Vermont State Police Log: Police ask for leads in Ferrisburgh burglaries

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking into two burglaries at Route 7 businesses in North Ferrisburgh that both occurred in the early morning hours last Friday or late the night before.
The first was at the Vermont Flannel Company at 5467 Route 7. Troopers said their investigation showed that someone had forced their way through the front door after hours and stole merchandise. Police said the incident occurred sometime between 5:35 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 6:45 a.m. on Feb. 17.
The other burglary was just a short ways north at 5797 Route 7 at Dakin Farms. Similarly, someone forced their way through the front door while the store was empty. Police put the time of the burglary at 1:45 a.m. on Friday the 17th.
Anyone with information on suspicious activity in the area or information on wither of these burglaries is asked to contact the Vermont State Police 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, state police:
•  On Feb. 15 cited into court Lyle N. Lenher, 24, of Brandon for sexual assault. State police report that on Aug. 15, 2016, they were notified of a sexual assault on Brandon. As they investigated state police determined that they have evidence suggesting that Lenher sexually assaulted a female on Aug. 13, 2016, in Brandon. The case was handled by the Rutland Unit for Special Investigations, a multi-disciplinary team that investigates, prosecutes and serves victims of sex crimes and child victims of severe physical abuse throughout Rutland County.
•  On Feb. 16 at approximately 8:12 p.m. stopped a vehicle driven by Hunter Birchmore, 20, on Findley Bridge Road in Bethel. Roadside investigation showed that Birchmore, a Brandon resident, was driving under the influence of alcohol; police did not provide a blood alcohol content. Police cited Birchmore for DUI.
•  On Feb. 18 stopped vehicle on Route 17 in New Haven, and determined that the driver, identified as 43-year-old Angela Thomas of Bridport, was operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. A field sobriety tests showed a blood alcohol content of 0.137 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. The trooper cited Thomas for DUI.
•  On Feb. 19 observed a vehicle travelling down the center of Bristol-Monkton Road in Monkton at around 1:30 a.m. Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Pearly A. Edgerly, 59, of Fairfax. While Troopers spoke with Pearly they observed several signs of impairment. Following standard field sobriety exercises it was determined Edgerly was driving under the influence of drugs; and they said they found he was in possession of a regulated substance. Police cited Edgerly for DUI-drugs.
•  On Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. responded to a report of a domestic assault in Ferrisburgh. State police investigated and ended up citing Melissa Sird, 35, of Ferrisburgh for domestic assault.

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