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January 31, 2017

Armed Home Invasion - Highgate - Franklin

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

           

CASE#:           17A200517

TROOPER:     Detective Sergeant Richard Desany                        

STATION:       St. Albans                                       

CONTACT#:   (802) 524-5993

 

DATE/TIME:   January 30, 2017 / 1754 hours          

LOCATION:    4955 Vermont Route 78, Highgate, Vermont                                    

VIOLATION:   Armed Home Invasion

 

ACCUSED:     Unknown

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CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:

 

ACCUSED:     Unknown

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CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:                    

 

VICTIM:           Sheila Wiegand                                                                      

AGE:               50 year old     

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:         Highgate, Vermont     

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

            On January 30, 2017, just before 6:00 pm the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to an E911 call in Highgate, where it was reported that an armed home invasion just occurred. The Swanton Police Department also responded to the location as well as AmCare Rescue. The Vermont State Police were subsequently called regarding the investigation into the incident.

            The victim reported that the residence was entered by two non-Caucasian males. A weapon was observed by the victim in this incident. There were small items and money taken by the males from the residence. The victim was checked by AmCare Rescue for a reported minor injury, they were not transported for medical treatment.

The initial information indicates that this circumstance wasn’t a random act. The investigation will continue.

            The Vermont State Police request that anyone near the area at approximately 6:00 pm who may have observed anything suspicious, or have any information they believe concerns this incident are asked to please contact the Vermont State Police at (802) 524-5993.