Vermont State Police Log: Police cite Rutland man for local burglaries

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police on Wednesday, Sept. 30, cited Matthew Hinton, 25, of Rutland for burglary and possession of stolen property in connection with break-ins reported at homes on Brown Road and North Orwell Road in Shoreham and on Daigneault Hill Road in Orwell on 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.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact VSP at (802) 388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.infoor by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
In the only other report from the New Haven barracks in the past week, a trooper on Oct. 4 at 9:15 p.m. responded to a motor vehicle rollover on Hollow Road in Monkton. Upon arrival, the trooper observed a truck on its side in the roadway.  The vehicle had sustained minor damage. 
The trooper screened the driver, identified as 52-year-old Ole Thomsen of Bristol, for driving under the influence. A preliminary breath test yielded an alcohol level of 0.143 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent. State police cited Thomsen for DUI and released him. Thomsen is scheduled to answer the charge in court on Oct. 19.

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