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August 8, 2016

Multiple Home Burglaries/ Towns of Shoreham, Benson, West Haven/ August 8, 2016

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#: 16C104327, 16C104329, 16C104334, 16C202588
TROOPER: Armstrong/ Hein                                       
STATION: Rutland/ New Haven                 
CONTACT#: 773-9101/ 388-4919

DATE/TIME: August 8, 2016 Daytime hours
LOCATION: Lake Road, (Benson) X2, Main Road (West Haven) North Orwell Road (Shoreham)
VIOLATION: Burglaries

ACCUSED: UNKNOWN                                                                  

VICTIMS: Peter and Jessica Lynch
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: North Orwell Road, Shoreham

VICTIM: Douglas Jesseman
AGE: 58
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lake Street, Benson

VICTIM: Peter Doran
AGE: 59
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Main Road, West Haven

VICTIMS: Scott Coltey
AGE: 36
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Lake Road, Benson


SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On August 8, 2016 Troopers from southern Addison County and northern Rutland County were dispatched to four different reports of home burglaries.  Rutland County Troopers responded to two residences on Lake Road in the town of Benson and a residence on Main Road in West Haven.  New Haven Troopers responded to a residence on North Orwell Road in the town of Shoreham.  Investigations suggest that several homes were entered forcefully.  Multiple items; family jewelry, wedding bands, watches, cutlery, coins and laptops were removed from the houses.  Evidence was recovered at several residences and is pending submission to the Vermont Forensic Laboratory.  All four burglaries were reported to have occurred during daytime hours and all four residences were unattended at the time they were entered. 

Anyone with information on suspicious activity in the area or information on one or all of the burglaries are encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.  Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or  text "CRIMES" (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS


COURT ACTION: Pending