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April 7, 2020

Derby/Larceny

VSP News Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

NEWS RELEASE

       

CASE#: 20A501245

RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Mikkola                            

STATION: Derby                     

CONTACT#: 802-334-8881

 

DATE/TIME: 04/06/2020 @ 1944 hours

INCIDENT LOCATION: Airport Road, Coventry, VT

VIOLATION: Larceny

 

ACCUSED:  William Whitehouse                                              

AGE: 18

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT

 

ACCUSED: Brandon Croteau

AGE: 22

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT

 

ACCUSED: Gabriel Lowell

AGE: 19

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Irasburg, VT

 

ACCUSED: Michael Leaker

AGE: 20

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT

 

VICTIM: Maxwell's Farm

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Coventry, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 04/06/2020 at approximately 1944 hours, the Vermont

State Police received a report of a theft from the Maxwell Farm located on

Airport Road in the Town of Coventry, VT. The complainant reported the farms

custom hand painted cow/sign had been stolen off the property. Investigation

lead troopers to another residence on Airport Road where they met with William

Whitehouse, Brandon Croteau, Michael Leaker and Gabriel Lowell. Consent to

search the residence and its property was provided to the troopers. In a

subsequent search, the cow was located under a mattress inside the home. All

four were issued a citation into court for the theft and the custom sign was

returned undamaged.

 

 

COURT ACTION: Yes

COURT DATE/TIME:  06/23/2020 @ 0830          

COURT: Orleans

LODGED - LOCATION: No    

BAIL: N/A

MUG SHOT: 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.

 

 

 

Trooper Joshua Mikkola

Vermont State Police

Troop A – Derby Barracks

35 Crawford Road

Derby, Vermont 05829

Joshua.Mikkola@Vermont.gov

802-334-8881