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June 11, 2018

18B402792/Theft/Possession of regulated drug/

*****UPDATE**** PRESS RELEASE******UPDATE******

 

On 06/10/2018, at 1900 hours, Troopers from the State Police Barracks in Rutland obtained a search warrant for the vehicle believed to be involved in the theft from Home Depot.  The search warrant was executed on the vehicle at 2000 hours.  During the search of the vehicle Troopers located multiple items that were known to be stolen from Home Depot.  Troopers also located narcotics inside the vehicle.  This case remains under investigation and a number of new charges are pending.   

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE                                   

               

CASE#:                                   18B402792/ 18B402797/18B402800

TROOPER:                              SGT. LUKE HALL/ TPR. CHRIS LOYZELLE/ TPR. JEREMY SULLIVAN/ TPR. CRAIG ROLAND/ TPR. ROB RIDER               

STATION:                               RUTLAND                                      

CONTACT#:                           (802)773-9101

 

DATE/TIME:                           JUNE 8, 2018 @ 1830 HOURS

LOCATION:                            RUTLAND TOWN, VERMONT

 

ACCUSED:                              SARAH LEE

AGE:                                       36

CITY:                                       FAIR HAVEN, VERMONT

CHARGES:                              POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE – MORE THAN 2.5 GRAMS

COURT:                                  AUGUST 6, 2018 @ 0830 HOURS

 

ACCUSED:                              NATHANIEL NEWTON

AGE:                                       33

CITY:                                       FAIR HAVEN, VERMONT

CHARGES:                              POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE – LESS THAN 2.5 GRAMS

                                                RETAIL THEFT

                                                IMPEDING AN INVESTIGATION

COURT:                                  SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 @ 0830 HOURS

 

ACCUSED:                              NICHOLAS DOANE 

AGE:                                       31

CITY:                                       RUTLAND CITY, VERMONT

CHARGES:                              RETAIL THEFT

COURT:                                  SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 @ 0830 HOURS

 

ACCUSED:                              CHRISTOPHER COCCIA 

AGE:                                       42

CITY:                                       DANBY, VERMONT

CHARGES:                              RETAIL THEFT

                                                IMPEDING AN INVESTIGATION

COURT:                                  SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 @ 0830 HOURS

 

VICTIM:                                  THE HOME DEPOT

TOWN:                                   RUTLAND, VERMONT

                                                                                   

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On June 8, 2018, at 18:30 hours, VSP Dispatch received reports of multiple individuals who entered the Home Depot in Rutland (VT) and were actively stealing items.  Troopers responded to the area and encountered the individuals in the Home Depot parking lot. 

 

Troopers identified the individuals as Sarah Lee (36), Nathaniel Newton (33), Nicholas Doane (31) and Christopher Coccia (42). 

 

During further investigation, Troopers recovered items on the above individuals and within a vehicle owned by Newton that had been stolen from the Home Depot.  Troopers have seized a second vehicle that is believed to be connected to the theft and are currently applying for a warrant to search the vehicle for potential evidence.

 

While investigating, Troopers asked for and obtained consent to search Lee and her vehicle.  During the search, Troopers found Lee to be in possession of 5.7 grams of crack cocaine.  During the arrest of Newton, Troopers found 1.8 grams of crack cocaine on Newton’s person. 

 

The above individuals were taken into custody and transported to the Rutland Barracks for processing.  All were issued citations to appear in the Rutland County Superior Court, Criminal Division on the above dates.

 

It should be noted Troopers were assisted by the Rutland City Police Department throughout this investigation by Officer Nathan Harvey and K9 Cobalt.  K9 Cobalt was utilized successfully for evidence recovery.

                               

COURT:  RUTLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT/ CRIMINAL DIVISION