Burglary on Pearl Street

Essex Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at Saunders Jewelers on 97 Pearl Street on March 9 at 12:50 a.m.

Police responded when the commercial burglary alarm was activated inside the jewelry store. A glass door had been smashed and a number of items had been stolen from the display cabinets.

Vermont State Police assisted with the use of Police K9.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Essex police at 878-8331.


Westford Burglary

The Allen Irish Road residence of Andrew Notte, of Westford, was burglarized on March 5. Two suspects are believed to parked on a roadway and entered the home between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Police ask that anyone who may have seen suspicious persons or vehicles in the area to call State Police at 878-7111.


Fugitive Arrested

On Mach 2 at 9:10 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to a complaint from a resident on Buck Hollow Road about Joshua Brissette, 30, of Essex.

Brissette had been at the residence prior to the complaint, had left and then returned to the residence. Upon returning he managed to get his vehicle stuck in the driveway. The resident claimed that there was an altercation with Brissette at the residence.

Before arriving to the scene police discovered that there was an active warrant for Brissette’s arrest for the following: Violation of Parole: Fugitive from Justice.

Brissette resisted arrest when Troopers attempted to take him into custody. Police determined that he might have been injured and based upon the initial complaint his injuries may have occurred during the altercation prior to the arrival of Troopers.

Brissette requested medical attention and Fairfax transported him to Northwestern Medical Center Emergency Department in St. Albans for further evaluation. During his stay at the medical facility Brissette attempted to flee, but was quickly taken into custody by Troopers.

He was scheduled to appear in Franklin Superior Court – Criminal Division on March 4. He was lodged at Northwest State Correctional Facility and his bail was set for $5,000.