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February 11, 2019

FYI Press Release.

11 February 2019
Rose Kennedy, Rutland County State’s Attorney. (802) 786-2531.
Following trial on February 8, 2019, a Rutland jury convicted Chittenden resident Michael St. Pierre, age 54, of Burglary into a Chittenden seasonal home on Dam Road.  Michael St. Pierre will be sentenced as a Habitual Offender, having been previously convicted of at least three felonies, including convictions for Forgery in 2007, 2001 and 1999, a conviction for Grand Larceny in 2004, and a conviction for Burglary 1999. Mr. St. Pierre had also been convicted of Domestic Assault in 2006.
At trial, the owner of the seasonal home, Justin Lindholm, testified that he arrived home at approximately 5:00 PM on April 15, 2017 and immediately noticed damage to the home’s front door. Further inspection indicated that someone had used a pair of garden loppers to puncture a hole through the door allowing it to be unlocked from the outside. Mr. Lindholm proceeded inside only to discover that Mr. St. Pierre was still present, and in the act of stashing various items into a backpack.  Mr. St. Pierre then attempted to leave the home.  Mr. Lindholm who was able to take several photographs of Mr. St. Pierre before he fled and then called Vermont State Police to report the Burglary.   
The crime was investigated by Detective Patrick Slaney and Trooper Joseph Duca of the Vermont State Police, who located and apprehended Mr. St. Pierre at his home further down Dam Road. Detective Slaney also testified at trial.
The case will now proceed to sentencing. In the interim, Mr. St. Pierre remains held without bail in the custody of the Vermont Department of Corrections.

Deputy State’s Attorney Travis Weaver tried the case for the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office. 

Rosemary M. Kennedy
Rutland County State's Attorney
400 Asa Bloomer Building
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 786-2531<tel:(802)%20786-2531>

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