The Brattleboro Police Department has recently seen an uptick in larceny from motor vehicles most notably vehicles that are left unlocked at their residence.
BPD patrol officers continue to take reports and conduct initial investigations into the larcenies.
BPD reminds citizens to take steps to prevent burglaries and to report suspicious circumstances. Citizens are urged to call the police if they see something suspicious. The Brattleboro Police Department wants to remind the public that they are a full time agency and have officers available 24 hours a day to respond.
Citizens can take additional steps to prevent burglaries by locking doors and windows in their homes and vehicles. Garages, back doors, and basement bulkheads are often overlooked by homeowners but are common burglary access points. If you leave town, make arrangements to have your mail stopped and your newspapers picked up. A house that appears unoccupied is an attractive target for a burglar as well as unlocked vehicles.
Misbah Abdul-Kareem, 34, of Wilmington, VT
On 06/29/19, the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a residence on Frost Place for a report of a larceny from a motor vehicle. During the investigation, it was determined that Misbah A. Abdul-Kareem, 34, of Wilmington VT had entered a vehicle and stolen items. Abdul-Kareem was later located and arrested for larceny and also for violating his current conditions of release stemming from another case where he had stolen items from a a vehicle.
Abdul-Kareem was released with conditions and ordered to appear at Windham County Superior Court, Criminal Division on 07/01/19 to answer to these charges.
Douglas, James A. 28 of Brattleboro
On 9/26/18 at approximately 6:00 PM officers from the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a local business for a report of a theft. The complainant reported a male subject had stolen a donation box. The male subject fled from the establishment, breaking the box on the sidewalk outside, taking the money, and then continued away from the business where he was apprehended by witnesses.
The subject was identified on scene as a female, James Douglas 28 of Brattleboro. After Douglas was advised she was under arrest, and while being placed into handcuffs she pulled away from the officer and attempted to free herself from the officers hold. Douglas was then placed in police cruiser while the witnesses were being interviewed. During this time she escaped from the cruiser and fled the scene on foot.
Douglas was later located and taken back into custody. Douglas was issued conditions of release and held on lack of$1,000 bail. She was issued citation to appear at the Windham Superior Court, Criminal Division on 9/27/18 at 1230 hours.