Three arrested in Chittenden County thefts
On the morning of March 3, the Milton Police Department responded to and investigated approximately 21 cases of vehicles that had been “gone through” overnight. It was determined that there were 13 confirmed larcenies from the vehicles. In all cases, the vehicles were left unlocked and a lone person went from vehicle to vehicle rifling through them and stealing items. Stolen items included wallets, a snowboard, boots, cash, a GPS unit and other electronics, according to Milton Police reports.
Investigation revealed that multiple stolen credit cards had been used throughout Chittenden County immediately after the thefts. After following up with the stores and businesses where the credit cards had been used, a second male suspect was seen using the cards. Video also showed the suspects operating a silver 1998 Subaru Legacy.
The second suspect was identified by police as Anthony M. Burbo, Jr., 20, of Williston, according to the report. A search warrant was obtained for Burbo’s residence in Williston and his vehicle. The search was executed by officers of the Williston, Colchester and Milton police departments.
When searching the vehicle and Burbo’s residence, police located a large amount of property that had been stolen in vehicle larcenies in Colchester, Williston, Essex and Milton over the last few weeks, according to police reports.
The Williston thefts included a rash of car break-ins in Williston Woods, a senior living community. Items taken from vehicles parked both in garages and outside included cash, winning lottery tickets and a $75 car wash gift card, according to Williston police.
Based on the investigation, police say Anthony M. Burbo, Jr., Anthony M. Burbo, Sr., 52, and Justin L. Perkins, 29, were involved in the larcenies and using the stolen credit cards.
Based on statements from the suspects, recovered property as well as other evidence, police believe the three suspects are involved in approximately 100 larcenies from vehicles over the last few weeks.
Justin L. Perkins was subsequently arraigned on March 6 in Chittenden County Superior Court on charges of petit larceny (12 counts), grand larceny, violation of conditions of release, sale of stolen property and credit card fraud.
Anthony M. Burbo, Jr. was cited to appear in court on April 15 on charges of accessory to larceny (12 counts), credit card fraud (8 counts) and possession of stolen property.
Anthony M. Burbo, Sr. was cited to appear in court on April 15 on charges of accessory to larceny (12 counts) and possession of stolen property.
Further charges are expected to be brought against the three men by the Williston, Colchester and other police departments. Anybody with information is asked to contact Milton Police at 893-6171 or the Williston Police at 878-6611.
Police notes are written based on information provided by the Williston Police Department and the Vermont State Police. Please note that all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On March 7, the Williston Police Department, Williston Fire Department, Vermont State Police and State HAZ MAT Team investigated a suspicious package with an unknown powder at the Vermont Health Connect office on Hurricane Lane. The building was evacuated and the Williston Police have concluded that the item mailed to the office was “non-harmful generic prescription medication,” according to police reports. Earlier tests conducted by the state’s HazMat team accurately identified the substance as a “binding agent within the medication,” police said. Police determined the substance was not “intentionally introduced into the envelope” and no charges will be filed.
On March 7, Vermont State Police responded to an alarm at the Simon’s Convenience Store at 2 Barber Rd. in St. George. Upon arrival, police were met by Hinesburg Police who had arrived to assist and discovered a door that appeared to be forced open. A search of the building found no one inside and an inventory by the store manager determined that nothing was missing. Upon review of the store surveillance system, it was confirmed that at least one person had made entry into the building. Fingerprints were obtained from the door and are being sent to the state lab for analysis. Anyone with information should contact the Vermont State Police in Williston at 878-7111.
Driving under the influence
Charles H. Correll, 57, of Bristol was cited to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence on March 7, according to police reports. His blood alcohol concentration was .220, the report notes.
Russell ML Smith, 33, of Enosburg was cited on charges of retail theft and violation of conditions of release on March 5, according to police reports. Smith allegedly stole $199 worth of merchandise from an unnamed store, according to the report. He was lodged at Chittenden County Correctional Facility for lack of $750 bail, the report notes.
Driving with suspended license
–Kimberly A Chase, 51, of Essex Jct. was cited to appear in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license on March 4, according to police reports.
–Travis B. Guy, 46, of Worcester was cited on a charge of driving with a suspended license on March 4, according to police reports. No other information was released.
–Benjamin R. MacDonald, 29, of Burlington was cited to appear in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license on March 4, according to police reports.
–Sheena Marie Foley, 27, of Burlington was cited to appear in court on April 15 on a charge of driving with a suspended license-third offense on March 6, according to police reports.
–Justin C. Dumont, 34, of Milton was cited to appear in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license-second offense on March 6, according to police reports.