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June 6, 2017

ST. ALBANS BARRACKS / BURGLARY

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 17A202631

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: N. Quealy                            

STATION: St. Albans                     

CONTACT#: 802-524-5993

 

DATE/TIME: June 5th, 2017 @ 1855 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: 1159 Main Street, Fairfax

VIOLATION: Burglary

 

ACCUSED: UNKNOWN                                              

 

VICTIM: William Howard, Shelly Howard

AGE: 61, 61

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Richmond, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On June 5th, 2017 at approximately 1855 hours Vermont State Police St. Albans was notified of a late-report burglary at 1159 Main Street, Fairfax.

 

Responding Troopers met with the victims at the residence and learned that copper piping had been forcibly removed from the kitchen and basement of the residence by unknown individuals and taken from the residence, incapacitating the residence's sink and furnace.

 

The perpetrators entered the residence through ground-level crawl spaces. It is believed that this incident occurred sometime during the night hours between the days of June 1st and June 4th and that the residence in question has been unoccupied and visibly marked with a real estate sign as being "for sale".

 

VSP St. Albans encourages all residents to remain vigilant, report suspicious activity, and to lock all entryways into residences.

 

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Trooper Quealy at the St. Albans Barracks at 802-524-5993.