Vermont State Police were notified Tuesday of stolen property removed from Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte. A wooden informational kiosk constructed by volunteers was cut at the base of the structure and stolen from the intersection of State Park Road and Mount Philo Road.
In a series of Front Porch Forum posts and emails to The Charlotte News, over a dozen Charlotters expressed their anger that the signs had been taken from their property and noted that removing them could be counterproductive.
The pineapple is commonly known as a sign of hospitality; last week, someone did a most unhospitable thing to the owner of the Inn at Charlotte.
Two vehicle thefts in Charlotte over the past week have Vermont State Police looking for more information from the public. One car was stolen from a driveway, and another was stolen from the parking lot at Point Bay Marina. In addition, a WaveRunner personal watercraft found floating in Lake Champlain near the site of the vehicle stolen from a residence could be connected to the crimes, and possibly indicates a three-crime spree from one person.
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.
With a $3,000 dollar reward on the table and tips to the police generating from Facebok and Craigslist, Vermont State Police continue their search for information relating to the theft of more than $10,000 worth of tools from the Charlotte Crossings construction site on Route 7. VSP believes the items were stolen between the evening of Tuesday, June 18 and the morning of Wednesday, June 19, when the theft was reported.