Reports from hiking accesses in Salisbury, Leicester, Ripton, Hancock and Killington
State Police have received multiple reports from victims of car break-ins at local hiking trailheads. Two victims have come forward from the Robert Frost Trailhead on Route 125 in Ripton, Vt., Saturday, Sept. 13, reporting multiple wallets, purses and cell phones had been taken. Out-of-state victims advised that they locked their vehicle and walked for approximately 45 minutes between 12:15 and 1 p.m. and returned to find a car window broken.
Similary break-ins occurred at the Falls of Lana and Silver Lake parkings lot in the town of Salisbury this past week. Items included 15 harmonicas, a pitch pipe and two headlamps, in addition to wallets.
State police also responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle and vandalism near the Killington gondola on US Route 4. Investigation revealed that at around 3:30 p.m., Shari Borzekowski parked near East Mountain Road, and she and her children wentfor a short walk. They returned to find the car window smashed. Her Haiku purse, brown with a green strap, was taken, along with all of its contents, which included items belonging to her young daughter. The value of items stolen was in excess of $300.
On Sunday, Sept. 14, state police responded to a number of complaints of thefts from vehicles parked in national forest access points along Route 125 in Hancock. Three reports came from Long Trail trainheads. In each case a rock was used to smash windows and steal items on the car seats.
On Monday, Sept. 15, more complaints were reported at Texas Falls in Hancock.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-773-9101.
Police would like to remind community members that leaving valuables in your vehicle is never a good idea. Patrols have been increased in the area during target hours and several investigations are underway.