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February 22, 2020

**UPDATE** NEW HAVEN BARRACKS / BURGLARY / GRAND LARCENY**

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20B500449

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Trooper Christopher Hein                             

STATION: New Haven Barracks                      

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: February 16, 2020, at approximately 0400 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: West Addison General Store (WAGs)

VIOLATION: "Burglary," a violation of Title 13 VSA 1201

 

ACCUSED: Joshua Rheaume                                               

AGE: 44

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Shoreham, VT

 

VICTIM: West Addison General Store (WAGs)

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Addison, VT

 

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

**Initial news release published on February 16, 2020**

 

On February 16, 2020, at approximately 0400 hours, the

Vermont State Police were advised of several motion alarms at the West Addison

General Store in Addison. Upon arrival, it was discovered that forced entry was

gained through a front bay window.

 

 

Initial investigation indicates that a least two subjects entered the business and stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes and beer. The subjects quickly departed the area in an older model green Subaru possibly a Legacy or Outback model. This incident is still in the early stages of the investigation.

 

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is strongly urged and encouraged to contact the New Haven Barracks at 802-388-4919.

 

 

 

**February 18, 2020, update to the initial news release**

 

The Vermont State Police New Haven Barracks is seeking assistance from the public in identifying subjects that are attached to this news release. These subjects are persons of interest into the recent burglary that took place at the West Addison General Store in Addison.

 

 

Subject #1 was wearing a black knit cap, and heavy dark clothing. This subject appears to be older in age, has a distinct moustache, and stands between 5'8" and 5'10" with a slim build.

 

 

Subject #2 was wearing a red mask or red face covering and dark clothing. This subject stands between approximately 5'10" and 6'0" with a moderate to larger build.

 

 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Christopher Hein at the New Haven State Police Barracks. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by texting keyword VTIPS to 274637 (CRIMES).

 

 

 

**February 22, 2020, 2nd update to initial news release**

 

 

On February 21, 2020, members of the Vermont State Police executed a search after probable cause was established and granted by the Honorable Court. The search warrant was executed at a residence in the Town of Shoreham. During the search warrant, several items were recovered, further implicating the accused, Joshua Rheaume (44) of Shoreham.

 

Rheaume was transported to the New Haven Barracks for processing and issued a citation to appear before the Addison Superior Court to answer the charges of "Burglary" a violation of Title 13 VSA 1201 and "Grand larceny" a violation of Title 13 VSA 2501. During the investigation, it was learned that Rheaume had two warrants for his arrest. At the conclusion of processing, Rheaume was transported to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility where he was held on the outstanding warrants.

 

COURT ACTION: Y

COURT DATE/TIME: April 20, 2020, at 1230 hours             

COURT: Addison Superior Court Criminal Division

LODGED - LOCATION: Chittenden County Correctional Center    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: Attached.

 

 

Trooper Christopher Hein

New Haven Barracks, B Troop

Vermont State Police

802-388-4919  x2768

Christopher.hein@vermont.gov