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March 27, 2017

(unsecure) Middlesex Barracks / False pretenses or tokens, Accessory to retail theft, False info to law enforcement, criminal threatening, Accessory aiding the commission of a

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A301238

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Vooris                             

STATION: Vermont State Police - Middlesex                      

CONTACT#: 802-29-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 03/26/2017 - 1330

INCIDENT LOCATION: Willaimstown Vermont

VIOLATION: False pretenses or tokens, Accessory to retail theft, False info to

law enforcement, criminal threatening, Accessory aiding the commission of a

felony, and Accessory after the fact.

 

ACCUSED: Johnnie Hammond                                            

AGE: 41

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Providence Rhode Island

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On March 26th 2017, Troopers from the Middlesex Barracks

were advised of a gold colored Toyota sedan traveling southbound in the area of

exit 6 at a high rate of speed and passing on the shoulder. Troopers responded

to the area but were unable  the vehicle.

 

Troopers were later advised that there appeared to be an abandoned vehicle at

the Williamstown AOT garage that matched the description of the Toyota. Troopers

responded to the area and located the vehicle. The subsequent investigation

revealed a large amount of stolen property inside the vehicle.

 

Troopers located the occupants of the vehicle walking on Route 64 in the area of

Palmer road. All occupants provided false names and were subsequently

transported to the Middlesex Barracks.

 

The investigation revealed a large scale return fraud and retail theft from

Walmart stores throughout the Northeast. The investigation revealed that return

frauds and thefts had occurred in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts,

and Rhode Island.

 

The investigation revealed that Hammond instructed others what to steal which

included bed sheets, pillow cases, bicycle parts, and school supplies. Over

$4000.00 of items were located inside the vehicle. Hammond would then return the

items for store credit at other locations.

 

Hammond was processed at the Middlesex Barracks and lodged at Chitenden County

Correctional Facility. The investigation is on going.

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME: 3/27/17 - 1230PM            

COURT: Washington

LODGED - LOCATION: Chitenden County Correctional Facility     

BAIL: $10,000

MUG SHOT: INCLUDED as well as photo of items recovered

PBT: NOT APPLICABLE

 

 

 

*Please note:  court date and time are subject to change at the discretion of

the court. Please call the criminal court clerk to confirm arraignment time.