Rutland man arrested for burglaries in Shoreham and Orwell

SHOREHAM/ORWELL — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 30, cited Matthew Hinton, 25, of Rutland for burglary and possession of stolen property in connection with three break-ins reported in Orwell and Shoreham the previous Monday.
Police said Hinton was in possession of a stolen firearm at the time of his arrest and was wanted by the Vermont Department of Corrections on an outstanding warrant for escape from furlough. Hinton was lodged on that warrant and held on $50,000 bail pending his scheduled arraignment on Oct. 26 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division.
Authorities added they have recovered jewelry from at least one of the burglaries. Hinton has been cooperative and further arrests related to this case are pending, according to state police.
State police reported that a burglar used a tool to gain entry to four residences on Brown Road and North Orwell Road in Shoreham and on Daigneault Hill Road in Orwell on Sept. 28. Jewelry, medication, a firearm and electronics were reported stolen.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact VSP at (802) 388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

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