Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
News Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Newport Police Arrest Two Men Following Boat Break-In
NEWPORT, VERMONT — Police Chief Seth DiSanto reports that the Newport Police Department arrested two men after they allegedly broke into a boat late Saturday afternoon.
KEITH SYLVESTER, AGE 29, HOMELESS and JUSTIN ROY, AGE 23, OF NEWPORT were each arrested and charged with:
- Unlawful Mischief
- Resisting Arrest
On Saturday, Oct. 20, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Newport Police officers responded to a docked boat for a report of two unknown individuals on board. Upon arrival, officers boarded the boat and could hear the sound of glass breaking below deck. The officers subsequently located the two suspects, later identified as SYLVESTER and ROY, who allegedly began to flee when ordered to stop.
Both suspects attempted to jump off the boat in an effort to flee, but ROY fell into the water while officers apprehended SYLVESTER. Officers subsequently pulled ROY from the water and took him into custody as well.
Through an on-scene investigation, officers learned that the suspects had allegedly broken onto the boat to smoke marijuana, and ended up vandalizing the interior with a hammer while on board. Officers located a bag of marijuana floating in the lake near ROY and also seized a small amount of marijuana from SYLVESTER.
Upon further investigation, officers determined that several dishes, a surveillance camera and other items inside the boat with an estimated value over $1,000 were damaged.
Both individuals are currently being held on $5,000 bail pending their arraignment.