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September 20, 2018

Middlesex Barracks / Burglaries

Middlesex Barracks / Burglaries

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

CASE#: 18A303715

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME:  Trooper Isaac Merriam                        

STATION: Middlesex Barracks                  

CONTACT#: 802-229-9191

 

DATE/TIME: 08/31/2018

INCIDENT LOCATION: Rochester/ Waitsfield

 

ACCUSED:  Brian Richardson – WANTED                                    

AGE: 53

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rochester, VT

13 VIOLATIONS: Burglary into an occupied dwelling (x9) Felony / Conspiracy to receive stolen property more than $900 Felony / Buy, receive, sell, possess, conceal stolen property more than $900 Felony/  Buy, receive, sell, possess, conceal stolen $900 or less, Misdemeanor / Conspiracy- receiving, selling stolen property, Misdemeanor.

 

ACCUSED: Lynn Gilman

AGE: 52

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Rochester, VT

6 VIOLATIONS: Accessory after the fact, Felony / Conspiracy to receive stolen property more than $900 Felony / Buy, receive, sell, possess, conceal stolen $900 or less (x3) Misdemeanor / Attempted buy, receive, sell, possess stolen property, Misdemeanor.

 

ACCUSED: Scott Griffin

AGE: 40

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Waitsfield, VT

13 VIOLATIONS: Burglary – occupied dwelling – Aiding in the commission (x9) Felony / Conspiracy to receive stolen property more than $900 Felony / Grand larceny more than $900 Felony / Buy, receive, sell, possess, conceal stolen property more than $900 Felony / Buy, receive, sell, possess, conceal stolen property $900 or less, Misdemeanor.

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

The Vermont State Police has arrested two people and is searching for a third in connection with a series of burglaries in central Vermont over the past several months.

 

This summer, troopers from the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks received an increased number of reports of burglaries in the towns of Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston and Roxbury. The victims have included private residences, businesses and government buildings such as the Warren Town Offices. Items reported stolen included firearms, jewelry, gas cans, tools, antiques and cash.

 

An ongoing investigation determined Lynn Gilman, Scott Griffin and Brian Richardson were working together to burglarize these locations in order to sell items for cash, which they then used to purchase drugs. The investigation led to a court-ordered search Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the home of Richardson and Gilman in the town of Rochester. Law enforcement recovered numerous items at the residence that were reported stolen in the burglary spree, but other items, such as firearms and jewelry, were not located.

 

On Aug. 31, 2018, the Vermont State Police arrested Gilman and Griffin in connection with the burglaries. Richardson was not located. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, a warrant for Richardson’s arrest was issued by the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Barre. Richardson has been sighted in the Waitsfield area within the past week, but his current location is unknown.

 

Anyone with information about Richardson’s whereabouts or the incidents in question is asked to call Trooper Isaac Merriam at the Middlesex Barracks at 802-229-9191.

 

Gilman and Griffin were arraigned Aug. 31 in Barre and pleaded not guilty. Griffin was ordered jailed on $25,000 bail. Gilman was released on conditions.

 

 

Trooper Isaac Merriam

Vermont State Police - Middlesex

1080 US RT 2

Middlesex VT 05602

(802) 229-9191

(802)229-2648 (Fax)