August 2, 2017

Man burglarizes cars at college

Police arrested a Poultney man on night of Sunday, Aug. 30 for breaking into cars on the campus of Green Mountain College.

On Sunday evening at around 11 p.m., troopers from the state police Rutland Barracks responded to a report from GMC security that a man was looking into cars on the college property.

Upon arrival, troopers located Scott Royce, age 42, of Poultney. Investigation revealed Royce had broken into a vehicle and taken items. Royce had also attempted to discard those items by hiding them under another car, when located by police. The property was recovered and returned to its owner.

Police also determined Royce had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, stemming from a previous driving with a suspended license charge. After being taken into custody and processed at the Castleton Police Department, Royce was lodged at Marble Valley Correction Center and was cited to appear at Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division to answer to charges of petit larceny and receiving stolen property.

The incident is the second burglary to occur within a month at GMC. On July 15, a Mendon woman was arrested for breaking into a building and stealing items.

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