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Two Proctor women accused of retail theft


Recovered merchandise was valued at over $1,200
WESTON - On Nov. 30, at approx. 5 p.m., members of the Vermont State Police from the Rutland Barracks were issued a BOL (Be On the Lookout) for a truck bearing Vermont registration: 138A551 leaving the area of Vermont Route 100 in the Town of Weston. The vehicle was reported to possibly be traveling to the Proctor area. Troopers were advised the vehicle was occupied by two females that had just been involved in a retail theft from the Vermont Country Store in the Town of Weston and were still in possession of stolen merchandise.
Troopers traveling on Vermont Route 103 in the Village of Cuttingsville observed a truck matching the description headed north into the village. The vehicle was positively identified by the registration plate and subsequently Troopers conducted a motor vehicle stop.
Troopers identified the operator of the motor vehicle as Bonnie Kinley (Elrick) age 45, and the passenger as Linda Holzworth age 52, both from Proctor, Vt.
During the roadside investigation, Troopers from the Rockingham Barracks were able to tell the Rutland Troopers that the two females occupants, Kinley (Elrick) and Holzworth, were confronted by the on-duty staff of the Vermont Country Store for suspicion of a retail theft. They gave back two bags of merchandise, but left with more merchandise in their possession.
Troopers were granted consent to search the vehicle for the stolen property. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of multiple bags from the Vermont Country Store. Kinley (Elrick) and Holzworth were taken into custody for possession of stolen property and transported to the State Police Barracks in Rutland for processing. Kinley (Elrick) and Holzworth were released on citations to appear at the Rutland Superior Court (Criminal Division) at a later date and time. The value of the merchandise recovered was valued at approximately $1,200, but that value does not include the two bags that were recovered by the Vermont Country Store staff.