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Category Archives: Neighborhood Watch

Break-ins in Brattleboro; Morrisville teens stealing from parked cars

“Break-in on Forest Street in the AM. Also, break-in on Acorn Lane sometime between 8:30 AM and 4 PM. Door jimmied and lots of cash stolen, as well as jewelry.”
• Scott, Brattleboro Front Porch Forum

“My husband and I were awaken Friday night to 2 juvenile males entering our cars. They grabbed wallets, check book and a few other worthless items. The police responded immediately and were lucky enough to track them down. All of our items were returned. The teens live right across from Joe’s Pond Road in Morrisville and wondered down to our neighborhood, about 1.5 miles away. I am sure we are not the only house they were attempting to steal from. We have learned our lesson to never leave our doors unlocked. If you live in this area and noticed anything missing Saturday you may want to contact the PD.”
• Jessica, Morrisville FPF


Stolen sign returned after thief called out on Cabot FPF

Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 1.46.57 AM“Looking for information about who stole the real estate sign off my property listing on Rt 232 in Marshfield just as you turn up the Groton State Forest Rd… I will offer a reward to whomever returns it to my office on Main St in Cabot. These are expensive to replace so I appreciate any help. You can also call me to pick it up if you know where it is.”
• Beth, Cabot FPF

“Thank you to the mystery caller who let me know my sign would be replaced today and it has been seen back where it belongs! Thank you for restoring my faith, sir, and thanks to Front Porch Forum!”
• Beth, Cabot FPF, next day after first posting


Duck-knapping in Weybridge; break-in in Westford; barn burglary in Warren

“Within the past week, I had 5 pet ducks stolen from a fenced-in pen, and my neighbor had building material stolen from the back of his truck. These occured on Quaker Village Rd. Both items stolen were within 40 feet of our houses. They occurred on different nights between 9pm and 6am. I have a game recording video which I’ve sent for enhancement. We will find you thugs.”
• Mark, Weybridge Front Porch Forum

“My neighbor told us today that someone broke into their home and stole a few items. They wanted the rest of their neighbors on Woods Hollow Road to be on the look-out and let the state police know if you see something happening. They would have let us know themselves, but their internet device was stolen too.”
• Julie, Westford FPF

“Hi neighbors… just wanted to let everyone know that our barn was broken into… in broad daylight mid-day. They took a lot of valueable tools, air compressor, generator and many more items… We live on Rt 100 and our house is right next to the road. These thieves are very brave, but they won’t get back into our barn, but just to let everyone know that these thieves are brave.”
• Karen, Warren FPF


Cat shot in Warren front yard… Seeking leads

“We are in search of the person who shot our neighbors’ cat on our front lawn. Our 12-year-old son found the cat. We are sad for our neighbors’ loss and we hope that the person responsible feels some remorse and sees this message. They were shooting towards our home, which has 2 young boys in it. If anyone has any information about this crime we hope you will come forward.”
• Joanna, Mad River Valley Front Porch Forum


Purse snatching in St. Albans

“My wife walked home tonight and showed up with skinned knees and a a huge red mark on her neck from her purse strap. A man on a bicycle rode up behind her and tried to take her purse off her neck. Dragging her to the ground. Thankfully she wears it across her shoulder opposite side. This happened on Main St. by Citizens Bank. Just thought all my neighbors should know. Please be careful!”
• Dustin, Saint Albans Front Porch Forum


Mailbox vandalism in Middlesex

Disappointing news on the Middlesex Front Porch Forum this week…

“Did anyone else notice smashed mailboxes on Center Rd? Ours was hit and it looked like more were hit as I went down the road.”
• Cindy

“Our mailbox was damaged last night as was others on West Hill Road. Mailboxes on Marcy Road also appear to be have been targeted.”
• Ira

“Our mailbox was also hit here on west hill rd and I noticed another one on story rd. It has a blue mark on it so whatever they were using was blue.”
• Nichole

“Almost every mailbox was hit on Macey Rd! My mailbox was particularly hurting.”
• Hal

“I think our mailbox was vandalized Thursday night. It was fine on Thursday, but Friday morning it has a big dent and the door won’t shut. Hard to understand why someone would do this.”
• Scottie

“I was disgusted thus morning to see the amount of damage done to our neighborhood mailboxes. Alot of them destroyed. This is beyond the damage that has been done in the past. I truly hope those that had severe damage done have called the police. This is not acceptable… I know I will be watching even more closely. Also I saw a bear acouple nights ago on my lawn.. becareful everyone.”
• Kathie

“Our mailbox was also hit here on west hill rd. on Thursday night. The impact mark was rounded. I would guess it was a baseball bat.”
• Harold

“We noticed our mailbox was bent and the door wouldn’t shut Friday am, too. Any follow up to the rest of the roads with this vandalism? Thanks.”
• Linda

“Shady Rill across from French road was hit this weekend as well.”
• Zara


More parked-car vandalism in Burlington

Neighbors – The windows in my son’s car were shot out with a pellet gun a couple weeks ago.  It’s been a tremendous burden… both financially and wondering when the vandals will strike again. I have friends that have been hit on DeForest, South Cove, Foster and Robinson, so they’re all over the place. My neighbors down the street had their motorbikes shoved over violently, causing damage to all three… completely and utterly senseless. Don’t park you vehicles on the street if you don’t have to, and keep a look out!”
• Tony, a Burlington neighborhood Front Porch Forum


Bear and bird sightings abound on Front Porch Forum

People are reporting bear sightings to their neighbors via their local Front Porch Forum all across Vermont this week… ’tis the season.

Also, lots of bird sightings are being shared too, including… Indigo Bunting, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Scarlett Tanager, and a pair of Barred Owlets being fed by mom and dad.

Post your sightings on your local FrontPorchForum.com so your neighbors can be aware.


Car vandalism in Burlington’s South End

Seeing more postings like this lately in Burlington’s South End…

“Today a car that was parked in front of our house had the street side windows busted out. It appeared the person who did this drive by and maybe used a BB gun. Nothing was stolen out of the car. So it appears it was a malicious act and not for financial gain.”
• Andrew, Hill Section Front Porch Forum


Robberies in West Brattleboro

“During the past weeks, several thefts have occurred in West Brattleboro. A purse was stolen from a truck on Meadowbrook. And an iPhone was stolen from a car at another address. A resident on Pleasant Valley Road also reported seeing a car parked in front of his house “sizing it up.” When the owner came outside, the car rapidly departed. Please lock your cars and homes and report thefts or suspicious activity to the police. Thank you.”
• Valerie, Brattleboro Front Porch Forum