Crime News

Police cite juvenile for break-in at Vergennes convenience store

VERGENNES — Police in Vergennes this week asked for the public’s help in finding a young man who broke into a city convenience store on the night of New Year’s Day. And they got the information they needed to identify and cite a suspect.

Police on Monday reported on their Facebook page that they had surveillance camera photos of a young man using a rock to break the glass door of the Maplefields on South Water Street at around 11:50 p.m. on Jan. 1. The assailant was described as “a young white male with brown hair, wearing gray slippers, black socks, black/gray plaid fleece pajama pants, a black jacket, and an orange hooded sweatshirt, which was used to conceal his face.”

The surveillance photos showed the man inside store taking an alcoholic drink from the cooler and perhaps cigarettes.

On Monday evening, at least one person on the VPD Facebook page claimed to be able to identify the young man in the photos. Shortly thereafter, the post was taken down from the page.

Police located the suspected juvenile, interviewed him and Tuesday, Jan. 3, cited him into court to answer charges of burglary, larceny from a building, possessing burglar tools, unlawful mischief, giving false information to law enforcement, and furnishing alcohol to minors.

Chief Jason Ouellette thanked the public for their help in solving he crime.

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