in the area of Doolittle Road in Shoreham. The 16-year-old Shoreham resident who was driving the 2000 Subaru Legacy told the trooper she lost control of her vehicle in the heavy downpour. She was uninjured. Police said speed was not a factor in the crash.

•  On Sept. 1 at 9:25 a.m. received a report of the theft of an antique iron well pump from a residence on East Street in Bridport. The victim reported that the theft occurred Saturday or Sunday morning. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.

•  On Sept. 1 at 11:25 a.m. logged a report of the theft of a push lawn mower from a garage on Mountain Road in Addison sometime on Aug. 24 or 25. Anyone with information on this is asked to contact VSP.

•  On Sept. 1 at 1:35 p.m. began investigating a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle parked at the Silver Lake parking lot in the town of Salisbury. The victim reported that sometime on Saturday or Sunday the passenger side window was broken out. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.

•  On Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. responded to Botsford Road in Ferrisburgh for a report of a one-car rollover crash. After investigating, police suspected that the 17-year-old driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and was processed for DUI at Porter Medical Center. The driver and a 22-year-old passenger were treated at Porter for abrasions and lacerations. Blood results were pending. Police said the 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis appeared to be totaled.

•  On Sept. 2 at 6:20 p.m. responded to a two-car crash on Route 22A in Panton. Police reported that a Nissan Sentra driven by Linda Williams, 51, of Vergennes traveled off the roadway then started a turn in the roadway and collided with the passenger side of a Ford Taurus driven by Nicole Cook, 40, of Moriah, N.Y. No injuries were reported.

•  On Sept. 3 at 6:23 a.m. were called to a one-car accident in Lincoln. Police report that Loren L. Urban, 24, of Lincoln was driving a 2003 Subaru Forester eastbound on Downingsville Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The Subaru traveled off the south side of the road and collided with a tree and a Green Mountain Power junction box. Urban was not injured and the car sustained moderate passenger-side damage. Police said that speed was a contributing factor, and they issued Urban a ticket for speeding, which carries a fine of $220 and four points on his insurance.

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