Bellows Falls man charged with two-year's-worth of burglaries across southern Vermont


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Eric Francis

Police say additional charges possible as investigations continue

BELLOWS FALLS -  A resident of Bellows Falls is facing 39 counts of burglary as the result of an investigation that stretches back to May of 2015, state police announced Wednesday.

    Travis Despain, 27, was given a citation to appear on October 23rd at the Windham County criminal court in Brattleboro to answer the 39 burglary charges as well as 34 counts of unlawful mischief and 26 counts of larceny.

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    Vermont State Police Sgt. Ryan Wood said the break-ins Despain has been charged with took place between May, 2015 and April, 2017 in the towns of Londonderry, South Londonderry, Weston, Windham, Jamaica and Andover and involved businesses, schools, churches, town offices and both primary residences and second homes.

    State police troopers and detectives as well as officers from the Winhall Police Department worked on the individual burglary investigations over the course of several years during which time Despain allegedly stole an estimated $35,000 worth of personal belongings and merchandise and caused approximately $5,300 in property damage, Sgt. Wood reported.

    Police issued a list of known victims (see below) and are continuing to attempt to notify them of Despain's arrest.  Any victims or other civilians with additional information in regards to these incidents are being encouraged to contact Sgt. Ryan Wood at the Westminster Barracks at (802) 722-4600. 

Case & Victim List:

Case: 15D101342

Date: 5/3/15

Location: VT RT 100, Londonderry 

Victim: The New American Grill

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101516 

Date: 5/17/15

Location: VT RT 100, Londonderry

Victim: The New American Grill

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101611

Date: 5/24/15

Location: VT RT 100, Londonderry

Victim: The Londonderry Hardware Store

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101697

Date: 6/1/15

Location: Main Street, Londonderry

Victim: US Post Office

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15D101700

Date: 6/1/15

Location: Main Street, Weston

Victim: Vermont Country Store

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101710

Date: 6/1/15

Location: VT RT 100

Victim: The Londonderry Hardware Store

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15WH01347

Date: 5/31/15

Location: Old Lane Road, Winhall

Victim: N/A 

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief 

 

Case: 15WH001386 

Date: 6/1/15 

Location: Lake Road, Winhall

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15WH001387 

Date: 6/1/15

Location: Lake Road, Winhall

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15WH001390

Date: 6/2/15

Location: Old Lane Road, Winhall

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15WH001391

Date: 6/2/15

Location: Old Lane Road, Winhall

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15WH001396

Date: 6/3/15

Location: Smith Meadow Road, Winhall

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15D101712 

Date: 6/1/15

Location: Smith Haven Lane, South Londonderry

Victim: Brown Enterprise

Offense: Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101733

Date: 6/3/15

Location: No Name Road, South Londonderry

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101763

Date: 6/5/15

Location: Hobart Road, Londonderry

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101778

Date: 6/7/15

Location: Middletown Road, Londonderry

Victim: Milk House Farm

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101790

Date: 6/8/18

Location: VT RT 100

Victim: Sigda Lumber

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D101835

Date: 6/9/15

Location: Hells Peak, Londonderry

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103044

Date: 9/30/15

Location: Windham Hill Road, Windham

Victim: Windham Elementary School

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103062

Date: 10/2/15

Location: Windham Hill Road, Windham

Victim: Windham Town Hall

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15D103099

Date: 10/06/15

Location: Old School Street, Londonderry

Victim: South Londonderry Town Hall

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D202688

Date: 10/10/15

Location: VT RT 30, Jamaica

Victim: Fran's Kitchen

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D202689

Date: 10/10/15

Location: VT RT 30, Jamaica

Victim: Meulman's Craft Drafts

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103166

Date: 10/12/15

Location: VT RT 11, Londonderry

Victim: Floodbrook Elementary Schools

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103173

Date: 10/13/15

Location: Windham Hill Road, Windham

Victim: Windham Elementary School

Offense: Burglary, Larceny

 

Case: 15WH002521

Date: 10/13/15

Location: School Road, Windham

Victim: Mountain School

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103181

Date: 10/15/15

Location: VT RT 11, Londonderry

Victim: Cowles Garden Center

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15D103184

Date: 10/15/15

Location: Weston-Andover Road, Andover

Victim: Town of Andover, Town Office

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15D103186

Date: 10/15/15

Location: Lawrence Hill Road, Weston

Victim: Town of Weston, Town Clerk's Office

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 15D103191

Date: 10/15/15

Location: Lawrence Road, Weston

Victim: Town of Weston, Town Library

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103192

Date: 10/15/15

Location: Hearthstone Lane, South Londonderry

Victim: Green Mountain Veterinary Hospital

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103586

Date: 11/30/15

Location: Old School Street, South Londonderry

Victim: Town of South Londonderry, Town Hall

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103604

Date: 12/2/15

Location: North Main Street, Londonderry

Victim: Napa Auto Parts

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 15D103605

Date: 12/2/15

Location: North Main Street, Londonderry

Victim: Londonderry Congregational Church

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 17B100499

Date: 1/25/17

Location: VT RT 11, Londonderry

Victim: Derry Salon

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief

 

Case: 17B100580

Date: 1/30/17

Location: Magic Mountain Access Road, Londonderry

Victim: Magic Mountain Ski Area

Offense: Burglary, Larceny

 

Case: 15B100732

Date: 2/8/17

Location: VT RT 11, Peru

Victim: Bromley Market

Offense: Burglary x2, Larceny

 

Case: 17B100730

Date: 2/8/17

Location: North Main Street, Londonderry

Victim: Jelley's Deli

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

Case: 17B102003

Date: 4/3/17

Location: Hells Peak, Londonderry 

Victim: N/A

Offense: Burglary, Unlawful Mischief, Larceny

 

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