Newport Police Arrest Local Woman Following Break-In, Property Damage

Newport Police Department
Chief Seth C. DiSanto
222 Main St.
Newport VT 05855

newport-vt-patchFor Immediate Release

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

News Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Phone: 617-993-0003
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Newport Police Arrest Local Woman Following Break-In, Property Damage

Newport Police have charged JENNIFER FOSTER, 42, OF NEWPORT with Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Mischief, False Reports to Law Enforcement and Disorderly Conduct. (Courtesy Photo Newport Police)

NEWPORT, Vermont — Lt. Travis Bingham reports that the Newport Police Department arrested a woman Monday night following a break-in.

JENNIFER FOSTER, 42, OF NEWPORT has been charged with:

  • Burglary
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Unlawful Mischief
  • False Reports to Law Enforcement
  • Disorderly Conduct

At approximately 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, police responded to a report from a Lake Road resident that a woman, later identified as FOSTER, had come to his door with blood on her hands. She allegedly left when the resident stated that he would be calling the police.

After an investigation, police learned that FOSTER had broken into another man’s West Main Street residence directly behind the reporting party’s home before she approached the reporting party’s door with injured hands, and had damaged various furniture, including a bedside table, door and shelves inside the West Main Street home. Police believe it was in damaging the furniture the woman sustained injuries to her hands.

After leaving the reporting party’s home, FOSTER returned to the victim’s home, where officers found her not long after arriving on West Main Street.

The resident of the home indicated that FOSTER did not have permission to be inside the home, and that he had not been home for several hours. Police confirmed that the man had not been in the area until very recently, although FOSTER claimed in a statement to police that the man had injured her hands and stolen her cellphone. Officers determined that information to be false.

When police began to place FOSTER under arrest, she resisted by throwing an object at an officer and initially refused to be handcuffed before officers successfully restrained her and took her into custody.

FOSTER is being held pending release to a responsible adult approved by the Orleans County District Court, and was scheduled to be arraigned at the court on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.