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August 9, 2017

Press Release / Arrest of subject for committing numerous burglaries

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STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
       
CASE#: 17B104525
RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Corporal Brian Berry
                           
STATION: Westminster                     
CONTACT#: (802) 722-4663

DATE/TIME: During the month of July
VIOLATION: Numerous Burglaries

ACCUSED: Chelsea Ovaitte                                                
AGE: 22
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Springfield, VT

VICTIM: Numerous Businesses

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:
As a result of a collaborative effort between the Vermont State Police, the
Bellows Falls Police Dept., the Brattleboro Police Dept. and the Windham County
Sheriff's Office, Chelsea Ovaitte was arrested on August 08, 2017 for her
involvement in numerous burglaries committed during the month of July. Most of
the burglaries committed were in the Westminster, Brattleboro and Putney area
and mostly involved businesses near or on US Route 5.  A significant amount of
money obtained during the burglaries was used to support Ovaitte's heroin addiction.
Bail was set at 2500.00 and Ovaitte was lodged at the Southern State
Correctional Facility in Springfield pending her arraignment in Windham District
Court on August 09, 2017.  The investigation revealed that Ovaitte committed
these burglaries with her boyfriend, Jacob Mcallister, who also supported his
heroin addiction with the money stolen. Mcallister was unable to be located
yesterday and a warrant will be sought for his arrest. If anyone has any
information as to his current whereabouts they are asked to contact Detective
Corporal Brian Berry at the Westminster State Police Barracks at (802) 722-4663.
The investigation into these burglaries is still ongoing at this time.


COURT ACTION: Y
COURT DATE: August 09, 2017            
COURT: Windham
LODGED - LOCATION:  SSCF   
BAIL: 2500.00
MUG SHOT: INCLUDE IMAGE or INDICATE NOT AVAILABLE


*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.







Detective Corporal Brian A. Berry
Vermont State Police
Troop “B” Westminster Barracks
1330 Westminster Heights Rd.
Putney, VT 05346
Office - (802) 722-4663
Fax – (802) 722-4691