STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
STATION: VSP-St. Johnsbury
DATE/TIME: 4/12/16 / 1511 hours
LOCATION: 1448 North Street, Newark, VT
ACCUSED: Patrick Ely
AGE: 41 years
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: St Johnsbury, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
On 4/12/16, Vermont State Police received a phone call from the Caledonia North Supervisory Union Superintendent stating they believed the Newark School Principal, Patrick Ely, had possession of property at his residence which belonged to the Newark school. The Newark School then conducted an initial audit of property recently purchased by Ely utilizing school accounts and found numerous items missing.
The Vermont State Police conducted an investigation which lead to the execution of a search warrant at Ely’s residence on 4/28/16. The State Police recovered many of the missing items inside Ely’s residence. Ely was arrested and subsequently processed at the St Johnsbury Barracks for the charge of Embezzlement. Ely will be arraigned at the Caledonia Superior Court on 6/13/16.
This investigation is ongoing as there are items belonging to the Newark School which were not located. If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact Trooper Jason Schlesinger at the St Johnsbury barracks (802) 748-3111.
COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: 6/13/16
LODGED – LOCATION: N/A
MUG SHOT: Y
Trooper Jason Schlesinger and K-9 Arrow
Vermont State Police
1068 US Route 5, Suite 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819