Vermont State Police Log: Burglars hit more homes in county

ADDISON COUNTY — Home burglaries continue to plague the county as a handful of residents reported break-ins this past week.
Wednesday, May 22, saw Vermont State Police respond to two such incidents. In one, troopers received a report of the burglary of a residence on Shard Villa Road in Salisbury sometime that day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. No items were reported taken from the residence. Separately, the resident of a home on Shoreham Whiting Road in Whiting told police that someone entered the residence and stole unknown items between 4 and 8 p.m. on May 22.
The next day, May 23, state police were called to investigate a burglary that occurred on Horton Road in Orwell between May 22 and 23. A television was reported stolen.
On Friday, May 24, the New Haven state police barracks dispatched troopers to investigate two separate reports of burglaries at residences on Jersey Street in Ferrisburgh. The first occurred sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. that day. The second was reported to have occurred between 5:15 a.m. and 10:15 p.m.; and items stolen included jewelry, loose change, a knife and sports equipment.
Finally, on May 26 at 1:27 p.m., VSP received a report that a home on Route 116 in Starksboro had been burglarized sometime within the past week and a half to two weeks. It was suspected that the burglary occurred during daytime hours and antique keepsakes were taken from the residence.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to contact VSP 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, Vermont State Police:
•  On May 20 were notified by the owner of a home on Route 22A in Orwell that someone had entered the residence and taken various items. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•  In May 21 received a tip from a concerned citizen that Collin S. Bell, 29, of Bristol was driving a vehicle without a license. State police located Bell on Route 116 and arrested him, seized the vehicle’s registration plates and had the vehicle towed. Bell was released on a citation for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•  On May 21 at 10:55 a.m. stopped a motor vehicle for a minor motor vehicle infraction on Route 7 in Leicester. Police cited the driver, identified as Alan F. Perry, 45, of Swanton, for possession of marijuana.
•  On May 22 at 3:18 a.m. responded to a motor vehicle crash on Route 7 in Waltham. Police said the blood alcohol content of the driver, Aliza Rudinski, 20, of New Haven, tested at two times the legal limit, and they cited her for driving under the influence of alcohol. The green Subaru Legacy Rudinski was driving was considered a total loss.
•  On May 22 at 6:47 p.m. responded to a two-car, no-injury accident at the intersection of Route 7 and Maple Street in Salisbury. Police reported that George Devoid, 55, of Salisbury was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup through the intersection when he did not see a Nissan Sentra sedan driven by 32-year-old Jessica Cram of Salisbury, cut the corner short, and struck the Sentra. The pickup sustained minor driver’s side damage while the sedan sustained moderate front driver’s side damage and was towed from the scene.
•  On May 23 began investigating the theft of a radiator valued at $1,500 from private property off Monkton Road in Monkton. The thief reportedly entered the property and stole the radiator from a 1998 Freightliner truck. It was reported that the radiator weighs approximately 300 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•  On May 24 were called to investigate vandalism to a mailbox (valued at $40) on Smead Road in Salisbury. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•  On May 24 at 2:31 p.m. responded to a report of a theft of approximately 400 gallons of bulk maple syrup stored in barrels off Route 116 in Starksboro. The value of the syrup was estimated at $1,200. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•  On May 26 at 1:11 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Anthony Tracy, 30, of Middlebury after he allegedly unsafely entered the intersection in New Haven off Route 17 from South Street while vehicles were traveling through the intersection. Tracy was issued a traffic ticket that would carry a fine of up to $214 and two points on his insurance, plus he was cited for driving while his license was criminally suspended and for being in possession of a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.
•  On May 27 at 4:13 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Police said Christopher L. Brault, 23, of Vergennes was northbound when he looked down in his car and was distracted. Brault’s vehicle crossed the double yellow centerlines and sideswiped a car driven by John P. Desantis, 40, of Oswego, N.Y., who had swerved right to avoid a head-on collision. There was moderate contact damage to both vehicles, but no injuries. Neither speed nor impairment were contributing factors. The trooper issued Brault a ticket for failing to drive to the right; if convicted it would carry a fine of up to $214 and four points on his insurance.
•  On May 27 at 5:30 p.m. received a report that someone had broken into a vehicle parked near Bartlett Falls on River Road in Bristol and stolen various items. Anyone with information is asked to contact VSP.
•  On May 27 at 5:33 p.m. responded to a one-car crash in Panton. John Feltz, 66, of Milton told police he was northbound on Route 22A when he fell asleep, crossed the southbound lane and collided with a fence. No injuries were reported but the Ford Fusion he was driving was considered a total loss.

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