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Vermont State Police Log for Dec. 17

ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are looking for a man riding a tricycle who is the suspect in a series of break-ins at garages and thefts from vehicles along Route 30 in Cornwall in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 12.
Police received reports of the thefts that occurred between midnight and 6 a.m. that day.
Numerous tipsters told troopers that a suspicious man was seen riding an adult-sized tricycle, with a wire basket behind the seat, from house to house on Route 30 in a southbound direction. The man was captured on surveillance video cameras at approximately 2:21 a.m., rummaging through multiple unlocked vehicles, and leaving a residence on a tricycle. Police described the suspect as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a light-colored baggy jacket, with dark colored pants.
The suspect would park his tricycle on the shoulder of the road, search unlocked vehicles that were parked both in driveways and unlocked garages, return to the tricycle and pedal it to the next residence, repeating the process.
Among the stolen items were loose change, designer sunglasses, wallets, purses, cash, credit cards and a set of house keys.
Vermont State Police are asking that anyone with information on the identity of the crook contact Trooper Rob Helm at the New Haven barracks at 388-4919 or text the keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES).  Tips can also be submitted anonymously to 844-848-8477.
That wasn’t the only incident of Cornwall thefts reported recently to state police. On Dec. 8 at approximately 5:42 p.m. troopers received a report of several Black Lives Matter signs being taken from the vicinity of the Evergreen Cemetery and West Street in Cornwall. State police are requesting assistance with any information regarding the identification of the offender. Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Brandon Slaney at the New Haven barracks or through the other means listed above.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
•  On Dec. 12 received a report that someone broke into a sugar shack off Ireland Road in Starksboro and stole an ATV and game camera. The incident occurred between Nov. 28 and Dec. 12. Please provide information on this incident to Cpl. Justin Busby at the New Haven barracks.
•  On Dec. 12 at around a quarter after 11 p.m. responded to a single-vehicle crash on Meehan Road in Bristol. Police report that Tyler Barker, 24, of Bristol was driving on the road when he crossed the center of the road and his vehicle overturned, coming to rest in the ditch. Barker was taken to Porter Hospital by Bristol Rescue due to his injuries. Troopers cited Barker for driving under the influence.

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