A spate of thefts and break-ins occurred in Charlotte this past weekend. According to Vermont State Police, the office of Treeworks on Hinesburg Road and two cars at the Charlotte Wildlife Refuge hiking access on Greenbush Road were broken into on Saturday and Sunday.
Through a press release, state police said that windows in two cars were smashed in the parking lot of the popular hiking area around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. “Two windows were smashed with an estimated value of $500-$600 in damages. A check book containing 25 checks was stolen out of one of the vehicles.”
The Treeworks office burglary alarm was activated Sunday, Sept. 8, just before midnight. In a press release, VSP wrote, “Upon Trooper’s arrival it was determined an entry door was forced open. The offender(s) were no longer on the property. At the time of this release, no property is reported stolen.”
This weekend’s break-ins follow a weekend overnight break-in at Spear’s Store on Spear St. and Hinesburg Rd. just over two weeks ago and three residential burglaries in East Charlotte this summer. Though a suspect was arrested and stolen merchandise found in a vehicle search, according to VSP Sergeant William Warner, no arrests have been made in those burglaries yet.
Anyone with information about any of these crimes or who remembers “seeing suspicious persons or vehicles in the area,” should contact Vermont State Police at (802) 878-7111, and “Troopers remind citizens to please not leave valuables in their vehicles while hiking or recreating this fall.”