By Eric Francis, Standard Correspondent
HARTLAND — A landscaping trailer has been stolen during a burglary at the end of a remote dirt road in Hartland and Vermont State Police are asking citizens both for information and to “remain vigilant” against further incursions.
The burglar or burglars kicked in a side door to a garage on property belonging to Peter Gordon at the end of Tinkham Hill Road, which branches off of Rice Road south of Hartland Four Corners not far from the Windsor town line.
Gordon discovered the break-in around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday went he went to check on the property.
The thief or thieves took some tools from the garage and drove off with an 8-foot-by-20-foot landscaping trailer with Vermont registration plate AHW593.
Burglaries, while a serious problem across the state in recent years, had been somewhat rare in the local area over the past few months.
Police have asked residents to be curious about vehicles that seem unusual or out of place, especially during daylight hours when most burglaries now occur, and to take the time to jot down colors, descriptions, and especially license plates if a vehicle might be suspect.
Local police agencies and the Vermont State Police now have Facebook pages where information can be passed along and anonymous tips can be submitted to the state police by texting CRIMES (274637) to Keyword VTIPS.