Vermont State Police say a Springfield woman used money from burglaries to support her heroin habit. Vermont State Police with the cooperation of the Bellows Falls and Brattleboro Police Departments and the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, Chelsea Ovaitte was arrested on Tuesday, for multiple burglaries between Putney and Brattleboro VT last month. Most of the burglaries committed were in the Westminster, Brattleboro and Putney area and mostly involved businesses near or on US Route 5. Police say a significant amount of money from the burglaries was used to support Ovaitte’s heroin addiction.
An investigation revealed that Ovaitte committed these burglaries with her boyfriend, Jacob Mcallister to also supported his heroin addiction. Mcallister was unable to be located yesterday and a warrant will be sought for his arrest.
Bail was set at $2500.00 for Ovaitte who was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield pending her arraignment in Windham District Court on Thursday.
Anyone with information as to Mcallister’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Corporal Brian Berry at the Westminster State Police Barracks at (802) 722-4663.