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November 9, 2016

Vermont State Police Press Release - Theft From Motor Vehicles in Goshen, Lincoln and Ripton

VSP Press Release-Incident


CASE#: 16C203682, 16C203702, 16C203715, 16C203670, 16C203671
TROOPER: C. Hein, J. Gurwicz                                 
STATION: New Haven Barracks                      
CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

DATE/TIME: November 5, 2016, November 6, 2016 and November 8, 2016 / between approximately 1400 and 1500 hours
LOCATION: Lincoln Gap Road Trail head, Silver Lake Trail head in Goshen
VIOLATION: Thefts from vehicles - seeking information

ACCUSED: Unknown                                               

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: Members of the Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks are currently investigating several vehicle break-ins that have taken place recently in the towns of Lincoln, Goshen and Ripton. All of these incidents have taken place on November 5th, 6th and 8th. In each of these incidents victims left their vehicles parked at trail heads at the Lincoln Gap Road trail head, and the Silver Lake Trail head to name a few. Upon return to their vehicles each victim found a vehicle window to have been smashed. In each instance items were taken to include cash, tablets, power tools, and cameras from the vehicles. 

If you have any information regarding any suspicious activity or information relating to any of these incidents you are asked to please contact the Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks. We hope that people utilizing trail head parking areas will still be able to enjoy hiking and other activities in the area, when doing so please do not keep items of value in your vehicle and certainly do not leave them in plain view.  

Trooper Christopher Hein

Vermont State Police 

Troop C - New Haven Barracks 


PO Box 83

New Haven, VT 05472