By Ray Mikus, Green Means Go!
(Green Light Real Estate)
Well, it was bound to happen. There has been a spate of break-ins of vacant properties in the Montpelier area, with the crooks stealing copper piping. I still don't quite get how that's a profitable crime to commit, but, well, I guess I'm just inexperienced in stealing things. Single family homes and multi-family homes in Montpelier, Calais, and other towns have been the targets. The Montpelier Police Department has a suspect, and they are currently trying to determine if all, some, or none of the crimes can be attributed to this one suspect. Moral of the story: If you have a vacant building, make sure it's locked, and check in on it from time to time. You might want to let a neighbor know to keep a lookout for cars (or pickup trucks in this case) parked in front.