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Friday, February 3, 2023

Burlington man charged with stealing from several vehicles, using stolen credit card

JERICHO — A 39-year-old man from Burlington was arrested following an incident in Jericho yesterday.

Police say that they were receiving phone calls regarding items that had been stolen from vehicles during the overnight hours.

An investigation showed that there had been at least four victims in the Jericho area and later investigation showed one victim in the South Burlington area.

While gathering information it was found that one of the stolen credit cards had been used to rent a hotel room in Burlington.

The Burlington Police Department went to the hotel and located Mike Thompson staying in a room under one of the victims’ names.

Thompson was taken into custody by Burlington Police and state police went to the scene, recovering many of the stolen items from the hotel room.

He was transported to the Burlington Police Department for processing and was released on a citation to appear in court to answer to the charges of Identity theft, possession of stolen property, and larceny from a motor vehicle.

State police are asking anyone that may have been a victim of the overnight thefts, or who may have witnessed them, to call the Williston barracks.

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