Addison woman cited in burglary spree
NEW HAVEN — Vermont State Police on Thursday cited Nicole Burgos, 29, of Addison for felony possession of stolen property, a charge they said in a press release “is relative to the wave of 2013 Addison County burglaries that subsequently led to the July 31 arrest of Burgos’ domestic partner, Raymond R. Ritchie.”
Burgos and Ritchie, 37, shared an Addison home at which VSP allege items stolen from at least 52 different properties were found during the July 31 search. Both are also facing a marijuana cultivation charge stemming from the July 31 search of the home.
Ritchie, who is being held without bail in the Marble Valley Correctional Center, was arraigned in September for four felony counts of burglary, each of which carry a potential life sentence because of his seven prior felony convictions, one from 2005 and six from 2001.
These charges were added to the charges on which Ritchie had been arraigned in August, including three felony counts of unlawful trespass and the cultivation charge.
VSP said some of the items found in the Burgos/Ritchie home had allegedly been stolen as far back as 2010, although most apparently dated from 2013 burglaries.
VSP on this Monday, Oct. 7, were set to hold two property viewings in hopes of returning more property to its rightful owners and collecting more evidence. The viewings were scheduled at the VSP’s New Haven barracks on Route 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 5 to 7 p.m. So far, VSP said, victims have been able to identify and reclaim property valued at $10,261.
VSP detectives want to make the public aware if they have been called and have already viewed the property there is no need to come again to view the property. There has not been any additional property recovered since they were notified. Also, there have been a lot of inquiries from the public about tools, electronics and guns. There have been no tools, electronics or guns recovered in this case, they said.
Ritchie was already due in Addison County Superior Court’s Criminal Division for a 9 a.m. status conference on his cases on Oct. 28. VSP Det. Sgt. Robert Patten said Burgos would have an 11 a.m. status conference that morning and be arraigned on the new charge following that conference.
Addison residents have followed Burgos’ and Ritchie’s cases carefully, attended court dates, lobbied officials for Ritchie’s continued incarceration, lobbied lawmakers for stiffer penalties for habitual lawbreakers, and founded a Neighborhood Watch to help protect their homes and businesses. Some had already said they would attend the Oct. 28 status conference.
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