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December 29, 2016

Press Release / Vermont State Police / Found Firearm (update) / 16B105759

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 16B105759

TROOPER: Shaffer, Ostrout                              

STATION:  VSP St. Johnsbury                  

CONTACT#: 802-222-4680

 

DATE/TIME: 12/28/16 @ 0645 hrs.

LOCATION: US Rte. 302 Newbury, VT

VIOLATION: Found Firearm (update)

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: 

 

On 12/28/16, the Vermont State Police investigated an incident involving a

recovered firearm from a mailbox on US Route 302 in Newbury, VT. On 12/29/16,

Troopers were able to identify the owner of the firearm which was allegedly

stolen sometime last week from a residence in Groton, VT. No further assistance

is needed from the public on trying to identify the owner of the firearm. The

investigation is ongoing.

 

Anyone with any information on the theft of the firearm is asked to contact

either Trp. Shaffer or Trp. Ostrout at the Vermont State Police at 802-222-4680.