There has been a series of robberies on River Road. My neighbor
shared with me some of the details after her break in this
Along with numerous belongings that were taken, a woman's foot
prints were found in the snow near her house. I find this very
alarming, since on Christmas day, my son also shared his concern of
women's foot prints in the snow, right up to the windows. Now I
hear of another neighbor, where at his home, the intruder smashed
things, which doesn't add value to anyone.
My house has not yet been broken into, but I am concerned that
the Killington Community is stagnating with unresolved
The insight I have into this situation is from personal
experience. I was spooked as a child, when our home in Connecticut
was robbed and the thief had taken a pillow case off of my bed, to
use to carry things out. I couldn't sleep in my bed for weeks.
In high school, I wrote a paper on Charles Manson, to try to
figure out why people steal or hurt people. I found out that small
crimes turn into bigger crimes, because poor behavior isn't
corrected or sought by family, friends or community during the more
"harmless" stages such as substance abuse, shop lifting or
The South End News, in Boston, has a police log that serves my
community. Could the Mountain Times start such a log of community
information? No reason for the same thing to happen again and
Anne Kirby, Killington, Vt.