On September 20, 2017

Police to leaf-peepers: Watch your valuables

As fall hiking and tourism season approaches, Vermont State Police are reminding citizens to refrain from leaving valuables in plain view inside their vehicles while enjoying the outdoors. This would include, purses, handbags, wallets, cash, iPhones, iPads, hiking equipment and other expensive items.

Continuing efforts begun earlier this year, troopers with the Williston Barracks will be patrolling Chittenden and Lamoille County town and state park hiking access points through the fall foliage tourism season, conducting foot patrols in the parking lots, and speaking to citizens in a community policing effort.

To this point in 2017 there have been 15 car break-ins reported to the Williston Barracks compared to 39 at the same time last year, with three occurring at town or state hiking access points. In 2016, 49 total car break-ins were reported to the Williston Barracks, with 25 occurring at hiking access points.

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Large turnout for Hartland school budget info session

May 23, 2024
By Curt Peterson The May 21 Hartland school budget information session may be the best-attended school board gathering in recent history — an estimated 40 people attended in person at Damon Hall in Hartland, and another 41 tuned in online. Hartland voters had already approved the $11,040,567 budget 320-311 on April 2. But a petition…

Slate Valley school district to hold fourth vote on district budget

May 22, 2024
In response to the results of the last vote on May 9, and valuable community feedback during the school board meeting on May 13, the Slate Valley Unified Union School District will hold its fourth vote in an attempt to pass the budget on May 30. It will be a revote on the third FY25…

Where is the road construction this week? 

May 22, 2024
The Agency of Transportation produces this weekly report of planned construction activities that will impact traffic on state highways and interstates throughout Vermont. Hartford: Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 24, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., multiple concrete mixers will be moving in and out of the project area at either end of the…

Superstar’s iconic spring skiing:a party, a community, a family, a pilgrimage

May 22, 2024
By Victoria Gaither For spring skiers, Killington’s Superstar is like honey to bees. Skiers come from all over to bump that one strip of trail that starts in November and ends in late May or June 1, when possible. A gathering of personalities hanging out at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, many occasionally popping up…