POULTNEY—State police have charged a Mendon woman with burglarizing a building at Green Mountain College. Police said they went to the college at 4 a.m. on July 15, after campus security advised them they had detained a woman they suspected had committed a burglary on the campus. Police identified the woman as Hilary Dernier, age 29, of Mendon; however, she initially gave a false name. Security told police they had observed Dernier acting suspiciously in the area of a building that had been burglarized earlier that week. Security also told police they also found Dernier to be in possession of a tool they said was used to access the building. She was also in possession of items reported stolen by the college.
Dernier was charged with burglary, making or having burglary tools, false reports to law enforcement authorities and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Dernier was held at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail. She was slated to be arraigned on July 17 at Rutland County Superior Court.